Once again, thank you for visiting my personal website. I have been trying
to add some new stuff, but this is just a personal page, so it may not be so
interesting to you at all:). Also, as you may have noticed this page had no updates for a long, long time. I will try to find some more time in order to work on it. I really hope you enjoy viewing this site, even though, many
things got lost during the last year web-construction. If you would like to
ask me some questions, just stay in touch with me.
Please, no junk mail and nasty words, I don't accept those kind of emails.
Thank You. Here is something, what you should know about me? (Not much,
that's for sure:)
First of all, my name is Melisa (yes, it is spelled with only one "S" and one "L":) and I am 26 years old (crabby summer girl:). This web site was created back in 1999, when I was "many" years younger:) but at the same time this site was revised many times. Many information have not been changed since, but some day it may be totally different. Of course, when I decide to learn more about web designs then I will be better at it:), but for now I am more into Health Care and Health related topics:).
So, who am I? No need to mention my skin color, race or religion because that is part of every human being. I am sure, you've figured it out, by now:). Many changes, many life experiences brings all to the place where we are at now.
In ealry 1995 I immgirated to the USA with my family.
Since the war in Bosnia, and living in the Western society, I still have full respect for
others and their choice of culture, religion or beliefs. Still, I don't believe that
wars begins only over religion, but because of some crazy and sick minded people.
Remember, that's just my own opinion. Of course, some people will do anything to just change "lines on the map", destroy, and ruin our society as a whole. In Bosnia we were "removed" from a whole World by being isolated, each day shot at and pretty much kept hopeless. Yes, all because we are Bosnian-Muslims. Similarly, besides those painful years in Bosnia, this was or still is a case against Muslim people in Afghanistan, Iraq, Africa and many other countries. In the Western cultural society, there
are hundreds type of believes, religions, and people are not disturbed because of their
own will or choice to believe and seek spiritual inspiration. I admire that
very much. Unfortunately, sometimes or recently that is not so true. I enjoy to seek knowledge of
different religions, and spirituality. Peace, love and happiness is my goal and I wish that "we" such a valuable citizens of this World can make such a big impact and positive changes in and around us. I had some chances to visit some different places,
gatherings, speeches and browsing through the library full of thousands
books, I have chose one! Just turing page by page, I felt that I have found
another spiritual growth within myself. My religion-Islam, my inner feelings,
gives me that growth, knowledge, hope, happiness and strength. So, besides,
what my choice of religion is, to somebody else another religion might do
the same thing. In the other hand, many of us, may find different way of
healing, growing, and finding way of happiness, even if that may not be some
specific belief. I have many other ways that will bring me to soul
comfort, happiness and peace. Being around loved ones, such as friends and family it makes me happy. To love, share and enjoy is what makes us satisfied and it creates comfort within our souls. Going through those books, I was trying to
find something, not knowing exactly what? Until, I came across the book called: "The Art Of Happiness," written by His Holiness, the Dalai
Lama. We all have heard of him, of course. I want you to read words of his
"I BELIVE THAT THE VERY PURPOSE OF OUR LIFE IS TO SEEK HAPPINESS. THAT IS CLEAR. WHETHER ONE BELIVES IN RELIGION OR NOT, WHETHER ONE BELIEVES IN THIS RELIGION OR THAT RELIGION, WE ALL ARE SEEKING SOMETHING BETTER IN LIFE..." (The Art of Happiness, p. 13).
To me, whatever is, whichever religion
is, his words are full of meanings, spiritual and inspirational growth that
every human being is seeking for. Sincere words full of warmth, comfort leaves us at a specific soothing feeling. Reading some writtings by Dalai Lama, it made me ralized, he is an exceptional man and his believes are not based on blind faith or religious dogma, but understanding of human mind
and behavior. Amazing.
"...TO ME, WHETHER IT'S AN OLD FRIEND OR NEW FRIEND, THERE'S NOT MUCH DIFFERENCE ANYWAY, BECAUSE I ALWAYS BELIEVE WE ARE THE SAME; WE ARE ALL HUMAN BEINGS. OF COURSE, THERE MAY BE DIFFERENCES IN CULTURAL BACKGROUND OR WAY OF LIFE, THERE MAY BE DIFFERENCES IN OUR FAITHS, OR WE MA BE OF A DIFFERENT COLOR, BUT WE ARE HUMAN BEINGS, CONSISTING OF THE HUMAN BODY AND HUMAN MIND. OUR PHYSICAL STRUCTURE IS THE SAME, AND OUR MIND AND OUR EMOTIONAL NATURE ARE ALSO THE SAME. WHEREVER I MEET PEOPLE, I ALWAYS HAVE THE FEELING THAT I AM ENOCUNTERING ANOTHER HUMAN BEING, JUST LIKE MYSELF. I FIND IT IS MUCH EASIER TO COMMUNICATE WITH OTHERS ON THAT LEVEL. IF WE CAN LEAVE THE DIFFERENCES ASIDE, I THINK WE CAN EASILY COMMUNICATE, EXCHANGE IDEAS, AND SHARE EXPERIENCES." (The Dalai Lama).
"IF OUR DEFINITION OF LOVE IS BASED ON A GENUINE WISH FOR SOMEONE'S
HAPPINESS, THEN EACH OF US DOES IN FACT LOVE HIMSELF OR HERSELF-EVERY ONE OF
US SINCERELY WISHES FOR HIS OR HER OWN HAPPINESS." DL
Giving you little confusion, I am sure, you are tired of reading the rest. Yeah, I told you, it is just a personal web-page made out of curiosity, fun and to share with others. Well, it may not be interesting at all, but it's just about "me, myself and I":). I am just, another human being on this Planet, born 26 years ago:), on the small Island in northern Croatia, in the middle of the most beautiful Adriatic Sea.
Ok, figure it out:) On the left, is partial map of the Europe. Italy is a very much visible, and on the East side of the Italy, where is the part where Croatia is located. The most beautiful country, besides Bosnia, of course:). In between is Adriatic Sea, that divides them. On the right, is close up map, of where the Island is (red colored area).
The Island known as Losinj.
Ok, I was just born (few months earlier:) on
the Island of Croatia, and who cares?, but truly in my hearth and soul, I am
Bosnian. I am SARAJKA!:) (meaning girl from SARAJEVO). The war in Bosnia,
made us refugees in order to stay alive. Sometimes, it's very
difficult to live away from our own roots, but I guess "it's the reality" and sometimes we have no choice.
Sometimes, I wish I escaped even before because the war pictures, dreams,
and tears are present at the time to time. They say, dreams are related to
what we feel and think, but they can be real as being awake. Dreaming
horrifying pictures of the war, bombing, destructions, brings nothing but bad
memories, pain and tears. I can't imagine what others might dream of, and
feel. Whatever is , we all feel, we are all pretty much the same and we're
I am glad that with the time, patience and hope, everything comes in place, hopefully. Spending time by the Ocean, and on the Sun are such a peaceful and enjoyable moment/s. It's the God given! I am still
wondering, as everyone else, "Why do people fight?." What is the point,
really? It seems not one year will pass by without news about wars, kids
killing kids at schools, coworker killing coworkers and many other
ugly news. It makes me wonder, where is all this going to? I am not afraid,
anymore, I am just stronger person, but at the same time very sad because of
this mess around us. As I opened my eyes from a peaceful dream, I turned on CNN, on Sept. 11th, but this time it was not dream. It was an ugly reality. Something that we never dreamt of, but an ugly dream came true.
I was not just shocked, I was terrified what people are capable of. Well, I know what they are capable of by going through the Bosnian War ugliness, but to happen here, now and in this Century?!! Is there an end? I have seen many
ugly, real pictures, I have seen buildings going down, burning to the
ground, people jumping out of windows on top floors of their apartments,
sniper shots killing people running across the streets, hunger, cold, and
blood. Too much blood, too many tears and fears.
Just because of some crazy, uneducated, sick people who can't care less about our World. No matter, if someone
is from the Middle East, Asia, Europe or the USA, I believe there are crazy minded
people everywhere, and that is the scary part. Never knowing and not knowing what the day may bring. All I know, people should build peace within themselves,
and within their society, get together, and build friendship, values, peace, love and hope.
CHANGE MUST COME FROM WITHIN THE INDIVIDUAL. BUT WHEN YOU ARE
SEEKING SOLUTION TO GLOBAL PROBLEM, YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO APPROACH THESE
PROBLEMS FROM THE STANDPOINT OF THE INDIVIDUAL AS WELL AS FROM THE LEVEL OF
SOCIETY AT LARGE." (The Art Of Happiness, 189)
"PEACE MUST DEVELOP ON MUTUAL TRUST. AND SINCE WEAPONS ARE THE
GREATEST OBSTACLE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF MUTUAL TRUST, I THINK THE TIME HAS NOW
COME TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO GET RID OF THESE WEAPONS. THAT IS VERY IMPORTANT.
OF COURSE, WE CANNOT ACHIEVE THIS OVERNIGHT. I THINK THE REALISTIC WAY IS
STEP BY STEP. BUT ANYWAY, I THINK WE MUST MAKE OUR ULTIMATE GOAL VERY CLEAR:
THE WHOLE WORLD SHOULD BE DEMILITARIZED. SO, ON ONE LEVEL WE SHOULD BE
WORKING TOWARD DEVELOPING INNER PEACE, BUT AT THE SAME IT'S VERY IMPORTANT
TO WORK TOWARDS EXTERNAL DISARMAMENT AND PEACE AS WELL, MAKING A SMALL
CONTRIBUTION IN WHATEVER WAY WE CAN. THAT'S OUR RESPONSIBILITY."
Hmmm, I find this somewhat amusing, but very true:):
"OVERALL I HAVE FOUND MUCH THAT IS IMPRESSIVE ABOUT WESTERN SOCIETY. IN PARTICULAR, I ADMIRE ITS ENERGY AND CREATIVITY AND HUNGER FOR KNOWLEDGE.
ON THE OTHER HAND, A NUMBER OF THINGS ABOUT THE WESTERN WAY OF LIFE CAUSE ME CONCERN. PEOPLE THERE HAVE AN INCLINATION TO THINK IN TERMS OF "BLACK AND WHITE," AND "EITHER, OR," WHICH IGNORES THE FACTS OF INTERDEPENDANCE AND RELATIVITY.
BETWEEN TWO POINTS OF VIEW THEY TEND TO LOSE SIGHT OF THE GRAY AREAS. ALSO, WITH THOUSANDS OF BROTHERS AND SISTERS FOR NEIGHBORS, SO MANY PEOPLE APPEAR TO BE ABLE TO SHOW THEIR TRUE FEELINGS ONLY TO THEIR
CATS AND DOGS!
(Dalai L., 263).
What else? I am a (part-time) student, at Florida Atlantic University (FAU.edu). Currently and almost at the end of studying Health Administration in Business. Also, I am full-time employed by Tenet Health (second largest Health Care Org. in the USA). I work at the Regional Business Office or the National Medicare Cenet in Boca Raton, where I am learning something new each day and building my own experience/s.
Prior to my current job, I was employed by Boca Raton Community Hospital for three wonderful years. I enjoy work in the Healthcare field. I have changed many positions, moved toward new and higher positions and various experiences. Before the Business office position I had a wonderful experience and privilage to work in the Emergency Room and on the each possible Unit by providing the patient care.
"IT'S NOT HOW MUCH WE DO,
BUT HOW MUCH LOVE WE PUT INTO DOING.
IT'S NOT HOW MUCH WE GIVE,
BUT HOW MUCH LOVE WE PUT INTO
THE GIVING. ~Mother TereSa~
"Beverly Hills Cop":)
I had a wonderful experience and privilage to take care of his elderly mother @ BRCH.
It is a wonderful feeling to give your love, your care, concern, and a
smile, which really leaves an impact on others. To get a smile, respect and love in
return, is what makes the differences.
On the end, I enjoy reading, writing short stories, rollerblading or in-line skating on the
beach, movies, photography, dancing, traveling and being
with my loved ones. I have traveled to some various countries or places such
as: France, Austria, Croatia, Serbia, Hungary, Czechoslovakia, Poland, Germany, Bahamas and most of the East Cost of the USA:)...Of course, I would love to see more. In additon, I just want to mention
that my heart belongs to the city, SARAJEVO, I love very much so. It's the city where
my soul and inner peace belonged and grew. Where the heart is!! While I am here, this is "my new home", where I am building my own future and will what the God will bring and show in years ahead. The future, I hope, it will bring the best in me and all of us. In a month (December 2004), I will be an American Citizen and with my oath to this Country I believe that it will bring a good, success and luck. I must say "I am not Americanized", but I am who I am:). I will always keep my culture, religion, name and passion to succeed, love and build the better future. It is important to know that material things don't makes us happy, it just makes the life in
some way less difficult. To you, or anyone on this beauty called the PLANET:), may the GOD, ease
all the pain, show path of luck, peace, love, happiness, strength, and may all of your dreams come true.
Learning from experiences is the most important, but only if we learn from
it, move on and improve the quality of the life. Well, this might be all for
now! I may not have a special talent for these web designs, but I have been trying (sometimes:).
Who doesn't respect me or like me for who I am, should just chose another
web-site. The web is "World Wide" with just a click away. For those, who have
destroyed so many lives, so many souls and children's future goals, are considered
the most cruel people of the World and the enemy.
I hope you come back and decide to be part of my "circle of friends."
BOCA RATON, FLORIDA, USA.
~HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND HAPPY NEW 2005 YEAR (almos there:)~Inshallah!~
"MAY EVERYONE BE HAPPY AND SAFE, AND MAY THEIR HEARTS BE FILLED WITH JOY. MAY ALL LIVING BEINGS LIVE IN SECURITY AND PEACE, BEINGS WHO ARE FRAIL OR STRONG, TALL OR SHORT, BIG OR SMALL, VISIBLE OR NOT VISIBLE, NEAR OR FAR AWAY, ALREADY BORN OR YET TO BE BORN. MAY ALL OF THEM DWELL IN PERFECT TRANQUALITY. LET NO ONE DO HARM TO ANYONE. LET NO ONE PUT THEIR LIFE OF ANYONE IN DANGER. LET NO ONE, OUT ANGER OR ILL WILL, WISH ANY HARM. JUST AS A MOTHER LOVES AND PROTECTS HER ONLY CHILD AT THE RISK OF HER OWN LIFE, WE SHOULD CULTIVATE BOUNDLESS LOVE TO OFFER TO ALL LIVING BEINGS IN THE ENTIRE COSMOS. LET OUR BOUNDLESS LOVE PERVADE THE WHOLE UNIVERSE, ABOVE, BELOW AND ACROSS. OUR LOVE WILL KNOW NO OBSTACLES, OUR HEART WILL BE ABSOLUTELY FREE FROM HATRED AND ENMITY. WHETHER STANDING OR WALKING, SITTING OR LYING, AS LONG AS WE ARE AWAKE, WE SHOULD MAINTAIN THIS MINDFULNESS, OF LOVE IN OUR OWN HEART. THIS IS THE NOBLEST WAY OF LIVING. FREE FROM WRONG VIEWS, GREED, AND SENSUAL DESIRES, LIVING IN BEAUTY AND RELAZING PERFECT UNDERSTANDING, THOSE WHO PRACTICE BOUNDLESS LOVE WILL CERTAINLY TRANSCEND BIRTH AND DEATH." ("Teaching on Love,12. Author: Thich Nhat Hanh).
"Work like you don't need money,
Live like you've never been hurt,
Love like you've never loved before,
Hope like there is no way out,
Dance like no one is watching." - Melisa M
By: ~Maya Angelou~
women wonder where my secret lies.
I'm not cute or built to suit a
fashion model's size But when I start to tell them,
They think I'm telling lies.
It's in the reach of my arms The span of my
The stride of my
step, The curl of my lips.
woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,
That's me. I walk into a room
Just as cool as you please, And to
The fellows stand
or Fall down on their knees.
Then they swarm around
me, A hive of honey bees.
It's the fire in my eyes,
And the flash of my
teeth, The swing in my waist, And the joy in my
feet. I'm a woman Phenomenally.
What they see
in me. They try so much But they can't touch My inner mystery.
When I try to show them
They say they still
can't see. I say,
the arch of my back, The sun of my smile, The ride
of my breasts, The grace of my style. I'm a
woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman,
me. Now you understand
Just why my head's
I don't shout or
Or have to talk
When you see me
passing It ought to make you proud.
say, It's in the click of my heels, The bend of my
hair, the palm of my hand, The need of my care.
'Cause I'm a woman!
"I love friends. I want more friends. I love smiles. That is a fact. How to develop smiles? There are a variety of smiles. Some smiles are saracstic. Some smiles are artificial-diplomatic smiles. These smiles do not produce satisfaction, but rather fear or suspicion. But a genuine smile gives us hope, freshness. If we want a geniune smile, then first we must produce the basis for a smile to come."(D.L).
"Every step or move that I make
is controlled by some invisible
high energy that keep my hopes alive."
Enjoy reading "21" advices and I am sure there are more out there!:o) Believe me, you will make yourself read it over and over again:
> ONE. Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.
> TWO. Marry a man/woman you love to talk to. As you get older, their
conversational skills will be as important as any other.
> THREE. Don't believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all
> FOUR. When you say, "I love you," mean it.
> FIVE. When you say, "I'm sorry," look the person in the eye.
> SIX. Be engaged at least six months before you get married.
> SEVEN. Believe in love at first sight.
> EIGHT. Never laugh at anyone's dreams. People who don't have dreams
> NINE. Love deeply and passionately. You might get hurt but it's the
way to live life completely.
> TEN.. In disagreements, fight fairly. No name calling.
> ELEVEN. Don't judge people by their relatives.
> TWELVE. Talk slowly but think quickly.
> THIRTEEN. When someone asks you a question you don't want to answer,
smile and ask, "Why do you want to know?"
> FOURTEEN. Remember that great love and great achievements involve
> FIFTEEN. Say "bless you" when you hear someone sneeze.
> SIXTEEN. When you lose, don't lose the lesson
> SEVENTEEN. Remember the three R's: Respect for self; Respect for
and responsibility for all your actions.
> EIGHTEEN. Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship.
> NINETEEN. When you realize you've made a mistake, take immediate
> TWENTY. Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in
> TWENTY-ONE. Spend some time alone.
Ovaj odlomak iz knjige "Jaka Kao Smrt", imao posebnu znacajnost za mene, jer u rijecima ovog autora knjige, vidim istinu i pouku:
..." Samo jednom ljubis! Srce se moze uzbuditi cesto, kad sastanes drugo bice, jer svakog privlaci i odbija. Od sviju tih dojmova nastaje prijateljstvo, hirovi, zelja za predobivanjem, ziv i prolazan zar, ali ne nastaje "istinska ljubav." Da te ljubavi bude treba da su dva bica toliko spojena tolikim stvarima, toliko slicnim mislima, tolikim srodnostima tijela, duha, karaktera, treba da su zdruzena tolikim prirodnim stvarima da to bude citav snop veza. To sto ljubis, nije zapravo gospoda "x" ili gospoda "z"....nego je zenska ili muskarac stvar bez mana koji se rodi od Prirode, od te plodne Majke, s organima, spodobom, srcem, duhom, s opcim likom ljudskog bica sto poput ljubavnika zamamljuje nase organe, nase oci, nase usne, nase srce, nasu misao, nase tjelesne i umne zudnje. Covjek ljubi tip, to jest zdruzuje u jednoj osobi sviju ljudskih svostava sto sto ga mogu zamamiti odjelito u drugim osobama..."
"People who fight with other human beings out of anger, hatred, and strong emotion, even if they gain victory over their enemies in battle, are not in reality true heroes. What they are doing is slaying corpses, because human beings, being transient will die. Wether or not these enemies die in the battle is another question, but they will die at some point. So, in reality, they are slaying those already destined to die. The true HERO IS THE ONE WHO GAINS VICTORY OVER HATRED AND ANGER." D.L
autor: Desanka Maksimovic
Ne, nemoj mi prici
da volim i zelim tvoja oka dva.
Jer sreca je lijepa samo dok se ceka,
dok od sebe samo nagovestaj da.
Ne, nemoj mi prici
Ima vise drazi
ova slatka strepnja, cekanje i strah.
Sve je mnogo ljepse donde dok se trazi,
o cemu se samo tek po slutnji zna.
Ne, nemoj mi prici
Nasta to i cemu?
Izdaleka samo sve ko zvijezda sja;
zdaleka samo divimo se svemu.
Ne, nek mi ne pridju oka tvoja dva.
"There ain't no answer.
There ain't going to be any answer.
There never has been an answer.
That's the answer."
Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
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"We have genuine friendship when it is based on true human feeling, a feeling of closeness in which there is a sense of sharing and connectedness. I would call this type of friendship genuine because it is not affected by the increase or decrease of the individual's wealth, status, or power. The factor that sustains that friendship is whether or not the two people have mutual feelings of love and affection."
Dalai Lama "The Path To Tranquility."