Unforgettable-Poetry

Years of longing finally came to an end. It was here, that one chance to feel the most unforgettable feeling in my existence. Only one night, filled with desire, love spewing from every direction in the room, it was common ground, yet still shaky with nerves of innocence. He’s the one, my long lost love, where my soul feels at home, where it belongs. His touch is like no other, it’s safe yet erotic in its own way. His kisses feel like rain, dripping all over my naive mind. And the look that he gave me is one I can only read. Night was almost over,  the sun was on its way, and though it came to an end, every time I close my eyes it’s all I see.

Unforgettable-Poetry

People Come and Go

Everyone enters our lives for a reason. They may be part of our lives for a short time or in it for the long run. Each person contributes experiences, memories, and qualities that make us who we are today.

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Look around you, who’s in your life today? Who’s come and gone? Some you may have expected to stay for the long run and those you didn’t are still in your life and may have greater meaning to you now.

Life is full of surprises. And even though I strongly believe you can control who’s stays in your life, I also think we can’t control who comes along in it.

Happy Friday and appreciate everyone that comes into your life.

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Thursday Thoughts

Thursday thoughts are a series to share my random thoughts with my readers so that they well get to know me a bit more. We all have a different outlook on life, feelings, emotions, and sense of humor. My Thursday thoughts series is just for fun, sharing, and to make you think of things yourself. 

MyThursday thoughts…

  1. Looking for the good in every situation no matter how bad things are helps with not having a ball of anxiety in your gut all day, get a good night’s sleep, and keeps you from being an angry witch. This positivity thing has made life flow much nicer.
  2. Way too many beautiful women are in love with worthless losers. These women need to search for the beauty within themselves; this way, they can be so confident, that pretty words without actions backing them up don’t even phase them.
  3. The more you grow as a person and know who you are, the more you will see who your friends are. The circle shrinks and that’s ok.
  4. Doing something you love makes you a happier person.
  5. Procrastinating on goals because of fear is just wasted time.
  6. Seems like cooler weather makes people more touchy feely. More hugs to go around, no complaints on that, who doesn’t like hugs?
  7. We won’t see the Pumpkin Spice Latte till next year, but the Caramel Brulee Latte is here! I actually had a venti this morning. Yum!
  8. Thanksgiving is almost here…double yum!
  9. I say I’m going to start Christmas shopping early every year and never follow through. I shop better under pressure, I guess…Ha ha!
  10. I’m super excited to finally see Doyle Bramhall II in concert. Texas Blues always make we want to drink beer. Texas beer too! (Shiner Bock Shout Out!)
  11. Speaking of spirits…I think it’s time for a winery visit. Nothing like a warm Merlot to warm your tummy.
  12. When you are near 40, you start noticing the fines lines more than the wrinkles.
  13. My mom is so much cooler now that I’m older…and my dad…well, he’s always been cool.
  14. Good friends will tell you the truth, even if it’s bad or you don’t really want to hear it.
  15. It’s hard to imagine how cold it is outside today when you’re sitting in a warm, cozy room filled with aromatherapy.

These are my Thursday Thoughts…to think it’s only 2:15pm and all these things have popped in my head. Amazing how the mind works. I wonder how many of you have thought about any of these things today. If you hadn’t, you are now! Have a good one, thanks for reading the blog. Till next week’s thoughts! Stay warm!

Shine Beautifully

 

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New Month, New Intentions

new month quotesToday is the last day of September. With October starting tomorrow, I always look at the beginning of a new month as a new start. Think of some things you would like to do better, more of, or change this October. Here are a few things I want to try and be better at this month. Happy October to you and yours.

1. Appreciate Life: Be thankful that you woke up alive each morning. Develop a childlike sense of wonder towards life. Focus on the beauty of every living thing. Make the most of each day. Don’t take anything for granted. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

2. Choose Friends: Wisely Surround yourself with happy, positive people who share your values and goals. Friends that have the same ethics as you will encourage you to achieve your dreams. They help you to feel good about yourself. They are there to lend a helping hand when needed.

3. Be Considerate: Accept others for who they are as well as where they are in life. Respect them for who they are. Touch them with a kind and generous spirit. Help when you are able, without trying to change the other person. Try to brighten the day of everyone you come into contact with.

4. Learn Continuously: Keep up to date with the latest news regarding your career and hobbies. Try new and daring things that has sparked your interest – such as dancing, skiing, surfing or even sky-diving.

5. Creative Problem Solving: Don’t wallow in self-pity. As soon as you face a challenge get busy finding a solution. Don’t let the set backs affect your mood, instead see each new obstacle you face as an opportunity to make a positive change. Learn to trust your gut instincts – it’s almost always right.

6. Do What They Love: Some statistics show that 80% of people dislike their jobs! No wonder there’s so many unhappy people running around. We spend a great deal of our life working. Choose a career that you enjoy – the extra money of a job you detest isn’t worth it. Make time to enjoy your hobbies and pursue special interests.

7. Enjoy Life: Take the time to see the beauty around you. There’s more to life than october quoteswork. Take time to smell the roses, watch a sunset or sunrise with a loved one, take a walk along the seashore, hike in the woods etc. Learn to live in the present moment and cherish it. Don’t live in the past or the future.

8. Laugh: Don’t take yourself – or life to seriously. You can find humor in just about any situation. Laugh at yourself – no one’s perfect. When appropriate laugh and make light of the circumstances. (Naturally there are times that you should be serious as it would be improper to laugh.)

9. Forgive: Holding a grudge will hurt no one but you. Forgive others for your own peace of mind. When you make a mistake – own up to it – learn from it – and FORGIVE yourself.

10. Gratitude: Develop an attitude of gratitude. Count your blessings; All of them – even the things that seem trivial. Be grateful for your home, your work and most importantly your family and friends. Take the time to tell them that you are happy they are in your life.

11. Invest in Relationships: Always make sure your loved ones know you love them even in times of conflict. Nurture and grow your relationships with your family and friends by making the time to spend with them. Don’t break your promises to them. Be supportive.

12. Keep Their Word: Honesty is the best policy. Every action and decision you make should be based on honesty. Be honest with yourself and with your loved ones.

13. Meditate: Meditation gives your very active brain a rest. When it’s rested you will have more energy and function at a higher level. Types of meditation include yoga, hypnosis, relaxation tapes, affirmations, visualization or just sitting in complete silence. Find something you enjoy and make the time to practice daily.

14. Mind Their Own Business: Concentrate on creating your life the way you want it. Take care of you and your family. Don’t get overly concerned with what other people are doing or saying. Don’t get caught up with gossip or name calling. Don’t judge. Everyone has a right to live their own life the way they want to – including you.

hello october15. Optimism: See the glass as half full. Find the positive side of any given situation. It’s there – even though it may be hard to find. Know that everything happens for a reason, even though you may never know what the reason is. Steer clear of negative thoughts. If a negative thought creeps in – replace it with a positive thought.

16. Love Unconditionally: Accept others for who they are. You don’t put limitations on your love. Even though you may not always like the actions of your loved ones – you continue to love them.

17. Persistence: Never give up. Face each new challenge with the attitude that it will bring you one step closer to your goal. You will never fail, as long as you never give up. Focus on what you want, learn the required skills, make a plan to succeed and take action. We are always happiest while pursuing something of value to us.

18. Be Proactive: Accept what can not be changed. Happy people don’t waste energy on circumstances beyond their control. Accept your limitations as a human being. Determine how you can take control by creating the outcome you desire – rather than waiting to respond.

19. Self Care: Take care of your mind, body and health. Get regular medical check ups. Eat healthy and work out. Get plenty of rest. Drink lots of water. Exercise your mind by continually energizing it with interesting and exciting challenges.

20. Self Confidence: Don’t try to be someone that you’re not. After all no one likes a phony. Determine who you are in the inside – your own personal likes and dislikes. Be confident in who you are. Do the best you can and don’t second guess yourself.

21. Take Responsibility: Happy people know and understand that they are 100% responsible for their life. They take responsibility for their moods, attitude, thoughts, feelings, actions and words. They are the first to admit when they’ve made a mistake. Begin today by taking responsibility for your happiness. Work on developing these habits as you own. The more you incorporate the above habits into your daily lifestyle – the happier you will be.

Most of all: BE TRUE TO YOURSELF.

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The Little Things…

Take a deep breath every morning when you wake up since you were given another day to make things better.
Walk throughout you’re life in a state of bliss as each blessing meant for you comes your way.
Love all those dear to you unconditionally but make sure its returned to keep the world spinning round.
Give hugs to those that have no one to give hugs too and make them feel needed.
Smile at someone that looks unhappy to reassure them things will get better.

FYI…

With my blogging bringing on new opportunities & in order to simplify things for friends, blog fans and clients, I’m combining the Shine Beautifully and Lil Spa Room brands to: “Shine Beautifully with The Lil Spa Room & April Monterrosa”. My website will have a few changes, starting with the address; www.lilsparoom.com will make its home on www.shinebeautifully.me. I will be posting new articles/blogs and the address will redirect visitors to my newly combined website. The new site will have easy access to The Lil Spa Room’s menu of services, a downloadable brochure & button to guide you to order skin care products. (Yes, that easy) I’ll still be posting all the great beauty & lifestyle information you’ve come to enjoy but only on the one newly combined website and Facebook Page. If you aren’t subscribed to the new website, please visit www.shinebeautifully.me  and subscribe there. Thanks for your cooperation & if you are due for your facial, waxing service, or have a beauty question, contact me soon!~April

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Random Day Off Thoughts

Life is too precious to stress about things that you have no control over. With so much ugliness in the world, it’s up to us to appreciate the beauty all around us. We need to take care of ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, and some of us spiritually to be able to be strong for our loved ones when needed. Toxicity comes in different forms and through different people. Stay away from it; when you let toxicity play with your emotions and your heart, you only make decisions and taking routes that end up hurting you in the long run. Open you eyes and ears to awaken that part of you that feels you deserve better. And go after what is better. Those supportive of you, your family, and goals will be nothing but positive and honest. Even if it hurts your feelings. Life isn’t easy, for those that think it is, aren’t truly living. We have to be the best we can at what we’re good at. There’s a reason we each have the talents we do. Don’t waste them.

Random day off thoughts…

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