What did you Dream last night?

Some people believe that all dreams mean something while others believe ‘a dream is just a dream’. What do you believe?

I don’t remember each dream and sometimes I don’t think I have any (it’s only because I don’t remember) but the ones I remember intrigue me.  I’m curious, why would I remember some details and not all.  There has to be a meaning, right?  I own several books on the subject.   They’re all different but still very interesting.   Let’s compare each one.  I will only provide the brief explanation.

Did you know: The 3 Most Common Dream symbols are Water, House & Vehicle. 

References:

  • A: The Illustrated Dream Dictionary
  • B: Parkers’ Complete Book of Dreams
  • C: So, What Did You Dream Last Night?

Dreaming with water:  Deals with Emotions

A. Clear and calm this is a good omen.  But rough or murky and problems are ahead.  Drink water and you are in for some good luck, but spill or throw it and you are going to have to control that temper.  Hot water predicts social setbacks, but running it’s a sign of lasting happiness.  You are in for a pay raise if you see a waterfall.  Anything being watered forecast exciting events.

B. DREAMS IN WHICH WATER plays a considerable part are often concerned with the dreamer’s emotional life.  The reason for this is obscure, but psychologists have suggested that it has connections with the amniotic fluid in which we float in the womb.  It is not by accident that the water of a well has always represented wisdom.

C. Water in dreams symbolizes the emotional realm.  While water is a common element to everyone’s dreams, we of the fairer sex, being the emotional creatures that we are, dream of water an awful lot! Just as the oceans ebb and flow, so do our emotions and so do the fluids of our bodies.  Water can be cleansing and refreshing just as it can be overwhelming and threatening.  The condition of the water in our dreams will mirror the state of our emotions and for us gals, the state of our cycles,

Dreaming with a House:  represents “The Self”

A. An old one predicts a reunion with someone.  A new one is an omen of financial security.  See a house being built and you will get an unexpected gain.  Buy a house and a short, but pleasant, love affair is on the horizon.  Sell one and you will be released from some responsibility.  Watch a house being demolished and you are grieving over a loss, probably a broken relationship.  You’ll get over it quicker than you think.

B. In this book there are several different aspects. I will only share two.  1. Buildings in Dreams often represent the body or personality of the dreamer, or the lovers or family of the dreamer.  A building may also represent the intellect or understanding: people about to begin new work many dream of exploring new, unfamiliar rooms in  a well-known house.  These rooms represent unexplored potential.  2. Home: A Dream of Home often relates to our sense of emotional of financial security.  You many be nostalgic for the past, and from such dreams you may learn how to relate the past to your present life,or life in the future.  It is common for elderly people to dream of their childhood home, especially if their early family life was happy.

C. Houses in dreams are the dwelling place of the soul. They symbolize our self, our state of mind.  The type of house, the condition of the house and even the rooms in the house comment on what is going on within our psyche.

Dreaming with a vehicle: Relates to your self

A. Car see also:Driving.  Buy one and you’re about to get an unsavoury reputation for something.  Do you really have to do it? See a car and you could owe someone money.  Driving: See yourself in the driving sear and it’s a warning not to gamble for at least a few weeks.  See someone else doing the driving and you will have a stroke of money luck. 

B. MALE DREAMS OF CARS are almost invariably associated with sex.  For women, however, dreams of a car often seem to be connected with feelings of self-respect and ambition, and may also be related to antagonism toward male chauvinism,

C. Shows how you are traveling through life or through a particular situation.  A speeding car is a good indication you need to slow down and take it easy in waking life.  A car with no brakes means you are having difficulty putting the brakes on something.  A crashing car may indicate you are headed for a crash, a rude awakening.  An out of control car means you have lost control of something in your life.  A car that won’t start indicates you are having trouble getting things up and running.  It’s always good to be in the driver seat of your car, it means you are in control.

It’s a mysterious and fascinating world, where the rules of reality do not apply. What do you believe?  If you have dreamed about any of the symbols mentioned above, how do you feel?  What are your thoughts? Does it make sense to you? *Please keep in mind, there is a lot more information provided in the books.*

Everyone dreams but not everyone remembers it.  You can have up to seven dreams. #amazing.

If you are interested, I suggest you buy yourself a book or search the web.  Great read! 😉

Did you know:

Types of Dreams: Daydreams, Lucid Dreams, Nightmares, Recurring Dreams, Healing Dreams, Prophetic Dreams, Signal Dreams, Epic Dreams –

The most common dreams: Naked, Chase, Teeth, Flying, Falling and Test Dreams.

I believe there is a reason behind a dream you can vividly remember.  (Time to pull out the Dream Dictionary.)

&& Sometimes a dream is just a dream.

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxx

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Thank you –

Today is the last day of November. 😦 Feels like just yesterday I was preparing to bring in the New Year.  Where did 2011 go?  It’s been an interesting year to say the least…

“Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans.” 

30 days ago, I started my daily babble and I have not missed a day – well only one but I doubled up the very next day.  It counts … jeje     Will you please stay on this journey with me?  I have about another 330+ topics to babble about. 😉

I started the blog to get me in the habit of writing daily.  I have always dreamed about writing a book and now I’m ready to reach my goal.   Nothing is going to get in my way.

Hope you all have enjoyed all my blogs so far.  Special thanks to those who follow me and give me their comments.  I appreciate it.

Thank you. Merci. Gracias. Grazie.

Lost in my thoughts…

It’s been one of those days… I’m screaming and yelling and no one seems to hear me.  What the hell is going on today?  Am I invisible?  Can you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?   I feel like im slowly disappearing….help!

My mind is running a million miles per hour and it doesn’t seem to want to stop on any one subject.  I can’t babble about everything im possibly thinking about…

TOPICS-WORK-HELL-LOVE-MARRIAGE-FRIENDSHIPS-SHOPPING-SHOES-PANDORA-DRAMA-TRUST-CEMENT(DR)-WTF-WTH-CHILDREN-OBESITY-FAST FOOD-CARS-CHRISTMAS-UUGHH-GIFTS-MOM-DAD-HUBBY-BESTIE-GAMBLING-SHUTUP-IM GOING NUTS-SCREW YOU-THE BOSS-IDIOT-SMOKER-IM-DIEING-FATASS-DRIVERS IN MIAMI SUCK-DRUGS-BLOGS-FACEBOOK-TWITTER-TOYDRIVE-FAMILY-HOLIDAYSEASON-CHRISTMAS MUSIC-MICHAELJACKSONDEATH-OMG-TEENSKILLINGOTHERTEENS-ANGER-SADNESS-EXCITEMENT-PARTIES-ENDOFYEAR-NEWYEAR.-BLAH-BLAH-POLITICS-DEARGOD-12345-!&%$#-AHA

Well I guess I just did..::giggling::

My mind continues to race with more and more ideas…  My inner voice is saying: Slow it down, Melissa, no need to rush – take a deep breath and everything will become clear.  Well so much for that.. LOL  Sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. 😉  Tomorrow is another day!

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxo

Do I tell…?

Let’s say you see your friend’s husband (lets call him David) with another woman, do you call your friend and tell her?   What would you do?  well…. What I know for sure, is that I wouldn’t tell her.  It’s none of my business.  {What she doesn’t know, doesn’t hurt her.} 

Think about it for a minute…  You tell her, she tells him, he hates you, she forgives him, she resents you and then your friendship is over.   It’s as simple as that.

If the guy happens to see you and approaches you trying to give you an explanation.  Stop him and simply say “It’s not my business.”  Make sure to tell him that you didn’t see him.  If he feels guilty enough to tell his wife about his fling then it’s on him and if he tells his wife that he saw you.  Deny it!  It’s none of your business.

I once got into a discussion with a friend about this topic.  She was in shock when I told her that I wouldn’t tell her if her man was cheating.  I told her that it’s not worth ruining a friendship over.  She was confused and upset.  “I thought I was your good friend.” she said,  I said “Yes, you are but when it comes to that I mind my own business.  It’s not my place. How can I tell you something I know nothing about? What if he was having a social lunch with a co-worker? What if he was having dinner with a potential client?  What if it was a cousin or aunt?  I don’t know and why would I plant that seed of doubt in your head.  It’s not my place.  I am truly sorry but I don’t care.”   Needless to say, she was not very happy.

A few personal opinions:

“I did tell a friend before that I knew her husband was cheating, what a bad Idea that was never again.” – Sarah Clift Swinehart

“I would never. This has caused me hypothetical problems with friends. I believe no one should get involved. Let’s say you tell the wife that hubby is stepping out on her. Wife confronts husband. Drama ensues. Then after all the craziness settles down, and wife forgives hubby (it is inevitable) then hubby will the dislike the person who told the wife and that person will be out of a friend. Entre marido y mujer nadie se debe de meter.” – Betty Ruano

“Nope! Because she will believe me and them when she confront him he will say that am a liar and jealous of them, and I will loose her friendship and she will continue with him. Ojos que no ven corazon que no siente!” – Betty Izquierdo

It’s clear to me.  The answer is NO!

Now…

What about those friends that tell you about their indiscretions? How do you handle this? Believe it or not, I have friends who’ve told me they are guilty of having little affairs. ::thinking:: {they are crazy.} Why are they telling me? I don’t want to know – it usually goes in one ear and out the other.  I simply don’t care.  (Don’t worry your secret is still safe.)  I would never be “THAT” person.

If you have friends who tell you everything, and I mean everything.  Just give them the best advice you can even if you disagree with their actions.  Don’t be judgemental.  Everyone makes mistakes but there’s always consequences.

We can agree to disagree…

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxo

Are pictures worth a thousand words?

It’s been said: “A picture is worth a thousand words.”   A picture tells a story…   What are your pictures saying?  Are they happy? Are they sad? Are they full of excitement and laughter?  Whatever it is, it’s telling your story.

  • 1. It’s me looking in the side view mirror. Objects in mirror are closer than they appear. Where will his journey take me?
  • 2. It’s me trying to get Sasha to look at the camera.  She was more interested in something else but I managed to get a side profile.  Gave it a vintage effect with a grunge frame and voila. 
  • 3. It’s me wearing a mask.   What are my eyes saying?  Do I look happy, sad or mysterious?  
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.  Two people can look at the same picture and see something completely different.  
That is what makes us our own person.

Take a moment to look at your phone or camera and check the number of photos. How many have you taken?  Whether you have 1,2,3, or 500 – you’re taking pictures.  You are capturing all the memorable moments in your life.  Those are your memories.  NEVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU OTHERWISE!   

I currently have 1659 pics taken on my cell phone.  What can I say?  I LOVE taking pictures.  I wish I could share them all with you but I can’t…jajaja  When I’m feeling blue I simply look at old pictures and it instantly brings me JOY.

Pictures remind us of the good and bad times.  The best pictures are the ones taken without you knowing.  Captures you in a moment.  This picture was taken of me while playing Dominoes.  I was really thinking about my next move.  😉

Here are few random pictures:

A picture is definitely worth a thousand words.
Happy SNAPPING!  SMILE – C H E E S E.
Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xox

Face it or Facebook it?

Do you face your problems or Facebook them? How many of you put your daily problems on Facebook?  We are all guilty of writing something…   It’s very easy to get caught up in the day-to-day and not realize that you are posting comments that should be private. I’m not talking about posting of having a bad day. The traffic and weather suck.  Dolphins lost again?  You get the idea…

I am talking about the back and forth between foes, the inability to pay your bills, marital problems etc..  There are certain issues that should be left unspoken.  None the less, if you read a comment that strikes your curiosity – should you ask?  Sometimes the person is venting and just want people to listen, they are not asking for unsolicited advice. #truth.

I have a friend who changed her marital status from married to divorce. Can you imagine all the comments she got? Well after many comments from concerned friends her reply was simple. “It’s not the end of the world people. Geeeezz”  You’re right, it isn’t the end of the world but when one day you’re in love (We think you are) and the next day the status is changed, of course there is going to be some feedback.  Especially from your friends.  Wouldn’t you agree?  Whether it’s good or bad criticism be prepared for the comments.

Have you ever read a status and thought “Who is she/he talking about?” “Is he/she talking about me?”

Never assume someone is talking about you unless you’re 100% sure.  Don’t start a word war on Facebook. Send them a private message and just ask.   If he or she isn’t worth the trouble then un-friend them.  You don’t need jealous, envious, hateful friends looking at your timeline.  Some people hide behind their words because they lack the courage to confront you in person.  To be honest, it’s not worth wasting your time.  People do change!

At the end of the day…

You have the right to air all your dirty laundry on-line if you want but be prepared for the good and bad comments.   Just keep in mind that not everyone cares.

Happy networking! 😉

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxo

Black Friday

Black Friday, is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season.  Let the madness begin…  Yes, there is even a song. #crazy. 😉

“It’s Friday, Friday – Gotta get down on Friday, Everybody’s  lookin’ forward to the weekend, weekend Friday,  Friday – Gettin’ down on  Friday, Everybody’s lookin’  forward to the weekend.”
Read more: REBECCA BLACK – FRIDAY LYRICS http://www.metrolyrics.com/friday-lyrics-rebecca-black.html#ixzz1ekbWd8et Copied from MetroLyrics.com

a little confused:

I hear people complaining about the economy all the time but today on Black Friday, they spare no expense.  Wait a minute?  You were just telling me how difficult things are but now you’re waiting in line to buy a TV?  O.K. did I miss something?  How can you justify not paying the light bill because you were buying a TV?  I will never understand. – Well that’s just me.  😉 

What’s even more crazy are those people who camp out days before Black Friday just to get their hands on one of the first 10 to 15 tickets for a TV or computer.  I’ve seen the specials and who wouldn’t be tempted.  Great prices, savings in the hundreds..but not worth camping out days in advance.   If you do your research, you will be able to find great deals everywhere.  We can agree to disagree.

Today, I read an article in The Nuevo Herald, that a women in L.A. used pepper spray to gain first access to the discounted items.  I could not believe that she would put people in harm’s way just to have first pick.  Wal-mart is fairly less expensive than any other store.  They always have good deals.  It’s just plain and simple craziness!! Everyone making those long lines are there to get the same deals – Be considerate.   Besides, there is only a limited number of sale items per store available.  Blenders for $3.00 – there isn’t going to be more than 10 on the shelf even if they a full container load in the back.  That’s how they make their money.  It’s just business.

There is nothing wrong with doing all your shopping on Black Friday. Some people save money all summer just to get all their shopping done in one day. (It’s a sport for them.)  They will save hundred of dollars and avoid the madness in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

I’m just appalled at the extreme measures people will take.  There is no need to trample, push, shove, yell, curse, or pepper spray anyone just to be the first in line.  Everyone wants to save money!! 

I, personally, will not go shopping today.  My holiday list gets shorter every year (LOL) so for me, it’s not a big fuss.  It’s great for me because I don’t have a large family and don’t have kids but If it that wasn’t the case – I think I would definitely be one of those people running around getting all the best deals I can especially on toys and electronics 🙂

If you are shopping today – please go in pairs, be aware of your surrounding.  Be extra careful with your purse, make sure keys are in hand before walking out the mall.  Thieves love this time of year. BE CAUTIOUS!

For my cyber-shoppers: Please limit your card usage on-line.  Hackers are in full effect.  Monitor your account for any unusual charges.

It’s the most wonderful time of year…. HAPPY SHOPPING!

Until tomorrow…. Peace & Love xoxo

El Nuevo Herald link: http://www.elnuevoherald.com/2011/11/25/1071991/mujer-en-eeuu-rocia-gas-a-compradores.html

It’s a day to give Thanks…

Ask a woman what Thanksgiving is and she might give you a brief history of the pilgrims and natives and ask a man what they think and they will probably say turkey and football. 🙂 #laughing.

Thanksgiving is a day to celebrate with family and friends and be thankful for everything you have.   You and your family eat, drink, watch a game, listen to holiday classics, reminisce, eat some more – well you get the idea.  It’s a day to be grateful and joyous!

I give thanks everyday for all my blessings but today my heart is filled with gratitude for my hubs, our family, our true friends, our health and life.  We are truly blessed. #grateful.

A few personal quotes: What are you “Thankful” for?

Special thanks to everyone who participated.

“Thankful for being blessed with a loving family and good friends.” Wanda Plaza

“My health,my family, my job…many,many things!” – Ray Rodriguez

“Simple my parents and my babies.” – Isabel Escuela

“I am thankful for being able to see the beauty in life and learn and grow from every day experiences in order to live each day better than the last.” – Cristy Estevez Fernandez

“I am thankful for all the positive things in my life.” – W.W

“Am thankful for been alive and be able to wake up every morning for  my parents, my friends and you!” – Betty Izqueirdo

“Life.” – Vanessa Linares-Sanchez

“I’m thankful for everyday!! And of course family and friends… And wine and chocolate!” – Debralee Lebron

“For so many things but most of all for my babies, parents, siblings, and friends!” – Eunice Laracuenta-Acosta

“….for the gift of life.” – Raymond Belanger

“For everything. Even the bad that has made me stronger.” – Alyce Ramirez

“I am thankful for God’s unconditional love, my family, and friends.” – Lourdes Beatriz Cueto

“I’m thankful for God giving me the greatest gifts of all- of being a mother of 3 wonderful, precious, and healthy kids.” – Ruth Belanger

“I give thanks for my family.” – Damaris Velez

“I am thankful because I have a wonderful-beutiful healthy family.” – Jose Velasquez

“I am thankful to have been able to have had an aunt as wonderful as she was. She was strong and beautiful!!! RIP Tia!  I am thankful for having the family that I have, especially my parents, GOD bless them both!….I am thankful for having good health! And most of all I am thankful for having a wonderful man next to me to share every step of this wonderful, passionate and lovely journey that we are have together!” – Michelle Fernandez

“My family, and friends.” – Clara Cruz-Sed

“Long Lasting Friends like U.” – Saskia Cruz

“I am most thankful for my son, his wife and their two children. This is family. I am also most thankful for my friends and this includes you and your husband. I love you guys” – Mike Gooch

It brings me great joy to read everyone’s comments. – Thank you! 

Be grateful today and always.

Wishing you and your loved one’s a very Happy Thanksgiving! May God bless you always.

“May your stuffing be tasty May your turkey plump, May your potatoes and gravy Have nary a lump. May your yams be delicious And your pies take the prize, And may your Thanksgiving dinner Stay off your thighs!”

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxo

I want my Honey Baked ham NOW!! – Please?

It was total madness at The Honey Baked Ham today.  It was my first visit (honestly) and I couldn’t believe the lines.   I had never gone with my husband and I thought he was kidding when he warned me.  He was not kidding!!  AWWWW {thinking}  he made those lines just to please me year after year. {extra points}  I always get what I want... 😉

I didn’t mind that it was hot, I was wearing heels (of course) or that I’m super sick.  I was in a trance – with the smell of honey baked hams. la la la  YAY! I finally have my ham in hands – but now I have to form another never-ending line just to pay for it?  ::ANSI::  Why isn’t this line moving – come on cashiers – move it, move it.  The aroma that kept me in a trance has now faded.  I’m irritated, its muggy, a kid is screaming.  I wanted OUT!  {remember, i’m super sick} but once I paid and walked out from under that tent, I was fine again. hmmm my ham smells so good – just one bite. hmmm hmmmm hmmm good! 

Doesn’t it look delicious! (It’s amazing)   Don’t touch the screen….   I must say, it was definitely worth the wait.  Next year, Joey can go without me and I’ll wait at home for my honey baked ham. 😉  Happy Eating!!

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxox

Examine your “Front row” very carefully!

Life is a theater – invite your audience carefully.  Think about who is currently viewing your Life?

Not everyone is deserving enough and healthy enough to have a front row seat in your life (Hit the road Jack). 😉  There are some people in your life that need to be loved from a distance (or not at all).  #truth  

It’s amazing what you can accomplish when you let go, or at least minimize your time with draining, negative, incompatible, not-going-anywhere relationships, friendships, family or fellowships.  {check your list}

Letting go isn’t always easy but I’ve let FAKE friends go and it feels absolutely fantastic.  Good riddance I don’t need people like that in my life.  {!@&?#!!}

Observe the relationships around you.  Pay attention to:

  • Which ones lift and which ones lean?
  • Which ones encourage and which ones discourage?
  • Which ones are on a path of growth uphill and which ones are going downhill?
  • When you leave certain people, do you feel better or worse?
  • Which ones always have drama or don’t really understand?
  • Which ones know and appreciate you and the gift that lies within you?

When you read these questions, what people instantly pop in your head? Think about it.  If you have exhausted all your efforts in friendships or relationships and nothing changes – IT’S TIME TO LET GO!

The more you seek growth, peace of mind, love and truth around you, the easier it will become for you to decide who gets to sit in the FRONT ROW and who should be moved to the balcony of your life (or tossed out the show.) 😉

At the end of the day – You cannot change the people around you… but you can change the people you are around.

Until tomorrow… Peace & Love xoxo