Search Engine SearchAholics – What a Society We Live in

Not Everything Should Be Searched On The Internet
Wow, I can’t believe the time we are living in these days.
I was asking somebody for an address as I like to ask people rather than googling it and they looked at me like I was crazy or something is wrong with me on why I asked for an address verbally. Sorry, but that is the right thing to do is to ask a person directly then finding out on my own. That is the proper way.
Nowadays, its like Oh, I will just google it, I will resort to the internet for all my unanswered questions and inquiries. Not everything should be googled. There should be a limit. What happened to the days where you could not search for an address or phone number through technology such as a computer, and GPS?
Back then, you had to look it up in a big phone book, or look at a paper map to find out. Now, people look at you funny when you ask them. Wow, What a time we live in when simple questions cannot be answered by humans so we always have resort to google or other search engines. That is pretty sad.

The Burnt Toast Story – Words Are Powerful

A very uplifting and strong message
Something that I found online that is powerful and makes you think and put things into perspective.
One night my mom made dinner after a long and stressful day at work. She placed a jar of jam and extremely burnt toast in front of my dad. I was waiting to see if Dad noticed the burnt toast. He just ate it and asked me how my day was. I don’t remember my answer, but as this moment my mom apologized for the burnt toast. I will never forget my dad’s answer: Honey, I love burnt toast! Later when I went to bed, I asked my dad if he really does love burnt toast. He wrapped me in his arms and whispered: “Your mom had a long and tough day and she was really tired. Burnt toast doesn’t hurt anyone, but words do. Accepting your mistakes and appreciating the differences, that’s the key for a healthy, and long lasting relationship.
Now from my persepective,
Words are a powerful thing. Use your words wisely, and think about what you say before you say it. Words have an everlasting effect that once you say it, it is out there forever. Do not sweat the small stuff and appreciate what another person has done for you. Say Thank you, give a compliment, and not anything else. Words can hurt terribly. It is far worse than getting injured physically. Mentally, that will stick with you for the rest of your life.
I have been bullied so much when I was a kid growing up and I still remember the terrible words people used to call me. I was called four eyes because I wore glasses, and I was made fun of because I was and looked different than everybody else. I didn’t have friends when I was growing up. It still haunts me to this day sometimes. Once you have been through a situation where it involved insults and hurtful words, you can never be the same again. So use your words carefully.
Life has turned out to be great now and I have friends and those whom I call my sisters and brothers. I am grateful

The Fort McMurray Fire – Putting things into perspective.

In life terrible and unfortunate things happen and some things we are never prepared for. Even if we are, it is difficult to comprehend the terrible situations we are put through where life tests us during the darkest times. The Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada Wildfire is an example. This past week has been a huge nightmare and that is not even the word to describe such a horrific thing that we could only imagine in film.

Now that it has become a reality, one must think and put things into perspective. Not just when it happens, but these things should be rendered into our minds. One day, you are going on about your life, working, playing, relaxing, going to school, enjoying the outdoors, and being in the comfort of your own home that you worked for, a place where you sleep, and going on with your life, where you have all your clothing, memories, food, keepsakes, memorabilia, electronics, computers, photos, kitchen stuff, furniture, your car and everything that you brought into your home. As well as a place to live with your family, where one day you wake up and everything is all gone in a few seconds.

A person’s workplace, schools, restaurants, other businesses, department stores, lots of loss. I know material things are replaceable and things could be rebuilt, but a life is not. There were some casualties in this fire too and My heart just aches for all these people that lost everything in a matter of few seconds where there was no time to think and to just get out as soon as possible. The severity and the huge piece of land that this fire has gotten to in it’s path is just too overwhelming, and so terrifying.

With that, we must always be grateful for everything we have, but more so, the people that we have in our lives. Life can change in an instant, and these dire times pushes people together a lot closer. Fort McMurray will get out of this, and we will rebuild and help you all out. I know things are going to be very tough for them and I know that things are not going to be easy with rebuilding life, rebuilding memories, and all that other stuff, but always know the world is with you and we all want you to know that we are praying for you all..

The moral of the story is, always be grateful as all can be lost with a blink of an eye. Don’t sweat the small stuff, love each other, and be like a huge family. The Fort McMurray Wildfire should be a big lesson in all that. As much as the force of the fire is spread, use that same force and spread love and help for each other.

God bless Albertans, Fort McMurray Residents, and Canada and the world for sending out their help, thoughts and prayers.

To find out how you can help or donate, simply search for numbers, locations and all that. They need all the help they can get. No donation is too small or too big. whatever you wish helps a lot.

The Forgotten Birthdays of This New Generation

Nowadays with social media, when we go to sign up for our accounts, there is that part where you put in your birthdate. Now that social media is here with us in this world, everybody gets reminded of a person’s birthday whether it is our friends and family. Some people forget their friends and families birthdays and have to be reminded by technology. I know some people still know people’s birthdays, but I am talking about those that don’t.
Our birthdays are forgotten by people now. When you are not on a social media outlet, people forget about you and your birthday. Have you been through that situation where people forget to wish you a happy birthday when you do not have a social media account? I know for some people that it is not a big deal to not remember a birthday as it is just another day, but for some people it is a big deal to them to be remembered on their special day. I sure feel that it is a big deal for me. It means that you are another year older, but it is nice to be thoughtful and remember without social media having to tell you.
It is good to put into a paper calendar or to keep it in your mind that it is a friends or a family members birthday and that you do not need technology to keep you informed. I think it is important to do that. Can’t depend on technology to keep reminding you of important events and everything.
Have people forgotten your birthday?
What was your reaction?
I know with day to day life, stresses and a lot of things going on in life that we may forget, but it is things like this that should be remembered no matter what happens in life.

Back On After a Mini Break

Hello Everyone,
I have not written in my blog for 2-3 weeks. Had a lot of things going with the commemoration of the Armenian Genocide, the events I have gone to, Plus celebrated my birthday, and I was not feeling well in all that. I had a bad cold. I am feeling better and back online to write full time now. What did I miss? Hope everyone is doing well. Its been one heck of a few weeks.
I have a lot to talk about and so much to share that has happened in the last little while, but I will be this month as I gather my thoughts. I just needed a break, but now here I am.
I will be back tomorrow to write again.

Deep Wounds of Genocide – Armenian Genocide

Deep Wounds of Genocide April 24, 1915 – 2016

In Remembrance of the Armenian Genocide

By: Talin Orfali

101 Years After, We Still Hurt,
Many People displaced from their homes,
Men, Women, Children were taken to the desert,
The Innocent Were forced to walk the many miles,
seeing murdered bodies by the piles,

heads, flesh, arms, legs broken up in pieces,
Bodies and innocent humans were left hung,
survivors looking to their loved ones seeing the crying faces,

Deep wounds of Genocide That will never heal,
The blood of our ancestors/family that we all feel,
Lands, Landmarks, Churches, Mount Ararat that they stole,
hearing the sad voices of people’s soul,

Terrible inhumane criminal acts,
Turkish Government that still denies/lies about the facts,
The Armenian Genocide wounds are so deep,
That the Turks tried so hard to sweep,
However, they could not succeed,

1.5 Million Armenian’s Massacred by Turkish Soldiers,
These are the wounds that will forever be on our Shoulders.

“Recognize, Awareness, Education, Knowledge, Prevent”