Beauty within

A couple of friends shared this on Facebook and I wanted to share it here as well.

We’re so quick to judge our own outwardly appearance that we  forget to see the beauty within ourselves.  And as the video says, you’re more beautiful than you think.  This is a beautiful campaign by dove and was really moving.

p.s.  Sketch artist from San Jose?!? Bay area represent!!!

Girls versus Grown Women

A high school friend posted this one day and I wanted to share it with you.  I’ve been there and done that when it comes to men and being to needy, clingy, selfish, etc.  I’ve done it with my now husband when we first started dating, but I’ve both grown up and out of that phase (along with him).  I love what this has to say.  Take it in… Food for thought.  Enjoy!

“Girls want to control the man in their life. Grown Women know that if he’s truly hers, he doesn’t need controlling. Girls check you for not calling them. Grown women are too busy to realize you hadn’t. Girls are afraid to be alone. Grown women revel in it using it as a time for personal growth. Girls ignore the good guys. Grown women ignore the bad guys. Girls make you come home. Grown women make you want to come home. Girls leave their schedule wide-open and wait for a guy to call and make plans. Grown women make their own plans and nicely tell the guy to get in where he fits. Girls worry about not being pretty and/or good enough for their man. Grown women know that they are pretty and/or good enough for any man. Girls try to monopolize all their man’s time (i.e., don’t want him hanging with his friends). Grown women realize that a lil’ bit of space makes the ‘together time’ even more special-and goes to kick it with her own friends. Girls think a guy crying is weak. Grown women offer their shoulder and a tissue. Girls want to be spoiled and ‘tell’ their man so. Grown women ‘show’ him and make him comfortable enough to reciprocate without fear of losing his ‘manhood’. Girls get hurt by one man and make all men pay for it. Grown women know that was just one man. Girls fall in love and chase aimlessly after the object of their affection, ignoring all ‘signs’. Grown women know that sometimes the one you love, don’t always love you back-and move on, without bitterness. Girls will read this and get an attitude. Grown women will read this and pass it on to other Grown women and their male friends.”– Greg Alexander II)


I was in the process of drafting my Marrakech trip post (I was editing photos for the post yesterday) and then I hear that Steve Jobs passed away.  So sad.  Apple won’t be the same, but you knew that in August, on my bday, when it was announced he was stepping down (which oddly enough we were in Marrakech when we heard this).  His rumored micromanaging ways and pitches of the product are what revamped Apple in the 2000s.  His creative ways helped his two power companies, Pixar and Apple.  It’s a sad day in technology and although there are brilliant minds out there that can put something just as ridiculous together, there’s something else about Jobs selling it.  Knowing he’s the one actually testing the product, suggesting modifications, and then pitching it and being ridiculously passionate about it as a CEO of multi-billion dollar company.  There aren’t many of those out there.  One of a kind.

Plus he wanted to share with the world that they could do anything and it just took time and the patience to look.  The quotes  from his keynote speaker address at the 2005 Stanford graduation ceremony really inspires me to keep up with blogging because that’s what I love doing…. possibly even seriously entertaining the idea of culinary school again.

“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. And, like any great relationship, it just gets better and better as the years roll on.”

“Stay Focus.  Stay Hungry.”

Well said Steve… well said.