Love One Another Firsthand

We have to teach our children to be loving and caring of one another. To accept everyone regardless of the colour of their skin or ethnic backgrounds.

To look beyond any imperfections, and we all know that we are not perfect. We all make mistakes and make wrong choices. It’s not teaching your kids to defend themselves in an argument that counts. It’s teaching them not to judge one another and be more compassionate! 

It’s teaching our kids that not everyone will like us but that’s ok because just as long as we like ourselves that’s what matters. It’s picking up on the clues that something might be wrong with our child when they appear angry out of nowhere. It’s really our responsibility as parents to make sure that the tree that we created in a way of speaking, grows up tall and strong and knows how to be more accepting of everyone regardless of their issues and disabilities.

It doesn’t matter what type of family you come from, if it’s with a traditional mother or father, or two fathers or two mothers or just one playing the part of both or even a grandparent acting out as both, families still need to show love to their kids and teach them empathy.

What I see mainly, is a lot of judgmental children that are so quick to judge without knowing the whole story or trying to understand when all we need is more love..  more openness… more acceptance…. We teach our kids to look beyond the colour of the skin or disabilities…. that a child is a child no matter what they look like and deserves friends and someone to play with! We show our kids to love one another firsthand! ❤️

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Always Shine Bright

Don’t be the reason you don’t succeed… Don’t listen to the voices inside of you or the others telling you that your not capable! 

We are all capable of great things. We are all worthy of success and happiness. There’s no need to prove anything to no one. Only to do it all for ourselves without anyone’s approval or consent.

We live in a shallow world filled with people waiting to dismiss or criticize anybody’s attempt for happiness or success. When in reality everyone’s entitled to their day in the sun!

It’s time to stop looking elsewhere for approval and look inside ourselves for the answers…  Always shine bright! ❤️

Be Extra Vigilant

 

This is the letter I wrote to the Principal of my autistic child’s school… please be extra vigilant to what your children are watching on television and the internet… 

 

I’m trying to comprehend what would make a six year old child, perhaps almost seven… nonetheless in Grade 1, place a substance in another child’s water bottle… with the intention of harming them!

I cannot fathom what would make a child who is merely innocent supposedly, using the words “making a potion to kill Sergio” at such a young age… As any parent, if it were their child, they would be livid! After speaking to Esko and Ameya ( I apologize if I wrote down her name wrong), they were kind enough to let me know what Maya S said… All the planning that was taken place… that is not appropriate for a six year old to do! 

Do you want to know what the strangest part of this is…. that yesterday my son did not have his dinner because he said his tummy was hurting and sadly I brushed it off, thinking that he was just making it up because soon bedtime would be approaching or he would be missing his favourite cartoon show! How do we know this hasn’t happened yet? Truly no one knows but the perpetrators really…

As if that isn’t heartbreaking enough, being autistic and this happening to you, but having it done by your best friend as well! So I guess that old adage is right, “with friends like these who needs enemies!’. Andreus and Sergio were like two peas in a pod, but I did correct myself when I said were! 

Something has to be done… and talking will not be enough… This isn’t like kids will be kids… one pushed one and the other pushed back… this is a serious issue and has to be dealt in that matter! They have to be suspended a day or two so they see how serious it is to place substances on other people’s water! Talking is not enough… talking about killing shouldn’t be in a child’s vocabulary! One thing that I regret was tearing up a paper that I received from Maya S before the Christmas Break which she wrote down things that weren’t so nice about Sergio… again I brushed it off! 

It’s really not fair that I have to keep Sergio in tomorrow and probably even Friday to give him time to digest everything and hopefully forget about while they go to school and get a slap on the wrist…

We would like a copy of everything documented and if nothing is done then I have no other choice but to go to the police because really that is what I should of done today! I’m not doing it only because I have faith in your team and that at least their poor choices will give them a consequence so that in the future they’re won’t be anymore copycats… This is very serious… it could have harmed my son and for that I am taking him to the doctor to get checked out tomorrow! 

Just last month there was a woman that was being poisoned by her co-worker at the Bay with Lysol… and she got fired and charged and young kids do this which is equally serious and alarming… talking is not enough in this situation! They have to feel the impact they’ve caused whether they realized it fully or not! 

This is a safety issue… How are we supposed to feel safe at work knowing that our child could be poisoned or seriously hurt! 

Thank-you for your time and understanding with us… we appreciate it… just like we know it may be very difficult for you too and we understand your tough position! We just want this to be dealt as a serious issue that it is! 

Lara and Sergio Maria 

May 2019 bring you and your families a year filled with happiness, Love, health and many more without forgetting the Happy moments spent with those you love… If you know someone that needs your company because they are alone be there for them! Be that hand when needed! Be that voice to talk to them! We have so much to be grateful for! There is a lot of people that wish they had half of what we have. Be there for who needs it! Happy New Year once again! 😃

Good Morning my Friends 

May today be your day to Shine bright… Don’t get discouraged, just keep shining bright and keep your eyes on the Prize! Before you know it, your time has come! ❤️

Keep the Love in your Heart

You are enough… There is no one like you in this world! In days that your feeling down, remember to keep your head up high and think back on all the hardships you endured and today are just a memory!

We are all special in our unique ways…. we all have different ideas and perceptions that bring out the best of this world! Just keep on being yourself and doing the best you can! It’s with our differences that makes us a whole! Some people might not see the same as you do but that’s ok because as long as our differences doesn’t hurt anyone in the process we all can live together accepting one another! 

Keep the love in your heart! ❤️

Look at Me

 

I work in a Construction Union in the Administration Department and we have a lot of members that are women that unfortunately somehow still feel discriminated because of their gender. I wrote this in hopes that one day we all could see each other as individuals and look beyond genders and see people as people! 

 

 

Look at me!

What do you see?

Do you see a girl frightened away?

Or do you see a person waiting for just one chance to be accepted for all that comes!

Look at me!

What do you see?

I am a fighter! A survivor! I build structures and design dreams! 

I am waiting to fit in! To show this world that anything is possible! 

Look at me!

What do you see?

Do you see my struggles day in day out that I’ve overcome and all those setbacks that I’ve endured.

Take a walk in my shoes, see the world through my eyes.

You’ll see my strive to keep going resulting on my best comebacks

Look at me!

What do you see?

I am stronger now because I believed in myself! I woke up and realized that life is worth living 

That as Lou Holtz said, “life is 10% of what happens to you and 90% of how you react to it”. I choose to move forward!

Look at me!

What do you see?

Do you see all the storms that I’ve travelled through…The rain doesn’t last forever and the sun will come out and I will shine through 

Look at me!

What do you see?

Do you see my biggest victories come from my hardest pain

When I thought I couldn’t continue I gave it one more shot 

Here I am, in this big great nation

Which was built with lots of sweat

Look at me! 

What do you see?

Do you see that all my hard work and dedication 

Will finally pay off and be appreciated as a team regardless of my race gender religion or sexual orientation 

Look at me!

What do you see?

I am a mother and daughter but I am much more than that 

I design highways and of build houses

Work from dusk to sunset

Manage my house and keep the peace 

Look at me!

What do you see?

I am here to serve a purpose 

To be the voice that you hear just before giving up!

To let you know that when someone says you can’t show them how it’s done! 

I wasn’t always that way but I fought hard 

Beyond many sleepless nights and many broken dreams that just needed one more try to come true

Life is all around us! Construction is life! We are all bound to each other sculpting our dreams one day at a time!

When someone doubts you, keep going! Prove them wrong! 

Look at me!

What do you see?

Determination to change the world one Brick at a time!

Bring it back to Life

Everything starts from within… our thoughts, our beliefs, our feelings all from within. We all strive to be better and live better… We all want to be happier yet we think happiness is gained after a large amount of money, or a big house, or a position of management in that corporate ladder but nothing guarantees us we will be happier… With everything comes a price…. 

We hold high expectations on others to make us happy… and yet it’s an inside job! Perhaps the reasons why so many people are not really happy is because they are not living in the present moment and keep comparing themselves to others… But we are not defined by what others do or don’t do, or think about us… 

Everyone has their own Journey and purpose…. Perhaps if we look deep into ourselves we will find the things that we love… hobbies that once were part of our existence and dreams that have long been buried away and bring them back to surface! It might be that you love to write and somehow have lost touch of your motivation and inspiration…. Or painting was always a passion of yours and somehow you forgot about your canvas! Whatever it may be….bring it back to life! Only then will you be truly happier! ❤️

It’s Never too Late

As the year is slowly coming to an end… most likely we didn’t see the time pass by! It’s like we started this year and now we are getting ready to prepare for the next one that’s about to come! Where has the time gone?

As I reflect back… this year has been full of surprises! Some good and some not so good! Some filled with laughter and many filled with tears! Although it’s coming to an end, have you accomplished all that you set out to do back in January? Did all your nights be spent doing the things needed to lead you into the right direction?

Perhaps you needed an extra push and motivation…. Whatever the case, you still have some days before things start to really take a toll. Life is busy! You are busy. We are busy! Occasionally we get distracted from time to time, by people, circumstances, electronics, tiredness that we leave our to-do list on the back burner thinking we’ll have more time, but will we really?

Everyday we are given another day to work on our goals… but somehow things get forgotten and so life passes! But it’s never too late! ❤️