Thank You for everything, Almighty Father.
Thank You for everything, Almighty Father.
I hope and pray that there will come a time
She’ll learn to love & treat herself right
Although she feels she’s not good enough
There is someone who loves her so much.
I hope and pray that she will eventually see
Her charm, wonder, value, and beauty
She deserves the best that life has to offer
Happy is the man who’ll be hers forever.
I hope and pray that all of the scars
Seen plunged deep within her heart
Will be healed in time, and be replaced
By hope & joy to see brighter days.
I hope and pray that there will arrive a day
A genuine smile will be found on her face
She is struggling, but things can get better
It is stormy now, but it cannot rain forever.
© Arianna S. Lovendino
Promise me that you will be here to stay
You will not be like the rest and walk away
‘Cause you are worth too much to lose
And I am deeply afraid of hurting you.
If there is anything that I can do
Or say to prove that my feelings are true
Let me know, and I will do it in a heartbeat
I just want you to sincerely trust in me.
When you laugh, my world stops in motion
The sight of your eyes, blue like the ocean
Puts a genuine smile on my face
I never wanna put what we have to waste.
And when you cry, my heart breaks
I’d wipe the tears from your precious face
Pull you into a warm, loving embrace
Give you hope for better & brighter days.
When you feel as if no one cares
Remember me; I will always be there
As you have always been here for me
It’s you & me together for eternity.
© Arianna S. Lovendino
“Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.”Tony Robbins
When we have aspirations and dreams, we have something to look forward to. We see a reason to wake up the next morning and make the most out of the day. When we see a purpose to our existence, we are driven, motivated to get things done.
This is one of the reasons why I find goal setting very important. Creating action plans for yourself gives you inspiration to aim to do things that you never thought you could do, and can serve as a guide for what steps you would like to take in order to accomplish your goals.
While there are people who prefer to be spontaneous, I am a planner. I enjoy creating to-do lists, and feelings of pleasure and satisfaction wash over me whenever I cross off one of the tasks on the list. I have also created more than a few documents on Google Docs, where I keep track of my goals, long-term and short-term alike.
Several of my goals for this May are as follows:
What are your goals for this May? I’d love to hear about them in the comments!
“Communication—the human connection—is the key to personal and career success.”Paul J. Meyer
Communication is an integral part of human connection. When effective communication is used in a relationship, respect and trust for the other person is strengthened. It is true that relationships have their ups and downs and twists and turns. Even the closest of friends argue on certain matters. But if both people in the relationship are able to implement the use of good communication strategies, it will be easier for them to understand each other’s point of view and deal with the issue at hand.
Without communication, people would find it difficult to build and maintain relationships with one another. Communication allows individuals to express their feelings, thoughts, and ideas with others. The manner in which we communicate is also important. Not all styles of communication are beneficial. There are certain ways in which people communicate that may cause harm to themselves and those around them.
Communication is not all about talking. There is also such thing as non-verbal communication. Elements of non-verbal communication include eye contact, facial expressions, voice fluctuation, and body posture. These types of body language play an important role in communication just as speaking does. In fact, non-verbal communication is more powerful than verbal communication.
A person’s body language conveys more honesty than their words. For instance, you and your classmates just took an important and difficult exam. After the results were given, you ask your best friend if she did well in the said exam. She says yes and gives you a smile that does not seem to reach her eyes, which look sad and teary.
Therefore, it is important to try to understand a person not only through the words that come from their mouth but also through their body language. The importance of communication in relationships cannot and should not be underestimated.
“There is no elevator to success. You have to take the stairs.”Zig Ziglar
The meaning of the quote stated above is that, success cannot be handed to you on a single platter. In order to become successful, you have to work for it, and not for merely a short period of time. It may take months, years, or maybe even decades, for you to achieve success. Regardless of how long it will take you to become successful, however, there will come a day when you will look back and be grateful that you did not give up.
People have different definitions of success. In someone’s eyes, the idea of success may mean having a good career, owning a nice car, and living happily with one’s family in a big, beautiful house. For another person, one is successful if he/she is doing well academically (getting good grades in school) and emotionally (feeling happy and stable).
People also have different ideas of how to become successful. We each have our own strategies and techniques in coping with problems; we all find that certain things help us, whereas other things do not.
Here are some things that I find have helped me cope with my struggles:
What things give you comfort and hope in the midst of troubles and distress?
Hi there! Welcome to my blog. My name is Arianna, but you may call me Ari. I have another blog on WordPress entitled A Poet’s Paradise, which I use primarily for sharing my works of poetry. I created this blog, so I could express how I feel and what I believe and think of; and I just wanted to have a fresh start, hence the title of this post.
A little about me:
I turned twenty nearly two months ago (February 18). My favorite colors are white and black. I enjoy going to church on a regular basis, as doing so is like a stress reliever for me. Writing is my passion. During my free time, I often listen to new music and, if I like the song, I download it on my laptop and phone. I dream of becoming an electrical engineer, and I have plans to study in the future to become one.
If there is anything else that you would like to know, please don’t be afraid to ask.
If you’d like, you may also introduce yourself in the comments below. I’m always willing to meet and get to know new people!