New Years Resolution in progress

Well, every new year we all seem to make resolutions that we start out strong with and then they manage to fade out. I made a different one this year that I believe will be simple to do. Every morning I walk into my closet to decide what to wear, I always grab the same stuff! I have years of clothes accumulated in my closet, but I ALWAYS manage to reach for those same pants, top, etc. that I have been wearing for days! I decided to push myself to change this! Every day NOW I will pick out something different! My hubby is going to help me with this. He said he would tell me if he notices I am going back to my old habit. ( He also knows if he says the wrong thing, I will explode! LOL)
So far this year, I have been right on track. I will make it a habit to post some of my photos more often. They SHOULD show me in different clothes!

Just wondering, what is your resolution for 2017?

I have been really busy writing away as a Master Editor for my friends at Everipedia.com. Have you created your page yet? What are you waiting for? Come on over! If you want a page, just ask! 🙂

Believe in Yourself;
Luisa Doraz

Peaceful SMILES

 

MY WISH IS THAT YOU ALWAYS SEE THE SMILES IN THE EYES OF THE PEOPLE YOU MEET, NOT THE HATRED.

MY WISH IS THAT YOU ACCEPT THOSE PEOPLE FOR WHOM THEY ARE, NOT FOR WHOM YOU WANT THEM TO BE.

MY WISH IS THAT YOU EMPATHIZE WITH WHAT THEY ARE GOING THROUGH IN LIFE, AND OFFER YOUR COMPASSION TO EASE THE PAIN.

PLEASE HELP MY WISH TO BE SOMETHING I WILL SEE WITH MY EYES WHEN I LOOK IN MY SURROUNDINGS.

PLEASE DO NOT LET IT CONTINUE TO BE THE NIGHTMARES THAT  ONLY EXPRESS  ONES HATRED.

MAY YOU ALL HAVE MANY PEACEFUL SMILES…ALWAYS.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

A First for ME

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Well, you have to believe me when I say that is actually me out there you see in the water. What am I doing? Well, my second son bought a KAYAK, with all of the gear. He insisted that I try it out! I could not leave until I did! I have to admit, I was a bit on the hesitant side. I would have rather had on my bathing suit instead of my new clothes I just got! I could see that my son REALLY wanted to see what would happen, so I did it! I am now hooked. I adjusted quickly to the balance issue. I got accustomed to getting wet! I sat in a puddle of water the whole time, put my pants finally dried! Once I got into the groove of kayaking, I did not want to stop! So, I guess I did learn that YOU CAN teach an old dog new tricks! lol Have fun!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

A Day in Ventura at the beach……..

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Like my new shades? Looking good or should I trade them in? lol I had a relaxing day at the beach in Ventura. I walked up and down Main Street. Lots of shops ranging from thrift stores, antiques, and crazy gadgets. There sure were a lot of surfers out! I love watching them hit the waves. I got to eat at a delicious Irish Pub. The atmosphere was very friendly and inviting.I also took a look at the Ventura Mission. There you can find some samples of the way of life back in the day. I loved it!I have a feeling I will be spending a lot of time in Ventura this summer. I also love going to their RV parks. I guess I had better get in shape! I have starting walking every day now for a minimum of 20-30 minutes. I also do some yoga and light weights. I do not belong to a gym. I find it more relaxing to do it in the comfort of my home. Hope you are all planning on having a nice week. I need you all to send some prayers out to my mom. She is having a heart angiogram on Tuesday. Thank you for your support.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Mother Teresa’s Anyway Poem…..

People are often unreasonable, illogical, centered; Forgive them anyway.

If you are kind, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.

If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway.

What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway.

If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway.

The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway.

Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough; Give the world the best you’ve got anyway.

You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and your God; It was never between you and them anyway.

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My brother shared this poem with us all on Christmas Day. I LOVED it and wanted to share it with all of you. Stay well and happy.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just staying calm…..

I decided to stay calm and not get stressed out with shopping for gifts. I am having fun just taking my time and looking around. I am not really buying much…yet. I did get a bunch of baskets and cookie tins at Costco. I love having them around to give to my company during the holidays. I also loaded up on coffee and tea. I love the smell of coffee brewing! My dining room is all light up and my Christmas tree is looking good. I love to have the lights on. I can’t wait for it to get dark out! I am really doing my best to ignore people who seem to want to put a damper on things. I always look for the positive in the situation. I am not getting caught up in the anger and hatred some people like to show this time of year. I think I will hang out with those that really appreciate life and the meaning of Christmas. I LOVE Christmas. I LOVE having people over and seeing them laugh and smile. That is the best present they can give me. I hope you all do your best to see the nice side of people. Try to ignore the other side, especially around the holidays. Oh well, just thinking out loud. Thanks for visiting. Have many smiles this week.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Madison Rising – The Star Spangled Banner …VIDEO*

This has got to be one of the coolest rock bands around. I hope you all appreciate this song as much as I do.No matter where you are from, FREEDOM is a peaceful feeling to be able to have. May you all find love and peace this Thanksgiving week.

Find the time.

Find the moment.

Discover the good.

Ignore the ugly.

Hug one another.

Laugh instead of crying.

Smile instead of frowning.

Value the memories made.

Hold them deep in your heart.

No one can take them away.

Believe in Yourself’

Luisa Doraz