Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Kindness.


So lately I've been thinking a lot about kindness. What really inspired me think about it in depth was when I was talking to the dapper +Ro May. (Who by the way, is a pretty awesome person. I'm just sayin'.) He said some very kind things about me and it made me realize what a rarity it is, people who are kind. I know so many people who simply don't care about smiling or who don't care about being nice to people they don't know or who aren't nice in return. But the truth is, kindness goes way beyond what we think. We don't realize that being nice to someone could change their life forever. Trust me on this guys, I've witnessed it many times before, peoples hearts (No matter how cold they might be) will indeed change with time with enough kindness and love. Some may take longer than others, but knowing that YOU have the ability to change people, doesn't it just make you happy? I know it does for me. So thank you Ro May, for firstly your kind words, and secondly for your inspiration that created this post.

I hope you all will take the journey of kindness and love with me, and one heart at a time, together we can change the world.

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak

Monday, May 27, 2013

American Hero.


He was wounded.
He is scarred.
He is forever changed.
The sacrifice he gave,
And the bravery he showed,
Is forever remembered.
For he is not just a man.
Not just a soldier.
He is an American hero.

To all of the men and women who have served in the United States Armed Forces, this goes out to you. You guys are  truly our American Heros. And your sacrifice will be forever remembered.  

Thank you.

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Her Own Little World.



Her dreams carry her.
They carry her to another world.
A world where she can be anything she wants.
Like a princess who lives in a castle,
Who rules the land,
And who runs away with the one man who loves her.
The one man who actually cares.
Her prince charming.
In her own little world, she is happy.
No one can tell her she's wrong.
No one can judge her.
Instead of being a puppet
She now holds the key to her destiny. 
In her own little world,
She is free.

-Mak 

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Little Things.

To some, the title of this post reminds them of a one direction song. Unfortunately, since my beautiful mother listens to this kind of music, I would know that. But please note, I do NOT promote this. I know a lot of people who like this new pop phase, I simply don't understand it. If you want a good song by the title of "Little Things", look up the song by Bush. Thank you, +Leslie Mcclister. For you have gotten me hooked!

Anyways yesterday me and my mom went out shopping a bit. Although we never even think about going into Walmart, we decided hey, why not. The first thing I noticed when I walked in there was how depressed everyone was. Even after going to Walmart, and simply looking around at people, I realized how sad our world has become.

So this is for you, sad people. I do not judge you in any way shape or form, but am definitely going to give you a piece of advice for your life.

Notice the little things.

If you notice these, little by little, day by day, you will realize just how beautiful life really is. I started doing this a couple years ago, just for fun, and I realized that life is so much more than just living. It's experiencing. It's being the best you, you can be. And by realizing how many great little things there are out there, you will wonder how you ever lived without them. By little things, I really do mean little things. Like your favorite cup of coffee, it's wonderful, no? Or your favorite book, how great that it took you to an entirely different and magical world, right? Or opening the door for someone, who knows, maybe it made their day huh? It's these things that count. It's these things that can make you an entirely different and happier person.

IMPORTANT:
Going off of that, I encourage you all to take a little journey with me. This may come off entirely cheesy, but I really don't care. I want to be happier, and I think all of you do as well. I am going to create a community called "Little things", where every day we can write add as many little things as we'd like and share them with each other. You can make a list and post that, or post things throughout your day. Hopefully this will not only encourage each other, and get to know each other, but make little things a priority in our lives - Creating happier people. 

Will YOU take the journey with me? 

You can join HERE:
https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113288258695435198967

-Mak

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

For Peter.

Firstly, I want to dedicate this post to a dear friend of mine, +Peter Licari. He was my inspiration for this post. When I read that his grandmother had passed away last night it inspired me to write something about it since it's something I've struggled with majorly, the death of loved ones. So sit back, grab some popcorn, and get personal with me if you wish.

It all started a few years back when my great grandpa died early of that year. He was someone who inspired me like none other. Although he has Alzheimer's in his later years, seeing him always made me smile. He would crack jokes and tell of his days in the army. Anyways when he died suddenly, it shook my world. I not only was depressed for a long while, but it killed me to know that such a beautiful person was taken from my life so suddenly. Without a chance to say goodbye. Anyways time went on, and I wasted those months being depressed and not talking to anybody. The only thing I enjoyed in life was listening to rock music in my room and writing. Only months later, it was Thanksgiving evening. We had some friends over, and actually had a really good time. Of course at the dinner table we went around and said things we were thankful for. It was hard for me. I was so stuck in this depression, what WAS I thankful for, I thought. Anyways, as the evening progressed, the phone kept ringing. We kept ignoring it thinking that it was a telemarketer. Boy were we wrong. At 11:00PM that evening, my dad finally picked up the phone. (It had rung about 20 times over the night.) He looked at me then, and walked into the front room. I'd never seen him look so shocked. After he was done on the phone, he came and sat down with us at the dinner table. My Uncle Dan had passed, he told us. I instantly started crying. Pain overtook me like a title wave. "HOW could this happen now?" I was finally getting over the fact that my great grandpa had passed, and now this. Just when I thought I was depressed enough, this was the cherry on top. I spent nights crying in my room wondering why God had taken such a great person from my life. He was also someone I was very close to. 

I guess what I've learned, looking back on it, is this. I wasted years being sad over this thing that had happened in my life. I missed happy moments, like being free, enjoying the sun, enjoying my families company. And I regret it 100%. I now look at life a different way. I know now, looking back on it, that I need to be with the people I love as often as I can. Embrace my time with them. Because in all honesty, you never know when it could all come to an end.

Peter, if you're reading this, know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. Know that I know how you feel, and I hope you were inspired or could relate to this a little. Also make sure and check his blog out, I simply love reading it. 

http://www.debelit.com/

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

In A World Where We Judge..

We judge the poor man because we don't know how it feels to have nothing.

We judge the prostitute because we wonder how she could stoop so low.

We judge the beautiful people because we are jealous. But we don't know the pain they are living with. 

We judge the disabled because we've never walked in their shoes.

We judge the famous because we don't know what it would be like to be famous.

We judge the dropout because we don't realize that simply, he needs more help than others. 

We judge the angry because we don't understand what is making them hurt. 


What is wrong with the world . . . 

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Hello lovely people, you've probably noticed by now that I write a lot about judging. I hope you don't mind. It's simply something I'm passionate about. I've dealt with it a lot in my past and have seen many of my loved ones get judged, and let me tell you, the results are often times heart shattering. It makes me sad that the world is so hurtful. And although there are shimmers of goodness still out there, there is still a lot of things that cause others much pain and hurt. I hope this poem inspired you even a little bit, and as always please let me know you're thoughts.


-Mak

Monday, May 20, 2013

Words & Love.


I have dealt with and am dealing with many people who judge me because I am "different." Now please understand me, I am not trying to get attention or sympathy in any way. I'm just trying to be frank with you all. I'm sure we all have been judged at one point or another. To be honest it doesn't effect me unless it's someone I really know and love, but none the less, it happens. Am I right? I guess in my experience so far, I've realized just how much it can effect people. I've heard of and known so many who have killed themselves over the fact that people judge, don't care, or don't love them. Love..it's so much bigger and important than anyone realizes. We need to realize that there are people who are more fragile than others. To some, a harsh comment, bullying, or judging leads to them HATING themselves. To some, others words are believed and taken to heart. Then leading them to do things that normally someone with confidence wouldn't dream of doing. What I'm trying to say here is this. Words are powerful. Love is powerful. And learning to master you're words and love others is one of the most important things you can do while you're alive. It may not be obvious, but you are making a difference. It just takes one smile. It just takes kind words. It just takes getting to know people before you judge them...To change the world.

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Nominated For The Sunshine Award?!♥

Wow. Getting awarded for this was huge. To say the least. When I started this blog..It was more a place to let my thoughts escape. To let my feelings flow without people telling me that I'm wrong for my opinions and thoughts. That's why I've always loved writing - It's definitely an escape for me. I honestly can say I never thought anyone would even read, let alone subscribe. It means so much. Anyways if you're not following +J.R Robberts already, please do so. He's a very kind person who is quite talented at writing. You won't regret it, I assure you. 

Like all awards there are some rules we need to follow, you can find them below!

1. Post the Sunshine Award logo

2.Nominate ten of your favorite blogs, the ones that you can't wait to read. Announce the news on their blog plus, link a pingback to the Nominator's Blog. Please also visit my nominators blog mentioned earlier to view the work of my fellow nominees', it will be worth it. 

3.Then there are some questions to get to know each other.



My favorite season: 
I truly love summer. Wearing shorts, going to the beach, shopping downtown, hanging out with friends, it all excites me like none other. The only downside to summer is that I can't handle harsh heat very well. But I still love it.



My favorite things: 
Let's see..Anime, my family, rock music, fashion, taking pictures, Peace Tea (Anyone tried those?), Jeffery Campbell shoes, coffee, coffee, more coffee... ;)



What I love the most: 
God, my family, my friends, and my beautiful freaks and blog readers. 

My weekends:

My weekends usually consist of me working, hanging out with friends, and simply having a good time. School has been tough for me lately, so having fun on the weekends is a must.


What I don't like:

People who judge others. It's something I'm very passionate about since I've been judged countless times in my life, and it really bothers me when someone comes up to me and talks about their so called "Friend" in a completely negative way, when they don't know their story. Where they've walked. What their thinking.


What I have accomplished: 
I have accomplished my two blogs, in which I never thought would even get one view, and are now getting more than I can count. I feel so blessed to not only be writing for myself AND for my readers, but also to have a wonderful community of bloggers like myself who I can relate and connect with.

Last but not least: 
Ummm...I seriously love anyone who reads this. You have no idea how much this means to me. People reading this blog and now getting this award, it's so unreal. 

(If these blogs have no already gotten this award) I nominate: 
-Busola Coutts from The Fashion Stir Fry +Busola Coutts 
-Peter from The Deliberate (Belligerent) +Peter Licari 
-Leslie from Only the Best Beauty +Leslie Mcclister 
-Alana from alanamunroauthor +Alana Munro 
-Steph from VidathingS  +Stephanie Georgiou 
-Davide from VanVogue00 +Davide Battaglia 
-MiMi from The Stylish MiMi +Michelle Krauss 
-Daniela from bussikatzl´s world +Daniela Huber 
-Daniela from MusingsandCupcakes +Daniela - MusingsandCupcakes 
-Francesca from The Peacocks Voice  +Francesca Bruno 
 
I tried only nominating people that might want to do this as well! :D These are blogs that I enjoy reading and inspire me when it comes to writing or fashion, or both! For those who choose to complete it, thank you and I'm really looking forward to reading you're answers! 

Stay Beautiful♥ 

-Mak

Monday, May 13, 2013

Thoughts About Life.

You know, I've been thinking a lot about life in general lately. People from different walks of life have different opinions on situations happening in their world. Some sad, some happy. I've spent many of my days worrying. Being depressed. Being down. Mainly because of things like friends and family dying. But whatever the case, I've learned that you cannot let things drag you like a dog on a leash. I know it's hard to actually apply that to you're life. Trust me, I'm with you. But we only live ONCE. (And no my friends, you will not hear me say YOLO on this blog. Not here, not in real life, not ever. I'm sorry if that offends the younger generation. Or any generation for that matter.) And if we are to be worrying, sad, or depressed for even a day is a crime in itself. Life is a precious gift that has been given to us. It's not something to take for granted. Sure, everyone has heartache. I have, you have, and yes, even the "precious" One Direction members have. (Shocking, I know.) But what's the point of making you're life wasted a little each day by letting things bring you down?

Food for thought, I guess.

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Scars Remain (A poem by Mak)♥

He's hurting.
You can see it in his eyes.
He looks down as he walks into the room.
People watch him, they talk.
They judge him like they do everyone else they don't know.
They hurt him.
They scar him.
They change him.
But what makes it even worse,
Is that they do it behind his back.
They stab him like a murderer in the night. 
And when he turns to realize what is happening,
The only happiness he has left is completely drained from his body.
They take a man so full of life...
And make him into nothing but a monster. 
So you see,
It's not that he is a bad person.
It's not that he is too far gone.
It's not that he can't change.
He can.
You just have to want him to.

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Hey everyone! This poem/story I wrote was inspired by someone I know. It's a subject that I feel everyone should think about. People, their naturally troubled. But when you judge, dislike, and hate on them it will only make their pain filled lives worse. In my opinion we need to love as much as we breathe. Because I've known and heard of so many people doing things like killing themselves over it. When people don't show others love, it can sometimes change their lives for the worst.

I hope you enjoyed, and as always you're thoughts and comments are appreciated.

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Edward. (A Poem By Mak)

Dressed in black he walks down the street.
He smiles at Gods beautiful creation.
Seeing children play his eyes fill with wonder and awe.
"So full of life", he murmurs.
As sudden as a flash of lightning, they stop. 
As if they've seen a ghost, they stare in pure horror.
He looks down in shame and walks on.
Step by step he feels a million eyes looking into his very soul.
For his hands were destroyed.
His hair was tassled.
His face was demented.
"I'm a monster." he says aloud.
Tears gently fall down his face.
He falls to the ground crying tears of hurt.
Tears of pain.
Then, ever so slowly, he gets up.
"IS THAT WHAT I AM TO YOU?!" He yells.
The sky echoed and the people around him grew still.
Speechless.
He ran then, with pain beating on his chest like a drum. 
One by one, passing all the people who had judged him his entire life.
But right as he got to the end of the street, the sight of a beautiful woman caught his eye.
He stopped.
She smiled.
Not because it was forced, either.
Because she knew something no one else did.
That beneath his frightening image and what the rest of the town always thought,
he had a heart made of nothing but pure gold.
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Hey everyone.
I wrote this poem somewhat inspired by the movie "Edward Scissorhands". I am completely inspired by it because of it's great meaning - Sometimes that ugliest of people have the most beautiful souls. To not judge just by appearance. To be honest I've been judged a lot in my time. So to me, this message is the most inspiring and beautiful thing in the world. I hope it inspired you too, and as always please let me know you're thoughts.

Stay Beautiful♥

-Mak