Saturday, February 21, 2009

Happy Carnival

With this image, I want to wish all visitors a Happy Carnival with lots and lots of fun.....
This picture was taken at Sao Paulo's Sambadrome during Perola Negra School of Samba's parade.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My Favorite Fruit

If you ask anyone that knows me, what's my favorite fruit and they don't say grapefruit that means that they don't know me well enough.
From the three types of grapefruits, white, pink and ruby, my favorite is the ruby red, right from the fridge.
Grapefruit was first noticed on Barbados in 1750 and got that name because it grows in clusters just like grapes.
Besides the fact that I love it's taste, grapefruit is low in calories, about 97 calories per fruit and it's rich in vitamin C, flavonoids, potassium and folic acid.
Other benefits from grapefruit are, the fact that it's pectin helps to lower cholesterol levels and also helps to normalize hematocrit levels(number of red cells in the blood).
I admit that sometimes I get frustrated when I have to separate the flesh from the white membrane to make my salads, but it's well worth going through that process.
For the last 5 years, my |Christmas Eve fruit salad is made out of grapefruits, grapes, oranges, pomegranate and my favorite liquor. Does anyone know the name of my favorite liquor?

Saturday, February 14, 2009

BONNE ST. VALENTIN !


Nothing could express better the way I'm feeling than the above image!
I have been under the weather for the last couple of days and I have to save all the fun for another day. For now I'll stay with chicken soup and my cold medicine.
Enjoy all you can!

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Friends are like balloons


I would like to share a poem that my husband sent me to work, when I was feeling a little down. The author is unknown.

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
Love the people who treat you right.
Forget about the ones who don't.
Believe everything happens for a reason.
If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it.
Nobody said life would be easy.
They just promised it would be worth it.

Friends are like balloons.
Once you let them go, you can't get them back.
So I'm gonna tie you to my heart so I never lose you.

Love you all!

Monday, February 9, 2009

Serenity Prayer

God grant me the Serenity to accept the things
I cannot change,
Courage to change the things I can,
and the Wisdom to know the difference.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

THE PREPARATIVE



Since this is the birth of my Blog, I felt compelled to start with an extract of a poem from the metaphysical poet Thomas Traherne, who died in 1674 and was able to remember his pre-existence.
In "The Preparative" he describes the time in his mother's womb and then he recalls his consciousness of pre-existence:

Before I knew this hands were mine
Or that my sinews did my Members join...
I was within
A House I knew not, newly cloath'd with skin.
Then was my Soul my only All to me,
A living endless Eye
Scarce bounded with the sky
Whose Power and Act and Essence was to see;
I was an inward sphere of Light