Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Remembering 9/11

As most of you know, today is the 17th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the world trade center in New York City and Pentagon in Washington. Almost 3000 innocent lives were lost that day. Most of who were just living their day-to-lives, going in for a routine day of work at the office, and boarding flights. Never imagining that the worse was yet to come, never picturing the tragic events that unfolded before them that now remain engraved in our hearts and minds, changing the way we think, act, and feel about our world forever.
I have no doubt that there are some of you out there who are thinking to yourself. "Oh great it's 9/11, cue the tribute posts on all social media and you are just sick and tired of it all right? Or perhaps you are one of the children of the victims who were left behind and you are afraid this event on this day is now all that defines you.
To the people that are sick of all those posts: I understand your frustration and it is perfectly fine that you feel that way but just remember that those innocent people all were loved by someone, all had families they left behind. They were mothers, fathers, sons, daughters, sisters, brothers, husbands, and wives, and friends. Some who gave up their lives, rushing in to try and save the lives of strangers. Some of who we may or may not ever get to know the names or stories of. But even so, it is important that we remember because as one very wise history teacher once told me, history ALWAYS repeats itself so the more knowledgeable we are about it, the more we can learn from it, the better we can protect and prevent ourselves from ever letting something this tragic happen again. Letting people know that even when a disaster strikes we are always ready and willing to come together and unite to help each other because there is ALWAYS good people in this world, you just have to look for them.
To all those left behind: This day and this horrible event is just a very small part of who you are, not all of who you are, remember that. Yes, to a lot of people you may still be known as the "Children Of 9/11" and I do not claim to know or even begin to understand the sadness, pain, or loss that you feel or go through and I'm really sorry that you even have to feel those things, but WHO CARES what other people have to say. Don't let it define you, because the moment you do then those who doubted you, have won. You have so much promise, possibilities, and so many amazing things to offer this world, so work hard and do the best you can in everything you do and make your loved ones you lost on that day proud because that is the best way I feel, to honor their life, loss, and memory. 
I'm sure all of us can remember when, where, and what we were doing on that tragic day. Well, I was six in kindergarten so I don't remember much but for me it was just a regular day at school. My teacher did not try to stop and talk or show us what was going on, I mean not that I would've understood it at all anyway. But I remember coming come that day and seeing my dad on the couch recording news coverage of the attacks, seeing one plane crash in the Twin Towers. I remember thinking of how this couldn't be real. I thought for sure my dad was just watching a movie with war and fighting because besides wrestling, those were the only two other things that he enjoyed watching on television, so I didn't think much of it. If only I knew how much that image I saw on that little screen would change and impact our world forever.
Here is just a little look at all the horror that unfolded that day.
 

But as horrible as that day was, there is now hope built in its place with a beautiful memorial.


And now museum reminding us not only of these events but how different and carefree life once was and how it has all changed since then, all captured in this unique time capsule.



Today and everyday we remember all the lives that were lost and sacrificed on that tragic day. We will never forget. May you Rest In Peace.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Gone On A Break.

Hey Guys!
I just wanted to let you know I will be gone for a while fixing up this blog to be compatible with the GDPR laws, which for my European Union visitors means more transparency for you guys making this blog better and bigger for you guys, knowing how we process and store your data. And I promise I will be back soon. Please be patient with me as I figure this out. Thank you for all your support.
Until we meet again,
Mao

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Father's Day 2018.

I would like to wish all the fathers out there today a happy Father's Day including my own father who was and still is, there to love, support, protect, guide, and teach me right from wrong. Thank you, dad, for all you do for us. Thank you for working so hard every day to provide and ensure we have a place to rest our heads. I love you dad and I dedicate this song to you and every dad out there as well as they enjoy this special day. You may have a hard time expressing your emotions sometimes, but I see just how much you care and love me with the simple things you do. whether it's asking if I'm alright after you come home from a long day of work, making sure my siblings always remember to get me "something nice," and always make sure I have enough spending money for the road.  There are not enough words to describe how much you mean to me. I'll always be your baby girl <3.
 

Friday, June 15, 2018

My 3rd Collaboration (Follow Up From Last Post)

As promised, the missing piece from my previous post...

If you enjoy the story please take a little time to fill out my questionnaire on how I did. I can't wait to hear from you!!!! My Blog Questions. If you would like me to answer your questions, just tweet them to @Mao_Yang2013 or facebook me using the hashtag #AskMao13 or email me at .myinspireblog2013@gmail.com. I will reply to a few in a future blog post because we can all learn something from one another. Also, please don't forget to follow/like my Facebook page @MYInspirationBlogFollow my blog with Bloglovin.

In Case You Missed it... My 2nd Collaboration! (My 3rd one is on the way since I can't embed it into this post)

Hey Guys,
I know it's been a while since I last posted new content but I promise you, I have been hard at work trying to bring great content to you guys while at the same time getting to know my fellow bloggers and supporting them, just as they support me. I had the pleasure of working with these two amazing blogs on two pieces that I am so proud of. Here they are for you now, I hope the words in each piece help you as much as they helped me writing them.


If you enjoy the story please take a little time to fill out my questionnaire on how I did. I can't wait to hear from you!!!! My Blog Questions. If you would like me to answer your questions, just tweet them to @Mao_Yang2013 or facebook me using the hashtag #AskMao13 or email me at .myinspireblog2013@gmail.com. I will reply to a few in a future blog post because we can all learn something from one another. Also, please don't forget to follow/like my Facebook page @MYInspirationBlogFollow my blog with Bloglovin.

Monday, June 4, 2018

My Advice Column

Hey guys!!!!!!!
So throughout my whole life, I have always been that person who loves to help and give advice to all of my friends and family and they always seemed to keep coming back for more. Now my goal with this blog from its conception almost 5 years ago was to help people through my stories and personal experiences, to make someone's day a little bit brighter, to let them see that they are never alone. But I don't want to just share stories with you, I want to know what your stories are and what your difficulties are that you need help/advice on and help you through them. Doing it the best way I know how, even though I am no physiologist and just an ordinary girl just like you. My goal is to help people like you and me navigate through the mysteries of life and love. If you would like me to answer your questions, just tweet them to @Mao_Yang2013 or facebook me using the hashtag #AskMao13 or email me at www.myinspireblog2013@gmail.com. I will reply to a few in a future blog post because we can all learn something from one another.
If you know someone who could use some advice from me, share this with them.
See you on the next blog!

Sunday, May 13, 2018

A Letter To My Mom

Dear Mom,
I know I don't say this a lot but I just want you to know that I love you. It is no easy task being born to such a loving, caring, kind, hardworking, and extraordinary mother like you. I know we've had our fair share of disagreements and struggles, but thank you for always being there for me in the good times and the bad. for being my voice when no one else would listen, for coming to the USA and giving me the best quality of life you could through all sorts of services and programs you could find. Thank you for encouraging me to always do my very best in whatever I did and for being on the sidelines cheering me on when I succeed and excel. Thank you for being able stand back and watch me shine even though most times it was hard for you to understand all that was going on around you, but just being happy being there supporting me. For it is because of that support and your unconditional love you've given me Mom, that I am here and who I am today. I hope that one day I become even half the person you are today. I'm am so grateful for everything you have done for me.
 Me and my Mom!

Love your baby girl,
Mao