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People Need To Stop Being So Hard On Themselves and Move Forward

Hey All, I know it is easier said than done when it comes to people being hard on themselves because of a situation that person has been into and along with the emotional and mental chaos that has come with it. I know that we all in this world have our own problems and things that happen in life that we do not like or something went wrong in life and sometimes things do not go as planned, but people need to stop being so hard on themselves. It is so easy to put ones self down, but people need to learn that, things happen and sometimes we cannot control it, but that doesn’t mean that someone has to be so hard on themselves and to stop saying there is no hope, it is never going to happen, good things will never happen to me, I won’t get into a relationship, and then give up and say crazy things. You are only setting yourself up for more disappointment, and you are only hurting yourself when you think negatively and hurt yourself with the words you use among yourself. Don’t do that to yourself. I know sometimes it is easy to talk about it, but where is the action? Take action, do happy things for you, make happy decisions of course with thinking, and do things that will benefit you in the long run.

If you keep on doing this to yourself and if you do not move forward, there can be consequences and you do not want to go through them. What is wrong with who you are? Nothing. Everyone is special in their own ways, but people will never know that because that particular person in your life is always being hard on themselves, and crying, and saying depressive things all the time. Time to snap out of it and time to move forward in life. The past is the past and people should stop being pessimists and start on happy adventures in life. Where do we draw the line? I know sometimes it is hard and there have been terrible times in ones life that can never be the same again, but you can make it the same again with good thoughts about yourself and putting yourself up with people and never telling people you’re not good enough, and that you’re not up to par with anything and that you will never find someone. You will and you will succeed in life, you will do the goodness in your life. You just need to boost yourself with self-confidence, self-esteem and the willingness to move on.

You can’t move on if your always ashamed, if your always in your own world and your own bubble stressing about things that are not even worth your time anymore. You have come this far for a reason and that reason is that life continues, and life goes on. You can’t bring the past back and you can’t turn back time, so might as well as make your time worth while right? Making your life better, happier and doing positive things in life will be the best gift you can ever give yourself. It may take some time, but nothing ever happens overnight. In order to work for your happiness and good things in life, is your willingness to try, give it your best, and you will see the difference in change. Change is good, and life is good, you just haven’t discovered it yet, but you will. You can’t make a colourful happy rainbow without a little rain, and you can’t have sunshine without darkness. Dark times teach us lessons in life and that will turn into sunlight only if you try to do your best to move forward. Move it and move on. Nobody is perfect and nothing is ever a guarantee, which is why you live your life now, and make the best of it because nothing is permanent. We all have to stand up on our own feet and we must strive to be happy always and keep smiling. The world is a better place with you in it and the world is a better place with smiles.

Loving yourself is the best thing you can do, and when you love yourself, everything is possible. Love yourself, Smile, and stop with whatever you are doing to make your life a dark rain storm. After a rainstorm there is sun and life again. Be in the sun and shine bright. Have a positive attitude and go with the flow. All the best!

Back On WordPress After Couple of Days

Hi Everyone, Its been a crazy few days and I wasn’t able to write on my blog. Haven’t had time to get on the computer. Today is my day to catch up on my e-mails, write on my blog and do so much that I have missed in the last little while from family and friends from abroad and so much more, but I am back. Its been an emotional roller coaster for me. It was a good little break from technology, but today I decided to come back and enjoy what I love doing the most is to blog and to interact with others on social media websites, along with WordPress and so much more. I haven’t had the energy lately, but this morning I woke up feeling fresh and better. I have been a little under the weather too. I have a cold which I haven’t had one in almost 3 years. It came back with a vengeance on me. So I am going to keep this short and sweet today. All the best to everyone.

Spring Is Almost Here! Excited For That. Are You?

After the many months of winter, this is the moment I always wait for, I really like this time of year when it becomes Mid March, I really enjoy it when our weather gets warmer, and when the winter is behind us in a way and almost time when the trees start growing its leaves again, when the grass gets greener, the roads are washing away from the salt and snow, when everywhere gets thawed out, mild temperatures start and increase by day, when the flowers start to grow again, colour and life comes back after the cold, dark, wintry days, the tulip and other spring  flowers blooming, the spring air and smell of mud, dandelions start to grow, the smell of top soil, garden centers open, outdoor furniture, barbecues, outdoor equipment starts coming back into the stores, spring colours, clothing and bright vibrant colours come back on our store shelves,  the sunlight shines, birds start chirping, animals come out of hibernation, the geese fly back north. I just love this time of year when life comes back. I am so tired of winter, snow and having to bundle up every time I go out. I’d love to go somewhere for 5-6 months of the year and not see snow and be part of the cold freezing weather and not wear layers outside.

I also like spring because it gives me a time to wash the cars and I love washing my car, washing the car mats, detailing and getting rid of the winters salt and sand they put on the streets, and taking care of it. I also like to wash out my driveway and clean up my garage, having to put the shovels away, and just enjoying the whole process of getting rid of winter. It is my favourite.  I am a person who loves vibrant colours, who loves warmer weather, the beautiful sun shining, and among when the days get longer. I really didn’t enjoy when the days get shorter and it would be dark before 5pm. I really enjoy it when time and daylight time increases. In June and July it is still sunlight after  8:30 and you would still see a bit of light after 9pm too. those are the days I love, plus you don’t feel that the night is dragging on so long and plus it gets brighter earlier in the morning and its so refreshing and you start your day earlier and you appreciate the daylight and days. I also like getting rid of the boots and jackets I wear and pack them up for 5-6 months of the year.

I really enjoy sitting on the patio, I like driving with my windows down, listening to vibrant music, going camping, and I enjoy leisure time away too.

What season do you like? Do you also enjoy spring and summer months? What do you mostly enjoy when the weather starts getting warmer? What activities do you like doing outdoors? Would love to hear form you. Happy Spring!

Annual ACYOC Camping Trip at Rideau Acres, In Kingston Ontario 2007

throwback of 2007

My articles I wrote of the past.

Friday morning, August 10th, 2007, 68 ACYOC youth from Montreal, Laval, Ottawa, Mississauga and Toronto embarked on a wonderful journey to Rideau Acres Campgrounds in Kingston.  The youth gathered for a weekend full of fun, togetherness, making new friends, and reuniting with old friends.  As the campers arrived and put their tents up, we created a little Armenian Village.  The barbecue started with hamburgers and hot dogs and at night we gathered around the fire for fellowship and just having a great time until wee hours of the morning.

On Saturday morning, August 11th, additional people arrived from various areas of Ontario and Quebec.  All the campers went swimming in the campsite pool, where we spent majority of the day.  We enjoyed playing ball, diving into the water with different moves, playing different water games,  getting some sun, and just relaxing by the pool and having a good time  cooling off from the hot sun.  As the nightfall neared, our wonderful Toronto ACYOC crew prepared shish kebabs and salad for dinner.  The fellowship that we started on Friday night continued, as we roasted marshmallows, told stories and riddles, and had fun.

On Sunday Morning August 12th, everyone packed up tents and belongings and prepared to return home.  It was a very short weekend that passed quickly, but we will never let go of the bonds we created and old friendships that we strengthened.  Thank you to the Toronto ACYOC for working extremely hard for a successful weekend. Without all the helping hands, this camping trip would not have been possible.

Thank you to all 68 Participants for participating, and we hope you enjoyed the weekend as much as we did.  God bless everyone and hope to see you next year.

Here is to ACYOC Camping Trip 2008!

You Know The Feeling Of What Is Meant To Be & What Isn’t Meant To Be?

Have you ever had the feeling of something that isn’t right to do and go at split moment and sometimes you have this feeling that it is meant to be? Have you been in a situation where you had the feeling where something is meant to be or not meant to be? Last night was a prime example of all this. A few friends and I were gone out and we decided to go to this place a little bit out of our ways and it would take a little more time to get there, then the usual spots we go to for hanging out and have a great time, and then all the carpooling and who is picking up who and how all this is going to be arranging a meet up, didn’t go as smooth as we thought, but then afterwards we all met up at the same place, and decided to go somewhere else. I was thinking in my mind that something prevented us from going and plus the weather was bad with the snow and freezing conditions which made us think twice about going there. I think God protected us from harms way and he made us stay put and be more local. Toronto is such a huge city and it does take a while to get to places, but then again were all thankful that we were all together in one spot in the end and thank goodness for cell phones and communication and critical thinking about what to do at a certain moment. Plus Parking was the other issue in the areas that we were supposed to go to which is a hassle sometimes. That’s why I don’t go to places, that don’t have decent parking. I like to think logically and think about where I go before I go to it and I do extensive research about the parking issue and where it is when I haven’t gone there before. I like to research a lot before I go, so as I am prepared. In the end everything worked out for the better, all of us were safe and sound and everybody went home safely. The place we were going to go to was just not meant to be and I believe that we were saved in a huge way. Something bad could have happened on the road as it was our first real taste of winter and what’s to come, so it really was something out of the ordinary. I truly believe in what is meant to be and what isn’t and last night really sealed the deal. It was quite an adventure, but ended up to be a peaceful, yet beautiful night spent with our loved ones(friends), and woke up this morning feeling great. I truly believe no matter where you go, and no matter what happens, sticking together, and figuring out a game plan and figuring out what to do is something very nice, and deciding as a group and giving ideas is very nice. I love my friends a lot and they mean the world to me. It was a lovely night and I will never forget the experience last night. It was something that really made us think in the end, and I told the group, God is here, God is protecting us. Wish you all the best everyone.

Exercise Caution & Be Safe With Upcoming Winter Conditions

It is that time of year again, when the winter weather is upon us and with snow, ice and cold conditions and impaired visibility with all that stuff. Who knows it maybe like the Winter we had last year in Southern Ontario, and other places, but Please exercise caution with the weather because you may trust yourself driving, but it is other peoples actions on the road that can ruin it. Give yourself distance and plenty of commute time in between. I really do not like driving in the winter as much. If I do not have to go anywhere really important, I do not leave the house. Unless its work and school and other important things, then thats okay, but its important that We exercise caution no matter what time of year it is. I wish everyone safe driving and be careful

I Have Missed A Few Days Of Blogging

Hello All, I apologize, that I missed a few days of blogging, but I am back and fully ready to resume to my daily blogging task. I have missed you all and I miss interacting with the world. So much has happened, but I am back to the swing of things. I just want to say that, we all have times where we experience times where we cannot perform tasks due to some personal reasons, but then again when the time is right, we shine back up again and get back up on our feet again. I just want to say never give up and never stop doing what you love doing and go for it. Sometimes we may have breakthroughs and that is normal. We all go through times in our lives where a few days of rest is needed to cleanse the mind, body and soul and back to civilization once again and reality sets in. It was the case for me. I feel bothered because I missed 3 days of blogging, but now, that is behind me and I look forward to spending more days with you and writing more and more everyday from this day forward. Thank you for your patience and understanding. Will be blogging again tomorrow and the next day and everyday…