Sunday, August 22, 2021

Too Busy and Not Have Enough Time?


I am guilty of often feeling like "I do not have enough time to do what I need to do and what I want to do".  In today's message at Life.Church,  Pastor Craig said a few things that struck me:


1. The greatest enemy of the life that you want might the life that you are now living.

3. You always have the time for what you choose to have time for.

The solution is not "more time", the solution is doing more of "what matters most".

Prayer: God help me to walk slowly enough to experience Jesus fully deeply and love people deeply.



Saturday, August 21, 2021

Life is Beautiful, and Hard, and Complicated

 



I have no idea how I was able to blog daily when I first started blogging here at Liza's Eyeview. At that time I had two small children, I was working full time, and my husband was working 2 jobs. I guess it was really important for me at that time to connect with other moms and the only way for me to do that was online because the only time I had available to do that was when the kids were asleep at night and my husband was still at work.  

Now I have the same need to blog but with a slightly different need for connection. I simply want to journal online as a way for me to document my days, clear my mind, and also be creative; and be inspired as well as inspire others. I have 1001 posts in my mind, I hope to "unload" and upload some of it in

Lots accomplished today and lots to do tomorrow. Now time for me to unplug, read a few pages of DEEP WORK (yes, I bought the paper book!) then go to sleep. Tomorrow is another day. And I am grateful for today.

Playing Jengga

Playing Jenga during his (Brad's) birthday celebration.



Thursday, August 12, 2021

Maintaining A Positive Mindset

 



How do one maintain a positive mindset without getting out of touch with reality?

This thought came to my mind today as I encountered some negativity and am now facing a few hurdles.

I guess for now I just need to go back to reading my books because  "reading self-help books" is my happy place. And most often than not, I get nuggets of wisdom while I read.

Tomorrow is another day.


So Much To Share, So Little Time


What do would you be doing a lot when you retire? For me I see myself as writing a lot (journal, blog, book, letters to family and friends). I also see myself gardening.  Gardening is something I'd love to do but don't have the time to do right now.  I also would like to travel if I can afford it.

So much have happened in the past few weeks. Each of these events deserve its own blog post. I will eventually write a blog post for each, but for now it will just be mentioned here: Our dear Aunt, Tita Manding, passed away.  Two days ago was my mom's 10 year death anniversary.  My Maui 2021 and Beyond Book is very close to getting published.  My son G's best friend got married, G came home for a day and a night to attend it. He is now back in LA. My daughter is moving to Texas soon. It's my husband's birthday yesterday. And oh...so many more. So many port worthy events in my life. However, I promised myself that this blog is a place for me to de-stress instead of something to be stressed about. So I will write a post for each of these mentioned events when I can, and if I can't then at least I have mentioned them here.

Each and everyday when I wake up, I think of how blessed I am to live on Maui, to have wonderful family and friends, to be alive.  

Have I already told you how much I love blogging? The journal kine blogging? If not, then I am telling you now, I do.

It is Thursday today and I'd be working from home. Oh, that's another blessing I am thankful for everyday. I am blessed to have a job that I love, working with people who are great to work with. 

Time for me to wrap up this post.  A hui hou!

Liza


Monday, August 9, 2021

Hello Blog, Hello Liza's Eyeview


Liza's Eyeview is back!


This is the blog that started it all.   And I am coming back home. Remembering why I started blogging and being reminded of its benefits, made it very exciting for me to return here.

The goal one post a day. If it becomes too much then I'd go 3x a week, and if that's still too much then once a week. But no less than once a week. I am excited!

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Thanksgiving 2020


Happy Thanksgiving! 

Guess what? Our Christmas Tree of 5 years died today. It’s been a  family tradition for us to put up the Christmas Tree on the night of Thanksgiving with the help of our friends the K’s. Tonight we tried to so do, but the lights on the tree just won’t turn on. 

Ha! If you know me, you know  I love Christmas and Christmas Trees. This could have been a very sad time for me. However, I have learned during this 9 months of COVID19 pandemic that we really can’t hold on to things ... that we should be flexible because anything can happen.  My husband has been wanting to get a smaller tree instead of this big one for a while now, so I guess this is the time to do it . We had this big Christmas Tree for 5 years. Instead of trying to fix this by adding lights I think we will just get a small tree.  

We will have a small tree this year and forward.  

Other than the tree, the Thanksgiving Day was great.  It’s a small group this year. Just us 3 (N, B and myself). I talked to G on the phone and we had a good conversation. Our friends the K’s family came for dinner.  Brad baked his famous and most loved Apple Crisp. We did turkey in the rotisserie. I forgot to put the green bean casserole in the oven when it was time for me to put it, so we didn't have the green bean casserole for dinner.  I decided to put it in the oven anyway. Then we ate dinner. After dinner we went down for some relaxing dip in our jacuzzi. Guess what? I had forgotten about the casserole. And since I didn't put it in the timer because I thought we'd just be upstairs and I'd remember to take it out ... well, it was overcooked (a.k.a. burnt). 

Ahhh, but life is good and we are thankful.

How was your Thanksgiving Celebration this year 2020?