Filtering People Out of Your Life

When people can walk away from you let them walk. You don’t need to try to talk to another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you. You shouldn’t care about how wonderful they are or how attracted you are to them. You shouldn’t care about the situation you are in. when people can walk away from you let them walk because your future is never tied to anyone who leaves. YOUR FUTURE IS NEVER TIED TO ANYONE WHO LEFT. People leave because they’re not joined to you. You try to get superglue and they will not stay. LET PEOPLE GO. You got to know when people’s part in YOUR story is over so you don’t keep trying to “raise the dead”. Realist that nothing just happens. If they walk away, it’s not an accident. If you tried to make it work and it didn’t, it’s not an accident. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go.

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Fondness

I knew exactly what love looked like in the 7th grade even thought I have never met love before. If love have wondered into my homeroom I would have recognized him at first glance. Love wore a football jersey. Love played the piano and played all my favorite slow songs. Love wasn’t afraid to sit next to me at lunch. I know I would have been checking the wrong hallway and classrooms. But if only I could find him. When love finally showed up he wore not only a football jersey but a baseball jersey as well. Love hated eating lunch and knew nothing about my favorite slow songs. Instead every time I would try to kiss love we would realize where we were and stop because of the situation that we were both in. Love became the reason why I lied to my parents like “I’m going to spend the night at Chabela’s house”. Love had amazing rhythm on the dance floor that all the adults would have a turn to dance with him. Then love disappeared slowly like a slug crossing the street, losing parts of myself that I thought I needed. Love vanished like the magician everyone can see except me. Love stayed away for years but when love came back I didn’t recognize him. Love smelled different now and he had a broader back with different scars I didn’t recognize. Love had songs that reminded him of… someone else. So did I. We found a bench that fit us perfectly. We found jokes that made us laugh. Love is a horrible navigator but a great driver. Love is cleaner now. Turns out love shits and love cries. Love will tell me that I’m beautiful and mean it. Over and over again: when I have just woken up, been crying, don’t want to hear it, don’t believe it, when no one else tells you. Love will still think that you are beautiful. Remember that love isn’t perfect and will forget when you need to hear it most. Love isn’t who you are expecting or what you predict. There are times that love isn’t ready for you or you are not ready for love. Sometimes love shouldn’t come when he is “supposed” to or love leaves exactly when he must. So when love comes welcome him. And if love leaves turn your music up and listen to the quiet because you will never know when love is going to come knocking on your door ready to stay.  

“Here’s to You” 12/14/17

Here’s to you even though I haven’t met you yet. Here’s to you bringing me and your father closer. Without you, I don’t know where he would be but I know for sure it wouldn’t be with me. After you, he wanted to walk through the door. I told him to slow down and wait a minute more. We can still make this last we just have to agree not to move so fast. Now you are in the sky and all we want to do is fly. We are your biggest fans. We hope you understand why we can’t be there to hold your hands. I hope the angels know what they have. We hope you are happy and more alive. Here’s to you my little angel, we miss and love you.

Mommy and Daddy

Never Date Someone Who…

  1. Break promises -They would only break promises if he doesn’t care about the relationship
  2. Hates animals- If they don’t enjoy the presence of an animals, it means that they have no empathy.
  3. Give you secondary treatment- They should treat you as their priority, not another option
  4. Claims that they are always right- They would go to extreme lengths to prove his point. Even if it’s wrong.
  5. Makes excuses- They are making excuses for everything means they have taken you for granted. Time to proven them wrong.
  6. Keeps the fight alive- Fights happen in every relationship. They are just things that you guys will not agree with but when the fights start to linger, and they continue to remind you of them, it’s not a good sign.
  7. Kills the conversation – They do not value your opinions if they are always cutting you off.
  8. Is a compulsive liar- They do not know the basic building block of a relationship trust
  9. Is clingy- They can’t understand the concept of personal space. You’ll be caged your entire life.
  10. Runs away from family responsibilities- If they forget their parents, they can easily forget you! Beware!
  11. Has a narrow mindset- They will not see the truth in different things, but only the differences
  12. Is abusive- Your relationship should be a safe haven, not a battlefield
  13. Is immature in their affairs- If they are used to cutting people off for no reason, they will cut you loose sooner or later.
  14. Disregards the relationship rules- if they don’t follow the rules you both have set then they don’t respect you.

Life is not Endless

Your first kiss isn’t as important as your last. Get caught in the rain. Laugh out loud while you are alone. Go on adventures and get lost. Paint even though you are not an artist. Really get to know people. Accept that you will fail that one math test. Get your heart broken and put the pieces back together. Put your hand up in class only to get the answer wrong. Wonder about things. Learn. Remember that sunrises are free. Let the little things that would ordinarily bore you suddenly thrill you. Work bad hair days. Get drunk and tell people how you really feel at four o’clock in the morning. Try out for the team. Have feelings for your best friend. Believes that everything happens for a reason. Look at the stars and finally realize just how small you are. Travel for a year and look at the world differently when you come back. Eat that chocolate cake. Never regret anything, at one time it was exactly what you wanted. Forget and forgive. Don’t hold anything back. Live for the music, the moments. Remember no one lives forever, and life is really, really short.

Benefits of Prayer

These are just some things that prayer has done for me and mine.

1.      Prayer protects us.

2.      Prayer changes things.

3.       Prayer keeps you in the Will of God.

4.      Prayer draws you closer to God.

5.      Prayer makes me happy.

6.      Prayer gives you Hope.

7.       Prayer makes you less selfish.

8.      Prayer heals you from all pain.

9.      Prayer makes you stronger spiritually.

10.  Prayer gives us peace.

Tips for Freshmans

  1. Believe in yourself.- You are going to be your biggest supporter anyway at the end of it all. No one is going to take care of you better then you.
  2. Focus on what you want.- You can’t please everyone. So just make sure that your star player is happy.
  3. Think big.- The bigger the better. The sky is the limit.
  4. Set goals.- Have a motive.
  5. Do what excites you.- LIVE.
  6. Visualize positive outcomes.- Your mindset needs to be positive to have positive outcomes.
  7. Don’t hate.- Love conquers all.
  8. Do everything with love.- It will help you in the long run.
  9. Make time to relax.- YES! Stress kills.
  10. Enjoy life.
  11. Choose empowering beliefs.- Positive mentality.
  12. Feed your mind and body good stuff.- Positive Vibes.
  13. Meditate.- Trust me on this.
  14. Be grateful for what you have.- Be humble. Someone has less then you.
  15. Be kind.- It will help you in the long run.
  16. Don’t compare yourself to others.- YOU ARE THE BEST PERSON YOU CAN BE. NO ONE CAN BE A BETTER YOU.
  17. Be honest.
  18. Work hard.- GRIND.
  19. Work smart.- GRIND.
  20. Find your “why”.- You have a purpose.
  21. Invest in yourself.- Because you are the best investment.
  22. Practice positive self-talk.- Positive mentality will get you though those times.
  23. Get your priorities straight.- THIS IS A MUST!
  24. Never give up.- FIGHT through those hard times. The reward will be worth it.

Remember: Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep the faith. It will be worth it in the end.