You Are What You Believe

18th December, 2014. 5:45pm

NaBloPoMo, Thursday, December 18, 2014

Buddha said, “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think. When the mind is pure, joy follows like a shadow that never leaves.” Do you believe this is true?

once upon a time snow queen shattered sight

See that shards of glasses around the Snow Queen?
That’s how it feels when you’re in your own spell of Shattered Sight.
Photo c/o: docptolemysays.wordpress.com

I know we’re not talking about Once Upon a Time here, or any fandom for that matter, but I just wanted to echo the show’s thought because I think that there’s something about watching Once Upon a Time that I think is relevant to this quote. Buddha said, “We are shaped by our thoughts; we become what we think.” If you have seen the latest season of the show, you’d know that the Snow Queen was the big bad this season and in the episode Shattered Sight, she said (before she sacrificed herself) that she was a monster not because of her powers but because of what she let people turn her into. I think it was the same case here. If you let people think that you’re one thing, chances are you’re gonna believe it yourself. Continue reading

Gift Cards

14th November, 2014. 5:08pm

The Daily Prompt’s By Hand asks:

What’s the best present you’ve ever received that was handmade by the giver, not store-bought? Tell us what made it so special.

When I was a kid, I used to give cards that I made myself. Whenever there’s an occasion, I would always dedicate some time making a card using a bond paper, some colored pens and colors, and whatever else I have at the moment. Before I share one of the best gifts I have ever received that was handmade by the giver, I wanted to share one of my own doing. It was a card I gave my Mom on Mother’s Day of the year 1997:

*I know. Don’t judge my grammar and spelling errors. It’s the thought that counts, you know! Continue reading