Firstly, I’d like to start by thanking you for your support, for reading my posts, and hearing me out.
If you realise, I haven’t been posting on this page for a long while now. Somehow, I feel like I’ve outlived this blog. On one hand, I want to keep it for the memories while on the other, I feel the need to move on to another chapter of my life (and blog). One that better reflects the person I’ve turned into and leaves the past — in the past.
So, after giving it much thought, I’ve decided to start a new blog. In fear of not maintaining the momentum, I didn’t want to announce it at first. But, the new one is now on it’s second month and my 100th post, I think it’s time to make it official now.
Piscesbabe is now shifting to her new blog, Rhey of Sunshine. I complete 30 Day Challenges with Cumuloquoise, respond Daily Prompts, post book and restaurant reviews, share music and quotable quotes, and as always my random thoughts. Do check it out and tell me what you think!
With that, I’m still keeping this blog live for future reference. After all, I hold my whole journey as Piscesbabe close to my heart.
As for all of you, I hope that we can keep in touch and may our paths cross again. May you always live life to the fullest and make it beautiful.
With lots of love,
Rheyza aka Piscesbabe ❤
And when we give each other Christmas gifts in His name, let us remember that He has given us the sun and the moon and the stars, and the earth with its forests and mountains and oceans–and all that lives and move upon them. He has given us all green things and everything that blossoms and bears fruit and all that we quarrel about and all that we have misused–and to save us from our foolishness, from all our sins, He came down to earth and gave us Himself.
Photo Credit to fairycandles
Merry Christmas, everyone! (:
“It’s dark because you are trying too hard.
Lightly child, lightly.
Learn to do everything lightly.
Yes, feel lightly even though you’re feeling deeply.
Just lightly let things happen and lightly cope with them.
I was so preposterously serious in those days, such a humorless little prig.
Lightly, lightly – it’s the best advice ever given me.
When it comes to dying even.
Nothing ponderous, or portentous, or emphatic.
No rhetoric, no tremolos, no self conscious persona putting on its celebrated imitation of Christ or Little Nell.
And of course, no theology, no metaphysics.
Just the fact of dying and the fact of the clear light.
So throw away your baggage and go forward.
There are quicksands all about you, sucking at your feet, trying to suck you down into fear and self-pity and despair.
That’s why you must walk so lightly.
Lightly my darling, on tiptoes and no luggage, not even a sponge bag, completely unencumbered.”
― Aldous Huxley, Island
Source: Ballet and Beautiful Things
When I get honest, I admit I am a bundle of paradoxes. I believe and I doubt, I hope and get discouraged, I love and I hate, I feel bad about feeling good, I feel guilty about not feeling guilty. I am trusting and suspicious. I am honest and I still play games. To live by grace means to acknowledge my whole life story, the light side and the dark. In admitting my shadow side I learn who I am and what God’s grace means… My deepest awareness of myself is that I am deeply loved by Jesus Christ and I have done nothing to earn it or deserve it.
– Brennan Manning, The Ragamuffin Gospel
“My Lord God, I have no idea where I am going.
I do not see the road ahead of me.
I cannot know for certain where it will end.
Nor do I really know myself, and the fact that I think that I am following your will does not mean that I am actually doing so.
But I believe that the desire to please you does in fact please you.
And I hope I have that desire in all that I am doing.
I hope that I will never do anything apart from that desire.
And I know that if I do this you will lead me by the right road though I may know nothing about it.
Therefore will I trust you always though I may seem to be lost and in the shadow of death.
I will not fear, for you are ever with me, and you will never leave me to face my perils alone.”
― Thomas Merton
“Why should it frighten you that you cannot bear His Cross without weakening? On the way to Calvary Jesus fell three times; and you, a poor little child, would not be like your Spouse, would not fall a hundred times, if need be, to prove Him your love by rising up again with greater strength than before your fall.”
-St Thérèse of the Child Jesus and the Holy Face