December 2016

Thank you to all of you who stop by and visit my blog.I have had some challenges to face this December 2016.

My Mom has now suffered a stroke. Her recovery is still in question.Her vitals are all good and she is not in any pain. She can not talk anymore. She is not too responsive. I am lucky to have many friends and family members praying for her. Only time will tell. We will all be doing what we can do.

I wanted to write a poem, my style. I feel it really helps me emotionally. Thank you again for your visit. May you have a blessed holiday season full of many smiles.

Whatever happens to you in this life is not meant to harm you
Instead, we must absorb the lesson it is meant to teach.
When we feel we can no longer take what is happening to us and we just want to escape,
Instead we must meditate and listen to what it is meant to teach.
When we cloud our judgement with things of no relevance and inflict unnecessary harm to our well being,
Instead, we should be coming to terms with the lesson being taught us.

Believe.
Trust.

Listen.
Conquer

Realize and be thankful for all of your blessings.

Believe in Yourself;
Luisa Doraz

Cherish your friends everyday!

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Friends are born, not made.
* Henry Adams

Forsake not an old friend, for a new one does not compare with him.
* Apocrypha — Ecclesiasticus 9:10

My best friend is the man who in wishing me well wishes it for my sake.
* Aristotle

Friendship is a single soul dwelling in two bodies.
* Aristotle

This communicating of a man’s self to his friend works two contrary effects; for it redoubleth joys, and cutteth griefs in half.
* Francis Bacon

Friendship is a strong and habitual inclination in two persons to promote the good and happiness of one another.
* Eustace Budgell

Don’t believe your friends when they ask you to be honest with them. All they really want is to be maintained in the good opinion they have of themselves.
* Albert Camus

How can sincerity be a condition of friendship? A taste for truth at any cost is a passion which spares nothing.
* Albert Camus

Friendship often ends in love; but love in friendship–never.
* Charles Caleb Colton

What a wretched lot of old shrivelled creatures we shall be by-and-by. Never mind–the uglier we get in the eyes of others, the lovelier we shall be to each other; that has always been my firm faith about friendship.
* George Eliot

A friend may well be reckoned the masterpiece of nature.
* Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is one of the blessings of old friends that you can afford to be stupid with them.
* Ralph Waldo Emerson

The only way to have a friend is to be one.
* Ralph Waldo Emerson

Real friendship is shown in times of trouble;
prosperity is full of friends.
* Euripedes

It is in the thirties that we want friends. In the forties we know they won’t save us any more than love did.
* F. Scott Fitzgerald

No man can be happy without a friend, nor be sure of his friend till he is unhappy.
* Thomas Fuller

Your friend is the man who knows all about you, and still likes you.
* Elbert Hubbard

My father always used to say that when you die, if you’ve got five real friends, you’ve had a great life.
* Lee Iacocca

A true friend is the greatest of all blessings, and that which we take the least care of all to acquire.
* François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

However rare true love may be, it is less so than true friendship.
* François Duc de La Rochefoucauld

The most deadly fruit is borne by the hatred which one grafts on an extinguished friendship.
* Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

It’s no good trying to keep up old friendships. It’s painful for both sides. The fact is, one grows out of people, and the only thing is to face it.
* W. Somerset Maugham

We know our friends by their defects rather than by their merits.
* W. Somerset Maugham

If a man should importune me to give a reason why I loved him, I find it could no otherwise be expressed, than by making answer: because it was he, because it was I.
* Michel de Montaigne

Love demands infinitely less than friendship.
* George Jean Nathan

Women can form a friendship with a man very well; but to preserve it–to that end a slight physical antipathy must probably help.
* Friedrich Nietzsche

Hold a true friend with both your hands.
* Nigerian Proverb

To me, fair friend, you never can be old
For as you were when first your eye I eyed,
Such seems your beauty still.
* William Shakespeare

Friendship is constant in all other things
Save in the office and affairs of love.
* William Shakespeare

The proper office of a friend is to side with you when you are in the wrong. Nearly anybody will side with you when you are in the right.
* Mark Twain

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