Living life with passion

By Sra. Maria Reyna
Published on LatinoLA: August 24, 2006


Last month I celebrated my birthday.

B-Days are not the same as when your a kid..they are not as exciting...your lucky if you get a card or a phone call.

There have been B-days that are just like every other day.

Somebody knocked at my door. It was a neighbor...somebody I don't know that well. This person brought me a little carrot cake and a card..inside the envelop there were flowers ...marigolds and purple daisies...this person took the time to pick these flowers for Me!

I really appreciate things like that.

This is what this person wrote inside the card to me "Maria thank you for showing me your art and your beauty. I hope you keep at it. People like you give me hope, Much love."

That is the most amazing thing anybody has ever said to me...I gave somebody HOPE...Wow. I was deeply touched by those words. Nobody had ever said anything like that to me in my LIFE! This person almost a stranger made my day special.

What this person said to me will be with me for the rest of my life!

Do you know that none of my close family took the time to send me a card? I did get a call from a friend, one of my sisters left me a message and one of my favorite nieces did call me. That's the way it goes.

My daughter did pick me up, we went to eat, had a margarita. Then went to one of my favorite places "Tia Chucha's Cafe Cultural" The one and only Frankie Firme was hosting a show on Latinos in Rock and Roll History.

Spent a good part of the day in the company of my new friends Se?ora Trini y Luis Rodriguez. We got a lesson on Rock and Roll, met a few legends, met some musicians-got some free CDs. It was a good day.

You never know who your going to meet. What impression one can have on someone with a few words, a kind gesture or a simple smile.

I always say treat people with decency and respect-no matter who they are.

PASSION- Living a passionate life..
Think about what you really want..what you liked as a child...what excites you.
When do you feel your happiest, your best..whole..complete.
Being or becoming the person you are meant to be.
Make the time..take the time to do what you most love to do.
Hold..embrace..and tell the people that are dearest to you that you love them.
Make peace with yourself..and forgive people who have hurt you.
Change whatever needs to be changed to stop sabotaging yourself
Don't be afraid-You have as good a chance as anybody else
Don't give people your power over a situation.
Do your best..strive for your own happiness.....

Check it out
Yours truly is featured in You-Tu Magazine August/September issue
You-Tu Magazine: Arte/Art

About Sra. Maria Reyna:
Maria Reyna: Varied Artist/Community Activist Mmiaculpa@aol.com

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