In light of yesterday’s tragedy let’s pause and reflect: Terrorism is not random, it is meant for an intended and specific target. Fear is: False Evidence Appearing Real. So let us not bow down to their imposition; instead let’s face them with our faith….
Things go’round and ’round
What was, is now,yesterday’s funk-
And now it’s back to revisit.
The wise man said:
“The sun sees nothing new.”
The wise man said:
“The Word written today,
will one day save the dead.”
‘Round and ’round it all goes
A single drop of blood shed
Washes the world clean
And saves all who were dead.
-Eva Santiago Copyright 2013
A Competition Asked for a 2 line Rhyme with the most romantic first line but least romantic second line:
Funniest Poem Ever
This is the winning poem.
My darling,my lover,my beautiful wife
Marrying you screwed up my life.
I see your face when I am dreaming
That’s why I always wake up screaming
Kind,intelligent,loving and hot
This describes everything you are not.
I thought that I could love no other—
That Is until I met your brother.
Roses are red,violets are blue,sugar is sweet and so are you
But those roses are wiliting,the violets are dead, the sugar bowl’s empty and so is your head.
I want to feel your sweet embrace
But don’t take that paper bag off your face.
I love your smile, your face and your eyes—
Damn, I’m good at telling lies!
My love,you take my breath away.
What have you stepped in to smell this way?
My feelings for you no words can tell,
Except maybe,”Go to hell”
What inspired this amorous rhyme?
Two parts tequila, one part lime
Today I will share the world’s shortest poem by Ogden Nash (1902-1971).
Pick yourself up because today is not yesterday. Today is to today so give it all due respect by leaving yesterday behind and stop looking back at yesterday as if it was an old lover; who left you for some one better. But then don’t get so far ahead of yourself that you disregard today because you’re more interested in tomorrow. Don’t cheat today because you’re so in love with tomorrow; a thing that was never promised to any of us. Don’t rob today of all of your time and energy by wasting it on an uncertain future. Today is today so give it all you have. Savor each moment as a person in a desert landscape drinks in the last of his water in his canteen. He doesn’t know if there’s more water coming just like you don’t know the number of your days!
-Eva Santiago copyright 2012
I find that people who put themselves in a box are blasé and quite boring…
They spend their drab lives asleep, loudly snoring, while life slips by them…
Then, one day, they wake up and are upset because they claim that those of us who enjoy our lives are being loud and rude; our busy and productive lives make so much noise, it awoke them! Well, I’ll tell ya- excuse me for stepping on your boring and mundane toes. If my too-much activity stirs you to anger, well then, perhaps it’s for your good. Wake up! Take a chance!
Smell the roses, and I don’t mean the one you’ve picked out to deck your early coffin. Live and let live! Yes, this means you! Praise Him who made you. Stop your whining and complaining. Be glad He chose to keep you alive!
-EVA SANTIAGO copyright 2012
HAVE A GREAT WEEK-END EVERYONE!!! 🙂
Sometimes we think that our purpose is some big thing we have to do before we leave this life. I think that even though a lot of us are called to do great, amazing things with our lives, others of us are called to be amazing and great in different ways. I love to make people laugh and if I can make one person smile even for a second, it makes me feel like I’m accomplishing something wonderful. If I can get you to forget about your troubles for a single second just because you stopped by my blog for a few minutes and read something that uplifted your spirit, then the purpose for this blog existing is done!
My oldest daughter has a great sense of humor and she loves to walk into stores and do goofy things just to get the store employees to laugh or smile. One day we went to the 99 Cent store and she walked up to the sales clerk and asked him to show her where the diet water was. He looked at her a bit bewildered and she kept a straight face. Then he broke into a smile as he took her to the water aisle and showed her all the water varieties. By then we were all laughing and so was he. She then told me she had done her good deed for the day.
So here are some wacky pics for your Wednesday! I am doing my part, now you do yours and do something to make another soul brighter! 🙂
Some people will get along once you sit both of them down and help them see that their difference can help them if they want to. I have 2 amazing daughter who at times don’t get along because they both focus on their negative qualities too much. My daughters are as different as sand paper is to cotton. Years ago I saw this and I knew it would be their stumbling block. Today I sat them down and I explained that each could take from the other; my oldest daughter is verbal, strongly opinionated and out going. My 2nd daughter is quiet, reserved and shy. So I told the oldest one to learn to be a bit reserved and I told my second daughter to stop worrying so much about people’s opinions and be more out going. See, I believe we were all put in this life to learn from one another.
I once told a woman I wished I was more like her because she was always quiet. She looked at me in amazement and she said that she wished she were more like me; outgoing and confident. You never know how you affect a person. Since that day I quit trying to be something other than what God made me.
This poem, another one of my edits from my new book soon to be released, Salsa! The Taste of Life, is a brief observation on love. I hope you appreciate it and I look forward to your feed back.
True love is when it’s not about you.
True love knows how to bow out gracefully.
True love is me, reassuring the well-being of both our souls.
True love is knowing when to speak and when to be quiet.
True love is not pushy or antsy,
True love doesn’t care about fancy.
-Eva Santiago Copyright 2012
HELLO BLOG WORLD!! I am exhilarated today for you see, I heard back from my editor and she says I did a superb job on my first round of edits. Umm let’s see, she also congratulated me on a job well done and well, that just about covers it 🙂 Now you get my source of excitement? So I’m sharing an excerpt of my book on this post. I hope you enjoy it and leave me some feed back. As I mentioned on another post, I cannot wait to share it with you. I will have trivia quizzes and other contests where you’ll be able to win a free copy of SALSA! The Taste of Life. Happy Friday!!!
I was just telling Esther that God doesn’t ask us to do the impossible like wake up every morning and run the universe. “ Ok, kids, today you will align the planets, make the firmament firm and run things for me. Good luck guys!” No, His ways are so simple: “ Today kids, I want you to TRUST ME and be content and thankful no matter what your circumstances look like. Think you can do that?” No, we are more interested in helping Him run things. Bleh He gives us the easiest job and we botch it up by trying to do it all ourselves. Man are we dumb!!! HAPPY FIRST DAY OF SUMMER and longest day of 2012!
I am thrilled to announce to you my amazing readers that I have just completed the first round of edits for my upcoming book, SALSA! THE TASTE OF LIFE. I beat my June 15 deadline too! That’s why I wasn’t posting on my blog. I never was a procrastinator. Why live life worrying about what you know you have to do? My motto: Just do it! That way when it’s done you can breathe easy. Ok, ok, I’m not trying to get preachy here 🙂
A couple of day ago I finally met with my editor via the cell phone. She is such a wonderful person to work with. Funny, I had always feared working with an editor; I seriously had made it into a nightmare in my head. Now that I actually have one who is working with me to help me fine tune my work and helping me grow in the craft, I truly do appreciate the work editors do.
This post was for catching you up on the latest developments of my book. Since it’s Friday, I shall leave you with some funny pictures to start off your week-end. Have fun it’s summer!!!