Wednesday, July 31, 2013

The wise child within you

When my young grandson steps on a toy and gets hurt his first reaction is to get rid of it. When he runs into a piece of furniture and gets hurt he says grandma you got to move it. When his sister misbehaves he reminds me she needs to go to time out for her actions. When it rains and going to play outside is impossible he just says now we can play mission impossible on Nintendo 64. Kids are born with the ability to see clearly what hurts them should go away so it doesn't happen again. They understand if you misbehave there are consequences. When they can't do what they want they just play with something else. If adults can connect to the child within themselves they will find wisdom.

Monday, July 29, 2013

A Hobby may help

Do you have a hobby? If you answered no or you had to think long and hard to find even a possible Hobby you may have then this blog is for you. Hobbies are tools to help bring you peace of mind. They distract you when you need to clear your mind. They bring out your playful and creative sides. They not only help you to relax and smile but they also make you a nicer person that makes those around you relax and smile. Painters zone in on the brush strokes, Writers zone in on the words, Race car drivers zone in on the track, etc......A Hobby may be just what you need. Those of you reading this who have Hobbies perhaps you would like to share it to give ideas to those that need one. Send your ideas to Billie Bob P.O. BOX 1493 Middleburg Florida 32050

Friday, July 26, 2013

A pinata has candy inside

In life at times you get treated like a piñata but you got to remember it is full of candy. Sometimes it takes the hard times to bring out the best in us all. Other times the tornado in your personal life is what was necessary to get you where you need to be. It may be unclear how on Earth the painful experience you are facing could possibly lead to a positive outcome but they are growing pains that you will one day say helped you and you will believe everything happens for a reason. Remember a piñata is full of candy inside.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

One tired dog

As the children were running and playing on the circle driveway the dog would follow close behind. First she followed them on a scooter for a while. Then she ran back and forth as they tossed the giant red ball back and forth. She ran for miles in the few hours they played outside. You could see her panting as she stopped for a break. This time when the kids started running in circles in the driveway again she just sat and watched their feet looking under the car watching them all the way then ran to catch up only when they ran close by. As tired as she was you should have seen how fast she ran away when they got out the hose to cool off.

Monday, July 22, 2013

May not be what your after

You never know the outcome till the end. All the research and planning along with the hard work is all you can do then you wait. Although it is not guaranteed to bring the outcome you want, it is necessary if your going to have any chance at all. There are even times when the outcome wasn't anything you were after yet it is a better outcome. There are also times where it's a bad outcome despite all your hard work and all I can say is Everything happens for a reason and one day you'll say....that wouldn't have happened if the outcome had been different.

Friday, July 19, 2013

It's for anyone and everyone to enjoy

Have you ever had a young child point out what shape the cloud is? If you don't see it they describe it and point in a confused tone as if saying come on you have to see it. But a dog shape with no tail nor any legs? You got to admire the brilliant imagination they have. If adults could only see the simple joyful happy shapes that exist in the sky with a little imagination for anyone and everyone to enjoy. You believe what you see and imagination is part of some peoples "peace of mind." While there are others who see only the storm clouds in the distance.

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

It is up to you

If you stay bundled up in the winter you will prevent the cold from blowing on you. If you choose not to wear a coat you will be colder. Not a good idea to wear pants on a hot day but if you do you will be hotter. If you know you are always running late then you should set your alarm or you will be late again. If it hurt you once chances are it will hurt you again so don't do it. There are many choices we must make each day and doing what we know means taking a brief moment to stop and think of why you should or shouldn't. It is up to you to choose.

Monday, July 15, 2013

You are worth every penny of it

Don't ignore it when you know you are physically in distress. If you need medical attention then pay attention to the warning signs and go to the doctor. You may not have insurance or the money to pay but you will pay with your life if you don't. Being alive is priceless. The cost to get better is far more important then the price you pay to avoid the cost of a doctor. You are worth every penny of it. The longer you put it off the longer the bill will be cause the sicker you will be. Take care of yourself before your finances.

Friday, July 12, 2013

A tornado in your personal life

As the storm is rolling in you can hear the thunder and feel it shake the ground. It is a warning to be prepared because it is coming. We have seen the devastation that these severe storms have caused so we know to get out of it's way if we want to be safe. Although when someone's built in warning system goes off sounding an alarm that what we are about to do is dangerous and can produce a tornado that can have a devastating outcome to our personal lives there are those who ignore it. If you know a deadly storm is approaching you should get out of the way cause a tornado in your personal life can be just as devastating.

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Choose wisely and you will smile

Since your thoughts whether they are negative or positive will determine whether you will feel negative or positive then it makes sense to think of happy thoughts. If you want to change the negative feeling you are having then you see that you need to change the thought to change the way you feel. If you only think of negative thoughts then guess what? You will feel negatively and respond negatively. Choose how you will feel one thought at a time.

Monday, July 8, 2013

There is NO magic wand

You can't just wait for what you need. There is no magic wand that you can wave. Knowledge, Awareness and Free Will are powerful tools that are at your disposal but it is up to you to utilize them. There is no magic pill that will take away all of Life's troubles and there will always be issues on your life's journey. As you learn to deal with each issue you will have personal growth. It takes all the triumphs that are a part of life's journey and all the hard work to get you where you need to be and grow up to be the best you can be.

Friday, July 5, 2013

Sharks and dolphins live together

You can't always judge a book by it's cover even though first impressions mean a lot. Not all Politicians are crooked just the good ones never get to be heard. There are Doctors who don't care about their patients yet they went to school long enough to earn a degree. In every aspect of Life you will find a variety of people in every position. Just realize that even as you watch a peaceful school of dolphins swim by in the ocean without a doubt there are man eating sharks swimming close by too.

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Independence means Freedom

As we celebrate Independence Day it is a time to reflect back on all that America stands for. It will not just be what we talk about with words but how proud deep down inside we feel to be able to stand united today to keep America standing loud and proud. We all must do our part because we are all part of what it takes to keep the America we grew up in for our children and grandchildren and so on and so on. It is a day to celebrate not only Americas Independence but also celebrate what each and every one of us have....."Freedom." We must also remember that our freedom isn't free. We are free to do what we want to do but we will only stay free if we all be the best we can be.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Once is enough

I'm sure many of you have noticed that when times get tough there may not be anyone there to catch you if you fall. The mess you may be facing may not be due to any fault of your own but you alone will have to deal with it. Don't make things harder on yourself by wasting your time, energy and emotions on convincing others nor yourself that it was not your fault, you already know that. You just need to figure out how to get out of the mess you may be facing because when the going gets tough the tough get going. Always remember....If it happens once shame on them. If it happens twice shame on you.