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My Song For The Depressed And Those With A Heavy Heart...

Hey Everyone!
I know it's been a LONG TIME since I have posted music on here, but recently this one caught my attention and I just had to share it with all of you. I have always believed that when words fail, music speaks and let me tell you. did it ever because when I first heard it in it's entirety. I didn't just cry, I SOBBED so hard and loud, I was thankful to be alone at the moment. If you are a loyal reader of mine, you know that it is no secret that I LOVE music. My most favorite thing about music whether it be lyrical or instrumental is that it is open to one's interpretation. A single song can mean and resonate with so many different individuals for many different reasons. Sometimes, it may not even be about the full song, but a part of the song, a single lyric that tells just enough of your story, to bring you comfort in your most difficult, heartbreaking, vulnerable, rock-bottom, darkest moments/durations. You can take what you need.
However, this song, in …
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International Woman's Day...

Hello Everyone!
On this special day meant to celebrate a woman's achievements and fight for women's rights and equality. I wanted to thank some of the woman in my life for all that they have done and continue to do for me, even more so because of my Cerebral Palsy, as I need more hands-on assistance than most people. I have been fortunate enough to have been assisted by so many kind, compassionate, strong woman throughout my life and I am forever grateful. They are my mother, sisters, friends, and former paras. These are just some of their faces and I thank them for making me who I am today.

Until we meet again,
With love and gratitude,
Mao

I Became An Auntie Again-Meet The Newest Addition To My Family...

Hello Everyone!
I am so excited to share the news that on February 15. 2019 (yes, the day before Valentine's day) I officially became an auntie for the 10th time, this time to a baby girl...

Claire's mommy took this photo and I am such a proud auntie that I couldn't resist giving her a full feature on my Facebook page. Isn't she adorable? This shot was just too precious not to share <3.
 Until we meet again, With love and gratitude, Mao

My thoughts on this Christmas 2018

Hello beautiful people,
I am writing this to you having just got home from yet another family gathering and I just wanted to take this time to wish you all a very merry Christmas. Life is difficult, life is bittersweet so if you celebrate Christmas or any other Holiday during this month, take a look around. Breathe it in, the smell of food, the noise, and the chatter. Put a little more love and laughter in the air today and allow yourself to feel it for no matter what struggles you are facing at the moment, it is always good and important to know how much love you have given others and how much you are loved back.
Merry Christmas from my family to yours!
 Until we meet again, With love and gratitude, Mao

To Those Who Struggle This Christmas...

Today is Christmas Eve, and for most, it is supposed to be a time of joy but as I was scrolling through my Facebook a couple weeks ago, I came across this post from that of a friend shared and I felt compelled to share it with all of you as well. For every holiday season is different for everyone and it is for those who do not feel so merry and bright during this time of year that I dedicate this to, for as John says, "You are loved."

Happy Thanksgiving!

Thanksgiving Day The Holiday Season is officially here Today is the day we get to enjoy Turkey, Potatoes, and perhaps some Pie.  Today is a hectic day of cooking and cleaning I know. Take a pause, Be thankful not only for your Family Friends, And of course, all you have.
But also for the road, you have traveled, Where you started And how far you have come Be thankful for those you met on your journey, For those who have been there for you all along.
Be grateful for the fact that you are alive And cherish all the memories or experiences you have created Be thankful for all that makes you who you are today. For that to me, is what Thanksgiving day is all about. I am so very thankful to you all💖. May you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with love, laughter, and fun.

Happy Veterans Day...

Today is the day we thank our veterans for their bravery and service to our country. So Thank you for all you do to protect us and I mean this with all my heart. But in all honesty, this is just a standard classic phrase everyone says to every veteran they meet, so let's get real...
Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a soldier? What it is like to be deployed away from your family, to be in a foreign lands you know nothing about? To have to come back and adjust to your everyday life and somehow, somewhat act as if nothing's happened and you still are the same person you were before, trying to live with the gruesome pictures you saw that really brought home the reality of war? What in the world made them want to go fight in the war in the first place? What exactly they want to hear and asked when they return home from duty and what it means to them? I do, and I know I am not alone so listen up as this veteran answers these questions and more and learn the REAL trut…