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.

~~~~~

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

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

Let the celebrations begin……Happy Thanksgiving*

It is that wonderful time of the year again. The time I reflect and think about all of the things I am grateful for in this life. I tend to have these moments all year long, but it seems like they mean more at Thanksgiving. I am one of those people that like to go around the dinner table and have everyone share with each other. My family and friends expect these moments, new guests to my home just give me that look. lol I just ask everyone to share one event in their life in 2012 that really made them grateful to be who they may be. I treasure each day I am given, so I would hope others could say the same.

This year my COURAGE to keep moving ahead was tested often. I have had some MINOR health issues that I let get to me this year. Usually I just ignore them. I have had my mom undergoing various little medical treatments that made me think too much about her aging. We all age, right? I have been blessed with my son who moved to Texas moving back home. I needed the courage to get him home safe. He is now already working at another job and is doing well.I have had to balance negative feelings with more positive feelings when I was in the position of helping some friends or family members in a crisis situation. I wanted to remain strong so I could help them succeed. If you look up my name and its definition….it does seem to fit.

Luisa

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Luisa is a female name of German origin  which means “glorious warrior”.

So, I hope all of you reading this post have something to be grateful for. May you all enjoy Thanksgiving with your family and friends with many smiles. May you have many cherished memories. I want to leave you all with this beautiful passage I found.

The Giver of Gifts

May the Giver of Gifts give unto you

that which is good and that which is true:

The will to help and the courage to do:

A heart that can sing the whole day through

Whether the skies be gray or blue-

May the Giver of Gifts give these to you.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

RETIRED HEALTH MESSAGE

As I was lying in bed pondering the problems of the world, I rapidly realized that I don’t really give a rat’s hiney. It’s the tortoise life for me!
1.. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.
2.. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is fat.
3.. A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.
4.. A tortoise doesn’t run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.
And you tell me to exercise?? I don’t think so.

I’m retired. Go around me.

God grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked, the good fortune to run into the ones I do, and the eyesight to tell the difference.

Now that I’m older here’s what I’ve discovered:
1. I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

2. My wild oats have turned into prunes and all-bran.

3. I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

4. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

5. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

6. If all is not lost, where is it?

7. It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

8. Some days, you’re the dog; some days you’re the hydrant.

9. I wish the buck stopped here; I sure could use a few.

10. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

11. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

12. It’s hard to make a comeback when you haven’t been anywhere.

13. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you’re in the bathroom.

14. If God wanted me to touch my toes, he’d have put them on my knees.

15. When I’m finally holding all the cards, why does everyone want to play chess?

16. Its not hard to meet expenses . . . they’re everywhere.

17. The only difference between a rut and a grave is the depth.

18. These days, I spend a lot of time thinking about the hereafter . . .I go somewhere to get something, and then wonder what I’m hereafter

19. Funny, I don’t remember being absent-minded.

20. DID I SEND THESE TO YOU BEFORE……….??????

Have a fun week! Be sure to laugh and smile often.

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
*
*
*
MAKE IT A PEACEFUL DAY
*
*
Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Fly me away …….

I do not want to do that anymore
I need a break for a bit
Can you please just get out of my way
so I can fly on my magic carpet?

Where would I go you ask?
What would I do?
Whatever I want to do, I say
and wherever I want to go!

No, do not say it is not possible
Do not start with that negative tone
I think I will get going now
Just, please just leave me alone!

Off I go
My first stop Africa
My next will start with a B!

I shall be gone for awhile

as you can see!
Do not miss me, OK?
I will think of you with a smile
I will think of you everyday

Bye

for Charlie……..

The right kind of fear can be a pathway to peace……..

My immediate thought is death…

So final…

So tragic…

So inspiring?

I am referring to one’s faith…

In the heaven’s above…

In life after death…

Such a superior place?

Can there really be a future after death?

Can all of us be reunited?

Can all of our pain and suffering disappear?

I do feel inner peace with those possibilities.

Who are we to say they do not exist?

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

QUOTES worth reading…from my friend, LVISS*

Shall I put a few fantastic quotes ,which I came across , from my side , .

The road to success is always under construction
Every one wants to go to heaven but nobody wants to die
He who laughs last didnt get it
Never take life seriously, nobody gets out alive anyway-

Everybody has photographic memory but few have films in it-
Marriage is give and take,Better give ,she will take it anyway.

Dont be pushed by your problems be led by your dreams–

TODAY IS THE YESTERDAY YOU WORRIED ABOUT TOMORROW –HAVE A WORRY FREE LIFE–

Thank you Lviss for sending these very inspirational quotes to me all the way from India. Stay well and happy.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Quotes for the week*

Many of the things you can count, don’t count. Many of the things you can’t count, really count.
Albert Einstein

I was in one of those moods where I needed some Einstein wisdom and inspiration. Geez, I would have loved to meet this guy and talk to him for hours on end. Hope you have an inspirational week.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

INSPIRATIONAL thoughts worth repeating*

My friend Mitzi sent this very inspirational work from Lao Tzu. I thought it was well worth passing on to you all. I believe in the words written. So wise.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz