Wednesday, October 30, 2013
There are times in your life when you face so many tasks that you doubt you can do it all. Well that's when you will have to flush away your doubts because if you got to do it then there is no doubt you will figure it out. You never know what you can do till after you are done doing it. You will just have to figure it out as you go and in the end you will know how you did it. You don't have to know how to do everything to have no doubt in yourself you just have to not doubt that if it is a task you need done then there is no doubt you can do it.
Monday, October 28, 2013
It's official the dollar tree now has Christmas wrapping paper and the stacking of the wrapped gifts has begun. I remember when to my children the size of the box mattered. Now with all the "little new technology gadgets" they are looking for the smaller boxes. When they were little it didn't even matter what was in the box as long as it was the biggest. Now that they are grown the gigobytes or gigograms whatever they are called being as big as possible is important. It is a gift you can't buy months in advance because the technology changes rapidly. The old stories of only nuts and an apple or orange is all they got for Christmas reminds me that technology has changed what it cost to enjoy the "little things" in life.
Friday, October 25, 2013
I know you have heard the phrase "Life is like a bowl of cherries." But don't forget you got to take out the pits. Your life may be more like a bowl of fruit salad. Even so if one of your fruits turn rotten you got to take it out before it spoils the whole fruit salad. If you see your life as more of a vegetable tray you still got to wash them to remove the dirt before you eat them. Whatever you choose to compare your life to there are things your going to have to do if you plan on enjoying it. Even if you compare it to the finest steak you still got to cook it some if it's going to be edible.
Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Time sure goes by fast. It doesn't matter whether you have a very busy schedule or not much to do time just flies. I am sure that it seems like yesterday I paid the bills and mailed them out yet they are due next week. For those of you who have children you can still see them as your baby but quickly realize that the years have flown by and you can see how fast they have grown. When we each begin our life the early years we spend wishing we were older yet from the middle of our life on we spend it wishing we were young again. We need to enjoy the moment we are living in because no matter how hard we wish we can only enjoy today for yesterday has already gone and tomorrow may never come.
Monday, October 21, 2013
How you define "success" will determine if you feel "successful." If you decide that you are not a "success" until you have achieved everything you had imagined or dreamed of then I am sad to say that in your eyes you will never be "successful." If you would look at each step along the way that you had "successfully" completed to get where you are then you will know that you did it "successfully." To be "successful" means what you did was a "success" and even though there is always more that you need to do you "successfully" got some things done.
Friday, October 18, 2013
Certain feelings show easily on your face. If you are Happy you smile looking relaxed not to mention ten years younger. Anger causes wrinkles that will make you look older forever not to mention you look pretty scary when you are angry. But I'm not so sure that your feelings are truly known when you have the look of "Are you kidding me why on earth would you do that?" I thought it was called the puzzled look. You know the one your parents gave you and you knew you better stop whatever you were doing but no one seems to notice it and stop what they are doing. They just continue as if my face said nothing at all. Perhaps we all should look in the mirror and practice the art of Face Language like we would Sign Language.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
You know how after you overstuff yourself with so much turkey and all the fixings on Thanksgiving that you have to take a nap? Well when you overstuff your mind with too many thoughts you can't think at all and you get so exhausted you will have no choice but to lay down to take a nap because it is mentally exhausting. It will physically drain you to the point of physical exhaustion. Marathon runners collapse at the finish line from not only physical exhaustion but they mentally are exhausted and inside their head it is spinning. Mental stress leads to physical distress and being physically stressed will lead to mental exhaustion. To maintain your over all good health you'll have to maintain good mental health as well as your physical health.
Monday, October 14, 2013
Too much pressure under stress on your mind can cause damaging stress to your body. You can feel the squeezing ever tightening grip it has around your entire brain. As it tightens it stops the blood flow from getting to your brain. As the muscles begin to tighten in your jaw it soon squeezes causing the veins to pop out in your neck, then your torso begins to tighten squeezing every organ. Soon the pressure against your organs shuts down their ability to function under such tight restraint. Eventually your being squeezed literally to death just like you were being attacked by a giant python. Just like keeping your tires with the right amount of pressure prolongs the life of tire so to does maintaining your stress level prolong your life.
Friday, October 11, 2013
Even if you usually are good at remembering important details and they are a part of your normal routine too much stress on your mind can cause temporary amnesia. Although our minds are capable of retaining tons of information we can only think of those that are within the fore front of our mind. In the blink of an eye if you allow a negative thought to pop up front and center letting it "grab your attention" it will open the flood gates bombarding you with negative thoughts that will take up all the room and push out the information causing temporary amnesia that blocks the important details. To prevent amnesia make it a part of your normal routine to at the first glance of a negative thought "Just Flush It" out of your mind.
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
As I sat on the porch late one evening I saw the start of a spider web. It was a tiny spider no bigger then a sesame seed. He had already attached the four corners and made his fourth out of many lines symmetrically and evenly placed. He just slowly spun his silk and attached it as he went around and around. After watching for a while I went back inside. The next morning as I headed out the door I saw a work of art as I noticed it's intricate detail. With row after row of precisely aligned rows. It's pattern was stunning. I can't help but wander how that little spider could even produce that much silk. Even though I know I will get rid of them both I still was amazed by his work of art.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Although you knew it wouldn't be easy some task are harder then you could have ever imagined. If it is worth having then the hard work will be worth it. When you make a plan you just have to plan on doing whatever it takes for as long as it takes. If you give up when the going gets tough then when you don't get what you had planned it will not be because it was impossible. It will be because you gave up and quit trying and without trying it will be impossible. In Life there are mountains to climb and if you want what's at the top you'll have to climb to the top to get it no matter how high the climb is.
Friday, October 4, 2013
"Don't be a Pig" now that statement can mean many things. It's all in how you look at it. Of course if someone says it while you are eating they are referring to either the way you are eating or the amount you are eating. It can mean don't be a gluten for punishment by letting it hurt you over and over again. It can also be a reminder to see the glass half full instead of selfishly ignoring what you have and not enjoying anything till you have everything you feel you should have. Which in reality makes you a gluten for punishment because it is never possible to have everything. "Don't be a Pig" and you will be able to enjoy life while you are living.
Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Well there are just way too many reasons why we should all plant as many positive seeds in society as we can. Just look around you. If you want to see something positive in society then pass on something positive. We can clearly see that all the negative seeds planted in the last few generations have grown into a society with a negative outlook that has created a negative outcome. In order for compassion for one another to grow back into society we will have to plant seeds of compassion wherever, whenever and to whomever we can. We all reap the benefit from every positive seed that is planted.