“One has to live in the present. Whatever is past is gone beyond recall; whatever is future remains beyond one’s reach, until it becomes present. Remembering the past and giving thought to the future are important, but only to the extent that they help one deal with the present.” – S.N. Goenka
Quotes are little life instructions that remind me to wake up and smell the coffee, they make me think and inspire me to do and be better. I can’t help but read them and most of them make me smile and want to pass it on. This one captured my attention because it gives meaning to my blog. Remembering the past and giving thought to the future is what I do a lot, especially now that I have my own children. They are nine and six years of age and time is flying by so quickly. I hope that this blog will help them reminisce about our life experiences together, to help them understand me and their heritage a little bit more, and to find inspiration for their own journey through life.
I don’t take life for granted. Realizing how close I came to facing death when I was younger has put things into perspective. (More on this in a later post) I’m thankful I survived and have this awesome opportunity to share with my children and with you my life’s journey. I’m excited to see what the future holds as I try to live out my passions. Happy to reflect on my past for I’ve learned from the past and am grateful that I’m living in the present and enjoying the moments life has to offer.
I wake up and can’t WAIT to get my day started. My passions to learn about food, cook, write it all down, and share it has been fulfilling and rewarding to me. My kids have an understanding of what I’m doing and it’s funny to hear them say things like, “Mommy you should take a picture of that and tell people how to make it.” Or sometimes I’d hear, ” Mommy, I don’t like the mints, tell people not to eat mints, YUCK!” It’s so nice to have loving support from my family and friends, thank you all for believing in me.
“In family life, love is the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together, and the music that brings harmony.”
– Eva Burrows
“In every conceivable manner, the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”
– Alex Haley
“Call it a clan, call it a network, call it a tribe, call it a family: Whatever you call it, whoever you are, you need one.”
– Jane Howard
“Like the wind crying endlessly through the universe, Time carries away the names and the deeds of conquerors and commoners alike. And all that we are, all that remains, is in the memories of those who cared we came this way for a brief moment.”
“Memory is a way of holding on to the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose.”
– from the TV show “The Wonder Years”