Lets just LOVE…

This is a call for everybody. It doesn’t matter who you are, how old are you, what are your beliefs, or what do you like to do… I’m calling everybody to love, to respect other people, to help when you can, to smile at the lady at the supermarket, to give the homeless some food, to make a better world. Last week we had the Orlando shooting, that horrible massacre that took the lives of 49 innocent people and the shooter, also leaving 53 people at the hospital. This is so wrong, this is a hate crime, not only hate to the LGBTTQ people but the Latino’s community too. Some say that this is a hate crime against the gay community but I saw an article in which I read that he (Omar Mateen) hated all puerto ricans because he had a threesome once in which one of them (both puerto ricans) had HIV + and he was infected. He said he was gonna find vengeance and so did he.

Let’s stop thinking that this crime was all about just one group of individuals in particular, lets think about it like what it was, a guy with no mental stability who had easy access to guns and who was not happy with whom he was. Lets not make this about other than the people who were at Pulse Night Club that Saturday night, who just wanted to have a good time, to dance some salsa and bachata, and instead of that they died or were shoot and ended at a hospital. Lets focus on the recovery of those who are still at the hospital, lets focus on those who lost their family members or friends. Lets focus on the mental recovery of every one of the families who were affected by this.

Last night I was at the funeral of Jonathan A. Camuy, one of the victims whom I knew, and it was so warming seeing all the love that the people of our hometown Camuy, Puerto Rico showed, “the book” was totally full and there were balloons, pictures and a lot more, yesterday was his 25th birthday and was so sad that we shared this day with him but he couldn’t celebrate. Today is gonna be the hardest day, the day when we’re going to say the last goodbye to his terrenal body, we won’t see his smiling face again, but what we have to think right now is that the family need  us, the family needs to know that his son was loved by so many people, the same happens with the family of the  rest of the victims. If you know someone involved, let them know that they can count on you, that they’re not alone. Lets just love, everyone.

Lets just love… no matter the color

Lets just love… no matter the race

Lets just love… no matter the gender

Lets just love… no matter the age

Lets just love… no matter the religion

Lets just love… no matter the sexual orientation

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Empty?

Empty? that’s a word that means a lot. My stomach is empty, or my car is empty are good examples of what empty means, lack of something. I personally don’t like that word very much because it means I don’t have something and only pessimistic people see life that way. Let’s take another example, the glass one, when you have to decide whether the glass if half full or half empty. I like to see it like it’s half full, why? because I have something in it and I rather see whats inside and not what is not.

We have to see everything in life like that, forgetting to use the word EMPTY when is not completely necessary, seeing the good and not the bad things. Focusing in all that we have. If today we can post this here is because we have access to a computer (or a smartphone, tablet, etc) with internet, we have a lot. So thanks life every single day for what you have and don’t see it for what you don’t. -F.L.

Daily Prompt: Empty

No me quiero casar

img_0212En algún momento de mi vida pensé que mi mayor sueño era casarme. Ponerme un hermoso traje de princesa, unos tacones espectaculares, un peinado hermoso y un maquillaje que hiciera que mi piel pareciera de porcelana, y así caminar de la mano de mis padres hacia el altar.

Lo menos que me imaginaría yo es que unos años después ese sueño tan “hermoso” ya ni siquiera esta en mis planes. Las personas se asombran cuando menciono que ni siquiera tengo planes de casarme. Que me estoy enfocando en mi y en las muchas cosas que quiero hacer con mi vida, que mi prioridad soy yo y mi familia, mis padres que todo lo han dado por mi.

En un par de ocasiones me han dicho “es que nunca te has enamorado” pero si, he estado enamorada y se lo que es querer dejarlo todo por unir a tu vida eternamente con alguien y es por eso mismo que en estos momentos ni siquiera me veo en una relación. Cuando uno se pierde en otra persona quiere que todos los momentos sean con ESA persona, cuando no están juntos deseas verlo y cuando lo tienes de frente el tiempo pasa demasiado rápido. Pero entonces, que pasa con los demás momentos? Que pasa con los momentos en los que estas con tu familia viendo una película en la sala de tu hogar? No son igual de importantes? No, no son igual de importantes porque son aun MAS importantes que cualquier atracción que puedas sentir por cualquier pareja.

Yo decidí que ni siquiera quiero tener pareja por el momento, tengo 23 años y para muchos a esta edad se supone que ya estuviera casada y al menos planificando mis hijos, pero no. En estos momentos mis planes son terminar mis estudios con PhD incluido, viajar el mundo y ayudar a los demás, ese siempre ha sido mi sueño y por eso es que estoy luchando, por cumplir los sueños que se han formado en mi cabeza y han crecido en mi corazón sin la ayuda de nadie, esa es mi prioridad en este momento.

Amate, dedicate tiempo, sal sola a comer, a pasear por la playa o simplemente siéntate en el balcón a leer un libro de tu preferencia. Dedícale tiempo a tu familia, a tus amigos mas cercanos, pero mas aun se fiel a lo que eres. Cumple cada meta que te propongas, cumple esos sueños que siempre has tenido, esos que te incluyen a ti y solo a ti, porque al final eso es lo que te va a dar satisfacción contigo mismo.

No me malinterpreten, no es que les este diciendo que enamorarse es malo y que casarse no es un sueño real, solo que no lo pongan como prioridad porque van a estar perdiendo lo que realmente significa vivir.