Monthly Archives: May 2015

Everyone Has Their Own Issues

Everyone has their own issues. That’s true.

Some of them are big some of them small. Anyway, your issues they are yours, so naturally you’ll feel they are bigger and worse than everybody else’s.

The grass is always greener on the other side

People often say that,  but that’s not true. It just looks greener, but it’s not really greener.  It’s Fake.

Sometimes we tend to forget to be gratitude for all the good things in life instead of seeing the bad things only. Don’t search for what you’re missing in life, search for what you already have or achieved. Sometimes it’s not that easy.

Movie night

Movie nights in our house are usually on Sundays. The whole family sits and watches a family movie. We choose a movie that both adults and kids enjoy to watch together. Lately we saw the movie Annie. We loved it very much. If you didn’t see it yet, go and watch it.

The movie summary is this: A foster girl named Annie lives with her mean drunk foster mom. She sees her life changes when business tycoon and New York mayoral candidate Will Stacks makes a thinly veiled campaign move and takes her in.

What the summary didn’t say is that this Annie is a very happy girl, who lives with other foster girls at a foster home and looks for her biological parents with no success. Until she runs into that rich guy who wanted to get elected for NY mayorship and (accidentally) saved her life and decided to be her foster home.

Sometimes we forget to say thank you for what we have. We have good health, loving family, home, food on the table, toys and games, cloths. Not everybody have these things. Even though Annie didn’t have, she was still happy with whatever she had.

We need to remember to be happy with what we have and appreciate it. Some people don’t have it.

Gratitude is very important. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.

Don’t forget that.

thank you

Mother’s Day Thoughts

Mother's Day

Being a mum is a lot of hard work for 364 days a year. Once a year we have an amazing day called Mother’s Day. Everyone wants to show their appreciation to their mums. So am I. And so are my kids.

As for me, my mum is a bit far away so I am sending my regards in Email / Skype / What’s App. In fact she is very updated with everything that’s going on (sometimes too much) because it’s so easy to be in touch online; and the kids are very much into sending love messages at any time of the day. I get the mental support from her even though we live far away, or should I say – the other side of the globe. For me it’s a must to show my appreciation to her and not take it for granted. She deserves it.

My kids are amazing. Their school runs a Mother’s Day stall every year. They can choose the best present they feel like their mum will love. I am a practical person. I love things I can use, so they will feel proud for the present they chose. This year, Mother’s Day stall was five days in advance, but my kids couldn’t keep the secrets so they came back from school and shared their love with me. They chose the best practical presents I would ever want. They know I LOVE coffee. So my son brought me an amazing silicone cup with a “Mum’s Drink” writing on it, which I was so happy of getting. And my daughter knew we keep losing our nail scissors which we use very often, so she brought a nail care kit in a little pink polka dot bag with a handle and with all the other accessories in it, that we can carry with us everywhere, and we won’t lose these items anymore.

And guess what I’ve got from my loving husband? a juicer I wanted for so long, in order to keep everyone healthy. That’s why I really like Mother’s Day.

Beside  the gifts, they all made beautiful cards that really show their love, affection and appreciation to what I do for them 365 days a year, 7 days a week and 24 hours a day.

As they are getting older they understand more what it takes to take care of them (I assume that’s because they need to help more with household tasks). Even though we have one day each year for Mum – what keeps us going is the fact that everybody knows we do our best for our families, and we truly care.

That’s why we deserve Mother’s Day.

Teeth and Wisdom: Is There Any Connection?


Teeth and wisdom. Is there any connection? If you asked me this question few years ago I would have laughed. It was very clear to me there is no connection at all. there are teeth and there’s wisdom. Two different things.


Our teeth start to grow when we’re babies. It’s usually painful and we cry, but we don’t remember this pain when we grow up and see other babies teething. At school, the primary teeth fall out and permanent teeth come instead. Usually the tooth fairy used to come at night, so we were very excited to pull our teeth out.

But, things in life change very quickly…

Recently, two of my wisdom teeth decided it’s their show time. They put up the whole show, with red and swollen face, swollen gums, they hurt my jaws, I couldn’t chew properly. No fun at all. The last time it happened – was very long time ago and I thought I would get away with it. Unfortunately  I was wrong. I knew I would eventually need to extract them, but until now they were harmless.

It all started in one day… I don’t really understand it, but maybe because my 35th birthday is getting closer? or maybe, only maybe I’ve become smarter this year?
Well, I can say that I am smarter than what I was before in many ways.


God was very generous and gave me the gift of learning. I am a quick learner, I learn my lessons from whoever comes near me, friends’ experience, stories, my own past experience, even from my kids. I actually learn every single day. Because I learn so much, I try to teach whoever wants to learn – whatever I have learned.

In the last couple of years I’ve learned what it feels like to be happy, to feel like a real family, to live the life exactly like I wanted to live it, to experience new places and to teach my kids skills I learned myself. Now that I  have the life proof that I am much smarter, the wisdom teeth can be extracted. Although it  just a reminder from life, I can now say that I am older and smarter.