Monday, October 3, 2011

A Collection of Words

It's been some time since I've written something. So much has been happening in the past month. I will be back to posting at least weekly with all Angel Eyes Designs related topics. In the meantime, I have put this blog together to share some of my most favorite quotes. These are all my original thoughts and I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Read them, share them, do what you will with them. Happy Monday Folks! Get yourself a cup of coffee and enjoy the first day of the work week!

(this blog is dedicated to Len Dominguez, who told me I should start a Blog. Thank you Len!)

Quotes, thoughts, words by Angelica Santoyo-Bernal

"Most people would have given up by now. I am not most people."

"When God feels like blessing us, He likes to go all out. There's no stopping Him. He's like a fast speed train that just caught it's momentum."
"Change is good, but tough. You can either let it mold you into someone better or allow it to tear you down. The choice is always yours."
"Foggy this morning. And what is fog? Essentially it's a cloud close to the ground. So, today, I am literally touching the sky!"
"In Karate, the main focus is balance. If you're not balanced, you leave yourself open to get hurt. Same thing with life. Balance your life and protect yourself from your opponent (the world)."

 "According to recent studies, all men cheat, in some form or another. So no one is safe. This is sad."
"You know you have a great friend when you can just sit next to each other without saying a word."
"The best way to protect your heart and feelings is to not let anyone in. Sure, but what's the fun in that?"
"Miscommunications happen when we don't communicate. Pretty obvious statement no? Yet we all struggle with this simple concept every day."
"There will come a day when I am no longer around. I may move, I may change, I may pass on. So I say, don't take me for granted. If I am or ever was special to you, take advantage of our time together. Because, "I was too busy," or, "I've been meaning to call/visit," just won't do when I am no longer around."
"There is an art in learning to keep some things to yourself, private. It is protection for you, against an ugly world."
"I didn't know I was worth dying for. Thank you Jesus."
"The world is full of wondrous and mysterious things. You never know why you meet certain people or why you end up in a certain place. Call it fate, coincidence, or just life's strange journey to get you where you need to be. Today I am appreciating this strange phenomenon."
"It's definitely not easy to be inspired when your work is considered to be "not good enough" in other's eyes. I guess I have to take the good with the bad. Not everyone will like what I do & I am coming to terms with it. It's part of the growing process. I must say though, 9x out of 10, I CAN/DO make you something you like/love. I like those numbers. So for others struggling with the same, I say keep doing what you're doing. Don't disappoint those who admire your craft."
"Lots of broken, sad hearts out here in the World. I have no magic, healing words that will repair your wounds. I can, however, tell you that you're not alone. I am only one person, but I am one person who cares. Whatever it is you may be struggling with, fighting, or hurting for, I hope you find peace, reconciliation, healing and once again love, soon."
"You know, in your gut and in your heart, when God is ready to tell you something. Prepare your mind and soul for the message. He is usually not subtle about it and usually what He wants us to do is pretty drastic."
"Lazy Sunday's are meant for laying around, drinking coffee, kids reading the Comic pages, kicking back with family, chillin' with friends, relaxin' & chillaxin'. Sometimes, it's best to spend it alone. It helps to give yourself a moment to reflect on the week. However you're spending it, enjoy your Lazy Sunday."
"Since I only had two older brothers growing up, I always wished I had a sister to do all the girly things. I think God knew this and blessed me later with great girlfriends, who often feel more like sisters."
"Real friends don't often feel the need to say 'I love you.' When you spend time with them, call them, or be there when they need you, they kind of already know. It's the action that makes us feel their love, not the actual words. Personally, if my friends never told me 'I love you,' I wouldn't feel any less special. The fact that they share their life with me is proof enough."
"Just because you can't always see your life's purpose, doesn't mean it's not there."
"Hangin' in there because I feel something great is coming..."

"I have discovered when you gain a true friend, sometimes you also gain a sister/brother."
"When I think I can't go any further, I look at my child's face. The way he looks at me, the way he loves me, reminds me that he doesn't have to love me. It reminds me that no on has to love me, but they do. This love speaks volumes. So on to the next chapter of my life. No stopping. No resting."
"Can't see the light at the end of the tunnel? Close your eyes, take a deep breath, empty the clutter and put on your's about to get real bright."
"If you allow your inner voice to speak, you will come to know how it's louder than everyone and everything."
"It's when you shed all the B***S*** off that you find your true self. Let yourself shine. Don't be afraid to be you."
"I know a lot of people don't like the rain or cloudiness. I, however, enjoy and welcome it. Something so calming and refreshing about the whole feeling it brings. Being that I am more a feeling person, it pulls the inspiration right out of me. Me Enamora."
"There is so much that I HAVE to do...and so much that I WANT to do...that I don't know WHAT to do!"
"I may not have money to give you, but I'll give you the shirt off my back if you needed it. Just don't make fun of my love handles."
"I don't consider myself lucky to have a few loyal friends. I consider myself blessed. So many people have said to me, "I'm with you, no matter what. I believe in you. I will fight for you. I will always be there." What a crock and pile of $hiT. I'm sorry. It is what it is. I'm sorry for those who left me out in the cold."
"Inspiration comes at me in all directions. It's sometimes difficult to put it all together and make sense of it. When it finally does, My God, it's amazingly beautiful."
"I simply don't let the little things bother me anymore. A grey hair here, a wrinkle there, a love handle or is just too short. Imagine if my last day on earth was tomorrow and I spent all my time worrying about all these little things? How sad. Live your life, forget the rest!"

 "The process of making my morning coffee: Grind the coffee, pour water into pot, measure out just enough for two perfect cups, listen to the pot as it grumbles, smell the aroma as it awakens my senses, pour into one of my fave mugs from another city I've visited, take that first sip...Mmmmm...yes. Coffee for me, is an indulgent experience."
"The opportunities coming this way are truly amazing! I thank God for the bad experiences I recently had to endure. It sure helps me appreciate times like these. The balance of life. Believe in it. There must be downfalls to balance out the greatness!"
"I really don't like looking at someone wearing the same thing as me. Probably one of the main reasons I became a Designer."

"Holding on to negativity & bitterness only attracts negative effects. Take the high road & remain positive, smile at those who've hurt you & watch how the blessings pour over you."

"Wondering why the world is so depressed and angry. So what if you have no job, no money, don't own a house, don't have a car, don't have a man/woman. Back in the day, Jesus had nothing but his big heart ♥. He had family, friends, and lots of love. What else do we really need? We need to Chillax!"
"'friends' who are quick to throw you under a bus, are not really friends at all."
"La niñez va y viene,los años tambien. Hopefully,what we gain is friendships & Family that lasts through good & bad times, a special someone to grow old with & our memories.In my case,I feel like I have it all.I don't regret anything,I'm happy with who I'm surrounded by & I have a little person who is a reflection of me.I am overcome w/tears of joy!I am right where I want to be & I thank God for all of it."
"If I had a $1 for every time someone told me I sucked, or criticized my character or artwork/designs, told me I couldn't be what I wanted, or laughed in my face because I'm a dreamer, I would be rich! Well, I may not have a jar full of $'s, but I still filled my jar with all that negativity & found I could still use that jar to my benefit. Thank you for filling my jar."
"Sometimes I notice that I laugh really loud! I turn to look around me and people stare at me with a face like they just ate something bad. Then I realize, I must look and sound disgustingly happy to their miserable_______!!!"
"If it seems I am in my own world, it's because I am. In my world, there is no ignorance, judgement, rudeness, arrogance, hypocrisy. There is simply me, chill and laid back enjoying my time with those who wish to exist with me. No drama. Join me, won't ya?"
"If there is a memory you have tried to forget but just can't seem to, there's probably a good reason it's still there. Don't use your energy to forget it, use it to your advantage."
"When things become too easy for you, that means it's time to push yourself. We are capable of doing more than we think we can. Just when we think we can't handle something, we surprise ourselves with achieving the impossible."

"If you're not using the insults, embarrassments, put-downs, negativity, shamefulness, hurt, pain, death, deceit, lies, & failures of your life to your advantage, you're doing something wrong. Instead of building a pity party, build your armor to face the world with a smiling face."
"Don't mistake my attention to self as selfishness or being self-centered. My actions are merely an act of nurturing my mental & physical health. It is proven that if we don't make time for ourselves each day, we become resentful, angry, stressed, & depressed. Are you capable of giving yourself at least 30 mins of alone time every day? The world is so demanding of us, why should we not be demanding of ourselves?"
"Waiting for opportunities to come knocking at your door is like watching paint dry. You want change, a chance at greatness, you need to get out there and make it happen. No one cares about you more than you. Put a little effort into yourself and watch your future unfold."
"We are not special because people tell us we are. We are special because we KNOW we are. It's an inside feeling. No one can give it to us, we need to give it to ourselves. No one has permission to take that away. Look for it, it's in there."
"Sometimes I think we are way too selfish, wanting everything. I say if someone asks you to meet them halfway, do it. It's better than them not meeting you at all."
"Cleaning up receipts from all past Angel Eyes purchases/investments. Whoa! I have to say every penny has been worth it. Reflection on my part: If you're not shooting for the stars, sacrificing everything along the way, why bother? Staying level, on the ground, comfortable with my surroundings is no longer an option. Must float, rise, fly, climb, soar above it all."
"I don't think you realize how much and how far I would go to please you my little Angels. Sometimes I go beyond my abilities to make you happy, but it's so worth it to see that smile on your face when you put on your Angel Eyes Design."
"Humbleness is a Virtue. A Gift. If you don't have it, God will certainly give it to you. If you notice much success in your life, career, family, be grateful. No need to brag & put others down. Arrogance will only make you look like a fool!"

WOW! That's a lot! Posting these have taken me through this past year. Amazing so far.

Love and Peace,