I am just remembering…….

My dad would have been shaking his head

at all of the grief this world has seen lately.

He would have been wondering if

he made the wrong move coming to America.

He would have thought that things

would be better by now.

He would have expected it from others.

He was one to not take life for granted.

He enjoyed the moments he shared with us all.

He looked at the beauty in life and smiled.

He was thankful for each given day.

One night he just fell asleep.He never saw the next day.

His heart could take it no longer.

His brain was at rest.

Now I belive him to be with God.

I believe him to be watching over us.

I believe he is still sad about things

in this world.

I, like him do believe that

one day it will all be peaceful.

Today marks the 25th anniversary of my dad’s passing.

I think of him everyday.

I miss him a lot.

I do smile everyday remembering all of the

times we got to spend together.

Love one another.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Just stopping in…

May you all be blessed with many special moments…
May love reach deep into your heart…
May smiles be familiar to your face…
and may you be forever embraced with the affection of
your family and friends.

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

Celebrating a birthday…my way*

Well, tomorrow is my birthday. September 5th is my special day. I sometimes think I should just skip my birthday, but then I am reminded by family and friends that it is a special day. The day I was introduced to this crazy world of ours. lol I guess I should be happy that others want to share my happiness, right? Well, my family and friends have NO problem with making me feel special. They take me out to eat. They get me so many delicious desserts. They buy me such cute girts. I am honestly touched by all the fuss. I feel so fortunate to have such wonderful people in my life. I treasure the times I spend with them all. Memories are in my heart. I hold on to them and they help me smile when I am in one of those moods. So, I want to say THANK YOU to all of you out there who are making my birthday an extra special day. I understand everyone is busy with things in their lives, so I really so appreciate it. Hope you all have a wonderful life. Stay happy. Stay healthy. Stay in touch. Smile often. Love you all!

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

I’M SICK OF IT…..a series of thoughts/questions I have …..4/30/12

I wish people would quit justifying marital affairs. Either you had an affair or you did not have an affair, right?

I am amazed at how people try to talk themselves out of situations they put themselves in. I mean, it is clear to me that the answer should be YES, I did or NO, I did not. Fess up and just get on with things. I believe if a relationship is so bad that you have to have an affair to make yourself feel better, FIRST, get a divorce or go to get help. If you do not think that your marriage can be saved, then end it. Simple as that. I do not believe that you need to involve innocent parties in your situation. I don’t know, you may not agree…but, this is MY opinion. Thanks for visiting.

Oh, by the way…I have been happily married since 1984.

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

What does Christmas mean to you…just wondering

Well, it appears I am getting in a mood over all of the hectic stuff going around all over the place out here in California. I am sure you all have a taste of the craziness where you all live, no matter where in this world. Am I right? I mean, are you all going crazy counting your money and making your list? What is this list we are making and who gets on it? What if we forget someone or something? Is this what Christmas is all about to you? Does it mean you have to get stressed out trying to figure out what to buy or not buy for someone, or do you just smile, take a deep breathe, and enjoy everything around you in a positive way? Or, do you get hateful and nasty to everyone who gets in your way? Be honest now. I personally have no problem admitting that my meaning of Christmas is on the religious side. I look at Christmas as a chamce to bring out the goodness in all of us. I look at Christmas as the chance for peace within all of us. I look at Christmas as the beginning of where our hearts should be. I look at Christmas as a birth.

What is your opinion? Do not be afraid to speak the truth, you have the right to believe what you want to believe.

Stay well and happy. Be careful shopping.

Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

Friends in Life……LAUGH with DORAZ*

Thought for the day:

Women are angels. And when someone breaks our wings,

we simply continue to fly…on a broomstick.

We are flexible like that.

A husband read an article to his wife about how many words women use a day…

30,000 to a man’s 15,000.

The wife replied, ‘The reason has to be because we have to repeat everything to men…..

The husband then turned to his wife and asked, ‘What?’

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A WOMAN SHOULD HAVE…
One friend who
Always makes her Laugh…
And one
Who lets her cry…

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HOW OFTEN DO YOU GET TO SPEND TIME WITH YOUR “LONGTIME” FRIENDS?
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CONTRIBUTED by:KRISTI KEYPERS

A Nativity Story for Children*

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Real Meaning of Christmas by Brian K. Walters

In today’s day and time,
it’s easy to lose sight,
of the true meaning of Christmas
and one special night.

When we go shopping,
We say “How much will it cost?”
Then the true meaning of Christmas,
Somehow becomes lost.

Amidst the tinsel, glitter
And ribbons of gold,
We forget about the child,
born on a night so cold.

The children look for Santa
In his big, red sleigh
Never thinking of the baby
Whose bed was made of hay.

In reality when we look into the night sky,
We don’t see a sleigh
But a star, burning bright and high.

A faithful reminder,
Of that night so long ago,
And of the child we call Jesus,
Whose love, the world would know.

Help children learn about the Nativity by selecting a safe, sturdy, attractive, and kid-friendly family Nativity set made from materials such as plastic, fabric, or wood.

There’s more to Christmas than presents, turkeys and trees. The nativity story has delighted children for hundreds of years and, unless it is against your beliefs, it is good to keep up the tradition. There is a good selection of books available to help you, ranging from straight retellings to humorous ones.

Merry Christmas to you all!

The faith in ME………….*

A BIG HUG TO YOU ALL FROM ME!

I do try to always support and encourage my online friends, as much as possible…but, if I have gotten a little slow about it….This is for you all!
Believe in Yourself;

Luisa Doraz

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