Friday, September 30, 2011

What Is The Magic / Que es lo Mágico

When chasing a dream,
what is the magic?
Is it a sign, a number,
a coincidence
or a mixture of it all?
Is there something more?
As I observe those
who have attained their "dream"
I recognize one trait in them all,
Nothing stops them.
If one door closes,
they sneak in a window.
Impossible does not exist.
Today, I ask myself,
is there passion, vision,
focus, a desire indescribable to explain…
if yes, I too can make my dreams come true.
I believe, it has already begun.

Cuando se corre detrás de un sueño,
¿que es lo mágico?
Es un signo, un número,
una coincidencia,
o ¿mezcla de todo?
¿Hay algo mas?
Observo aquellos
que han logrado sus sueños
y reconozco algo en común,
Nada puede detenerlos.
Si una puerta se cierra,
entran por la ventana.
Imposibles no existen.
Hoy me pregunto,
hay pasión, vision,
enfoque, y un deseo indescriptible de explicar…
si la repuesta es si, 
yo también puedo lograr mis sueños.
Creo que ya empezaron.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Smiling is a choice

Quietly I stand,
and watch you sleep.
Today will you smile,
or will you weep?

Life is a mystery,
determined by how you live.
It's not what you take,
rather what you can give.

A choice lies there,
sometimes hard to see.
But living with truth,
allows growth like trees.

So while you sleep,
I am by your side.
Smiling is a choice,
you must decide.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Meant to See

It's within me,
to choose how I will feel.
Will I be flustered, unfocused or
will I own my life and make things happen.
The latter of the two seems more sensible.
So much can't be changed,
spending energy on it feels wasteful.
As I look out the window,
there is life, color, passion beauty…
I must stay here.
All other layers
simply cover what I'm meant to see.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

I Must Decide

The tides are strong,
the current can't be ignored.
As I swim, distance doesn't move…
but I keep trying.
How easily could I drown?
No, I won't give in…
Obstacles are an exercise for the mind.
With time strength is gained
and perseverance is tested.
What will win,
circumstances or my will?
I must decide. 

Monday, September 26, 2011

The Cycle Will Continue / El Ciclo Continuará

There is so much I seek to understand,
and while this happens,
another life walks in parallel.
Time is just flying -
I see my my nephews and nieces,
their height, voices and face are changing.
Am I getting older too?
I love life and the evolution of it.
One day, I will share
what I saw, lived, and experienced.
It does all happen so fast -
yet at their age, weeks feel like years.
One day, they will sit here,
and realize the love behind every word 
once spoken to them…
and the cycle will continue.

Hay tanto que trato entender,
y mientras esto pasa,
otra vidas caminan paralelas.
El tiempo vuela -
veo mis sobrinos y sobrinas,
sus altura, voces y caras están cambiando.
Estoy yo también?
Amo la vida y la evolución de ella.
Un día voy a compartir
lo que observé, vivi, y  mis experiencias.
Todo pasa tan rápido -
pero a la edad de ellos,
semanas se sienten como aňos.
Un día, ellos se sentaran aquí,
a darse cuenta del amor detrás de cada palabra
habladas a ellos..
y el ciclo continuará. 

Friday, September 23, 2011

Make it Shine Bright/Hacerla Brillar Fuerte

There are certain emotions
that are too complicated.
And when dealing with these emotions,
it's wise to look within,
and do what's best for you.
Life isn't always a bed of roses,
but life truly is a gift.
We must choose how much energy
we'll give to situations.
Look for the light, even when it feels dim.
The power is within you,
to make it shine bright.

Hay ciertas emociones 
que son demasiado complicadas.
Y cuando se está en medio de las emociones,
es inteligente mirar interiormente,
y hacer lo mejor para ti.
La vida no es siempre cama de rosas,
pero la vida es un regalo.
Nosotros tenemos que elegir la energía
que damos a ciertas situaciones.
Busca la luz, hasta cuando se ve opaca.
El poder está dentro de uno,
de hacerla brillar fuerte.

Thursday, September 22, 2011


Today was an amazing day!
Why…because inspiration and focus
were front and center.
Random thoughts of the past,
are not as random as I once thought.
There is passion, purpose and desire
behind every breath.
Connecting the dots,
and meeting others with the same energy
brings to light all the opportunity.
This feeling is more than a coincidence -
it's the blueprint 
for making these dreams come true.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Opportunities are Endless

Change is never easy.
Change sometime walks hand in hand,
with fear, uncertainty, and resistance.
But are all these hurdles in the mind?
What if I change fear to challenge…
uncertainty to excitement…
resistance to opportunity...
Could I be more open to change then?
Yes.  Attitude is everything,
and if I fuel my mind with a positive outlook,
the opportunities are endless.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

One Constant / Una Constante

Life has so many unknowns.
I'm thinking, I'm planning…
and it will all happen,
when I let it.
With all the uncertainties in life,
I'm blessed with one constant,
and that is love.

La vida tiene mucho desconocido.
Estoy pensando, estoy planeando…
y todo pasará,
si dejo que pase.
Con todas las dudas en la vida,
estoy bendecida con una constante,
y esa es amor.

Monday, September 19, 2011

It / Sencillo

For years I tried to figure "it" out.
I couldn't really define "it" 
but that didn't stop the efforts to control it.
And with time and heartbreaks,
I've learned there is nothing to control.
"It" is a state of mind.
It's not what you control, who you control
or what emotion you can overcome.
"It" is you.
For me, when I finally figured that out,
and just lived to love and loved to live,
it all became so much kinder.
A simple change in thought,
an appreciation for all lessons,
has given me a level of peace
that keeps me going everyday.
Simple, isn't it?

Por anos trate de figurar lo que "es" es.
No puede definir "es" 
pero eso no paro mi esfuerzo a controlar lo.
Y con tiempo y momentos de corazón partido,
lo que aprendí fue no hay nada a controlar.
"Es" es un estado de mente. 
No es lo que puedas controlar, quien controla
o que emoción puedas superar.
"Es" es uste.
Para mi, cuando finalmente puede figurar esto
y vivir por amar y amar a vive,
todo fue un poco mas amable.
Un cambio de pensamiento sencillo 
una apreciación por todas lecciones 
me a dado un nivel de paz
y me sigue dando animo cada día.
¿Verdad que tan sencillo?

Friday, September 16, 2011


The dream in my mind,
will be actualized.
I will give my passion,
purpose and focus
all the attention it needs.
Thoughts without actions,
are only ideas…
It is within me 
to make it happen
with what is needed most,

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Happy Birthday / Feliz Cumpleaños

I learned to be wise because of you.
I sought understanding
without judgment,
from lessons you taught me.
You are my friend,
my counselor, and my encourager.
Thank you for sacrificing your life,
in order to give my brother and I,
opportunities we are experiencing today.
Happy Birthday Dad…
I love you now and always.

Aprendi a ser sabia por ti.
Busco entendimiento sin juzgar,
por lecciones que me enseñaste.
Tu eres mi amigo,
mi consejero, y mi animador.
Gracias por sacrificar tu vida,
para dar a mi hermano y a mi
oportunidades que tenemos hoy.
Feliz Cumpleaños Pop…
Te quiero hoy y siempre.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Actions Today / Acciones Hoy

All my actions today,
will be done with focus,
purpose and inspiration.

Todas mis acciones de hoy,
serán hechas con enfoque,
propósito e inspiración.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

My Motto / Mi Lema

Today, I let go.
Today, I laugh.
Today, I live.
Today, I love.
All other thoughts,
are not welcomed today.

Hoy, me libero.
Hoy, sonrio.
Hoy, vivo.
Hoy, amo.
Otros pensamientos,
no son bienvenidos hoy.

Monday, September 12, 2011

Over the Edge

I'm over the edge,
and ready to fall.
Will not give up,
and stand tall.
Too frail to admit,
too much pride to show.
The sadness of night,
is what I know.
But this moment will pass,
life does go on.
I'm learning something,
will wake to new dawn.
As my faith,
walks along with me…
I'm letting go,
in order to be free.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

In Memory of 9/11 - You will never be forgotten.

"I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all."

Friday, September 9, 2011

Follow My Dreams / Seguir Mis Sueños

For years I felt the pressure
of not having one specific focus.
My talents and passions were very broad.
At times I was told, "you're too all over the place"
and at times those words held me down.
But today, I look back and see something clearly - 
I wasn't mindlessly all over…
On the other hand, I gained strength and courage
in not fearing new opportunities.
I wasn't scared to reinvent, discover or explore.
I lived to the fullest with highs and lows…
and all situations of the past resulted in today…
a position to truly follow my dreams.

Por años sentí la presión
de no tener un enfoque especifico.
Mis talentos y pasiones eran amplios.
A veces escuche, "estas en muchos lugares a la vez"
y a veces esas palabras me aguantaron.
Pero hoy miro el pasado y veo algo claro -
no estuve en todo sin razón.
Por el contrario, gané fuerza y valor
en no temer a nuevas oportunidades.
No hubo temor a reinventar, descubrir, o explorar.
Viví a el máximo con altos y bajos…
y todas las situaciones del pasado resultaron en hoy…
en posición a verdaderamente seguir mis sueños.

Thursday, September 8, 2011


A lot that can hold me back -
if I choose.
But I don't…I can't.
One foot in front of the other,
I face the difficulties and realize,
they're lessons in life.
My character continues to develop.
My foundation grows stronger
and perseverance and clarity 
are deeply embedded in my core.
Difficulty is only as difficult,
as I let it be.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011


If passion isn't there,
I must come to terms and let go.
Passion is the secret ingredient 
that allows me to work for endless hours…
Ideas, new ideas, exciting ideas are born
when I breathe the air of passion.
As I look at my main entree of the future,
I see focus, determination, drive and purpose.
And now I need to commit,
and allow my passion to blossom.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

The Blurry Line

In my head, I know what is right.
You either fall on one side or the other….
But as I keep walking, something is changing -
I'm approaching the blurry line.
How could what once didn't seem right,
all of a sudden feel right?
Have I crossed over to some capacity?
Or did my past perception hold too much judgment?
When pushed to think further I ask, who am I too judge?
As time evolves, life continues, I'm able to recognize,
"as for me, all I know is that I know nothing".
And today, there is no urge to understand it all.
I simply love. 

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cristina and Lou

May your story be blessed.
May your story be protected.
May God have his hand,
in every step that you take.
Remember to communicate,
through both good and bad.
Remember to respect one another,
and always find understanding.
Your story belongs to only you two.
Congratulations on your beautiful day…
Wishing you a life of health,
honesty, kindness and love.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Random Thought

Fear, you are calling me.
You are loud.
You are aggressive.
But I see you - 
and as real as you seem,
you are really just a thought.
If I remove your intensity
and just let you exist…
you deflate, you cannot grow.
You transform 
to just another random thought -
who passes by.
You are only as real,
as I allow you to be.
I see you and choose,
to not let you hold me back.