Monday, July 30, 2012

The forgotten Aquarium

When I was growing up you would always find a Fish Aquarium in every type of Doctor's Office. I had forgotten about that until we recently bought a 55 gallon aquarium for our home. The sound of the filter combined with the sight of the plants and rocks as well as the peaceful movement of all the fish totally relaxes you from the inside out. You don't see them in waiting rooms these days, perhaps we would all benefit by a waiting room full of peaceful patients around us and we can convince our Doctors office that they would benefit by getting an Aquarium. Perhaps we should all have one in our homes.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Now they appreciate it

Now that my children are grown I still buy them things they need but now they appreciate it and what they need cost twice as much. Picking up what I can allows them to be able to make their money stretch further getting everything else they may need. In this economy there are millions more just like my kids who could benefit from the sale items that could be as simple as jumbo toilet paper and such household items that they wouldn't run out of to help them out each pay day for a month or so. Try using coupons to get items for free and surprise someone with the items. They will appreciate it.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Break free from your past

If you let the memories from your past be all that you think about then you will not have time to create new positive memories. You can't let go of the painful memories if you keep them fresh on your mind. Break free from your past so you will be free to dream about how to enjoy everyday. It's a New Day don't waste it thinking about yesterday. Your past should not define you it should merely guide you in the right direction so your future can be brighter. What is done is done unless you keep reliving it putting yourself through it over and over again. "Just Flush It" out of your mind to minimize the damage.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Your backyard is a jungle

When you are bored try going outside and seeing how many different bugs you can find in a 10 minute span in your own backyard. I started a Bug Box for my grandson like I had with my children. After a couple of weeks of preserving them and putting them in our display box, we were surprised by the variety that lives outside in our yard. Now you know that you better always be on guard because you know there is a Jungle of fierce looking creatures that could climb up your leg.

Friday, July 20, 2012

It begins at home

If you want your children to have hope for a brighter future then don't trash their hopes and dreams when they are young. If you want happy kids you will have to be happy when you are with them. If you want to have a good relationship when they are grown you must build a good relationship with them when they are young. If you want them to be kind and compassionate adults remember it begins at home by raising them starting at birth to be kind and show compassion for others.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

There is a difference

There is a difference between living and being alive. There is a difference between dealing with a struggle you must face and still struggling with it after it has been dealt with. There is a difference between what you want and what you need. How you deal with life as it comes can make all the difference in the world. Your "point of view" is your reality. How you see things will determine what you see. What you see will determine how you will react. There is a difference between a good outcome and a bad outcome to your situation and seeing things clearly will clearly make all the difference.

Monday, July 16, 2012

A relationship worth keeping

When someone you care about reacts angrily don't respond with anger or you double the chances of damaging a relationship worth keeping. The best thing to do is walk away and minimize the damage. Unfortunately stress levels are high for everyone even your family and friends in these tough times we live in and a simple sarcastic remark can spark a real feud. When they have had time to think about what they have said they will make sure it doesn't happen again. A mistake happens once it is a habit if you repeat it.

Friday, July 13, 2012

It's not contagious

We all know someone who has lost their home and have had to start over in a new town. If they move to your town please help them feel welcomed. Their financial mess is not contagious and most of the time it was due to no fault of their own. Helping them plant themselves firmly in your town will help build community unity in your town. We all benefit when they are stable enough to stand on their own as they will stand beside us to tackle any issue that everyone in the community faces.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Get back on track

As the weather outside goes from flooding one week to dangerous high temperatures the next week, we must keep adjusting to make do the best we can. As we personally face storms from one extreme to the other we must also adjust and bend like a pretzel at times to get through them. We quickly forget about the flooding and what it took to get through it when we become busy dealing with the extreme heat. When the heatwave passes we don't think about it, it is gone and we are thankful that we are back on track. Personally we need to deal with each issue and move on focusing only on the next issue and be thankful that you are back on track. "Just Flush It" as it comes.

Monday, July 9, 2012

A customer today could be your boss tomorrow

This economy has cost many people their jobs. My friend recently trained a new employee who was her boss who had trained her at the business that had closed their doors. Be kind to your employees and customers today because tomorrow you may need a job from them. This is a positive lesson that makes being kind and compassionate even for selfish reasons a good thing. It will help bring compassion back into the World.

Friday, July 6, 2012

To restore Humanity

We need to get back to the good old fashioned way of doing some things to restore Humanity. The first should be honesty. It use to be "A man is only as good as his word" and a simple hand shake would seal the deal. Nowadays they say "Don't believe a word you hear", and even if you get it in writing it doesn't mean a thing. It is better to tell someone an honest No then to say Yes knowing you really mean No Way, that is not OK. Just as you decide whether to eat a hamburger or a pizza for dinner you decide whether to be honest or not.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Free to be who you want to be

As you celebrate this Independence Day remember that Freedom was not free it came at a price. Remember those who serve to protect that freedom and those who sacrificed their life for it. As Americans we are too Blessed to be depressed. Break free from your worries and celebrate Independence Day with the freedom to enjoy life. You are free to be who you want to be, now it is up to you to be the best you can be.

Monday, July 2, 2012

Don't invite trouble in

You can not just let the same people knock you down over and over again. It does not matter who they are. You need to surround yourself with only those who allow you to be yourself and enjoy life while you are living even if that means that you will be alone. It is better to be swimming alone then surrounded by sharks. Your four walls within your home can withstand the "Big Bad World" we live in as long as you stand strong and not let the "Big Bad Wolves" that knock on your door inside. Don't invite trouble into your life and you will have less trouble to deal with.