One-Word Inspiration – The word is: Home

When I was a young child, I never thought of the word home much.  I lived in a nice home with wonderful parents.  I went to school and returned home everyday and never thought of home as a home.  But it was a place where I wanted to be all the time. Home was just a nice place where I was really comfortable. When I was home after school, I would make sure I went outside my home to spend time with my friends.

Fast forward to now.  Now, I live in a nice home too.  I have a family.  My two kids are here at home. This house is now a home for my children.  I see how much the same they are.  This is a place where they are comfortable.  This is a place where they want to come to at the end of their day.   I think they are in the same state of being as I was when I was their age.  When they get older and are out in the big world…they’ll realize that they had a nice home.

You only miss something when you are not in it.  While you are in the moment, you cannot miss that moment.  I remember many sweet times with my parents. We watched TV shows together, who does that now?  Everyone in my family has their own electronics.  Home was a place where the young me felt safe. loved, and cared for.

I wish a nice home for everyone.  I am grateful that I had a place that I could call home. Everyone deserves a place that they can call home.  Home on earth is one tiny spot where you feel you belong!

….thank you for visiting…until next time…

Things I’ve Learned — (and Can Learn More)

“Compiling a list is a way to let loose, unlock ideas, and free your mind,” wrote Cheri and the WordPress.com Team from Writing 101, assignment #2.

I agree 100%!  So, below is my list.

Things i’ve learned:

Here’s my list of things I’ve learned.  I hope I find many who are on this path.

  1. We are created beautifully by Someone.  (From an ant to us humans)
  2. Let’s not patronize our Creator.  (Religions often tend to)
  3. Let spirituality prevail, not religion.  (Religion is an inconvenience)
  4. Follow simple rules of life. (Do what’s right each day to help Earth & what’s on it)
  5. Co-exist!  (Then peace is attainable)
  6. Respect your body.  (It’s a gift)
  7. You are what you eat!  (Eat with awareness)
  8. Respect each other’s differences.  (You will be happier)
  9. We are mortal – we will die.  (Let’s be nice to each other)
  10. Learn, in this life, to be kind and patient.  (Our end here maybe a beginning elsewhere)

…Thanks for visiting my blog…until next time…

From Every Angle: Weekly Photo Challenge

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In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “From Every Angle.”

Beautiful couple of roses!  They look beautiful from every angle!  They have been with me a while now.  I can’t remember the occasion now.  More than likely they were for my birthday or wedding anniversary or Mother’s Day or Valentine’s Day.  But they have been with me for a while.

They still glow in their fresh looking pinkish orange color.  I know one thing for sure that these were given to me with love.  I feel the love!  Each petal perfectly placed and perfectly dried now.  Dried but yet giving me warm feelings every time I go past them.

They are simple and elegant.  They have no life now, but they continue to emit beauty.    When my life ends, it’ll be like these dried roses…still beautiful, emitting beautiful memories for the living!

…Thank you for visiting my blog.  I’ll see you soon!

One Earth, One Us … A simple thought.

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One you, one me, one us on this one Earth!

The Creator crafted you and me with only surface deep differences.  Totally intentional and not a mistake.   That’s what I believe.

Religion, origin, nationality, culture, clothing, language, food.  Tall, short, thin, fat, skin color, facial features, ways of walking, talking, laughing and crying.  In those I differ from you.  I surely walk on my own life path, but not without crossing yours.  That’s how we meet.  You are different from me, but I notice that we are also the same.

I peek inside you, and me, and find oneness.  Warm blood that flows inside of me is the same blood that rushes inside of you.  It’s crystal clear to me that one we are!  All emotions I feel, you feel them too – Pain I bear, love I share.  Let’s respect and let’s care.  

Our differences teach me tolerance, patience, and kindness toward you, and toward me.  Our differences teach me to learn about you, and to learn about me.  Our differences guide me to listen better, help better, and accept better.  Our differences nudge me to explore ways to show you my love.  Our differences help me to love me.  It is in this state of teaching, learning, exploring, and loving that I feel the oneness between us and appreciate our differences.  

One you!  One me!  But one us. Feeling the same emotions! Flowing of the same blood! Breathing the same air!  Looking at the same sky! Sharing the same Earth!  One you, one me,  ONE US!  I insist!

…thank you for visiting my blog…see you surely, next time…

Inspiration: photo challenge

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The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Inspiration.”

I walk the same path everyday.  Everyday I look at the big blue canvas, our sky.  Some days I see the sky being painted by big white fluffy clouds, some days I see dark gray ones.  Some evenings I see the sky painted in hues of orange and yellow with clouds turning dark.  Then I see the moon painted on the sky, with stars glittering.  Some days I see the golden hue rising and waking up the birds.  I hear the birds chirp and see them soar to the sky. They are inspired by our sky.  I, too,  feel fully aware and inspired along with them.  I’m grateful, everyday, for being able to witness this sky!