Happy Halloween !


I have never celebrated Halloween in my childhood. I can’t put the blame on my parents except on the communist society in which we lived then. Even communism has not been able to change people’s faith in religion. And that’s why  at the beginning of November we commemorate the deceased people.  I mean in a night determined by the church we were going to the cemetery where we light candles and place them on tomb of our beloved ones. It was an unforgettable evening where the cemetery is converted into oases of light, thanks to hundreds of lighted candles in the memory of those in eternity.

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What remains after humans are only candles which burn in the night to bring the light into the darkness. It is an amazing imagine. In that evening, around the graves, we were listening to beautiful stories about our grandparent parents, which for me were fascinating. They were beautiful stories about the deceased. I remember that while I was listening to the stories I was watching their tombstone and I was trying to I imagine their face and likeness. But the most important for a child were cakes and cookies that people give them like alms for the loved one. It was the favorite cake or cookie of the deceased one, another way to find out more about them.

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These traditions have created unforgettable memories and it is what I want to do, beginning new traditions while we integrate it into the Canadian society. Just to be clear I am not and I will never be into the horror crap. I think that the horror crap in an invention of the sick and bored part of the human brain. I am trying to perceive the good roles of Halloween. One of them and the most important for me are spending time with my family using the artistic part it. Garnishing the house inside outside with Halloween decorations and carving pumpkin together with my daughter are most significant parts of the Halloween for me.  Then is the part of giving candy to the kid that I am seeing like alms for the loved one.

I have some pictures that I want to share with you.

Happy and safe  Halloween!

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Photos 2 courtesy of http://g1b2i3.wordpress.com

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I believe!


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I believe that I will learn something new

 Every morning when I wake up.

I believe in a new step

Even when I feel that is nothing left.

I believe in oblivion

Because is happening for a reason.

I believe that every kick in the ass it’s a step forward

No matter how painful it would be.

I believe that every good or bad event

It will make us stronger.

I believe in parents love

Even when they are disappointed.

I believe in the kindness of those around me

Even when they are reluctant to show it.

I believe in the promises of my loved one

Even when I lost faith in them.

I believe in second chance

 But my faith will stop after that.

I believe that to a sincere smile

Even the grumpiness can change.

I believe in a world fill with kindness

Even if is so much cruelty.

I believe in love

For the people who hate each other.

I believe in faith

For every soul in the world.

Word


We invented words so we can explain ourself better,  at first only to make distinction between “give me a stone” or “stone you”. We have improved our words so much that we need sometimes dictionaries to understand them.

Today words are the bridge between your thoughts and what others can see in you. Nobody really know how you feel or what you think if you don’t describe it in words. And if we could not have said any word, we certainly find other ways to express ourselves. But we are not. And many times we forget to use words. We forget to say if we are sad, happy, worried or frightened. And most of the time we forget to say “I love you” or ” I miss you” even when we feel that way. And just like that, a moment will come in which between what we feel and what we express will be a difference so large that those around us will get confuse. They will not understand us and together we will suffer. And all this is happening because we forget that our thoughts don’t speak for us or no one can hear them. So let’s talk and write words, even if sometimes we speak before we think, because only using these words we will we be able to understand us better . And if we use offensive words  let’s not forget that there are also pardon words.

Remember always that you need tu use words to be heard.

The joy of accomplishment.


Today on our way back from the school bus stop my daughter started to get so excited to tell me the good news from school. Because she has done a great job at math the teacher made her  “Super Star” and she even get a princess sticker. You know that I am very proud of her and my pride grew in the same way as her joy did while she continued to tell me every detail about her great achievement.

This has made me think of moments of joy that I have experienced myself and share them with my loved ones. From simple successes as a great marks in school, build a castle in the sand or throw a stones on lake and to be bouncing off four times our personality can grow.  And all these, small accomplishments, are shaping your character so you can achieve bigger success like riding your bike, finishing your university or the birth of a child.

Every time when this moment happens your heart is beating madly with joy, your hands shaking with excitement and you’re thinking how to get as soon as possible at home, where hopping you don’t know who to call first. It makes you to realize that we need to share our joy with somebody that we love or we care. It is etched in our genes the desire of expression of a great news.

You want your loved ones to share the joy. But why? What “benefit “of joy waiting to get through this? Just a sentence like “Great job” hear from someone you love can make you feel accomplished?

I think that the reward for this accomplishment is building our personality and faith with the help of the loved ones.

How is called this need to quickly tell someone about your accomplishments?