Do you strive to be a person of Integrity?
In my opinion, we ought to be more concerned with our Integrity and Character, than our Reputation… because our Character is what we really are, while our reputation is merely what others think we are.
Lack of Integrity is eventually noticed… despite of a person’s attempt to conceal it. Integrity is about being honest, humble, loyal, respectful and righteous to ourselves first… and then to others.
“Integrity is about doing the right thing… even when no one is watching.”
Lack of Integrity is to make a mistake but not be able to admit it… to twist the truth to avoid revealing ones weaknesses or flaws… to knock another person down for ones own personal gain… to take credit for the hard work of another… to not be happy for another because it makes oneself feel inferior… to ridicule others to make oneself feel better… and to be false in Character.
In a sense, lack of Integrity is a reflection of Pride…
People who truly know us, will know us for who we are based on our Character and Integrity. People can conceal things… but only for so long. Because eventually… the Truth reveals itself.
Whether we’d like to face it or not, we live in a fast paced world where Moral Values, Principles and Integrity have gotten lost. We deal with daily situations that challenge us to wish Integrity for all because of how bad things are getting. Too much cruelty and violence is occurring around us. In my opinion, it begins with Lack of Integrity.
Lack of Integrity can hurt people even in the smallest of things.
When you face a situation where you are affected by a person who lacks Integrity, you have two choices. You can either get upset OR you can remain content with KNOWING that that person’s LACK of Integrity is SUFFICIENT for all who know her/him to figure out the TRUTH… despite of her/his attempts to CONCEAL it. Integrity SHIELDS you because it REFLECTS your GOODNESS. Most importantly, it proves that even if someone targets to bring you down in the eyes of others, they will not succeed because others who know YOUR good Integrity will not be easily deceived by a person whom they know as a person that LACKS INTEGRITY.
The Peace of Integrity brings Amazing rewards…
May we strive to be people of Integrity, who care to be True to Ourselves and to others… People who truly reflect God’s Goodness in Heart, Spirit, Mind and Soul. Be at Peace and embrace your Integrity!!!
Walk with JOY in knowing that the TRUTH is reflected in YOU because it glows in WHO you ARE.
“Live a Life of Love”… – Cecy
Please click on this Link to view the Video of a Song called “Hands” by Jewel… which demonstrates Integrity… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AfsS3pIDBfw
Here is the Lyrics version of the song… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk0bKfC8XSE
May you let Integrity reflect in You… 🙂
Best Wishes of Love and many Blessings… beginning with Embracing the Value of Time. ~
As TIME has passed, I realize how important the VALUE of TIME truly is!!!!! Time is a blessing amongst many other blessings like Love, Good Health, Peace and Joy. It’s a blessing because it is one of the most important things in all of our lives. I returned to work today after two beautiful weeks of Vacation. I must say it was sooooo hard to return after spending such a Beautiful TIME at Home with my husband and our two kids.
The Beautiful thing about our Vacation is that we did not take any trips this time… we simply did different little things every day. No planning… no rushing… no stressing!!!! We TRULY enjoyed our TIME together because it was not rushed!!!! Taking things slow, resting, lounging, eating out, eating in, visiting family, going for walks, going shopping, staying up late, sleeping in and getting on the go SPORATICALLY was AMAZING!!!!!! It gave us the feeling of freedom to ENJOY the QUALITY of TIME!!!!!! To realize TIME’S TRUE VALUE…
My kids are big on spending quality time dinners together… just the four of us. They feel that it allows us to connect wholeheartedly with one another… without worrying of hosting others and cleaning up throughout the night. So our Vacation was filled with nice dinners at Home, as well as Dinning out. We TRULY EMBRACED our TIME together with the value of our wholehearted family fun-loving and deep conversations… but this time without the chaos of planning, rushing and being on time schedules. It was very relaxing, enjoyable and stress free!!! 🙂 We enjoyed nice dinners with our extended family and friends also, which was also of very good value. I feel very blessed to see how much my children value and embrace our intimate wholehearted connection with one another and how special our private family quality time is to them.
It was awesome to wake up each day and say “So what’s up for today… what are we doing?” One morning we got up and went to Denny’s and then to K1 Speed Go Kart Racing… another day we did Dinner and a Movie… another day was Menudo at Grandma’s and a Movie/Family Time… then the next day breakfast at La Campana… following with the Galt Flea Market and later Poker Night… then there was going for a walk, visiting a friend and a Sporatic Date Night at BJ’s with Friends… I mean, wow!!!!! If I named everything we did, like Play Taboo and Catch Phrase, go to The Habit, or Surprise my Dad with his Security Door and our Adventure at Lowe’s because we got stranded when we didn’t fit in the van after loading the Security Door, you’d be surprised about TIME because of all the awesome things we managed to do, while never being in a rush… on a time schedule… or stressing about anything at all!!!!! It was AMAZING!!!!!!
Less can actually be More… And Simple can actually be Greater!!!!
Time is a True Amazing Blessing!!!!!!!!!!!!
I am adding that to my list of Best Wishes to all people from now on. My strongest wish to ALL people has always been to Live a Life of LOVE and to be blessed with Great Health, JOY, Peace, and many blessings. And after experiencing the Amazing-ness (not sure if that’s a word, but it should be 🙂 lol) of The True Value of TIME without planning or stress, it is TRULY something I wholeheartedly wish to all people now… to EMBRACE your TIME because it is of GRAND and Beautiful VALUE.
As we age, we learn to see Life in a different LIGHT… we begin to Strive to LIVE Life to the Fullest by TRULY Appreciating and Embracing all the Beautiful Things around us… beginning with our Relationships, our Home Life, the Value of Time and all of the blessings God has given us. All Thanks and Glory be to God…
May this New Year bring you many blessings… beginning with Love and Embracing your Time.
Live a Life of Love… create good health by eating a good diet and exercising regularly… allow JOY to fill your Spirit… enjoy the Peace that Love brings you and move forward with Strong Faith… Hope… and LOVE.
Read a book… go for a jog… stay up late… sleep in… visit friends… surprise your loved ones… play board games with the kids… take a drive… go on a Sporatic Date… have a Movie Night… spend quality time with family… give from your heart to others… and most importantly, spend time with God. Read His Word, attend Mass/Service regularly, watch the News and get educated about what is going on around you so you can always be prepared and alert… AND always remember that in All things, God should come first. He should be at the Center of your Life…
May God lead you and bless you in all things to come in 2014…
My best wishes of Love and all great blessings to all of you…
Live a Life of Love… Embrace your Time… Be Grateful in All Things…
– With much Love, Cecy … “Happy New Year 2014″
Please Click on the Links below to watch and enjoy this nice song called “The Best Day,” which Taylor Swift very lovingly dedicates to her Mom and family.
May we all embrace the great values of Love and the Priceless Time spent with our Loved ones. “Live a Life of Love”…
Home Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4_6eQm7RTQ
Lyric Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IeI2eDJckL0
Do you STAND with Firm HOPE in your Heart… or do you give up easily because you think things are Impossible?
Over the years, I’ve observed that sometimes people can be a little lazy to bother with HOPE because they think it’s silly or because they think things are impossible. Regardless of the small or BIG issues in life, we should all have HOPE because HOPE leads us to the Blessings and Desires of our Hearts. HOPE does not have a price but it does require Humility… so we should learn to humble our hearts and have HOPE in the BIG and small things.
HOPE and HUMILITY open our hearts to BELIEVE that the Desires of our Hearts can TRULY come to pass.
We all have Heartfelt Wishes… things that TRULY mean A LOT to us. So KEEP HOPE ALIVE… and never give up because through consistent Prayer, God can grant us what we sooooooo Wholeheartedly Wish for.
I believe in cleansing our Heart and Soul of our Sins before asking God to grant us the Heartfelt Desires of our Hearts. Then Above ALL… I believe that we should STAND on God’s Promise, that with Him and His LOVE All Things Are Possible.
We will all have days when we feel like giving up; days when we just don’t know how to STAND… or days when we feel like we can not face the same daily pressures that constantly weigh us down… but please DO NOT GIVE UP.
The Tunnel may be DARK and LONG … but after a LONG WALK… with God you CAN finally find your BLESSING.
So hang in there… Keep HOPE strong… and have FAITH that even if it takes a long time, what you Wish and Pray for… will FINALLY become REALITY. Above All, Walk with LOVE in your Heart at all times… being Grateful for every blessing.
LOOK up and See God’s LOVE holding you… guiding you… blessing you. Keep HOPE alive in your HEART at ALL Times regardless of your current circumstances.
Then… Believe… Believe AND BELIEVE…
“BECAUSE WITH GOD ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE”…
With all my Love, I extend My Best wishes to you all…
“Live a Life of Love”… – Cecilia
Please watch this Video of Britt Nicole’s Song “STAND”… which reminds us to have HOPE and STAND on God’s Promise: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XRAP_THjLDc&feature=kp
These Beautiful Flowers remind me of a Beautiful Person, whom I carry in my heart each day… My Mother, Eustoquia… yes, her name is very Unique. 🙂
As painful as it has been to accept that she is no longer with us, it is also very Comforting to BELIEVE in Gods’ PROMISE of Resurrection and Eternal Life. Through His LOVING Promise, I walk comfortably with much HOPE, FAITH and LOVE… feeling JOYFUL in knowing that I will see her again, “One Sweet Day.”
The two flowers in the photo remind me of the Amazing LOVE that she taught my sisters, my brother and I through her Sweet HUMILITY and SIMPLICITY. She was a JOYOUS woman of a Humble and Noble Heart. I can still hear her laughter… she LOVED to Laugh soooooooooooo freely; she had a Beautiful Spirit. The Sun Shining in the back round of this photo reminds me of the HOPE God gives us. The Hope that calls us from “afar” to come closer… and closer… and CLOSER each day. Leading us to BELIEVE and to have FAITH in the Promise He has given us.
As I’ve drawn closer to God, I have developed a Beautiful Inner Peace that has helped me heal from the pain of losing my Mom. Several years ago, I used to cry a lot for her; sometimes I still do… but not because I fear that I will never see her again… but simply because I miss her. My strong Faith that through Gods’ Promise of Resurrection she will rise again fills my heart with sweet Serenity, Peace and HOPE.
My Mother gave us much LOVE through her Beautiful Acts of Kindness, LOVE and Sacrifice. She LOVED God very much also, so I pray that she will Live a Life of Love in Eternal Life and that we, her Children and loved ones will all see her again and Live in Eternal Life as well. She planted the seed of LOVE in us by teaching us to LOVE God.
Today, November 2nd she would have been 71 years old. So in her Honor, I write this Post. Although it’s been 15 years since I have not seen her, savored her delicious meals or enjoyed her fun loving laughter, I carry her in my Heart every day; the beautiful memories of her LOVE keep me strong. Beautiful Memories last a Lifetime!!!!!
Dear Dad, Sisters, Brother, my Children, Nieces and Nephews: Our Mom/Grandma lives in our hearts and we will see her again One Sweet Day. Dear Friends’ Stephanie and Denise, I dedicate this Post to you both with all my LOVE, as I know that this is a tough month for you guys through losing your Mom last year. Be at Peace and keep the HOPE of Resurrection in your hearts. To ALL my family and friends and anyone out there who has lost a loved one, may you find Comfort in God’s Word and His Loving Promise. Seek Him for healing… He will help you and will restore you… slowly but surely.
May we all value the importance of cherishing our LOVED ones while they’re still here with us. Time is fragile; let’s not take it for granted; Live… Love… Laugh. Express your Love and let them know how much you love them and how much they mean to you.
Dear Mom, You are our Amor Eterno (Eternal Love) and we LOVE you very much.
Many blessings of LOVE to you all…
With much LOVE, Cecy
Please watch this Video… the Song is Called “Amor Eterno” … “Eternal Love” by Rocio Durcal : The person who made this video added some really nice Words of Comfort at the beginning and end of the video. I agree with what she says, although my Belief is that she is Sleeping, as we are told through Gods Word in John 11:11,14 AND that she will Rise again at Resurrection… John 5:28,29… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qBWaxCIwz_M
Click here to see the Translation of the song in English: http://lyricstranslate.com/en/amor-eterno-eternal-love.html-
Last but not least, here is “Hanging On” by Britt Nicole… may it give you COMFORT and PEACE as you continue to HOLD ON to God’s PROMISE of Resurrection and Eternal Life… http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=air48GMTZLU
Here’s a Sweet Story about Lady Bugs that I found On Line. I don’t know how true it is, but I thought it was cute and AMAZINGLY it says Ladybugs are Linked to MOTHERS and wow, what a coincidence that this Photo Reminds me of My Mom: http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Love-Ladybugs/141399
Yes, more IMPORTANTLY… If You BELIEVE in God you’re gonna Make it Happen …
Today, I received a heartfelt response to two of my Posts, via email from my good friend, Velvette. She responded to “My Light” and “Make a Little Time for LOVE.” I wholeheartedly replied to her and it inspired me to write this Post: “BELIEVE in YOURSELF and Make it Happen.” So my dear friend Velvette, this is for you. May you get excited to ask God to walk with you and bless you with Promising Days in the future. Learn to BELIEVE in yourself… TRUST in God and you WILL see the LIGHT someday. Many women are going through the same thing…
Being a single woman is very common these days, yet very difficult. I can imagine how hard it is to be a single Mother because being a parent can be a challenge even for married parents, who are raising their children together. So I know it’s much harder for a single parent, who has to be both, Mother and Father. To all my single friends, “God bless you for ALL you do!!!!!!!” It is apparent that you will be faced with Challenging Trials and Multiple Adversities in Life. It must be hard to have the strength to endure all things and still have JOY at the end of a hard day. I truly don’t believe you can do it alone … no, I truly believe you NEED to have God by your side.
Life has its cycles of good and bad days… ups and downs… worse and worst. That’s a fact of Life that we all know through our own experiences. The Beauty in this, is that through the problems and Trials of life, we can PREVAIL.
I told Velvette this morning that I believe that God calls us to Him through Tests of Faith. He uses problems to draw us closer to Him, as He rescues those who call on Him and are crushed in Spirit. Our most intimate experiences of drawing closer to God will be in our darkest days. The TESTS of our Life become our Life TESTimonies. I told her that I will not promise that God will take her problems away, but that I will promise that He will make her stronger, give her peace, comfort and will walk with her through her hardships. That with Him by her side, she will no longer feel alone. That her LOVE, Strength, Faith, Hope, Trust and Confidence will increase sooooooo much, that she will begin to see things through the Eyes of LOVE — and when she does that, many things will change for the better. I will tell to you the same… yes, to you and to anyone who is hurting. “Seek, Find and BELIEVE in God… then Trust Him and you will feel Free, Safe and Protected.”
A few years ago, my very good Friend/Comadre Shanae had a heartfelt prayer… she sought God’s guidance through LOVE, Patience and complete Faith-filled Trust. She believed in herself and in Him soooo strongly and she made the Blessing of her Prayer HAPPEN. So this Post is also for you, my dear friend. I am very proud of you… you are His. 🙂 You are a wonderful example of a Faithful Woman of God; bless your heart. I am sooooo happy for you!!!! You INSPIRE me through your Faith, Trust, Hope, Love, and OBEDIENCE… thank you!!!! I have learned some great things from you. Your genuine Loyalty, Support and Heartfelt Connection are beautiful traits of a Treasured Friend.
My best wishes of LOVE to you all. Challenge yourselves to see things with a different perspective; when something bad happens, do not dwell on it too much… rather, seek God. Have Faith and learn to find something positive in your situation, no matter what it is. There are bad things in life, but there is always something worse. Stay strong… I send you a Hug of Comfort. 🙂
I’m ever soooooooo excited for you to watch the Video I attached… This song pulled me through some tough days; I hope it INSPIRES you to move forward with much LOVE, HOPE, FAITH, TRUST, PATIENCE and ENTHUSIASM. I felt excited in simply writing about this, so I hope it motivates you to BELIEVE…
Blessings of LOVE and a BIG Hug to those who need comfort… With all my LOVE, Cecy — “Live a Life of Love”…
Yay, here it is… Click here to watch “Make it Happen” by Mariah Carey: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CdbEx3V1F1Q
I dedicate this Song/Video to my beautiful daughter Selena, her beautiful friend Samantha and my beautiful little Sister, Victoria: “Ladies, you guys have an extremely AMAZING Joie de Vivre … a beautiful JOY for LIFE through your free and Joyful Spirits; may that JOY guide you guys to always stay Positive through all things in Life, with God as your guide.” — And a great wish to my beautiful Nieces: Nohemi, Rocio, Monique, Stephanie, Jackie, Maria, Ruthy, Celeste, Ileanna and Olivia… as well as to my Beautiful God-daughters: Adrianna, Kiara, Phylis, Ileanna, Maria and Stephanie. And OMG, the great wishes are for ALL of you Young Beautiful Ladies and Teens: “May All of you always embrace Life with LOVE and may you learn to Believe in Yourselves AND Make it Happen… with God leading your path.” OMG, you guys are all Simply BEAUTIFUL!!!! Soooooo much LOVE and good wishes to YOU ALL!!!!
Velvette, may this Post/Song/Video inspire you and guide you in the right path.
Congratulations to my Beautiful Sister Maria on her recent accomplishement; I knew you could do it!!! I’m soooo happy for you!!! God is Awesome!!! This is for you too!!!
Please watch the video all the way to the end. Be INSPIRED… it’s a Happy song, so receive it with JOY!!! Life is BEAUTIFUL and God Loves us ALL!!! Xo xo xo — Cecy
– Share your Time… Share Your LOVE
Time seems to be a big struggle for many people these days… but does sharing a little Love really take that long? Here’s some ideas: Send a little text, email or leave a little phone message or note. It could be something simple, but meaningful. Sometimes the simplest things in life, can mean the most. So reach out and touch someone with a little Spark of Love today. Make someone SMILE… change someone’s day.
Learn to Love every moment because Time is Precious …
“Live a Life of LOVE”… – Cecy * Have a Beautiful Day!!!!
Note: I didn’t have much TIME today, so my message is simple, but it holds GREAT Value. Be Inspired by my ever most favorite… Beautiful Britt Nicole please click here to view/hear the Lyrics of “Through The Eyes of Love”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5sPO2IwwwPw
This is Where My LOVE Comes From…
Do you stay True to Who You Are… Or do you conform with who you think people want you to be? The older we get, we begin to realize how Uniquely Special we are. We all develop differently through the Experiences, Trials and Challenges we’ve each undergone in our lives. Our Characters are Molded and Shaped by Life’s Hardships and Adversities. Many of us have similarities… but we are all uniquely different because we each have a different Life Story.
My Solid Foundation is God, as I come from a family of Strong Believers. True, we do not share the same religion, but we all share the LOVE and FAITH in God. My parents planted the seed of LOVE for God in all of us at a very young age. As with many kids, teenagers and young adults, I too went through different stages of life. Learning, exploring, discovering, enjoying, seeking and finding. In the end, I came to Realize that the Strong Foundation of my Love for God, which was Instilled in me soooooo long ago is what has held me up the strongest in my life and it has now evolved to be so Solid, Strong and True.
Several times in my life, I’ve had people tell me that they see a certain LIGHT or GLOW in me that is very peaceful and comforting. One of my friends/Co-workers once told me, “Cecy, I would like to have the Light that I see in you… how can I get that?” I was very humbled, honored and touched… so I spoke to her about God an invited her to my Parish, as I do with many people. She came… and furthermore, she moved forward to make her Confirmation; I was very happy… she really touched my heart.
I was so moved by many of the things I was reading and learning in my wonderful books and by the sweet compliments of people telling me that they could see something nice within me. So moved, that I wanted to share my JOY with others so that they can feel the same JOY and find the same peace and comfort. So I began placing my feelings in writing… by creating Heartfelt emails.
My emails brought forth a wonderful outcome; they were uplifting, inspiring and comforting people at the right time. That’s the feedback I received many days. How Amazing!!!! Sooooo many people have asked me, “Cecy, where does all that LOVE you share in your Inspirational emails come from… you have a True Gift for Writing.” I am very humbled by such wonderful compliments. Perhaps I am a good writer… but the Light does not come from me just being a good writer… the Light Comes from way deep Inside my Heart. The light comes from LOVE… and the LOVE comes from my Solid Foundation… God.
Sad as it is, I’ve noticed that hear say truly does exist amongst people when they see a person changing, evolving and staying true to her Faith. Finding such JOY also comes with losing something… in the midst of certain changes, some people begin to keep their distance. That is a fact that has been written; it’s expected. Some people may think I have changed a bit… True, I know I have, but I am still me and my change is for the greater good. The difference can solely be the simple fact that in the past, I held back from sharing and speaking about what I’m truly passionate about… My LOVE for God. I held back from sharing it because I was afraid of people looking at me different… because I sensed they would. The fact is, that friends who truly LOVE you will accept you as you are and never expect you to be any different, for their sake.
A True Friend will be Happy for us in our JOYS in Life and will Accept us and Love us as we are. So no more holding back… this is me.
There is no shame in Loving God, so there should be no shame in changing certain things in His honor… it comes natural as a person gets closer to Him… and the changes come from being True to Who YOU are in HONOR of being TRUE To Him. Otherwise, everything you’re learning about Him is in vain. If a person finds shame in changing, that’s their opinion… perhaps they need to ask themselves why they think that. I am not perfect; I never claimed to be… but I do strive to be the Best Version of Myself… I strive to “Live a Life of Love”…
So I encourage you… be WHO you Are… because those who TRULY LOVE you will Accept you as you are.
Do not change yourself for the sake of others. We all walk in different paths of life… at different times. Some may not understand you now, but perhaps in the future, when they’re walking down the path you are currently in, they will. Someday, things may make sense to everyone. Meanwhile, be JOYFUL… be HAPPY… BE YOU!!!!
Do NOT cover your SHINE. — If you GLOW, embrace it and utilize that Glow to Encourage others by sharing the LIGHT of WHO you are with all. God is pleased when we share His LOVE with others…
Life can be Short, so decide who you want to please. Do you want to please the people of this world or do you want to please God?
– Wishing you many Blessings of LOVE, Confidence, and Peace in feeling good about being True to Yourself…
– Hugs, Cecilia
This message will not feel complete if you do not view the attached Video; please Click on this Link to view and listen to Britt Nicole’s Song “Ready or Not”. It describes exactly how I feel and what I’ve written on this blog. Please listen to it all the way to the end. Thank you… Ready or Not”: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yAn8GuUlRWc
I can not get over the fact that I can Identify my Life sooooooo closely with Britt Nicole’s Music… she is a Blessing!!!!! – Cecilia
Beautifully said – Appreciate Life and Good Health…
Seek to notice the Beauty in your Life and all the Blessings in your Surroundings. May you learn to see things for what they TRULY are… may you value them for all their worth and may you always make the best of all things; learning to “feel good” in all matters.
Blessings of LOVE to you All…
– Hugs, Cecilia “Live a Life of Love”…
Click here and be Inspired by the Generous Mr. Lovewell by Mercy Me: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MpUL_gMuW-E I love this song… it reminds me of my Father in Law, Jose… he is an Amazing person!!!!
“Have a BEAUTIFUL DAY!!!!”
– So go for it… Learn to Dance in the Rain and be Amazed!!!!
The Secret to unexplainable JOY even through gloomy weather is to learn to Dance in the Rain despite of the heavy puddles in life. So go for it… Dance in the Rain… Splash on the Puddles and Be Amazed because without you knowing, as you walk in JOY God is walking with you.
Be Positive… Stay Strong… Feel Great!!!!
Happy Wednesday!!!! Enjoy the Rain and Splash away!!!!!
“Live a Life of Love”… – Cecilia *
Click here to listen to “Dancing in the Rain” by Abby JOY and be Inspired: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-IOLQzC_S5c