Don’t forget to thank God for your life today.

Don’t forget to be thankful for waking up in the morning

and having 3 meals a day

and having clean water to drink

and having danger being far away.

Be thankful for the people around you,

the blessings that come your way,

from every little extra treat

that has made you smile today.

Be kind to the people that you pass by

and don’t forget to share your smile,

you never know if they’ve needed a little happiness

That they have been without for some while.

Remember to trust yourself and all that you’re capable of,

You have so much to give to the world.

From hope to happiness, peace and love,

your heart of gold behold.

ยฉ2015 sammidaaephantomblog

As my idol has said:

“You are enough, you are so enough. It is Unbelievable how enough you are.”


Fathers Day.

Having the complicated relationship with my biological father….well, I didn’t celebrate fathers day for him.

I celebrated the day for my grandpa, and my mom (who plays the role of both Mother and Father.)

I reflected a lot. Seeing girls my age honoring their fathers as super heroes who would sacrifice anything to make their daughters happy and for them to feel their love…I got pretty jealous. Still jealous of that kind of relationship.

BUT…I got thinking of the people I have in my life.

They fill the gap my father left in my heart.

My grandpa is my main father figure and I love him with all my life. He doesn’t have work but he does his best to give us what we may want or need when mama doesn’t have enough.

My mother is the dearest person in my life. I adore her and am at awe with her love for my siblings and She’s our provider who cares for us and pushes on despite all the difficulties in raising us on her own. As I’ve mentioned in an earlier post, my mama works long hours to bring us to school, provide us the basics and then some.

Then of course, our main father. God the Father Almighty. The father who never forsaken me. He had never turned away. He answers my prayers and I trust in him. I continuously am blessed with his love and protection. I can never be happier knowing I am God’s child and he is my papa. Though I cannot see him and many don’t believe that he is real; daily, I see little miracles that would be impossible if there weren’t someone real above. I feel his love and within myself, I truly believe that someone up there cares for me and just wants to love me despite my flaws and imperfections. He is my strength and guidance.

My grandpa, mommy and papa….I love you all so much. Thank you for everything!

Happy Fathers Day!

My Best friend.

Hello phantom readers!

I think it is about time I tell you internet peeps about my best friend. ๐Ÿ™ŒShe is a sister to me in everything but blood. My constant confidant and guidance especially when I feel like my world is just a big tangled mess and I’m in the deepest pit of darkness, she is the brightest light that can put a smile on my face in my worst of moods.๐Ÿ˜ป

I met her in my freshmen year of high school๐Ÿ“•๐Ÿ“–๐Ÿ“š. I left my first school Montessori and then transferred to a catholic all girls school๐Ÿ˜‡. It was around Christmas time ๐ŸŽ„and Montessori was having their annual Christmas program. I was visiting and enjoying the free food when my classmate from grade school who still went to Montessori started playfully teasing me.

I was pretty childish back then(still am^ฯ‰^). So naturally I ran after him. I couldn’t catch up to him but then this girl fell in step with me, she was also trying to chase the guy because apparently he was bugging her earlier.

All was fine, the guy wasn’t a bully, he was just a really good friend and such friends just love to annoy you at times. I thanked him for that day.๐Ÿ‘Š

The girl and I eventually gave up since, why the effort? There’s free food everywhere,๐Ÿด๐Ÿจโ˜•๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ๐Ÿฉ๐Ÿฐ๐Ÿช๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ–๐Ÿ—๐Ÿฃ๐Ÿซ๐Ÿฌ๐Ÿฎ

I rather feast than chase that guy all day. The girl, whom I like to call sister in Greek (Percy Jackson got us greeky๐Ÿ˜น) sat down with me and we got talking and founding out about everything we had and didn’t have in common.

We clicked.๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽ†๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

The next school year, I transferred back to Montessori and we got close and closer and even after she transferred school the next year, we never drifted away. โ˜บWe hardly talked to each other but when we do meet, it’s like we were never apart.๐Ÿ’ž

She knows my deepest darkest secrets and guards them as if they were her own. She loves me despite hugging her too hard that I forgot about her milk box she had and it spilled on her top…๐Ÿ˜ซ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜

She’s my biggest motivator in life and I really can’t imagine losing her.

She really is the best.๐Ÿ˜˜

A few days ago, we finally saw each other after like a year. We went to the mini mall that mostly is just a bazaar and we played cruddy arcade games and sat down for hours talking about anything and nothing. It was the best I had in a long while.๐Ÿ˜†

Although I have other friends I consider my best friends as well, this special girl has a special place in my heart ๐Ÿ’–

She got me through a lot and always refused to believe I was anything less than great. I have tons of flaws and she doesn’t care for any of them. I absolutely love her and thank God I have met this wonderful person in my life.

To the people reading through my long post, I just want you to remember not to take for granted the people/person you call your best friend. They truly are gifts sent from heaven.

Happy Best Friends Day!!!!๐Ÿ’Ÿ

Quote of the week

Stay in the present and choose to grow strong.

Be aware. Be aware of your surroundings, of the people around you, of yourself and your actions and thoughts. Stay focused and handle yourself in a way that could benefit you and your growth physically, mentally, socially and spiritually. You can choose to better yourself. It is an option and a choice that is rightfully yours to claim.