Like in Sinatra’s
song, I would say 2013 was a very good year. It taught me that great things
never came out of comfort zones. To live and feel alive, you need to get out.
And risk. And take chances. It may be hard and uncomfortable, but at the end,
the results are worth it.
I learned one of the
must difficult things (at least for me) in life: to say NO without feeling
guilty. It took me a while, but I passed the test and I did it many times. So,
it’s a huge bingo!
I also learned how important
is not to settle for less that what I really want and deserve. I would rather
struggle and be truth to myself, than be comfortable but not loyal to my kids
and my principles. Even more important, now I know exactly what I don’t want
and that certainty will make my life so much easier, or at least that’s my
In 2013, I let many
things go, and finally forgave those who hurt me in the past. Now
I can feel the relief and it’s such a great feeling… I'm grateful I can move forward and
enjoy my life, my children and be the person I want to be…
The past is gone, the
future is unknown and all I have is TODAY, a precious gift. And today I finally
realized this is why the call it “the present”? Isn't this beautiful? I feel blessed and grateful.
Today I want to wish
you all my readers, the consequent, the new comers, those who only stop by once
in a while, a happy and prosperous 2014. I’ll do my best to bring you recipes,
ideas and bright colors and flavors and, hopefully, joy!
More than ever, I
believe life is beautiful and it’s worth to be lived, no matter what. Andrés
Ignacio (12) is not in the picture because he’s a preteen and doesn't want to be
on the Internet associated with his mom’s stuff. Perfectly understandable. In
the mean time, Tomás Eugenio (10) and I had so much fun doing this selfie.