Living in the Key of Happy2

“Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Matthew 16:24.

This morning, Facebook reminded me about this blog post from last year. A year later, it still rings true. Things have changed, but the essence is the same. I am still following the directions of the The Creator and the one, true Christ. But sadness is bound to enter the life of someone who tempts fate by claiming true happiness. The challenge is seeing past the tears to rediscover the reason. I do that every day, and I’m still motivated. Please enjoy my memory.

The Dragonfly’s Student

The Dragonfly's Student

I grew up the eldest daughter in an upper middle-class Cuban-American family. … I pause a little as I write the words upper middle-class because I wonder if my family would see it that way, but I will not change what I believe. Especially not now.

During this road trip, I am continuing the essence of this summer’s quest. I continue to learn more about myself. Leading the list of lessons I have learned: I had a very privileged childhood.

I’m not complaining, don’t get me wrong. I am very grateful to my parents for allowing me to have such a safe and secure existence. That part of my life allowed me to grow into someone who is willing to analyze my life and grow from my experiences.

As the daughter of open-minded immigrants, the lessons I learned growing up included:

  • We are all equal, no matter what other…

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