Friday, August 12, 2022

The Memories came as I was walking

   Do to the pandemic I had not been to a yard sale in nearly two years.

  It is hard to believe that it has been over two years since we all went into quarantine.

  Things are slowly opening up and we are able to get back out and mingle with other humans.

  I got to go to two yard sales TODAY and saw signs for several more this Saturday.

  Now before the pandemic this wouldn't have been a big deal but after two years of avoiding human contact, it was amazing to see Yard sales in my neighborhood.

  As I got out of my car just walking up to the yard sale brought up MANY happy memories of times gone by.

  And just like the good old days as I looked at the items for sale it would trigger memories of people I knew that used to own one of those.

  You don't have to buy the item to enjoy the treasured memories that the item brought up, it's free to enjoy.

  I took my time looking at what was for sale perhaps longer than I should have but I did because it had been years since I had a Yard sale to enjoy.

  I didn't buy anything but I sure had a good time just because someone finally was having a Yard sale.

  Just a Mile down the road I saw another yard sale sign, of course I was going to stop by that one too.

  Suddenly it felt like we were finally getting back a little bit like normalcy. 

  I saw a few more signs for Yard sales on Saturday as I drove around doing my errands.

  It's been a tough time while we all have been living through a pandemic. 

  Things won't ever be quote normal again but our new normal is full of good times to be had.

  I can't wait to go to the flea market next and enjoy the treasured memories that will Pop up for me to enjoy as I walk down to see all the items for sale. 

  Of course there is also the dream of finding that million dollar painting as I am looking through the items for sale.

  We survived the quarantine, but now it's time to enjoy human contact again. 




Wednesday, August 10, 2022

TODAY is twenty four hours to ENJOY

   Each day you have twenty four hours to ENJOY. 

  ALL we have is the TIME we have so don't WASTE your TIME TODAY.

  YESTERDAY is already gone so don't spend a moment of TODAY thinking about what happened YESTERDAY.

  Tomorrow is not guaranteed so don't waste your TIME TODAY worrying about tomorrow, JUST ENJOY TODAY.

  Don't waste a PERFECTLY GOOD DAY waiting until the PERFECT TIME or the PERFECT SITUATION because nothing is PERFECT.

  Remember that TOMORROW is already gone and TOMORROW may never come but TODAY is yours to ENJOY. 

  You can only ENJOY the moment you are in. 



Monday, August 8, 2022

Accept that everyone makes HONEST MISTAKES.

   Just because you know that you shouldn't doesn't mean that there wont still be times when you do it HONESTLY thinking it will be okay. 

  Accepting that you are HUMAN and there will be times when you make an HONEST MISTAKE is necessary for you to have SELF LOVE.

  Don't JUDGE yourself or anyone so harshly for being HUMAN. 

  ACCEPT that everyone including you can make an HONEST MISTAKE while you HONESTLY thought it was the RIGHT THING to do.

  The sooner you ACCEPT it the sooner you can JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND.

  ACCEPT IT and learn from it what you need to then JUST FLUSH IT.

  PEACE OF MIND is just a FLUSH away.

  But you have to JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM to get in.



Friday, August 5, 2022

Did you WORRYING about it have any benefits?

   WORRYING yourself sick about things that MAY OR MAY NOT happen does DAMAGE to you whether it HAPPENS OR NOT.

  Don't WORRY about things that are OUT OF YOUR CONTROL because they are OUT OF YOUR CONTROL.

  WORRYING about TOMORROW waste your TODAYS!


  Like the plaque on my wall says.....

  I asked God for all things that I might ENJOY LIFE, he gave me LIFE that I might ENJOY all things.

  The DAMAGE from WORRYING is done even if you figure out that you had NOTHING to WORRY about.


  To distract yourself from WORRISOME THOUGHTS, just sing the song DON'T WORRY BE HAPPY.



Wednesday, August 3, 2022

What are we passing on to OTHERS?

   If you want to see more KINDNESS in the World then you have to be KIND to OTHERS.

   If you want to have the FREEDOM to be who you want to be and do what you want to do you then you have to allow OTHERS to have the FREEDOM to be who they want to be and do what they want to do.

  If you want to be RESPECTED you have to RESPECT OTHERS.

  If you want to feel SAFE in your neighborhood you have to make sure EVERYONE in your neighborhood is SAFE.

  If you wouldn't want it to happen to you or someone you love them DON'T let it happen to ANYONE.

  If you want to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE in the LIVES of OTHERS you have to do something that will make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.

  If you want to give someone the ENCOURAGEMENT they need it is ONLY possible if you say something ENCOURAGING to them.


  If you want to HELP someone you got to do something or say something that will HELP them.

  We can all see that the WORLD won't get better on it's OWN we all must do OUR PART. 

  Be KIND to OTHERS so KINDNESS will SPREAD because it's true WE ALL REAP WHAT WE SOW.

  WORLD PEACE is possible by bringing PEACE OF MIND to One Person at a time.

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it?



Monday, August 1, 2022

You need to THINK about it but don't OVERTHINK about it

   Of course you need to STOP and THINK before you REACT to it. 

   Because once you REACT you can't TAKE IT BACK, what is done is done.

  But if you OVERTHINK about it you will lose FOCUS and not know how you should REACT. 

  It is okay to gather the FACTS and even to seek OPINIONS but too much INFORMATION and too many OPINIONS, can fill your MIND and you won't be able to THINK CLEARLY. 

  If you THINK that you have learned what you need to KNOW what you need to do, STOP gathering information and JUST DO IT. 

  Not EVERY DECISION you make will be the RIGHT DECISION but EVERY DECISION you make will be the RIGHT DECISION for you to have made.

  You LEARN as you go and although it may be PAINFUL what you will LEARN from it is JUST GROWING PAINS.

  As long as you STOP and THINK before you REACT at the end of the day no matter how things turn out you can be PROUD of the DECISIONS you made.


Friday, July 29, 2022

Before you know it they will be all grown up.

   Before you have kids you can easily say I won't let my kids do that. And you honestly believe it.

   When you do have kids you understand what being a parent is like. You realize that it is harder than you thought.

  Before you judge another parent remember you don't know what you would do if you were in their shoes.

   You learn that they won't behave all the time so you know you have to pick and choose the boundaries you set accordingly.

   When you are a Grandparent you already know that they are only young for a short time and you enjoy every moment while they are young.

  And as a Grandparent it is their parents job to be the disciplinarian and you get to be the chilled fun one.

  Grandchildren are the reward for being a parent.