Monday, December 30, 2013

Knowing, Seeing, Doing

If you can see clearly what the problem is then why is your judgment so cloudy? If you know that something is only hurting you then why are you letting it hurt you? If there is something that you know only you will have to do then why aren't you doing it? If you see what you need to do and you know what you need to do then what are you waiting for? Some people ask why it happened. Some people ask how it happened. Some people make things happen. Which one are you? Knowing and seeing what you should do should always be followed by doing whatever it takes.

Friday, December 27, 2013

Wisdom stops Insanity

I wish there was a way to explain to those that are younger then me or even those my age or older just what I have learned that will make their Life less complicated. Unfortunately just like many others from many generations before me no matter what I say they don't listen to and they learn the hard way. Learning from the experiences of others about what not to do is just as important as learning from your own mistakes. I know it is different for everyone but there are some things that we can learn from what we see happen to others that we can avoid. It is not only age that makes someone wise it is learning from your mistakes and from the mistakes of others that help us gain wisdom. To do something the same way or the same way as others before you have done and expect a different result is the definition of Insanity. Wisdom stops Insanity.

Wednesday, December 25, 2013

The Lights and Sounds of Jolly

Merry Christmas! In a matter of minutes my living room will be glowing. I don't mean the Lights. I mean there will be wide eyed kids of all ages with a smile from ear to ear. They know that the time to open those gifts they have been seeing under the tree is finally here. Their Laughter as well as their excited squeals will fill the room. Again and again as they tear through each gift they Light up my Life. After the Film is developed I will get to feel it again and again. May your Holiday be Bright!

Monday, December 23, 2013

From a comic book to a fairy tale

Some days it feels like...POW...SPLAT....KABOOM. You know like in the old Superhero comic books. There are some days from the moment you step out of bed it seems like you sure would have been better off to just have stayed in bed that day. We all have those days and it is best to just do only what you have to then head home and Flush Away the bad day. There is no other way to be done with a bad day except to "Just Flush It" so you can enjoy the rest of your day then instead of a Comic book it will feel like a fairy tale with a Happy ending to your day. Remember whenever you need to just Flush Away A Bad Day....."Just Flush It."

Friday, December 20, 2013

It simply requires you to be present

Just want to remind everyone that Christmas is about spending time with the people you care about. If you can't afford to pay cash for your gifts then it is something that you can't afford. When Christmas is over you should have tons and tons of happy memories that you hopefully caught on camera. But you shouldn't buy stuff they don't need then after Christmas be stuck with tons and tons of bills you don't need that you will be paying on. To enjoy Christmas with those you love doesn't require a present you can't afford it is only required that you be present to enjoy it. Happy Holidays everyone!

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Just STOP and turn around

If you keep running into a dead end it is time to STOP whatever you are doing. Stop wasting your time and energy. You will simply have to stop long enough to figure out what you need to do to get moving again. Remember the definition to insanity is doing the same thing over and over again the same way and expect a different result. If you want a different result then STOP what you are doing and do something different. If you know where you are heading leads to a dead end then turn around and go a different direction.

Monday, December 16, 2013

We need a code word for it

I wander how parents are able to explain that Santa fills up the Stocking when everywhere you look and all you hear are the words "Great Stocking Stuffers." Really? Can we have a separate grown up word to give little children the chance to enjoy the magic of anticipating what Santa will leave them? It's only a few brief years that they might possibly enjoy it. Let's agree on a CODE word for it that can be used instead. To a young child it is the most magical time as they spend weeks trying to decide what special gift to ask Santa to bring. Don't take away the Christmas magic just take away the word "Stocking Stuffers" as a description by saying it in code.

Friday, December 13, 2013

"Chili with Attitude"

I always thought Hello had only one meaning and it meant the same in any language. You know like a Smile means peace in any language. Well it turns out that when my friend recently said "Hello" with Attitude in the middle of our discussion I realized that it also means "Are you kidding me?", "You can't see the obvious signs?" as well as "Wake up smell the coffee." You hear people say it is the tone of your voice and the way you say it more than the words you say that determines what it means. It's like all chili's are not alike. Some are mild and some are hot enough to burn your tongue called "Chili with Attitude."

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Each adventure has risk

The adventures in Life that we take are all part of our journey in Life. Unfortunately some are not anything but scary. At times Life is like a roller coaster there are twist and turns as well as ups and downs. At such a fast pace it can be hard to see what is coming next. One thing is for sure it is not a slow easy ride. As you experience the downward path at times just try and remember that an upward one is ahead so don't do anything on your way down that will make your travel up any harder. Just like if you went on a trip to see the Wild Kingdom Safari from the safety of your vehicle your more likely to return from your trip. Each adventure has the risk of being scary.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Less time between sunsets

It's hard to believe it is already almost Christmas. Now that I am older and have slowed down I realize how fast a year goes by. And let me tell you it is scary when you are closer to the "Life Expectancy" age. It's easy to see now how precious every moment of every day really is. In the blink of an eye it seems it is already time for sunset and the day is over. I believe there are many things that our minds are spared from knowing when we are young so that we don't spend our youth worrying about it. Which then allows us to feel "young and free" for as long as we can until with age comes wisdom.

Friday, December 6, 2013

If you accept it then expect it to happen to you

If you just ignore the injustice to others because as long as it is not happening to you it is OK then it will become acceptable. Once it is accepted it will happen more often which will make it more likely to happen to you one day. If you stop it at first sign it is happening to someone else then you will stop it from becoming acceptable. Human injustice should not have to be accepted and if we set boundaries that is unacceptable behaviors and we make sure those boundaries are not crossed then we will all be treated humanely and there will be justice for all. If you accept it now then you will have to accept it when it happens to you.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

No payments required it's free to enjoy

Try to remember that if you choose to buy someone a Christmas gift it should only cost you what you can afford to pay cash for. It is not suppose to cost you in credit card payments till next Christmas. It's suppose to be about spending quality time with family and friends. Your suppose to feel good inside not be cringing inside month to month paying for it. It is FREE to enjoy time with those you care about and it doesn't have to cost you financially especially month after month plus interest. You could relax and enjoy the Holidays like it is supposed to be if you just show up to enjoy it by knowing you brought only what you could afford to.

Monday, December 2, 2013

No one can give you the Moon

We have all heard the phrase "If it is too good to be true then it probably isn't true." But because we want it so much if someone comes along and assures us that they can make all our dreams come true we believe that it finally has happened to us. Then when reality sets in we realize that we had let down our guard. The higher the degree to which we felt that dream-maker would fulfill our dreams the harder it will hurt when we get smacked down with disappointment. If someone promises you the moon you got to simply remember that the Moon and the Stars can't possibly belong to anyone.