This was originally made for BET Awards but they never got to air it
Gone too soon
By Omer B. Washington
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 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 who you have in your life that counts.
I’ve learned that you can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
After that, you’d better know something.
I’ve learned that you shouldn’t compare yourself
to the best others can do,
but to the best you can do.
I’ve learned that it’s not what happens to people,
It’s what they do about it that matters.
I’ve learned that no matter how thin you slice it,
there are always two sides.
I’ve learned that you should always talk to loved ones with loving words.
It may be the last time you’ll see them.
I’ve learned that you can keep going
long after you think you can’t.
I’ve learned that heroes are the people who do what has to be done
When it needs to be done,
regardless of the consequences.
I’ve learned that there are people who love you dearly,
but just don’t know how to show it.
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 true friendship continues to grow even over the longest distance.
Same goes for true love.
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 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 it isn’t always enough to be forgiven by others.
Sometimes you have to learn to forgive yourself.
I’ve learned that no matter how bad your heart is broken,
the world doesn’t stop for your grief.
I’ve learned that our background and circumstances may influence who we are,
but we are responsible for who we become.
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 sometimes you have to put the individual
ahead of their actions.
I’ve learned that no matter the consequences,
those who are honest with themselves go farther in life.
I’ve learned that your life can be changed in a matter of hours
by people who don’t even know you.
I’ve learned that even when you think you have no more to give,
when a friend cries out to you,
you will find the strength to help.
I’ve learned that writing,
as well as talking,
can ease emotional pains.
I’ve learned that the people you care most about in life
are taken from you too soon.
I’ve learned that it’s hard to determine where to draw the line between being nice
and not hurting people’s feelings and standing up for what you believe.
I’ve learned to love
and be loved.
A sad but true story about how people irresponsibly add to the problem of world hunger.
Who says we don't have enough? We have more than enough. We just don't know how to share. People have to really start to become more selfless and think of ways to reach out to the less fortunate.
Watching this video brought tears to my eyes. A friend shared it to me and now I hope to get the message to you too.
This short film won the Berlin Short Film Festival.
Slumdog Millionaire's Dev Patel, visits co-star Freida Pinto at her filming location in Israel.
A little birdie.. oh wait.. Dev's mom confirms their offscreen romance.
Mom Anita said :“First it was the film and now everything else seems to have slotted into place.
“Life can’t get any better for him. Freida is really beautiful and I am really happy for them. Yes, we knew he was flying to Israel to see her.”
And this also tells us that age doesn't matter in love. Dev is 18 and Freida 24.
Who said Tetris is just for game consoles or your cellphone?
See how the Japanese tried to make it more interesting:
On a flight in Australia, 4 baby Stimson pythons escaped their container box. They were to be transported from Alice Springs to Melbourne and were about 6 inches long.
When the plane landed and it was realized that the snakes had escaped, a team had to search for them in the plane causing airline to cancel 2 flights after that. The snakes were not found so the plane was fumigated so it could resume operation on Wednesday.
The snakes weren't endangered and weren't venemous. Whew.
.. was Susan Boyle at the show Britain's Got Talent.
See how people made fun of her at first and just a little after be in great awe once she started singing onstage. Click here to watch video
Hands down to you, sister.
Since it's Holy Week, I thought I'd re-post this entry from my old blog. This is one of my favorite prayers:
ST. FRANCIS XAVIER'S HYMN OF LOVE
O GOD, I love thee, I love thee-
Not out of hope of heaven for me
Nor fearing not to love and be
In the everlasting burning.
Thou, thou, my Jesus, after me
Didst reach thine arms out dying,
For my sake sufferedst nails, and lance,
Mocked and marred countenance,
Sorrows passing number,
Sweat and care and cumber,
Yea and death, and this for me,
And thou couldst see me sinning:
Then I, why should not I love thee,
Jesu, so much in love with me?
Not for heaven's sake; not to be out of hell by loving thee;
Not for any gains I see;
But just the way that thou didst me I do love and I will love thee:
What must I love thee, Lord, for then?
For being my king and God. Amen.
This is such a beautiful prayer. What moves me is You being there on the cross.. not your promises of heaven or of escaping hell.
I love you simply because I love you.
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
-- Mother Teresa
HAPPY APRIL FOOL'S friends! :)
I did my share for today and it was so much fun. He said his jaw literally dropped so I guess I did pretty well with my "act".
I also wanted to share this compilation with you.
10 Very Interesting April Fool's Day Hoaxes in history:
Tim Eves was playing jogging on Wii before he started keeling in front of his girlfriend and friend. He was declared dead on arrival at local hospital.
He was thought to be "fit and healthy" since he's been physically active, a scout leader, and always enjoyed cycling and fishing. They told his family his death might have been caused by something called "Sudden Adult Death Syndrome."
It definitely was sudden because his mom recalled talking to him on the phone and Tim saying he had a kebab and a glass of port just a few minutes before the collapse.
Worse, that was the same day he came home from Portugal to celebrate her mom's 50th birthday.
What a sad but real reminder for us to Carpe Diem!
Go to the annual Testicle Festival (yes, you read that right) at Oakdale, California.
400 lbs of fried bulls' testicles and $50 per meal! Proceeds from this event go to the Oakland Cowboy Museum. Hey, fans of the delicacy call it the "mountain oysters"!
They're inviting you to go because surely you will "have a ball"! A bull's ball at that.
Looks like they're not yet done forming their team!
The new members?
They're thinking of getting 2 more: 1 adopted + 1 natural
After filming her new movie, Salt, Angelina will head out to find another baby to adopt and a new place where she and Brad can try at another natural baby.
MOTHER'S ARE THE SWEETEST.
Our mother is the sweetest and
Most delicate of all.
She knows more of paradise
Than angels can recall.
She's not only beautiful
But passionately young,
Playful as a kid, yet wise
As one who has lived long.
Her love is like the rush of life,
A bubbling, laughing spring
That runs through all like liquid light
And makes the mountains sing.
And makes the meadows turn to flower
And trees to choicest fruit.
She is at once the field and bower
In which our hearts take root.
She is at once the sea and shore,
Our freedom and our past.
With her we launch our daring ships
Yet keep the things that last.
la la la loooove you!
That's not a mini! That's a mini mini!
Reese Witherspoon at the premiere of "Monsters vs. Aliens" wearing a Rodarte mini mini and Balenciaga heels.
I wonder what happens when she sits down or bends down juuuust a lil bit.
Since everyone's into this whole new thing, I've decided to hop on the bandwagon.
Catch me on Twitter:
See you there! Bisous! xx
12:01 AM by Antoinette , under News
Yes, you read that right.
Report says Lucy Baxter, who campaigns for equal rights for Down’s Syndrome sufferers, is so desperate for 21-year-old Otto to have his first sexual experience she is considering paying a prostitute to sleep with him. She won't mind it if he went to a brothel in Amsterdam. Lucy thinks this is a way for his son to be normal - to do what normal people would do.
She says she would be pleased if her son Otto brought a woman back to the house for sex.I just know not all normal people would force it upon themselves. He's only 21 and it'll come. Why the pressure? Then again, that's just my opinion.
I don’t have a problem with any of it. He’s going to
for a few days to promote himself as an actor so who knows, he might get lucky over there. Las Vegas
“When he gets back home I’ve lined up a few dating agencies for him to join. I always encourage him to go to nightclubs and other places where people pick up women.”
“I’d also love it if Otto got a girlfriend pregnant. It’s another experience everyone goes through so why not him? The chances of him having a baby with Down’s are no more than anyone else.”
The grandad-of-four, who plans to try kickboxing next, said: “It’s an indescribable feeling, it’s my passion.”Don't you young ones just get challenged by this? I believe self defense is very important. Some unfortunate incidents happen when you're totally not expecting them. Won't hurt to think a step in advance, right? Nice one, grandpa!
The OAP of Basildon, Essex, added: “I’ve been accosted in town. People see a little man with grey hair and put their hands on me, but I knew what to do, enough to see them off.”
It's been tough for everybody since the past few months. We witnessed even the biggest companies lay off thousands of workers to keep from closing down. And unfortunately, some actually do close down. Now employment is a big issue in the current economic state of the world. How else does it affect our lives? How does it affect even merely our daily activities?
Read this compilation of the top 15 effects recession has on our lives. This report is more UK-based but the rest of the world can very much relate to it:
Long, lazy baths, which use far more hot water than showers, are becoming a thing of the past. Unilever reports that sales of bubble baths are down while demand for shower gels is up.
out: pints in pub
in: cans at home
Drinkers are calling time on pubs – and staying in with a four-pack. Pub beer sales fell 10 per cent in the last year.
in: hair dye kits
Get those plastic gloves on... An Asda survey found that hair dye sales are up 27 per cent – and four in 10 customers were cutting back on trips to the hairdressers. Stylist Andrew Barton revealed a 67 per cent surge in demand for his blonde hair products compared to last year, with women hitting the (bleach) bottle to lift the economic gloom.
out: bottled water
in: tap water
Good news for the environment – sales of still bottled water are down 15 per cent year on year, say Asda. Why pay when freebies are on tap?
out: fresh food
in: frozen food
More of us are stocking up on food that will last longer.
Demand for Sainsbury’s frozen peas has doubled year on year. Frozen prawns were up 400 per cent and frozen garlic bread rocketed by 40 per cent. Sales at Iceland are also up 12 per cent, while Hull-based chain Heron and Leeds-based Frozen Value are ahead more than 11 per cent.
Figures from saveborrowspend. co.uk show sales of tinned products rose eight per cent in a year.
out: shop sarnies
in: packed lunches
The takeaway sandwich could soon be brown bread. More than a third of us say we are buying fewer shop sarnies than a year ago, says a Sainsbury’s poll. And 15 per cent of us have stopped buying them completely. Meanwhile, sales of lunch-boxes are up 68 per cent at Robert Dyas, as we save dough by making our own.
out: branded food
Shoppers are checking out more own-label value lines. Sainsbury’s Basics range is growing at 40 per cent a year and six in 10 customers buy own-brand items.
out: foreign hols
in: british breaks
Who needs the costly Costas when you’ve got the good old British seaside to explore? The weak pound and a drop in disposable income has led to a seven per cent fall in the number of Brits holidaying abroad in a year, says the Office for National Statistics figures. Meanwhile, at Pontins bookings are up 20 per cent on the year.
out: new clothes
Fashion is falling out of fashion as we make do and mend. Retail sales of clothing and household goods are down 1.8 per cent on last year, according to the Office for National Statistics. Meanwhile, John Lewis reports sales of buttons are up 43 per cent and Argos says sales of sewing machines are 50 per cent higher.
out: special cleaners
The demand for niche-cleaning products has been a washout, with sales dropping six per cent since last year. Meanwhile sales of multi-purpose household products are up by two per cent.
out: new cars
in: car repairs
Sales of new cars since January have stalled (30 per cent down on last year say the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders). Drivers are repairing old motors rather than buying new models.
out: shop cakes
in: home baking
Stork margarine – a staple of wholesome home-baking – is flying off supermarket shelves, according to makers Unilever.
in: staying wed
Hard times can push even the strongest relationship to the limit, but couples going through a rocky patch are making more of an effort to stay together – because they can’t afford not to. Relate counsellor Denise Knowles says: “In the past couples may have split up and put their house on the market, but nothing is selling so they are stuck.”
out: Shop veg
in: grow your own
Sales of vegetable seeds from B&Q are up by 27 per cent, and an ICM poll found that 26 per cent more people are growing their own fruit and veg.
out: eating out
in: home cooking
Swanky restaurants may be off the menu when you are cutting back, but you can still enjoy posh nosh at home. At Asda sales of curry ingredients leapt by 40 per cent last year as did demand for luxury ingredients like balsamic vinegar (up 70 per cent) and olives (50 per cent). Sales of Knorr stock cubes are growing by “double-digits” as more people choose to cook from scratch, and sales of ready-meals also went down by 40 per cent.
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Tim Kretschmer, a 17 year old son of a wealthy man and gun collector walked in at
Police said he walked calmly along corridors and through classrooms, shooting his victims in the head as children ran and jumped from windows to escape him.I just have to ask, What is happening to the world?
QUEEN BLOGGER .. of anything & everything interesting!
By anything and everything, I literally mean ANYTHING & EVERYTHING! It's really my mood that dictates what I discuss here. Topics will range from Fashion, News, Fun, Activities, Internet, Gossip, Hollywood, Movies, Sports, Politics, Philosophy, Culture, etc.
Now you know what I mean. In this hectic, man eat man world, most of you forget to have fun. You miss out on so much because your everyday is becoming so work-centered. Ugh it's disgusting. You miss out on life and what it really means to live. People have different interests so I don't want to just talk about one thing here. I myself am interested in so many things and I get bored with just reading about one single topic over and over again.
I'm here to change that.
Browse around and save yourself from getting wrinkled foreheads from all that stress. Here will be my melting pot of my oh so many interests.
Enjoy and make sure you drop by again! Bisous!