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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

On the run..

On the run.
With me being a creature of habit and sticking to the same thing over and over this my friends is
the street I run on as often as possible. I have been really trying and succeeding ( I think)
in following through on the training for the 50k.
I am following an app that I found on my I phone called
The 50k Coach. by running method

I love that I found some app on my phone that tells me what to do.
So cool.
I haven't been as excited about going out and running the last couple of times but a
good friend told me not to think about the before part of going out to run.
Just get your stuff ready and get up and do it.
So I did and I stopped worrying about how fast I was going
I stopped comparing myself to other runners who kick ass.
I stopped thinking about all the junk that holds me back from enjoying my time
by myself doing what I love.
It takes me about 15 min to let go and just start being really present in that moment.
sometimes I just seem to stop thinking but the more I practice letting go the easier it becomes.
I started doing that same thing with my journals too. I try to let my brain just write and try not to analyze or think about it. I am really surprised at the stuff I write.
So my dear friends this year my focus will be on finishing my first 50k.
I have a feeling or maybe its hope that doing this will be a total life changing experience
just like running a marathon. The clarity that comes from running a really long way is worth the pain the effort the sweat .. I actually feel God is right there along side me and were having a great time..
Have a great Monday
xoxo
G


Thursday, May 26, 2011

What I am grateful for today !!

I have to say that last week was a blur...
But in that blur there was many things that I am grateful for.
I am grateful that the world did not end..I mean helllo !!!
I am grateful far all my face book Happy Birthday's..I felt the face book Love
I am grateful that I had my 3 kids with me last week.
I am grateful that The sun is shinning today.
I am grateful that for some reason the older I get getting up early is becoming easy..weird hu
I am grateful for my car it uses little gas.
I am grateful for salads with lemon juice..
I am grateful for my I phone.
I am grateful for difficult moments , they help me grow.
I am grateful for my therapist , she is a great teacher.
I am SUPER DE DUPER grateful that my house will be really clean by Monday..
I love that even on days like today when I am not really feeling it I am reminded to
be
grateful.
xoxo
G

Monday, May 23, 2011

Little man turns ten.

My little boy turned ten yesterday.
I adore this little man. He is smart and funny.
He love jokes. He memorises the long ones and then during dinner
he will get up and do a little number.
He has great delivery.
He can dance..
He loves his sisters
He super duper loves me.
He is so smart and loves to read.
He only orders adult size cheeseburgers
and likes all the lights of when he goes to bed.
He is a very special little boy one that I feel blessed to be the mother of.
He owns a huge part of my heart..
I love him.
and now he is ten..
Time flies when your having fun ..
He told me yesterday that spending the day with me at universal studios made it the best day of his life. What more could I ask for ?
Total mommy moment.
xoxo
G

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Memories

This song reminds me of my dad someone must have told me he liked it or maybe he told me..Every time I hear it and I think of him...
Do you have a song that reminds you of someone immediately ?
Have a great friday because the weekend is right around the corner..
xoxo
G

You never make mistakes.


I learned today that you never make mistakes.
That sounds a little off right, so here's what I was told.
You never really make mistakes Gloria. These things we call mistakes are actually are learning events. We make these things we call mistakes ( learning events) because we are learning a lesson from it. If it did not happen we would not have learned what
we needed to for next time. If we keep making the same mistake or the same learning event keeps happening its because
we need to learn a different facet from that event.
So we have a major learning event happen in our life and we wake up going oh my what did I do ! What just happened. We need
to remember that at that time we conducted ourseves and made decisions based on what we knew at that time. Sure, its easy to look back and say I should of done this or that different but really you did the best you could given the information you had at that time. If you had the knowledge then that you do now things would be different but you did not so you did the best you could
This helped me like my self more. I just felt like sharing because I know as females being kind to ourselves is hard sometimes and maybe this helps .
I hope you had a good day.
xoxo
G

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

What I am grateful for today !!

I am grateful that God has allowed me to make it to 39.
I am grateful that God has made my path so colorful.
I am grateful that I have peace in my heart.
I am 39, years old today..I can and cant believe it.
My daughter Paola asked me if I felt old. I thought long before I answered her.
No.. I don't feel old . I feel strong and very capable.
Her reply.. Cool mom.
I am so grateful for this cute teenager.
I am grateful she is honest with me .
I am so grateful that she has her own sense of style.
I am grateful that she teaches me acceptance.
I am grateful for Miss Bella who just gets me and I her.
I am grateful she loves dolls like me.
I am grateful she loves to go outside.
I am grateful that she teaches me a-lot about just being happy.

I am so grateful For Christopher.
I am grateful for his sense of humor. (he is so funny)
I am grateful for the way he holds me. (tight)
I am grateful for that he teaches me patience.
I am grateful that God granted me 3 amazing kids that just are my heart, complete my heart, nurture my heart.
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I am grateful for woman who see the need to create a safe space for other woman to nurture each others spirit.
I am grateful for Gloria's Space.
for in this space I fed my spirit. I felt my spirit being loved.
I am so grateful and honored that my spirit held a special place in that space.
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I am super duper grateful for 3 kids who made me a cake last night
It was turqouise and red.
with a peace sighn in Cheeries.
Chocolate with Peanut Butter filling.
YUM !!
Yes my friends, I forgot to tell you I am 239 years old today..
Thats a big number ....

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

What I am grateful for today !!

Hello and Good after noon my sweet friends.
I am happy to report that on this very day.. I am feeling very happy and excited
why...
I am going to visit a place I love.....
This weeks Grateful List comes straight from my heart.
I am grateful for hot pink toe nails..
I think this is a huge pick me up.. If your feeling blue.. Paint your nails
Hot Pink ( kinda spunky)
Blue (very popular)
Yellow (why not)
Red ( sexy)
french on the toes ( makes you feel put together)
I am grateful for Dolls.
Yes, I love dolls they make me smile and they remind me not to take life seriously.
They are just cute..cute..cute..
I am grateful for Mail..
I am grateful for girls that send mail.
I am grateful for girls who love to draw.
Makes my heart sing... Fa la la la la..( did you hear me?)
I am grateful for saying that remind you its never to late.
To be a better person
To be honest
To love more
To trust yourself
Oh but what I am most grateful for are ceramics made by my little girl who at the age of 8 is reminding me
Love your self !!!
I am learning this everyday...
specially this week for some reason.
accept yourself for who you are.
forgive yourself for what you have done.
Love yourself
no excuses
just Love !!!!!
xoxo
G
because you are beautiful.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Happy Mothers day !!!


I am a very Lucky girl because I have two moms..
and since today is Mexican Mothers day and I am Mexican
I would like to wish both my moms a wonderful day and tell them..
Thank You
for being my mother.
Thank You for
not judging me rather just accepting me.
I love you ...
G

Thursday, May 5, 2011

What I am Grateful for today !!

Hello and good morning sweet friends..
On this wonderful Thursday
I am grateful for blurry pictures that make me smile..
I am grateful for my sister in law because she is so sweet with with my little niece Charlie.


I am grateful for rocks that remind me to smile.
I am oh so Grateful for cute necklaces ..Ok so I personally love having something hanging around my neck that reminds me to Stand in the light or dare to dream..
or maybe necklaces with little owls that remind me to always be in touch with that little girl inside of me..
I am grateful that God to loved the color pink so much he decided to let pink flowers grow on trees..
I am grateful for my little girls who love acting like me.
I am grateful for silly glasses that help you act oh so silly.
I am grateful for warm weather... (yeah I was waiting for you all winter)
I am grateful for people who open the door for you because they see your holding way to much stuff.
I am grateful for Love...It does make everything better..(kinda like ketchup)
I am grateful for my moms..
The first who had me and did what she could and loved me in her own way.
The second who kept me raised me and loved me in all the other ways.
I am oh so grateful for blue and white stripped nails that make me smile every time I look at them. I mean hello... my nails make me happy...
and last but not least on this day I am grateful that I am constantly reminded by the universe how lucky I am..
I am healthy
I live in this amazing country
I am loved
I have a roof over my head
I have food on my table
I have children who are well
I have dreams
I believe I can craft.
I have running shoes
see....
I am grateful that I am aware of how good I have it..its all in how we look at it..
Happy Thursday.
xoxo
G

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Where are you going?

So as I was trying to go to sleep last night and I just could not all I kept hearing in my head was this song. I thought about how cool it would be to make this a song about yourself. I have been handed what I will choose to call a difficult task. It is about forgiving someone for being just mean. It also has to do with not believing what this person has to say about me. Its amazing to me how some small part of me still chooses to believe this person. I wonder if its because I like to somehow feel sorry for myself or maybe its because what he chooses to say somehow is a belief that I have about myself. I thought about how this could be a good thing because I don't have to think about all my insecurities I just have I just have to write down what he says.
I am not feeling sorry for myself I feel like I am coming from a place of realization.
What I realize is this... We , me ,us we need to love ourselves and I know I have said this before but It really works for me... Self talk its so important to speak sweetly to yourself. Nurture yourself ,like being with yourself. Smile when you don't need too. Tell yourself I like myself today. I want to be with myself and I am learning to forgive and trying to understand myself. I feel if I do this its almost like I am filling this part of me that we should all have..Maybe this makes better sense. When I continuously treat Gloria well and I forgive her I am building up a type of base a good foundation for whatever may come .
So going back to the story of forgiving that mean person ... If I keep up the standing by my side and loving myself , I know its not easy all the time specially for that certain week in the month for me. But if you just make a real effort to be good to yourself its so much easier to forgive and move on . Its so much easier to go to your well being reserve and tap into it when things get yucky and we need to forgive or just accept what is happening with an open heart. Sometimes its not what we want or what we feel we need but I feel that acceptance is the first step to a content heart..
If I sound crazy that's OK too. I learning to accept this part of me that feels passionately about needing to share the little things I do to survive .. I hope this Tuesday brings you peace and may you smile today...
OK so here are the lyrics to this song...Yes I adore Dave Matthews his music always reminds me of me in Boulder Colorado and just being ....

Where are you going, with your long face pulling down?
Don't hide away, like an ocean
That you can't see but you can smell
And the sound of waves crash down

I am no superman.
I have no reasons for you
I am no hero, Aww that's for sure
But I do know one thing:
Is where you are is where I belong.
I do know, where you go, is where I wanna be.

Where are you going? Where do you go?
Are you lookin' for answers to questions under the stars?
Well if along the way you are growin weary, you can rest with me
Until a brighter day, you're ok.

I am no superman.
I have no answers for you.
I am no hero, aww that's for sure.
But I do know one thing:
Where you are is where I belong.
I do know, where you go, is where I wanna be

Where are you going? Where do you go?
Where do you go? Where are you goin? Where do you go?

I am no superman.
I have no answers for you
I am no hero, Aww that's for sure
But I do know one thing:
Is where you are is where I belong.
I do know, where you go, is where I wanna be.


Where are you goin'? Where do you go?

Tell me where are you going?
Where? Let's go.



Sunday, May 1, 2011

Letter to the month of May...

Good Morning Month of May and welcome into my life...
Thank You for the warm weather with you bring with you
Thank You for all the beautiful flowers you
will bless us all with this month.

I will make it a point to fill my house with flowers this month.
I will make it a point to send lots of pretty mail this month.
I will make it a point to hug and hug my kids this month.
I am so happy you have arrived safe into my life month of May.
I will take steps to grow and accept a little better this month.
To be more patient with my children and myself.
To choose.
I hope to be able to run along the beach and the trails.
I am going to embrace my life this month and just take all that is handed to me with pride.
I will say yes in the wonderful month of may more than no.
I will craft this month of may and love whatever it is I make.
Thank you Universe for all that you bless me with and may this month of may
be no different than the rest.
That is my intention ..
Thank You
God
Universe
and all that is out there
xoxo
G