Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Life: Being thankful...

I wasn't planning to write this post at all, but I felt an urge to share my thoughts. Yesterday I celebrated my 26th birthday and I must admit - it made me appreciate the fact that I am alive and healthy. I am thankful for everything I have, especially my family and my beautiful baby boy. 

Today I was crying my eyes out, when I found out about Talia's death. Stories like this break my heart and I want to scream: Why??? It is so unfair. She was just a child and she did not deserve to die. An innocent 13 year old girl, who went through so much pain, but still managed to inspire millions of people allover the world! My heart goes out to her family and friends and I cannot imagine what they feel right now...

On the 13th of July, Cory Montheith (Glee star) was found dead... It is devastating, especially for his girlfriend Lea. They seemed so happy together. I just found out  his cause of death - lethal mix of heroin and alcohol.  Ok... it's an addiction, but I cannot understand why would anyone take drugs like heroin in the first place? It's shocking! His family and girlfriend lost him forever, because of drugs.... I have no words... It's really sad.

A 13 year old dies of cancer and a 31 year old dies because he overdosed heroin... It breaks my heart.... Talia didn't have a choice. She was diagnosed with cancer. Cory had a choice and chose drugs. We will never know why...It's very upsetting and hard to understand... What I am trying to say is... Please respect your life! Don't take drugs, don't damage your body! We only have one life and we should appreciate it. We should feel lucky to be alive.

I am thankful for being alive, for being healthy and happy. I don't know what the future holds for me or my family, but I am grateful for every minute I get to spend with my baby boy, for every smile and hug. 

What are your thoughts? 

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  1. First of all Happy (belated) birthday, I hope you had a good day ^_^

    I am with you on Talia though, when I heard the news I just started crying. She was amazingly talented and had the best attitude towards life, she could have been angry with the world and hateful but instead she was so positive and inspired so many people. She was such a light and a pleasure to watch her videos.
    My thoughts are with her family and friends right now, I can't imagine how they must be feeling right now.

    It's a shame about Cory too. He was a brilliant actor and just seemed like a great guy. It's a shame he had demons in alcohol and drugs that he couldn't fight. :( I don't understand how anyone could start taking drugs in the first place, but it's a shame that's the road he took.
    I feel so sorry for Lea, she was planning their wedding and now she's got to plan a funeral, I'm not sure how anyone could come to terms with that. He will be missed for sure.

    This is a great post. It's very true everyone needs to take care of their bodies, it's the only one you're given - don't waste/destroy it.

    Juyey xx

  2. Happy birthday for yesterday!
    And I completely agree with you, life is precious and we're so lucky to have what we have. Talia's story is heartwrenching, and Cory's equally so.
    Like you said, we're fortunate to be alive and we should be grateful for that!
    Thought provoking post
    Emma x

  3. Hoped you had an amazing 26th bday ^^
    Yup you have 1 life so treasuring it is much happier than killing it.

    Wonderful post and also I wanted to say that CAKE looks so yummy *0*

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  4. Happy birthday for yesterday hun!

    Life is so precious, I was so upset to hear about Talia today to she was such a strong girl and a real inspiration.

    We are extremely lucky, it's just a shame we need to be reminded by the loss of those around us.


  5. Before today, I can honestly say that I've never heard of Talia before but how I wish I had. Such a gorgeous 13 year old and I have nothing but the biggest respect for her. Her ability and motivation to chase after her dreams (youtube) whilst going through such an obstacle and ordeal in her life is really admirable. Cancer is already a very heart breaking disease, but to have young children like her, suffer through the pain and the constant battle with mortality is simply unfair. Life has a funny way of being that way. I'm just wishing that she's now up there in heaven, like the beautiful angel that she is. My thoughts are with her family.

    As for Cory's death, it's just devastating. So incredibly talented and had plenty more to offer. The fact the he and Lea were planning to spend the rest of their lives together just makes it even harder to cope with. I can't even begin to imagine what she must be going through right now. Losing your fiancé to a drug overdose? I just can't. Again my thoughts are with her and the rest of his family and loved ones. I just read a couple of harsh comments about the cause of his death. Some people insinuated that he deserved it for being a drug addict. But who are we to judge him? The reasons as to why he did what he did, goes far beyond our understanding. It just goes to show that behind the fame and glamour lies vulnerability and unfortunately some of them see no way out. :(

    I wholeheartedly agree with you Sandra. We should all appreciate our lives. For us to be breathing right now,this very second is already a gift in itself. It's all too easy to start comparing our lives to others feeling inadequate,constantly wishing we had more but being given the chance to wake up each morning is already such a blessing and one that we should never ever take for granted. Much love xx

  6. Happy belated birthday ,like I said once you have a mini you here where I live she is 10 years younger and look very much like you , like a daughter or a lil sister I didn't know about Thalia till today and about Cory 2 days ago, I wasn't into glee so didn't know the artist. Peace and strength for they families and loved ones.

    1. Thank you. Oh, really? I would love to see a picture of her :)

    2. I think she has a FB. wont say her name online will mail you her name

  7. First of all, happy birthday, lovely!!
    Secondly, I love the message of your post. I'm in no position to judge others' lives, no one is, but it is so upsetting that such a lovely young girl dies for reasons that are beyond her control. And just like her, many others. Yet people who are blessed with good health and opportunities throw their life away on drugs. :/

  8. I thought the same, Sandra.. Cory and Talia in the same week.. and this is only the people we know, there are thousands out there dying for many reasons while we are here, still alive.
    We gotta respect our lifes and take care of our bodies. It's so nice to see that you are taking care of your body and eating so healthy. I'm doing the same not only to look better but to be 100% healthy.

    Enjoy life :)

  9. Happy Belated Birthday!
    It never seems like it, but everyday is definitely a blessing.
    Prayers and thoughts go out to Talia and Cory's family and friends.

  10. Happy Birthday dear! Agree with you,we should appreciate to Almighty for giving us such an amazing life.Talia was so inspirable to so many ppls and will be always..

  11. Happy birthday Sandra:)

    Am off on hols, so didn't get to read a lot online - didn't know about Talia:( Ah, life seems to flippin unfair sometimes:( My heart goes out to her, little angel xxxx

  12. I too heard about both deaths and felt very sad. I love Glee and I loved Talia. She fought it to the very end but passed away surrounded by people whom she loved and who loved her. Cory chose drugs and attempted to get his life back on track by going into rehab.

    My little brother has Leukaemia so I know how it's important to be very thankful for what you have and the one thing I wish for myself and others is that we're all happy and healthy. It's often hard to forget in the hustle and bustle of everyday life but we need to take time to just say thank you for what we do have, it breaks my heart to see the sick children in the hospital when I see my brother and the homeless people on the street when I go to work.

    Happy Birthday Honey! Hoping you have far more than 26 more birthdays coming your way! xo

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  13. I couldn't agree more lovely. I knew it was coming soon with Talia, but it was still a shock. She always had so much zest for life. I'll always admire what she achieved in her incredibly short life, I cannot imagine what her family must be going through. It was horrifically tough when I lost my mum, we were so close, we were best friends who talked every day on the phone. But losing a child... doesn't even bare thinking about.

    On a happier note, I hope you had a fantastic birthday and enjoyed a couple of days being diet free <3

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