Thursday, December 1, 2011

Own Angel

Everyone Deserves Their Own Angel 

Please send everyone an angel 
And trust them with its care 
Someone or something for them to love 
And to always be there. 

Please send everyone an angel 
One to help them fill their days 
With hope, love and laughter 
And the warmth of sunshine rays. 

Please send everyone an angel 
To share their evenings under twinkling stars 
Keep them warm during cold nights 
And to feel very peaceful with delight. 

Please send everyone an angel 
The very best one you can find. 
Please send everyone an angel 
A true friend's hard to find.

Copyright © 2010 Marita Manalo Domingo

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Quote of the day


Laugh, and the world laughs with you; Weep, and you weep alone. For this brave old earth must borrow its mirth, But has trouble enough of its own. Sing, and the hills will answer; Sigh, it is lost on the air. The echoes bound to a joyful sound, But shrink from voicing care.

Rejoice, and men will seek you; Grieve, and they turn and go. They want full measure of all your pleasure, But they do not need your woe. Be glad, and your friends are many; Be sad, and you lose them all. There are none to decline your nectared wine, But alone you must drink life's gall.

Feast, and your halls are crowded. Fast, and the world goes by. Succeed and give, and it helps you live, But no man can help you die. There is room in the halls of pleasure For a long and lordly train, But one by one we must all file on Through the narrow aisles of pain.

~ Ella Wheeler Wilcox ~

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

The Family Tree

One tree outlives the mighty oak
Because it's made of special folk,
Through generations changing form,
Providing shelter from life's storm.

Our parents' parents and before,
Who may have lived on distant shores,
They root our lives in memories;
We're nourished by their histories.

A sturdy trunk that lends support
And gives us care of every sort--
The fathers, mothers, uncles, aunts,
Who nurture us like tender plants.

The children, branching toward the sky,
Have brand new dreams and deeds to try.
And babies, buds that seem so small,
Will flower so the tree grows tall.

............................(By Jim Wolf)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


      F ever two were one, then surely we.
      If ever man were lov'd by wife, then thee.
      If ever wife was happy in a man,
      Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
      I prize thy love more than whole Mines of gold
      Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
      My love is such that Rivers cannot quench,
      Nor ought but love from thee give recompetence.
      Thy love is such I can no way repay.
      The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
      Then while we live, in love let's so persever
      That when we live no more, we may live ever.

      by: Anne Bradstreet (c.1612-1672)


HEN first I loved, I gave my very soul
      Utterly unreserved to Love's control,
      But Love deceived me, wrenched my youth away
      And made the gold of life for ever grey.
      Long I lived lonely, yet I tried in vain
      With any other Joy to stifle pain;
      There is no other joy, I learned to know,
      And so returned to Love, as long ago.
      Yet I, this little while ere I go hence,
      Love very lightly now, in self-defense.

      by: Taj Mahjomed

I've Learned....

Marriage is for woman the commonest mode of livelihood, and the total amount of undesired sex endured by women is probably greater in marriage than in prostitution. Wives are young men's mistresses, companions for middle age, and old men's nurses. Marriage to most is to start where mothers left. I learned that very few understand the true devotion of marriage vows.  It reminds me of a song by Tina Turner..." What's Love got to do...."

Some people put up and shut up and give their life into a miserable future in a marriage. This is not healthy for all who are connected with the marriage be it the couple, children and the external family. The ultimate problem lays in the couple who stick it out for all those years for the sake of the kids, money, time invested in each other, social, religious or family commitments, status or whatever their reason may be to hold that marriage together ignoring their own feelings for the external feelings and commitments. Then comes a time that we get all the freedom and the money we want to live comfortable but your heart is not comfortable because the dreams, goals and senses are lost and there is no vision for tomorrow.

Saturday, September 10, 2011

What is Maturity?

• Knowing myself.
• Asking for help when I need it and acting on my own when I don't.
• Admitting when I'm wrong and making amends.
• Accepting love from others, even if I'm having a tough time loving myself.
• Recognizing that I always have choices, and taking responsibility for the ones I make.
• Seeing that life is a blessing.
• Having an opinion without insisting that others share it.
• Forgiving myself and others.
• Recognizing my shortcomings and my strengths.
• Having the courage to live one day at a time.
• Acknowledging that my needs are my responsibility.
• Caring for people without having to take care of them.
• Accepting that I'll never be finished -- I'll always be a work-in-progress.
(from Courage to Change: One Day At a Time in Al-Anon, page 63. Reprinted with permission of Al-Anon Family Group Headquarters, Inc., Virginia Beach, VA)