I extended my trip while in Las Vegas last week for a few days to catch some Cirque de Soleil and enjoy some time off. I had been there maybe about 10 years ago and remember being awed by the Bellagio Fountains. So it was on the top of my list of things to see. I captured a little video here with the water show playing the Beatles song, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds.
What lasts in our memories are experiences, even if for a short time, to dazzle our senses. Watching the water dance to the melody of the song kind of made me go want to go to a ballroom and dance with a handsome man right after! I can close my eyes and keep seeing the rhythmic flow of the combination of lights, water, splash and music create it’s magic.
Here is one with Time To Say Goodbye by Andrea Bocelli and Sarah Brightman. This one makes me want to cry! But isn’t it better to cry and feel an experience than not have one at all? That my friend is living life at its best- feeling emotion that moves us ;)
Artículo en Español: Amor y Ka En Las Vegas
I love Latin Music! So when I got an invitation by Verizon to attend the Latin Grammy’s in Las Vegas, I was thrilled! Being of Colombian heritage, I wanted to see Juanes and Carlos Vives. Of course, hearing Miguel Bose with Pepe Aguilar, Pit Bull, Ricky Martin, Santana and so many others perform was really dazzling.
Carlos Vives performed first with Choqibtown, also Colombian, and then Marc Anthony. I was able to capture this video from my Verizon Motox X, so hopefully you can get an idea of the energy of them combined.
Here are some highlight tweets close up from the official Latin Grammy Account:
Here Carlos Vives with Choquibtown:
— Latin GRAMMYs (@LatinGRAMMYs) November 21, 2014
Carlos Vives with Marc Anthony:
I’m super excited to announce that I am going to be at the Latin Grammy’s! Thank you Verizon Wireless for the invitation. It is my first time attending and have been wanting to go for a long time, so this is a dream come true! Follow my tweets with my fellow bloggers at #vzwbuzz and #mimusica
This video answers questions to three Trailblazers at the event of how they define God: Rob Bell, Elizabeth Gilbert and Iyanla Vanzant.
Rob Bell says that God is like a song and you hear it, but it is in a room where he has to get in. And the more closely you listen, you realize the song is playing in the whole house. And you want to turn up the volume in the whole house because it makes your soul soar. For him, it begins in the little every day moments and that spirituality is the awareness that there is more going on. He goes on to say that the moment you prove something, then it is wrong. You have to experience it to be real.
The Oprah Life You Want Tour in Miami was a moving weekend for me. I have seen Oprah for many years on TV. Seeing her live and share her personal stories, some which I had never heard of, made me see her in a different light than the super star Oprah on TV. I saw that her wealth is a result of her passion to give. Not only that, she is very clear that she is here to be of service God. She said when we made that her priority, her show grew exponentially. I saw a woman who really cares about uplifting and inspiring others.
I captured part of the opening video here. While she spoke, all these plastic wristbands we were given all lit up. With the lights down in the Miami arena, it was a special sight and vibe. So besides being an uplifting weekend, it was two days that filled my soul. I felt like my heart had burst open and something inside of me shifted. I was so sensitive the following week, that one day, I burst into tears at home. It was those happy tears moments. It was because I felt so blessed. I really felt it. It was raw and real.
When I think of the words of this inspirational saying, I take a deep breath, let my mind go of unnecessary thoughts and imagine myself flying free like the bird. Now I wish I could sing and whistle as sweet as the bird, but at least my mind will be more relaxed.
Quote To Live By ~ Where Strength Really Lies
I wrote this post as part of my participation in a blog tour for Latina Mom Bloggers on behalf of the Allstate Foundation and received compensation to thank me for taking the time to participate. However, all opinions expressed are my own.
This week, I participated in a conference call with various bloggers nationwide with Jorge Monsivais, the national voice for Allstate Insurance for the Hispanic community. The teleconference was about “¡Vamos!” or “Let’s Go!” first-ever national survey looking into the attitudes and behaviors of Hispanic teen drivers and parents.
I myself am a survivor of a severe car accident because of a guy that was driving my car and lost control on a highway exit. So I know the consequences of speeding while driving! You can read my story here. My son was nine years old at the time, and now at 21, I always talk to him and remind him of the importance of driving safely. He knows..he almost lost his mom to an irresponsible driver.
Artículo en Español: Educándonos Con Allstate
In fact, that same day we drove together to the gym and I told him that I was no longer going to look at my phone during red lights in the car. I took it to heart since being a role model is of supreme importance. I never text nor look at my phone while driving, but I did at stops. Not anymore. The phone goes in the back seat!
My son wearing his seatbelt: