Be a Friend, Appreciate your Friends, and count your blessings

LOL I was sure I looked awesome trying on my Ana’s glasses; omg my big huge face; I hope I didn’t stretch your glasses LOL …. Thanks Mia for catching me totally off guard; being me….

Eating, drinking, smiling, laughing,

celebrating with friends is one of my favorite ways to pause and break from life.  It is extra special when it is all done in your honor, or the honor of someone special to you.   One of the best things in life is realizing family and friends love you so much that they are willing to stop to gather in your honor and celebrate YOU.  There is always a host; who plans accordingly with so much love and hope for the person they are celebrating.   Hosting an event takes time and coordination with the help of others at times to truly make an event a success.  It is amazing what people do for other people, and what is also amazing is seeing the joy on the person’s face.  It is with no doubt you know the people that will be there; no matter what they are there for the ones they love, accountable and present.  I think it also softens everyone’s heart knowing their specific presence is of great value because how can you celebrate a loved one without all the people the person loves in attendance.

Today; I was concentrating on the scripture Luke 7:36 Jesus Anointed by a Sinful Woman throughout the day.


I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about today; I just know that for me in my blog~ Today is Writing for Women Wednesday.  So whatever came my way I wanted to acknowledge women, girls, and of course the men who make us feel like we are worthy.  I decided to take my bible along with me and re-read at given breaks during my busy day and prepared to begin my blog later in the evening.

A Sinful Woman Forgiven

36 One of the Pharisees asked him to eat with him, and he went into the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. 37 And behold, a woman of the city, who was a sinner, when she learned that he was reclining at table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask of ointment,38 and standing behind him at his feet, weeping, she began to wet his feet with her tears andwiped them with the hair of her head and kissed his feet and anointed them with the ointment.39 Now when the Pharisee who had invited him saw this, he said to himself, “If this man were a prophet, he would have known who and what sort of woman this is who is touching him, for she is a sinner.” 40 And Jesus answering said to him, “Simon, I have something to say to you.” And he answered, “Say it, Teacher.”

41 “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii~coin given for a full days of work, and the other fifty.42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44 Then turning toward the woman he said to Simon, “Do you see this woman? I entered your house; you gave me no water for my feet, but she has wet my feet with her tears and wiped them with her hair. 45 You gave me no kiss, but from the time I came in she has not ceased to kiss my feet. 46 You did not anoint my head with oil, but she has anointed my feet with ointment. 47 Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.” 48 And he said to her, “Your sins are forgiven.” 49 Then those who were at table with him began to say among[a] themselves, “Who is this, who even forgives sins?” 50 And he said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” 

As I washed the dishes, I was standing there feeling so blessed.  I realized how hard it had been for us as a family financially as I have maneuvered my careers goals; I left the safety of an awesome career which paid extremely comfortable, not to mention a job which I loved with amazing people on my team.  I had to concentrate on getting my health back in check or I was seriously going to go under.  My kidneys were seriously failing me; and many could tell I was going downhill by simply looking at me.  I was losing wait; could barely walk; I was extremely pale in color; and my energy was drained.
I had approximately 11 kidney stones at one time; I am down to 1, which is the largest 🙁 I have passed all on my own the only assistance I had was some medicine to assist in widening my uterine tubes.  Here is the last Kidney Stone I passed.
and I am finding my renewed health a blessing all on its own.   At this time,  I found myself being called in numerous directions to write; inspire, counsel and to serve God in so many ways.  I pray and God is on my side; I know this with 100% faith.

I had a great lunch with a group of my favorite people today;

and we celebrated for someone I love and dear to me.  I think the icing on the cake was when “someone” graciously and blessed enough to be able to pick up the tab for us all the celebration.  The scripture brought a new meaning to me  “A certain moneylender had two debtors. One owed five hundred denarii, and the other fifty.42 When they could not pay, he cancelled the debt of both. Now which of them will love him more?” 43 Simon answered, “The one, I suppose, for whom he cancelled the larger debt.” And he said to him, “You have judged rightly.” 44   before when someone offered to pick up the tab I would keep score: I get them next time!  Today; the scripture taught me how much it is reality.  I am so grateful more than probably ever before, Thank you!  It is so amazing because the last few weeks I have had an abundance of blessings with wonderful luncheons or dinners from some of my most favorite friends; Karen, Magda, and Adriana… and I want to Thank you and let you know It means the world to me you have chosen to share your graciousness with me.  I also am so blessed because I never fail to receive an abundance of love and laughter via  postal delivery from my long time- I am talking about (since the age of 7/8 years old) best friend Daena; I never know what I am going to get in the mail; but I know she makes me feel Einstein for knowing Santa Clause is real!  I feel like a child again on Christmas morning every-time your packages have come over all these years.

Last night my daughter and I spent some time together; because she wants me to dye her hair; and that is my excuse to bond.  🙂

I was talking to her about how how when we as women, grandma’s, mothers, aunts, sisters, cousins,  friends, teachers… whatever hat we are wearing at the moment do for another; we can’t do it with strings attached.  We can’t put our time and effort helping another and keeping score; and waiting for the moment to be appreciated or reimbursed in any means by that person; or we aren’t truly giving from the heart.  I also feel that you will spend a great deal of your life being upset and hurt when people don’t reciprocate in the way you would like them to.  If we give, give, and give God will bless us when he feels necessary.  When we decide to give to another we are saying; we want to give or love because we want to share our love.  There are a lot of people who need your love, time, commitment, and God has put you in your place because that is how you need to serve to better the life of another.

I walk in from my luncheon and my Gustavo has made pancakes for my kids for breakfast, lasagna for lunch for them; on his day off~ so that I can go and bond with my daughter and her friends just because it was important to me.  My daughter Marisa kisses me goodbye today; and her spirit is so beautiful that being with her is so rewarding, and she tells me Thank you; Thank you for taking my time away from my wonderful Gus on his day off and my two other kids who are in just as much in demand for my attention 🙂 just so I can take time for her, her friends because I love her.  It really has been amazing day and I am overwhelmed with my blessings; my simple blessings.

Thinking back on the scripture,  I thought it was amazing how Jesus spoke of the sinful woman who washed his feet with her tears and dried them with her hair, it doesn’t take much but our time and true loyalty, love, and concern to make someone feel so amazing.

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