Live, Laugh, Love With Me…

Life is too short not to go out there and celebrate life.

So, today I invite you to…

Travel and have fun with me.

this man's journeyLet’s drop everything for a moment and walk along Old Galveston’s, The Strand. It’s that time of the year again to dance on the street and catch some beads. Yep, it’s Mardi Gras Blog Party 2015!

this man's journeyIf in music it’s all about the bass, in Mardi Gras, it’s all about the beads. Thousands of bright colorful beads raining down the balcony. Look, that lady is about to throw a bead necklace with a stuffed toy.

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Happily, my son said, “Look dad, I caught this.” He then handed me his prized catch, a green stuffed toy frog. On his heart was written, “I Love You.” He added, ” Can you hold it for me? I’m going back to catch more.” I replied, “Yes, I will hold it for you. Go have fun.”

IMG_9892All these catching is making me hungry. Who wants to eat with me? Turkey legs, beef wraps, corn dogs, funnel cake…you name it, I’ll get it.

Craving for desserts? How about apples dipped in caramel? A few bites and it will make anyone spin in sweet delight.

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Time to dance, shake and get on with the groove as we join the Umbrella Mardi Gras Parade.

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Champagne Umbrellas big enough to supply days of partying.

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Lantern Umbrellas, Holiday Lights Umbrellas, Lucky Money Umbrellas, all kinds of uniquely designed umbrellas parading the streets.

Beautiful, smiling ladies holding their Mardi Gras Mask Umbrellas.

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Group picture everyone. Let’s huddle together and say, “Happy Mardi Gras!”

IMG_0001Hope everyone had a great time. Now, get some rest, tomorrow we’ll watch the Sunrise by Galveston’s Seawall.

IMG_0023Wake-up, it’s almost close to Sunrise. Walk with me and we’ll watch it together. Still sleepy? Here, I made some  Yoli Passion energy drink for you. It has 110 mg of natural green tea caffeine. Still barely opening your eyes? How about hitting the gym and d0 20 minutes of cardio. Fully awake now? I bet you are.

IMG_0057Feel that ocean breeze? Isn’t it refreshingly cool and calming? Let your worries and heartaches drift away with the waves, it’s okay. I do it all the time. Here, I’ll sit next to you. You don’t have to feel so all alone anymore. Let it drift, let it go, let it soothe, let it heal.

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If it’s okay with you, pray with me…for peace, for happiness, for meaning, for guidance, for hope, for dreams, for strength, for hardships and trials, for forgiveness, for faith, for family, for friendship, for gratitude, for love…

“May you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is too great to understand fully. Then you will be made complete with all the fullness of life and power that comes from God.”
                                                                              – Ephesians 3:18-19

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It’s time for breakfast. Indulge with me for some hot waffles with butter and maple syrup, eggs, cream cheese Danish bread with strawberry jam, oatmeal with fruits and a freshly brewed coffee.

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Before we head home, let’s pass by the beach and…

Live life, create and savor its best moments with me.

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Smile, laugh, be truly happy with me…

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Before we say our goodbyes, once last thing…love with me.

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“We are rich not because of what we have but who we have in our lives.”

Wishing everyone all the love in this world this Valentine’s Day and always. God bless.

It’s been a day of great blessings. Thank you for sharing your time with me and for being an amazing friend and blog companion.

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Listen To Your Inner Voice

New Year’s Resolution: Listen to my own inner voice, do the things I’m passionate about and follow my own dreams.

Sorry, been so busy catching up with life and battling its many challenges, hectic schedules, demands and dramas that I’m falling behind to some of the things I’m passionate about.

Here are the high lights  of my January…

Celebrating my mom’s Birthday yesterday. 

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Making faith and God as my priority, hope, joy and strength. 

Certain things happen for a reason. On our way to pick our son, we saw a Goodwill store. For unknown reason, I asked my wife,”You wanna check that out?” Excitedly, she replied,”Yes!”

While she was looking at some antique looking China plates, I went around and end up in the least busiest section of the store and found two used old books. I don’t hear voices but someone seemed to be whispering behind me ear, “Read it and you will find the answers you are seeking for.”

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The last few days, I would wake early in the morning where there’s total quietness and calmness. In the stillness of the moment, his words comes alive. Speaking, reaching, comforting, guiding, healing, just letting me know I was never alone. That we all were and are never alone.
I don’t know what God’s daily and future plans are but I do know it is “always” far better that my plans. Far way, way hugely better!

Begin, commit and have fun with my New Year Health Resolutions.

Those post holiday festive yet unhealthy eating habits are hard to shake off but never impossible. January 5, me and my wife started to transform our health back again to its optimal state of wellbeing as well as sharing our blessings with our friends and family. Everyday, we both got to discover something new, fun and amazing. We both are each other’s motivator often saying to one another, “Go, go, go!’

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Family, family, family….and creating the happiest days and memories with them.

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Build lasting friendship, cherish and treasure them always. 

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Live and breathe positivity and goodness, sharing them generously to everyone around me. To remember always that I don’t have to be rich to make a big difference to someone else’s life. That in my own little way, I can bring smile, light and hope to others.

A few days ago I finished Darren Hardy’s, Making The Shift and got so inspired that I created this for friends and family…

“Whatever we begin today, commit to it for at least for one year. We’ll be so glad we persevered and gave our best as the rewards that awaits will far exceed our dreams and expectations.”

There are only two choices when we are inside the Human Crab Pack Trap, stay inside and have your heart and dreams crushed or fight with all you’ve got and see where your inner voice and dreams will take you.

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I know my life has a lot of mistakes, messed up decisions and troubles, lots of pain and heartaches both old and new but my life too has so much blessings and reasons to be happy about. Recent sickness within my family and relatives made me realize again how short and precious life is. That I need to appreciate and celebrate life to the fullest. That I need to always live in gratitude. That I need to try to live each day like its the last. So, I am…

Today, let’s find a moment of silence and give that little inner voice a chance to be heard. Believe me, it has so many answers of all the things we’d been longing and searching for. 

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2014 In Review And Beginning 2015 With A Clean Slate

“Wishing you and your family a prosperous, Happy New Year full of blessings. Blessings of love, happiness, peace, hope, success, good health, of passions and dreams turning into exciting, lasting and inspiring realities today and always.”

In 2015, let us begin with a clean slate and start everything fresh. Let this year be all about running for our dreams and doing the things we are most happy and passionate. Let this be a year about you and everyone that you hold dear in your heart. Let it be a year of celebrating life and its many blessings.

In 2015, let us begin with a clean slate and start everything fresh. Let this year be all about running for our dreams and doing the things we are most happy and passionate about. Let this be a year about you and everyone that you hold dear in your heart. Let it be a year of celebrating life and its many blessings.

Thank you to all who made my 2014 truly memorable. Thank you for each visit and comment. Thank you for always being there for me and my family. Thank you for the many kind thoughts and generous prayers. Thank you for inspiring me to keep following my dreams and doing the things I am passionate about. God bless.

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Wishing everyone inner Joy that last a lifetime.

A toast to a positive, bright and happy 2015!

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Let us walk together, hand in hand, helping each other achieve our dreams and hopes for 2015. “Here, take my hand. I will walk with you come what may.”

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 32,000 times in 2014. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 12 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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I Live For Moments Like These

I live for moments where I can hope, dream, love, laugh and ran like a little child full of happiness and care free abandonment.

2013, we spent our Christmas Day running and laughing by the beach of Galveston Island. It's been our family Christmas tradition to visit the Island for its unique memorable brand of Christmas celebration from Dicken's On The Strand, to the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens, to a delicious taste bud delight at Gaido's and Jimmy's On The Pier, to just enjoying a fun day by the beach.

2013, we spent our Christmas Day running and laughing by the beach of Galveston Island. It’s been our family Christmas tradition to visit the Island for its unique memorable brand of Christmas celebration from the Dicken’s On The Strand, to the Festival of Lights at Moody Gardens, to a delicious feast at Gaido’s and Jimmy’s On The Pier, to enjoying a relaxing fun-filled day by the beach.

I live for moments where my family is my reason for waking up each day all happy, fired up, energized, breathing positivity and inspiration.

2014, we went back in Galveston Island and created new beautiful Christmas memories.

2014, we went back to Galveston Island and created new beautiful Christmas memories. Merry and bright Christmas memories.

I live for moments where faith becomes my light and hope my reason for moving on.

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I live for moments where friendship becomes a priceless treasure to keep and cherish always.

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I live for moments where I don’t have to worry and be afraid anymore. Moments where I can go to sleep soundly at peace with myself and everyone around me.

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I live for moments where I get to enjoy the best of health not only today but a lifetime through.

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I live for moments where I get to see and truly appreciate every part of Nature’s Sunrise.

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I live for moments where I am bursting with gratitude for life and its many blessings.

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I live for moments where life is celebrated to the fullest. 

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I live for moments where lasting gifts and joys of Christmas are something I feel in my heart and the hearts of everyone around me every single day. 

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Faith, family, friendship, a job we enjoy doing, a loving home with simple comforts, safety, good health and wellness, just a few of the many reasons to be happy and be thankful for in 2014.

I live for moments where I truly feel “ALIVE.”

Wishing everyone a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. God bless you and your family always.

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