BIG BROTHER

 

THERE ALWAYS COMES THE TIME WHEN WE FINALLY REALIZE TIME, LIFE FLIES PAST AND THERE IS NO TIME LEFT FOR WRITING LONG BOOKS. GETTING TO THE POINT WILL SURELY SAVE US TIME AND WILL MAKE THINGS EASIER FOR EACH OF US AND FOR THE REST. THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE WHO MISTAKENLY THINK THAT WRITING LONG BOOKS AND MAKING THINGS COMPLICATED WILL MAKE THEM LOOK SMARTER AND THAT THEIR WORK WILL GET MORE CREDIT FOR IT. THIS HAS BEEN GOING ON FOR CENTURIES BECAUSE PEOPLE BELIEVED IT. TODAY THAT IS OVER. WE DO NOT WANT TO READ LONG BOOKS WHICH NEITHER MOVE US, IMPRESS US NOR ADD ANYTHING VALUABLE TO OUR LIVES.

WE APPRECIATE IT WHEN SOMEONE COMES ALONG AND SAYS SOMETHING IMPORTANT TO EACH OF US WITHOUT BEATING AROUND THE BUSH, AND ONLY ACTING IN OUR BEST OF INTERESTS. WE VALUE A BOOK OR AN ARTICLE WHEN IT CONTRIBUTES TO OUR BETTER WELL BEING WITH OURSELVES AND WITH THE WORLD WE LIVE IN.

HAVING THIS IN MIND THE FOLLOWING ARE SOME KEY STEPS TO INCORPORATE INTO OUR LIVES IN ORDER TO BECOME BETTER HUMAN BEINGS AND THEREFORE FEEL BETTER WITHIN OURSELVES.

1. PATIENCE. WE SHOULD BE PATIENT. WE SHOULD NOT LOSE PATIENCE NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS OR WHOEVER WE ARE WITH.

2. PEACE. WE SHOULD KEEP THE PEACE AND OUR COMPOSURE EVEN IF THE PERSON WE ARE WITH DOES NOT.

3. CHARITY. WE SHOULD ALL PRACTICE IT WHENEVER WE GET THE CHANCE.

4. THE AFTERLIFE CULTURE. WE SHOULD GET OURSELVES AS MUCH CULTURE AS WE CAN ON EVERYTHING REGARDING THE OTHER WORLD. ONCE WE BRING THAT AFTERLIFE CULTURE TO OURSELVES WE WILL THEN BE TRULY CULTURED. WE NEED TO FILL OUR VOID UP WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE. THIS SPIRITUAL VOID IS THE RESULT OF BEING PART OF A SOCIETY, WHO IS DAILY IN CHARGE OF MAKING US BELIEVE THAT BEING EDUCATED MEANS GETTING OURSELVES CULTURE ON WORLDLY, BANAL QUESTIONS. NEVERTHELESS, NOTHING IS SO FAR BEYOND FROM WHAT REALITY IS. ALL THOSE EARTHLY QUESTIONS SOCIETY MADE US BELIEVE WERE THE TOP CAN VANISH INTO THIN AIR RIGHT AWAY, BEFORE BEING AWARE OF IT. LIFE HERE IS JUST A BRIEF WALK TO REACH OUR REAL LIFE, THE ETERNAL ONE. BEFORE THIS PERPETUAL MOMENT OF GLORY COMES WE SHOULD ALL GET OURSELVES CULTURE ON EVERLASTING LIFE SO THAT WE CAN GAIN A BIT OF HEAVEN DOWN HERE AND MAKE OUR LIFE LONGER THAT WAY AS WELL, BEFORE ENJOYING LA CRÈME DE LA CRÈME OF HAPPINESS AND JOY.

5. HELPING OUT THE OTHERS. WE SHOULD BE DOING AS MUCH GOOD AS WE CAN ON A DAILY BASIS.

6. PRAYING. WE SHOULD DEVOTE SOME TIME TO PRAYING EVERY DAY. THE MORE WE PRAY THE BETTER FOR EACH OF US AND FOR THE WORLD AS A WHOLE. SAYING TWO TO THREE ROSARIES A DAY IS SIMPLY WONDERFUL.

THIS SHORT WALK AROUND HERE IS A BIG BROTHER SHOW. GOD WATCHES OUR BIG BROTHER SHOW 24 HOURS A DAY, DAY IN AND DAY OUT. OUR LORD KNOWS IT ALL ABOUT EACH OF US, EVEN THOSE SECRETS WE KEEP TO OURSELVES THAT NOBODY KNOWS. AT THE END OF THE SHOW, THAT IS, WHEN EACH OF US´TIME COMES, GOD WILL TELL US WHETHER EACH OF US IS NOMINATED FOR THE TIME OF OUR LIFE, OR WHETHER WE ARE EXCLUDED FROM IT.

IF EACH OF US WANTS TO BE NOMINATED FOR BIG BROTHER WE SHOULD LOVE EVERYONE, AND THEREFORE AT THE SAME TIME WE WOULD BE LOVING GOD AS WELL. INDEED, OUR TWO OBJECTIVES DOWN HERE ARE PRECISELY THOSE. HOW DO WE DO THAT? BEING TRUE, GENEROUS, PATIENT AND GIVING CREDIT TO WHOEVER DESERVES IT. EVERY SINGLE DAY GIVES US THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHOW HOW FAITHFUL, OPEN-HANDED, PATIENT AND FAIR WE ARE. WHEN THIS BIG BROTHER SHOW IS OVER  OUR FATHER WILL LOVE TO NOMINATE ALL OF US FOR PARADISE. NEVERTHELESS, THERE ARE SOME RULES LIKE IN EVERY SHOW, AND THE RULES CONCERNING THIS SHOW ARE TRUTH AND LOVE. TRUTH AND LOVE GO HAND IN HAND WHEREVER WE GO AND WHATEVER WE DO. WHETHER WE ARE DEALT THREE ACES OR A BAD HAND OUR BEST CHOICE IS TRUTH AND LOVE. AT FIRST SIGHT, TRUTH AND LOVE IN MANY CIRCUMSTANCES MAY SEEM TO BE THE WRONG CHOICE. HOWEVER, IT IS SO TRUE THAT WE VERY OFTEN HAVE TO LOSE IN ORDER TO WIN LATER ON THAT I CANNOT REITERATE IT ENOUGH.

IT ALL BOILS DOWN TO FAITH. ONCE WE PLACE FAITH IN OUR LORD WE WILL ACCEPT TRUTH AND LOVE AS OUR LIFE PILLARS EVERYWHERE WE GO, AND EVERYTHING WILL FLOW SMOOTHER IN OUR LIFE. WE ARE FREE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN LOVE AND TRUTH AND HATE AND LIES, BETWEEN FREEDOM AND SLAVERY. JESUS CHRIST ONCE SAID IT AS WELL: KNOWING THE TRUTH WILL MAKE US AS FREE AS WE HAVE NEVER FELT FREEDOM BEFORE BY FAR”. EVEN THOUGH WE DO NOT HEAR ANY OF THIS ANYWHERE ANYMORE THAT IS NOT A REASONABLE EXCUSE FOR IGNORING THIS KEY KNOWLEDGE. TOMORROW IS ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO CHOOSE BETWEEN GOOD AND BAD. REMEMBER OUR LORD IS ALWAYS ON OUR SIDE, AND WE WILL FEEL STRONG ENOUGH TO CHOOSE RIGHT, EVEN THOUGH WE MAY NOT SEE IT RIGHT AWAY!

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Julia Martinez

Julia Martínez was born in The Basque Country, Spain in 1965. She went to Las Carmelitas School in Santurtzi, where she completed her elementary and secondary education, except her senior year. She decided to go to the United States as an exchange student for her senior year. She lived with an American family in California for that school year. After coming back from the US she started her undergraduate studies at Deusto University. By this time she had already lived in Santurtzi for seventeen years. It was 1983 when she and her family moved to Getxo. At Deusto University she studied English Linguistics for five years. She was twenty three years old when she got her undergraduate degree. She spent about three months during three different summers in England. During two of those summers she was an exchange student, and another summer she was working as an au pair, living with an English family. She also spent about two months during two different summers in Dublin. She was an exchange student living with an Irish family for a month, and another summer she was living in a student residence. In 1988 she was granted a scholarship to do her graduate studies at Indiana University, in the U.S..She completed a double master on English and Spanish Applied Linguistics in 1990. During that year and a half that she was studying over there she was also working as an Associate Professor giving Spanish classes at Indiana University. After working on the double master, She decided to go back to Spain and work as an English teacher at an English school in Galdakao for a year. At the same time that she was working, she was studying in order to sit a competitive exam. She went to Madrid to take it, and got the job she wanted. She became a civil servant, and she started working as an English teacher at a high school in 1991. By the year 2004 she had already been teaching for thirteen years in four different high schools, giving lessons to secondary students. In 2004 she decided to quit teaching and start painting as a self-made painter. She has got thirty six original oil paintings on canvas, and all of them share bright, lively, warm colors which invite you to smile and chill out. You see them all together and you see a real celebration of life, of what life should be, of happiness and love. Apart from painting, she is very keen on music and photography. About music, it must be said that she was very much into it during some years in the past, specially when she was taking Classical and electric guitar lessons and writing her own songs. She has got four demos with songs sung, both in English and Spanish. She performed as a singer in some places in the year 2000 after recording all her original songs. She is a hard-working person and a very good listener. She is one of those really positive people that finds solutions to almost anything you can think of. She enjoys creative work, either in painting, photography, dancing, singing, writing or cooking. She also enjoys herself with those little things in life like going out for a stroll in the country, listening to all kinds of music, good company, a good book, helping people in need, taking a nap, or just watching a funny movie. At present she is working as a freelance writer. Let us add that she is really interested in the protection of animals.

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