Thursday, September 16, 2010

ENJOY enJOY - do you?

I made a new friend this summer, her name is Elizabeth and I want to share her with you.  She's living in Puerto Rico, and she's FULL of energy, love and kindness - and she'll tell you about really ENJOYING THE RIDE.  I think we all know this long ride is going to get bumpy, rough at times, scary, unpredictable and there will be curves in the road we were not expecting.  So how do we ENJOY it all??
"Finding Connections" is by Elizabeth, I think you'll enjoy her work which she sells on Etsy.  She would be  thrilled if you stopped by her Blog and read it for yourself, and feel free to leave a comment for her letting her know how it affected your ride.  I'm going to post  today my favorite part which is like an affirmation for me, almost a prayer to repeat daily and I sure hope you enJOY it as much as I did.  Oh by the way, I love comments too ;-)  

“Enjoying the Ride” is a decision. We have to face it, to embrace it, to work on it, to practice it, to make it a habit, to believe in it, to have faith in it. Most of the religions have an answer for this approach. The one that I know best has Jesus words written in the Bible: “In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.” And I strongly believe that we can do that, too. We can change our attitude toward everything in our life and manage to Enjoy the Ride through this amazing but yet difficult journey we are in. I can write a long book on this theme, but this is not the time or place. I have many, many experiences lived that can prove that changing the attitude, being grateful, forgiving, embracing each moment, seeing the cup half full instead of half empty, loving one another, being understanding, being kind, being honest, being brave will get one to Enjoy the Ride. I read once that we have the responsibility of being happy, to smile at others so we can help others to be happy, and Enjoy the Ride. In the movie “Patch Adams”, the character said: “The reason adults should look as though they are having fun, is to give kids a reason to want to grow up!” ~ Patch Adams
I have this motto in my life and I try hard to never forget: a minute you dedicate to negative thinking, to hate, to complain, to suffer, to envy, to judge, to condemn, to make fun of others, to be angry and stay that way … is a minute lost, and that minute will never get back. It is my duty and my responsibility to get to Enjoy the Ride!


  1. These thoughts are in the same ballpark as mine. I try to do this every day, staying positive and putting better out into the world than I have pulled in sometimes. I always say: "It is what it is!" Wasting time feeling bad about what it isn't just stops you from enjoying the ride. :-) Life is precious...everybody's is. We can choose to be sullen and angry about our lot in life, or thankful to the creator that we have a life at all!!! I choose to do the latter...every day!

  2. Thank you so much Linda for this lovely surprise and for taking the time! I am in tears! This is an amazing feeling! Thank you, thank you!
    Hugs to you on the way now from Pennsylvania, where I am staying with my son Victor Andre, his lovely wife Anyelis and my handsome and super cute grandson Javier Andre! So much fun and love here!

  3. Dearest Linda....My gosh, woman. I wish I could meet you face to face. I love your blog and posts. I love your attitude and support. I love what you have shared here...what an important message for such difficult times. I think just reading this message every day would be a prayer and one that I am trying to bring to my life. It is not easy, but it is the only road for me. Life is good and there is always, always, ALWAYS something to celebrate it you have the eyes to see and take the time to look beyond the obvious. Today, your light is a bright spot in my day! love and blessings to you, my friend!

  4. Thank you all, you are such sweet friends and I'm so blessed to see you on my Blog - you are absolutely what keeps me going and I can't imagine my world without you ever again! Enjoy your weekend and love yourself ;-)

  5. Very sweet post! I love Elizabeth's writing and outlook too. It has been so fun enjoying the ride with all of you flyers. It has made the ride so much more amazing too!

  6. Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! Hope to see you more often! :)