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On Happiness

Happiness isn’t just a word. It is a World.

When I listen to music, it clears my head of all the worries & troubles this world brings. For those five to six minutes I go to a place where the sun always shines, and they don’t even have the word cloud because they’ve never seen one.

When I’m in love with someone and there is that hint of hope that they too might love me, I go to this place. When i’m having a great time with my friends, cracking each other up, I also visit this wonderful place.

That look in my dogs eyes when i return home whether i’ve been gone for ten minutes or three days, I know by that look that he’s in that spectacular place.

Enjoying food that is good for me also takes me to this other realm.

Happiness isn’t jus a word. It is a World. A world I try to live in as much as possible. I can understand the misconception between world and word, but if more people realize it’s more a world that a word; then this world would be a much better place.

It is and always will be about your perception; not about how other people’s world appears.

-Lisa has Heart

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Will’s reflections on Love


You cannot make a person happy……You can make a person smile, you can make a person feel good, you can make a person laugh, but whether or not a person is happy is deeply, totally, and utterly out of your control….. We fell into this false romantic concept that somehow when we got married we would become “One”, but what we realized is that we were two completely separate people, on two completely separate individual journeys, and that we were choosing to walk our two separate journeys, together. But her happiness was her responsibility, and my happiness was my responsibility…. Find your individual, internal, private, separate joy and then you can present yourself to the relationship and to each other already happy.”

-Will Smith

I Believe in the Good Things Coming

S.O.J.A (Soldiers of the Jah Army), Michael Franti & Nahko

I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe
No matter what you do
I believe, I believe
I believe, I believe
It will all come back to you
Stand up and find your own way
Or sit down and wait for your turn
Follow you vision blindly
Or just become the vision of someone
Remove the shackles right now
You never really fit into ‘em at all
Or keeping running with that metal
On your feet until you fall
Everything that you say
Become the things that you do
Remember what you put out there is building you
Remember everything is everything
I believe, I believe

I kinda been struggling
The fire on my tongue’s been challenging
But even the wise ones be stumbling
So pick your heart up here and walk tall
Bright eyed deliverance
Everything you say’s significant
So speak your truth, be spirited
You’re beautiful and bold, so carry one

Everything is everything, every single day
Remember this in everything you do everything you say
In everything you eat and all the people that you meet
There is life, there is light, that’s reflected back on me.

I believe, I believe

Turn your speakers down
And listen to the silence down below
That’s the messenger
And that’s the only one that really knows
Turn my music down
‘Cause it’s your turn now

Remember all that you say
It becomes all that you do
Everything that you put out there is building you up
Or it’s breaking you down to the ground
Well it’s your choice now
Yeah it’s your voice now
It’s that same sound

@ Wisdom -John Trudell

“Power….. a blizzard is power, an earthquake is power, a tornado is power. These are all things of power that no oppressor, no machine age can put these things of power in a prison. No machine can make these things of power submit to the machine age. That is natural power. And just as it takes millions of billions of elements to make a blizzard to happen, or to the make an earthquake make the earth move; then it is going take millions and billions of us. We are Power. We have that same power. We have the potential for that power. I remember in the 60’s and 70’s and all I heard all these things about power to the people, and I never really understood that, because everyone was saying power to the people and they were taking about demonstrations, talking about voting. They were dealing on the terms of the oppressor. Our power will come back to us, our sense of balance will come back to us, when we go back to natural way of honoring and protecting the earth. If we have forgotten how to do it, and if we think the task is too overwhelming and we can never accomplish it. Then all we have to do as an individual, we can go out and find some spot on the earth we can relate to, feel that energy, feel that power. That’s were our safety will come from, the earth will take care of us.”





Find the Courage to Grow


This is a song for those
Who lost their hope
A long a long time ago
I know someday that you will find it somehow
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah
Because you’re not too old to accomplish goals
And all the answers are within your soul
It’s up to you, you gotta figure it out
Uh huh

Whether you want love or money
Good fortune or fame
You want a brand new card
You want the world to change
You better take some action right now, oh yes
Because there’s nothing in the world that you can’t get
So don’t fill your life with confusion and regret
You better take some chances right now
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah

Well you can gain the world
But for the price of your soul
Yes I know, well I know, yes I know
You can gain the world for the price of your soul
But I hope you take the road less travelled
And I hope you find the courage to grow
Well I hope you find the courage to grow
Oh yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

So now you’re 45 and you realize
Just what you wanna do with your life
Just took some time for you to figure it out, uh huh
Cause everyone one of us has a purpose here
Sometimes it’s hidden underneath your fear
Just takes some time for the truth to come out

You can gain the world for the price of your soul
But I hope you take the road less travelled
And I hope you find the courage to grow
Well I hope you find the courage to grow

Live to Learn

Tim Minchin – Live to Learn
Comedian Tim Minchin imparts nine life lessons full of hilarity and wisdom, revealing the only sensible thing you should do with your existence.

One. You don’t have to have a dream. Fine, if you have something you’ve always wanted to do, dreamed of in your heart, go for it. After all, it’s something to do with your time, chasing a dream. I never really had one of these dreams. I advocate passionate dedication to the pursuit of short-term goals. Be micro-ambitious. Put your head down and work with pride on whatever is in front of you. You never know where you might end up. Just be aware the next worthy pursuit will probably appear in your periphery, which is why you should be careful of long-term dreams. If you focus too far in front of you, you won’t see the shiny thing out of the corner of your eye.

Two. Don’t seek happiness. Happiness is like an orgasm. If you think about it too much, it goes away. Keep busy and aim to make someone else happy and you might find you get some as a side effect.

Three. Remember, it’s all luck. You are lucky to be here. You are incalculably lucky to be born. Understanding that you can’t truly take credit for your successes, nor truly blame others for their failures, will humble you and make you more compassionate. Empathy is intuitive, but is also something you can work on intellectually.

Four. Exercise. You think, therefore you are, but also you jog, therefore you sleep, therefore you’re not overwhelmed by existential angst. Play a sport, do yoga, pump iron, run, whatever, but take care of your body. You’re going to need it. Most of you mob are going to live to nearly 100, and even the poorest of you will achieve a level of wealth that most humans throughout history could not have dreamed of. This long, luxurious life ahead of you is going to make you depressed.

Five. Be hard on your opinions. We must think critically and not just about the ideas of others. Be hard on your beliefs. Take them out onto the veranda and hit them with a cricket bat. Be intellectually rigorous. Identify your biases, your prejudices, your privileges. Most of society’s arguments are kept alive by a failure to acknowledge nuance.

Six. Be a teacher. Please, please, please be a teacher. Teachers are the most admirable and important people in the world. You don’t have to do it forever, but if you’re in doubt about what to do, be an amazing teacher. Even if you’re not a teacher, be a teacher. Share your ideas. Don’t take for granted your education. Rejoice in what you learn and spray it.

Seven. Define yourself by what you love. We have a tendency to define ourselves in opposition to stuff. As a comedian, I make my living out of it. But try to also express your passion for things you love. Be demonstrative and generous in your praise of those you admire. Send thank you cards and standing ovations. Be pro-stuff, not just anti-stuff.

Eight. Respect people with less power than you. I have in the past made important decisions about people I work with, agents and producers, big decisions based largely on how they treat the wait staff in the restaurants we’re having the meeting in. I don’t care if you’re the most powerful cat in the room. I will judge you on how you treat the least powerful. So there.

Nine, finally, don’t rush. You don’t need to already know what you’re gonna do with the rest of your life. Don’t panic. You will soon be dead. Life will sometimes seem long and tough and, God, it’s tiring. You will sometimes be happy and sometimes sad, and then you’ll be old and then you’ll be dead. There is only one sensible thing to do with this empty existence, and that is fill it. Not “fillet,” fill it. Life is best filled by learning as much as you can about as much as you can, taking pride in whatever you’re doing, having compassion, sharing ideas, running, being enthusiastic, and then there’s love and travel and wine and sex and art and kids and giving and mountain-climbing. But you know all that stuff already.
It’s an incredibly exciting thing, this one meaningless life of yours. Good luck and thank you for indulging me.

Say Something


Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’ll be the one, if you want me to
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I am feeling so small
It was over my head
I know nothing at all

And I will stumble and fall
I’m still learning to love
Just starting to crawl

Say something, I’m giving up on you
I’m sorry that I couldn’t get to you
Anywhere, I would’ve followed you
Say something, I’m giving up on you

And I will swallow my pride
You’re the one that I love
And I’m saying goodbye



“And sometimes we walk away. Not necessarily because we want to do it. We have to. And don’t say it’s cowardly. You must be very brave.”


“If only you had been able to see all my efforts, the times I sacrificed things for five more minutes by your side, maybe then things would have been different.”



“Don’t think about someone who doesn’t think about you, don’t wait for someone who will not come. Don’t lose sleep over someone who wouldn’t die to sleep by your side, to feel both sides of your bed. Love yourself a little more.”




“Doesn’t cry but writes. Doesn’t fall in love but reads. Doesn’t believe but smiles…… and in that deep absence he continues to breathe beauty.


Live Forever


The time will come when we are all condemned for what we’ve done

[Verse 1: Shad]
I say the times begun to pay for our crimes no time to run
It’s sundown these days are the final ones
Looking dumbfounded staring in the eye of a gun
And we all scared to die we all fear the pallbearer
All scared to cry we all fear our salt tears
But why when we live it’s so miserable
Can’t get along why is forgiving so difficult
Why we live alone, what we living for is critical
Someone give some hope that’s breath for our living souls
Even if your physical can’t breathe stand up and lead
Me and my band of brothers advance under siege
Move towards the future the commander and chief
Plant a flag on this soul call if land of the free
Every day both rich and poor wonder what we living for

[Hook: Dallas Green]
We’re gonna live forever
(What we gonna live for)

And when the smoke finally clears we’re gonna rise above the ash
We’re gonna live
We’re gonna live
We’re gonna live forever

Like this
I can’t sweat trying to make the coolest impression
Trying to get power is a foolish obsession
Why use talent as a tool for oppression
A real king ain’t got to rule with a weapon
Dog what if we went to school for possession instead of jail
They say to stop the crazy talk Shad we never will
I guess I still believe love can never fail
Cross eyes on heaven looking crazy as hell
Maybe I dwell too much on legacy, destiny
Like I could ever read whats on the headstone ahead of me
But in my head I see we are carving the letters
Everyday that thought makes me work hard for the better
The truth comes out but it starts at the center
The heart of the matter is a matter of the heart
The heart’s made of matter that you can’t measure
That matters beyond measure like light when it travels in the dark


Todo me parece bonito
Bonita mañana
Bonito lugar
Bonita la cama
Qué bien se ve el mar

Bonito es el día
que acaba de empezar

Bonita la vida
Respira, respira, respira

El teléfono suena, mi pana se queja
La cosa va mal, la vida le pesa
Que vivir así ya no le interesa
Que seguir así no vale la pena

Se perdió el amor, se acabó la fiesta
Ya no anda el motor que empuja la tierra
La vida es un chiste con triste final
El futuro no existe pero yo le digo

Bonito todo me parece bonito

Bonita la paz

Bonita la vida

Bonito volver a nacer cada día

Bonita la verdad cuando no suena a mentira

Bonita la amistad

Bonita la risa

Bonita la gente cuando hay calidad

Bonita la gente que no se arrepiente
Que gana y que pierde, que habla y no miente

Bonita la gente por eso yo digo
Bonito, todo me parece bonito
Qué bonito que te va cuando te va bonito,

La mar la mañana, la casa, la sombra,
La tierra, la paz y la vida que pasa

Tu calma, tu salsa, la mancha en la
Espalda, tu cara, tus ganas el fin de semana

Bonita la gente que viene y que va
Bonita la gente que no se detiene

Bonita la gente que no tiene edad
Que escucha, que entiende, que tiene y que da

Bonita la brisa que no tiene prisa
Bonito este día, respira, respira
Bonita la gente cuando es de verdad
Bonita la gente que es diferente
Que tiembla, que siente
Que vive el presente

Bonita la gente que estuvo y no está

Bonito, todo me parece bonito

Everything looks Beautiful to me

Beautiful Morning
Beautiful place
Beautiful bed
The sea looks so nice.

Beautiful is the day that has just begun
Life is Beautiful

Phone rings, it’s my friend complaining:
“Things aren’t going well, life is weighing down on me, I don’t want to keep living like this, there is no reason to continue on. Love is lost, the party is over. The engine that pushes the world stopped working. Life is a joke with a sad ending and the future doesn’t exist.”

But I respond…

Beautiful, everything looks beautiful to me.

Peace is Beautiful

Life is Beautiful.

It’s beautiful to be born again every day.

Truth is beautiful when it doesn’t sound like a lie.

Friendship is beautiful

Laughter is beautiful

People of quality are Beautiful.

People with no regrets are beautiful,
that win and lose, that talk and don’t lie.

People are beautiful and for that i say,
Beautiful, everything looks beautiful to me.
How Beautiful things are when things are beautiful.

The sea, the morning, the house, the shadow, the earth, peace and the life which passes.

Your calm, your sauce, the spot on your back, your face, your energy in the weekends.

Beautiful the people who come and go,
Beautiful the people who never stop.

Beautiful the people with no age,
that listen, that understand, that give what they have.

Beautiful is the breeze with no hurry
This day is Beautiful…Breathe….. Breathe.

Beautiful the people who are real

Beautiful the people who are different.
Who tremble, who feel,
who live in the present.

Beautiful the people who are no longer with us.

Beautiful, Everything looks beautiful to me.






Things Learned/ Cosas Aprendidas

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Life Lessons

I’ve learned that you cannot make someone love you.  All you can do is be someone who can be loved.  The rest is up to them.

I’ve learned that no matter how much I care some people just don’t care back.

I’ve learned that just because someone doesn’t love you the way you want them to doesn’t mean they don’t love you with all they have.

I’ve learned that it takes years to build up trust, and only seconds to destroy it.

I’ve learned that it’s not what you have in your life, but whom you have in your life that counts.

I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may have influenced who we are, but we are responsible for who we become.

I’ve learned that we are responsible for what we do, no matter how we feel.

I’ve learned that either you control your attitude or it controls you.

I’ve learned that sometimes when I’m angry I have the right to be angry, but that doesn’t give me the right to be cruel.

I’ve learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you’ve had and what you’ve learned from them and less to do with how many birthdays you’ve celebrated.

I’ve learned that two people can look at the exact same thing and see something totally different.

I’ve learned that no matter how good a friend is, they’re going to hurt you every once in a while and you must forgive them for that.

I’ve learned that sometimes we hurt the ones we love and sometimes they also hurt us. We have to learn to forgive and be forgiven.

I’ve learned that it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others.  Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.

I’ve learned that just because two people argue, it doesn’t mean they don’t love each other.  And, just because they don’t argue, it doesn’t mean they do.

I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken the world doesn’t stop for your grief.

I’ve learned that no matter how you try to protect your children, they will eventually get hurt, and you will hurt in the process.

I’ve learned that you should never tell a child their dreams are unlikely or outlandish.  Few things are more humiliating, and what a tragedy it would be if they believed it.

I’ve learned that heroes are people who do what has to be done when it needs to be done, regardless of the consequences.

I’ve learned that you can become anything you want

I’ve learned that you can keep going long after you can’t.


Lecciones de vida 

He aprendido que no se puede hacer que alguien te ame. Todo lo que se puede hacer es ser alguien quien pueda ser amado, el resto depende de los demás.

He aprendido que no importa cuanto a ti te importe, hay gente a la cual no le importas.

He aprendido que solo por que una persona no te ame como tu quieres, no significa que no te ama con todo lo que tiene.

He aprendido que se precisan años para generar confianza y solo segundos para destruirla.

He aprendido que no es lo que tienes en tu vida, si no a quien tienes en tu vida que verdaderamente importa.

He aprendido que nuestros antecedentes y circunstancias influencian quienes somos, pero nosotros somos responsables en quien nos convertimos.

He aprendido que somos responsable de lo que hacemos, sin importar como nos sentimos.

He aprendido que uno puede controlar su actitud o dejar que la actitud lo controle a uno.

He aprendido que hay que veces que me enojo y tengo el derecho de enojarme, pero esto no me da permiso para ser cruel.

He aprendido que la madurez tiene mas que ver con el tipo de experiencias que tuviste y lo que aprendiste de cada una y menos que ver con la cantidad de cumpleaños que hayas celebrado.

He aprendido que dos personas pueden mirar la misma cosa exactamente y ver cosas totalmente diferentes.

He aprendido que no importa que tal buenos sean tus amigos, en algún momento te van a lastimar y debes perdonarlos por eso.

He aprendido que hay veces que lastimamos a quienes mas queremos, y ellos a nosotros, hay que aprender a a perdonar y ser perdonado.

He aprendido que hay veces que no es suficiente ser perdonado por otros. También hay que aprender a perdonarse a uno mismo.

He aprendido que solo por que dos personas discutan no significa que no se amen. Y, solo por que dos personas no discutan no significa que si lo hagan.

He aprendido que no importa en cuantos pedazos se rompió tu corazón, el mundo no para por tu dolor. 

He aprendido que no importa cuanto cuides a tus hijos, eventualmente se van a lastimar, y tu también vas a doler durante el proceso.

He aprendido que uno nunca debe decirle a un niño que sus sueños son improbables, imposibles, o locuras. Hay pocas cosas mas humillantes y que tragedia seria si los niños se lo creen.

He aprendido que los heroes son gente que hacen lo que se tiene que hacer cuando se tiene que hacerlo, sin importar las consecuencias.

He aprendido que uno se puede convertir en lo que quiere.

He aprendido que se puede seguir adelante mucho mas de lo que uno piensa que puede.