Relationships – Happiness

Good afternoon, dearest

I chose for today Relationships.

 

What can bring happiness?

Happiness is a state of mind,

State of spirit where no health affecting condition is noticed.

Happiness is smilling,

Happiness…it is to be with your better half,

Your companion for life.

 

Happiness can and should be built , nourished everyday.

 

Like a flower, it ought to have dedication and much love.

A flower can not blossomand bloom into something wonderful without love and appreciation.

 

Likewise, one can find his/her own potencial by looking into the «self» (our core, our soul) by himself or herself. It is possible.

But them again, the other part is missing.

Now I have met and known both

 

 

Since :

A) I stopped complaining about some flaws in me and started to acctually do something about it.

B) I started pursuing for my personal and professional goals and not allowed them to just be a «list of something I am going to do someday».

C) I embraced my body and began nourishing it as it was (and it is) my own temple, my own.

 

(under construction)

 

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Life´s Advice – Declutter

Good afternoon everyone ;

As I had posts planned for this month already I left this one for later on
However , today (5/5) I have made a decision
(Not that I am very deorganized, but usually my papers are a mess in my room)

And, since I am going to start having tests and I am also going to start working
Might as well start having everything organized and in order.
It is somewhat related to the post «Less is More».

[…] To be honest I had started some weeks ago this
On and off , I mean.
I study, then arrive by the end of the afternoon home 
and usually write and rest or stay with the family, by now.

After writing out all the useful contacts on my email account
(Health, Courses, Services, Professional and Personal Contacts)
I started to get rid of the papers.

My main motivation is the thought of being able to find everything
Quickly and efectivelly.
Along with this first motivation there is another one :
A bit connected to the first one :

If I am able to find things easily, 
I can save more time for myself and others
And I definately wish to simplify my life on this matter.

I have my course’s lessons in an USB Key
Yet I also have papers, exercises and worksheets from it
I decided that the one’s that I am no longer having class
That have ended, I am going to write out in documents and save them.

I also spared some time to clean the dust in my room
(Well…some neighbours are with their house under repair/maintenance
So dust is very frequent on this building) and get rid of more papers.

It will take time for everything to be completely finished
I still have to organize financial and school papers and other random stuff
But I am confident that sooner or later I will have everything done.
Bottom line is : It will pay off.

Social – Celebrating Friendship

Good evening, everyone.

The weekend is almost ending here
but before going to have dinner, I was wondering…

«Why not write something for the readers?»
My thoughts exactly…and my mind went back to this last friday.
It was amazing.
(And I am only considering the POSITIVE and GOOD stuff!)

POV : 
In spite of any problems or anything bothering me,
I am staying strong for all the rest
and specially for the people I LOVE and for what I believe.

I am never, ever going to give away 
my values and dignity as a person.
I am just stading up for myself.

[…] This Friday was just the case.
I went to work, done what was scheduled
And I was surprised to see that special person,
the Love of my life talking with me.

My colleague witnessed and said I looked like a different person
And that my face lit up.
Some good stuff happened to her too, so she said to me :
«Lets celebrate !»

«Well : Lets celebrate what? 
«I don’t know… something ! You’re happy… Our Friendship!»
«Sounds great ! Let’s go!» 

It seemed great. And it was.
Work was done for the day
And we went off to have a sundae.
We talked a lot, laughed and had a great time.

What I wished to share …
That any day can be a day or the day to celebrate
FRIENDSHIP or LOVE.

God bless you all.

Life Asks – Yves Rocher Tests?

Good afternoon,

From our series…
An email was sent to a Cosmetic Company called Yves Rocher.
I was curious to know if this brand in particular tests its products in animals…
North America Yves Rocher was the one I wrote carefully to.

I received a first email to let me know that the email was successfully sent… :


Greetings,

We have successfully received your e-mail. We are currently processing your request. You will be receiving a detailed e-mail shortly from our product expert.

We thank you for your patience and understanding.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact our Customer Service Department at our toll-free number: 1-800-321-3434 or by email at customer.services@yrnet.com. Our representatives are available from Monday to Friday from 8am to 11:30pm and Saturday from 8am to 8pm (Eastern standard time).

We thank you for your interest in Yves Rocher products.

Best Regards,

Lorna Lorenzi
Customer Service 
Yves Rocher North America
customer.services@yrnet.com
1-888-909-0771

Beauty Shop On line: http://www.yvesrocherusa.com

In an effort to offer you the most current shopping opportunities, we may contact you by email with news about Yves Rocher products, service, and events. You will only receive these emails if you have subscribed to receive them or if you have placed an order from our website. If you do not wish to receive these E-mails, please contact us at customer_services@yrnet.com or simply unsubscribe through the links included in any E-mails received by you from Yves Rocher.

Aproximately one day later in my Inbox:

Dear Sir/Madam,
We were very interested in your question concerning our position on using animals in testing beauty products and thank you for your enquiry. We hope we can enlighten and reassure you on this matter.
The Yves Rocher Brand entered the fight against using animals in testing beauty products at a very early stage.  The Brand suggested as early on as 1989 to replace the tests on animals for finished products with alternative methods. Yves Rocher encouraged other important players in the economy to follow suit. In 1992, the S.P.A. (Society for the protection of animals) awarded us the gold medal for our action towards animals. Our commitments enable us to work with One Voice which is the reference in France for the fight against animal suffering along with the protection of the environment. The One voice Label which recognizes products not tested on animals has been awarded to all our organically certified products. You can find the complete list of our labeled products on the One Voice site which is in the process of labeling the totality of our references: http://label.one-voice.fr/liste_produits/
In line with our commitment we openly admit that:
–              We never use or encourage animal testing whether it concerns our finished products or their ingredients.
–              We encourage research programs on alternative methods to testing on animals in order to promote and encourage their widespread use.  Our research for example, is concentrated on new methods for measuring allergies in vitro for natural ingredients.
–              Our Internal charter for the ingredients in our products is extremely strict: we refuse to use any raw materials of animal origin (except honey and bee’s wax). For example, we refuse to use a pigment frequently found in eyeshadows called cochineal coming from an insect with the same name which produces carmine acid to protect it from its predators and is used as a scarlet dye.
–              We refuse to develop plant extracts for our products which require testing on animals to ensure their safety. For example, last year we abandoned the development of an exclusive active which had been the subject of many years of research in our laboratories but required testing on animals in order to further its development.  As a result Yves Rocher chose to forego years of research and remain faithful to its commitments. 
–              We refuse to acquire raw materials from suppliers who have tested them on animals exclusively for beauty care products.
Yves Rocher sells certain products in China and we can assure you that they have not been tested on animals and never will be.
However, the Chinese authorities can decide, on their own, to test beauty products themselves before allowing them to be sold in their country.
Yves Rocher is present in China. Rather than avoiding the problem, the Brand has chosen to use its presence locally, to maintain contact with the Chinese authorities concerned.  Its objective is to make them aware of the problem of animal suffering and convince them of the reliability of alternative methods available on the market.
The situation in China is complex and open discussion is necessary to bring about change. It is an ongoing combat which we regret might take time to resolve in this traditional country.
Yves Rocher, Creator of Botanical Beauty, has been committed to the protection of Nature and Sustainable Development for more than 50 years.
We hope that this information has answered all your questions and we are at your disposal if you have any more concerns.
Marie-Michèle Plourde
Customer Service

I am still yearning to have knowledge 
and also to let you know their values and their mission.
We all deserve to have an honest answer.
God bless.

Relationships – Years.

Good afternoon…

I was able to rest for at least a couple of hours.
Double post, which is not the regular basis but I wish to make it up to you 
In case there is a time I leave the blog less active.

Today is an important day…
For us, me and (I also believe) you.

It has been two years since our first kiss, since we started dating
I remember it as it was yesterday.
That beautiful place with the perfect company.

It has been two years, with times of joy, hurt, laughter and much love.
Two years of many to come, if your heart desires the same as me.
Two years loving and living with and for someone else
Wanting nothing else that his happiness.

POV : 
I was and am not the kind of person
to wish anything else different than a love for life.
Short term relationships are not meant for me.
I wished someone for life, to hold closely, look after and love much.
And also to feel the same back, for me.

At that time, I was not expecting to meet you.
We began as friends. I was not looking for love.
Time passed and we were trusting more and more in eachother.
Going out for a walk or coffee, laughting much, speaking a lot on the phone
(We could speak for hours about random things , everything and nothing
And even talk about serious subjects)

I fell in love with that handsome young man.
He loved me back, but I was scared if he didn’t love me back…
We had already a solid friendship and I didn’t want to lose it,
In case he didn’t felt the same.

One day, the 29th, we asked eachother, something like this on msn :
« Do you like LIKE someone? »
(I hesitated but said) « Yes… »

Then I said « You. »
I logged off but left other of my accounts open.
Then he told me that he had something to tell me.
That he loved me back.

I was really shy at the time but I felt the happiest and luckiest person in the World!
I still do, after all these days, months and years shared.
I do not know what will the future bring for us.
Only GOD know and time will tell.

I shall be waiting and want you to know that you made me… 
A better person than I used to be
A stronger human being, for always believing in me
A beautiful man who saw me and loved me for being just…ME.

Hopefully I can bring and give you as much or more 
Than you gave to me.
WordsKeeper, this is for you.
Thank you… I love you  !

Social – Friendships and Bullying POV

Good evening , dearest.

Today I had a massive headache and cold in the morning,
so I am convinced that I have to slow down, overall.

Giving a time to rest.
I think they were leftovers from the yesterday :
I was already not feeling good at work (headaches) and I was stressed up.
Those combined led to a breakdown, I suppose.  [28/5]

POV : 
As some might know, Life Blog started as my own journal and therapy.
Afterwards I believe (still do)
that I have much to say, teach and speak out
to the public or anyone willing to read me.

[29/05]
[…] Since I have started studying
I have been through highs and lows, as it is usual.
However, I have been facing some gossiping and comments from colleagues.
A situation from fifteen days ago and it was not that much of a big deal…
But it was not forgotten along with other events…

Answer to SELF : 
Yes, those gossips affected me.
The next question is : Until when ??

POV : 
I have been fragile lately but I manage to make it through the day ,
Work combined to the course along with the lack of time for resting , etc
I believe I am proud of my acchievements, because my «older self»
would just give up and give in (waving a white flag)

Instead of NOW always keeping up and pushing forward, «new self».
I admit that today I was almost to the point of wanting to cry.
But I had to keep moving and I went to my appointment.

On therapy I was reminded of the progress that I made
Since I have started until now. The psychologist is proud
and I smiled.

But she told me one thing in particular that really made me wonder …
« I know you went through a lot, , I really know.
But they do not know that. »

« You have two options :
Back away and ignore or confront and face the consequences. »

[…] «This is not bullying from high school coming back»
These words… it was like she was really reading my mind.
« It is not coming back ».
« Bullying is not coming back ».

It reassured me, it conforted me during this time of need
And I feel that to get along and to create empathy
with the psychologist/doctor/counselor is key.

About friendships…we do not need a lot of friends
Just people that are there during the good and bad times

Answer : It is not coming back and I am not going to give in.
I have personal and professional goals and nothing is going
To keep me away from them.

Many blessings !

Relationships – A Time.

Good afternoon,

Opinions divide in this point.
Some say it is somewhat hand to hand with breaking up.

In my point of view, I disagree
However, it is not always that way.
It does not mean exactly that.

Sometimes, people need a bit of space for themselves.
One that needs to think about the relationship
Or other that needs to analise himself or herself.

Again, in my opinion,
Any relationship can be sucessful
As long as love exists
And the couple is willing to work things out.

I think such is possible.
I do believe in relationships
And personally I do give my best for my better half.


I also believe, at heart, that by being honest, sincere
And by communicating your own thoughts and feelings
That any problems or issues can and will be solved quickly.

I absolutely trust that, if the person is not ending the relation
That there still is hope and there is still a spark and feelings.
I believe in love and I believe in the relationship that I am in
Always fighting for it, the best I can.

It is good to analise yourself and gain Independence
In order to not suffocate your partner with demandings
He/She ought to have his/her own circle of friends
and occupations.

It is healthy to be a little time apart
Then while coming back together you can talk again
And sort out your diferences and conclusions.

Time can be useful for that.

“Never Forget your partner, your better half
Give him/her space, yet let him/her
Know that you are there unconditionally”.

It all can be fixed.
I have faith in so.
So have faith, too.

Blessings ;