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MIFA  ♬do re"Mifa"so la ti do ❥California based✧Wanderlust,Goodenergy&Uplevel Lifestyle ♛Beauty is in the eye of the beholder ✎mifa@mifanguyen.com »NewPost↡

Did you know the color most commonly associated with Easter is purple? 💜💜🐣✨🙏🏼💜💜

PURPLE is the color found in church sanctuaries throughout the world during the season. EASTER color purple is indicative of royalty. It is said that the color purple brings wealth.

Purple also is associated with mourning & so anticipates the pain & suffering of the crucifixion. Purple is the colour associated with royalty, particularly the Roman emperors at the time of Christ. As an act of derision toward Our Lord, Pilate placed a purple robe on Jesus, whom he called “King of the Jews”. The color purple best celebrates Christ's resurrection and sovereignty.

The fourth Sunday in Lent is called “Laetare Sunday”. “Laetare” is Latin for “rejoice”. Holy Week is the week leading up to Easter Sunday beginning with Palm Sunday.

It was heartbreaking for me to see the NOTRE DAME Cathedral burning with so much history & beauty gone especially during HOLY WEEK. Even with the restoration it will never be exactly the same. I felt the need to do something about it nevertheless & help with the restoration which is why many of you saw me donating to the cause (on IG stories).

However, Easter represents life after death. It represents recovery from tragedy. In the aftermath of the fire, the coming of Easter helped us focus not on what we lost, but on what we could become.

It reminds us that a church like Notre Dame in Paris is the people, not a building. The Greek word that ultimately became "church" was ekklesia, which means "assembly." It was never meant to refer to the structure in which the people gathered. The structure is meant to serve the people, not the other way around.

P.S.That’s why I’m wearing purple for Easter.

P.P.S. I have my hair like princess Jasmine from Aladdin because... although I rarely watch tv or movies nowadays— my hands down favorite actor @willsmith is in it & the movie will be out in a little over a month May 24th. 😍🙏🏼 Brace yourself because the incredible genie 🧞‍♂️ aka Will Smith is going to deliver as usual. ✨🙌🏼

Direction is so much more important than speed. Small steps in the right direction are better than big steps in the wrong direction. 🧭🕰💡⏳

The smallest steps in the right direction can end up being the biggest step of your life. Lack of direction, not lack of time is the problem. We all have twenty four hours days. It’s what you do with the time you have.⏰⌛️

No matter how much money you have, you can’t buy more time. You may delay, but time will not. Never leave that til tomorrow which you can do today.

Each person holds so much power within themselves that needs to be let out. Sometimes they just need a little nudge, a little direction, a little support, a little coaching and the greatest things can happen.

The great thing in this world is not so much where we stand, as in what direction we are moving. No matter how long you’ve traveled in the wrong direction, you always have the choice to turn around.

As you keep your mind and heart focused in the right direction, approaching each day with faith and gratitude, I believe you will be empowered to live life to the fullest and enjoy the abundant life has to offer.

P.S. What are you grateful for today? ♥️♥️

Sometimes it’s through our cracks & broken places that light shines through the brightest.✨💛💡💫⚡️✨

Found a crack, no one saw the beauty of this opening & honestly thought it was weird I wanted to be here, but it didn’t bothered me. I knew the vision & saw the beauty that no one saw. After all, my motto has always been “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Unexpected places & there’s so many amazing people out there that tend to hold inner/outer beauty that many may overlook. They deserve to be shine on too.

In Japan, broken objects are often repaired with gold. The flaw is seen as a unique piece of the object’s history, which adds to its beauty. Consider this when you feel broken.💙🙏🏼♥️

Kintsugi is a Japanese art form which breaks & repairs are treated as part of the object's history. Broken ceramics are carefully mended by artisans with a lacquer resin mixed with powdered gold, silver or platinum. The repairs are visible, yet beautiful. Kintsugi means "golden joinery". By repairing broken ceramics it’s possible to give a new lease of life to pottery that becomes even more refined thanks to its “scars”. Kintsugi teaches that broken objects are not something to hide but to display with pride.

With this technique it’s possible to create true and always different works of art, each with its own story and beauty, thanks to the unique cracks formed when the object breaks, as if they were wounds that leave different marks on each of us.

The kintsugi technique also suggests we shouldn’t throw away broken objects. When an object breaks, it doesn’t mean that it’s no longer useful. Its breakages can become valuable. We should do our best to repair things because sometimes in doing so we obtain more valuable objects. This is the essence of resilience.

Each of us should look for a way to cope with negative or traumatic events in a positive way. Learn from negative experiences, take the best from them and have a new outlook and that exactly these experiences make each person unique, precious & even stronger.💗♥️

Take your good times as sweets & your bad times as medicines. 💗💜💛🧡

Happy Palm Sunday tomorrow which is a reminder of the reason for the Easter season.🌴🌴🌴🌴

Palm Sunday, a moment to stop the routine of everyday busyness of life to reflect.

Decided to find a place with the most palm trees to reflect.

It is important to know who you are. To make decisions to show who you are.

There’s no better way to thank the universe or god for your blessings such as sight than by giving a helping hand to someone in the dark.

P.S. This place happens to have lots of alligators in the swamp right behind me.

P.P.S. Any plans for Easter? 🐣🌷💝

Take flight towards your limitless dreams. 🕊🧚🏼‍♂️✨

This particular sculpture is called, “Wings of Mexico.” There’s a total of 9 art pieces (this is one of the nine pieces), together they’re called, “Wings of the City.”

It’s an artwork that is a link of friendship that promotes and strengthens the bonds that exist between different cultures. The interactive nature of the exhibition provides a brilliant opportunity for the community to interact, learn and embrace different cultures. It’s important to see that we are similar; we can understand a little of everything and that makes us have more empathy—be in favor of looking for similarities rather than differences. Embracing different cultures is so valuable.

Love the brilliantness of this artwork.

P.S. To see a video of me & these wings, admiring the sculpture and being a tourist in my home town & to learn exactly where to find this wings, link in bio.

P.P.S. Wings artwork is popular nowadays—What pair of wings art have you seen & in what city? Love to hear your thoughts & feedback. 💙💙

Life is a beautiful collage of priceless moments & memories which when pieced all together creates a unique treasured masterpiece. ♥️💗🙌🏼🌸✨

The best gifts in the world are not in the material objects one can buy from the store, but in the memories we make with the people we love.

We got invited to go to an exclusive event at this place. A year ago the hubby & I created memories here at this place, whenever we think of this place we always smile & laugh. This place will definitely always have a special place in our hearts. It’s ironic how exactly a year later, recently, we got invited to go to an event at this place.

Memory is a diary we carry around with us. Some places are worth coming back to revisit because it simply feels like home.

P.S. What one place/destination feels like home to you? Love to hear your thoughts & feedback. ♥️♥️

Happy World Health Day. 🙏🏼🙌🏼🧠🏃🏻‍♀️
To keep the body in good health is a duty, otherwise we shall not be able to keep our mind strong & clear.

It’s important to be healthy for myself & the people I love like my husband, family & friends. I can’t be the best me and thriving at my best when I’m not healthy—I can’t help myself & I can’t help others.

All the money in the world can’t buy you back good health. There’s nothing more important than our good health, that’s our principle capital asset. The foundation of success in life is good health: that is the substratum fortune; it is also the basis of happiness. A person can not accumulate a fortune very well when he is sick.

7 years ago, I was the sickest I’ve ever been unexpectedly, I had an infection that was so terrible, I thought I wasn’t going to make it. I lost 20 lbs within a week (that’s a lot since I have a petite frame), no medicine could be kept down & it was getting worst by the hours & days. My life was literally deteriorating without quick actions. Doctors at the hospital that I went to couldn’t do anything for me, but my dad literally saved my life with his experience & skills as a doctor.

Eventually, no matter what regimen you’ve followed, no matter how fiercely you’ve fought the fight, good health becomes harder to maintain. It may disappear overnight or simply dwindle, but with every year that passes, the odds shorten.

Youth is a spirit of adventure and awakening. It is a time of physical emerging when the body strains the vigor & good health that you may ignore the caution of temperance. Youth is a period of timelessness when the horizons of age seem too distant to be noticed. Don’t take good health for granted.

P.S. What one thing have you done to stay healthy or to look healthy? Love to hear your thought & feedback. 💙💙

Happy Birthday Mom! 💗♥️👭🥳
Mother and daughter from the start. Best friends forever from the heart.

An emotional and beautiful day having my mom walk me out during the “Tea Ceremony” at my wedding (almost exactly 9 months ago). Honestly, never thought this day would ever come & it was a very sentimental moment.

Mother & daughter— it’s a special bond that spans the years. Through laughter, worry, smiles and tears. A sense of trust that can’t be broken, a depth of love sometimes unspoken. A lifelong friendship built on sharing, hugs and kisses, warmth and caring & endless memories built. Mother and daughter their heart as one, a link that can never be undone.

The more a daughter knows the details of her mother’s life, the stronger the daughter. When you’re a mother, you’re never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think at least twice & more—once for herself & once for her children. The strength of a mother is like no other. During times of stress she may struggle to find her way because she’s facing her own personal struggles, but her child welfare comes first. She may make mistakes, but never doubt her love, it burns deeply in her heart. Words can’t express the unconditional love that exist & a tight bond that’s impossible to be broken.

I’m not yet a mother, maybe in the future...but so blessed to have such a great mother who’s kindness and hard work can shine so bright, it’s as if you could see it from miles & even galaxies away. She’s such an amazing role model growing up & still til this day and has continuously set such high standards of being the complete package of a great wife, mother, grandma, daughter, friend, such a caring heart who always outworks everyone in so many aspects & always goes out of her way to help others without thinking twice & questioning. Her heart is so pure of love. Plus, she always manages to look super young & stylish too, the most stylish one in the family probably. 😉😍 I’ll be so lucky to be half the mother she is one day, but I know I have an amazing foundation that she has bestowed upon me.

Wishing you the bestest birthday because you truly deserve it. If anyone deserves the best, it’s you Mom! ♥️♥️♥️♥️

Sometimes you just have to stay silent because no words can explain what’s going on in your mind & heart. 🧠♥️

The only lasting beauty is beauty of the heart. 💗🌸💗🌺
You’re built not to shrink down to less, but to blossom into more.

Surround yourself with people who allow you to blossom.

Everyone has a story to tell, a lesson to teach and wisdom to share. Life is a beautiful masterpiece bound together by your experiences. Open up & share your story, become an inspiration to others. You can make a difference because you matter. You were created with purpose. Live your life with intention, go out there and make a difference by being the difference.

You don't have the power to make rainbows or waterfalls, sunsets or roses, but you do have the power to bless people by your words, smiles, positive actions & thoughtfulness. You carry within you the power to make the world better.

Thank you for all the continuous love & beautiful messages regarding my random act of kindness which I usually share every Wednesday on IG stories. Kindness often cause ripple effects which has the potential to make the world a better place.

Where hope grows, miracles blossom.

P.S. What act of kindness could you do today for someone or what have you done? Love to hear your thoughts & feedback. 💗💗
**To know where this is at, full detail of this place & how to get there—Link In Bio.

You can’t fall if you don’t climb, but there’s no joy in living your whole life on the ground. 🏞🌲🌿✨

In the end, you won’t remember the time you spent working in the office or mowing your lawn. Climb that mountain, go on the adventures that your heart desires.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always go at it just one more time.

I came across a lady yesterday who failed at her dream career for 17 years—continuously failing & made roughly 3k total within those 17 years. So, ultimately—she’s clearly losing money. However, now she’s a millionaire because she fought through her struggles, always building new skills and learn strategies to get her to the next level. She succeeded because she went at it just one more time.😉

Like Jim Rohn says, don’t wish for things to be easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenges, wish for more wisdom.

P.S. Where was your last adventure? Love to hear your thoughts & feedback. 💚💚

P.P.S. Would you had given up or continue going after 17 years of failure?

Life is like a skyscraper, we could be in the same building but have different views. 🏙🌃💙💜🧐

Each of us has a different perspective on things around us. Not everyone thinks the same way we think, knows the things we know, believe in the same things you believe, nor acts the same way you would act. True empathy requires that you step outside your own emotions to view things entirely from the perspective of the other person.

Opinion can often times really be the lowest form of human knowledge. It requires no accountability, no understanding. The highest form of knowledge is empathy, for it requires us to suspend our egos and live in another’s world. It requires profound purpose larger than the self kind of understanding.

Respect, love the differences, go beyond yourself & make the effort to understand others. You’ll gain tremendous knowledge, wisdom and even skills—beautiful & magical things happens.

P.S. Do you recognize this iconic structure? ♥️✨

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