Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Compassion is the greatest form of love that humans have to offer. According to Websters dictionary, compassion means a feeling of sympathy for another person's misfortune. My definition of compassion is forgiving, loving, helping, leading, and showing mercy for others. I have this theory that if one person can go out of their way to show compassion, then it will start a chain of reaction of the same. People will never know how far a little kindness can go."

a tale of hope:
-Rachel Scott

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


I always said that forever is just a word..that I don't believe in forever and yet I want one. I say that I don't believe in happily ever after and yet I want one. I secretly hoped and thought that each one of us have their love story, the kind that you see in the movies or read in novels. I figured that we just had to wait it out and sooner or later it will come. All I know is that we all deserve that kind of love, the forever kind...and that we should never settle.

Meet the Fockers

Last night he asked me if I ever thought of why I loved him. I never really did, I try to though. Whenever I try to explain to my friends and colleagues the connection that we have, I sometimes find myself thinking that the words I choose aren't enough. You try to put into words the physical, emotional and spiritual connection you have together and yet the words are not enough.

This Friday he will formally introduce me to his family. As he is expected to make a short speech, this task has made him wonder how one can measure how much you love a person. I used to think this too, but since I usually laugh at sap and sentimentality, I never really voiced it out loud. In front of all the people, his father and my people, he will declare his love and respect for me. As I was worrying about the pressure this will have on him, I was surprised that he simply smiled and said he would do anything for me. Facing a crowd is nothing, he is simply worried that the words may not be enough to express how deeply he feels about me. I really didn't know what to say to that or how to feel. I guess it emphasized the fact that I had to be true to my feelings. Honesty, he says, honesty, trust and communication is what will help us make this relationship work. And as I know that I have major issues in both trust and communication, I know that he will hold my hand and stand by me as we go through the trials life will throw at us.

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Astro Compatibility

When Taurus and Aquarius come together in a love match, they can move mountains -- if they can figure out how to coordinate their efforts. Taurus's practical, down-to-earth approach to life is about as opposite as can be to Aquarius's unconventional, out-of-this-world approach to just about everything! Taurus resists change and Aquarius is the most progressive of all 12 Signs of the Zodiac. How do these two get along, then? They may appear to have few common interests, but they share a very strong desire to succeed -- which means they may make better business partners than lovers.

Since these two can both be extremely opinionated, they must take care not to get into arguments, especially because of their dissimilar reactions to tension: When Taurus gets angry they tend to charge like the Bulls that they are; when Aquarius feels pressure, they tend to pull away, using an aloof demeanor to put space between themselves and their "tormentor." This can make Taurus push even harder, causing Aquarius to pull further away … and so on. They like to do things their way with as little fuss as possible. Modern, progressive Aquarius may find Taurus's dedication to routine a bit boring. Taurus will find Aquarius exciting yet may feel frustrated trying to keep up with this inventor's quick mind. Despite their differences, however, they do have something to offer one another. Though Aquarius will have a hard time admitting it (even to themselves), they'll find Taurus's solid base to be comfortingly supportive, and Taurus will find Aquarius stimulating, if not altogether comfortable.

Taurus is ruled by Venus (Love) and Aquarius is ruled by Saturn (Karma) and Uranus (Rebellion). Venus is a warm, feminine energy and Saturn a cold masculine energy. Uranus is about all things strange and unusual. Venus focuses on beauty, romance and sensual pleasures, all of which are important and pleasing to Taurus. Saturn causes Aquarius to focus on hard work and discipline to achieve goals; Uranus lends an Aquarius that revolutionary thinking. Taurus can show Aquarius that life is based on emotions and improved by beauty and comfort. Aquarius can show Taurus how to keep striving for betterment -- and how to move away from something if it isn't working, an important lesson for Taurus to learn.

Taurus is an Earth Sign and Aquarius is an Air Sign. Aquarius focuses on intellectual connections and pursuits while Taurus focuses on more practical and sensual interests. Where Taurus asks, "How will this help me achieve my goals in life?" Aquarius asks, "What else?" These two can have trouble understanding one another; if Taurus clings too closely or if Aquarius seems too cold and aloof, trouble can erupt. If they operate from a base of mutual love and respect, however, these two can grow to understand how one another works.

Taurus and Aquarius are both Fixed Signs. They're both stubborn and, once they make up their minds, don't like to change their viewpoint or opinion. This steadfastness extends to their personal life: Once they're committed to one another, almost nothing can make them decide to abandon the relationship. If the relationship is smooth and mutually beneficial, this is a good thing, but if the relationship is inhibitive for either or both partners, their refusal to admit it should end can seriously hamper both of their growth in life. If they realize that working together is more yielding than butting heads, they will remain productive. Since Taurus tends to be more practical, they might be the first to back down in an argument -- if they deem it practical to do so.

What's the best aspect of the Taurus-Aquarius relationship? Their unstoppable team power that is possible once they clear their path of obstacles. Both Signs have very powerful personalities, so neither will dominate the other -- no matter how hard they try! This relationship can be truly exciting and satisfying once these two Signs work out how it'll work between them.

Monday, October 26, 2009

At Present..

As much as I want to keep track of all that is happening to me and all that I'm feeling, I just can't. It's all so overwhelming. So much to think about, so much to feel and so much to say. Sometimes I just find myself thinking that I just don't want to miss a thing (sounds like a song, I know). I wish I could just record everything so even if it doesn't work out I know that once in my life I was this happy.

Seriously, I've turned into a real sap! Even I make myself sick! I'm really happy though so I guess it's all worth it.

So this is how it feels like to be in love. So this is what all the hype is about. I never thought that I would be a part of a conversation talking about trust and honesty and take it seriously. Problem is I'm the type of person that thinks that if it's too good to be true, it usually is. I never realized how sad it is to live a life of cynicism until I find myself wanting to believe yet worrying that it's all a lie.

Thursday, October 15, 2009

He wants to bake me something this weekend..hmm..a marine biologist that plays rugby and bakes? Where in the world indeed??!

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Today he told me that he loves me. Today we realized that we're not walking away. I am his for as long as he is mine...and he is mine for as long as I am his.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

He calls them the 7 wonders of Isabelle...Where else will you find someone who calls your eccentricities and/or stupidity a wonder?