LIFE IS SO beautiful. So full of magic and possibilities.

Dear Wonderful Reader,

LIFE IS SO beautifulSo full of magic and possibilities. When Billy died, I thought that my story had come to an end. But I was wrong.

Joe helped me to find something I had lost along the way.  Something I’d once believed so strongly: that the storms of life are bound to come, but maybe even in the storms, in the loneliest  times of all, you’re never really alone.

Love is the most powerful thing on Earth. I’ve seen what it can do. And it can do amazing things. Sometimes I imagine a world where everyone knows of a love that’s unconditional. And what a beautiful world it is.

I think Billy had it right, that there truly is enough love to go around. All you have to do is share it.

What is God’s love is like the sun constant and unchanging? What if you woke up one day and realized…nothing can take away?”

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P.S. Watch this life-transforming movie as soon as you can. Also there is a book version!

Operation Happy Happy Joy Joy!

Dear Wonderful Reader,
I had the honor to participate in fellow blogger Keith project, Happy Happy Joy Joy. He is trying to explore what gives people hope and joy to help everyone stay motivated, but especially those who are struggling with physical or emotional burdens in their lives.

Click here to check out Keith’s blog for some great inspiration. Follow him and support this great message. It will be awesome if some of you participated to; all the information are on his blog.

Thank you Keith for giving me this amazing opportunity!

-Christina

Silvery Saturday: Son of God

Dear Wonderful Reader,

I am sorry this is up late, but I had to share this film with you.

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I had the immense blessing to go see Son of God with my family last Saturday, and I couldn’t be any more grateful. The film has its flaws and shortcomings just like any other film, but the film’s power to move one’s spirit is far grander than such little inevitable mistakes.  In short, if you’re looking for a movie review, then you won’t find it here.

Countless scenes have touched my soul, and as I sat down watching it, I thanked God who graces us with revelations and epiphanies as we’re relishing in his worship (or in my case, watching this film).

As I was watching a scene where one of the Jew priests called Jesus a “dangerous man”, It dawned on me how goodness and holiness are truly the most powerful, sharpest weapons. In other words, the bible and the film show how the Lord is forgiving, generous, kind, loving, considerate, gentle, and merciful in all his actions on Earth. Nothing he does can be described as dangerous; or at least relate to our understanding of what’s dangerous. Yet, to those Jew priests Jesus was the ultimate danger. And that’s because his weapons were holiness and goodness; weapons that couldn’t be defeated with the most violent or advanced weapons.  Why? Because the battle of holiness and goodness has already been won, when Jesus resurrected from his death.  As Jesus said, “In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world” (John 16:33). So holiness and goodness can’t be fought because there is no more fighting for them because they live with Jesus’s peace and victory; instead, they treat every experience as a chance to be the light to the world. Again, as Jesus said “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden.” (Matthew 5:14).

In a later scene, when Jesus was being arrested and Peter pulled a sword from a Roman solider and cut off one of the soldier’s ears, Jesus reproached him and said, “Put up again thy sword into his place: for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” (Mathew 26:52). Again, in this verse Jesus  confirms the idea that anger, and violence won’t save anyone because their fight is a never-ending fight. Thus, whoever employs them will die fighting by the sword, as he chose to fight a battle that can never be won.

Then, the film ends with a very promising scene that brought a lot of peace to my heart.

“And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.”

(Revelation 21:4)

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Dear Wonderful Reader,

I feel really strongly about this song at this moment, and I wanna share it with you.

Suit Case by The New Electric Sound

Wake me in the morning
I don’t want to sleep very long.
I’ll unpack my suitcase
only if you you pick up the phone.

Only if we could say we’re sorry.
Only if we could say we’re not.
Only if you could say you loved me.
Only if I was the one.

Wake me in the evening
I don’t wan’t to get out of bed.
I’ll pick up my laundry
only if you open the door.

Only if we could say we’re sorry.
Only if we could say we’re not.
Only if you could say you loved me.
Only if I was the one.

I don’t want to waste my time.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.
I don’t want to close my eyes.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.

Wake me in the weekend,
I don’t care if sleep too long,
I’ll take out the garbage,
Only if you pick up that phone.

Only if we could say we’re sorry.
Only if we could say we’re not.
Only if you could say you loved me.
Only if I was the one.

I don’t want to waste my time.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.
I don’t want to close my eyes.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.

I told you I’m never gonna leave again.
And I swear.
You told me your never gonna cheat again.
I don’t care.
Tell my heart a million times,
and that won’t change me none.
If we need some time to think girl,
you’re not the one.

I don’t want to waste my time.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.
I don’t want to close my eyes.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.

P.S. Check out their music, those guys are the bomb.com

Thoughtful Thursday: Evil People Shouldn’t Be Allowed to Procreate

Dear Wonderful Reader,

You know when you meet someone so, so dumb and you wonder in you head, “how did you make it on Earth for that long?!” Or someone so, so beautiful– needless to say, its the reaction people get when they see me– and they wonder in their heads “how can she not be famous already?!” Jk! Or someone so evil, so horrible, so nasty and you’re just like, “how did you survive Karma all that long?! You gotta be on Karma’s top 20 list!” And then you start pondering the future of humanity with them in it and think how can such people ACTUALLY EXIST IN THE WORLD! Well, those were my exact thoughts too when this happened…

A couple days ago, we got a phone call from my sister, shortly after she left for work. Unfortunately, we learned that she got in a major car crash that involved two other cars. But, don’t worry, she’s okay and apparently the other two drivers were okay too, though one of them practiced her acting skills as soon as the ambulance arrived, in hopes of “milking” the situation *rolls eyes. Upon hearing the news, my father and I rolled out of bed (well, just me honestly, he was already dressed and ready to carpe diem) and drove to her rescue. My dad still thinks she’s a little girl (she’s 22) who doesn’t know how to handle such situations. (Mind you, I rolled out really quickly and didn’t even brush my teeth, cause my dad was rushing me. My morning breath was tolerable bur the worst part was how I didn’t have time to put on a bra and how uncomfortable I felt during the drive and how much I strongly disliked gravity at those moments…) Anyways, we arrived there safely and pulled up in the first left lane (if you’re unfamiliar with California freeways, this is the fastest lane, located on the very far left and then you have a cement fence that separates the freeway from the opposite-direction traffic) and went out to seize her and see what the hell happened…

IMG_3984Here is a little visual aid for you to help you get a clearer, less distorted perspective of the situation on hand.

As we were standing in the midst of this destruction and despair, some and I mean quiet a few of the drivers passing by were yelling unkind words like “IDIOTS”, “STOP TEXTING”, and some were doing the loud HAHAHA evil-witch laugh to our faces. In fact, at one point some (weirdo) driver drove extra slowly and was genuinely angry because we had occupied the first lane and thus caused a traffic delay. As if we were doing that on purpose!!

I had so much to say, so much. But I let my shirt do the talking for me.

41FgGTSbq1L._SY200_Unfortunately, I didn’t have one of those on hand but I made a mental note to get me one as soon as I get home. Though honestly, I did my fair share of flipping the bird to them; sorry to distort the image of a respectable, well-mannered blogger in your head, but I gotta be real.

In all seriousness though, when I (and I don’t claim to be Buddha or anything) see car accidents anywhere, the first thing I do is pray for them in my head asking God to be with them, hoping that no one was injured or God forbid dead (Well, the first thing I REALLY do is thank Him that it wasn’t me). And I am sure that is the natural response because all my family and friends do the same. BUT THOSE PEOPLE THAT DELIGHT IN OTHER PEOPLE’ MISERY? HOW CAN THEY EXIST? HOW CAN THEY BE ALLOWED TO PROCREATE?  I know that the world is full of ugly things and people but I’m always shocked to experience them first hand. And you know maybe if that was an enemy of theirs, then I’d understand if they took delight in his misery; though that would be still messed up. But, we were just random strangers and It’s scary to think that those people live among us and their nastiness just comes out at you in our most vulnerable moments.

But, all we, Warriors of Light gotta do is smile and politely say “F*** Y**” and let them nasty people go on their way with their nastiness. Remind ourselves not to let anyone steal our happiness or our peace. And when we go home we pray because prayer is truly the most invincible weapon against all evil. Even though us, Warriors of Light, are forgetful sometimes and we forget that. But we know that at the end, we won’t be defeated! Because good ALWAYS defeats evil.

Appropriate Quotes: 

“In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” (John 16: 33)

” When I despair, I reme,her that all through history the way of truth and love have always won. There have been tyrants and murderers, and for a time, they can seem invincible, but in the end, they always fall. Think of it–always.”

-Mahatma Ghandi