Be Proud of who YOU are*

If this life we are faced with many challenges. Some of them we ignore. Some of them we can not. We do our best to maintain our dignity and self respect when we deal with the issues we are facing. We make a choice. We move ahead. We wait and see what happens. Sometimes we are criticized.
Sometimes we are applauded. Before you make a choice, really stop and think what will happen to others when you do. Think of others and not just yourself. When you do so, YOU will succeed. Always be PROUD of your decisions. Stand tall. Keep your SELF RESPECT and DIGNITY first. ALWAYS!

Believe in Yourself;
Luisa Doraz

GOLFING FUN*

A man staggers into an emergency room with a concussion, multiple bruises, two black eyes and a five iron wrapped tightly around his throat.

Naturally,the doctor asks him what happened.

“Well, it was like this,” said the man. “I was having a quiet round of golf with my wife, when at a difficult hole, we both sliced our balls into a pasture of cows.”

“We went to look for them, and while I was rooting around noticed one of the cows had something white at its rear end. I walked over and lifted up the tail, and sure enough, there was a golf ball with my wife’s monogram on it– stuck right in the middle of the cow’s butt.”

“That’s when I made my big mistake.”

“What did you do?” asks the doctor.

“Well, I lifted the cow’s tail again and yelled to my wife, Hey, this looks like yours!”

“I don’t remember much after that”!

LAUGH! HAVE FUN IN LIFE! SMILE!

Take care of yourself each new day…Do You?

For many of us it takes an unhappy event to make us “open our eyes.” Some of us seem to think that everything is going to be fine and nothing is going to happen. I am sure many of you can relate to this or have many you know that feel this way. Well, in my opinion…I say take care of yourself each new day you are given. Eat a diet that covers all of the food groups you learned about in school..not just a few of them. Get exercise by moving and doing what you love to do instead of hate to do. Just move. Talk and spend time with your family and friends. Do not just figure they will be there when you want them to be. Pay attention to the world and what is around you. Stop taking things for granted. Each of you have many things that make you sad. Do not focus on them. Stay focused on the good in your life and the positive will happen. Always focus on what can be done, not what is already done. Focus on the fact that you are alive. Focus on the facts, not the unknown. Life can be hard. Life can be a challenge. Life can be lived in unity. Life can be acheived. Just believe in yourself. Stay healthy and well. If you need help, get it. Do not wait. Just do.

I have a brother who suffered a massive stroke on Father’s Day. He is 50 years old. I can not express to you any details out of respect for the family. I can express to you that I KNOW personally that what I just wrote is true.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz.

A message for ALL who celebrate Father’s Day…….

For all the hours of love and dedication to your family….thank you
For realizing the gift of fatherhood….thank you
For your continued inspiration and support to your children….thank you
May you embrace the energy forever

Believe in yourself;
Luisa Doraz

Listen to your body….it speaks

I am always amazed at what I find when I am listening to what my body is trying to tell me.

Sometimes I really do not want to hear it, but I end up regretting that decision!

I am sure there have been times where you KNOW you should not pick up that HEAVY box, but you do it anyways.  The pride factor kicks in.

That evening you are just sitting around in disgust because you did not listen to your body speak!

Does any of this make sense to you?

I can list hundreds of times I should have listened!

Now, what I do is meditate and do some yoga.

It really helps me stay focused on ME and what I am feeling and thinking.

When I do this, my body is happier.

I walk different.

I move different.

I kind of DANCE around!

Try it out.

Hope it works.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just Smiling…..

Maya Angelou said this:
‘I’ve learned that no matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.’

‘I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he/she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights.’

‘I’ve learned that regardless of your relationship with your parents, you’ll miss them when they’re gone from your life.’

‘I’ve learned that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life..’

‘I’ve learned that life sometimes gives you a second chance.’

‘I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back…’

‘I’ve learned that whenever I decide something with an open heart, I usually make the right decision.’

‘I’ve learned that even when I have pains, I don’t have to be one.’

‘I’ve learned that every day you should reach out and touch someone. People love a warm hug, or just a friendly pat on the back…’

‘I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn…’

‘I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.’

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just talking…..

I am just being lazy today. I am exhausted from all of the activities of Thanksgiving. I was not even going to attempt shopping today. Did you?

I am just going to wait this year with gift buying. I have a few ideas, but I am not ready to take the leap. There are so many stores out there with deals, I am sure I will have no problem if I wait. What are you planning to do about shopping for gifts?

I really like to get into the spirit of this time of year. To me, it is a magical time. I wish it stayed the same way all year long, don’t you?

I am blessed to be in good health. I am blessed to have my family at home. I am blessed in many ways that I do not take for granted. Do you feel you need more blessings or do you have enough?

I will be stopping in every now and then. I am sure I will smile when I visit your blogs. Have fun with blogging. Have fun with life. It is meant to be lived.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Pace…Peace…

I feel it is time..once again…to return to my place of peace. I need to find the time to concentrate on my personal growth, both mentally and spiritually.I will only keep positive thoughts of you all in my quest. I wish you all the abliity to make peace within your souls and find the true path of happiness in this life.

I have decided to focus on individuals who will bring positive energy to this world. I will focus on strength. Beliefs. Values. Ethics. Commitment. Dignity. Self-Respect. Truthfulness. Unity. World peace.

I am not pleased with politics. I am more of a business woman. I believe in getting things done. I believe in being consistent and empathetic.I believe you should be made proud of what you accomplish. I believe we should all believe we can accomplish. My parents came to America from Italy. They were proud to become citizens and start contributing to this great nation. They raised us to believe we could do anything with hard work and truth. They did not ask for any help, they did it with the support of family and friends. They taught us to be proud of what we do and what we have.

I am sure I will be back. Until then, stay happy and healthy. I am sure I will be by to check on you all. Have fun blogging.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Image Hosted by ImageShack.usI know of your existence…
Cause you greet me with your words…
They bring me smiles…
They bring me laughter…
They bring me hope of peace in this world…

I am fortunate to be able…
To enter your world for a while…
That brings me smiles…
That brings me laughter…
That brings me hope of peace in this world…

I can feel the sorrow of some of you…
By the sadness in your words…
What can I do to bring you a smile…
What can I do to bring you laughter…
What can I do to make you feel at peace with this world…

I will start by telling you all…
I AM THINKING OF YOU
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MAKE IT A PEACEFUL DAY
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Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Quote with a question for you…..

We create our own misery and unhappiness. The purpose of suffering is to make us understand we are the ones who cause it.

Willie Nelson

What do you think about that???

Birthday Fun……

Yes, that is me. My friends Fran and Jennifer surprised me with this outfit. Too cool. I kept it on at the restaurant and had no problem showing it off to the others. lol I had such a great time.We spent the whole time laughing and sharing stories. We had such delicious meals. Afterwards, we went shopping! Yes, we bought shoes! lol I just love my friends. I love the greatest gift of all…the gift of time. So precious. So wonderful. Hope you all have a great time this weekend. My hubby and I are going on a quick trip. Stay well and happy.