Happy New Year!

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It is 2018 and as much as I would like to say I had a list and followed it to a tooth, the fact of the matter is, I don’t; I stopped making lists ages ago as I learned over the years and circumstances of du jour they are one bowl of potato soup. 

I decided to live in the moment, appreciate who I am and came to be, those and what the Almighty puts forth in my path, be always in constant state of gratitude to what life has to offer, it’s difficulties and high altitudes. Some may call it growing up and will say, I am still trying to catch up, and others may say, big deal and will say, life. Yes, I know, I rattle a few feathers sometimes, I am aware of my shenanigans, it is me and I apologise.

So, the New Year is upon us, aka 2018. No one knows what the pages of the book will look like and what it will have inscribed but HE and He is not telling. Numb as a bucket of ice but warm as hot cocoa. He just keeps silently doing His thing. 

I hope it will be better than the one before, full of joy, laughter and love. 

I hope you take time to dance everyday to the sound of the music, your heartbeat, the eco of your laughter, your feet on the ground, your neighbor’s obnoxious habits, your walk in the corridors of many buildings, your carnival of embraces and words, your family in the background, the voice of your child.

I hope you take time to listen to you and others, reward the passerby, strangers in your mist who may be your friend tomorrow and say thank you to whatever. 

I hope you love and share your wisdom with others, teachable moments that may come to be masterpieces. 

I hope you always smile, encourage many, say Amen, Alleluia, I am here and I am human. I exist. Thank you God for my everyday, today and tomorrow. Thank you Family. Thank you friends. Thank you friend family. Let’s ride this joint to wherever the 365 days will take us. 

Many blessings to you and your family. 

Happy New Year!

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Beautiful Simple Herbs

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Photo by Joao Melo Serreno

It was a beautiful springy day without the spring. It was actually winter but being in the south, the breeze made it perfect. The salad was prepared with an array of crispy beautiful simple herbs with greens, long stems, cilantro leaves, lettuce, pepper, tossed watercress, onion, peeled diced cucumber, orange segments, grinded halts of palm and juicy sliced tomatoes dribbled with olive oil. 

Happy New Year 2016

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Woke up on the first of January counting my blessings, grateful, thanking the Almighty for one more day, month, hour, minute, seconds and yes, year.

2015 had its rough patches, too many to name, negatives and positives, high and low, met new people, made new friends, challenges of earthquake and tornado proportions but came to the realization that I could not control it, I had no part in it, it was all besides me that it was all His Will and not mine.  Once I came to that realization that I was just riding a long, a passenger on an over the top fancy bus, I surrounded and learned to let go of my will and let be driven. 

The conductor is clever.

I am here, I am alive, I am breathing, I exist and yes, I am cute. Sorry, could not help it. It is part of my DNA to be funny and sarcastic. 

I have my family, friends and angels who I am eternally grateful for, as I keep them tucked in a special corner of my heart. It is what it is and anything else is academic, a bowl of potato soup and sorry to say, just a space on my many sentences.

I foresee 2016 in a different prism, a breakthrough year, at least I am striving for it, hopeful, exciting,  with its inherited challenges. I hope to see you riding along with me through the many hills and vales, roads and highways, curves and waves as I trot the breathing room, tacitly turning the pages of an old book. A new chapter will be written with a mile long subjects and new protagonists in the midst.

To all, an Happy New Year. Wishing you much love, success and prosperity in the roller coaster of 366 days ahead. Stay true to yourself. Yes, it is a leap year, so you will have one more day to content with, be merry.  May God Bless you.

Yes, I am back!