Mindfulness and Meditation, Thoughts and Questions

Thoughts on love

Mabuhay!

Reading this title you might be wondering what this post will be about as always. It may seem it could be bad or good or in between but take it as it is and open your mind and heart for greatness. 

Love is a very special bond between two people. It has ups and downs just like a mountain winding road but no matter how many curves there are in the way that have to be taken, the progressive movement towards the top just keeps on going. This driving force is the strong power of love and connection between people. It is amazing to me how two entirely separate beings can join mentally and spiritually as one even more powerful unit to reach new heights and conquer more of life. 

Here is a photo from our trip to the Philippines that shows the love in our faces for one another. (This is one of my favorite pictures of us). 


When I look at her, as you can see here, I melt inside and just feel so dang lucky. 


This photo really shocked me when I saw it to see how candid it was and the happiness it captured on our faces when we were at Monel’s best friend’s wedding. Truly we are blessed to have met and to be together. 

Every couple needs to be able to have fun and love each other while doing it. We took this photo below when in the Hong Kong airport before flying home lol. We used the app called Snow to add the funny effects. 


So as a closing statement, if you have found love in your life, cherish it and enjoy it as I hope you are already. If you have yet to find that special person that makes you feel all warm inside, then just be patient because the time will come. Who knows, maybe even on an airplane like us. 

Salamat (thank you) for reading!

Cheers and stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

travel

Travel day!

The day is finally here!!!

Monel and I are traveling to the Philippines today! First I am now in Troy, MI getting on the train and heading to Chicago to meet up with her at the airport. Then it’s time to get a move on to the other side of the world. 

I am nervous and excited all at once. Never have been to the Philippines before so this will be awesome to experience a new place. Parts of the trip will be new for both of us too.

Stay tuned for more updates during our trip, I promise the pictures will be awesome! Monel surprised me with a early birthday present, a new GoPro Hero 5!!! I am stoked to use it 😁. 

Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

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Daily Prompt – Sail

Sometimes the day can feel like it’s just not moving anywhere and other days it feels like you didn’t even get a chance to breathe. 

Taking the time to tighten the lines of your sail and catch more wind to power up your day can seriously give some great benefits. The same goes the other way though, to release some line and let things slow down a bit. Take some time to relax and enjoy the day. 

Whether you’ve got too much wind in your sail or not enough, make sure you enjoy it!

Life is a great journey and it should be enjoyed best as it can. 

We leave for Manila in 3 days!!!

Stay Tuned!

Stay classy!!!

Adios,

-Mark

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Daily Prompt – Illusion

When we live in each day of our lives we may not necessarily see all the things we think we see. I am talking about illusions. They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes. They can even come at various times of the day. 

Sometimes people are illusions in that they are true and honest at one moment and then in the next they are the complete opposite when you aren’t around. While out on a hot day you might think you see an ice cream stand or a pop machine with ice cold beverages in it, but when you get to it, it’s not there. 

There isn’t much you can do to stop illusions like this but you can choose the good side of them to see. It means your mind is still creative. In the people case mentioned above, all you can do is to ensure to surround yourself with true and honest friends.

To further elaborate on illusion, I am sure there are hundreds of thousands of interpretations and these are just a couple of them. One thing I know for certain is the illusion I have seen time and time again. In my past, which brought me to believe that every year on the Fourth of July, I had to be on the Torch Lake Sandbar in Northern Michigan drinking with friends and however many other random people from all over the place were there. 

This year, I had no interest in going there to have my boat get trashed with garbage and surrounded by drunk people. I ended up riding motorcycles with my dad to Boyne City and Horton Bay to see their awesome parades they have each year. If you ever get a chance, definitely go see them both, I promise you’ll love it!

Tiny Horton Bay, MI and the nice general store there. Horton Bay, “It ain’t over until the fat lady sings!” Always gets me. 
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Daily Prompt – Sunny

 The sun is an extremely powerful source of energy. It heats the earth and gives plants their food. The amount of energy given off by the sun is purely amazing. You can sit out on a Sunny day and get absolutely fried to a crisp just by being exposed to it from 93,000,000 miles away. 

Sunny, this daily prompt, reminds me of days outside playing and enjoying the beautiful day with friends or family. Sunny days are awesome because you get energy from the sun and it feels so great! It may drain energy from you or make you feel tired from being exposed to it but wow does it really have an affect on your body.

Sometimes on dark and cloudy days or rainy days it can be a bit depressing so thinking about sunny days can make it better 🙂 try and do that next time you’re feeling down on a bad day, just sit back and close your eyes and imagine the Sun is shining down on you warming up your body with its mighty power.

Always remember, on the darkest days, sunny times are ahead!

The feature picture on this post is from the Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes when Monel and I were there hiking and swimming. 

Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

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Feelings are like waves

Feelings are like waves: credit: myStength from Aetna Resiurces for Living


“Feelings are much like waves – we can’t stop them from coming, but we can choose which one to surf. ” -myStrength

This is a wonderful quote seen in an email from Aetna Resources for Living. When first reading, it might not make much sense but really looking deeper and digesting it, it will all become clear. 

When you have a large set of emotions and feelings coming on, take a look at them all, choose the one that is best, not necessarily the first one that comes at you. It can be very hard at times to choose the positive road and leave behind the bad, but try to break through it. Ride the good wave, see the good waves and conquer through the bad ones. 

I hope this helps you through your day and as always, stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark
As an end note, the quote and picture above are credited to myStength and Aetna Resources for Living. 

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Daily Prompt: Delta

Transitions in life or changes in life can be hard to manage and deal with sometimes. Today’s daily Prompt is about the world Delta. 

Delta can be the difference in something or a transition into something. Learning to deal with things during a transition or a change is hard but figuring out a way to handle it is the key solution. Find something good about the change. Find the positive in the situation changes can be good or bad but there is always a bright side. Focus on that and you will come out on top. 

The delta of a water way collecting together and leading into a larger body of water symbolizes a similar phenomena. Focus on the greatness around how something is being created or more concentrated. The other way to look at it would be to focus on the smaller item becoming something more and something greater.

Stay classy!

Adios,

-Mark

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