New Find : Xena by Flojos

My eyes hit the hanging pairs with soles that looked like an egg crate foam. I thought: they look comfortable, so they must be indeed.

Let me give you the good points why I considered getting them for myself:

  • Xena is super soft & comfortable like I'm stepping on carpet with each stride.
  • I liked the color -- Black Grape variant. It's not literally black but dark grey.
  • The base rubber is durable.
Right! Check out Flojos Xena.

They're not sexy to look at. But they practically make feet feel good. That's what matters.

Here's to being foot wise,

Learning From Richard Bach

I'm here not because I am supposed to be here. Or because I'm trapped here. But because I'd rather be with you than anywhere else in the world.

♥ ~~ ♥ ~~

A soulmate is someone who has locks that fit our keys,
and keys to fit our locks.
When we feel safe enough to open the locks,
our truest selves step out
and we can completely
and honestly be who we are;
we can be loved for who we are
and not for who we’re pretending to be.

Each unveils the best part of the other.
No matter what else goes wrong around us,
with that one person
we’re safe in our own paradise.

Our soulmate is someone
who shares our deepest longings,
our sense of direction.
When we’re two balloons,
and together our direction is up,
chances are we’ve found the right person.

Our soulmate is the one
who makes life
come to life.

♥ ~~ ♥ ~~

Part of us is always the observer,
and no matter what,
it observes.
It watches us.
It does not care
if we are happy
or unhappy,
if we are sick or well,
if we live or die.
Its only job is to sit there
on our shoulder
and pass judgment
on whether we are
worthwhile human beings.

Richard Bach


Thank You To A Great Year

“Oh, the comfort—the inexpressible comfort
of feeling safe with a person –
having neither to weigh thoughts
nor measure words,
but pouring them all right out,
just as they are,
chaff and grain together;
certain that a faithful hand
will take them and sift them,
keep what is worth keeping,
and then with the breath of kindness
blow the rest away." -- Craik

As the year draws to a close, I am expressing thankfulness for a lot of things.

1. The Lord- for the light & guidance, peace & joy and even a wonderful future.

2. My Husband - for being a patient companion, a steady source of wisdom when my mind becomes fuzzy & a good listener.

3. My Family - who may not be perfect, but I am stronger in life because I have them.

4. My Friends - because they accept me for all my quirky & unusual ways.

5. My Boss - for being a respectable boss. :D

6. Home - because I have a secure place to stay & I do not lie in the cold.

7. Work - for allowing me to express my best in the job that I love. Yeah, I have the best work in the world.

8. Fellow Christians - who have been praying for me, for taking time to visit us at home & for being there in the dark times of our lives.

9. My Pastor - for being a true man of God & nurturing us in the faith.

10. Experiencing Life - because I have come face to face with what is real & accepted the imperfections of this realm.

I breathe a prayer for the presence of each one in my life. Yes, I am grateful & in this existence, there is no use for not being one.

Here's to gratefulness & thanksgiving,
Here's to a year so blest,


Thoughts About December

This is the month that gets people in a frenzy. I do not share in the rush. I sought myself why I am against being pushed into doing things that pertain to celebrating some days in December.

There are things I did before, and with careful thought, I ceased from doing them.

Decorate with a plastic "Christmas Tree". Right. I find live trees everywhere in my place. The evergreen tree that stood in the house of people in some countries were there because their surroundings were buried in snow. So before thick snow comes to cover their greenery, they cut the top of evergreens and place one inside their house to make wintry days less dreary. The Philippines has known no snow around it eversince I can remember.

Bring home the Reindeer-dragging-a-sleigh decoration. I love seeing deers and other forest animals. But for me, the reindeer decorated with a sleigh on snow is not part of my reality. The only similar stuff I witnessed was the wooden version of a sleigh -- dragged by a cow or a carabao.

Buy statue of the Big Fat Man. They call him Santa. I discovered Santa wasn't real when one night of a December 24 in my 9th year, I saw my mom stuffing toys, money and chocolates in the sock that they told me to hang by the door. Santa was not the one who gave me gifts. I do believe that there was a man that was generous long ago and he gave gifts to people during December. But he did that to express his love to his fellow. So people kind of remembered him for his good works. I choose not to buy his image.

Lighting my house in a pompous fashion and with all kinds of colored bulbs. Though I love, love lights, buying too much lighting for temporary use is expensive, and it makes the surroundings hotter.

I am not against people celebrating the love of God for them. Yet I do not favor the commercialism and the superfluous spending for things that are for seasonal use only. I'd rather see people radiate real change in themselves than get so busy buying things here and there, getting into debt because they are pressured to purchase or give for the sake of certain dates that we celebrate during December.

I disagree with coercing people to exchange gifts and contributing large sums for the sake of making a party more exciting. I disagree with too much partying that you find no time for the true life you are living. I disagree on gathering people only because it's a must to have a reunion.

I live life with a different perspective. Others may see it as joyless, I consider it practical living. I say No to excesses in anything: party, gift giving and even travel. I've had enough of these activities that give a false impression of happiness and having a lot money to spend. Most people I know are drained and depleted after December.

If I have to give, let it be giving from the heart. If I have to spend for something, let it be something useful. If I have to go someplace, let it be a journey which is an expression of my freedom to roam and not because I had to outdo the travels made by my peers.

And I am not less lonely because I changed perspectives. I ponder the path I take and the decisions I make. I do not worship My Lord less because I choose not to do some things. This is heartfelt existence. Life is still good, and a lot peaceful this way.

Here's to being real,