Happy Birthday, Joe

Joe M. Garza (July 24, 1968 – August 28, 2014)

The year of first is coming to an end. The first Halloween, the first Thanksgiving, the first Christmas the first New Year’s… they all have been hard.

Today it’s your first birthday since you have died. I hope today you are having your strawberry cake with strawberry frosting, your Route 44 lemon lime slush with extra fruit and anything else that you want for your birthday.

I’m sure mom is up there celebrating with you.


Even though you could press my buttons and give the silent treatment like nobody else, you are my little brother miss you so much. Sometimes it feels like it’s been a long time since you’ve been gone and then there’s other times when it feels like it happened yesterday.

So today I will try my hardest to remember all the fun and happy memories.

Happy Birthday, Brother.


Your Birthday should be a happy day
full of laughter, fun and presents

You Birthday should be joyful
not something I resent.

Your Birthday is a sad day
tears always fall.

Your Birthday is of memories
of days I can recall.

Now you are with the angels
full of laughter and love

Now you are with our Lord
smiling down from above.

Happy Birthday Brother

Marilyn Monroe Quote

I wouldn’t call myself a Marilyn Monroe fan, I don’t think I’ve even watched a single movie that she was ever in. But I did find this quote from her on a friends Facebook page.

After reading it a couple of times, it made a lot of sense to me. I think these are words that we should live by​.

Song of the Day

The other day I heard this song and I can’t get it out of my head.

All of Me” (1984) by Julio Iglesias and Diana Ross.




This was one of the first CD I brought. There were a lot of good songs on Julio’s CD, 1100 Bel Air Place.

1. All of You” (with Diana Ross)
2. “Two Lovers”
3. “Bambou Medley: Il Tape sur des Bambous Jamaica”
4. The Air That I Breathe” (with The Beach Boys)
5. “The Last Time”
6. “Moonlight Lady”
7. When I Fall in Love
8. “Me Va, Me Va”
9. If (E Poi)
10. To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” (with Willie Nelson)
11. “I Don’t Want to Wake You” (bonus track on 2006 version)

I think I like it because I would love to have someone sing to me like Julio!

25 Awesome Tips For Beautiful Life

Saw this posted on Facebook and wanted to share it.

I result need to live by some of these tips.

25 Awesome Tips For Beautiful Life

1. Take a 10-30 minute walk every day. & while you walk, SMILE. It is the ultimate antidepressant.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day.

3. When you wake up in the morning, Pray to ask God’s guidance for your purpose, today.

4. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants and eat less food that is manufactured in plants.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water. Eat blueberries, broccoli, and almonds.

6. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

7. Don’t waste your precious energy on gossip, energy vampires, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control. Instead invest your energy in the positive present moment.

8. Eat breakfast like a king, lunch like a prince and dinner like a college kid with a maxed out charge card.

9. Life isn’t fair, but it’s still good.

10. Life is too short to waste time hating anyone. Forgive them for everything !

11. Don’t take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

12. You don’t have to win every argument. Agree to disagree.

13. Make peace with your past so it won’t spoil the present.

14. Don’t compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

15. No one is in charge of your happiness except you.

16. Frame every so-called disaster with these words: ‘In five years, will this matter?’

17. Help the needy, Be generous ! Be a ‘Giver’ not a ‘Taker’

18. What other people think of you is none of your business.

19. Time heals everything.

20. However good or bad a situation is, it will change.

21. Your job won’t take care of you when you are sick. Your friends will. Stay in touch.

22. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

23. Each night before you go to bed ,Pray to God and Be thankful for what you’ll accomplish, today !

24. Remember that you are too blessed to be stressed.

25.Share this to everyone on your list to help them lead a happier life…!!!!

“Blossom” — 25 years

Do you ever read something and feel really old after you did?

Here is one I just read.

Twenty-five years ago on July 5, the world was introduced to “Blossom,” a TV show starring Mayim Bialik as the titular character. 

The show started Mayim Bialik, Joey Lawrence, Michael Stoyanov, Jenna von Oÿ, David Lascher, Barnard Hughes, Finola Hughes, Courtney Chase and Ted Wass.

The theme song, “My Opinionation” performed by Dr. John, is one of my Top 10 TV Theme Songs.

I wish I was a little like Blossom when I was young. But I was never that cool to pull off her style.

Weird, how all the shows grow up watching still bring up find memories.

Words to Live By

I saw this posted by a dear friend, Charnell.


Two things I got from this… I really need to live by what Maya Angelou said and 2) I need to make time to see my dear friend, Charnell.

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