Month: November 2011

Let us say what we are thankful for

Thanksgiving is approaching us and I am so excited! They tell us it all began with some pilgrim and indian friendly bullshit story, which is not why I continue to celebrate it. Honestly, it’s about family and friends, and showing appreciation for eachother, with an abundance of good carb infested food, YUMM! So let us be thankful, whether you celebrate thanksgiving or not. I am eternally thankful for the following things: My mom and her neverdying effort to accomodate her children and the people she loves, even to the extent of ignoring her own comfort and preference. I love her! (SHE IS THE DEFINITION OF A SELF-LESS MEXICAN MOTHER) My father, I am appreciative of his sincerity and love. He has a heart of gold! which has given me a template for how men should be everywhere, and has showed me how I deserve to be loved. Thank you DAD because of you I know my worth! To my 6 siblings, I feel so blessed to have each of you in my life, to counsel me, entertain me, love and care for me, …

We are not exempt from death

A friend lost her life last weekend. She was only 27 years young. It is not the first time a young person has lost her life, yet with the shock and sadness I felt  it was as though it was the first time I had ever heard bad news. I was not very close to her, I only remember several encounters and engaging conversations in the past few years,  but for those who were I cannot and do not want to imagine the pain.  My sympathies go out to her family and friends and all those in between. As my parents delivered to me the bad news, I had the thought, No! it could not have happened, I new her and she was young. That’s the thing with death we all theoretically know it has to happen to everyone, yet we are always surprised by it because in reality we did not think it would happen to someone we  know and love. Losing a loved one in general can feel like you were robbed, as though something really unfair …