Sunday, October 7, 2018

Random Thoughts on Stage of Life & Marriage

Brad and I's 25th Wedding Anniversary is coming up soon.  We are practically empty nesters although not exactly yet ... I think we'd be fully empty nesters when kids graduate from college.  At least that's how I look at it.

This week Kula Farms' Pumpkin Patch Opened up and Maui Fair happened.  I love going to these two, but Brad does not.  When the kids were small and at home ... I made it a point to go, and if Brad didn't want to go, I take the kids and we go.  I think these two events/activities are good memory makers for families. Anyway, the point of my post is that I think we have reached a new blissful stage in our marriage that even though I wanted to go to Kula Farm and Maui Fair, I was fine just doing errands and staying at home with Brad

Last Saturday,  I went with Brad to Home Depot and Costco.  I would have rather stayed at home and catch up with chores but I know he enjoys having a company doing errands so I went.  Then we walked Sonny at Keawakapu (yes that photo was taken there) Then we went on a casual "date" for dinner in one of the usual Mexican restaurant we go to. Then we watched several episodes of "Designated Survivor".

OK,  time to go to bed.  A hui hou.

Miracle Morning (Part 2) - Affirmation

My Personal Miracle Morning Affirmations based on the Bible:

1. I Am fearfully and wonderfully made. - Psalm 139:14

2. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. - Phil 4:13

3. For God did not give me the spirit of timidity,  but a spirit of power, love and of self-discipline. - 2Tim 1:7

4. For Jesus came that I might have life, and life more abundantly.  - John 10:10

5. Not by might, not by power, but by my spirit says the Lord. -  Zechariah 4:6

Thursday, October 4, 2018

The Days Are Long But The Years Are Short, and Life is Simple yet Complicated

I love Sunsets. It has a calming effect on me.  My husband and kids know that too.  The photo above was taken last Sunday.  After walking Sonny (our Italian Greyhound) on the beach, Brad drove up a street in Wailea where there is an unobstructed view of Maui Sunset. Not only do I love watching sunsets, and I love sharing it too (which explains this photo :) )

This week I found out that two of my friends got divorced :( - I was surprised.  I thought things were going great, but apparently, they were not. This made me sad a bit. Divorce is hard.  Needless to say, I am praying for these two friends ... praying for the next chapter of their lives whatever that is ...

On the other hand, one of my dear sweet friends got married.  This made me joyful and I wish them the best.

And that title I have ... it's a famous line by Gretchen Rubin (my new favorite author) ... that line "Days are long and years are short" is good reminder especially for mothers with young kids. Because it is true. Just like the saying "time flies fast".  And how about the "Life is simple yet complicated"? Well, I said that ... I don't know if someone else has quoted that, but that's just my random thought that I wanted to add in the title. And i think if you are alive, you kinda know what that means. :)

There are so much I want to share but I am already yawning.  I decided that I will blog when I can with no pressure.  Blogging back here at Liza's Eyeview (which is now is for catharsis and reflection.  No need to worry about what others will say.  No one will probably read this because I am not sharing this on social media.  Ok, some may read because the blog is public.  But that is ok.  It's like the good old bloggin days, before social media came about. I like it better that way, at least for personal blogs. 

So bye for now, and see you tomorrow. Yes, will blog tomorrow again.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Miracle Morning (Part 1)

Maui Canoe Club and Rainbow. Photo by Jeff Moore

I love reading self-help books, motivational, inspirational books, and biographies.  I love learning from other people's experiences.  In addition to reading books, I also like reading blogs, listening to podcasts, and watching Youtube videos in the topics of books I like and people I want to learn from.

Sometimes a voice in my head will say something like "if only you had applied all that you've learned from all those books you read and podcasts you are listened to, you should be "perfect" by now. You should be successful by now. But you are not."

That voice in my head was not a good voice. And here is my reply:  Had I not been reading those books, I probably would be a mess by now.  Sure I am not a millionaire now, and I am not "perfect", but I am happy where I am and I will continue to strive to be better each and every day. Being happy and content with what I have and who I am, and yet continuing to improve myself is a form of success. I am successful in my own way.

My "time" for morning journaling" is over, so I'd stop here for now.  Will continue with more thoughts and musing tomorrow.  A hui hou.