Friday, February 25, 2011

3X the LOVE

Valentine's Day just passed however i cannot help but reflect on love this dreary friday.  Love is such a powerful thing that evokes so much emotionality out of us as human beings.  Isn't love, the ability to feel love, that gives us our souls and sets us apart from machines?
It is great to think that there is a  progression from friendship love to romantic love to unconditional love.  And i am glad to say that i believe my Mr. and i have progressed through the three types of love and would like to think we have arrived at unconditional love. 

Let us take a look at the 3 Types of Love:

1) Philos love - a love based on friendship between two people

2) Eros love - known as "erotic love". It is based on strong feelings toward another. It usually occurs in the first stages of a man-woman "romantic" relationship.

3) Agape - unconditional love

The physical, mental and spiritual kind of love is found in the 3 types of love.  We can all hope to someday feel some kind of love our way, whatever type it is, i hope you feel it and i hope you have the capacity to give it too!

I am inspired today by the unconditional love i feel on this dreary friday!  I know that because i have agape love, whatever the weather may be outside, i feel nothing but sunshine and roses deep within me! 

How do you feel today in your corner of the world?

Monday, February 14, 2011

Be Inspired Monday: Love

I don't know about you ladies, but love makes me weak yet stronger than the wind. For love I could stand on a hill to fight the tempest. Love inspires me to be less stubborn. Love inspires me to be more creative.

For love I wrote the following poem and I am not afraid to share it with everyone. I hope you like it enough to share with your loved one.

Happy St Valentines day to everyone!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Wednesday Fashion Item: The Lace Dress

Although I like lace lingerie, I am not a lace dresses fan. However, when I saw the following dresses online I couldn't resist admiring the lace Marchesa dress worn by Lauren Conrad... ...and the way Taylor Swift worn the lace Reiss dress.

I know lace dresses are romantic and can be in your wardrobe for a life time, but wearing lace is not my style. Seeing these two lace dresses have made me want to try on one. I would to know if I can become more romantic by wearing a lace dress. Hopefully I will wear one for this Valentine's day. If I do I will definitely confess on TC30s ;)!

Questions of the day:

1. Do you like lace dresses?
2. How do you feel when you wear a lace item?

3. What are you going to wear this Valentine's day?

Let's confess on TC30s.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Be Inspired Monday: Trust In Him

Disclaimer: This is one of the longest post I've written on TC30s. I hope it is an inspirational confession and you like reading it.


When I was in my teens, I prayed and cried for the Almighty to let the guy I was in love with return my love. I prayed for God to use his own time to bring that guy into my life, even if it took the eternity. I was head over hills for him for over five years and all he could tell me was that he really wanted my friendship and nothing more.

For the following five years, I wished for the same thing: to be loved by him. There were times when I felt sad, lost and unloved, because I couldn't have him in my life as my boyfriend. When I was in the deepest of my sadness I would say that I wanted Leonardo DiCaprio to become my boyfriend. Yeah, Leonardo was the guy to comfort me :)!

In the summer 1999 I decided to forget about him and enjoy my life, but he was always at the back of my mind. Occasionally I would phone him and talked to him about life. I would then transcript our conversation and analyse the words.

I never questioned God the reason I was not with him, because I completely trusted God’s judgement, but that didn’t prevent me from wishing him to become my love - even for just a night (yep, I am confessing)!

The God answered my prayers. In 2000 MY DREAM GUY asked me out! What was I going to do to keep him forever?

We went out to eat a pizza together. After the meal he asked me to join him and his friends to go watch Gladiator. At one point I was cold so I told him that in the summer 1999 I fell ill with meningitis – I don’t who why I said that, because in those days I was healthy as a red fish. I think my confession scared him off. After the evening he drove me home in his car. It was just me and him listening Kenny G.

When he parked his brand new car in front of my house, he relaxed on the car seat and said “If you like, you can come out with me and my friends again.” We just exchanged cheek kisses, like real Italians do. We didn't exchange lips kisses, like real lovers do.

I was happy anyway, so I didn't think about the last with me and my friends. Although we didn’t kiss, once back in bed that night I wrote in my diary LORD, I LEAVE EVERYTHING IN YOUR HANDS! IF THIS IS MEANT TO BE, LET IT BE. I LOVE YOU LORD, AMEN!

This guy didn’t phone me again. I phoned him few days later and he showed me the shoulders. I am stubborn, I was still in love and kept praying. We were friends. He travelled away from our city. Every time he returned I was there for him as a friend. I was looking forward to his last words "Maybe when I get back we could become more than friends." I trusted that God was working in my favour for that day to come.

In April 2001, my love interest came back in town and I heard him. I phoned him and he said “I will phone you later to see if we can go out tonight.” My heart was full of butterflies.

Then I waited by my mobile phone the whole afternoon, but he never phoned. It was the same evening that one of my girl friends phoned me to ask me out for a drink because she was in town from college. I accepted and decided to forget about that silly boy. I waited and waited, but he didn't phone.

Later my best girl friend phoned me and ask out for a drink. I accepted. It was that night that I met my wonderful husband.{more to come on my personal blog tomorrow}

I wasn’t looking for love but the Lord was working in my favour. I always put my trust in Him, because I am his daughter and he protects me against all evil. When I met my now husband I trusted in God's doing. I prayed and asked the Lord IF THIS IS MEANT TO BE, O LORD, LET IT BE!

Although I don’t go to church every Sunday, I am very religious! I believe there is a Higher Being which looks after everyone. The Almighty loves us and protects us. His time is the best and everything happens in our life for a purpose, I believe in God and trust in his judgement. I know that He is there for me and everyone who put their trust in Him always.

Sometimes we feel like the world has turned against us. Wherever we look we see darkness. We believe that we are alone in our tribulations. What we forget in those moments is that we must trust in Him, because our Father works in mysterious way, but only in our best interest.

He is our Father who said that we should not doubt him, because he is the Alpha and Omega. Our Lord will never fail us. The Lord will protect you from all danger; he will keep you safe, he will never forsake you if you put your trust in Him!

Now that I am older I put my trust in Him even more and I know that whatever happens in my life it happens because the Lord wants it in that way.

I hope today's Be Inspired Monday can help us put our trust in Him always.

Questions of the day.

1. Do you agree that the Lords works in mysterious ways?

2. Have you ever experienced the mysterious way of the Lord?

Friday, February 4, 2011

Healthy Tip: Ginger Exercise

Maybe now that is February many of us have dropped out of their New Year Resolution: a healthy new you.

Don't despair, today I want to reveal a little trick which can boost your New Year fitness regime. Try chewing a small amount of ginger after each exercise.


Recently scientists found out that chewing a small amount of raw ginger reduces pains for up to 24 hours after a workout.

If chewing is not your thing, you can slice some raw ginger, then add hot water and a little bit of honey.

This will not only be a great winter treat, but it is a superb antidote for a chilly run in the park.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Wednesday Fashion Item: The Timeless Bag

I try to be fashionable when I can but my fashion tend to be timeless. I don't like spending too much money for trendy items that will go out of fashion the next season. I prefer to spend a lot on one particular product which will then become a current feature in my wardrobe, unique pieces are my thing.

This why I would like to share with you some of my favourite fashionable, yet timeless trends, every Wednesday through our new Wednesday Fashion Item!

The first WFI item is the Zara bag below.

I saw it bag in Look a British fashion magazine and since then I want it, because it reminds me of the fashion of the 60s, which I dig.

It is on my to buy list.

What is your fashion sense? Are you a vintage-timeless 30something-girl or are you a current-futuristic 30something-girl?

Please confess your fashion sense on TC30s!