But the greatest of these is LOVE

Grammar stops at love, and at art. ~Valentine Sterling

Sunday, November 21, 2010

When we pray to God we must be seeking nothing - nothing. ~Saint Francis of Assisi

I love it. This is so perfect.

May you live as long as you want, And never want as long as you live. ~Irish Blessing

Here's a sigh to those who love me,
And a smile to those who hate;
And, whatever sky's above me,
Here's a heart for every fate.
~George Gordon, Lord Byron, "To Thomas Moore"

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Sundays

I live my daydreams in music.  ~Albert Einstein




Remember, people will judge you by your actions, not your intentions. You may have a heart of gold - but so does a hard-boiled egg. ~Author Unknown

And this is what I think is wrong with the world. If you judge people by their actions when you really shouldn't be judging them in first place, how can you get to know them? I suggest you really get to know someone before you thinking  poorly of them for something they've done. Remember, we all have bad days.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Faith is a passionate intuition. ~William Wordsworth

Faith is putting all your eggs in God's basket, then counting your blessings before they hatch. ~Ramona C. Carroll

I had a really great week and also got to spend a whole day with my boyfriend.
Faith in a relationship is something that I've prayed for. I love that this relationship goes beyond faith and goes all the way to love :).

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I will choose Love

 is a steadfast commitment to the well-being of others.- CORNEL WEST

Love is the only sane and satisfactory answer to the problem of human existence. ~Eric Fromm

LOVE BEGETS LOVE BEGETS LOVE..... 

Once you choose hope, anything's possible. ~Christopher Reeve

Christopher Reeve, one of the most inspiring people that I can think of.  The actor who played Superman and appeared and stared in other films and shows was able to say this after his tragic horseback riding incident. His accident paralyzed him from the neck down.

Now if you were paralyzed from the neck down, would you be able to choose hope?

Monday, September 20, 2010

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Faith in love

Getting older and wiser doesn't mean loving and letting love gets easier. You see a lot more beauty though.
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Sunday, September 12, 2010

Life: It is about the gift not the package it comes in. ~Dennis P. Costea, Jr.


Life is  funny.  I'm enjoying mine and very grateful for it. I have an array of friends and family. Wonderful people who would help me at any moment if I needed it.

This week my aunt died. I asked a family member for a favor and they turned me down. I was furious and started swearing and yelling because I was so upset at their selfishness. It's frustrating to grow up with parents who give a their all to their children to support them and then see their brothers and sisters only focus on themselves.

My boyfriend and I had a long talk later that night about people who are Christian, preach their faith and religious views  to other people but don't really commit to constantly asking the question : What would Jesus do?, in everyday situations.  I never really thought about it. I guess I thought being aware that I am wrong with some actions that I take toward people was justifying my poor decisions.  This conversation made me realize that I have to keep working on the way I react to things. Really pray for guidance and peace so I can react with less anger and more love, especially, towards my family.

There is that old saying, you can pick your friends but you can't pick your family. I love my family I really do but I need to start helping them more and be more kind to each of them. My goal is to show  them love even when they drive me crazy!!! :)

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

"Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's in walking distance." ~Author Unknown

This is all I'm going to think about this semester. I'm not going to let people get to me :)... Well.. I'm going to try anyway. While I'm at it, I'll try not to get to people either!!

Church is a good reminder that I need to practice what a I preach and being patient with people is one of them!

Oh Rome! How I miss you!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Think left and think right and think low and think high. Oh, the thinks you can think up if only you try! ~Dr. Seuss, Oh, the Thinks You Can Think!


Think think think. ...

I was recently asked to speak at Georgetown University at the end of October beginning of November. I'm so excited. I can't believe the doors that are opening for me. I'm so blessed and thank God for the life experience that he has given and the company he has provided.
So amazing.. words can't express how much I feel loved  and honored to have the family and friends I do. I'm truly grateful.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Give thanks for what you are now, and keep fighting for what you want to be tomorrow. ~Fernanda Miramontes-Landeros

I realized today and this past week, I regret nothing. Everything I have done in my short 24 years on this earth has made me who I am today.

I love people. I saw an older man today working at Shaw's when I went to pick up some food for my trip that I'm takin. It is so hot outside today. I couldn't believe that this man was outside in this heat collecting carts. I got to chat with him inside shortly after I went in to the store and I said        " Where are the younger men that should be outside in that heat?" He just smiled and said  " Honey, I'm the youngest one here!" I told him that I wanted to put the carts away for him. He said " God be with you."  This moment truly brought me to tears.

I love talking to people. Whether I know them or not, I love it. To catch people off guard by showing them you notice them is a great way to share love.  My life, my experiences, mistakes and errors I have made are worth it because through them all I have risen above because of love. For that, I will show love to all. No matter how hard my days get. I hope that I can carry on this path and if this be the only thing I can do, I will. Showing people that I notice them, see them and see Jesus in them.
"Fighting the Good fight"

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Quotes and Pictures for a Rainy Suday

I don't answer the phone.  I get the feeling whenever I do that there will be someone on the other end.  ~Fred Couples (This is how I feel today)


This just makes me laugh a little -I never knew whether to pity or congratulate a man on coming to his senses.  ~William Makepeace Thackeray






Then there is this picture. This picture just reminds me of my boyfriends love for Star Wars.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

What do you do when your dog is sick?

I almost fainted today at the vet. It was awful. My dog has very bad gum disease.. abscessed tooth. Poor thing. He got shots and still can't walk to well after all of them. It's hard having pets. I don't think I'll let my kids get one. It's too painful to watch them get old so fast. I can't imagine and  don't want to know what its like to have kids anytime soon either!!
I'm definitely grateful that It wasn't anything too serious that couldn't be treated right away. -Thank you St. Francis!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Looking for Apartments

It's been a while!! School is almost out for the summer and I can't wait for a little break. I'll be even happier in December when I'll be moving out and done with my Berklee career!
Then.. Italy :) Nice little vacation.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

The chains of habit are generally too small to be felt until they are too strong to be broken. ~Samuel Johnson

For the past few days I have been on a path that when crossed by others, I'm given the finger, yelled at or given a dirty look.

Now, I know I have a little bit of road rage but I have never felt so bad about it until now.

Boston isn't the easiest city to drive in but I like to think I do a good job. I think I must because non of the above happened in the city. All of those wonderful gestures happened in my own town, or other suburbs of Massachusetts.

I can now say that I will never get upset at anyone on the road again. Accidents happen and people these days are in such a hurry that they will risk their own safety and others just to get one car ahead. What makes them think I'm not crazy or having a bad day as well, that their comment my just put me over the edge. It's so scary to have to think about things like that but its true.

I think the world is a scary place now that I'm older and I'm not sure if it's because "times are a changin' " or what but it isn't pretty.

If you're in the habit of yelling at people on the road, think again. They might be having just as bad or a day, week or month.


Gsofia

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Dear Obama, Please stop planning parties and going on vacation, appearing on TV to tell us about your "agenda" and do your job. It's not an easy one, but hey, you ran for it!


Obama to Address Nation Tuesday Night on Gulf Oil Spill

Published June 13, 2010
 | FOXNews.com
President Obama will address the nation Tuesday night to talk about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill as the White House prepares a plan to require oil giant BP to set up an escrow account to pay for lost income to local businesses as a result of the April 20 explosion. 
The 8 p.m. ET speech will take place from the White House shortly after the president returns from a two-day trip to the Gulf. 
The president is expected to address efforts to contain the spill, the timeline for capturing the oil, the long-term recovery and restoration of the Gulf region and regulatory reform efforts at the Mineral Management Service.
"This is an ongoing crisis, much like an epidemic," David Axelrod told NBC television's "Meet the Press."
The 10-15 minute speech will provide more details about a BP escrow fund the president wants established for fishers and trawlers whose livelihoods have been shot as a result of the spill. The administration wants a third-party reclamation process rather than BP managing distribution of funds.
The next day, the president will make clear in his meeting with BP Chairman Carl-Henric Svanberg and others about his expectation of BP's responsibility for caring for people affected by the spill.
"Our mission is to hold them accountable in every appropriate way," Axelrod said.
The speech comes as the Obama administration faces criticism for a slow reaction time to the Gulf spill, including the approval for the construction of barriers and assistance to the states. At the same time, frustration is growing about the slow pace of the cleanup and BP's inability to stop the flow while the estimates on the leak have grown exponentially.

It's one of nature's way that we often feel closer to distant generations than to the generation immediately preceding us. ~Igor Stravinsky

Thinking about in impact that my grandparents had on my life and I only got to know them for a short while.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Love Knocked On My Door

And for the first time, I knocked back to see if anyone was really there. Then, all of a sudden, there was another knock and so I opened the door.

The door has been open since Christmas and I'm happy. Happy almost too vague of a word. I feel loved beyond belief, my prayers answered.  In God's stylish way, HIS own way. HE put a beautiful person in my life to take care of me and not let little fights or worries of the world give me reason to run away from our relationship. It's taken a long time for me to get a knock back at the door. My relationships have been more like a game of "ding-dong ditch".  Ben was the first person in a long time to stay at the door and actually come in and stay.

He makes me laugh, keeps me down to earth. He's fun to be with and easy to be around. The most understanding young man I have ever met in my life.  He make me think and even when we get in heated debates that don't seem all that heated, he still makes me smile.

Love, It came into my life in another way, a friend on earth who God put in my path. This is part of my faith and belief in what faith and God is all about. LOVE LOVE LOVE.

Sunday, May 23, 2010

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson

Though I seek truth, I feel I'm living a lie.
There is also something to be done about it
it hardly ever, ever, feels that I have the strength to do something.

In these lyrics, there is a fairy tale

Going back to the corner where I first saw you, 
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag I'm not gonna move, 
Got some words on cardboard got your picture in my hand, 
Saying if you see this girl can you tell her where I am, 
Some try to hand me money they don't understand, 
I'm not...broke I'm just a broken hearted man, 
I know it makes no sense, but what else can I do, 
How can I move on when I'm still in love with you... 

Cos if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me, 
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I can be, 
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet, 
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

So I'm not moving... 
I'm not moving.

Policeman says son you can't stay here, 
I said there's someone I'm waiting for if it's a day, a month, a year,
Gotta stand my ground even if it rains or snows, 
If she changes her mind this is the first place she will go.

Cos if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me, 
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I can be, 
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet, 
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.

So I'm not moving... 
I'm not moving.

I'm not moving... 
I'm not moving.

People talk about the guy
Who's waiting on a girl... 
Oohoohwoo
There are no holes in his shoes
But a big hole in his world... 
Hmmmm

and maybe I'll get famous as man who can't be moved, 
And maybe you won't mean to but you'll see me on the news, 
And you'll come running to the corner... 
Cos you'll know it's just for you

I'm the man who can't be moved
I'm the man who can't be moved... 

Cos if one day you wake up and find that you're missing me, 
And your heart starts to wonder where on this earth I can be, 
Thinking maybe you'll come back here to the place that we'd meet, 
And you'd see me waiting for you on the corner of the street.
[Repeat in background]

So I'm not moving... 
I'm not moving.

I'm not moving... 
I'm not moving.

Going back to the corner where I first saw you, 
Gonna camp in my sleeping bag not I'm not gonna move.

More lyrics: http://www.lyricsty.com/lyrics/t/the_script/#share

Friday, March 19, 2010

Happiness

"Well," said Pooh, "what I like best," and then he had to stop and think.  Because although Eating Honey was a very good thing to do, there was a moment just before you began to eat it which was better than when you were, but he didn't know what it was called.  ~A.A. Milne

Monday, March 1, 2010

God offers to every mind its choice between truth and repose. Take which you please - you can never have both. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson


 LIFESONG

Flange my wings, crepe my cape
Before I fly, but soar I will.
The deaf, blind to song,
 Still feel my bearing; askew,
 Out-takes galore until
I get it right. Silk is not
Soft as my kiss, nor
Air carry the cry of my
Throat, and the warbling of
Doves is not ample enough
For my poems and psalm:
 Just you.

 What brings:
 Brought my heart,
 And on
 Wings of desire.

This, my image
Prone
Mind
- This strange-
Soul:
 Hews more than snow smeared
Earth, each crystal an unlike
Being, masking summer trails,
    But my is of a nature
One, my Maker guides this
  Flight, joy and cry,
 Wrung from being's pores/
 Soared on mimic stars and
Glistened fancy......yes

I bled, but oh heart, 
 Those you shared
            With    me. 

I really should get back to charcoal drawing

No right minds could wrong be this many times -SB

"Between The Lines"

Time to tell me the truth
To burden your mouth for what you say
No pieces of paper in the way
Cause i cant continue pretending to choose
The opposite sides on which we fall
The loving you laters if at all
No right minds could wrong be this many times

My memory is cruel
Im queen of attention to details
Defending intentions if he fails
Until now, he told me her name
It sounded familiar in a way
I could have sworn i'd heard him say it ten thousand times
If only i had been listening

Leave unsaid unspoken
Eyes wide shut unopened
You and me
Always between the lines
Between the lines

I thought i thought i was ready to bleed
That we'd move from the shadows on the wall
And stand in the center of it all
Too late two choices to stay or to leave
Mine was so easy to uncover
He'd already left with the other
So i've learned to listen through silence

Leave unsaid unspoken
Eyes wide shut unopened
You and me be
You and me always be

I tell myself all the words he surely meant to say
I'll talk until the conversation doesn't stay on
Wait for me i'm almost ready
When he meant let go

Leave unsaid unspoken
Eyes wide shut unopened
You and me
Always be
You and me
Always between the lines

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Don't let your mind bully your body into believing it must carry the burden of its worries. ~Astrid Alauda


With everything that has been said, my body feels no need to carry this burden of confusion and hurt for the night. My life is too close to being on track. Nothing else can be said to change the ideas, hopes,or dreams which God has put before me. And as for fear, come at me full force. I am far, so far from being worried about you.

Friday, February 12, 2010

So often time it happens, we all live our life in chains, and we never even know we have the key. ~The Eagles

Breakfast, cocaine and pot. Cocaine and pot are not things I want to talk about or hear about during a breakfast study session. Especially when I'm alone, having breakfast and studying. I'm not saying that I'm not adult enough to talk about these things. Rest assure, I'm not doing either nor have I tried or want to, but the people next to me at the bookstore/cafe where I was, were laughing about the times they have snorted a line of cocaine and gone skiing down slopes, both agreeing that smoking pot before is better. I would think just being on the mountain and skiing would be fun enough. Now, I'm not writing about this and trying to make myself seem better than, or high and mighty and more responsible than these people but I just don't understand their idea and desire to get high and then partake in a sport that if you aren't 100 percent with it, you can kill yourself or other people..

If you are going to let a substance control your fun, and you know through the experience of others (reality tv, news about deaths of addicts) that you slowly can become no fun without that substance in your life, why would you do it?

I don't get and I probably never will.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Faith is believing in things when common sense tells you not to. ~George Seaton

Common Sense.... I've learned that with love, common sense doesn't always work for me. It doesn't work because what would make sense to me always falls apart, and when something seems so unbelievable, faith and a big leap of faith, make me realize that logistics and love want nothing to do with one another.

I think when people try to plan, take things slow, fast, just be friends but act as a couple, date when they are still broken hearted in turn hurting other people, (maybe)...  We try to make sense of emotions and the past when we could just live in the present and let God do his work. I think people are sometimes afraid to admit that they don't have any control of a lot in life.  You plan for the future but as it's been said before, tomorrow is promised to no one. I'm not saying we shouldn't plan for the future but just remember to be thankful for every person in your life right now, the ones who have stuck around, got you to where you are and the people who aren't there that have helped you for a short time. Good or bad, you might have thought you were in control of who you were meeting.. but I think God puts people in and on our paths for a reason.. there is always a reason.

Gsofia

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

I sing like I feel. ~Ella Fitzgerald

So I sing a song of happiness, fun and compassion. It's several songs all rolled into one. It's the playlist that I run to, dance to and relax to.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Love is easy. It's people that make it hard sometimes -



Falling in love is suppose to be the easy part. Somewhere along our paths we fall, fall hard and then something changes with someone and you love that person you just aren't "in love" with that person. Something fades, something inside you says I can love but I can't be in it right now. This is so confusing to me. I don't get it. Not that I'm saying that I haven't felt it before or don't. I'm just trying to understand it. I feel like thats what kept me from being in a real serious relationship for so long. Its a mixture of fear of being hurt, fear of not being single and available for the "right one".  This is where it makes sense. Love drives out fear but fear, if you let it, drives out love. It's a vicious cycle.

So what stops it. What makes us decide to jump and leap and take that step towards a relationship? To say "yes, I'm ready to be with you" whoever that is.  It brings up all these questions in my mind. I guess that's just timing for you.



Wednesday, January 27, 2010

An Amazing Woman In my life


My Grandmother


Living to Love

I had forgotten in the midst of falling for someone that, if they aren't participating in the relationship that you could see being so wonderful, well don't give up but let things be. I finally took the idea of what could be out of the equation and I'm happier. I'm not happier they're not in my life the way I thought but, eventually, its going to be in a place that I'll be okay. Is it strange that it makes me happy? What makes me even more happy? The abundant blessings that I have been given. The amazing desire to want what God's for me.


Friday, January 22, 2010

Never write a letter while you are angry. ~Chinese Proverb

Right.. I'll blog angry instead. So much for love. Thank God faith hasn't changed. Though, it's all contradicting at the moment..

Just when I thought things would be easier, it's like high school all over again. Except now, I'm 23 and trying more now than ever to move on from silly, petty fights about parties and emotional drama that, if other people want to be involved with it (people you care about) still causes more damage than necessary. I hate the feeling of not knowing if I have the right to be upset or really care about certain situations that have to do with loved ones. Right now, I refuse to care but because I'm acknowledging the fact that I don't want to care says  that I do care.

I hate this. Hate was not suppose to be part of this blog.

For all those who are suffering with things going on in the world. My prayers are with you. Any cross I can bare for you, I pray that God send it to me instead.

GSofia