Monthly Archives: September 2014

Motivational Quotes for Today

Hello Everyone :-)!

Hope you have all had a great weekend, mine as always was relaxing and busy at the same time 🙂 which I like because it keeps me from not getting bored.

I know how sometimes we wish our life were easy and simple with no problems, worries, or tribulations invading us.

But thank God there are quotes that exist in this world to motivate us to keep on holding on to the Spirit of Jesus Christ and His Father God.

Here are some quotes that I found really motivational:

” God desires all men to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth.” -1Tim 2:4

” You cannot imagine at all how much you interest God; he is interested in you as if there were no one else on earth.” -Julien Green (French writer)

” One must know man and human things in order to love them. One must love God and divine things in order to know them.” -Blaise Pascal ( French mathematician, and philosopher)

“God is love.” -1 Jn 4:16b

” The measure of love is love without measure.” -St. Francis of Sales. (Distinguished bishop, brilliant spiritual guide, founder of the religious community, and Doctor of the church)

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You Are My God

Hello Everyone :-)!

I want to share with you a poem that I wrote this Summer during my trip to Steubenville in San Diego with my church youth group. It was a three day weekend full of fun and celebration of how God is joy and true happiness. As a catholic I have come to realize that I need Him more than ever.

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You are my God,
My Savior
The one who rescued me
From the dark hole
That I was stuck in.
Like a little girl,
I was scared and lost.

You are my God,
My Savior
The one who rescued me
From the deep wide
Sea of loneliness and doubt.

You are my God,
You shine a light
On my darkest days,
Your words of comfort
Renew my mind and soul,
They give me the confidence
That I truly need.
Faith in you is all I need,
Nothing else.

You are my God,
My only true friend.
Nothing else can compare
To the immense love You
Have for us all.
Even though we sometimes
Shy away from your love,
You amazingly never cease
To give up on us.
You only know,
That deep inside of us
There is this huge love
That we have for You
That will never fade.

You are my God.
You are my Savior.

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I Am a Positive Person

Hello Everyone :-)!

Being positive can sometimes be hard for me especially if things do not go your way. It is important to think positive and to have positive thoughts about what you want in your life. Everything that you have waited for is now at your reach. I choose to view my own life in a positive way, no matter what others say about it. I choose to avoid negativity, and welcome prosperity and opportunities to achieve something positive in my life 🙂

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My Two Favorite Anne’s

10/16/2010

Dear Anne,

Yes that is what I am going to start calling you from now on. It’s my favorite name, it is the name of two of my favorite people. The first is Anne Frank, whom I consider amazing, she kept a diary as well. She used her diary to express herself, her own feelings, opinions and beliefs about life, that is what I admire about her. The second is Anne Shirley from the Anne of Green Gables novels, although she is fictional I like to believe that she did exist and that all of her books are about her real life. Both of the Anne’s are free-spirited, fun, brave, and courageous.

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Your Friend,

Jasmine 🙂

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My journal from the front cover.

If both of them were alive I would of loved to meet them one day and tell them exactly how I feel whenever I read their stories.

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The Mystery is Out: Witches were Able to Fly

Hello Everyone :-)!

I completely love Halloween and everything that has to do with this great October holiday. I love the idea of dressing up in a cool and fun costume, going trick-or-treating, watching scary movies and listening to Halloween music are my most favorite things to do on that holiday.

I always like to get into the spirit of Halloween much earlier than others probably, like in August I start thinking about Halloween and what I want to dress up as (I am still thinking).

Have you ever thought how witches can fly? I have and coming across an article about how witches fly really made me understand how witches were able to fly.

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Flying Ointment: The Witches best Friend.

Legend mentions that witches used herbs with psychoactive properties like henbane in their potions, or also known as “flying ointments.”

One of Ireland’s earliest accused witches was Lady Alice Kyteler, she was condemned to death for having used sorcery to kill her husband in 1324. Kyteler’s maid, instead was burned at the stake after authorities found out she had escaped.

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One of the authorities who searched Kyteler’s house tells an account of what he found:

“In rifleing the closet of the ladie, they found a pipe of ointment wherewith she greased her staffe, upon which she ambled and galloped through thick and thin.”

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Alice Kyteler

Another 15th century manuscript by Theologian Jordanes de Bergamo in 1470 writes:

“Witches on certain days and nights they anoint a staff and ride on it to the appointed place or anoint themselves under the arms and in other hairy places.”

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Can Witches Really Fly?

Besides the early 15th and 16th century depictions of witches flying on brooms, Europe also shows witches flying on other objects like: stools, cupboards, wardrobes and two-pronged cooking forks.

” It’s not their own bodies propelling them, the explanation in theological handbooks is that they are being supported by demons and devils that are holding them.”

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My Mom’s Childhood Story

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My parents are the rock and the huge support system in my life, and will always be no matter how old I get, or where I live. I love hearing stories about my parents childhood growing up in the 80’s.

The stories that really have always captivated me are my mom’s stories of her childhood, growing up in Mexico. She had a childhood full happy and sad times also. Being the daughter of only one parent (her dad) and having a step-mother who would ignore her was really tough for her.

Her mother died when my mom was just three years old so I can only imagine how sad it was for her not to remember her mother:(

There are several stories of my mom’s childhood that I can still remember well, the first is about her being left behind with her step-mother while her dear dad had to go on an important job trip, she was still a really young girl and the thought of not being with him for a week terrified her so much; my mom and her dad were really close. She ended up starving herself because she could not go on without her dad. Everyone in the neighborhood were really worried for her, even my Aunt Gloria, she could not bear to see her starving herself and feeling low all the time so she decided to call my mom’s dad, telling him to come back because her daughter would die of sadness and starvation if he did not come back for her.

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Hearing this story from my mom’s own voice made me realize how much she loved her dad, their love for each other was so strong that her dad would not dare leave her daughter alone starving and sad.

I wish my mom had pictures of herself when she was a little girl but for some unknown reason she does not.

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Waiting for Love

Hello Everyone :-)!

Letting love in is kind of complicated especially when that special someone does not know how you feel for them.

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For me, feelings of love came when I was in eighth grade. His name is Joseph and he was so nice to me 🙂 I fell in love with his smile because his smile was so beautiful:-) we were both in the same Gym class and he would sit in front of me, I in the back. He would turn around and smile at me sometimes that my heart would just melt, making me speechless, full of blushing red on my face and ears.

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The bad thing about all of this was that I kept my feelings of him to myself, I would be completely scared of telling him how I feel about him, because of the fear of rejection.

I think it was just puppy love, or not, may never know. Only God knows. I only hope to find my true love someday 🙂 I have had crushes before but have not found the right person for me yet.

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Besides, I am not rushing the need to date a guy that will sweep me off my feet, like in a song: ” for everything there is a season, turn, turn, turn, and a chance for every purpose under heaven.”  I have come to believe that it is best to wait until true love comes to me, I will wait patiently.

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Here is a poem that I wrote on one of my notebooks about my deep longing to know if my crush had the same feelings for me, yes or no:

I wish I had the guts to tell you
How much I love you.
You are all wrapped up in your own world, and I in mine
That sometimes it is hard
To let out my feelings for you.

We are both two different people,
We don’t know each so well,
But if you give me the chance
Maybe, we can grow into something amazing.

I wish I had the guts to tell you
How much I live you,
But you are all wrapped up in your world, and I in mine.
It is sometimes hard to let out my feelings for you.

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Money Does not Buy True Happiness

Hello Everyone :-)!

I hope all of you had a great Labor Day weekend :-). For me it was relaxing and great, although I was a little sick but still that did not stop me from having fun and reading my favorite books :-).

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Inspiration and motivation are everywhere for me. I did not so much before that quotes can have such a meaningful impact on the way I see life, for me just a simple quote can change my way of thinking about life and how life’s problems are not the only things that exist in life.

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This quote has made me go back to these past few months, how much God has worked into my life by bringing me people as blessings that have taught me right from wrong, I am so blessed to have such great meaningful people in my life. I think it is great to have friends you can go to when you fall.

Sure I can say that my life is miserable because I do not live in a big huge mansion in Beverly Hills, or have a million dollars to spend on the things that I really wish I could buy, but I chose to not think that my life is miserable just because I am not rich.

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I choose to live a life were I am happy in a healthy way. Sometimes when I hear my parents complain about life and how they wish they had a million dollars to spend it on the things that they always dream to have; I always think to myself, ” why are they always complaining, can’t they see that at least we have a roof under our heads, clothes to wear, and food to eat? We have each other also.” I believe that money is not everything because worrying about how much money you have is not happiness also, doing a hobby that you truly love without the thought of doing it for money is happiness :-)!

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I decided not to live a life based on regrets and what if’s. I know that my road to being a successful writer will not happen overnight, but I am only thinking of writing as a career because I love to read, it is what my Aunt Carmen loved to do on her free times; read, read, read :-). I started writing in journals when I was in junior high because reading Anne Frank’ s novel motivated me to use writing as a way to express myself in a meaningful way.

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I want to inspire young people to turn to writing as a fun and meaningful tool to express themselves and to shine on their writing to others. I do not know how that will happen, I only know right now that I have the potential to do it, for me it is just a matter of making it come true 🙂

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