If I had to live my life over

I read this from my friend Ate Mary‘s Facebook note and thought it’s worth sharing in my blog so others will be inspired too! Happy Tuesday 🙂


If I had to live my life over by Erma Bombeck

I would have talked less and listened more.

I would have invited friends over to dinner even if the carpet was stained and the sofa faded.

I would have eaten the popcorn in the “good” living room and worried much less about the dirt when someone wanted to light a fire in the fireplace.

I would have taken the time to listen to my grandfather rambling about his youth.

I would never have insisted the car windows be rolled up on a summer day because my hair had just been teased and sprayed.

I would have burned the pink candle sculped like a rose before it melted in storage.

I would have sat on the lawn with my children and not worried about grass stains.

I would have cried and laughed less while watching television, and more while watching life.

I would have gone to bed when I was sick, instead of pretending the earth would go into a holding pattern if I weren’t there for the day.

I would never have bought anything just because it was practical, wouldn’t show soil or was guaranteed to last a lifetime.

There would have been more “I love you’s” and more “I’m sorry’s”…

but mostly, given another shot at life,

I would seize every minute … look at it and really see it … and never give it back.”-

Missing someone

Sometimes, traveling and other forms of entertainment can never fill an emptiness and all that’s left to do is stare at the horizon hoping that the wings of time will take us to a road that crosses theirs; thinking that they’re never really gone as long as we keep them in our hearts.

Choosing a wedding motif : the meaning of colors

So, I am now planning a wedding… but for some reason, it’s not mine but for a dear cousin. Still the thought of wedding planning is enough to make my heart do a cartwheel, yeheh! And to have something to read back when I prepare for my own wedding in the future, I’ll be blogging my first a la J-Lo/Mary Fiore of The Wedding Planner movie journey.

Perhaps the first thing that most brides-to-be would think of for the wedding is the motif. There are several reasons why we choose a certain motif –be it our favorite color, the color is not commonly used, etc — but how about we look at the meaning behind the color? Here are some favorite wedding motifs and their meaning.

Red – Red represents beauty in many languages and cultures. In China, it is associated with good luck and fortune. To the Hindu, red symbolizes joy, life, energy, and creativity.It provides a sense of protection from fears and anxiety. It is the highest arc in the rainbow. Red draws attention and a keen use of red as an accent can immediately focus attention on a particular element.


Blue – Blue is seen as trustworthy, dependable, and committed. The color of ocean and sky, blue is perceived as a constant in our lives. As the collective color of the spirit, it invokes rest and can cause the body to produce chemicals that are calming.


Pink – Brighter pinks are youthful, fun, and exciting, while vibrant pinks have the same high energy as red; they are sensual and passionate without being too aggressive. Toning down the passion of red with the purity of white results in the softer pinks that are associated with romance and the blush of a young woman’s cheeks.

It’s not surprising that when giving or receiving flowers, pink blossoms are a favorite. Pink is the color of happiness and is sometimes seen as lighthearted. For women who are often overworked and overburdened, an attraction to pink may speak of a desire for the more carefree days of childhood.


Green occupies more space in the spectrum visible to the human eye than most colors, and is second only to blue as a favorite color. The natural greens, from forest to lime, are seen as tranquil and refreshing, with a natural balance of cool and warm (blue and yellow) undertones. Green is considered the color of peace and ecology.


Yellow shines with optimism, enlightenment, and happiness. Shades of golden yellow carry the promise of a positive future. Yellow will advance from surrounding colors and instill optimism and energy, as well as spark creative thoughts.


Purple embodies the balance of red’s stimulation and blue’s calm.With a sense of mystic and royal qualities, purple is a color often well liked by very creative or eccentric types and is the favorite color of adolescent girls.


Orange is used to symbolize happiness and love.Fun and flamboyant orange radiates warmth and energy.


Hard to pick one? How about a rainbow motif? That’s actually my cousin’s choice 😀

Color meaning source: http://www.sensationalcolor.com