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One way that I keep my sanity is by concluding that life is all about choices. From the day we are born, we have support and guidance. We are taught what is right and what is just plain wrong. We know what we should be doing, but we’d rather be doing the opposite…for whatever reason. We seem to justify our actions, even though we know that the actions are the wrong ones. We all have choices in life. Plain and simple. Some of us are luckier than others. Our backgrounds may differ alot. When my parents came over from Italy, they had to start all over again. They struggled. They had support. They had determination. They had faith. They valued the gifts they did have, and did not dwell on those gifts they did not have. I grew up adjusting with the times. I grew up with my eyes open. I grew up with a determination to succeed. I valued my personal growth. I wanted to be as balanced as possible. I felt only then that I could take on the world….with a smile, of course. So, that is what I do everyday. That is just one way that I stay sane. We all have to come up with ways to cope in life. Never give up. Never dwell on the negatives. Always do your best to turn the negatives into a positive. I want everyone to believe in themselves. Do the best, with a smile and with all your heart. Then, you can be proud and stand tall. Then you can be more accepting of others. I hope you are all doing well. I am working as fast as possible, believe me. lol

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz


41 Responses

  1. Yes I will remember to laugh all day long… :):)

  2. Great post Doraz. Choices, I’m glad you chose to write this and I’m glad I chose to read it. May all the rest of our choices be as blessed.

  3. I feel I know you from reading this post. Pleased indeed to know you better Doraz. You are the person people call on for strength when they are down, an up person willing to give a hand to the sinking soul, yet not one to allow a friend to wallow in self pity. The salt of the earth kind of woman. Thanks for sharing.

    • Carol…you are tooo kind. I am smiling at your nice comment. 🙂 I do love the world and want everyone in it to be happy and share their smiles. 🙂 I will always appreciate all the help I can get from my friends…so, you can help me spread the love. OK? 🙂

  4. Excellent advice Doraz, thank you!

  5. You always keep reminding us to be positive . Thank you

    • People need love.
      On every occasion.
      Smile when you have the chance.
      Ignore all of the negative around you.
      Take every positive path you have available to you.
      Ignore the comments that bring you down.
      Vent your frustrations to friends and family.
      Enjoy your Simmer LVISS.
      🙂 🙂 🙂

  6. Lovely post Doraz thank you for sharing is powerful thoughts with us. You are what I call an “ALL AROUND GAL.” What I mean by this is God bless you greatly with everything it takes to be serious, or just plain funny, and to always uplift other’s spirits with every thing you say and do. I simply love you my special friend.

  7. Glad to see you act like an angel,
    always smiling, always being positive.

  8. I enjoyed the post Doraz. It was also nice to hear about your family. I hope your getting lots done. I have a big project to do to going thru a lot of boxes and cleaning and organising the spare room. One box at a time. ;+)

    • Yes…one box at a time. One paper at a time. One receipt at a time. Five cookies at a time. lol Ooops, sorry…I slipped. lol 🙂 Hope all is well with your cleaning. 🙂

  9. Well said, Doraz… we have this tendency to dwell over the negative stuff way too often…time to change that 🙂
    Starting now!!
    Thanks for this lovely message..
    Yes..we are very well.. and hope the same’s with you too…
    Have a funnnnnn weekend1! 😀 😀 😀

    • Kavita…I am sending you a whole bunch of positive energy to help spread around the world. 🙂 You take all you want first. 🙂 Glad you are having a great summer. 🙂

  10. smiling is good for everyone, and I always smile when I visit you xxx

  11. This is a wonderful post Luisa, so well said….I thank you for this. I hope the same for you ALWAYS!!!! Enjoy a blissful weekend xxxxx

  12. Your words are always the best way to end my day…I hold the thoughts close to me during the day!

  13. I grew up with my eyes open, I grew up with determination to succeed….I adore these words….they are so strong and speak so well of who you are and have become, inspiring all of us to join you in this positive view of living. Awesome! Thank you, Luisa! Your are the best 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 :):) You made me smile at least 7 times. Heartspell

  14. I like these motivational post you write.
    Keep smiling yourself. llol

  15. Today its like you had front row seat into my heart, i needed this post D and i know i have said this before but you are part of my strength source. I have never met you and probably will never but you give me joy and today i am having such a bad illness day but i will keep believing in God and in myself,thats a choice i made long ago and am sticking to it.. Thank you, I love you

  16. Very encouraging post Louisa. I always try to keep a happy positive attitude even when things are going crappy

  17. Thank Doraz, and thanks Gods to let me know you!
    I always feel happy when reading your posts, your comments…
    Send my best wishes to you and your family!
    Love and hug!

  18. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again! You have GOT to be one of the sweetest people on the planet. This is such a dear post. Thank You! Big Hugs and Cheers and Namaste. 🙂

    • This is a crazy planet we live on. I am happy to share it with all of the others. lol 🙂 I can be silly. I can be nice. I can be ?????. lol 🙂 Stay happy. Thank you for those hugs. Sending some out to ya from CA. 🙂

  19. at the end the choice is ours, what shall we keep. 🙂
    lovely post.

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