terça-feira, 4 de outubro de 2011

Tão confuso!

Acontece assim: Quando você sonha, ninguém te apoia. Todo mundo acha que é "sonho demais" pra você conseguir.

Quando digo TODO MUNDO* pode ser uma leve genralização de poucas pessoas, mas as mais importantes.
É assim mesmo. Não tem jeito.
Outro dia observei um passarinho levantar vôo: O passarinho bica a grama; olha para os lados; dá curtos passos; agora rápidos passos; abre as asas; e pronto; naturalmente, ele já está voando.

Bom, se falávamos de sonho, nada como a metáfora "voar", né?

Cada momento de nossa vida é único! Precisamos colher, conhecer, aprender; precisamos observar, e escolher um "lado" pra seguir; precisamos dar passos, se longos ou curtos? lentos ou rápidos? Cada um cuida dos seus. Importante é não cessar os passos.
Talvez esse seja o grande problema do egoísmo. Se você tem uma ótima vida, ao seu ver, e observa seu amigo que pouco/nada tem, você com certeza vai ter a egoísta atitude de citar "os erros" dele ao bicar, escolher um caminho, etc. Difícil entender que "existe tempo para todas as coisas debaixo do sol" tanto para a sua vida (mesmo ela talvez já estando perfeita o suficiente pra você), e para a do seu *loser/slow motion/atrasado (aos seus olhos) amigo.

Depois precisamos abrir as asas quando finalmente nos sentirmos seguros e pronto..naturalmente voamos.

O mal, é que o egoísmo alheio pode ser maldição na vida dos pássaros que ainda bicam, ainda observam os lados para poder levantar vôo. Pior, é que o egoísmo não entende a Palavra de toda a verdad! Ora, se a Palavra diz que O Senhor trabalha para aqueles que nEle esperam, talvez essa seja a função do "olhar para os lados", o "esperar e crer no Senhor".

Não se preocupe, Pássaro. Vai valer a pena ter esperado em fé. Conhecer, observar, e escolher vão te levar ao lugar certo, na hora certa. E o vôo? o Senhor Deus vai decolar com você e por você, por isso vai ser "natural". Afinal, um pássaro nunca poderia voar se não lhe fosse dado ASAS.

- PORQUE DESDE A ANTIGUIDADE NÃO SE OUVIU, NEM COM OUVIDOS SE PERCEBEU, NEM COM OLHOS SE VIU UM DEUS ALEM DE TI, QUE TRABALHA PARA AQUELE QUE NELE ESPERA - Isaias 64:4

terça-feira, 13 de setembro de 2011

...Melhor mesmo é...

...acordar ao som dos pássaros.

Incrível! Mesmo sendo "cedo demais" para muitos, entre 5:50 e 6:01 da manhã é o melhor momento para se abrir os olhos lentamente.

Enquanto eu lentamente piscava, eu pensava:
"Nossa! deve ser cedo, o Sol ainda nem fez efeito" e piscava..
"Já!? como clarea rápido!" e piscava...
"Caramba! como os pássaros cantam alto!" e piscava...
"Que lindo! eu não sabia que tinha tanto pássarinho no meu vizinho" e piscava...
"Nhéé, jázim a loucura começa e eu mal ME escuto, imagina os pássaros!?" piscadinha e...
"Pior que é desse jeito..."

É desse jeito que o falar de Deus muitas vezes acontece na nossa vida.
Não sempre.
Só muitas vezes.

Óí! viu? quer dizer, ouviu? foram necessários apenas 3 minutos e a propagação sonora se fez de: passos; janelas sendo abertas; portão abrindo; telefone tocanto; carro ligando; espirro; cachorro latindo; vozes, dos "de casa" e dos vizinhos... e meu despertador ainda nem...
SHHHH!
Pronto.
Agora foi.
É o *Bom Dia avisando que chegou.

Bom dia pra você também.

Só não deixemos passar o som da voz de Deus desapercebido. Se for pra perceber,que percebamos então, todos os sons.

sábado, 28 de maio de 2011

How to find happiness?

The other day I watched 4 caterpillars turning into butterflies...it was like poetry!

So, as i watched them grow I was surprised of how much we can be compared to them!!! o.O
When a caterpillar is in her cocoon, the LIGHT of the sun is what wakes them up, makes them start trying to get off the cocoon and be born again. But I noticed it is a painful process...the caterpillars are "too big" for that little, thin, cocoon and as they tried to get off it, I watched their little "legs" in such a fast and tiring process of "pushing themselves" out of there.

Not that we are to figure if we are caterpillars, or butterflies, but we all sure got cocoons to get out off. And this is all about it. Getting out of what is stopping you from growing, seeing life as something BEYOND WHAT YOU CAN SEE. There is always a cocoon, and yes, it will always be painful to get off it and leave it behind.

..so after the butterfly left the cocoon, she slowly "tried out" her wings, not flying yet, but flipping them as she walked. Then I noticed something red coming out of them!! o.O some weird liquid, and as soon as they "lost this liquid", they seemed thinner! lighter to fly now! 3 of them, only began flying after they lost the liquid.

yeah, I really think that many times we need to let something come out of us somehow, otherwise..we might not be able to move forward...
And after you are ready to fly, you sure will!! (and don't deny any help!)

Every choice has a consequence. 3 of the butterflies, came out of their cocoon, the fourth tried hard...and even though another one literally tried to help her (I almost cried when I saw that happening), she still died, never came out of the cocoon. One of the three died, two, ended up well...they found happiness as they fast flew away from the "cage". o.O

I could go a lot deeper, but I rather let each reader with their own cocoon... their own light.

I ask you then..about your light, if you don't mind!? if you got one... share your light in the comments, so you allow others to share and learn..about some "LIGHT" ;)
Thanks,
Larissa.

segunda-feira, 23 de maio de 2011

Music of My Heart

I'm not ashamed to tell the whole world, oh
Without you, I'm nothing at all
That I have strings in need of mending
I'm out of tune in certain parts
So strum the chords of mercy
Restore my soul completely
Lay your hand upon me
And this instrument will breathe

[Chorus]
'Cause you're the music of my heart
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The melody within my soul
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The song that holds me in the dark
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The fire that warms me when I'm cold
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The symphony that calms my fear
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The lyric that I long to hear
(Yeah yeah yeah yeah)
The masterpiece, the work of art
Complete before I start
The music of my heart

Yeah
Yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah

Creator of all that is lovely, oh
Write a tune upon my heart
And when you finish will you play me
Like a beautiful guitar?
Strum the chords of mercy
Restore my soul completely
Breathe life into me
And this instrument will sing

[Repeat Chorus]


Of my heart
I'm captivated
(Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Heart)
Of my heart
My soul's elated
(Ha-Ha-Ha-Ha-Heart)
Of my heart
Because
Every single line's full of love divine
Write me like a valentine

[Repeat Chorus]

Yeah, the music of my heart
Of my heart
The music of my heart
Of my heart
The music of my heart

segunda-feira, 16 de maio de 2011

What can be made out of us?

As Augusto Cury mentions in his book "O Vendedor de Sonhos" (The Dream Seller):
"all the pain, all the frustrations, are privilege of LIFE" (life also brings happiness!!)

Last week I was notified that a great pastor of mine, was taken to the hospital because three of the main veins of his heart, were clogged. His surgery, is tomorrow. God is blessing :)

Last week, I read on my friends' blog, about the children she has been working with in the favelas of Belo Horizonte (Brazil). There are 6 children, and their mother is in jail for the third time...so 5 children are watched by the older sister...12yo.

On the past few weeks I found out that a great friend of mine, had one breast removed because of cancer.

I was just notified that a parent killed himself. Now, his wife, is a mother on her own, and the children, don't have a father's figure to instruct them as they grow.

Last week, a beautiful baby was born!!! :D named Daniel: "God is my judge"

I don't believe in fate, or destiny...I don't believe "it is just how life goes". I don't believe all things have an understandable answer to us.
I do believe in God. I do believe in grace, mercy, and healing.
I believe in FAITH.
I believe in SALVATION.

May God bless you, and your family. May God make beautiful things out of your life!
May you praise God for your life, as you pray for your friends and family's life.



Larissa.

quarta-feira, 27 de abril de 2011

The process...

Hi dear Blog!...its been a while han!?

.. ..

So, I took this Creative Activity class (we just ended the semester), and THE PROCESS had me inspired to write this post.

In this class, we discussed about the importance of focusing on the fun and all the development that can be achievable for a child in the process of things, not the product.

For example: Lets suppose that you create an activity for your children, and all you provide them are scissors, glue, paint, cotton, paper, and a whole wall where you can staple their work at, once its done. Now, you don't know what the outcome will be like, and the children themselves, have no idea of what they are going to do.

THIS IS PROCESS!
The outcome is unknown; the PRODUCT is unimaginable.

Yesterday, on my final exam we were supposed to draw something related to our understanding of CREATIVITY/ focusing on the PROCESS...I began drawing hsuahdqu ...and I switched colors of crayons and others hsuahdqu ... and I was so engaged in doing the hsuahdqu , so i did one more, and one more and I noticed that the hsuahdqu looked like a triangle!... by the end, I made a beautiful flower out of mini triangles! --- I FOCUSED ON THE PROCESS! -- I finally understood it!!!

It is not about how my luggage will "look like" when I finish doing it, but about the FUN of organizing each item, as I dream and expect the feelings that will BE when I open my luggage in Brazil, with my family around me.

It is not about a possible future job, or the results of the visa request, but the adventure of going for it! planning, and discovering what is waiting for me out there.

It is not about being done with the car accident bills (or any other unplanned bill), but about the courage of facing it, not giving up and allowing MIRACLES to happen!

It is not about the diploma I earn (or not) in an international school, but the emotion that is felt in each and every challenge of leaving a home country, discovering a new culture, making new friends, speaking another language, and facing "giants" with no fear of taking risks.

..yeah, they are right..it is all about THE PROCESS.

By Larissa Sales
Dedicated to my professor of Creative Activities,
Mrs. Grace

segunda-feira, 21 de fevereiro de 2011

Can I climb up in Your lap?

--> listen to -->
www.youtube.com/watch?v=cFOytQrKnjk&feature=related

This is how life really plays, sometimes.
Things seem to be a little dark, and we don't see an escape, which i would translate as: RESPOSTA/ RESULTADO/ PREOCUPACOES (worries).

What will be the results of my test?
What will be the response of the immigration?
What will be the response of the bank?
What will be the results of my heart exams?
What will they gonna say?
or..the classic fear...
What will God say?

When it rains or snows, we can barely see the road.
That's why "rainy and snowy days" are used to describe pain, fear.
We can barely see beyond. Hold on faith!
"There can't be Spring before Winter, anyway..."
How hard is it to hold on the King's promises of healing, forgiveness, and honoring those who love Him?

The truth is that "by the end of the day" , dear readers, what really matters is that we gotta keep singing. We gotta keep praising His name.
After all, we are living His plans.

Just wait, and play life well played =] "...it can't compare to the JOY that is coming"

..and if I could, I would climb up on His lap.
"There is still a reason to sing.."
now, --> listen to -->
<3 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mfWAG-bnttQ <3

sábado, 8 de janeiro de 2011

Mas quem disse que tem que ser assim?...


Ela eh catolica. Ele eh catolico. Ela eh espirita. Eles sao judeus.
Podem ser amigos?
Podem ser vizinhos?
Podem ser chefes?
Podem ser primos? tios? avos?
"Tenho pensado em voce todos os dias! vontade de falar com voce todo dia antes de dormir para me sentir bem ...me fala um verso biblico?"
???????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????? (inesperado!!!... felicidade)
Mas quem disse que tem que ser assim?
tudo igual, do mesmo jeito, na mesmo hora, no mesmo lugar. ?

Soh existe um jeito de ser luz.....
tem que estar escuro.

=D