Things to do



Always try to help a friend in need



Believe in yourself



Be brave...but it's ok to be afraid sometimes



Laugh often



Always try to see the glass half full


Meet new people, even if they look different to you




Remain calm, even when it seems hopeless



Be weird whenever you have the chance


Love your friends, no matter who they are




RELAX



Take an occasional risk



Try to have a little fun each day....it's important



Share a joke with friends



Fall in love with someone...



...and say "I love you" often




Express yourself creatively



Always be up for surprises


Love someone with all of your heart




Share with friends


Watch your step



It will get better



There is always someone who loves you more than you know



Seize the Moment



Hold on to good friends; they are few and far between



Indulge in the things you truly love


Cherish every Sunday


At the end of the day...PRAY



And smile at least once a day!



MusicMonday ~ Unlove you





Unlove You – Ashley Tisdale

I fell in a perfect way
Never had a choice to make
Crashed into your tidal wave
I didn’t even struggle
Sailed right through your atmosphere
Closed my eyes and landed here
Didn’t see the trouble
And I didn’t care

Chorus:
I can’t unlove you
Can’t do that
No matter how I try
I’ll never turn my back on
Someone who loved me too
I can do most anything I have to

But this one thing I cannot change
I almost kind of like the pain
Wear your tattoo like a stain
It will take forever
To fade away

Chorus

There’s always time for other dreams
Why must we erase these things?

I can’t unlove you
Can’t do that
No matter how I try
I’ll never turn my back on
Someone who loved me too
But I can’t unlove you
Get through that
No matter how I try
I’ll never turn my back on
Someone who loved me too
I can do most anything I have to
But I can’t unlove you



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Mellow Yellow Monday~The Flower and the Bees


I'm glad to be back here at the Mellow Yellow! I was checking out my Bes Ching on her FS and I borrowed this picture from her. I can't, for the life of me, recognize this flower and I hope you can help me on this...


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Comic Strip #6


About Life According to Garfield

What a cat! A cat for all seasons. Sassy. Opinionated. This lasagna loving, mailman chasing, sarcastic cat is a classic that readers love. Garfield, Odie and Jon will leave you wanting a daily dose of this beloved bunch! Garfield's crafty talent with words and sneaky preference for practical jokes often leave his owner, Jon - and us - speechless, and always wanting more.

Quotable Sunday 8/31/09

Mothers Day Gift Ideas

Welcome To Quotable Sunday's on A Daily Dose. Every Sunday myself, along with several other bloggers around the blogosphere post one or more of our favorite quotes to share with our readers.



"We must have strong minds, ready to accept facts as they are."
- Harry S Truman (1884-1972)

"Wit is educated insolence."
- Aristotle (384-322 B.C.)

"The greatest strength is gentleness."
- Iroquois Proverb

"A light heart lives long."
- William Shakespeare

"The most wasted day is that in which we have not laughed."
- Chamfort

"To love is to suffer. To avoid suffering one must not love. But then one suffers from not loving. Therefore to love is to suffer, not to love is to suffer. To suffer is to suffer. To be happy is to love. To be happy then is to suffer. But suffering makes one unhappy. Therefore, to be unhappy one must love, or love to suffer, or suffer from too much happiness. I hope you're getting this down."
- Woody Allen, Love and Death

"Once in awhile, right in the middle of an ordinary life, love gives us a fairy tale."
- anonymous quotation


~~o~~



Unconscious Mutterings #344


  1. Spinning :: wheel

  2. Impasse :: Deadlock

  3. Gravy :: KFC's chicken & mashed potatoes

  4. You are :: amazing

  5. September ::rainy season

  6. Divulge :: not secret anymore

  7. Training :: ground

  8. Crap! ::S**t

  9. Results :: destination

  10. Shutting down :: dying

Comic Strip #5

Luann

Six Word Saturday




Here is how it works using six words , descibe your life ( or something )in a phrase.

Some friends are lost, and found.

Skywatching in Ligao City

I'm a true LigaoeƱa. Our family moved there when I was eight. And this is just one of magnificent views you'll see everyday. Ligao City is one of the newest cities in the province of Albay and everyday, when you wake up in the morning, you'll see this foggy view of Mt Mayon, especially if you live along the Diversion Road.



photocredit to bigberto

see other skies here!

Saturday 9



1. Have you ever stayed online for a very long time waiting for someone? Nope.

2. How do you eat oreos? I open it up, eat (actually nibble on) the cream filling first. Then the biscuit, which I melt in my mouth. Milk's not required, though. ;)

3. Are you cocky? Yes, sometimes. It has been my downfall, and my saving grace at times, too.

4. Did you have an imaginary friend as a kid? Nope. I have lots and lots of cousins so Ithink an imaginary friend has no room.

5. What t.v. station do you watch the most?



6. Have you ever seen the ocean? Yes, the Pacific Ocean.

7. Have you ever been hospitalized? Nope. I haven't been confined.

8. What's your favorite brand of rootbeer? Sarsi.

9. Could you live without a computer? Yeah, I think so. Uhmmm, no! I would miss my blogger friends so much I'd go crazy and look far and wide for a shop or an establishment with internet!

Quote of the Day

"Happiness is different from pleasure. Happiness has something to do with struggling and enduring and accomplishing."

– George Sheehan



About George Sheehan

American doctor George Sheehan changed course midway through his life. He was born in Brooklyn in 1918 to a cardiologist father and grew up to follow in his footsteps. At age 45, bored with his life, he began reading philosophy and took up running. Within five years he ran a 4:47 mile, the fastest ever clocked by a 50 year old. He started a weekly column and became medical editor for Runner's World. He wrote eight books. Bill Clinton dubbed him the philosopher-king of running. He died in 1993.

The Queen's meme# 7 ~ Message in a Bottle

Somewhere in a faraway bloggiverse on an island with a palm tree swaying in the breeze, a message bottle sits side by side with a Pina Colada and a cute little striped umbrella horizontally tilted in the beachy sand. Did YOUR bottle make it to land? Have you checked lately? There are now 285 bottles floating in the bloggy ocean just waiting to be mysteriously delivered to a tropical island near you. It's time you added yours! You are about to send a virtual Message In a Bottle across the Blog Ocean. Leave a message in the sand or on the bottle. Write anything you wish. Be a pirate or a poet. Serious or silly. Rant or ruminate. Anonymous or not. What message would you like to send out to the universe?

Click here for the rules.







10 Traits You Look for in a Romantic Interest



  1. A good sense of humor.
  2. Witty. Conversation is very important.
  3. Kind to children and animals. Kindness reflects personal strength.
  4. Easy smile .
  5. Adventurous. No stiff shirts for me.
  6. Dependable. But not dependent.
  7. Must not be picky with food.
  8. Intelligent. A good head on his shoulders.
  9. Wide reader.
  10. A good dresser. Not necessarily a fashionista but one who knows how to dress well and appropriately.

An Old Flame finally laid to rest

An old flame looked me up on the web and found me on one of those social networks and called me up the other night. And I realized what a great relief to be talking to him again because now, I could really move on.

I still feel the pinch every now and then when I remember how hurt I was when he broke up with me 5 days before our 4th anniversary. They say you never forget your first love but it's not. It's the first heartbreak that you'll always remember.

But we had such good times then! He was the first person who ever brought me flowers and would surprise me with little gifts. He shared my love for nature trips. We would exchange loveletters through our dear friend Shey. It was a sweet romance!

But I guess reality has a habit of throwing curved balls when one least expects it. And that reality was called "distance". It's true when they say that absence makes the heart grow fonder, but it also makes the heart forget. I guess we forgot. Maybe it was me, I was so busy with work and my promotion. Or maybe it was him, he was busy with studies and making friends outside. We forgot that we had a commitment. We forgot to get out of ourselves to save our relationship.

And then it was too late. I remembered him saying he doesn't want to live in a fishbowl with me anymore, that he needs to go out and see other things. I never stopped to listen so I guess it was my fault, too, by taking him for granted.

1999 was my saddest Christmas. Cold kisses and an even colder shoulder. The eye of the storm I should have noticed but didn't. It hit me on the 4th of January when he said that it's all over between us. I tried everything to bring him back. I cried, I begged and cajoled, threw a fit.Out of my misery, I shut my friends out and everyone around me. I remembered that he came back in May of that year (2000) but I was so blinded with pride, I never really gave him a chance. From 140 lbs I dropped to 80 lbs., I was so devastated. Someone tried to save me and I rebounded to him. And of course, it failed and brought me more heartaches. Five years into the rebound, I woke up one Christmas morning needing to get out and change the scene. So left without saying goodbye in 2005 and retreated for 2 years to get myself together again.

And now, here I am. Scarred. But free. Free now to look forward to a meaningful future with JV. I can't say it will all be happy days. I'm not looking through colored glasses anymore. To finally let go of emotional baggage is such a great relief!

MusicMonday ~ Merchant of Love



Joan Armatrading - Merchant of Love

Album: What'S Inside



LYRICS:
~~o~~
You're selling emotions
That I can't buy
Don't want the sadness
Price is far too high
And I don't want
I don't need your package lies
I've got too much in store

Someone help me
Find the merchant of love
Selling heaven here on earth
I've bought pain and measures
Of pure heartache
I've had all I can take

I'm willing to wait
For lasting pleasure
With promises
That won't ever break
Someone help me
Find the merchant of love
With a full guarantee

I'd travel
Miles and miles and miles
To find the place
With treasures
Much more rich than gold
I just want a heart
That captures my soul
And I'm willing to wait

I'm willing to wait
For lasting pleasure
With promises
That won't ever break
Someone help me
Find the merchant of love

Someone help me
Find the merchant of love
With full guarantee

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Mirror, mirror...

Succesful relationships mirror each other's ideas, belief, values. Through our partners, we can see our flaws and attributes, and this is a great opportunity for growth. Have you ever wondered why we seem to connect to a certain type of personality? Because attract whatever we project, and our relationships is a reflection of what we are.

~~~~~

The people we are in relationship with
are always a mirror, reflecting our own beliefs,
and simultaneously we are mirrors, reflecting their beliefs.
So... relationship is one of the most powerful tools for growth...
If we look honestly at our relationships,
we can see so much about how we have created them.

~ Shakti Gawain ~

What angers us in another person
is more often than not an unhealed aspect of ourselves.
If we had already resolved that particular issue,
we would not be irritated by its reflection back to us.

~ Simon Peter Fuller
(from 'Rising Out of Chaos') ~

What comes from the heart,
touches the heart.


~ Author Unknown ~

A loving person lives in a loving world,
A hostile person lives in a hostile world,
Everyone you meet is your mirror.

~ Ken Keyes, Jr
(from 'Handbook of Higher Consciousness') ~


Everything that irritates us about others
Can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.

~ Carl Jung (1875-1961),
Psychologist ~

Unconscious Mutterings # 343


  1. Disguised ::Masked

  2. Big wheel ::Turbine

  3. Irritating ::Nuisance

  4. Care ::Worry

  5. Grandpa ::Old

  6. Shooting ::Spectacle

  7. Sunglasses :: Shades

  8. Stampede ::Panic

  9. Painstakingly ::Carefully

  10. Terrible position ::embarrassing