Friday, December 31, 2010
Don't just make a New Years Resolution to lose weight, instead lose all the problems that were only weighing you down. You will feel the pressure being released from within as you take the painful experiences in your past and "JUST FLUSH IT" away. It's a New Year and a chance to start a New Life. You won't have a Happy New Year if you keep all your problems from last year. JUST FLUSH THEM AWAY.
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
After the garbage truck had ran this morning I began the day driving around to do errands. I had to drive around a garbage can that was being tossed about by the wind and was resting in the middle of the road. A few minutes later I had to drive back down my road to get something I had forgotten. The can was still in the road. I retrieved what I needed and again had to drive around the can. Hours later on my way home I saw it was still in the road. I wandered had my garbage can ever been picked up by a stranger and put back in my yard and I never knew it.
Monday, December 27, 2010
Don't keep people waiting. If the answer is no then tell them no. Saying we'll see or let me see what I can do only gives them false hope that they have a 50-50 chance at you helping them with what they need, when in fact you know they have no chance at all. A honest no is better than 100 fake maybes. They could move on if you send them on their way. Even if the answer is no it will set them free.
Friday, December 24, 2010
You can't tell what a persons life is really like by seeing what they choose to show you. You will never know what makes each person unique. If we give each other the freedom to be who they were meant to be, we would see a difference in society. Let creativity and uniqueness grow it just might be what someone else needs, you don't know.
Wednesday, December 22, 2010
While waiting at a car repair shop I heard a four year old little boy ask his mom if they were still going to make it to Grandmas house for Christmas.She tried to explain to him that if the car repair cost too much they might not have money for the gas. As the repair man returned to inform her the repairs would be more than expected, the boy replied " mister if we pay for the repairs will you fill up our gas tank with your money so we can go to Grandma's?" As they were leaving he handed them a gas card signed love from Grandma.
Monday, December 20, 2010
Save your energy for something important don't waste it getting angry. That will only waste your day. It does far less damage when it happens only once and you quickly flush it out of your mind. If you don't let it out and you think of it 100 times then that one little thing is now 100 times bigger and you will clog yourself up. "JUST FLUSH IT" when it comes the FIRST time and forget it.
Friday, December 17, 2010
When all else fails don't fail yourself. I know times are tough but a temporary fix for your problems now if you don't stick to your standards will be a permanent stamp on your character forever. We are not always remembered for what we do in easy times but we are judged by what we do when times are tough. It can either be a time for you to shine or a time where you let yourself down and cause permanent damage from a temporary situation you were in.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Christmas should be full of love, peace, and joy. Where's the joy in spending money you don't have on gifts they just don't need? I don't feel at peace when I know what it cost. I don't even feel the love in the air at the stores where I shop. Let's start a new tradition at Christmas time where being together is what's most important. Where laughter fills the air bringing us a peaceful joy where love can be felt everywhere.
Monday, December 13, 2010
Some gifts are good to give early. Surprise someone in November when the chill of winter is in the air. Whenever my child is given warm clothes for Christmas I give it to them the minute I get them. I don't wait until Christmas because warm clothes can be enjoyed all winter. That is a gift that brings their parents a smile every time they bundle up to go outside. Try bringing the Christmas joy a little early and warm their hearts and body to keep them healthy and happy all season.
Friday, December 10, 2010
Not all presents can be wrapped. Your favorite gift that you are most thankful for might not have even cost them a dime. The gift of love with a show of kindness may be the gift that keeps on giving. You can give it away for free and your priceless gift could ease their stress just enough for them to catch their breath. Give them the gift of oxygen.
Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Some people won't ask for help or even accept a helping hand. Now those are the ones that will appreciate it the most. Go to their electric company or local cable office and simply give their name and address and pay on their bill. You don't have to pay all of it, pay whatever you want. When they get their next bill and they don't owe as much as usual it will make a difference that they will appreciate.
Monday, December 6, 2010
You may not know if you made the right choice today or where it will lead you. Sometimes good things come to those that wait but waiting for something good to happen when you choose to do nothing is time wasted. Nothing from nothing is nothing. You got to do something before something good can happen. If you know it is time for a change then does it really matter what time it is?
Friday, December 3, 2010
If you don't ask how will anyone know what you need? Even the most obvious things can't be seen. They may know you very well but still not know what you need. If you don't say something then they assume you have it all worked out or you would ask. If they don't know then don't be angry at them for not giving you an answer to a question you never asked. If you ask and they don't respond then their answer is clear. Ask and you shall recieve an answer.
Wednesday, December 1, 2010
I listened as the man in front of me was yelling at the store clerk. He was ranting and raving about how every time he came in the store he had to endure such service from their employees. I watched the cashier cringe with each angry remark that was being spewed out to him, as he smiled. When the man had left as I unloaded my overflowing cart, I reminded the cashier how lucky he was that the man only purchased one item and was out quickly. This made him giggle and helped him to Just Flush the man's comments away.
Monday, November 29, 2010
It's time for the holidays and the recession is still here. Don't charge anything just for the sake of giving. More people are financially hurting than there are that are not, so spend your money on a dinner that will warm their hearts and their bellies. Bake extra pies and send them home as a gift. They won't shove that in the closet with last years presents that your still making payments on.
Friday, November 26, 2010
In your path through life you will run across boulders in the road and craters that seem to come out of nowhere. Just go around them instead of wasting time and energy trying to figure out where they came from. You must accept that "it is what it is" and "Just Flush It" and move on. The right path in life doesn't mean it's straight. If life throws you a curve or drops a boulder along the way just go around them.
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
When you always anticipate the worst you put your body through turmoil unnecessarily and the physical and emotional damage is done regardless of the outcome. You won't have to carry the weight of the world on your shoulders if you just wait to see what load you have to bare. The climb up the mountain of life is hard enough without carrying sand bags you don't need.
Monday, November 22, 2010
What can you do when there is nothing you can do? Hang on and see what is going to happen. Your reaction to the situation can make things worse. When the worst that can happen is done then evaluate what you can do and what actions need to be taken. You will be able to figure it out when you know where and what your starting with when it is done.
Friday, November 19, 2010
When it doesn't feel right in the pit of your stomach, it's not always gas. Pay attention to your inner reactions when you are getting ready to make a decision. Following your "gut instinct" is the right choice 99% of the time. The remaining 1% is just gas that will pass. It's a reminder deep down to tell you what your brain already knows but your not listening.
Wednesday, November 17, 2010
To help someone understand give them an analogy that they can picture. A picture is worth a thousand words. To explain with words why your friend shouldn't open a business in a particular area could end a friendship. But pointing out that stores have come and closed all around that area might save them from signing a lease for five years that they couldn't get out of. That may be a "point of view" that will help them see the big picture.
Monday, November 15, 2010
Conversations with a friend or stranger can answer questions that you didn't ask. Ideas can flow out that shed a whole new "point of view" on even your most complex problems. Looking at the same issue in a different way will allow you to see things differently. Sometimes we can only see what we are looking for without seeing what is really there. The answer is there but whether you see it depends on how you look at it.
Friday, November 12, 2010
Choosing your path in life based on the path used most often is foolish. It's path may simply look so worn because those before you found it lead to nowhere and had to travel back again to choose a different path. Before you choose a path find out just where it will lead you. If you plan on reaching your goal you must first make a plan of how you can get there. You must plan ahead to get ahead.
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
The answer is more complex then just knowing the answer you want or need. The question may be simple but you may be simply asking the wrong question. You may be able to see where you want to go but the path to get there may not be so obvious. Take the time to think things through and figure out what will or won't work before you start and you won't be trying to figure out what went wrong after your done.
Monday, November 8, 2010
If you take the time and effort to do things right the first time you won't waste time and energy fixing your mistakes. Doing things twice only makes you work twice as hard. A shortcut will only help you if it leads you where you need to go. Doing things only halfway will only get you halfway done. Putting things off till tomorrow is a waste of your today's. Enjoy life while you are living and your tomorrows will be free for you to enjoy.
Friday, November 5, 2010
If you can't figure out what you need to be happy then you will never be happy. No one else knows because being happy is a state of mind. Not what is on someone Else's mind but what's on your mind. If you are always angry about something then anger is your state of mind. If you can find a reason to smile today then today you will be smiling. If a doughnut is full of jelly it wont taste like chocolate.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
How can you protect yourself from a stray bullet? You are not safe in your house, it barrels through aimlessly. Even in a car you won't get far as the speeding bullet heads your way. It shatters lives as it breaks glass and terrorizes neighborhoods. A society without empathy creates the environment that these shooters come from. Teach the habit of humanity and we can all live in an environment where there will be a "No Fly Zone" and bullets won't be flying by in a drive by.
Monday, November 1, 2010
If you know what you are doing will be a problem later then stop doing it now. Do you need to wait till it happens to confirm what you already know? If you see you are on a road that leads you nowhere then turn around. If you can see what's coming then you know what's coming so get out of the way. If you know it's time for a change then does it really matter what time it is?
Friday, October 29, 2010
As I glance around the waiting room my eyes can see your pain as you wait your turn. No one seems to notice as they are waiting all around you. Conversations between them can be heard but your silent pain keeps screaming and that is all I can think of. I have tried to distract your pain by greeting you with a smile but I can see it hasn't helped much. I will rejoice with you when they call your name and finally take you back and ease your pain.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
In this economy reaching out to help others means more than a helping hand. It just might be the life preserver that gets them through one more day. Giving something as simple as a kind word or a smile may be all they need to get out of the mental rut they are in. Take a moment to help if you can, give if you have it. Being kind will teach the habit of humanity and stop some from losing their sanity.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sometimes what you do for instant gratification or temporary relief can have permanent consequences. You won't get very far in reaching your goals in life if you have to keep cleaning up after your shortcuts or shortcomings. Things that could have been avoided by simply not reacting till you have taken the time to think it through. Sometimes taking one tiny step in the right direction will get you further than three steps forward that can only lead you to a bigger, deeper, and rougher hole than the one you are in now.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Today is a new day, start the day how you want. How you think about it determines how you live it. If you have a headache and you don't take anything for it you'll have a headache all day. If you take medicine in the morning it will go away and not affect your day. If you do all you can to ensure a smooth day from the start, your day has a chance to go smoothly. Start your day in a positive way.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
I could see the dark rainclouds slowly blowing in. I did not want to get caught in the rain. So I would wait for them to pass before leaving to do errands. I kept looking outside and listening for the rain. Soon I had waited so long for the storm that never blew in that it was too late to do errands. Don't worry about a storm in your personal life that may or may not come your way.
Monday, October 18, 2010
This economy will open the eyes of the upper class who now have to struggle with a lower class income. There was a time where they could afford whatever they wanted. Now they can't afford what they need. When the economy recovers and they can afford what they want I hope they reach out to help others get the basics they need. With their eyes now wide open they have seen things that they had hoped to never see. Things you use to want you know now you don't need.
Friday, October 15, 2010
There is more to being a preacher than knowing the scriptures. There is more to being a teacher than giving them a book. There is more to being a good neighbor than living in a neighborhood. There is more to being a parent than having a child. There is more to being alive than merely existing. In order to be the best you can be you must do your best at whatever it is you choose to do. Going above and beyond is a job well done.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
When someone said "you won't know until you try it" they didn't mean try it if you know it can't be done. Just like you wouldn't apply for a job teaching Spanish if you don't know how to speak Spanish. Taking chances in life is natural and necessary but not if you know you have no chance at all. Doing your homework is necessary even after you get out of school.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Being creative in this economy means more than creating something. Being creative enough to manage the bills and keep your sanity is being smart. Finding ways to feed your family is being thrifty. Creating "Peace of Mind" for yourself by learning how to "Just Flush It" if you can is priceless.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Can you imagine what it would feel like to breathe a sigh of relief after you have flushed away a present or past problem that was weighing heavy on your mind? Try it. Start by picking one thing that you have carried around for years and "Just Flush It." Little things like a comment someone made that you can't let go of even though whoever said it forgot a minute after they said it. When you get rid of all the "little things" you'll breathe a sigh of relief that will refresh you so you can deal with the "big things."
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
If you want to keep your sanity don't do anything that you know is insane. If you wouldn't do it in when you were "in your right frame of mind" then don't do it when your "in a bad frame of mind." You may try to plead insanity for what you did wrong but it is what you did wrong that will drive you insane. If you know it's crazy then don't be crazy and do it.
Monday, October 4, 2010
You can't fight for everything so pick and choose your battles. Pick what will matter based on what you need not what you want. If you need it then it is worth fighting for. If you don't then save your strength to win the war. If it is important enough to fight for then it's important enough to make sure what you do is done right. Don't pick a battle you know you can't win.
Friday, October 1, 2010
The simple words "Thank You" make you feel as good saying it as it does to the person that you say it to. It's a release of peace for a brief moment for both of you. In the good old days it was as common as smiling. Which neither seems to be so common anymore. Bring back the habit of kindness with a simple thank you or a smile. It is only a habit if you do it everyday.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010
You may have to be crafty in this economic slump but don't let crafty cross the line into underhandedness. You must draw a line based on your personal standards that you will not cross. Do what you have to do to survive the crises with your character intact. If you stick to the standards you set for yourself the choices you will have to make will be ones you can live with.
Monday, September 27, 2010
When all else fails don't fail yourself. Stick to what you believe in and what you know is right. You can't stop what other people are doing but you can stop yourself from behaving like them. They choose to be who they are just like you choose to be who you are. You may be surrounded by fools but you don't have to be foolish enough to act like them and think that it is ok--'cause it's not!
Friday, September 24, 2010
Have you ever been in the middle of listening to someone and find yourself lost in a small thought in your head that you didn't hear a word they said? Notice how one thought could tone out other sounds and consume your mind. Try getting lost in a positive thought when your stressed from every angle and block out the negative issues that are usually weighing heavy on your mind. You'll have peace of mind one thought at a time.
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Your tomorrows can only be different from today if you do something different today. Your circumstances won't get any better until you do something to change them for the better. Your anger and hurt won't go away until you quit thinking about them. If you want to have a good day you'll have to flush away a bad day. One thing leads to another. Nothing from nothing leads to nothing new.
Monday, September 20, 2010
You must quit worrying about what you don't have and hang on to what you got. Your sanity may be all you have to hang on to and for some in this economy that you are about to lose. As long as you get a grip on your mind you'll land on your feet wherever you fall. Lose your sanity and you will truly have nothing at all. Flush away a bad day it's exercise for staying sane.
Friday, September 17, 2010
Just because every one else is doing it doesn't make it right. Just because your life may be in chaos now doesn't mean everything wont be allright. Things may look bad but sometimes it's how you are looking at it. "It is what it is" sometimes and sometimes "It is what you make it." Help make the world a better place by doing something to make it better.
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
The new show "What would you do?" showcases how many people in our society will ignore cruel and inhumane treatment. Stand up for the weak and the helpless. Stand up for what's right. Anonymously or for all to see. Ignoring what you see will help violence grow. If you want to weed out bad behavior then do something and your compassion will grow. Weeds spread fast so stop it early.
Monday, September 13, 2010
You might not be a diamond yet...but as long as you are reaching for the stars you will be where you need to be to catch the falling star meant for you. Just like a diamond has to have the rock chipped away you will get scrapes and bruises on your journey through life. Although at times it may be tough. Just remember you are a diamond in the rough.
Friday, September 10, 2010
It's time for a change. A change in "our attitude." Adjust your attitude and things will adjust accordingly. Without a change in your life your life will stay the same. Your attitude will determine your actions. How you react to a situation will determine the outcome. It starts with a thought. Positive thinking will lead to a positive outcome. Negative thinking will lead to a negative outcome. What are you thinking?
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Where you have been is not nearly as important as where you are going now. What you did back then may not work today. If you find yourself in a mess that is holding you back and yo are under too much stress "Just flush It" if you can. You can't please everyone and you can't fix everything. You will be fine if you leave behind the extra baggage that is weighing you down. You will worry less if you worry about what you can fix not what you can't.
Monday, September 6, 2010
Without support good ideas don't get off the ground. Without support good company's are having to close their doors in this economy. Support those that you want to be there in the future. Loyal customers now will keep loyal honest businesses open in your community. You are voting for something every time you support it by what you purchase, eat, read, or watch on TV.
Friday, September 3, 2010
It's hard to keep your chin up when the worries in your mind are weighing you down. Your brain has many important jobs to do. Like keeping you physically breathing, moving, talking, reasoning, and signals get crossed when it's path is blocked by too many thoughts. If you don't find a way to clear some of it out the signals it sends will hit a dead end. You won't get what you are reaching for if your fingers don't get the signal to grab.
Wednesday, September 1, 2010
When no one will listen who will you tell? When no one will help then where can you get help? When all hope is lost can it ever be found? Have you noticed that no one seems to care? Teach the habit of humanity and compassion will grow. You reap what you sow. Plant the seeds you want to grow in your town and remove the weeds.
Monday, August 30, 2010
As the rain began to fall I watched a family of red birds gather on the electric wire. They flapped their wings and shook about chirping all the while. The frogs began croaking and coming out of their hiding spots. After the showers had stopped now cleaned and refreshed the family of red birds flew to the ground below. Just waiting for the worms to retreat from their soggy underground homes. Let the rain wash away your pain and your frown will be turned upside down.
Friday, August 27, 2010
If someone needed your help could they ask you? If they needed a smile would you look the other way? You may have a lot of love in your heart but can anyone feel it? A kind word can go a long way if you say it. From one random act of kindness to another we can help each other out. Sometimes that help simply means not adding any stress.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Now is a good time to get out recipes and give them a try. You can't afford to go out to eat as much but you still got to eat. In this economy being invited over for dinner now means something to look forward to instead of something you avoid. A pot luck dinner at your house means leftovers for a few days.
Monday, August 23, 2010
In this economy the dollar means a lot. The news keeps saying the value of the dollar is falling. But from what I can see everybody is hurting financially and the dollar today is very important. When every dollar counts you certainly count on every dollar. You see people look at pocket change differently too. A jar of change may be all you have left at the end of the month.
Friday, August 20, 2010
Sometimes there is no simple answers, sometimes there is no solution. You must evaluate the situation and the damage that was done then- regroup. Figure out what you can do. Do what you can. Accept what you have to then carry on. You will lose some battles along the way but as long as you stay focused you won't lose the war.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
You might need a brake job on your car but be thankful- there are those without a car. You might need a new roof but be thankful- there are those that have no home. You might have to cut back on going out to eat but be thankful- for there are those that go to bed hungry. You might be angry when you don't get what you want but be thankful you have what you need- there are those that don't.
Monday, August 16, 2010
Spring cleaning is more than washing the curtains and dusting from top to bottom. Of course your clothes need to be gone through and winter ones tucked away. But what about the clutter bottled up inside your mind? That needs to be evaluated and cleared out just the same. Keep only what you need to then flush the rest away. Give your mind a spring cleaning.
Friday, August 13, 2010
Everything is within reach but you must reach for it to get it. For example...if you want to make homemade bread you must first find out the ingredients, then go buy them. Now you still still have to mix the dough then putit in the oven. Not ready yet you still got to wait for it to turn a golden brown and remove it from the oven. If you want to eat fresh bread not only do you got to make it before you can take a bite you got to reach for it to put it into your mouth.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Juggling the bills each month is stressful on your mind, body, and soul. Eliminate stress wherever you can. "Just Flush It." It is necessary to cut out spending except for your necessities and to flush out stress that is weighing you down unnecessarily. Juggling the bills is hard enough but adding unnecessary stress in your mind will mess up your concentration and timing. You must keep your mind clear so you are able to focus on what your doing.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Holding on to something that is wounding you as you battle-is a battle that is not worth fighting for. You must accept defeat and cut your loses if you want the struggle to end. Lick your battle wounds and carry on. Pick and choose your battles as you regroup. Don't let your anger lead the way nor your sadness hold you back.Just dig down deep within yourself for the answers you need can only be found there.
Friday, August 6, 2010
It is hard to pay your bills when your bills are more than you get paid. Businesses are going under cause their customers can not pay. We are all under stress so lets try not to stress each other out. Your kindness could open doors that lead to a less stressful day.
Wednesday, August 4, 2010
The life that you are living -no matter how hectic it may be- is the only life you have so live it happily. Focus on what's important but make time to enjoy the little everyday joys. Make every moment count. To enjoy life you must enjoy it while your living day to day.
Monday, August 2, 2010
If your heart could talk what would it say? It would tell you to stop making it work so hard. Between grease and the emotional roller coaster you put it through it needs a break to restore it's health. Your heart means life. Sudden cardiac arrest means death. Too many fries and too much stress can suddenly end your life.
Friday, July 30, 2010
There are times when you feel like there is no way your situation can be turned around it's just to chaotic. Stop and take a deep breath and get somewhere quiet where you can sort things out in your mind without outside influences. Like a thunderstorm rolls in then the clouds roll away so too will the chaos in your life become calmer after you ride out the storm.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
As I did some spring cleaning I made a box of unwanted items that were great but I was never going to use them. Instead of going to the local thrift store to donate my items. I waited till the weekend and stopped at yard sales. The first person I felt had not much to sell but seemed to desperately need the money; I gave them the box from my car to help them make a few extra dollars. The thrift store clerk never seemed as happy as they were to get my junk. Try it some time- leave something at a yard sale.
Monday, July 26, 2010
When a problem arises unexpectedly don't expect to have an answer right away. Take a day or two to think it through. Reacting to quickly could make matters worse. Just back away and look at it realistically and with a little time to clear your mind you can choose a reaction that will lead to a solution.
Friday, July 23, 2010
This economy gives new meaning to the phrase "give me a break." Just when you get through one dilemma and are about to relax here comes another issue to deal with. Give your mind and body a break from stress whenever and wherever you can. When you feel yourself about to explode with stress listen to your body when it tells you "give me a break." Give your mind and body what it needs.
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
It takes a lot of courage to work twice as hard for half of the money. Be proud of yourself for doing it. You are gaining knowledge on how to make your money stretch. Tough times can bring out your creative side as you figure out a way to make it through each crises. Keep one thing in mind that you won't do anything you will regret when the crises has passed.
Monday, July 19, 2010
Nothing worth having is easy. Getting angry and blaming others will only make you physically sick. Sending your body into cardiac arrest over cheese on your hamburger is insane. Raising your blood pressure and tightening your muscles in anger over issues you could have avoided by just flushing it as it comes is just plain stupid. Your health is worth the effort it takes to "Just Flush It." Flush away a bad day.
Friday, July 16, 2010
Watching the leaves as they glide and turn on their way down from a chair on your porch--now that is relaxing. Seeing a rainbow appear before you on a rainy day--now that is relaxing. It doesn't cost money nor do you have to go anywhere to relax. Wherever you are relax and enjoy the quiet peaceful moments even as the storm blows in. Let the rain wash away your stress--now that is relaxing.
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
If you walk around like a know-it-all you won't learn anything along the way. Asking questions as you go will bring you knowledge that you only have because you asked. Admitting your ignorance opens doors to knowledge. If you want to learn the answer you have to ask the question first.
Monday, July 12, 2010
Don't let this economy become an excuse for your bad behavior. What was wrong before is still wrong. Do things the right way and you will stay on the right path in life. Your character is based on what you are doing now to deal with the economy. Your choices now will determine your true character. Just who will you be when this crises is over?
Friday, July 9, 2010
Some call it meditation, some call it yoga and some call you crazy when you go there. Call it what you want but being of sound mind means being smart enough to have the ability and a quiet place in your mind that you alone can go to and relax so you can decide clearly without outside influences what really is best and what will make you happy.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Did you know that you could cook a home cooked meal in the same amount of time it takes you to go to a drive-thru and bring it home? It's true you will have to do the dishes but take the money you will save on gas just put it in a jar and your hard work will be rewarded with cash. Think about it you will eat healthier and be wealthier at the same time. When you eat the leftovers you will double your savings.
Monday, July 5, 2010
Hang on tight this economy has not gotten as bad as it is gonna get. Decide what's most important and focus on keeping that. You can't give up if the rest gets blown away by the ripple effect the economy will have on each one of us. Stick to your personal standards so you can hold your head up high when and where you land when it's done.
Friday, July 2, 2010
This July 4th weekend bring special celebration of Independence in your own life. Break free from your past problems and worries. Stand loud and proud as you personally have freedom to start a new journey in your life. As Americans we are too blessed to be depressed.
Wednesday, June 30, 2010
Don't let your anger be so strong that it is all you can feel. If you keep thinking about how angry you are then that is all you will feel. If you think it you feel it. Think about how you are going to get out of the mess you are in and you will feel encouraged. Then your gritted teeth can turn into a smile.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Most of the time you should go with the first feeling you have about a situation. When you start analyzing it too much you can no longer see a clear picture because you now have too much on your mind. Subconsciously you felt it and knew what to do but then you talked yourself out of it. When you feel it go with your gut reaction.
Friday, June 25, 2010
Have you seen the movie Chicken Little? In it the sky was falling or so he thought. I hope your not sitting around waiting for something to fall from the sky to make you happy. Opportunities are never lost they are taken by someone else. If you want a life worth living it's going to take hard work. You can blame it on the moon if you want to.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
People have gotten so use to ignoring what's going on that even if they can make a difference they don't. They have gone from becoming numb to get by to the point where even if it takes no more energy than it does to avoid it they do nothing. They walk around like zombies oblivious to all the wrong doings and suffering as if they are in la la land. Wake up America before the bad out number the good like in the Middle East.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Today is a new day don't waste your energy worrying about the past which you can not change. You must give your mind a break to get through each day not keep piling on the dirt that will bury any chance for peace of mind for yourself now and for your future. Lighten your load-"Just Flush It" as it comes.
Friday, June 18, 2010
It may be raining and mess up your plans but we need the rain. It may seem like the sun is too hot at times but we need it's warmth. Those leaves are a pain to rake but we need the trees. It may have been BP who caused the oil spill but we all need to save our oceans.
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
You must open your eyes to see where you are going to decide which way to go if you plan on going anywhere. You must set a goal before it can be reached. If you don't do something different today to make a change then nothing will be different. You may have not done anything to create the circumstances your in but if you don't do something then there you will stay.
Monday, June 14, 2010
Cut down on your stress by putting your necessities and priorities in order of importance. When you get your basic needs figured out take a deep breath and be thankful for that. Now look at your list and cross off anything that is just unrealistic. This should ease your mind now that you are not so overwhelmed. You'll stress less when you have less to stress over.
Friday, June 11, 2010
When you feel the anger growing and you are about to explode- Distract your thoughts to something less stressful. You will regret your actions out of anger and you can't take them back. Distract yourself long enough for your mind to make a clear decision that you won't have to regret.
Wednesday, June 9, 2010
You should reach out and help someone if you can but not if it will effect you negatively. You must always take care of yourself first so that you will be stable enough to help others. You won't be able to help if you let them pull you under. Take time for yourself and you will have the strength to get through your busy day.
Monday, June 7, 2010
As a newborn you must be taught what to do. You learn from the environment around you. You are not born knowing how life works you learn as you grow. If we want compassionate and caring adults then teach them the "Habit of Humanity." The standards that you teach are the standards they will live by.
Friday, June 4, 2010
In this economy we all know someone who certainly seems to have more than their share of problems. You might not be able to solve their problems but you can bring a smile to their face. For some a bar of chocolate will do or maybe just a hug will help. You might be able to help them flush away a bad day.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
Let go of your painful experiences in life so the pain will go away. Reliving them over and over again will not erase them. Keep whatever lesson you need to learn from them then "Just Flush It" away. If you burnt your hand on a stove you don't need to do it again to learn the lesson that the stove is hot. Your scar will be there to remind you but the pain will go away. Stop blaming your past it's you that needs to let it go.
Monday, May 31, 2010
That tiny seed you plant will bring a harvest. Don't just plant seeds in your garden. Plant a seed of compassion and it too will bring a harvest. Some seeds are planted to bring you fruits and vegetables and seeds need to be planted to help humanity grow in our towns. Plant a seed and watch it grow.
Friday, May 28, 2010
If you don't accept responsibility for your failures then you are not acting responsibly. You can not learn and grow from your mistakes if you keep blaming others. You won't enjoy the feeling of success if someone else does it for you. You won't feel pride till you do something your proud of. To learn from your mistakes you must first admit you made one.
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
You can't please everyone, so don't waste time trying. You will lose who you are if you keep changing to appease others. You may feel all alone in a crowded room- but maybe the crowd your with is the problem. I'd rather be alone in the water than be surrounded by sharks. You know whether you are treading in water or on thin ice it will wear you down. You can't grow where you are till you get your feet planted on solid land.
Monday, May 24, 2010
Although you may be trying as hard as you can-It just might be that your troubles are also part of the overall plan. Remember one thing leads to another. Your reaction will determine where you'll be, how far you'll go, and how fast you'll get there. Think long and hard about where it will lead you before you react. Your thoughts seem harmless but your actions you can't take back.
Friday, May 21, 2010
Now think about it. Is it the cashiers fault that your mad about your current situation? You don't even know them. Will it help your situation? Not at all but it will have a negative impact on them. Try smiling at them. You might not have anything to smile about but others don't deserve to feel your anger come out.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
You may not be able to fix the mess your in but you can learn to face it with a grin. It just may be your anger that is keeping you from seeing a new door that may be open. The doors may be closing because your anger is pushing them shut. You must breathe to get oxygen just as you must not bite the hand off that is trying to open the door. Flush your anger not your future.
Monday, May 17, 2010
A simple act of kindness could go a long way but only if you do something will it be felt. The next time you feel the world has gotten unkind- let that remind you why your kindness needs to be given away before it can spread. You must first get in the habit of showing humanity before you can teach it. A lesson learned is never forgotten but a lesson never taught can never be learned. Teach the habit of humanity.
Friday, May 14, 2010
Before you can have a fresh start in your life you must first take a good look at where you are. Figure out how you got there so that you don't repeat it. Then decide where you want to go and what steps it will take to get there. Don't bring what didn't work with you-it will only drag you back down. Your past is making your climb up that mountain harder. "JUST FLUSH IT" Lighten your load.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
If you know what's coming--Why don't you get out of the way? If you like it--keep it. If you don't just flush it away. If you do nothing different then nothing will be different today. A turtle only makes progress when he sticks out his neck. Today make room for a change by flushing all the crap.
Monday, May 10, 2010
Did you notice that a flower has bloomed on the plant outside? Did you notice the young birds in that nest today? Did you notice that smile as it came your way? Pay attention to the little things as you go through each day. It will help you get through the big things that may be coming your way.
Friday, May 7, 2010
In the past 50 years the population has exploded. When one generation decided it's all about me and I'm going to do what I want, when I want, where I want, and how I want--That's what they taught the next generation. Each becoming more desensitized to caring about even human life itself. Each generation acts how they are taught. What are you teaching?
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Stop waiting for something to happen to make you happy. You must first have a happy thought before you have a feeling. If you keep thinking about all your painful experiences in your past then that pain is all you will feel. Think of happy thoughts and you won't fly like Peter Pan but you will feel as happy and carefree as you go through this day.
Monday, May 3, 2010
Oh the agony of waiting to hear if your hard work has paid off is exciting yet almost painful. The good guys don't always win like they did in old movies. Although back then just as it is today. You can't just sit there. Get back on your horse and figure it out.
Friday, April 30, 2010
When you find yourself in the middle of chaos because of the choices you made.....make a U-Turn. You chose to go there and now you can see a light at the end of the tunnel only if You-Turn around and head the right way. Knowing where you have been and how you got there will keep you on the right path. But until You-Turn around you'll stay where you are.
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Although you must peek inside to look when a new door is open. It's not only to see if there is anything for you to benefit from-But also to see if you need to shut the door to keep trouble out. Opportunity may come knocking at your door but so too does the big bad wolf dressed in grandma's clothes.
Monday, April 26, 2010
If you don't want to step on the broken glass then clean it up or walk around it. If you see trouble ahead turn around. If your hungry eat. If your past is bringing you down then "Just Flush It." If you can avoid a bad situation before it's too late then do it. Your future depends on your actions today.
Friday, April 23, 2010
Somethings are just not worth worrying about. If the laundry needs to be put off till tomorrow- who cares. If it rains on the day you were going to grill out-just cook indoors. Pick and choose what your reaction will be not based on how you feel at that moment but on asking yourself....Does it really matter? Is it worth the stress of worrying about? Take care of your health by not only what you eat but what you choose to worry about.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
When too many issues are going on at the same time and your world seems upside down-Focus on what's important first. How do you decide? You can go eeny-meeny-miny-mo or you can ask Joe blow. But only you know you best and talking to yourself might sound crazy..... But it is even crazier to let someone else decide what's important to you.
Monday, April 19, 2010
When a situation is out of your control you need to realize that sometimes nothing you can do will make it better but anything and everything you do can make it worse. If you can walk away-then please do. If it is something that you can't do without-then watch it from a distance and remember silence can be the key. We may need the rain but that doesn't mean you have to stand outside in a lightning storm.
Friday, April 16, 2010
When you look around you'll know that life is tough for all of us. You can't change your past and neither can they. But going around angry at the world and scowling as you go through your day will not help anyone. Just flush your painful past and you'll have room to have a thought that will make you smile and it will spread to others as you flow through this day.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
It's not suppose to be like this. It's not what I have worked so hard for. In this economy you hear that from people who did all the right things. But it is what it is and because of your past and who you are....You will figure a way out of this mess. Flush all the whys and figure out where, when, and how your gonna do it.
Monday, April 12, 2010
When it seems like there is too many things going on at once and you can't seem to make sense of it all.....take a break. Walk outside, scan the tv channels, shut out the chaos long enough to take a deep breath. Give your brain fresh oxygen to tackle what you need to. You'll make better choices when you can think clearly. Cloudy judgement can lead to a thunderstorm that could have been avoided.
Friday, April 9, 2010
Just as athletes are rotated in a competitive game, so that a player can relax in between plays of such a physically draining sport. Your mind needs to take a break away from mental overload. If you got to drive to work no matter what...complaining about it will only multiply your stress. Learn to enjoy the drive-relax. Somethings you have to accept like your commute to work to get a paycheck.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
The only thing you can change about the past is your attitude toward it. What's done is done. Let it go. "Just Flush It." Reliving it over and over again is just wasted energy. Save your energy for reaching your goals or planning new ones. What you are facing today is hard enough. Your past is behind you-Look forward so you don't fall today.
Monday, April 5, 2010
You usually can feel it in the pit of your stomach when you are about to do or just did something that will have negative consequences. If you put your life in line with your priorities, values, and importance and stick to it and react by your standards. Then you'll do the right thing 99% of the time. The other 1% will remind you why you need to stick to your core standards that you set for yourself.
Friday, April 2, 2010
Did you know that laughter stimulates the body to produce endorphins that are powerful neurochemical pain killers 200 times stronger than morphine? I have always heard that laughter is the best medicine but never dreamed that we could laugh away our aches and pains and cure drug addiction. Go out tell a joke and help others ease their pain.
Wednesday, March 31, 2010
What you will choose will either lead to good things or it will lead to bad things. Every choice you make matters. Stop look and listen. Don't just blindly pick a reaction. Think about where it will lead you. A smooth short path that is under construction will get you further than a long bumpy road that leads to nowhere.
Monday, March 29, 2010
Thinking of happy times helps promote happiness in the present. If a memory comes up that is bringing you down--Flush it if you can. If a certain song makes you smile then listen to it when you need to. Start your day with a happy thought and chances are you'll have a good day. Your mood affects the mood of those around you.
Friday, March 26, 2010
Sunrise and sunset create a light show among the clouds. Each view north, south, east and west are like four different pictures for you to enjoy. I never knew that there was so many shades of blue. Nor that the same cloud depending on how you look at it can be white, yellow, orange or even shades of red. Like the stroke of a paint brush on a canvas for all to enjoy. When you can stop and count how many colors you can see. Relax and enjoy the clouds.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
When you are bored you have too much time to dwell on problems--and that could get you in trouble. Find a hobby, tackle a weekend project, or a cause to get involved in to stay busy. Keeping your mind occupied on rewarding, relaxing, fun, or even hard work on a task will not only benefit you but will make you a more pleasant person to be around. Your mood affects the mood of those around you.
Monday, March 22, 2010
How will you know when opportunity knocks or a new door is opened if your past has blocked the door? Piece by piece one thought at a time you'll remove what you don't need and clear a path that will open new doors. You would see a light at the end of the tunnel if your past wasn't blocking it. "Just Flush It"
Friday, March 19, 2010
Everyone has advice to give you on what you should do. The answer is different from each person you ask. What works for someone else may not work for you. Look inside yourself for the answers for you know you best. Make choices and changes that you can live with. Changing your hair from red to blue doesn't change what's inside you.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
It is often the ones who look so meek and full of smiles that will destroy you. The two faced snake is dangerous. They seem harmless then they catch you off guard and they strike with deadly force without warning. They get their ammo from you as they lure you in with their friendly disguise then wham. Looks can be deceiving. That smile was really a smirk. Beware of the two faced snake. Don't give them ammo to use against you.
Monday, March 15, 2010
You can make a difference but only if you try. Your one voice can make a change but only if you say something. A random act of kindness can make someones life better but only if you do something will they feel it. Your words of wisdom could save someone but only if you tell them. Say something, do something. The world ain't going to get better on it's own. We all must do our part.
Friday, March 12, 2010
Make a decision when you start your day to see things for what they really are. As you brush your teeth in front of your mirror accept your flaws that you cannot change or be washed away. You can't feel comfortable in your own skin until you are comfortable with the skin your in. The truth may hurt but it will set you free.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Some days we can't flush away a bad day. We are just too weak to use the plunger. That can happen to us all. There is a time to talk and it can help. There is a time to listen and it can help someone else. And then there is a time when you should be alone. You wouldn't spread the flu to others and anger makes you sick so don't spread it.
Monday, March 8, 2010
Gray is the color of places of confinement. Don't walk around only seeing gray---Break free and dare to dream in color. You can see a rainbow even on a gray cloudy rainy day. You can enjoy the sound of the rain but only if you listen. You will see a light at the end of the tunnel but only if your looking. Opportunity will knock but only if you open your ears and eyes will you know and open the door.
Friday, March 5, 2010
For years now the squirrels and birds of many colors have eaten my dog food on my front porch. Every time you look out the window your sure to catch them in the act. Usually the birds are grown-ups but this year the Blue Bird taught her children to eat the dog food as soon as they were old enough to fly. The freezing cold record breaking temperatures have made worms and bugs unreachable. Even the animals have to adjust to survive the obstacles that are thrown their way.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
Sometimes we go one step forward and fall two steps back. You have to remember how far down you would be at this rate if you hadn't taken those steps forward. It's happening one step at a time and with each baby step you will grow stronger and eventually you'll get where you want to be. It's ok to think big but you must take the steps necessary to get there if you plan on moving forward at all.
Monday, March 1, 2010
As the sun beats down on me today and I begin to get uncomfortably hot I remember just yesterday it was so cold I was uncomfortable. Not just season to season or even month to month but daily we must adjust to what comes our way. True happiness doesn't happen just because we're born. It comes to those that have sucessfully navigated through life's obstacles by learning to adjust.
Friday, February 26, 2010
It's true you should turn the other cheek but that doesn't mean to let them step on your face. You must learn when to turn the other cheek means to turn and walk away. If you know what's coming why dont you get out of the way. If it happens once shame on them. If it happens twice shame on you.
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Let the wind blow your hair and relax you enough so that you could hear the birds chirping. Nature is yoga for the mind. Watching the flutter of a butterflies wings is an exercise that's easy to do. Even following a trail of ants is a yoga step. Every small step you take toward inner peace is a few seconds of distraction that will help clear your mind. Try to think of the bugs not what's bugging you.
Monday, February 22, 2010
Imagine what a tree must feel like. The tree gives you shade from the sun and brings you a breeze. It lets the animals make it their home and sometimes they bare us fruit. But every fall it is stripped of it's leaves and is forced to withstand the freezing winter as it stands alone outside. There is a reason for the seasons. Learn to plant and harvest in the spring and summer. Be sure and relax in the fall cause winter is gonna come. Remember that mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held it's ground.
Friday, February 19, 2010
I could tell by the look in your eyes that you were having a bad day and needed a hug. If my eyes could meet with yours they would light up with my smile that I will send your way. I hope a smile will begin to spread on your face and hug your cheeks as we go on our way. Hug a stranger with your smile without the fear of catching the flu.
Wednesday, February 17, 2010
For those whose lives are being destroyed from first a tornado then a flood: HANG ON! You might feel like your up a creek without a paddle but....Dont jump out of the boat or the sharks will eat you alive. Keep your chin up and take off your shoes and paddle your boat. Let the rain wash away your doubts cause you know your the only one who can figure a way out!!!
Monday, February 15, 2010
Plants and trees need space to grow to their full potential and so do humans. Put space and time between you and the situation until you have had time to relax and analyze it. You will make better choices when you think about your actions and what could happen. You might not be able to control the situation but you can control your reaction.
Friday, February 12, 2010
A good belly laugh is a FLUSH for your mind body and soul. All the way to your toes you can feel a good belly laugh. Laugh when you can- cry only if you have to. I hope you have a pee-in-your-pants kind of belly laugh today not drown ih your sorrow. Either way you could get wet.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Monday, February 8, 2010
There is a reason for everything even if you dont see it yet. Dont give up. When a tornado rips through your life maybe where you land when it's done is where your suppose to be and it was the only way to get you there. Learn what you can along the way. One day leads to another but you wont get anywhere if you dont take that first step: "Just Flush It"
Friday, February 5, 2010
Times are tough but they will pass just like the rain storm. Dont do something that will cause you permanent damage when just an umbrella will do. Remember that the grass does grow back healthy and green after a devastating fire with the help of the rain. Within yourself you'll find the strength you need to weather the storm. You may get wet when it rains but...you wont get struck by lightning if you stay indoors.
Wednesday, February 3, 2010
As I sit here just enjoying the fluffy clouds today feeling refreshed.....A siren can be heard that jolts me back into real time. I could now hear the traffic flowing by as drivers hurry on their way. The planes from the nearby Navy base can be heard as they circle around befor landing. Then a Blue bird catches my eye. As I watch him soar up high I see the fluffy clouds again......Let the good things in life keep you refreshed to get through the day. Enjoy the clouds!!
Monday, February 1, 2010
Friday evening I got my first testimonial that teaching others to let go of their painful expriences and just flush them away would help them flush away a bad day. My friend wrecked her car and as she sat there at the scene with the police and busy traffic all around: she began to become overwhelmed by all the chaos and all the problems this would cause......then she could hear those 3-words-"Just Flush It" and as she began to giggle she realized---What's done is done---It is what it is---and the fact that she wasn't hurt was a reason to smile.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Did you see that? In the blink of an eye another day has gone by. Dont put off till tomorrow what you should do today because tomorrow may not come for you or someone you love. Some people ask how things happen---Some people ask why things happen---Some people make things happen---Which one are you?? Make someone smile today. You just might help them Flush Away A Bad Day.
Wednesday, January 27, 2010
Somedays it is hard to find a reason to have hope but remember you could die of thirst surrounded by water if you dont take a drink. Rome wasn't built in a day. It was hard work day after day. Instant gratification goes away in an instant. But that mighty oak tree was once a little nut that held it's ground.
Monday, January 25, 2010
My worries and anger gave me wrinkles that wont go away--but I can keep them from spreading by flushing as it comes. Like your mom said---Stop making those ugly faces before you get stuck that way. She was right! A SMILE is an inexpensive way to improve your looks.
Friday, January 22, 2010
Those that have clogged your mind dont remember let alone care. Why are you clogging yourself up thinking about it? "Just Flush It". You must acknowledge and take care that your own needs are met so- that you can take care of others. Today it's all about you. "Just Flush It" and do something to make yourself smile today.
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
As you hear the leaves tumbling in the wind as you walk out your front door today---Be thankful that you can hear and walk--Cause some people can't. Remember to hug those you love today --Cause there are those that can't. Help where, when, and how you can today---The world aint getting better on it,s own--It just can't. We all must do our part!!!
Monday, January 18, 2010
I know it seems like only the bad are smiling thesedays but an evil grin is not a smile. I know that I am doing the best I can and I hope you are too and that my friend is truly a smile--happiness is in the little things we do that will build a staircase that will get us to the top of the mountain where we belong. Come join me and share a smile with everyone you meet. Don't just grin and bear it---smile and share it. Peace starts with a smile in any language.
Friday, January 15, 2010
YOUR actions today--determine where your future is going. Do nothing and nothing will change. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again the same way and expecting a different result. Your just clogged---"Just Flush It" and you will have room to think of a way to be a better you.
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
Learn to be thankful for what you do have and waking up to a new day is reason to smile each day. Enjoying breakfast in your home and not being cold in these cold winter snaps is a reason to smile today. Now go out and make someone else smile today and you just might help them flush away a bad day.
Friday, January 8, 2010
I want to encourage others that peace is possible in life--If only in our mind. Through the journey of writing my first book "Just Flush It" I became so inspired by the message that I trademarked it for t-shirts, hats,and bumper stickers. By the end of writing Grab the Plunger I realized that in life even after flushing.....Our mind was like a toilet that keeps getting tinkled on and poohed in and if you dont flush it as it comes it will clog up. If someone throws a whole roll of toilet paper at you and clogs you up---Grab the Plunger.
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
In the middle of a personal meltdown while I was stuck at yet another redlight. I noticed the church sign at the corner that said..."It's o.k. to sit on your pity potty every now and again, just be sure and flush when you are done." That's when 3-little words came into my head...."Just Flush It." When your mind is clogged with worry and pain from your past----Nothing good for your future can get in,SO......."Just Flush It" away. I hope I can help you Flush Away A Bad Day.