Sunday, November 23, 2008
Bear with me guys, you know how I wanted to visit your blogs and drop your EC's. Though I have managed to drop some but not quite satisfactory. Will try and try until I get to the top bottom...:)
I am near yet so far....
Friday, November 21, 2008
You have two options, you could either go to salons or go for a home tanning sessions which gives you privacy and convenience in schedule. While tanning salons require appointments, tan in the privacy of your own own space at home, home tanning beds is also available at Etstan, aside from commercial tanning beds. No more sand in your shorts! But you'll have to remember to apply tan accelerator all over your body before and after your tanning session, since melanin oxidization and production continues long after you’ve been exposed to UV light. This will keep your skin cool, comfortable, moisturized, and just generally healthier.
If you want to put your dollars into producing the best "tanning" equipment instead of the best "looking" equipment, then you can find it at Etstan.com. Not only are they absolutely beautiful beds, but they are very maintenance friendly and durable. Please read here to know what the satisfied clients had to say about Etstan.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
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Here are the rules for this tag:
1.) Copy the badge and put it on your blog,
2.) Link back who pass you this tag,
3.) Spread this tag to at least 7 or more blogger who you think you are friends with.
“And lovely are the blossoms
That are tended with great care,
By those who work unselfishly
To make the place more fair.
And, like the garden blossoms,
Friendship’s flower grows more sweet
When watched and tended carefully
By those we know and meet.
And, if the seed of friendship
Is planted deep and true
And watched with understanding,
Friendship’s flower will bloom for you.
Now it is my turn to give this tag to the following:
Dhemcy (My Life's Perception and Inspiration), Belle (TLC's Haven), Yub-Filipina, Juliana (Pinay WAHM), Weng (Mommy's World), Shiella (Life's Journey), Umma (Happy Moments, Happy Thoughts), Ruby (Surviving Deployment), Melissa (Youthful Voices), Mharlyms (Workplace on the Web), Mel (Follows Your Sense of Adventure), Maxi (Health and Beyond), Maus (Around Nature Spring), Faye (Morgentau un Rosen) and Binkee (I Love/Hate America)...
This is apparently one of the workout programs which of the most recommended nowadays. I have been aware that brisk walking is termed as one of the best ways in loosing weight, and the best walking can be done with the help of the treadmill. It has been my desire to buy one in the future but luckily, our company provides its own gym with the treadmill I have been using. Sometimes I do run two or three mornings a week, and the rest is treadmill. However, it doesn't really guarantee you could get your desired weight if you don't get a proper meal healthy diet plan, this type of workout should be in sync with your eating habit, otherwise, this will just become unsuccessful.
I have encountered this site where you can read treadmill reviews which could give us all the information we look for before considering of buying one for you, plus all the various options, different treadmills that is available in the market and the price range.
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
We normally get 50% of our basic salary as a "holiday pay" (this is once a year), which we then get paid for the month of November, plus another 50% as "Christmas bonus" on December. But we are told not to expect these two bonuses, as our company don't have enough money to pay all. Looks like that even then we meet our monthly target, we still don't get our monthly bonus.
This is on the news worldwide: Traders, cutters, polishers and producers from the world's top diamond hubs — including India, Israel, Dubai and China — held crisis talks in this Belgian city to keep the shine on their multibillion-dollar business. Industry leaders De Beers Group and Russian mining giant Alrosa announced plans to cut production of rough diamonds and to launch a massive media blitz in the United States to lure consumers back to jewelers and prevent a panicky markdown in prices. Still, industry experts warned of a possible 15 percent drop in sales in North America next year, a 10 percent sales drop in Europe and a five percent drop in Japan.
Click here to read more updates on diamond industry crisis. Are diamond industries set to loose it's sparkle too?
Look what I have seen, this wonderful Titanum Wedding Band with Inlay and Direct Set of Diamonds, they are gorgeous. Not only that, this website I have just found offers loads of styles of wedding rings to choose from, on both titanum and tungsten rings styles, necklace, bracelets, crosses and they customize any design you'd like to. On rings, they offer Classic Titanum Rings, Inlaid Titanum, Stone set, Tungsten rings and black tungsten rings.
By the way, they don't only concentrate on rings, they also have titanum necklace, crosses and titanum bracelets. Discover the amazing look and durability of titanum and tungsten collection they have to offer. Take note that titanum rings and wedding bands have begun to make their presence known in the world of platinum, gold, silver and other precious metals, its materials if very lightweight metal, yet extremely durable. While tungsten -carbide rings are the most wear resistant bands available today, which are hardy and scratch resistant.
Remember that Titanum and Tungsten jewelries come with a "Lifetime Warranty"...
What is it about a short quotation that carries so much power? Anyone who has ever been moved by "I have a dream" or "I think, therefore I am" knows that a single, simple quote can change a day, a life, a world.
For those who suffer from depression, words of uplift and inspiration are always welcome. Explore these quotations and see if a few simple words might change your day, your life, or your world.
1. "Have patience with all things, but chiefly have patience with yourself. Do not lose courage in considering your own imperfections but instantly set about remedying them -- every day begin the task anew."
2. "A pearl is a beautiful thing that is produced by an injured life. It is the tear [that results] from the injury of the oyster. The treasure of our being in this world is also produced by an injured life. If we had not been wounded, if we had not been injured, then we will not produce the pearl."
3. "Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy."
4. "Good humor is a tonic for mind and body. It is the best antidote for anxiety and depression. It is a business asset. It attracts and keep friends. It lightens human burdens. It is the direct route to serenity and contentment."
5. "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved."
6. "Pain insists upon being attended to. God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our consciences, but shouts in our pains. It is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world."
7. "The greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion. The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater is our own sense of well-being."
8. "What you thought before has led to every choice you have made, and this adds up to you at this moment. If you want to change who you are physically, mentally, and spiritually, you will have to change what you think."
9. "Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime, Therefore, we are saved by hope.
Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history; Therefore, we are saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone. Therefore, we are saved by love. No virtuous act is quite as virtuous from the standpoint of our friend or foe as from our own; Therefore, we are saved by the final form of love, which is forgiveness."
10. "Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around."
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
Among the places that I have been is St. Ives, a small town in the far west of the country. Though originally a fishing village, it has for the last 150 years become both a popular holiday destination and an internationally renowned school of painting. With narrow winding cobbled streets and passages, a magnificent harbour, and superb beaches, all just around the corner from Lands End. In summer the hanging basket flower planter displays all around the Harbour and the Main Streets are a delight to the eye. Those in front of the St Ives Tourist Information Centre, at the Guildhall, deserve a particular mention.
This is a place that truly has something for everyone. Families can spend countless hours playing in the golden sands of the resorts gently sloping beaches, or simply, taking a relaxing dip in the un-characteristically warm sea.
We also went to visit the "St. Michael's Mount", the most famous of Cornwall's landmarks, which has fascinating history, is stepped in both legend and folklore, it has a stunning panoramic views across Mounts Bay to Lands End and The Lizards. There are loads of beautiful towns and landmarks Cornwall has to offer to tourists, and we also we went to loads of places, like in St. Ives, our Geevor Tin Min tour which I will be telling you about this later.
Why not go pack and experience yourself what I have experienced. You see can book through here, to get all cheap deals for the last minute breaks. Not just visiting Cornwall, Hotelshop is where you can find various options and places where to stay all over UK.
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Monday, November 17, 2008
Brisk walk is hustling, striding is another way to say brisk walking. For example, the way you walk if being late to catch up the bus or late for the meeting in the office. Taking a brisk walk also eased blood pressure readings for participants after the mental-challenge test and handling the unwrapped chocolate. Being sedentary did not appear to lessen cravings.
Facts About Food Cravings
In their study, the researchers also provided this background information about food cravings:
- Up to 97% of women and 68% of men experience food cravings.
- Cravings are usually for dense, calorie-packed foods.
- Food cravings often come before a bout of unhealthy eating.
I will definitely start brisk walking, but not doing it while eating chocolates at the same time...:)
They sent the scanned copies straight away, and submitted them today. In fact, I wrote that I will be able to recover it soon, with a positive feelings. After submitting, this is what I got:
ONLY AFTER 4 DAYS? Well, if I managed to wait for almost two weeks, then why not four days? I just hope to see it soon....
Sunday, November 16, 2008
For this reason, I decided to look for an online store where I can buy cheap, good quality and a reliable company whom you could get a complete set. I have found this one - Optical4less and believe it or not, you could buy them for as low as $15 compared to the prices at your local stores elsewhere! Imagine how many pairs of glasses you could buy which actually gives you an opportunity to compliment your style and fashion. Optical4less offers its prescription eyeglasses expertise, and offers a wide selection of stylish prescription eyeglasses to choose from. No matter whether you have -28.00 sphere, +6.75 cylinder, or even prism corrections, big selections of high index lenses with remarkable craftsmanship suits all your needs. You can also choose between Plastic, Alloy, Rimless Frames, Semi-Rimless Glasses, Hingeless, Titanium Frames, Bendable Titanium, Rhinstone, Magnetic Clipon, Clip-In Sports Sunglasses, as well as Eyeglasses for Kids and Progressive Reading Glasses. Not only that, they also offer free shipping worldwide (if you order more than one pair) in a quick delivery period, you could actually get your order within a week.
Why not buying from Optical4less, one whole set quality control package (Anti-Reflective and UV Protection Coating, Anti-Scratch Hard Coating, colorful in a stylish hard case, plus free lens customizing of rimless eyeglasses, at a very reasonable prices! There have been lots and lots of happy customers that can you testimonies of what they've got.
Talking more about PPP, I wasn't so convinced either to earn thousands of bucks because I have noticed that every opps normally offers at $5 only.... uummm how would I make money then, I used to say... Anyway, I didn't really bother until I was chatting with Belle (thanks my friend), and she gave me all the infos about earning real money in PPP. She made me convince and believe all the possibilities.
I tell you what? I have managed to get 3 since yesterday and have written about these two opps I managed to reserve. It made my day :)... Let's see if those will be approved then.
Will keep you posted, see you soon..
Nowadays, especially that we are facing global crisis, why not opt to wear the ones that ZenniOptical has to offer, for practicality reason. This online stores offers vast variety of stylish prescription glasses at very reasonable prices. The reason being, that they don't use middlemen, no retail overhead, and practically no advertising budget to promote their products, they sorely manufacture their own brands direct to customers. I used to wonder before if you can really be able to buy cheap ones. Well, this is our chance I should say. Zenni Optical was on Fox news, please take time to read this article.
Hurry, check this out now. I will definitely buy glasses here.
Saturday, November 15, 2008
She then met this guy, fell in love and got married! Huh? I beg your pardon? Yes, it is true! I was stunned upon realizing what she did without informing her family... I only knew that she got married after the wedding, when she sent me their photographs. After three months of staying as a non-immigrant and after several applications to change her status, she wasn't very lucky this time around, SHE HAD TO GO BACK TO THE PHILIPPINES while her husband back in the US have had applied for her spouse visa, which then after almost 6 months of waiting and staying apart, they still waiting for her interview schedule. It was originally scheduled last October, but apparently, it was changed because of the past US election, which the US government then prioritized all the immigrant applicants (so they can vote)... Now, the latest status was, it will be this early next year - February 2009!
I can imagine the emptiness they both feel inside, longing for each others' arms and wishing everyday to wake up next to each other. I have been chatting with him since then, he sounds quite a nice guy, and he tells me his life, how difficult it is now at the moment that it used to, and how he misses his wife, that if he will be given a chance to see my sister he would be very happy! I remember my sister told me that he didn't have a job for almost 3 months, I must have forgotten when I ask him "why don't you visit her to Philippines then?".. and he started telling me how that it wasn't possible due to financial problem, that he's trying to save money for both of them in February, for my sister to go back with him to the US after the interview considering she'll get her visa straight away!
I know he didn't tell me those stories for whatever personal motive he had, I can sense that he was telling me the truth without expecting anything. I tell you what, my heart cried out loud... I told him straight away, please plan for at least 2-3 weeks vacation and I will take care of your airfare!! I don't know, it was some kind of a strange, probably God would have spoken me right there. He was awfully happy and didn't stop of thanking me! All of a sudden, I know at that moment, I put smile on his face and excitement that he'll be seeing his wife soon, but a surprise visit. He wanted to surprise her, so he wasn't planning to tell my sister that he was coming home! I tried to arrange his hotel and who's going to pick him up at the airport, etc... In fact, I arranged with my sister to pick me up at the airport, without realizing that I wasn't really going home!
Anyway, he's been telling me that my sister Joy has been very sad upon knowing that they'll both spend Christmas away from each other and he couldn't stand on it! He feels sad and upset as well that he couldn't help it and make his wife happy... Therefore, he decided to tell her only today... it was also surprise isn't it of telling her that he'll be there soon... She buzzed me at YM and didn't want to stop thanking and that she's in tears of happiness. Sad isn't it, that two weeks ago you were very sad knowing that you couldn't be with your husband, and only today you learned all along??? Sadness being replaced by happiness and excitement!!
Though I could not be there to see them together, but my heart is full of happiness to imagine that I made them happy. Money is nothing when you'll know that you make their world perfect even in just a short period of time.
Advance Merry Christmas sister, I always try to help as much as I could... God is good, all the time, and all the time, God is good....
Yet, I still remain friends with everybody. Until, they decided not to speak to me, about 7 of them...so I was under their personal politics which didn't truly bother me at all, and have soon realized that the more they saw me laughing and talking to everyone, the more they hated me until our friendship bridge collapsed. I then realized that it wasn't worth feeling down about it. I feel so sorry especially those who didn't even know me during those times (newly hired Filipinas), of what they have said about me. You know, I know you all familiar with a phrase "you can't expect your co-countrymen to be there for you"... in fact, sometimes they were the first ones to put you into the hitch. Shame, because we suppose to help each...
Anyway, to make the story short, my husband and I got transferred in another project (but same company), without realizing that we were be working with one of these Filipinas I was referring to (1 of the 7). We just stayed civil and tried to persuade her in a way that she made mistake of not knowing me first. But then, she was too high that I could hardly reach her! She never had spoken to me since, and yet I still try to become her friend... I always try building bridge between ourselves but she can't be bothered. Why?...I used to get upset every time I catch her attention but of no response, as if I don't exist. I just don't get the logic as to whether why she had to do that to me, until only recently, that I have given up! I managed to give in of my feelings (after a long time) of being so defenseless. I don't bother anymore. But I have noticed that she is trying to be friends with me now, for some reason which I don't know. Nothing wrong with that right?, and why not...
It is all about attitude, and after all, attitude is everything. This is I learned the secret of winning friends.
But until I got fed in this place, I never heard people longing for my smile anymore. I soon realized that why not, it is free anyway. Laughter, some said it's the best medicine in the world. So start smiling and laughing as much as you can. Have a hearty laugh over every amusing situation. Laugh even at yourself and smile at the simplest pleasures in your life.
With smiles and laughter, your days will become lighter, more joyous and more bearable even on those hay-wired days. Your smiling face looks much more appealing and beautiful too.
Give away your smiles freely and in abundance. Spread your laughter around as it's contagious.
Thursday, November 13, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
But 3 days after I received another email again saying that: "We were unable to verify the account information for your recent purchase with Google Checkout. As a result, your account has been temporarily suspended and your recent order has been cancelled:"
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This was mainly the reason why I didn't have any enthusiasm to blog these past couple of days, as I was so disappointed! Well, it is not really a problem, could have been worse if it was a different story, all I should be doing is to scan the documents needed to verify and send! However, the problem is - we are in the middle of nowhere, we have no access of our monthly billings, utility bills, etc... Had to ask my hubby's parents to drive up to our flat and get the corresponding documentations and scan for us, and it wasn't a problem either. The trouble is, the impossibility of my dad-in-law to drive, as he had just his arm surgery! Obviously, he could not drive.
Fingers crossed that his mum could do something about it, ask my hubby's sister instead to drive mum to visit our flat! By the way, my mother-in-law is too scared to drive that's why we can't ask her directly, because she can't do it.
I really missed my wedding blog.....I ask you to bear with me, and hopefully it will get sorted as soon as possible.
We sometimes wonder if God is only for rich people, don't we?... and most of the times we think that He is only in favor to those who can afford to go to church and donate part of their wealth!
When we face a major disasters in life; such as a tornado, super typhoon, earthquake, terrorist attack, flood or even famine, and any major personal crisis, etc... are you anxious and fearful? Do you wonder if God really cares for you? Is He truly someone you can turn to when disaster strikes...
The answer is a solid “YES!” — God, the Creator of the universe, truly wants you to know Him. God wants us to rely on Him and experience His strength, love, holiness, compassion and help. Jesus says to all who are willing, “Come to Me all who are heavy burdened.” God tells us that He can be “our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in times of trouble.”
You might be facing a difficult situation right now facing (or resulting from) a disaster. Whatever it may be, do not lose hope. There Is a path to true peace, which will enable you to deal with your anxiety and fears when disaster strikes.
Ironically, the solution may not come from changing a particular situation you are facing. Rather, it may come from beginning a personal relationship with the God who created you.
Consider this truth: God is well-aware of what disaster you are facing right now. Establishing a right relationship with Him may be the ultimate answer to many of the problems you face. If you now realize how much you need Him, read on.
1. God Loves You!
The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"
The problem is that
2. All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.
The Bible says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says “The wages of sin is death.”
The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
3. God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.
Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. “God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me."
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.
4. If you want to accept Christ as Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:
"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."
If your answer is YES, why not seeking for a church's counselor to answer all your questions and finally find the truth!
Sunday, November 9, 2008
This table list above are the Entrecard users who dropped their card on my site the most in the last 30 days. High numbers suggest regular, even daily readers who drop their card to show us they've visited, as well as to help our advertising price and Campaign position.
Please allow me to give this award to you guys, as a way of saying thanks a lot:
Leisure, wellness, fun, and stress reduction are all an essential part of any productive routine. If you have a hard time kicking back, here are a few suggestions you should try...
1. Close the Mental Office 'Door' - It's okay to love what you do; it's okay to have passion for your work. But you're not defined by what you do professionally. Stop being a workaholic, and learn to slow down and "turn off" work.
2. Leave Work on Time - Your personal life is at least as important as your work life. Facing this reality and learning to work with it will make you feel more successful and less stressed. So remember to get home and enjoy your home life.
3. Laugh a Little - Lighten up and laugh at life's absurdities. Remember, the lower your stress level, the higher your appreciation of life and your ability to care for others.
4. Rest, Relax, and Play Daily - Some 40 percent of people surveyed say they don't spend enough time enjoying leisure activities. The biggest obstacle to play? Ourselves. Give yourself permission to have fun.
4. Go on a Long Vacation - Everyone needs a change of pace and scenery and fun on a regular basis. Vacations offer the restorative power many people desperately need. Without the ability to recharge your batteries for a long period of time, you're on a slippery slope to burnout.
5. Create Fond Memories - Don't ignore your family in favor of earning a living. Create positive experiences that stir their emotions and will therefore impact them, so they'll remember the good times.
6. Have Regular 'Family Time' - The traditions you share with your family are important ways to nurture and express your love for the important people in your life, and to create those fond memories that make you a family.
7. Make Time for a Favorite Hobby - Having a hobby is a great way to re-energize. Whether you like to knit, create scrapbooks, or design clothes, do something regularly. Make time for it. Hobbies are a wonderful outlet for the creative expression missing in many people's lives.
8. Force Yourself to Slow Down - Time management doesn't mean packing your day like a moving van, ensuring every single minute is full. What's really at issue is not the quantity of time, but its texture.
9. Take Care of Yourself Regularly - This doesn't just mean going to the doctor and dentist regularly. Reconnect with your childhood, keep up an active social life, pamper yourself occasionally, and don't feel guilty about downtime. Some people may perceive playing to be frivolous, but they're missing the point. You need occasional periods of recreation in order to avoid burn-out and to keep caring about what you're doing with your life. Slow down and smell the flowers occasionally! Play is more than something "extra"--it's the ultimate pillar on which your life rests.
Monday, November 3, 2008
"Love should always remain hopeful and positive in the difficult journey that follows along life's "bumpy detours and highways". Love should never lead dreamers astray, left to stumble and stammer along the "narrow muddy paths" of unfulfilled love, nor leave them alone to pass the dark shadowy graveyards on the "lonely boulevards" of broken hearts, strewn with unkept promises and shattered dreams of "what was to be".
"Love should always be alert and avoid the uncompromising gray sidewalk of the "two way street" of opposite direction and conflict and seek the sunny "one way street" of like attraction, goals, aims, purposes and desires"...
So always drive on the "high road" on life's golden carpet down the "yellow brick road" to love and life's grand "promenades" and elegant "thoroughfares," leaving together to follow and smell the sweet scents and fragrances that waif and rise to greet and linger in the air.
01. God wants spiritual fruit, not religious nuts.
02. Dear God: I have a problem. Sometimes, it's me.
03. Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional.
04. There is no key to happiness. The door is always open.
05. Silence is often misinterpreted, but never misquoted.
06. Do the math. Count your blessings.
07. Faith is the ability to not panic.
08. Laugh every day, it's like inner jogging.
09. If we worry, we probably didn't pray. If we pray, we probably don't worry.
10. As a child of God, prayer is kind of like calling home every day.
11. Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not be bent out of shape.
12. The most important things in our homes are the people.
13. When we get tangled up in our problems, be still. God wants us to be still so He can untangle the knots for us.
14. A grudge is a heavy thing to carry.
15. He who dies with the most toys is still dead. And who knows where he has gone?
16. We do not remember days, but moments. Life moves too fast, so enjoy your precious moments.
17. Nothing is real to you until we experience it, otherwise it's just hearsay.
18. It's all right to sit on our pity pot every now and again. Just be sure to flush when you are done.
19. Surviving and living our life successfully requires courage. The goals and dreams we seek require courage and risk-taking. Learn from the turtle -- it only makes progress when it sticks out its neck.
20. Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because our character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
God you all and enjoy reading....
Often we take for granted just being ordinary. We feel the constant pressure to compete, to excel, and to be special. The fact is most people are average with respect to any particular human characteristic. That is the definition of average, and yet many are not satisfied with the average or ordinary and tend to be discontent and always striving. It is a great relief and healing when you realize that just being ordinary and your ordinary life are wonderful gifts. When people are ill often they long to return to their ordinary life and to be able to do the things they ordinarily do like climbing a flight of stairs, going grocery shopping, or driving a car. Many times when I have taken care of young people with a serious illness like diabetes they've felt sad and frustrated because they had to stick to a special diet and take insulin while all the other kids could eat whatever they wanted and just be normal. They longed to be able to do ordinary things in life like go to school, get a job, get married and have a baby. Many worked very hard to accomplish these goals.
Zen practice helps you full appreciate your ordinary life. With awareness, the ordinary becomes extraordinary. You need to pay attention to what you are doing. Be one with each task, action, or thing. In this way you will discover your true nature and the true nature of each thing will shine through, illuminating everyday life. You will perceive the richness of life and feel blessed just to be an ordinary person.