Believe in Yourself….

If you have ever felt like things were only going to get worse. If you have felt like you just did not have what it takes. If you have just resolved yourself to being a failure. Then, listen up. You are not alone. Many have been in the same situation before. Many have felt like they just wanted to stop everything. Many have felt like they just did not have what it takes to succeed.

I feel many come to these conclusions because they lack support. Many lack love. Many lack friendships. Many lack family.

There are also many out there in this world that REALLY do care. They REALLY want to help. They REALLY want to give you whatever inspiring words you might need to move on. I say to you all, find these people. Look in your community. Look to your religious institutions. Look to your governemnt agencies. Just take the time to look.

Reason being, you do matter. You do count. You do have a statement to make to this world. You do have what it takes to succeed.

Succeeding can mean many things. Good health. Good friends. Good family. Good job. Good peace. Good judgement. Good…lots of things.

Just Believe in Yourself. You have to be the one to take the first step. You have to be the one who makes the right choices about your life. You have the power. You just might need a little support along the way.

I never pass on support. I never pass on opinions from others. I never pass on acheiving peace within my soul.

Make today to first day of your new challenge. The world awaits. Stay well. Stay healthy. Smile often.

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

I’M SICK OF IT…..a series of thoughts/questions I have …..4/12/12

This next thought relates to all of you. When it comes to men and women understanding one another, you have to admit that things do get weird at times. I am not talking about every aspect of relationships. That would be something I could write a book about. lol I am referring to the way that men and women communicate. Maybe I should have said the way they DO NOT communicate. lol Here is my thought.

Why do men and women speak different languages and have failure in communicating what the heck they are trying to say?

I believe that unless you happen to actually speak different languages, there should not be such a struggle. lol I believe part of the reason is because men tend to “think about” what they are going to say and women just “say it!”I kind of like the “just say it” better. The reason is, I am speaking from the emotions I am feeling at that particular time and the other person should be able to recognize them. (Of course, this is not always the case.) Men who sit there and have that puzzled look on their face because they do not know what to say without the fear of being yelled at, I tend to feel sorry for. A man should be able to express his emotions as well and the other party should be sensitive to them. I always take a breath and smile before I answer my hubby. That helps me to observe. It helps me to respond in a positive way instead of saying things like, :What an a**hole!” lol

There always tends to be an underlying situation brewing in the other person that makes them say and do what they say and do. Be aware of that. Be sensitive of that. Do not just “look” for a reason to get into a fight. Look for a reason to show “love to one another.”

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I’M SICK OF IT…..a series of thoughts/questions I have …..4/11/12

For those of you who like to be philosophical, I am going to begin a series of questions that I have saved over the years of my life, so far. They are subjects related to human behavior that I am quite frankly getting sick of hearing about. You can think about the question and just move on, or you can actually offer your opinion on it. I am basically going to be thinking out loud in my head and then sharing what I come up with. Keep in mind, these are all just MY opinions. They are not directed at anyone in particular. Last time I checked, I am entitled to my opinion, right? So, if you like..please join in. If you do not, I understand. My first thought and question…….

Why are you always trying to get someone else to like you, don’t you like yourself?

My thought is, if I do not like who I am, I need to do something about that. I can listen to what others think, but I am the one who has to live with myself everyday. I want to get a good feeling about myself when I look in the mirror. I want to be able to say that I did everything I could possibly do to work out a situation in my life. I do not have time to try to figure out what the person next to me expects from me. I do not have time to worry that I do not speak proper English or dress the way the person next to me thinks I should be dressing. I do not have time to figure out why the world is the way it is and whyI am not doing enough about it. I do the very best I can, and I know that about myself. I do not have time to be the person that you expect me to be, I am just me. You can take it or you can leave it. I believe a person needs to take time with themselves and get to like who they are. The traits that you do not like, you simply list them and work on them EVERYDAY until they change to the way you would rather be. I just want everyone to believe in themselves. Once you do, you can do anything. So, start fresh. Sit down. Write some nice things about you on one page. On the other , write anything you think is ugly about you. Then, get started. With the support of professionals, you can achieve your goal. Just stay focused.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Which quote fits you best at the time you are reading them all? Why so?

Do what you feel in your heart to be right- for you’ll be criticized anyway. You’ll be damned if you do, and damned if you don’t.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Happiness is not a goal; it is a by-product.
Eleanor Roosevelt

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Friendship with ones self is all important, because without it one cannot be friends with anyone else in the world.
Eleanor Roosevelt

If I did not believe this with all my heart and soul, I could not believe in myself like I do. I am happy sitting on a park bench alone. I am happy eating alone. I am happy doing what I have to do alone. . Of course, I LOVE company as well. lol Being happy with the person I am makes me able to help and care for others around me. It allows me to see life for the beauty and all of the positive energy it sheds. It allows me to have my eyes open to my surroundings. I can clearly process good or bad. I can take action. I can live.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

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Quote of the Day…5/6*

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“So much of what we know of love we learn at home.”
-unknown

“You don’t marry someone you can live with – you marry the person who you cannot live without.”
-unknown

“Love is blind, but friendship closes its eyes.”
-unknown

“Life has taught us that love does not consist in gazing at each other but in looking outward together in the same direction.”
-Saint-Exupery

“A kiss is a lovely trick designed by nature to stop speech when words become superfluous.”
-Ingrid Bergman

“Love built on beauty, soon as beauty, dies.”
-John Donne

“He that falls in love with himself will have no rivals.”
-Benjamin Franklin

Quote of the Day…May 4*

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You Should
Never,
Never,
Ever,
Under any circumstances,
Take a sleeping pill,
And a laxative on
The same night!

Author Unkrown

Quote of the Day…5/3*

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Abraham Lincoln:

The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.

Alan Cohen:

It takes a lot of courage to release the familiar and seemingly secure, to embrace the new. But there is no real security in what is no longer meaningful. There is more security in the adventurous and exciting, for in movement there is life, and in change there is power.

Albert Einstein:

Technological change is like an axe in the hands of a pathological criminal.

Quote of the Day…..5/2*

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MARIO…….

My Baby Brother!

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There’s no other love like the love for a brother. There’s no other love like the love from a brother.
~ Astrid Alauda

I don’t believe an accident of birth makes people sisters or brothers. It makes them siblings, gives them mutuality of parentage. Sisterhood and brotherhood is a condition people have to work at.
~ Maya Angelou

A friend is a brother who was once a bother.
~ Author Unknown

A brother shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams.
~ Author Unknown

Our brothers and sisters are there with us from the dawn of our personal stories to the inevitable dusk.
~ Susan Scarf Merrell

Quote of the Day…4/29*

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“A human being is a part of the whole called by us universe, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feeling as something separated from the rest, a kind of optical delusion of his consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and to affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.”

Albert Einstein