Thursday, August 12, 2010

A Quick Reflection

Life throws you curves and gives you lemons, you just have to be a good driver and know how to make some nice cold lemonade and you'll be fine. Our choir director put an inspirational CD out and in it a priest talks about different topics. One of them touches on how God doesn't want us to be perfect but to just be the very best that we can be. I took that to heart and I try to apply it to my daily life, no I don't want to be the best, but I do want to be the best that I can be. I like thanking God for the new day and tackle it with as much love and enthusiasm as I can. I really don't want to waste my time not being happy or not doing things I love so it is in my power to put the effort towards that goal, then at night when I go to bed I can honestly say I tried and hopefully have no regrets.

To say my life has changed since last December is an understatement. It's been a challenge to deal and cope with these changes but as you all know the support group behind me is too huge and too great and I have taken advantage of it a hundred percent. It is a fact that losing "mi chica" suddenly showed me the fragility of life. The term "We live on borrowed time" makes total sense and I now perceive it with a whole new outlook. Every wasted day will never come back, so I say "Live Every Day As If It's Your Last".

DO NOT waste opportunities as they present themselves to you and learn to rely on that support group because like everything else in life, if wasted it will disappear and you'll regret it later.

It is better to set goals and fail at them than to not have anything to strive for. So... Why am I writing all this? Simply it was triggered while I visited another blog. I am happy within my sadness and happily invite my past to show me the way towards my future. My past I can't change not that I would want to but I still hope and strive for a full and happy future.


















Image captured by: Chely

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10 comments:

Wanda said...

Beautiful, insightful, inspiring. You have helped us all look at life a little differently since your terrible loss. The picture is so precious it brought tears...

I'm so glad to be counted among your friends.

Love and Hugs forever
Wanda

Jose said...

Oh Wanda, you have no idea how much you have been an inspiration as well as a big part of that huge support group I talk about. Reading your blog is always refreshing and I too feel honored to be your friend. Love and hugs to you and yours as well.

Tara said...

"DO NOT waste opportunities as they present themselves to you and learn to rely on that support group because like everything else in life, if wasted it will disappear and you'll regret it later."

So very true my friend...so very true!

Jose said...

OMG Tara, between you and Kellie my day becomes so much better, I can't see my life without talking to you guys daily. You've been there for me this past four years and I really and truly love you for it. Is that keg ready? lol

Angelica Paiz said...

DO NOT waste opportunities as they present themselves to you and learn to rely on that support group because like everything else in life, if wasted it will disappear and you'll regret it later.

Let me dissect this a bit..
Knowing you for the longest time (we won't say how long ok, wink wink) I know for a fact that you NEVER waste any opportunities, you have always been very adventurous!
Learning to rely on that support group... boy! don't I know it!! like i've said before, without my family I would not be here (wink wink again).
if wasted it will disappear and you'll regret it later... YES YES YES! This I realized and am totally taking advantage of it!! I never knew how good it feels to be selfish (wink wink, hey!!! I have something in my eye ok). Joe, as always, you inspire me and so many others. It is my pleasure to be your cunada!! some tacos wouldn't hurt ur street cred either (wink wink, this time for reels ey)
Love ya lots!!
Your favorite cunada, KIKA (what the heck WINK!)

bettyjf1 said...

You have really inspired me from the beginning Jose; Watching your strength last December and your courage comes to mind daily in my own struggles.
Thanks for your blog and giving us glimpses into your life and sharing your courage and wisdom with us.

Jose said...

Kika I think instead of tacos we are going to the eye doctor, that tick is getting worse. lol

Hell yeah, we are due for tacos and the sooner the better. I don't want to get into how much I love you because you already know it, over the years we just became very close and I can't see my life without you.

Betty -- Ever since I started blogging my life has been sort of an open book. It was thanks to blogging that I found you and I did Wanda and Tara and all of you together through posts, emails, etc. have helped me immensly and I'll be a fool if I waste you guys. You've gone through so much these past few months too and I just want you to know that I am here for you, if you need me just holler.

ChrisJ said...

Such a great heart attitude, Jose. God is with us every step of the way -- and oh how we need Him so that we can face the 'lemons' that come our way. You're a good man Jose. Count me as one of your friends. Blessings!

Sandy said...

JOse, I LOVE LOVE this post and that photo!! How beautiful...how true...and you are quite a guy. Your family is blessed.

Sandy said...

and also I have to say, I have never met someone who handled "loss" so gracefully..You're a better man than me...wait a minute, I'm a woman. But you know what I mean.

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