Today it’s the date that celebrates your birth. Had you not been born the world will be left without one of her strongest – although I am sure you sometimes doubt that – , classiest, dignify people.
You’re voice and the way you stand touched the hearts and the souls of many.
You make me proud. You make me feel , I too, can stand tall and weather any storms. I too, can tell – get a life – to paps and bloggers – that press us to be thinner, sexier,risqué … We are, indeed beautiful. Why is so hard to believe that? You make me believe.
When I first Heard the “sweet kisses” CD I never thought , God knows how many years after, that I’ll still be here. On your corner.
You inspire me. You make me proud. You are the role model I’ll want my child to have,when and if that moment comes.
You show us that rich, famous people also cry. But you also show us that they can be kind, gentle and beautiful inside – not relying solely on their outer beauty. That no one is more or less important than the other. you showed us respect and care in all your actions. even, and mainly to those who did you wrong. Not many people are capable, not only to give the other face as to hug them and forgive them. And move on. That’s what you’ve showed us. That in a world full of fights, and gossip and ill wishing, there is still someone who only wishes and sees the best in all…
I can not tell you the amount of times, tears were rolling trough my face and a song, an interview, a magazine, a show with you in it will make them stop and give me the strength to carry on. Life is soooo hard. Sometimes is so much easier to just give up. You made me keep on going. For that I’ll be forever thankful
I wish you luck. And Happiness. And Love. Love that made you feel drowned in it. Love with capital letters. A men that makes you feel who you are: a wonderful, lovely woman. Age is a number. Beauty in the eye of the beholder. You’ll be fine. you’re my little kitten who always lands on her feet.
Every being is a combination of different, and sometimes even opposing, characteristics.
You are my star that doesn’t blind the onlooker, it illuminates.
To me you didn’t know how to live without breaking prejudices, handcuffs, chains – Those of image, of that the”bad girls” are the ones that make it – in career and love – you showed us all wrong. We can be pure and have a heart of innocence and still find love and success. You wish the best to those you love. you cherish them like frail flowers. You are a precious gem that took it’s time to blossom.
Some of my favorite poems from Portugal – my Homeland:
I want to love, to love heedlessly!
To love for the sake of loving: Here…there…
This one, that other and everyone…
To love! To love! And love no one!
To be a poet is to be taller, to be bigger
Than average men! It is to bite as if you’re kissing!
It is to give alms, although you are a beggar,
Like the king of a realm where only pain is missing!
It is to have inside yourself a flaming star,
To have the condor’s mighty claw and wing!
To be hungry and thirsty for the sky!
To condense the world into one lonely cry!
The love I feel for you
Is so deep and runs so true
That I even love the longing
That I feel because of you.
What kind of magic potion
Did you give me from that jar?
That I forget who I am
But always know who you are…
There is no lack of love and affection in your life my dear. At least so I hope. But if you ever feel lonely- remember you’re not. someone, somewhere is wishing you the best in life
poems by Florbela Espanca (no English translation yet)
…. Well, this is going to be a long post. I suggest to someone that said he lacked the words to say what he felt about Jess, to remember what MR. Big did to Carrie at The sex and the city movie. here’s what came out
My beloved angel,
I am nearly mad about you, as much as one can be mad: I cannot bring together two ideas that you do not interpose yourself between them.
I can no longer think of anything but you. In spite of myself, my imagination carries me to you. I grasp you, I kiss you, I caress you, a thousand of the most amorous caresses take possession of me.
As for my heart, there you will always be – very much so. I have a delicious sense of you there. But my God, what is to become of me, if you have deprived me of my reason? This is a monomania which, this morning, terrifies me.
I rise up every moment saying to myself, “Come, I am going there!” Then I sit down again, moved by the sense of my obligations. There is a frightful conflict. This is not life. I have never before been like that. You have devoured everything.
I feel foolish and happy as soon as I think of you. I whirl round in a delicious dream in which in one instant I live a thousand years. What a horrible situation!
Overcome with love, feeling love in every pore, living only for love, and seeing oneself consumed by griefs, and caught in a thousand spiders’ threads.
O, my darling Jess, you did not know it. I picked up your card. It is there before me, and I talk to you as if you were there. I see you, as I did yesterday, beautiful, astonishingly beautiful.
Yesterday, during the whole evening, I said to myself “she is mine!” Ah! The angels are not as happy in Paradise as I was yesterday!
Honore de Balzac
( and the true author name shall remain, ’cause he didn’t want to give a name)
“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.”- Abraham Lincoln ( RUI)
“Your birthday is a special time to celebrate the gift of ‘you’ to the world.”-Anonymous ( Miguel)
“Believing hear, what you deserve to hear:
Your birthday as my own to me is dear…
But yours gives most; for mine did only lend
Me to the world; yours gave to me a friend.”-Martial ( ana)
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8X5_XsFtXtw] – you’re fans are here for you – Isabel
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3tXoPo6XTo&feature=related] – my wish for you – ângela
[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1yy-IcfOafI&feature=related] – believe! – Maria
Two friends of mine are as much, or more devoted of a fan than I am. They are also very close to their God and I know their best gift will be the prayers they usually do in silence. This are two of my favorite. I do not let you know the name, since I don’t know if they want me to. Just believe you are love to this point.
God grant YOU the serenity
to accept the things You cannot change;
courage to change the things You can;
and wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time;
Enjoying one moment at a time;
Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace;
Taking, as He did, this sinful world
as it is, not as You would have it;
Trusting that He will make all things right
if You surrender to His Will;
That You may be reasonably happy in this life
and supremely happy with Him
Forever in the next.
Prayer for a friend
I will pray for you, my friend.
I will name you in my heart before God and ask all His blessing be upon you.
I will be concerned for your rising and your daily mood.
I will be sympathetic to your personal needs and desires in each day of your
I will wish you well in your learning, or your work, in your domestic round and
I will think of you at the close of each day and pray that God’s peace be with
If you have been especially kind or helpful to me then I will make my gratitude
known to you.
If you are in trouble or difficulty of any kind, or simply tired and worn down, I
will do all and anything I can to lift your spirits.
I will ache for you in your sorrows and disasters and rejoice with you in your
joys and triumphs.
I will love and care for you as I love and care for myself.
Give us this day, our Father says pray
Do not worry for tomorrow,I will keep you from sorrow
Place Faith in me alone
All your Sins I will atone
It is me, The Great I Am
It is me, take my hand
It is me,who will lead you to the Promised Land
I can give you Peace untold
I can give you streets of Gold
I can give you all you are hunting
I can give you Life without wanting
I will place you in my hand,safe and warm
I will make still, conquer the Storm
I will stand in front of you, my Armor Strong
I will deflect all that is wrong
The World is going where it wills
Do not follow, your Spirit it kills
Flesh and Bone does pass away
Give your Soul to me this very day
Live with me for Eternity
I will Love you for Infinity
Love in Christ,
Marisa has been by my side all the way since I’ve start my Portuguese site 3 years ago. She has followed you since the start. shared your tears and your laughter. In 2008, when you were in the mist of another storm, you gave us a quote that has helped her trough a hard time in life. she wants to remind you of it. and to thank you for it.
“In God’s silence, He’s never still” – Dr. Tony Stevens
From a fierce, devoted fan, that help me in the shadows to make this site a better site and your fans informed. From G.
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;
To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Vera is my younger sister. It was because I had to buy her a cd that I found you. she has also became your devoted fan. the site exist ’cause she made it.
here’s her message to you: Life is not always easy, but it’s still beautiful. I learn that from you. And we are beautiful also. our flaws and all.and shouln’t change a thing. Thank you for your lessons. and for making me happy. now be you, too, very, very, very HAPPY