NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED …is a common human dysfunction. Good deeds are sometimes either ignored, unrecognized, and sadly rudely judged. When you do that one act they don’t agree, a decision ‘they think’ is a mistake, you become the worst person in the world. All good intentions are thrown in the trash, the sacrifices are forgotten. They judge your entire being. Not fair. No good deed goes unpunished. It is a cynical view of the Universe saying good-hearted people will be treated most unfairly in the end.
is from the most adorable male hipster in the world (in my opinion)
“Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.”
Enjoy the remaining hours of the weekend, and let’s prepare tons of positiveness to face the week ahead!
“GRATITUDE turns what we have into ENOUGH.”
very funnnyyyyy, but makes so much sense! :) :) :)
A few people messaged me this: Happy Mother’s Day to you SOON, Yan!
For those who read it, just for clarification, I’m not expecting. Well, not happening anytime soon that is.*wink
I’m not a mother yet but it’s something I’ve been praying for —to build a family, for God to prepare me physically, emotionally and spiritually for the laborious and completely selfless task of being a mom.
The closest I have of being “motherly” is as an Aunt to my 4-year old niece. I treat her as my own, they even say she’s my favorite among the 4 nephews and nieces I got. I willingly acquired and shared “cherry-picked” responsibilities for my niece. But I know when I get my own, when that time comes, it’s NOT going to be the same.
When you are a mother to your own child, you get the entire package. No cherry picking. It requires a 24/7 attention. No breaks, no vacation leaves. You can share their time with everyone, but they will be your responsibility for the rest of your life.
Let me quote this line I read somewhere over the net: “A lot of people have the capacity to bear a child, but it takes a really STRONG woman to warrant the title “MOM”.” And I dream of one day to get that title.
On the same note, let me have this opportunity to give a big loud THANK YOU shout out to my Mama Joy. For being the strongest, caring, selfless, and loving Mama in the whole wide world! And to my sisters Lou Ann and Maymay, for being the best moms that they can be to TJ, Saisai, Jahmir and Ahmiel. You’ve got a long way to go sissies but you’re both doing good so far! :)
HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY!
We still have our bumps, huh? Yea, I guess we’ve learned that we’re always going to have our bumps, but there’s nobody that we’d rather be with than each other. The lesson is to hang tough and to do the necessary things to make it work.
And to continually be grateful. We have been through a lot together, but I’m still excited to be with you. And I’m always grateful when I can snuggle with you and smell that cologne.
— ALL THERE IS (A Collection of Real Love Stories)
"When people get married, they say two people become one. No, I don’t agree. Two people should remain two people but walk side by side. I’ve not become Elliot. Elliot has not become Hunny. We remain Hunny and Elliot. And to me, that’s important."
— Elliot, 95 & Hunny, 86 from ALL THERE IS (A collection of real love stories)
Successful Marriage: 6 pointers to always say to your wife or husband
"Loving someone is therefore very important, and it is also important to choose the right person. Despite popular culture, love doesn’t happen by chance, at first sight, across a crowded dance floor. It grows slowly, sinking roots first before branching and blossoming. It is not a silly weed, but a mighty tree that weathers every storm. You will find, that when you have someone to love, that the face is less important than the brain, and the body is less important than the heart."
"Being tender and open is beautiful. As a woman, I feel continually shhh’ed. Too sensitive. Too mushy. Too wishy washy. Blah blah. Don’t let someone steal your tenderness. Don’t allow the coldness and fear of others to tarnish your perfectly vulnerable beating heart. Nothing is more powerful than allowing yourself to truly be affected by things. Whether it’s a song, a stranger, a mountain, a rain drop, a tea kettle, an article, a sentence, a footstep, feel it all – look around you. All of this is for you. Take it and have gratitude. Give it and feel love."
— Zooey Deschanel
Loving orange! I’m so attracted with things that are orange-y! I wish to wear something like this once I start working! :)