Happy Thanksgiving!

happy4I used to work at the grocery store for twelve years and my thanksgiving was cooking dinners for the customers until 3 pm. I would get home tired with no inspiration to prepare a meal for my own family. My husband then was the cook.

Since I’m been working at the school for the last three years everything has been changed. I get up early on Thanksgiving to preheat the oven and to start to cook for my family also to watch the Macy’s Parade.

My Christmas tree is done and just waiting to be lit up tonight. The rest of the decorations will come soon. Meanwhile, I’m enjoying my coffee and the quiet of my home.

To everyone who celebrated the holidays I want to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving. Enjoy the coziness of your home, the food, the parade, the football game, and your family.

  1. I’m truly blessed for getting up early and to cook for my family.
  2. I’m truly blessed for being home and enjoy the day.
  3. I’m truly blessed for having a loving and caring family.
  4. I’m truly blessed for having another wonderful year and for having the opportunity to live another holiday.
  5. I’m truly blessed for having a wonderful job that gives me the opportunity to spend the holidays with my family.

Thank you for all the good things I have and for all the good things I already have. Thank you, God for everything!

Day 27: NaBloPomo challenge

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Grateful again…

My summer vacation is over and I went back to work. Checking what I have accomplished in my two months of vacation all I can say I’m stunned. I did have a list and I’m done with the goals that I made on the first week of June. It’s awesome that I accomplished them. It’s true that at the end of August I have felt with depression and almost ruin my projects; however taking the medication I have taken control of my life again.

Today back from another weekend at the lake I started to think what else I can do? Can I accomplish my other goals? The goals I made in the beginning of the year?

What is my new goal? Finish the book that I started a year ago? The one I’m afraid of? Yes, afraid that maybe it’s not good enough or maybe loses the last 15 pounds?

At the moment I’m focused and ready to finish what I started. I’m excited and feeling grateful again. I have the power to be or do anything I want.

 

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Positive Life

“You can’t live a positive life with a negative mind”

True. When I read this quote it gives me a reason to make an effort to change my negative feelings. The past couple of days everybody has been talking about Mr. Robin Williams has depression and how he took his own life. When I heard the news I was shocked and started to cry. I felt this awful pain of losing a great and one of my favorite’s actors. I have been thinking the pain his family and friends are feeling and it makes me realize I don’t want my family to experience the same.

This is one of the reasons I have decided to take control of my life. I know it will not be easy; however, with the medication and the help of my family I can do this. I have to be strong for them.

What I’m doing right now beside the medication? I have been starting the day with a prayer and then I count at least five of my daily blessings, it helps. I have been keeping my mind busy with listening to music when I can, reading a book, writing in my journal about my feelings (I do this daily and helps), and watching a good show on TV.

The medication that I’m taking is making my life a little easier and as results my attitude has been improved, the tears are almost gone, and I’m sleeping again.

I can appreciate all the blessings and I’m starting to feel them, too.

Thank you for giving me another day and for the strength to keep moving on. Thank you for keeping me smiling, maintaining a healthy mind, and loving my family especially my grandkids.

Mr. Robin Williams rest in peace and thank you for making me laugh. You will be missed. I will miss your work and your smile. To your family I wish them, peace.

 

 

 

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Feeling Better…

The last time I wrote in my blog I was feeling depressed. I went to my doctor’s and she immediately gives me a prescription for my depression. I was afraid of the type of medication I will take, however I didn’t have any choice. I have a condition that makes me feel moody, sad, crying all day, and lonely. My mind wasn’t in the right place and with my doctor advice I begin to take it.

It has been about two weeks and I’m already feeling better. I have been more relaxed, my head doesn’t feel heavier, and my mood has been calm. I don’t know exactly when the depression begun. The last time I suffer with depression as terribly as now I almost took my life and that was twenty years ago.

I have been blessed with amazing things. I pray daily, and I have been grateful for everything that I received. I do have a wonderful family. My husband makes sure that I know he loves me. I realized he’s worried. I know in my heart that I will move on and everything will be all right.

Meanwhile, I will continue taking my medication. I want to keep on feeling better. I already went back to writing. I did finish another online class and went back to write my posts.

I’m realizing that I’m trying to do my best. I’m trying to fulfill my dreams. Not every day will be perfect and I have to let go of all the awful feelings.

What else I can do?

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My garden

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I have been working outside in my garden also been waiting patiently for the flowers to bloom. Finally, they start to bloom and I’m lucky since I can enjoy it the beauty of the garden. One of my dreams is to have a huge garden with different kinds of flowers, shrubs, and small trees. However, with the summer being so short here in North Dakota this is all I can have for now. Maybe, one day I will move south or move back home in Puerto Rico, where I can have a garden full of roses, orchids, and amaryllis.

I have been getting complements from my neighbors. It just needs a few touches like some chairs, lights, and turn on the fountain. I took a few pictures, and I hoping this project will finish in a few days. I know is the middle of July and for some people I’m a little too late, but is not until now, that I can say the weather has been nice. I still have another month to enjoy it, before school starts on August 27th when I would be back to work.

For now, I’m grateful for having the chance to enjoy my garden. It’s time for a little reading in my new special place.
To everyone enjoy the week.

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enjoy the weekend

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I’m packing and getting ready for the weekend. I’m leaving with my family to spend the weekend at the lake. The fun is waiting and the grandkids can’t wait to be on the boat. I can’t wait for having BBQ, going fishing, watching the fireworks, and having delicious smores. It’s time to relax and enjoy the warm weather. My books, the camera, and my music are already packed. Have a good and safe weekend.

I’m grateful for having another day to enjoy my family!
God Bless America!

Never too old…

The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine about how I’m trying to accomplish another of my dreams. Then all of a sudden, this neighbor who just barely knows me just said, “I was too old to reach my dreams and if by 50 a person don’t complete their dreams, then it wasn’t meant to be”. Also he mentioned, “Dreams are for the young and future generation”. I was in shock and disappointed, I just turn 54. My neighbor maybe was in his 60.

When I started with my list of dreams and I was actually 13. Some of those dreams from my list have already come true. Like being married (31 years), have a wonderful family, a nice house, a car, a job that I loved; I have traveled and went to places that I never thought of being there. So, yes I have achieved some of them. I feel amazing, bless, and fantastic and to that guy with all the respect you deserve, I want to say,” Never is too old, to achieve your dreams.” So, what is wrong with that?

I’ve been working on finishing my book (my main dream) and I’ve a journal with more ideas and topics to start a few more. I can do this. I’m not done, I’m just starting. I want to do more traveling, have a new house with a beautiful garden, and I want to watch my kids and grandkids been successful. No wrong there.

What a shame that we have a few people who think that after a certain age, there is nothing else in life for them. What happen in their life that they become to be like that? Some people like to shatter other people’s dreams that definitely make me mad.

If our dreams don’t come true it’s not that we didn’t deserve it and it’s no one’s fault. Maybe we didn’t challenge ourselves enough or it wasn’t the right time. However, no one should be so negative and grumpy to say that is not worth it to have dreams.

We can have all the dreams we want and we can dream big. We need to believe that we can achieve anything in life. Never is too late to achieve our DREAMS.

I am grateful for achieving some of my dreams and thank you for letting me dreams for more.

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my daily gratitude

Every morning I list things I’m grateful for and also at night I will thank for all the good things I receive for that day. So I started to check on my daily gratitude for the past few months just to notice some of the things that appear often in my journal are:
1- My husband (married for 31 years)
2- My kids and grandkids
3- My home
4- Food on my plate
5- My job
6- Being able to take care of my elderly dad ( just move into my home for the past two years)
7- Being able to take online classes ( for the past two years and they are free)
8- My health
9- My blog (I love to write but some days I have writers block)
10- My dog (she’s a mix miniature dachshund and Pomeranian, five years old, her name is Taina)

For all this wonderful gifts I’m thankful.
I’m grateful for what I have at this moment and for what I will have tomorrow.

What are you grateful for today?

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Happy Easter

Today will be having a beautiful day here in North Dakota with a forecast of 68-70 for us, which are pretty good.

My kids and grandkids will be arriving by noon and all the baskets are ready with candies. I can’t wait to see their faces.

I want to take the time to wish everyone a Happy Easter! May your day be filled with lots of love, laughter, and chocolate!

Happy Easter and best wishes!

My daily gratitude for today:

I’m truly blessed for waking up to this amazing day and for having my family close to me!

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