International Women’s Day

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Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

I make my pledge for parity and I hope you will too!

Today is International Women’s Day and one day I will.

I’m striving for that day to come sooner than later.

Check out these wonderful websites so you can learn and do as much as you can!

http://www.internationalwomensday.com/

https://www.madewithcode.com/

http://girlswhocode.com/

https://www.malala.org/

https://www.womenwill.com/?hl=en

https://www.womentechmakers.com/

Take good care all.

Until next time…

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The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Student Series

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Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

I’m a strong believer in giving to charities that will help people and animals in need.  I donate to charities like St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital , Autism Speaks, Feeding America, PETA and the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society has a student series and I’m proud that schools in my area are participating with this campaign.  I set up a page and you can click on the link below.  Any donation and I mean any is greatly, hugely appreciated!  THANK YOU!

http://events.lls.org/pages/cpa/PaxtoniaElementarySchool/AMercado

Take good care all.

Until next time…

I believe in…

…existentialism.

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

I live an existential life. I’m very comfortable and happy living that way. It’s one of the things that I’m a hundred and ten percent sure about. I learned in college, through literature, that you can simple believe in just living. It’s not very complicated. There’s no stress in that, hence why I quickly adopted it into my life. You choose the path you want to take. No one or nothing else chooses it for you. You live your life by making your own decisions and when an obstacle appears, you figure it out to the best of your knowledge or ability because it’s your life. When someone asks me, “What do you believe in?” I didn’t know what to say before in the past, but with years come wisdom. I’m now able to express what I believe in.

I believe in love. I believe in helping those in need, even when you don’t have a lot of money to your name. I believe in harming none. I believe in education. I believe in equality. I believe in happiness. And I believe in respect. Ultimately, I respect the beliefs of others, even when I’m ridiculed and made to feel as if I’m doing something wrong. I do get bullied and I do stay quiet, out of respect, which can be incredibly hard to do. But, once in a while, when I truly know that my words might get a benefit of the doubt, only then do I speak out and defend myself.

I live an existential life.

I believe that I’m living the life that I’m supposed to live because I’ve chosen that path.

I believe that no one has the right to say that their beliefs are superior to yours.

I believe in staying true to oneself because in there lies your own happiness.

“The truth will set you free.”

Maybe one day, I will be completely accepted, without any explanation, but for now all I can do is live my life, the way I choose to live it, existentially happy.

Take good care all.

Until next time…

 

Inspiring messages

Hello everybody!

I hope you guys are well.

With the right words, a sentence or more can become inspiring messages full of wisdom, love, strength, and hope.  A sentence can be transformed into a powerful quote or mantra and it can be spoken, sung, read, memorized, etc.  When a person connects with an inspiring message or even one single word, they hold onto it fast because their deep emotions suddenly have a precise description.  You breathe a sigh of relief and think, “that’s exactly how I feel,” and then you adopt those words into your heart and mind.  I know we’ve all shared that moment more than once.

Here are a few inspiring messages that are currently taking up residence in my heart:

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for my family

courage

for myself

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for the world

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for my children

What words inspire you?

Take good care all.

Until next time…

No monster-in-law here!

Hello everybody!  I hope you guys are well.  You know the old saying, “When you marry someone, you marry their whole family as well.”  Sometimes that’s a complicated notion for people to understand and accept.  It can be tricky at times, especially if one doesn’t get along with their mother-in-law.  That’s one relationship, where stress levels can exceed the maximum if there’s animosity.  I’m very happy and lucky to say that I don’t have that problem.  There’s no monster-in-law in my life.  In fact, I get along with all my in-laws and it’s a pretty extended family because my husband’s parents aren’t together and his dad remarried.

At my mother-in-law’s (Lucy) house, I feel comfortable because she makes you feel at home.  She’s also a superb chef, and if there’s a gene for that, I believe my husband got it from her! 🙂 I’ve had a long time now to get to know Lucy.  19 years to be exact.  Sometimes I joke with my husband by telling him that I believe I know his mother better than he does.  We often call each other and talk about the kids.  My first daughter was her first grandchild.  I will never forget her reaction when I broke the news.  She made it priceless and I knew she would.  What I appreciate the most about Lucy nowadays is how she shares things about her life with me.  That inclusion means the world to me.  She accepts me, with all my flaws into her life.  She accepts me as the woman who married her son.  She accepts me as her daughter-in-law.  That acceptance is so peaceful.  There’s no animosity.  I wish many could feel the same way.

We recently went to visit Lucy in Pennsylvania where she lives.  She is currently taking extracurricular courses and she told us that she was very nervous when she took her first exam.  She called me last week to share the news that she passed.  I was very happy for her, proud as well and very thankful for the call.

I’m not going to say that our relationship has always been perfectly smooth, because there were hiccups, but nothing too severe, thankfully.  Every relationship is a work in progress.  The thing is, you have to put in the work if it’s worthwhile.

Take care all.  Until next time…