I Finally Went On Maid Of The Mist In Niagara Falls, Ontario – July, 14, 2012

On July 14, 2012, I embarked on my 4th trip to Niagara falls within 3 months and it was an experience I will never forget. This time went with great friends whom I have known for years from my Armenian Community center. I never would have expected that I would go on Maid Of The Mist. I have always come to Niagara, but I have never went on it. So this time I put my foot down and did it. I am so glad I did. People often take photos and look at the falls from above, but once you go on that boat with your blue poncho, and start heading toward the American and Horseshoe falls, you automatically feel the sense of amazement and it is so beautiful.  More beautiful than looking at it from above. I saw a rainbow on the American falls, and once we were getting toward the big one, the mist started to come onto all of us, and it was refreshing and at the same time the view, and the experience was unlike any other. I will never forget this experience for the rest of my life. I want to go on this again next time I go. It was an experience of a lifetime.

If you have not tried Maid of The Mist yet and if you have not yet visited Niagara Falls, you must do it. Everything is great in Niagara, but this one takes the cake out of everything else. God has created a beautiful earth and with amazing landmarks and everything else. God bless Niagara Falls… I was thinking to myself how Wallenda did it, with all that mist hitting up top and I was thinking to myself how the rope was put on and how everything took place. Wow, and the energy, the power of the water when it falls and all the white water going around like crazy, it was amazing. TOTALLY AMAZING. Do it!

 

 

The Dilemma in Finding The Perfect Hair Straightener.

For several years, I have had the dilemma of finding the perfect hair straightener for my hair. I want something that will be wet to dry and something where I can do my full head of hair in 5-10 minutes. I have a red hair straightener. It is doing the job, but then it doesn’t stay. Does anybody have an idea of the type of hair straightener that would be good? I have long hair now, and its thin to thick hair. well, in between. I am trying to find a good one with a good price. I know the more better straighteners, you have to spend more and more, but I want something that will keep my hair straight for hours and hours without it curling at the bottoms, or without giving my hair split ends on the bottom. Does anybody have any tips on that? I am going bonkers. I always want my hair to look great all the time, but Its my straightener. Its one of those ConAir ones. its a red colour.

I should maybe get a CHI, BabyLiss or something like that. Anyhow, let me know what you think. Thanks 🙂

Back Into The Game Farmville on Facebook

Back when Farmville on facebook started, I decided I join the game, so I started to play the game, and I said wow, This is awesome how you can plant trees, plant crops and all sorts of things. It actually makes you think like a real farmer and it teaches you about life and how much you want to spend on your crops, and harvesting them. It is pretty cool to me, but then I gave it up for a year and a half, but now I am back into it. I find it is a pretty cool past time when I am not doing anything. So many of my family and friends are on farmville, and it is so cool to fertilize each others plants, and get cool gifts, and get rare trees, animals, and you get money from them, like for example from a chicken it says collect eggs. Farmville is a game where it does not harm any animals, like slaughtering or anything. Its good clean and fun game. I love getting experience points and going up to the next level. I try and find things that have the most experience points and among other things.

Zynga has pretty cool games I admit. At first I wasn’t keen on playing a few, but Farmville is one of the games I play. Only when time permitting of course. If you want to get into the game, try it out, but if you do not like it, its all good. we all have our differences right? 🙂 Have fun!

Happy Farmvilling!

Those Who Gossip To You, Will Probably Be Doing The Same About You Too! Be Careful

There have been numerous amounts of times where people would gossip to you about someone or some people and in a terrible way and they like to spread rumours and make up things that are not true about that person and make assumptions. Have you been in a situation where someone would gossip everything about other people? I am sure most of us have. Have you heard that behind your back that person who gossiped to you, did the same about you too to others? It is terrible. I wish some people would stop doing that about other people. It is not nice to gossip and talk poorly about someone behind their backs. If you do not hear it from the source, its not a good idea to create and make up stories when it is not even true. Some people spend so much time making a federal case about other people, that they don’t care if it hurts them. Trash talking about that person behind their back and then being sweet, and nice with them in their face is not a very nice thing to do.

Backstabbers and Fake people who give face to you and who are nice to you and then all of a sudden you hear that, the person whom you thought you can trust has spread terrible lies about you and does everything in their power to destroy your good name. I find that to be such a terrible thing to go through. I have had that happen to me numerous amount of times. What goes around comes around. When a rumour, or some sort of stupidity gets spread around, it will always come back to the person who these terrible things have been said about. A lot of people do not know how terrible this is and it is not fair to that person. This plays a factor in jealousy and jealousy can do so many things. Gossiping is a terrible thing to do no matter what. Sometimes people need to mind their own business and look in the mirror before they judge other people or talk about them. In Today’s world trusting people, confiding in people, telling someone something very personal is something that not a lot of people can do anymore, because when you request and ask someone to keep it a secret and they don’t and spread it around, it is not a good thing.

Some people spread and talk for the sake of talking about anything about others just to satisfy their jealousy urges. This situation can make you or break you. As soon as you make new friends, don’t assume that they are trustworthy, test out your friends, don’t talk about personal issues, don’t talk too too much about your life, but talk in general terms, and once you start to get to know them and you build your trust, then just maybe you can tell them, but then again you cannot be to careful with the information you transmit to them. Keep very personal things within the family, and do not transmit every bit of information to your friends. Someone who is true to you will always keep your secrets, someone who is true to you will never gossip, spread lies and do terrible things because when your a true friend to someone its expected that you are honest and forthright about situations and when things happen you tell your friends on the spot. Don’t be afraid if you disagree on a few things, it helps build your friendship stronger and you work it out.

the bottom line is to never gossip, spread rumours and make up stories about others. Its not nice at all. I am sure that if the roles were reversed, it wouldn’t be a nice feeling. Nowadays, I am not too trusting and I don’t give in easily. I always think with my mind and then with my heart. This day in age the Heart can be fooled easily on the people to hang out with and its a soft spot where people become blinded, naive and soft, but nowadays you have to stand tough, you have to say no once in a while, you have to think twice and three times before jumping into friendships and relationships. It is important to keep those things in mind. Not everyone you meet will be your friend, chances are some friends can say the most terrible things about you behind your back…. WELL, So called friends, fake friends. you do not need them in your life.

Move forward and find people who actually care about you and who actually want the best for you.Not those who spread rumours and gossip. Stay far away from them as possible. I am saying all this from experience of others doing that to me, and it is not pleasant. I am just watching out for all of you because I care so much about all of you. All the best to you.

 

The Armenia Tree Project — Greening Armenia Since 1994

Just a few years ago, I discovered a vibrant and wonderful program called The Armenia Tree Project, and right away subscribed and became a member. The Armenia Tree Project is something that is very important for Armenia. Nearly 60,000 trees were planted in Armenia’s towns, villages, rural areas, family backyards, in front of churches and other historical monuments and historical structures that make it bloom more. The community tree planting has restored over 1.1 million trees in Armenia and Artsakh. To this day, they will continue to restore forests to make it vibrant and beautiful. Armenia is a beautiful country and it is mountainous. Armenia has beautiful winding roads that lead to a church there, and a church here, and every turn there is always something to see, whether its mountains, or historical monument, statue, and so much more. Armenia’s Agriculture, Forestation and environment is so beautiful and the Armenia tree project is doing their best to make sure Armenia is taken care of.

Armenia and Armenians have faced challenges of the past with the Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915 committed by the Ottoman Turks of Turkey with killing 1.5 million Armenians and plus the 1988 Earthquake of December which killed about 25,000 people and did a lot of damage, and so the Armenia Tree Project helped restore a country who has been through it all. The main mission to this beautiful project is to make Armenia vibrant which it already has been and to protect the future of the environment, nature conservancy, and provide care and greatness to our beautiful Armenia.

Thank you to Jeff Masarjian for your incredible and beautiful spirit and to all those involved into this, thank you to the donations given by so many people, thank you for all the efforts made to make Armenia whole again.

For more information in regards to this beautiful project, please visit — http://www.armeniatree.org and there you can see photos, and get more in touch with My Motherland Armenia.

 

Kindness Gestures Are Still Out There. It Happened to Me Tonight

Earlier this evening, I decided I do some grocery shopping before the store closes an hour later, so I parked my car and was walking toward the carts in front of the store, and I forgot to grab a quarter with me because the only way to get a cart is by paying a quarter on it, so I always keep a few of them in my car, but this time I forgot to bring it with me, so I went into my wallet and I didn’t have any, so I kept struggling, as I was about to head back to my car to get it, This lady saw me struggling to look for it, so she said here is a quarter for you, I said I can go to my car and get one, but she said no, don’t worry about it, take this. I felt extremely embarrassed that I didn’t have an extra quarter in my wallet, but the lady re-assured me that its alright have this one. I couldn’t stop thanking her for doing that for me. That simple kind gesture meant the world to me, and it made my day. There are still really nice, kind, and very lovely people out there. It is rare these days.

It was like God watched over me and brought me that person to my rescue at the time of need. It was incredible. This had never happened to me before. I usually never forget to bring a quarter with me, but tonight it was a different thing going on in my mind. I probably had something on my mind and I forgot to take it out with me. I just couldn’t believe it. What a beautiful evening I had. I mean I will never forget that and I will never forget her face. This was by far one of the most kindest things a stranger I don’t even know do this for me. Not everyone would do this and not everyone would just give like that, but wow this lady was something else and then when we went into the grocery store we were talking and I said thank you again so much, She said do not worry about it. She said to me you seem like a great person and I know by just looking at a person and when I saw you struggle like that, I just had to.

These little things make it a big deal for someone, and it sure made a big deal for me and a huge difference. I can now look at humanity in a different way. So now whenever I go to my local grocery store, I am never going to forget that moment and that spot. God bless that lady and I wish her the best with her life. She truly deserves all the blessings and all the great things in life. Very hard to find like a rare gem, and she was one of them. Beautiful Lady. The moral of this story is to try and be kind as much as possible in your life and do kind gestures. It makes a big difference in ones life. It did to me today. Thank you lady, you will never be forgotten and hopefully I see you again.

 

 

Talin’s Cinnamon Banana French Toast With Real Cherries on The Sides

Hello everyone, Here is a breakfast recipe that is fast and easy to make …..

Here is how to make Cinnamon Banana French Toast With Real Cherries on the sides.

You will need:

1-2 banana’s mashed up,

3 to 4 large Eggs

1 Tablespoon of Cinnamon or as much as desired

10-12 cherries or as much as desired.

3-4 Whole Wheat Toast Bread.

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Preparations:

First you crack the eggs into a large bowl, then incorporate the banana’s, then you add in the cinnamon and beat very well, then take a large pan heat up to high and put some olive oil and dunk the toast bread into the batter and then put it on  medium high so you won’t burn the french toast, and cook on each side for 5-7 minutes on both sides or until golden brown and then pit the cherries and wash them thoroughly and then decorate on the sides.

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you can make your own fruit syrup with strawberries and blueberries mixed together. it will be a great add on and no use of those sugary syrups.

 

Bon apetit!

Thankful For Each Day, That Comes My Way

Everyday that passes, I am thankful for having gone through another day. Everyday I learn new things whether its from the internet or something about life outside. It is not so much about going through everyday to learn new things, it is the lesson that it teaches you. Each thing in life has a deeper meaning to it and it is up to our individual selves on how we want to define it. life is just too short to be upset, angry and fuss over things. Life is precious and we have only a limited time on earth, so try to make the most of it, be happy, do happy things, live life. Nowadays, I don’t let other peoples negativity ruin me, and I have learned my lesson on that. I am not going to be a statistic to let people be rude to me and make distasteful comments. I too make mistakes, I am not perfect, I have my weaknesses, and I fully admit that. I know that my writing needs a little bit of improvement structurally, but I am working on that and I am going back to school to learn it. I had over 90 in my English courses back in High school and it has been a long time since then and I sort of forgot some things, but I am human, I make mistakes.

I love blogging, and it gets me through everyday, I love writing because it takes out everything from my mind and emptying my heart out to people and all I want is the best for everyone. Its a way for me to share with the world and to get people’s perspectives and I respect them all and I do read them all and thank you all deeply for everything you all do. I am so blessed with great things, the ability to write and the ability to get out there and speak up about issues that need addressing. I am happy most of the time, because when I was bullied when I was a child up until now here and there, I truly believe that I have gotten out of that phase where I was always sad and did not want to do anything or go out, but now, everything has changed, everything that I preach, I am taking my own advice, because everyone, lets face it, Life is too short to be depressed all the time, life is meant to be lived being happy, optimistic, thinking about good things, to be positive and take things out of our lives that are unnecessary and work on what is important. I cannot be thankful enough for each passing day. Valuable life lessons learned and doing things that will help me and my life is something that is very important.

Learning how to prioritize life and making room for important people and things in your life is crucial and imperative. Without people this world will not turn, it’s like for example, if this world did not have trees and important greenery, this world would be left without oxygen and without oxygen, we cannot function and it is important in our lives, so oxygen is happiness, positivity and being optimistic. Use those Oxygen’s to better your life and to stop depression and stress at its tracks. It is all up to you, but before your oxygen runs out, have a happy life and stop being negative. It is not good for you at all. Live, Laugh, Love, Dance, and be who you are. All the best.

I Have My Bucket List Of People I Want To Meet, Places To See, Things To Do In My Life.

Hey All, I am sure all of us have a list of things we want to do in our lives, places to go, people to meet and among everything else. Yesterday after 5 years of wanting to meet a famous Armenian Comedian whom I find to be so hilarious, I finally got to meet him and take a picture with him. His name is Pierre Chammassian and he came to Canada to visit at an Armenian Festival in Toronto which is going on this weekend with various Armenian Singers and so much more. So When he came, He actually recognized me and said, Talin is that you? I said yes, and we carried out a conversation for a while and he is just a funny guy who made my whole night. So I scratched that off my bucket list. I have so many more people I want to meet, and so many things to do.

Here is my list of places I want to visit where I have not gone yet:

1. California which I will go this year

2. Las Vegas which I will go this year

3. Dubai and Fly on Emirates Airlines

4. Greece and Italy

5. Australia

6. Bora Bora and Fiji

7. Hawaii

8. Costa Rica

9. United Kingdom

10. Spain

11. Lebanon

12. Visit the CBS, NBC Sets, Studios

13. Boston, New Jersey

People Who I want to Meet:

1. Friends from RADIO AGA, RADIO ARC, Radio Stations and among other facebook page group friends

2. My Other Facebook Friends

3.  Ellen Degeneres, Oprah Winfrey, Anderson Cooper, Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno

4. Dr Travis Stork, Dr Sears, Dr Lisa Mastersen, Dr Ordon, From the Dr’s TV

5. Joseph Krikorian, Harout Artin Bedrosian, and other Armenian singers I have not yet met with yet.

6. Family I have not yet met

7. Alex O’loughlin, Daniel Goddard, The rest of the Young & The Restless Cast

8. The cast of the Big Bang Theory

9. Pitbull, Adele, Josh Groban

10. Kelly Ripa, and The Talk Ladies

11. Dr. Oz

Things I want to do:

1. Go Skydiving, I want to thrill myself once in a while 🙂

2. Sit in the House of Commons in Ottawa Parliament

3. I want to go up and Say a speech at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration in Ottawa, Ontario next year on April 24, 2013

4. I want to set up Seminars and outreach programs for Teens, Youth and Adults who get bullied and raise awareness on Social Issues.

5. I want to travel to cities and towns and do #4

6. For my 30th birthday, I want to go to Armenia in 2015 again.

7. I want to get better in my blogging and my writing style. Practice makes perfect.

8. I want to make a difference in the world and spread out cheer, happiness, positivity and good things to everyone.

9. I want to find a good job and make a lot of money and save up for my future and also give to Charities, Curing Cancer and other debilitating diseases  and Causes that need it most.

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That is about it. There is a lot more, but these are just some I have listed. What is your bucket list?

What A Lovely Time in Niagara Falls This Week

What a fabulous week it was traveling to Niagara Falls. It was my 4th time traveling there within the last 3 months. It is only an hour and a few minutes away from Toronto, driving. They made this incredible house that is upside down. It is awesome. Niagara Falls is such a beautiful place. I know the whole place by heart now. I can’t wait to go back in 2 weeks with friends. Then I am heading to Montreal the weekend after. Gotta enjoy summertime as much as possible because summer is not a long season and it goes by way too fast than the other seasons, I find. The weather was scorching hot in Niagara Falls. Thank goodness for an Air conditioned car and hotel room. 🙂 Anyway, I am sort of exhausted, so I will leave it at this today. Thanks for tuning in.

All the best

My Book Is On It’s Way of Being Written

Hello, I would like to update you on my book, I am writing — A Blogger In Me, Expressing My Life, — I am on my way to the chapters of my book. I have already written the introduction of my book and thank you’s to all my fans, followers, family and everyone who has helped me along the way. I am so excited for everything going on in my life and I am just so happy with the progress. With this rate, I will be done my book in no time and I will be on my way to get it proofread and get the show on the road and be on my way to book stores and travel to sign autographs and everything. I cannot even be more happier than I am now and all the progress I have made with writing it. I already created my book cover too. The back cover will be interesting. That will be completed toward the end. It is a little summary of what my book entails and among everything else. I will be writing in it all next week and I will make deadlines for myself so I keep myself on track of everything I complete. Super awesome. 🙂 Off to write more. Talk to you tomorrow.

How To Stay Safe When Answering Telemarketing Phone Calls

For the past several months I have been getting many phone calls from different telemarketers ranging from winning a cruise vacation, a weekend getaway, spas, Cancun, Duct Cleaning, Surveys, Alarm Systems, Medical Surveys, so on and so forth. I am just so sick and tired of these telemarketers who call my home during dinner hours, or during the day. I am getting so frustrated and when I say I am not interested, they still keep calling and I keep saying do not call here anymore. I am extra careful when answering these phone calls. No pressing of numbers on my phone, no nothing because these people are trying to steal your identity and make fraudulent crimes, and your whole bank account and savings can be wiped clean. It is very important to keep yourself safe from these phone calls. It is getting out of hand and I am so fed up of everything. I am not happy at all. One time I did go on the do not call list and then again these phone calls started coming back again. For a while we didn’t have any, but recently, its been getting out of hand and I am so extremely tired of answering unimportant calls. sometimes I am taking a nap or doing something important, I rush to the phone to pick it up to a stupid phone call and I get so mad. Today was unbelievable. I can’t take it anymore. Something needs to be done.

I always see these crazy types of numbers appearing in my caller ID, and it is ridiculous to see all this all the time. I want to give you tips on how to stay safe on the phones:

1 – Never give out your credit card information

2 – Never press on numbers they ask you to press on your phone

3 – Never give out your personal information and answer surveys,

4 – say, I am not interested, and or do not say anything and just hang up when they start talking.

5 – Do not ever assume they are real companies that are calling you, and ask you for your energy bill or your cable and phone account. These companies should know what you have, so why are they calling you right?

6 – If you believe that its a legit call, ask a few questions and play at their game.

7 – NEVER ever say you don’t have an alarm security system. ALWAYS SAY Yes we do.

8 – Always make sure that you don’t say anything extra on the phone because it can be recorded, so you just hang up and say bye

9 – When Duct cleaning services call, I say Sorry we have not ducts(ducks), you can clean our chickens. Most of the time they hang up before I even do. Its pretty funny.

Always stay safe and don’t give into phone calls that easy.

They always find tricks to trick you. Do not be fooled.

Stay alert and stay safe.

Heading To Armenia Summer 2013!

I know that my trip to Armenia is a year away, but I have a lot of time in between to prepare my trip to Armenia. I have been to Armenia before but this time I am going for a whole month. There is this Canadian Youth Mission To Armenia which is CYMA, and they go and help out in renovations and community service for a village in Armenia, and you stay with your host family and eat, and be in their lifestyle and as well as touring Armenia. I am excited to go back to Armenia after so many years. I plan to also go for my 30th birthday in 2015 and at the same time I will be there for the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide Commemoration at the Armenian Genocide Memorial on April 24, God willing everything goes well until then, but it is good to plan from now and save save save and put money aside until it comes time to booking myself on that trip. I feel so good to go and serve my country and people and just being in Armenia is what is so incredibly awesome. You won’t know until you land on Armenia’s soil. A different feeling comes to you and you feel so blessed being on Armenia’s soil itself. I am so excited, I want to count the days, but It will just make me go crazier. Well, I have a year to prepare, with type of clothing to bring, toiletries, and among other things. I love packing for trips, and I love going away all the time. I cannot stay still.  Yay to Armenia!!! See you soon my motherland!

 

Whenever I Hit Rock Bottom, I know There is A Way Up.

Have you ever felt that when you hit rock bottom and your world world comes crashing down because of what someone said to you, or what has happened in your life? I always believe in getting back up and dusting myself off when things don’t go very pleasant and do not go well. In Life we will always encounter the times of the bad and the times of the good. There is always that balance, but it all depends on the way you look at life. If your always dwelling and looking for negativity all the time, it is not a good trait to develop. Bad things happened unfortunately and we lose people we love, and my condolences to the families and loved ones. They are with you all the time in your heart, mind, and soul. You just got to look deeper, that is all. I have had numerous amounts of bad things happening to me, and I have lived past through each one of them. I have finally put the bullying of people behind me, I have finally snapped out of that phase where I don’t have to feel terrible about myself. I realize how life is so short for me to keep on doing that to myself and upsetting myself and thinking about how the past has hurt me, and it did hurt me terribly much more emotionally and mentally, than anything else.

I realize I am not alone and I believe that I have people in this world just like me and whom I can relate to. We can all help each other in some way and get that message across. I will always remember that when I hit rock bottom, there is always a way up and get myself going again with positive and happy energy, that I need in my life. I will not let things bother me and I will not let others dictate my life and what I stand for. Everyone is entitled to their opinions and I believe in a diverse world where we all come together as one body of our human world. I want to thank everyone for everything. I am so touched deeply and so grateful for having come this far, and will continue to keep my head up high and I will not let things get to me anymore. Hitting rock bottom is something I want to prevent from happening, but in life it will happen beyond our control, but I am up for the challenge to conquer it and beat it. I will not be someones puppet and I will not let others walk all over me. I can’t let that happen, and I am acting accordingly to different situations of life. I am up for the challenge. Lets do this everyone. Lets get up there and keep the rocks down where they belong. The only way up is to be confident and happy always with a dash of positivity and kick up your life with a notch of optimism.

All the best and love you all.

Spending Some Alone Time With Yourself, Is Very Good For You.

Hello everyone, today I want to write about my point of views on spending alone time with yourself, and I believe it is very good for you. I spend a lot of alone time whether its in the car driving, or just walking around, going to the mall, and just relaxing and thinking about life and everyone in it. I believe that when I spend alone time with myself, I discover new things about myself, I create new recipes from the top of my head to cook dinner for my family, I think about life decisions, and how things progress in life. I remember when I went out and got some food to eat, and I was just alone and reflecting on my life and where I have got to so far. Yes its great to surround yourself with people all the time, but someday you need to just unwind, clear your mind and relax without interruption and without people around you. I do it a lot.

besides all of that, I do a lot of thinking for the future, and I make plans. I know sometimes when you make plans, it doesn’t go through, but I like making plans in case things go right and when things get on track with life, it is awesome. I love making plans because that prepares me and keeps me organized. I did so much to my room and decor and organizing and making sure things are neat, tidy and where I can find things easily. I spend a lot of time in my room thinking of ways to always improve my living space with how I want my belongings to be, what I want as decor and among other things and places around the house. before bed, I think about so many things and most of it are happy things, and serious things too. I know that life is too short and that we cannot take everything so seriously, but sometimes we have to take measures into our hands and think about serious things. Life can make you or break you and it is a very tricky world we live in, so we have to always have back up plans in life, in case something doesn’t pan out, there is something else to fall into. The more you wait for your future, the shorter it will be. So when you are young, you have to think of all these scenarios.

You work hard when you’re young, so that in future it will be easy. It is all up to a person’s individuality and what we can become of it. We can shoot for the stars, the sky is the limit. I cannot stress how important alone time really is. When you are around so many people all the time and just keep on going out, there is no time for you, there is no time for your life and what you decide and think about. I know a lot of thinking is not good for you either, but always remember, that alone time you spend with yourself, the better you will be and you will discover your personality traits, you will discover how you portray yourself among other important traits that are so critically important. always know that you create your own destiny and you create your own masterpiece of life. You can do it. Remember Rome was not built in a day, to this day the world is changing, people are changing, new people are born everyday, and everyday people die, but it is the cycle of the world and we must discover ourselves. It is very important. So think about it and do something positive for you everyday, and remember to always be happy. Optimism and good thinking habits, will conquer the rest. Take my advice and you will see the difference. All the best to you.