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Friday, February 25, 2011

The Perfect Canvas

Shooting Star,
Shooting StarHow perfect you are - 
Up in the night so lit!

Even kids quit playing tag with lasers 
When they see stargazers like me:

Amongst all the other people of stars
Coming to observe how perfect you are.

With your flawless form striking through the sky,
So vivid and stunning that it makes me cry;

I can't help but wonder why this world is a blunder - 
And you so calm, serene, and tranquil.

When you painted that sky once again,
It was then that I figured out:

Each of us follow the one in front - 
When whom we should follow is up above. 

It was a humid evening - but the chirping of the birds, the generous breeze, and the scent of blooming nature made up for it. 
Fireflies flickered in the distance and He made the perfect canvas out of the sky: stars shined their full potential with a few strokes of color. It was a quiet but stunning performance that only few were able to witness - because He briskly applied the acrylic to form vivid hues, admired it, and then drizzled it with water. It dripped for a couple of seconds, and then disappeared from plain sight. 

Many children chose the glistening stroke over the amusement of games, adults dropped their food and reached for their phones, only to find it was too late. The only picture that could have been taken was from the heart. 

As it sprinted soundlessly across the sky, I wondered why all of us were drawn to it. The purity that comes from inside the core of this light emanates - and we look and look and look, until finally, it dawns that the star really is a star, because it follows The One above,
not the one in front.

We simply can't help but look, and look, and look.  



Friday, February 18, 2011

A New Blog!

Dear Readers,

Today, I will present to you... A BRAND NEW BLOG!
As you all know, I have started a new blog series, Museum of Moments. So, I will be using this blog specifically for those blog posts. This week's post is on this site. Regular weekly blog posts will be posted on this blog. I hope you enjoy this new site and I am looking forward to your comments. Please don't forget to follow!

Here is the link: http://museumofmoments.weebly.com/



Thursday, February 10, 2011

Freak the Mighty

          I have just recently finished reading another one of Rodman Philbrick's books; Freak the Mighty. This book deals with many issues amongst the characters - one of them being the lack of kindness towards each other, or bullying. My favorite character in the book, Freak (Kevin is his real name) deals through many hardships including the lack of height due to a certain disease and the inability to walk properly. Max, Freak's best pal, has a few hardships in his life as well; the lack of a mother and learning disabilities. Although, there is one lacking that both Freak and Max share; and that is the lack of a father. This book focuses more on Max's lack of a father more than Freak's. Although, there is one incident that hurt me beyond words to the fact that I didn't even want to turn the page. I simply dropped the book in my bed and occupied myself with another activity.
          This incident is when Freak and Max decide to perform a kind act by returning a purse to the woman whom it belonged to. Unfortunately, the residents of that particular household were not reciprocating the kindness that Max and Freak had displayed to them. Instead, they were thrown with insults and as Freak and Max were leaving the wretched household, Freak caught the heaviest insult of them all.

An excerpt from Freak the Mighty: (here, Loretta, the rigid lady, is conversing with Freak)

"...I know all about you. Your old man was a magician, did you know that?" ... "Yeah," Loretta says. "Right after you was born. He must be a magician, because as soon as he heard the magic words 'birth defect,' he disappeared." 

This is the absolutely adverse way to behave with a person that found your missing item and made the effort to return it to you. In fact, you should never, under any circumstance behave with such a nasty matter towards anyone. If everyone kept putting each other down, this world would be lifeless. None of us would desire to live in a place like this and everyone would just be there. Without a purpose, without a goal, without something to live for. 

So make your life purpose-filled, goal-occupied, and with someone or something to live for.


Friday, February 4, 2011

The Power of Positivity

            During your life, have you ever wondered about the mysterious snowflake? Aren't you fascinated with the fact that each snowflake that falls from the sky above and gracefully falls to the ground below has a different form than all the others? Well, this mystery will soon be revealed and along with it, will show us The Power of Our Thoughts.

            Dr. Masaru Emoto discovered that thoughts, kind words, and positive attitude not only have a positive affect on us humans, but as well as on water. If you think about it, this actually makes sense because the percentage of water in our bodies are more than half! Here are pictures of Dr. Emoto's discovery using the Fujiwara Dam:

Here is the picture of some water from the Fujiwara Dam BEFORE it was given a blessing:

Here is the SAME water AFTER being given a blessing by a Zen Buddhist:

Amazing, isn't it? When positive thoughts can have such a drastic affect on water, imagine the affect it will have on ourselves! Those of us that are looking for peace of mind and a feeling of relaxation, the key is to have positive and pure thoughts that will keep our mind happy and healthy. We will be content with our life and appreciate whatever comes our way. 

Remember, when you are feeling down and aren't satisfied with life, think, "My glass is not half empty, my glass is half full!"

Here is a video that shows some other ways Dr. Emoto went about this miraculous discovery as well as some other fascinating water crystals formed by positivity!