Monday, September 30, 2013

Really? Christmas in September?

Along with the Halloween Decorations going on the shelves there are several stores putting out a few Christmas items also to get you shopping early for Christmas. At first I thought they were just being greedy then I realized it was a good idea. If you buy what is on sale a little at a time from September to December you will be less likely to spend too high of a price waiting to buy it all in December. As well as saving money you will avoid the Holiday rush and crowds. You will actually be able to sit and relax the days leading up to Christmas when you get the shopping done early. And that is a priceless gift for yourself that you will enjoy.

Friday, September 27, 2013

We are all uniquely different

Maybe if we opened our minds our eyes could see and appreciate the uniqueness in each individual. It is OK to disagree with their way of thinking, we are all unique. Through unique and creative thoughts your reality will be formed. If we were all the same there wouldn't be anything new or different to talk about. Uniqueness is what it took to create new things we enjoy today. Since the issues we each may be facing are unique and may take creativity to solve we all must do it in our own unique way which makes us all uniquely different.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Your choice whether to sit down or breakdown

Every now and again you got to give yourself a break both physically and mentally. Over exerting yourself either physically or mentally will affect your over all well being. A circuit overload similar to an electric current will cause a system breakdown to the entire system. When you need a break then take one. Listen to your body and mind when it sends out a warning to prevent a circuit overload breakdown. It's your choice to either sit down or breakdown. It is a lot easier to take a break when you need it than it is to breakdown when you have a lot to do.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Stimulate your "Human Side"

The internet has it's drawbacks. Socially we are taking the "Human Connection" out by eliminating even the very basic interactions with humans and it is no longer thought of as a basic need. That is just not good! Without stimulating the need and desire for "Human Connections" the Human Compassion for one another that is necessary by staying connected to our "Human Side" we will become stone cold beast behind that computer in a connection with the made up relationships in the cyber space world. Be sure and spend some time with those Human Connections you have so that you can stimulate the "Human Side" of yourself by feeling a real hug not a cyber space poke.

Friday, September 20, 2013

You are going to need a toolbox

The challenges of the twenty first century are more complicated then ever before. Simple answers are a thing of the past. A simple Life is but a dream that reality shatters as we face complex problems that there are just no answers for not even on Google. It's a time when you will have to find a way by using every tool you can just to keep up with all the twists and turns. In simpler times you simply looked straight ahead and moved forward. Nowadays you got to bend like a pretzel. Learning how to Just Flush It out of your mind is a TOOL that will help you survive the challenges of the twenty first century.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Learn to work together

It's Love Bug season here and they are everywhere. Thank goodness they don't bite or it would be scary instead of just creepy. I watch them land and take off over and over again only to stop just long enough to take a few steps to rest their wings. You can see the difference in those that had been together for a while. Much like being married for a long while they had learned to work together as they were on their journey through our town it was effortless. Those that were newly bound together were not getting very far when they were trying to each be the leader going in different directions. Soon they realized if they took turns leading and carrying the heavy load they could enjoy the scenery as they went on their Life's Journey.

Monday, September 16, 2013

"Just because" ...Then and Now

"Just Because" Now....Just because that is what is supposed to happen does not mean that it will happen. Just because you earned it does not mean you will get it. Just because you deserve it does not mean that you will get what you deserve. Just because it's the right thing to do does not mean they will do the right thing. "Just because back" then.... Just because I said so. Just because that is the way it is. Just because you want it does not mean you will get it. Just because it's the right thing to do. Just because if it was you then you would want someone to do it for you.

Friday, September 13, 2013

What a difference " 't " makes

Believing you CAN is the first step to getting anything done. Believing you CAN'T means you will never get up and make any effort at all to get it done. Saying "I CAN" means you will. Saying "I CAN'T " means you won't. What a big difference adding "'T" makes. Give yourself a chance to try before you say it can't be done. There are many things that we use everyday that was once an Idea that someone had that others said just can't be done. Simply because they believed that they could and did not listen to those who said it can't be done they kept trying till they did it.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Greeted by the neighborhood animals and insects

Just like people choose which state and which city to live in so too do the animals and insects. Depending on where you live you will figure out real quick what your neighborhood has to adapt to live with the animals and insects who also call it home. In Maine the first bite from a black fly that leaves blood dripping from the wound let's you know that you don't go outside when it's their time. The deer were a beautiful sight but the skunks that came out at night you knew to get out of his sight because of his smell not his bite. One thing is for sure Happiness is just a state of mind no matter what state you live in.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Instead of getting angry she said Thank You

I have seen money and greed turn Humans into savage wolves. Most Business Owners would not take a chance to lose a sale to stand up for a Grandmother who's grandson had been verbally disrespectful to her as they shopped. Yesterday at my favorite local second hand shop the owner did just that. As they reached the counter with their purchases the grandson selected a candy bar then threw it down and told his grandmother you can buy me that too. The owner threw the candy bar across the room and said nothing on this counter will I sell to your grandmother till you apologize for how you have treated her while you have been here. The grandmother could have walked out angrily never to return instead she said "thank you."

Friday, September 6, 2013

It will turn into an avalanche

When you get stuck waiting use your time to explore ideas you never have time to think through. It's a good time to plan the details for the weekend or the vacation that you dream of taking one day. Whatever you do keep your mind occupied with thoughts you choose to explore. Even watching a fly as he explores the room will keep you from letting the thought of how long you are waiting turn into an avalanche of all the negative thoughts of what you could be using the time to do instead of waiting because once the avalanche starts you will bury any chance you have of having a good day.

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

What you discover after you are knocked down

It may not seem like what is happening could possibly be good for you but sometimes it was the only way you could possibly get where you needed to be. It actually can take getting knocked down to find out just what strengths you had buried inside you. Learning your strengths and weaknesses will help you make a plan and carry out that plan to be the best you can be. You may not have planned on falling but unless you plan on staying down you will have to look deep inside to find the strength if you plan on getting up.

Monday, September 2, 2013

A smile is contagious

It's true.... A smile is worth a thousand words. It's also true that a smile means peace in any language. And just look in a mirror as you smile and you will see it is an inexpensive way to get a face lift and look years younger. With a smile you send to others you can watch it hug their face as they can't help but smile back. Without saying a word your smile can distract them from their thoughts interrupting them just to say " hello there." In an instant your smile can turn their frown upside down as it is contagious and they can't help but smile back. To help someone smile all it will take is a smile that you send there way.