Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Start off fresh
We are just hours away from the end of 2014. By now you have thought about what a year it has been for you. Have you thought about what your New Years Resolution will be to make 2015 a great year? It is an important decision if you really want your resolution to make a positive difference. If you choose wisely then it becomes a Fresh Start to a New Year. Which starts by taking all the hard painful experiences in 2014 and "Just Flush It" out of your mind in order to have a truly Fresh start because if you bring with you all that baggage from what stunk up your past it will only stink up your future. It's a New Year and you are alive and that is something to Cheer about! Happy New Year Everyone!
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Monday, December 29, 2014
Time to put your priorities in order
What would be your priorities if you were diagnosed with a Life threatening condition?
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Friday, December 26, 2014
Flush to stay Healthy
Hope everyone had a nice Christmas. I sure am looking forward to eating the leftovers. And that means a break from cooking for a couple days. Although it is still a few days from the end of 2014 it feels like it is over now that Christmas is over. I begin planning what I hope to do in 2015. Without a doubt every one of us hope to be Healthy but it requires work on your part to achieve. You will have to eat right and get plenty of exercise and rest to be Healthy. But just as important is maintaining good Mental Health as well. So take all the painful memories and experiences from 2014 and "Just Flush It" out of your mind to stay Mentally Healthy.
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Laughter will fill the air
Don't forget the reason for the season. Spending time with those you love makes it so holly and jolly. And all the delicious food is calorie free well at least it is a time when you don't count calories. So go ahead and try a little of everything. Some of the food is only made on the Christmas holiday so enjoy it while it is there. Soon everyone will be humming along to the Christmas music and laughter will fill the air. Then when the Holiday is over all that beautiful paper and bows will be filled in bags which I am sure the trash man is not as happy to see as those that were happy to remove it to get what was hiding inside.
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Monday, December 22, 2014
Christmas is just days away whether you are ready or not. Too bad everyone couldn't have a present to not be sick in December. Luckily germs can't pass through cyberspace so I can safely wish you all a Merry Christmas.
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Friday, December 19, 2014
A free facelift
You may have a lot of love in your heart but can anyone see it or feel it? When you are upset it shows on your face. And take it from me it's not your best look. Share a smile instead. As they say a smile is a free facelift and you want to look your best. Smile at everyone you meet for you have no idea what they may be facing. A simple smile can do a lot of good for you and the person you give one to.
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Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Don't forget the batteries
Tomorrow will be the last week before Christmas. Are you ready? Even though I always think I am ready way before time there is always "just a couple more" things I need to get. This is the time when I am not sure if I will have enough tape and paper so I pick out paper that is "not so Christmassy" so I can use what is left on birthdays throughout the year. Although even a present in July wrapped in Santa paper is still enjoyed. I bought every size of batteries in big packages because a toy on Christmas without batteries to a child is a bummer. Happy Holidays Everyone!
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Monday, December 15, 2014
I could feel their Joy
It sure was fun putting up all the Christmas decorations. Even shopping was more relaxing at the stores this year. The people I encountered at the stores were full of cheer and not pushy at all like previous years. Even the people working at the stores were easy to find and usually they are no where to be found. There were several who even went out of their way to help us find what we were looking for. What a difference it makes to encounter good karma from others as you go through your day. Sure wish this Christmas Joy could be spread all year long making all our futures merry and bright. Remember as you are shopping that you should be holly and jolly and that it can be felt from other shoppers even if you still get frustrated while doing it.
Friday, December 12, 2014
Precious memories are moments we live together
My grandson wanted a leopard gecko and even though I knew he was probably too young he convinced his grandpa to give me the money to get him one. So off we went to the pet stores looking for a baby one. We already had a tank and the accessories so at least it wouldn't cost us much. He had done a pretty good job with it these past two months and we were surprised. Last week they got their fresh Christmas tree and spent hours decorating it. By the time that it took them to put the empty boxes for decorations back into the attic my grandson had taken the gecko out of his cage and put it on the tree because he thought his gecko would like it. Well in the frantic search to find him to put it back in the tank the Christmas tree got knocked over. But they couldn't yell at him because he was crying over loosing his gecko. Here it was three days later and he knocked the tree down again looking for him but again they couldn't yell at him because he was crying about loosing his gecko. They thought about buying him a new one to pretend they found him to keep him out of the Christmas tree but he remembers every stripe on his gecko buddy's body so he would know it wasn't him. I find myself giggling deep inside as I watch my grown son as a Father go through one of those crazy memories that he and his children will have forever. Children sure say and do the funniest things.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014
From a closet to a "Treasure Chest"
All year long starting at the after Christmas clearance sales I buy gifts at an amazing price. Each time I pick something up I would start stacking it in my closet. All throughout the year for birthdays and special occasions I dig in my closet that becomes a "treasure chest" to find a gift. There are times that even I am surprised at what I find there that I had completely forgotten about. At Christmas time as I pull everything out sorting to who the gifts are for I discover that my closet suddenly becomes bigger. Every single thing that I have purchased throughout the year comes out and gets wrapped. But I know that as the New Year rings in my closet will become a "Treasure chest" again. Happy Holidays Everyone!
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Monday, December 8, 2014
"Shame on you!"
I can't believe that there are those who will be deceitful even at this time of year. Christmas is a Holiday who's Joy can be felt for twenty five days straight. As I was yard selling this Saturday I thought I found some awesome gifts for two of my grandkids and my husband at only ten dollars each. What a bargain I thought I was getting for two tablets with tons of games already downloaded on them (or so he said) and a GPS and for thirty you can't beat that. When I got home and tried them NOT one of them worked. Really? Someone would sell items that didn't work knowing you were buying them for Christmas presents. To the man who sold them to me :Shame on You!" I wish I could remember where that yard sale was so I could tell him in person "Shame on You!"
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Friday, December 5, 2014
Time is ticking faster
As a young child the faster Christmas comes the better. For those that are more than a half a century old the faster it comes only makes us feel worse not better. Don't get me wrong we love Christmas and look forward to the joyous Family Time it is just that we realize that as each Christmas comes it brings us closer to a New Year. And when you know you only have so many years to enjoy Life on this Earth you want time to slow down. Although you can not choose how fast time goes you can choose to enjoy every second you are alive while you are alive in between each Christmas as the years are flying by.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2014
My Lab chose the Christmas decorations this year
Now while I was putting ornaments on my Christmas tree I see my not yet one year old lab sniffing at the ones I just hung on the tree. This may sound innocent but this is the same dog who has destroyed everyone's shoes, countless number of my granddaughters dolls, a vacuum and TV wires and my couch and my two chairs. I know this means my precious ornaments were not safe. I wasn't going to take a chance so most of the ornaments are on the top two thirds of the tree. The bottom part I have decided to put whatever I find at my local thrift store. Why? Because I know she is going to eat at least some of them and I hope she eats only the ones I am putting at the bottom that are hers just so she can eat them and leave mine alone. Then I realize I can't put any presents under the tree because she would eat them. This new addition to our family is changing our family traditions.
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Monday, December 1, 2014
Stay Jolly by planning on traffic jams
To enjoy the Christmas Holidays you got to plan on dealing with the traffic. Normal driving times that you are use to are unpredictable during the Christmas Season. I have to allow so much time just in case the traffic is backed up that when I get lucky and miss the Holiday traffic I end up way too early to my destination. I try to keep in mind little places I can visit within a few blocks of where I am scheduled so "just in case" I will have something to do close by which makes being early not so frustrating since there was no traffic jams to be frustrated over. Being prepared to deal with the Holiday traffic will keep you Holly and Jolly so you can enjoy the Christmas Holiday.
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Friday, November 28, 2014
Tune it out with music
I hope you had a nice Thanksgiving yesterday. Today it is time to put up the Christmas tree. I don't know about you but that turkey sure is still weighing me down zapping all my energy. It's hard to know if it is the turkey meat or the amount of food I ate. To help motivate myself I break out the Christmas Music. As Elvis sings to start off the Holidays it melts away all that turkey. Sometimes if you want to change how you are feeling you got to put on some music that makes you feel good.
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Wednesday, November 26, 2014
A day to enjoy the calories
What a busy few days but it is the eve of Thanksgiving. Now it's time to get some much needed rest before the busy cooking day starting early to get all the food ready because the family will arrive mighty hungry as they have been envisioning the table full of all of their favorite foods. One thing is for sure there is no dieting on Thanksgiving so go ahead and enjoy the time with family and friends and a few extra calories. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
Monday, November 24, 2014
Crystal Clear Replay
Every now and again time stands still and a crustal clear replay of an event in your mind will make you giggle. I have often wandered how it just pops in your mind and consumes your attention and you become oblivious to your surroundings then ZAP your back in real time. They are usually random clips of days gone by that have nothing in common with what you were doing at the time. As you shrug your shoulders and smile you carry on with what you were doing and that clip of a memory flees your mind as quickly as it came.
Friday, November 21, 2014
As I was waiting at the doctors for them to call my name I could hear the conversations going on around me. Although most of the talk was just small talk about things like the weather there was one little boy asking his mother if his Dad was going to be ok. It was apparent through his questions that his Dad was there to get results to see if his cancer had spread. As I fought back the tears my frustration from waiting went away and were replaced with gladness that I was only waiting for a well check up. Waiting for the doctor for that family was without a doubt frustrating and I can only hope they will be full of gladness after their wait is over.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
If you can't afford it then don't buy it
As Christmas approaches remember if you barely have money to get by now you don't have money to splurge. Everyone we know needs money so for your gift to each other is to not spend money you don't have buying gifts no one needs. We all have unopened gifts that we don't use in our closets already. If you want to buy something then pay on their electric bill and wrap the receipt. Buy them gift cards to local grocery stores so they can buy groceries to fill their bellies or gas cards so they can fill up their gas tank. If you can't afford it then you just don't buy it. Spending time with your family at Christmas is the only gift your family wants and needs.
Monday, November 17, 2014
It's more than food
It's almost Thanksgiving already this year has flown by. As my granddaughter who is three was over I began talking to her about all that I had to do to get ready. She listened quietly as I talked about all the special food I was planning on making. Then I asked her if she was excited that it was almost time to gather for Thanksgiving. Her response "I don't like Thanksgiving all we do is eat." As I looked at her thinking about her response she says "I eat everyday." I smiled as I realized that she was right everyday we should be thankful for our food. Then I explained that it was a special dinner because everyone would come over to visit then she said "OK I will come over for Thanksgiving." Thanksgiving is more than just eating it's a time that we are all thankful that we can enjoy each other and while we are there we eat.
Friday, November 14, 2014
When there is no accountability
Even when you do your best there are times when other peoples bad behavior brings you down worse than you could have imagined possible. We need to hold them accountable for their bad behavior and not let them bring good people down. We need to stand strong and united to set standards that we will tolerate and demand justice for all. When there is no accountability for bad behavior then it will be looked at as acceptable behavior and eventually it will happen to you or someone you know and then we will all just have to accept it and expect it.
Wednesday, November 12, 2014
It's a Roller Coaster
When you reach the half a century age you realize that "Life" just happens despite all the plans you had. When negative things happen on your Life's Journey you got to "Just Flush It" and regroup so you can enjoy Life while you are living it. Things happen in Life that's just Life. How you "react" to it and "look" at it will determine how devastating the outcome will be. There is no rhyme or reason to the struggles you will face on the Roller Coaster called Life. There is going to be ups and downs and dangerous curves in your Life's Journey. That's just Life. If you want to enjoy Life while you are living it you will have to Flush Away A Bad Day at times to enjoy it. That's just Life.
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Monday, November 10, 2014
What you plant we all harvest
All over the World there are people who want nothing more than to be treated Humanely. Just doesn't seem hard at all yet it simply doesn't seem to be happening. If we would treat others how we would want to be treated then we would all be treated fairly. Plant seeds of Humanity to replace the insanity we live in. When the bad people outnumber the good ones we will all have nothing but bad days ahead of us. What kind of seeds will you plant as you go through this day?
Friday, November 7, 2014
I wish Allstate could make sure you are in "good hands" in a Hospital
When you need medical help you are putting your Life in the hands of Doctors and Nurses. Recent surgery requiring a hospital stay made that very clear. Every shift change and every person working each shift was a challenge. You may have had the best surgeon and a successful surgery but your outcome is based on whether you got proper care following surgery. Every 12 hours with shift change it was like rolling the dice hoping you are treated with medical thoroughness and compassion. It only takes a few minutes into shift change to know if you will have "peace of mind" for the next 12 hours or not. Sure wish Allstate could insure that you were always in "good hands" when you need it in a hospital.
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Enjoy them while their in getting warm
As the cold rolls in we know that winter is here. It's time to bundle up when you go outside and to enjoy the warm cozy warmth of home. It gives everyone an opportunity to spend more quality time at home with your family. Make your home a warm inviting atmosphere and you will have a chance to make happy memories as you sit together keeping warm. Time to warm their bellies too with a home cooked meal you all can enjoy together. The winter comes to keep families bonded as they gather indoors to stay warm.
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Monday, November 3, 2014
What is your Family Favorite?
Now that Halloween has passed it's time to plan your Thanksgiving Dinner. I have decided to have a Turkey Breast so my Uncle sent me a Blow Up Turkey so we visually still have that Traditional Turkey look. It's a time to make those passed down recipes that everyone looks forward to. After your children grow up and move away they really look forward to a big home cooked meal with all their favorite foods. They also look forward to me making extra of my Broccoli Casserole so they can take some home to enjoy. What Family Dish do you make special to share?
Friday, October 31, 2014
Putting what is Right above profit
It's nice to see the NFL step up and stand for moral conduct above profit. And bravo to TLC for cancelling Honey Boo Boo to stand up for innocent children putting them above profit. If everyone in Society and Businesses everywhere stood up for what is Humanely and Morally Right then the World would be a better place for us all. Now let's find those in Video Games and Music Industries to stop all the Violence and Morally Wrong Lyrics to help make the next generation of Adults to be less Violent and have more Human Compassion.
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Hard work should earn something
If only you really got what you truly deserve in Life would those who deserve it get the "peace of mind" that they have earned. In reality it is those who deserve karma to bite them in the butt who get all they need to "relax." Instead of society recognizing those who work hard but just need the opportunity to earn a helping hand so they get what they need yet they only see the need to give to those who take advantage of opportunities so they don't have to work hard. Help those who help themselves to stand strong beside you and United you will stand together to tackle the problems we see in society.
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Monday, October 27, 2014
Was the mission accomplished?
Today I am going to just say that I am always wandering if the message behind "Just Flush It" is accomplishing my goal to help others reduce there stress and bring them "peace of mind." Do my blogs distract you to catch a breath of fresh air? Do my blogs spread compassion? I would love to hear what you think. Has it helped you? Leave a message to let me know if I have accomplished my goals. Leave a message to "Just Flush It" out of your mind to help you flush away a bad day.
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Friday, October 24, 2014
Words do hurt
Our minds have an endless stream of thoughts that we can not stop but just because it pops up in your mind does not mean you should let it fly out of your mouth just as quick as they pop up. Seems these days that I am constantly shaking my head almost getting whiplash when those around me just spew out of their mouths hurtful crazy things. After they say it they themselves say "Why did I just say that?" It usually doesn't have any relevance to what is going on at that moment. There is no way to stop the steady stream of thoughts that just pop up but it can't pop out of your mouth unless you let it. Watch what you say because words really do hurt.
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Just slow down and take a whiff
As we age our eyesight becomes blurry yet we see more clearly. Years of watching how people are and how things work allows your mind to see what's coming through tired eyes. As you slow down due to lack of energy you still get more done because you plan better to save time and you use your energy wiser. You may be able to outrun someone who is older but Life isn't a race it's a finish line no one wants to cross. Slow down and walk with them. When you run around at such a fast pace you see things all blurry as you race through Life in such a hurry. You may not always have time to "stop and smell the roses" but if you would slow down as you go through Life you will notice their beauty and if the wind blows just right you may even get to enjoy how the smell.
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Monday, October 20, 2014
Are you there?
Hello is there anyone out there? If you are please leave a message.
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Friday, October 17, 2014
Sometimes you need more than rolaids
Most of us already know that if you maintain the right tire pressure you prolong the life of your tires as well as save on gas. The same is true for maintaining your stress level to prolong your Life. Stress brings on high blood pressure and that is not healthy. Some people maintain their car with regular check ups or when their check engine light comes on yet ignore the flashing warning signs when they are under tremendous stress. When you are emotionally over-stressed it causes you to become physically distressed. That heartburn may not be from a spicy meal, it may be your Heart saying it is burnt out from all the mental stress you have been under. In other words it may not be what you ate that is bugging you but what is on your mind. "Just Flush It" out of your mind so your Heartburn can go away.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tomorrow may be to late
We all could probably belt out the line "Tomorrow, tomorrow I love you tomorrow because you are only a day away." As you sing it you feel relaxed with the playful melody. But the truth is Tomorrow may never come and yesterday is gone so Today is yours to enjoy. If you want to enjoy today then leave yesterday in your past and don't waste today thinking about it. It is wise to think about what tomorrow may bring but a wise man knows that tomorrow may not come for you or someone you love. You may have heard the old saying "Don't put off till tomorrow what you can do today." Well it is not just so you can relax tomorrow once it is done, which it will, but because tomorrow may not come.
Monday, October 13, 2014
A "little" can go a long way
Although there are many "big things" that happen in your Lifetime that dramatically changes your Life so do the "little things." It was a little sign that I saw when I was turning forty that had a big impact on my way of thinking. I would like to hear what "little thing" that happened to make a "big difference" in your Life. Through "small talk" that we share with others we can have a chance to make a "big impact" on those we share it with. That "little sign" I would like to share with you and I hope you will share one too. "It's OK to sit on your pity-potty every now and again just be sure and FLUSH when you are done."
Friday, October 10, 2014
From one generation to another
What will you pass on to the next generation? What will you choose to make sure you don't pass on to future generations? If you want to make a positive difference in the next generation then don't pass on your negative attitude. The last five generations have passed on their anger leaving behind a society that is full of angry people. Today you have a chance to make a World of difference by passing on a smile even though you may have to bite your tongue to do it.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Savings now will save you later
You may not personally need the end of summer clearance items that get reduced up to 80% off but it may be the perfect gift for someone on your Christmas list. When they open it on Christmas they will say this will be perfect next summer thanks I needed that. You will appreciate the savings and your gift will be appreciated then and they will look forward to March to open it again. It's like a new present all over again. As Halloween approaches the summer clearance will begin and you can shop for gifts that you can afford to buy them that will be a savings for you later that you know you need and they sure will enjoy it at Christmas and again in the summer too. Two times the joy for them and a savings for you to enjoy so you really do need the summer clearance.
Monday, October 6, 2014
Lets get the conversations started
Hello Everyone! I have been blogging for nearly five years three days a week. My blogs were merely to give everyone a break to ponder on what my blog said to distract you for a brief moment to relax. I would like to hear from you so I am trying a new type of blog that I hope will get you to join in. As we all can see the World is in a mess and it won't get better on it's OWN we all must do our part. "Peace on Earth" is possible but it means each person must have "Peace of Mind." In society today there are many people who don't. "Peace of Mind" is really just a FLUSH away and if the message behind "Just Flush It" could be spread all around the World it would bring PEACE to our neighborhoods one person at a time making "Peace on Earth" possible. I would like to hear from you. What message would you like to pass on to help bring "Peace on Earth?"
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Friday, October 3, 2014
You got to look for it
Don't miss your opportunity. There may not be an opportunity later. Opportunities are never lost they are found by someone else. If you wait for the perfect opportunity then you will not have an opportunity because there is no perfect anything. If you want an opportunity then look for one. They usually come after a not so pleasant time in your life that was necessary before your opportunity could come. Everything happens for a reason and yes it takes the bad things some times to get you where you need to be when your opportunity comes along so you can "Grab It." If you are too busy thinking about the negative thing that happened then you won't be looking for your opportunity.
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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Dangerous Silent Squeeze
Do you realize every time you get angry your blood pressure rises to dangerous levels? When you are angry all the way from your brain to your toes the tension can be felt. The angrier you get the tighter the squeeze is on every part of your body. Every limb, every muscle and every organ is deprived of blood and oxygen because the tight squeeze makes it impossible for blood to flow throughout your body. You can feel the headache coming on due to lack of oxygen. The silent damage done to your heart and vital organs may not be known right away but when it brings on a Sudden Cardiac Arrest or your organs begin to suddenly shut down you will understand this silent killer called anger.
Monday, September 29, 2014
You feel it
When you meet someone with good karma you feel it. They have a certain glow about them. It is that light that they shine onto others that brightens up their day. Lets face it at one time or another we all have a bad day and their light brings a smile to our face and for at least a brief moment we can flush away that bad day. But there are also those who's karma sends a wave of uneasiness your way. As they encounter others they spew their negativity. Those that make you feel UN-easy it's easy to see you need to avoid. If you see trouble coming get out of the way.
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Friday, September 26, 2014
The Choice is yours
It's your choice so choose wisely. Keep in mind that choosing to do nothing is still a choice. In Life you make choices everyday and each choice decides what choices you will have to make in the future. Some things you choose affects other peoples choices around you. Those are the ones that you need to stop and think about long and hard because in order to choose wisely you need to consider how your choice will affect the choices that other people will be able to choose because of it. You are free to choose just make sure the outcome is everyone has the freedom to choose for themselves.
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
How do you want to be remembered?
Now here is a sign that I saw that I would like you to ponder...."Live your Life so that others don't have to lie at your funeral." That is a reminder to consider that everything you do or say in your Life will be what others base your True character on. What do you think people would say about you? What would you want them to say about you? How do you want to be remembered? Create memories with them that you want them to remember. As long as you go throughout each day being kind to everyone you meet then everyone you meet will remember your kindness.
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Monday, September 22, 2014
Kids learn from you
Kids really do say the darnedest things. They are always so honest even when you wish they wouldn't be so honest about things that you wish they wouldn't say in front of others. If you don't want it repeated then don't say it or do it in front of them. Which I honestly believe is the Key to making the World a better place. If you want to truly change the World then in front of your children be the kind of person that you wish the World had more of to turn around all the chaos we see now in society. Kids behave how they see you behave and if you do it then it must be OK. You may not be the perfect parent but in their eyes you are their role model. So at least in front of them be the change you want to see in the World.
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Friday, September 19, 2014
Is it really worth it?
When your mind is so busy thinking about so many things at once it becomes overloaded. Before you know it the pressure begins squeezing your brain causing strain that brings on a headache. When your brain gets squeezed too tight it can't send out all the signals necessary for your organs and limbs to function properly. You may need blood to your Heart but the signals get crossed and mangled as they try to send the blood anywhere it is needed. Now really is all that unnecessary worrying and thinking and analyzing worth dying for? If it's not a Life or death situation don't make it one. "Just Flush It" out of your mind so your blood can flow!
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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Don't fill up your "Bucket List"
I can remember as a kid being scared going to the doctors. When I became a parent I watched my own kids dread going to the doctor. I always took them out to eat afterwards which gave them something to look forward to. It seemed to bring them a small but helpful distraction. Now that I am older it seems here I go again dreading seeing a doctor. As you age all kinds of health issues come and you know that the test you have to take are more likely to come back bad. Unfortunately some results are Life shattering and leave you a little too nervous to find any comfort in eating. That's when you realize you need to start enjoying those things on your "Bucket List." But most of all it's a reminder to do more now not keep adding to your "Bucket List" because you never know when you will "kick the bucket." Enjoy Life while you are Living it.
Monday, September 15, 2014
Don't waste your time
Every now and again as you are experiencing something you get an overwhelming feeling that you have done this before. Or you walk into a place and feel as if you had been there before. As you rack your brain trying to recall the memory of it in detail nothing comes. It doesn't appear to be in your memory bank at all. It feels like dejavue. It's just one of the many things in Life that there just is no explanation for not even on Google. So don't waste your time searching for answers to something that there just is no answer for.
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Friday, September 12, 2014
Anger can make your nose fall off
When I finally realized what some of the old sayings meant that I had heard growing up those that I grew up with were not around to talk about them with. Now that I understand I find myself saying them to my children and grandchildren. Unfortunately they look at me strangely and I can tell they have no idea what it means. The circle of Life. Some things simply are riddles that it takes time and events to happen before the answer can be known. Here is one such saying for you to ponder.... "Don't cut your nose off to despite your face."
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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
After a storm you have to rebuild
As the rain came down by the buckets full with the shake of the mighty thunder along came a lightning bolt. In Life we go through periods that seem to be a bad storm that leaves us feeling uncertain of the damage that will be done until the storm passes. Like they say "When it rains it pours." Although they are not talking about the weather. All you can do is hang on tight and whether the storm of circumstances you are in because in the end you will have to pick up the pieces and rebuild just like those that have to deal with it if a tornado had hit them.
Monday, September 8, 2014
Hopefully it is felt
After all is said and done will you feel good about it? As I see someone behaving badly or acting inappropriately I wander how they really feel deep inside about themselves after they have behaved that way. Does it bother them at all? I have always believed we are all born with a Human conscience that morally guides us through Life. I have also always believed that in order to be comfortable in your own skin you have to be comfortable with what you do in the skin your in. So I have to believe that deep down inside, even though you wouldn't see it, their skin is crawling and their insides just have to be cringing.
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Friday, September 5, 2014
You can even enjoy a wild goose chase
Today I felt like I was on a wild goose chase. I had found out all I needed to know days ahead of time so I was totally prepared then headed off to the first stop. That's when the goose chase began. Back and forth between towns wherever I was it turned out I should have been somewhere else. After over a half of tank of gas and hours going into one place after another they sent me home to fill out the paperwork on the computer. But it wasn't a wasted day at least I managed to get a couple of other errands done while I was out driving which helped flush away the frustration and I treated myself to lunch at a restraint that was only in one of the towns I was chasing through. In the end I had a good day while I was on a Wild Goose Chase.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
It won't grow if you don't plant it
Funny how the way things turn out sometimes is no where near what you had planned. Even if you had put a lot of effort and thought into your plan. Wherever you end up is where you are so you will have to make new plans accordingly. Like my plaque says "Grow where you are planted." So just dig your feet in wherever you are and make strong roots there so you can stand strong. If you just stand there kicking and complaining you are merely preventing any chance of roots growing. The sooner you accept it the sooner you will get your feet firmly planted as you make the plans necessary to grow wherever you are planted.
Monday, September 1, 2014
Just do what you got to do
Don't make things harder on yourself. Even when it is hard to believe that you would have to endure such a negative circumstance. If you sit around and try to figure out how it could have even happened or looking for a reason why the circumstance is happening then you are simply wasting your time and energy. All that will do is make it harder to find the energy to accept that it is what it is and do whatever it is you have to do. Use energy wisely. You have heard the phrase "Pick and choose your battles." Well if it is what it is then "Just Flush It" and just do what you got to do.
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Friday, August 29, 2014
A square doesn't roll very well
The Circle of Life. Now that I am older the more meaning that saying has. There are many things I wish I would have done differently. The relationships I wish I would have built up if only I knew at a young age how important they would be yet it is too late. Some have either passed away or I have realized time and events have closed doors to their hearts. As you age you are not wiling to open up to others because it leaves you vulnerable if you open up. To protect yourself you have to stick to what you know and who you know has your best interest at heart. As you go through Life build close bonds and relationships to keep those you care about in your inner circle. When the Circle gets broken it doesn't allow you to roll through Life as smoothly it becomes a bumpy square.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Make "room" for it
Have you ever had a conversation with someone and realized that they were their own worst enemy? Their way of thinking about things in a vicious cycle of negative thoughts keep them from even seeing when something positive is right in front of them. But no matter how hard you try to get them to see that it is there they are just too consumed by negative thoughts. When your mind is full of negative thoughts there is no "room" for a positive thought to get in. You have to flush them out of your mind to make "room." "Peace of Mind" really is just a flush away. Don't be your worst enemy. Learn how to "Just Flush It."
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Monday, August 25, 2014
Not in your best interest
It is a hard decision when someone you love reaches out for your help but is not in your best interest to reach back. There comes a point when you have to realize that letting them hurt you knowing that you can not help them that they can only help themselves helps no one but does damage to you and others around you. To decide to save yourself so that you can be there for them and others later is in the best interest of everyone. Before you can save anyone you have to save yourself.
Friday, August 22, 2014
Put yourself in better circumstances
You may not have had a choice to be in the circumstances you are in but you still have a choice of how you will react to the circumstances you have to deal with. How you react will decide the outcome not the circumstance you are facing. The circumstances are sometimes necessary to get you thinking in a different direction. In the fast paced times we live in we get ourselves into situations because we don't slow down long enough to stay on track which causes the circumstance that forces you to stop and think about how to react to get back on the right track. Every circumstance you have to face is a chance to make a better circumstance for yourself to live with.
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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Make up your mind
"It's just mind over matter." Now there is a statement we have all heard. When you are doing a task and become exhausted that little saying will help you find the strength to finish the task. It doesn't matter how close you are to giving up if your mind tells the rest of your body to keep going it will. The mind is a very powerful thing. If in your mind you know you can do it then you can see yourself doing it and you can do it. If on the other hand all you do is keep negative thoughts in your mind that you can't do it then you won't because you will never try. The circumstances that you may be facing may make it harder but you can't blame the circumstance for making your mind up to not even try.
Monday, August 18, 2014
Show them not just tell them
You can give someone all the "tools" they need but if they don't know how to use the "tools" they are useless to them. First you have to make them see that they need a "tool" before they will even be interested in how to use the "tools" and why they are necessary. It's like you can lead a horse to water but you can't make them drink it. Telling someone what they should do if they are not listening is a waste of your time and theirs. Showing them how the "tool" works and what it allows you to do will make them interested in learning what it is and how it could work in their Life. Remember if they can't see what is right in front of them then they won't no matter how many times you tell them. Tell them and they may not remember but show them and they will never forget.
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Friday, August 15, 2014
May you now find peace of mind Mr. Robin Williams
It's hard to quit thinking about the death of Robin Williams. He was so good at making other people laugh and forget about their problems for a brief moment. Yet deep inside his mind there was great turmoil that was so dark that he couldn't see the bright light that shined from him that the rest of us were enlightened by. You never know what issues people are facing all any of us can do is be kind to everyone you meet. To all of us looking at him we saw someone who was rich, famous, who was always smiling and to us he had it made. But being mentally healthy is necessary in Life no matter who you are. Trouble is it is hard to know what is inside the mind of someone and see they have no room for "Peace of Mind" to get in. May you now find "Peace of Mind" Mr. Robin Williams.
Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Whether you are young or old
Back to school time. Sure seems like the school year is a lot longer then those in the past. Back then it was out by Memorial Day and didn't return until After Labor Day. We had nearly a month less school. The first few days are stressful until they get the hang of it. Unless they are in kindergarten all other students have realized by now that no matter how much they don't want to go they got to go. They have already learned what adults face daily that if you got to do it then "Just Do It" because that's Life. You learn that at a young age and whether you are young or old when you start thinking of all the reasons you don't want to do it you got to "Just Flush It" out of your mind because you "Got to do whatever you got to do" that's just Life.
Monday, August 11, 2014
It really is all in how you look at it
Apparently that giant tree that shades my driveway had become a Butterfly Sanctuary. For days my car would be covered with twenty or so caterpillars trying to get to that tree. As I drove my son to school they would fly off into the wind miles away from the sanctuary. As I looked up into the tree I could see every stage of a caterpillar cycle. With so many caterpillars crawling about and so many cocoons tightly stuck to the branches I almost wanted to run away. Just then I could see the flutter of butterfly wings still hovering under the shade of the tree. The bright vivid colors were mesmerizing and the cocoons were invisible turning my caterpillar invasion into a peaceful relaxing sanctuary to enjoy. Turns out it really is all in how you look at it.
Friday, August 8, 2014
A Medical Degree should require you to be "Human"
What a difference it makes when "Humans" work at a Doctors office. We literally put our Lives in their hands and when you have to usually deal with those that don't have the biggest Human component called compassion to treat us humanely that is frightening. There should be more to earning such an important education in the Medical Field than going to school racking up student loans for a lot of years and passing all the written test. We need to find a test to determine if they are "Human." If they don't have a compassion for Human Beings then do us all a favor and Don't give them the Degree.
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Wednesday, August 6, 2014
It's possible if you make it possible
Accepting what you can not change and the courage to change what you can along with the wisdom to know the difference has been and always will be the Key to Happiness. Very Simply put "It is what it is" so "Just Flush It" and figure out what you can do and "Just Do It." Searching for the answers to "Why" something happened or "How" it could have even happened is wasted energy. That energy needs to be spent on "how to" Learn what you need to so that it doesn't happen again and by focusing on what you have to do to make Happiness possible.
Monday, August 4, 2014
Even a guiness can be foolish
As time goes on what I have learned has helped get me where I am yet I now have to learn what is necessary to get where I need to go now. There are many different phases throughout your Life's Journey and with each phase there is a whole new set of lessons to learn. What you must learn in each phase is not known until you get to that phase. Every phase has it's challenges that you will learn how to navigate through. Trouble comes when someone thinks they are so wise that they don't need to learn more. You could be one of the smartest people in the World yet be foolish and learn the hard way the Life Lessons necessary for each phase of Your Life.
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Friday, August 1, 2014
It's to keep you from being hungry
I recently realized that it is possible to believe something simply because someone told you facts that were not true. Here I am years later when I find out the truth I realize that my actions were based on what I thought were facts. Turns out the fact is I can not change the outcome of my actions. What I can do is learn the lesson that if I believe it without conforming it that would be like believing you can't walk just because someone said it and using a wheelchair without ever standing up to see if you can walk. The facts they were feeding you were just to keep you from being hungry for the facts.
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Stand beside them from a distance
Even from a long distance you can be close. Although you may live many miles away you can have your presence be felt as if you were standing beside them. Once you have established a bond that makes you feel personally connected to someone you just always feel it. As long as you pick up the phone and call them from time to time to catch up as you each grow you will never grow apart. E-mail and text can help but to hear their voice will bring you close enough that it feels as if you were standing beside them. Hearing the sound of their voice is music to your ears that you feel from your head to your toes.
Monday, July 28, 2014
I feel like I am in "Twilight Zone"
Whenever I am in a situation that does not seem like it could even possibly be happening I feel like I am in "Twilight Zone." When I watch the News and see all the senseless inhumane treatment I feel like I live in "Twilight Zone." It would be nice if we could change the channel off of "Twilight Zone" to return to a time where we all had the right to feel free and safe to pursue our dreams of Happiness. The World won't get better on it's Own We All must do Our Part to make it NOT feel like "Twilight Zone."
Friday, July 25, 2014
A small distraction that refreshes you
I have always believed that you will never know till you have walked a mile in someone else's shoes just how hard their Life really is. That is why it is so important to be kind to everyone you meet for you have no idea the troubles they may be facing. Not even those around you that you may think you know the troubles they are facing because you have been there with them. You may not be able to know what they are going through nor help them ease their stress but you can be sure to not add any more stress on them. A simple smile from you to them may be a small distraction that they need to take a breath of fresh air to be able to tackle the issues they are facing.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Destress to prevent being Distress
Have you heard the phrase "I'm having a Calgon moment?" Well although the name Calgon brings to mind a relaxing soak in the tub it means the complete opposite. When you are facing so many stressful situation swirling in your mind there is "no room" to figure out the solution to any of them. Heck even the simplest task that you normally automatically do are impossible because they are being blocked from your mind. It is important at these times to stand still and FLUSH anything out of your mind that you can to make room for you to think clearly so you can one by one figure them out so you can FLUSH AWAY your stress. Too much stress on your mind can lead to too much stress on you which will cause you to be in physical Distress. So "Just Flush It" and DE-STRESS your mind before you are in physical DISTRESS.
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Monday, July 21, 2014
It's hard to find if you lose
Being patient is something that you must work on every moment. Accepting that there are times when losing your patience will make finding the patience needed in a situation very difficult. No matter what frustrates you that is testing your patience if you lose your patience you will fail the test and the outcome will be negative. So to keep a grip on your patience you will have to remind yourself that patience is the key. In other words once you lose your patience it is hard to find so don't lose it, you will need the key to unlock the way to finish the task at hand. You must be patient to get what you need so you can't blame whatever or whomever when you don't get it you will have only yourself to blame because you didn't get it because you lost your patience.
Friday, July 18, 2014
It may take more bricks than you thought
I have learned that building the first steps to reach your goal takes a lot more bricks than I ever thought. The foundation that you must first establish has to be sturdy enough to withstand all the pressure and hard work that it will take to reach your goal. Every time you finish one task it seems as if you discover that there are two more that must be completed also. As you finally finish the foundation and are firmly standing you are able to see just how close you are to your goal and just how necessary every single brick was to get you where you want to be.
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
More likely to get struck by lightning
Every Family Tree has a few nuts in it but all the green leaves will still provide enough shade if you don't get rid of the tree. There are times when you may choose to be alone but if you want you can choose to enjoy the breeze as you sway in the wind with the other leaves in your family Tree. Sometimes just knowing you don't have to be alone is enough to keep you from feeling alone. As your Family Tree grows into a Forest it can protect you from a storm although you still have to stand tall on your own to get the sun so you can grow. You will also have to get wet in the cold rain to quench your thirst. A Tree standing alone becomes more likely to get struck by lightning.
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Monday, July 14, 2014
Make plans to enjoy life while you are living
Where will you be in 5 years from now? What about 10 years from now? My answer is I hope I am still alive but the truth is you can't wait to be happy because now may be all you have. You absolutely should make plans that you will follow to get you where you want to be when you are older but you have to also plan on enjoying Life while you are living it. Time flies the older you get and if you are lucky enough to learn that at a young age then you will have enjoyed every second that you would otherwise realize when you are older that you had wasted. Whatever age you are tomorrow may never come and yesterday has already gone but Today is yours to enjoy.
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Friday, July 11, 2014
A warning is warning you of danger
With Wisdom comes Frustration. It is frustrating when you try to share your wisdom to help those around you yet they don't seem to hear you. Saying "I told you so" as a child felt like bragging yet saying it now that I am older feels frustrating. Sometimes it even feels painful to see the trouble they must face because they didn't hear the warning that your years of wisdom was sending out. There are many things in Life that there are no warning signals to help you but please if and when you get a warning be wise and avoid the danger.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
The right time at the right place
As you sit there and wait for your Lucky Break you will miss your chance. It takes hard work and dedication and if your Lucky you won't Break anything while you are doing it. You must plan what you want and plan on how you can get it so you will be where you need to be. If you are Lucky you will get the Break you have been working for. Just sitting where you are waiting for it is like sitting in your house instead of at the Bus Stop and think you will get a ride.
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Monday, July 7, 2014
Which face said it?
In the end those that are two faced will face the consequences that each of their faces deserve. Karma will bite them in the butt twice as hard. Lets face it the only thing that is more shocking then how many people are two faced is how on Earth you could not see that they had two faces. But unfortunately it is still even worse to fall victim to accept whole heartedly the millions of made up faces of "Facebook friends." Unfortunately until you are sure they have only one face in society today especially in cyberspace you have to assume they have two faces. You must make sure so you can be sure the words coming out of their mouth is from a face you know.
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Friday, July 4, 2014
Not Only on Independence Day
As long as you have your Independence you will have the Freedom to be who you want to be. In order to keep our Independence we all Depend on others to Independently make sure that Everyone has the Freedom to choose what to do. Being "Free to Choose" means we all "Have No Choice" but to Respect each other's Right to be Free to choose. You may not like what they choose to do but if any of us are to have Freedom we must allow Everyone to Independently choose. Not Everyone celebrates Independence the same way but we should all Celebrate our Independence each and every day.
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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
You will be glad you did
You might want to take a moment to step back and think about it first. What you feel the instant something happens to you may not be how you feel after you have had a moment to think about it. Our first reaction to something that has hurt us is usually not a reaction that is in our best interest. So it is in your best interest to stop and think about it first so you don't react in a way that will only hurt you some more. After you have had time to think about it I am sure you will be glad you did. Sometimes you just need to back off for a moment.
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Monday, June 30, 2014
Calling all Humans
As Humans it has never been necessary to "Teach Compassion." At times it feels like we are surrounded by zombies in society. Walking among us are zombies by the sense that they have no empathy for others. Without empathy to help guide us to have a civil society we take the "Human" out of "Humanity" and the "ity" that you will be left with is the "insanity" that we see in "society." Please teach the "Habit of Humanity" to stop the "insanity" we see in "society"
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Friday, June 27, 2014
Don't squint your eyes
What you will discover on your Life's Journey will depend on what you look for along the way. With your eyes wide open you will see endless opportunities that you can explore on your journey. If your "point of view" is limited then you will see only a limited number of opportunities along your way. Don't squint your eyes on the "Roller Coaster of Life" keep your eyes wide open so you can see all the opportunities and grab the ones you want. Opportunities may come your way but if you don't see them you won't grab on to them. Opportunities are never lost they are taken by someone else who saw them.
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Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Buy now so you can relax later
I know it seems way to early to talk about Christmas but... When I was out shopping recently I walked past an item that was on clearance for 80% off and in my head popped the thought "That sure would be the perfect gift for Curtis, too bad it is not near Christmas Time." Instantly I turned around and bought Curtis his Christmas present in June. Come Christmas Time I will avoid those Holiday Crowds and relax as I wrap that perfect gift. So as you shop throughout the year getting 50-80% off now will not only save you time and money it will make it a Present for you so you can relax in December.
Monday, June 23, 2014
No where around to be found
Make sure those that you surround yourself with are those you would want to have around if you should ever need a helping hand one could be found. A fair weather friend will not lend a hand. When the going gets tough for you they will be going on to find fair weather elsewhere as soon as rough times roll your way. They may be fun to be around at times but they will be nowhere around to be found to lend you a hand if you get knocked down.
Friday, June 20, 2014
That's like a bridge being halfway built
If you do it right the first time you won't have to do it a second time. There also may not be a second time so you should do it right the first time. It makes no sense to rush just so you can say "I did it." You can only say "you did it" if you did it right and it won't have to be redone. That's like a bridge being built half way to the other side then you stop. No matter how well what you built was made it won't help anyone from either side. When there is something that you must get done and you find yourself rushing just to say it's done remember the bridge isn't done till you can get from one side to the other.
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
"No pain, No gain"
It is hard to explain to those you are trying to inspire to make a fresh start when the truth is a Life worth living takes a lot of hard work. Doing the right thing to stay on track is hard but your hard work will get you where you want to be. It is easy to get thrown off track making Life harder as it will lead you to no where. It is much easier to pay attention as you are on your Life's Journey so you can bend and twist to stay on track then it is to get lost on a bumpy road that leads to no where. The phrase "No pain, No gain" is not just referring to physical exercise it is also describing your Life's Journey.
Monday, June 16, 2014
"Tools" don't help if you don't use them
You may have a lot of Love in your Heart but can anyone else feel it? You may have good thoughts and good intentions but it won't do anyone any good if you don't do what you intended to do. You may have a great idea but if you don't do what it takes to make that idea a reality then in reality you will have no idea what could have been a great idea. You may have all the "Tools" you need to get the job done but you got to use them to "Get "R Done."
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Friday, June 13, 2014
So you can get up and Just Do It
If you don't believe it is possible then for you it can not possibly happen. It does not mean that it can't possibly happen it simply means that you won't try because you don't believe it is possible. Believing something is possible is the first step for anyone. If you never take the first step then it will obviously be impossible for you. Believe me when I tell you that if you don't believe in yourself then you just possibly could be your worst enemy. You must believe you can do it so you will get up and Just Do It.
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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
They see treasure not trash
One mans trash is another mans treasure. As you get older you understand that saying as well as other old sayings you had heard growing up yet at the time they had no meaning. You just figured it was just something they said until one day you figure out it's meaning. If you have a useful item that you don't need don't throw it in the trash or trash your house storing things you don't need. If you know someone who needs it give it to them. I like to fill my car with all the stuff I don't need and go to yard sales and giving it to the first person who seems to need the money from the sale of my items. You talk about being surprised and happy. It sure makes me smile as they see treasure when I gave them what to me was unneeded trash.
Monday, June 9, 2014
So we can all choose
You don't have to understand let alone agree with someone's point of view or their opinion to respect their right to have a different opinion or point of view than you. You may not like the choices they have made but as long as you are free to choose for yourself then you can choose what you will do regardless of the choices others make. There is only one rule. We all need to make sure our choices doesn't affect other peoples ability to make a choice that is best for them. You can choose to be a better you by choosing to respect the rights of others to choose.
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Friday, June 6, 2014
Your Age determines what you see.
Through a child's eye the World is a fun magical place. As they become a teenager they see the World as a great big place they can explore. In their twenties they see the World as a vast open land at their disposal. As their thirties roll around they see the World has rules that they must follow. And Oh lordy as they turn forty they realize the World is full of hills and mountains they must climb. By the time they hit those nifty fifties they see the World as a big open space they could get lost in. As the sixties sneak up on them the World seems to be going on without them. Once they hit their seventies the World has become hard to navigate through and they realize the World has changed.
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Wednesday, June 4, 2014
"Just do it" so you can forget about it
If it is something you have to do then "Just Do It." Complaining about it will only waste more time and energy. "Just Do It" so you can forget about it. The task you may be facing may only take an hour but if you spend hours before it complaining about it and hours after doing it complaining because you had to do it then you wasted half of your day. If you "Just Do It" forget about it then you will have the time and energy to do whatever you want to do. You can make things easier on yourself if you didn't make thing harder by wasting time complaining. Some people ask "why" things happen some people ask "how" it happened and some people "Just Do It." Which one are you?
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Monday, June 2, 2014
The World won't get better on it's own
Sometimes when I watch my local news it seems like they are talking about some foreign country. It is hard to imagine that where I live there is unimaginable violence. In our neighborhood schools the violence has now reached even the elementary schools. There are no boundaries for the violence. People have been shot and killed while they wait at a red light, as they walk outside their front door and even children have been killed as they play in their bedroom. The World will not get better on it's own we all must do our part! I don't care how old you are or where you live do something, say something it will make a World of difference.
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Friday, May 30, 2014
You can "expect it" if you "accept it"
If you "see it" the natural human instinct is an overwhelming feeling to do something to help. For some it seems that if they pretend they didn't see it as they quickly turn away their human instinct doesn't exist. As we can see in society ignoring it merely makes it acceptable therefore it becomes a common occurrence. The more common it becomes the more likely it is to happen to you. So remember that if you "accept it" happening to someone else then you can "expect it" and "accept" that it will eventually happen to you. You can choose to "prevent it" from being accepted by not accepting it if you see it just like you would like to be able to "expect" someone to help if it was happening to you.
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Wednesday, May 28, 2014
Only eat till you are full
On a Holiday gathering we tend to "fill our plate too full." Then when we eat it all even though it is more than we can handle and it leaves us too full to even move. In Life we also tend to take on more than we can handle and "fill our plate too full." which then makes us feel too tired. Although we want to help out whenever, wherever, and whomever is in need we need not be a gluten by taking on more than we have time to do or being a gluten by eating more than we should. Take on only what you can and only eat till you are full.
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Monday, May 26, 2014
Grab the one you want
Our memories can fade over time but they can pop up vividly when triggered by sights, smells and sounds. Sometimes it is a happy memory that brings a smile to your face. At other times it is a painful nightmare that you don't need to relive again. Our mind has an endless stream of thoughts that pop up trying to "grab your attention." Unfortunately you got to deal with the good ones as well as the bad ones. How you deal with them will determine whether your "attention" is focused in a positive mode or a negative mode. At a quick glance you can choose to "grab on" to the good ones and quickly "flush away" the negative ones.
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Friday, May 23, 2014
How you "react" will decide the outcome
If you let someone provoke you to "react" in a negative way then the outcome for you will be negative. If you let them behave in a negative way without "reacting" then your positive "reaction" to "not react" will bring you a positive outcome. You will reap what you sow and a negative "reaction" can bring you nothing but negativity. How they "react" will bring them what they have sown. The circumstances that they put you in you can't choose but you can choose how you "react" and choosing to do nothing is still a choice you can make that will determine the outcome for you.
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Wednesday, May 21, 2014
Your opinion will guide you
Your opinion is the only one that matters. You will ultimately do whatever you do based on your opinion. Your opinion will be based on what you believe and you can only believe it if you see it. It is important to get all the facts before you form an opinion and to realize that without facts it is merely an uneducated guess. You will make many decisions throughout Life based on your opinion and the fact is if you want to make the right decision you will need all the facts. If you blindly guess then where you will end up in Life would be anyone's guess. Your Life's Journey will be guided by your opinions and it would be wise to get all the facts so you know how to get where you want to be.
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Monday, May 19, 2014
You have no one to blame but yourself
If you want to do it then you will do it. If you keep placing blame on others you are merely making excuses so you won't have to do it. Which is exactly why you have no one but yourself to blame for not doing it. You have a choice whether to do it or not and if you choose not to then it is clearly your choice alone whether you do it or not. It is hard to imagine how those that make excuses think that others believe they had no other choice. We all have no one but ourselves to blame for the things we do or don't do. You can blame it on the moon if you want to but if you don't do what needs to be done you will have no one to blame but yourself.
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Friday, May 16, 2014
Don'y keep it fresh on your mind
You could "get over it" if you would "Just Flush It" out of your mind. If you keep it fresh on your mind then it will be impossible to "get over it." It may be something that happened in your past but if you don't "Just Flush It" out of your mind then it will always be a problem today and everyday. Take the hard painful experiences from your past and "Just Flush It" out of your mind so it doesn't stink up your future. Don't keep it fresh on your mind "Just Flush It" so you can "get over it." It may keep popping into your mind again and again but if you get in the habit of flushing it at a quick glance, it won't be able to do damage again and again.
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Wednesday, May 14, 2014
You could die of thirst surrounded by water
If you can not see it then to you it is not there. If you can see it then it doesn't matter if anyone else can see it. Trying to convince someone what you see by telling them won't make them see it. You will have to open up their mind first by showing them from a different "point of view." Once they see it then it will be possible to open their mind to view it differently. It's like the old saying "You can lead a horse to water but you can't make him drink it". Now on the other hand if he sees other horses drinking it then he will want to drink it and after that whether other horses are there or not when you lead him to the water he will drink it because from his "point of view" it quenches his thirst.
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Labels: Show them and they will see it.
Monday, May 12, 2014
A guarantee to have a negative outcome
How you "react" to the situation you are in will create the situation that you will have to live with. If you "react" without thinking about what your actions will bring you will have to live with the consequences of your actions. Acting on impulse to a negative situation will only guarantee that the outcome will be negative because our first reaction to a negative situation is definitely very negative. If you stop before "reacting" to think about it you will see that your first reaction would have made it worse. If you can't think of any way to "react" that won't make things worse then just "walk away." Sometimes your only choice is to do nothing at all which is still a choice you will have to make.
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Friday, May 9, 2014
You can't drive looking in the rearview mirror
Always thinking about your past is like driving only looking in the rearview mirror. Without a doubt you can see how dangerous that would be not only for yourself but dangerous for everyone else on that road. In Life you got to pay attention where you are going or it too can be dangerous. If you don't watch where you are going you will eventually hit something head on and get knocked down. You can't be on the right path in Life if you don't stay focused so you see the bends and twists to stay on track. Your in the drivers seat on your Life's Journey which is why you have to look forward as you go not letting your past distract you no more than you can look in your rearview mirror when you drive your car.
Wednesday, May 7, 2014
Do It smarter not harder
Just because others are doing it does not make it right. I know it may seem to be an easier way but in the end it is better to do it the right way even if at the time it is hard. The wrong way will only make it harder as you are Left to struggle trying to get back on track. Now your Journey will be tougher with all the damage that leaves you with an extra load of baggage you will be carrying as a result of going off track. The hard work from the beginning to stay on track will keep your load lighter because you will have less baggage to carry on your Life's Journey. Every time you veer off track you load yourself with more baggage. Doing things right the first time is doing things smarter not harder.
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Monday, May 5, 2014
While you are living it
There are always things that there is just no answer for, not even on Google. Especially if it has hurt you. There is no answer that can erase the pain yet you can make your pain worse as you try to search for an answer. In order to "forget about it" you have to forget about looking for a reason why. There are many times in Life when the only thing you can do is "shake it off" or it can bury your chances of enjoying Life. It's like the old saying "Anyone can make a mountain out of a mole hill if they keep adding dirt." The only thing you can do at these times in Life is "Just Flush It" out of your mind so you can enjoy Life while you are living it.
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Friday, May 2, 2014
You need a back up plan
If you don't explore all your options then your options will be limited. If you are not open to any options then you will have no option. Keep your options open so if it becomes necessary you will have other options. Nothing is guaranteed not even the job you have now. One pink slip could leave you with no option but to quickly find another option to find a job. Keeping any and all options open is your best option. Many things can happen in Life that are not always your choice leaving you to either be thankful you have other options or with no option at all. You should always have a back up plan because things don't always go as we have planned.
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014
It will make them quiver
As I was waking onto my porch I noticed that my plants were wilting. As I started pouring the water into its pot within seconds you could see it quiver as it drank it in. Two hours later as I was heading out it was standing straight and tall looking Healthy and Happy. I have come across people who were facing so much turmoil they walked around all wilted. If you offer them a little helping hand it gives them a quiver like water does for your plants. Instantly they smile and stand straight and tall looking Healthy and Happy. If you come across a wilting person give them something to quiver about.
Monday, April 28, 2014
It's a bumpy road if you get off track
Sometimes the lessons that we learn on our Life's Journey are painful. But like they say those are just growing pains that are necessary. As long as you learn as you go those lessons will keep you on track on your Life Journey. If you don't learn from the painful lessons then your Life's Journey will painfully teach you what happens when you don't learn the lesson. It starts at a young age when you learn if you do something your parents don't like the tone in their voice is emotionally painful which teaches you not to do it. Life lessons teach you how to stay on track so you can enjoy your Life's Journey.
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Friday, April 25, 2014
Don't take your shoes off till you are done
At the end of a long day you are ready to take your shoes off and relax yet you still have more that needs done. If you don't keep moving to get what needs to be done DONE then you will be too tired to put your shoes back on to do it so "Just Do It." It wouldn't be very relaxing if you sit there thinking about how you got to get up and put your shoes on because you know you have to "Get 'R Done." So before you even take your shoes off "Just Do It" so you can "Just Flush It" out of your mind after you "Get 'R Done" then you can take off your shoes and truly relax. The relaxing part of your day comes when you finally get everything done.
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Wednesday, April 23, 2014
You would be crazy not to
Talking to yourself may sound like you are crazy but since you know you best you would be crazy not to. Only you have the information necessary to decide what is best for you. What is crazy is to let anyone or anything decide for you. Since you alone will deal with the consequences then you on your own should make your decisions. A person is declared "sane" if on their OWN they can make sound decisions for themselves not what others tell them to do, that would get you declared "insane." By talking to yourself you will prevent yourself from doing anything "insane" which will help you stay "sane" as you deal with the "insanity" that you have to deal with.
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Monday, April 21, 2014
Don't just throw it in the trash. You would not believe the things people throw away in the trash. Knowing that it is full of useful items yet the garbage men all over the World have had to compact it into garbage that fill our dumps. If the City would send a truck and trailer out with every crew we could solve each city's deficit problem. I am serious. If they took it all to a resale shop they could fill one the size of a department store each month. In this economy there are millions loosing their homes and are forced to relocate far away and downsize. They throw everything they don't want to the curb turning the term "garbage picking" to "treasure hunting."
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Labels: If you don't need it donate it.
Friday, April 18, 2014
Find your way out from under it
It may not have been your first or even your second choice if you even got to choose at all but it may be your only choice. In the end it is what it is and you will have to do whatever you gotta do. You have probably heard the old phrase "If Life brings you lemons you will just have to learn to make lemonade." There are those who we admire for what they are able to accomplish in spite of all the odds against them. You may be facing a heavy load but as long as you stay focused on the light at the end of the tunnel the way out from under it will be clear.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Their eyes must be open to HEAR it
Have you ever noticed when you tried to tell someone what they should do they get defensive? Well telling someone can make them feel like they are being attacked and they go into defense mode. If they don't see it from your "point of view" then you are attacking them with trying to force them to "react" to the way you see it and from their "point of view" you have no idea what they see. If you can help them picture it then they will be able to clearly understand that you are simply trying to help them. They can not HEAR you if they closed their ears the minute they heard you telling them what to do. Open their eyes to see it first and they will eagerly listen.
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Labels: You must see it to believe it.
Monday, April 14, 2014
"Just Do It" so you can "Just Flush It"
Don't put off what has to be done. It may only take you a few minutes to do yet the longer you put it off the more wasted minutes you will use thinking about what you eventually have to do anyways. So "Just Do It" so you can "Just Flush It" out of your mind saving your time and energy enjoying the "Peace Of Mind" you will get knowing it's done already. It's like walking around something that needs picked up saying over and over again that you will pick it up later as you walk around it over and over again. If you "Just Pick It Up" you will save the steps necessary to go around it as well as the time and energy wasted thinking about it later. You won't have to keep doing it over and over again if you "Just Do It" and Get 'R Done.
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Friday, April 11, 2014
All you will have is yesterdays
Today means more than just another 24 hours. Today means if you want to enjoy it then you have 24 hours to enjoy it. Sounds confusing I know but every 24 hours is a "New Day." Just 24 hours ago it was yesterday and 24 hours from now it will be tomorrow. Since yesterday is gone and tomorrow may never come only today can you enjoy if you want to enjoy Life while you are living it. Once today is gone it will be your yesterday which is why if you spend today thinking only about yesterday all you will have is yesterdays. Which if you didn't enjoy it then you won't enjoy it now but you wasted today. Every day is a New Day.
Wednesday, April 9, 2014
You can't see if your eyes are closed
As your eyes are opened with a new "point of view" about your old way of thinking you will wander how on Earth you could have even thought of it in that way. With your eyes wide opened your ears will then open up so you can hear all the details that your new "point of view" uncovers. Someone can tell you their "point of view" but unless you can see it for yourself what they say will not be heard. It's true like the old saying says "A picture is worth a thousand words." Once your mind can "see it" then it will give you the open mind necessary to see clearly what your old way of thinking kept you from seeing. First get them to open their eyes to get their ears open so they can hear you.
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Monday, April 7, 2014
Draw a line you don't cross
There is a fine line between constructive criticism and being down right rude. I often wander if those that like to critique others really even care when they cross the line. Do they even know they have crossed the line? Why do they feel the need to critique and judge? Why don't they avoid it if they don't like it? Their critic is their opinion and they are sure entitled to it but there are times when we need to keep our opinions to ourselves. Just because it pops in your head does not mean it should just as quickly pop out of your mouth. Sometimes you got to draw a line that you don't cross.
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Labels: It is your opinion not a fact.
Friday, April 4, 2014
Sometimes Once is enough
There are certain people or events that you have only a one time brief encounter with that at a quick glance when the memory pops up you smile as you see the image vividly in your mind. They are forgotten memories that randomly pop up "grabbing your attention" to enjoy the moment again as you smile. This means that as those never ending stream of thoughts pop up trying to "grab your attention" there are also those that will evoke a Negative moment which is why at a quick glance you will have to "Just Flush It" out of your mind. Once is enough so don't give it a second thought.
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Wednesday, April 2, 2014
You need a breath of fresh oxygen
On a windy day you can feel the fresh air blow away any tension you may be feeling. That breath of fresh air can be just what you need to feel relaxed and rejuvenated. Step outside to feel the benefit of fresh oxygen. Relax as it gently blows letting the sound of the tumbling leaves as they are blown all about soothe the thoughts in your mind. Nature is yoga for your mind. It is not only free to enjoy it also doesn't have side effects like medicines or any chance of leaving you feeling exhausted. In the fast pace World we live in when a breathe of fresh oxygen comes blowing in the wind breathe it in to help you get through your day.
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Monday, March 31, 2014
There is only ONE WAY to go down a ONE WAY street
It only takes one time to "react" negatively to cause a negative outcome. All the positive work you have done which should have a positive outcome will be for nothing. I know you think that if you do nine out of ten positive reactions and only one negative reaction that the good out ways the bad therefore the outcome will be good but....that is like saying if you drive down a ONE WAY street nine times the right way you won't hit a car head on the tenth time when you go down it the wrong way. You see how there can only be a negative outcome? Never go the wrong way down a ONE WAY street.
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Friday, March 28, 2014
"I can do it" V.S. "I did it"
If you know that what you are doing is hurting you then it's a no brainer just stop doing it. If there is certain things that bring on negative thoughts then for goodness sake stay away from those things. If you know it's time for a change then does it really matter what time it is? Knowing what you should do and knowing that you are the only one who can do it will get you no where if you don't just do it. Only when it's done after you did what you knew you should do can you say "I did it."
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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Half full is better than empty
Too many times if the chance was given there would be less people that were desperate for any chance at all. Chances are you either know someone or by chance will encounter someone who just needs a chance to get on there feet. There are many who got knocked down by random circumstances and then there are those who made choices that led them to being down and out. Either way if given the chance they will gladly stand on their own. Even if they could get half a chance they would make it because they would have a glass that was half full and they will enjoy it because they once had an empty glass.
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Labels: Everyone deserves a chance.
Monday, March 24, 2014
Don't prevent what "was meant to be"
Trust has to be earned from those around you which is why it hurts deeply when those around you break that trust. There are times throughout your Life when you just don't get what you have earned. It is during these times you must not "react" in such a way that you loose everything and anything else that you have earned throughout Life. Believe it or not you will earn a lot by not letting it be the deciding factor of whether you keep everything else you have earned. Everything happens for a reason and you will have to trust everything will be all right as long as you don't "react" negatively which will cause there to be no reasonable way for anything positive to happen as it "was meant to be."
Friday, March 21, 2014
They had nothing to do with it
Times are tough these days for everyone which is why you should be kind to everyone you meet for you have no idea the troubles they may be facing. Don't take out your frustrations on others it won't make you feel any better but it will make it worse for them. Remember before you react unkindly that they had nothing to do with causing your frustration so therefore they don't deserve to be treated unkindly causing them to be frustrated. You wouldn't spread the Flu to others and you shouldn't spread your anger on them either. When you are frustrated remember the old saying "If you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all."
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
You can prevent an avalanche
Have you ever expected the worse then it turned out OK and you realized you worried for nothing? That positive outcome unfortunately does not erase the damage that your body and mind endured every second you feared the worse. You can be your worst enemy at times as you allow a negative thought to "Grab Your Attention." Once that happens you will be bombarded with negative thoughts. Like an Avalanche it buries any chance of a positive thought or reasoning thought to stop it. There is no way to stop a negative thought from popping up in your mind but you can prevent an Avalanche by not giving it a chance to "Grab Your Attention." "Just Flush It" as quick as it pops up.
Monday, March 17, 2014
Just be sure to flush when you are done
You may not have done anything to be in the mess you are in but it is up to you alone to get out of the mess you are in. It is easy to get immobilized if all you think about is who is to blame. Remember this..."It's OK to sit on your pity-potty every now and again just be sure and flush when you are done." Whatever you may be facing may stink because it was no fault of your own but if you don't get over it then it will be your fault that you are choosing to let it Stink up your future too. You will have to "Just Flush It" out of your mind it is the only way.
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Friday, March 14, 2014
You can't go straight on a curved road
Truth is even if you don't know which way to go if you are at a dead end in your Life then you know you need to turn around and go a different direction. You may not have all the answers you want but as long as you keep asking the questions you will eventually find the answers to get what you need. If you get knocked down you have a choice to stay down or get up. There is no magic wand that you can wave when Life throws you a curve to make your road straight. You will just have to watch where you are going so you can stay on track on your Life Journey otherwise you will run straight into a dead end.
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Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Don't waste it
Today is yours to enjoy so don't waste it complaining about yesterday. Your tomorrows are determined by what you do today regardless of or in spite of what happened yesterday. In order to enjoy your todays you will have to realize that yesterday has already gone and what is done is done. Since there is no guarantee that any of us will be here tomorrow only today is yours to enjoy. If you broke your foot years ago you wouldn't still be walking around on crutches because you don't need them you have healed. If you keep reliving painful experiences from your past over and over again you will be hurt by it over and over again. Once is enough today is a New Day.
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Monday, March 10, 2014
"It's a New Day"
If you want a fresh start in Life then start by leaving behind everything that was stinking up your old life. If you are going to start over then get over what was holding you back so you can get started. Before you get started on your journey be prepared to face the obstacles you will encounter on your way. Which means there will be obstacles that is just Life. If you want a Life worth living it takes hard work that's just Life. Our journey in Life is hard enough without bringing what was stinking up your old Life so "Just Flush It" it's a New Day and the start of a New Life.
Friday, March 7, 2014
You do it for yourself not just for others
As you are about to "react" to a negative situation STOP. Take a moment to think about what your "reaction" will bring. Our first thought to a negative situation is a very negative reaction and can bring nothing but a negative outcome. That is why before you "react" you must first think about what your "actions" will bring. There are times when nothing you can say will makes things better yet anything you may say will make it worse. You know the Old saying "If you don't have anything nice to say don't say anything at all?" Well I have learned that it wasn't just to NOT hurt other people but also NOT to make things worse for myself.
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Wednesday, March 5, 2014
It still needs fixed no matter who's to blame
Have you ever wandered just how many Generations it has taken to get America in the mess we are in? Really you have to agree that it took several Generations to create the Society we live in today. We face one collapse after another to the very structure of our core not just politically or economically but the collapse of our personal standards as well. Just as it took many Generations to create it will take all the Generations to work together to fix it. We can all argue over how it got to this point and who is to blame but I am sure no one can argue that today we all must do our part in "Our Generation" no matter who is to blame.
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Monday, March 3, 2014
A mistake happens once
A mistake is a hard lesson that should teach you what not to do. If you don't learn on the other hand from your mistake then you will learn the hard way just what your repeated mistakes will cost you. It is better to learn from your mistake quickly so you can prevent it from being a mistake that will only get worse if you repeat it. A mistake happens once it is a habit if you keep making that mistake over and over again. To break that habit you will have to get in the habit of recognizing a mistake so you won't make that mistake again.
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Friday, February 28, 2014
Be thankful you are only aggravated
As I started to get aggravated by another rainy cold day I realized that in other states they are experiencing ice storms and snow. In an instant I was glad it was just cold and rainy. As the mountain of bills come piling in one after another it is frustrating to barely be able to pay them. Yet I am thankful to be able to pay them realizing there are some people who are devastated because they can't. Learning to be thankful that you are frustrated and not devastated will help ease your frustration. Be kind to everyone you meet for you have no idea the troubles they may be facing.
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Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Will you choose to enjoy it?
You won't know until you need it. You won't know how much you will miss it until it is gone. It's funny how you have heard these phrases before yet it took experiencing to understand them. Like seeing the glass half full or seeing it half empty. You can't enjoy the half you do have if all you do is spend your life focusing only on where the other half is. Even the plaque that has hung on my kitchen for 20 years took on a whole new meaning the older I got. It says "I asked God for all things that I enjoy Life, He gave me Life that I might enjoy all things."
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Labels: It's your Life to enjoy or not.
Monday, February 24, 2014
Get away from what stinks
Are you looking for a fresh start? To start off fresh you gotta flush away what stinks. It won't be a fresh start if you bring what stinks with you. Walk away, run away, flush away just realize you must find a way if you are going to have any chance at all at a fresh start. There are some things that will be hard to get away from but if you want a fresh start it's the only way and it's going to be hard but it is possible. If you don't flush it all away it would be like putting a piece of rotten fruit in your fruit salad then be surprised it ruined all of it.
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Friday, February 21, 2014
Save it for when it is needed
Don't spend all your time playing out all the negative "What If's" in your mind. You will need the energy and the room in your mind to plan what positive steps are necessary. You can not be both positive and negative at the same time about any subject. If all you think about is tripping on something and falling then you won't be watching where you are going and you will hit your head and be knocked down because you didn't know to duck. "What If's" must be thought of in your planning of "How To" get where you want to go but then you must focus on your goal dealing with the "What" you need to do so you can "Just Do It" and you will save your energy for "If" and "When" it is needed.
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014
Either wait for it or waste it
There are times when you worked out all the details in your plan yet something happens that you could not have planned on. When this happens your insides feel queasy and you feel like you just got the wind knocked out of you. You will have to dig down deep. Just remember everything happens for a reason and although the reason may not be clear right away it was the only way. It's only a matter of time before you will see the reason. That is unless you react in a negative way that can only bring a negative outcome which will then be the reason why whatever was suppose to happen won't happen. You can either wait for it or waste it.
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Monday, February 17, 2014
Get Focused, Stay Focused
If you want to get up and get moving then get up and get moving. If you want to reach a goal you must first set a realistic goal. If you plan on reaching that goal you will then have to make a plan on how to reach it. Don't forget to plan to do the work it will take to reach it. You must stay Focused on your goal so if you get knocked down along the way you will be able to get up and stay on Track. Life is full of twists and turns as well as ups and downs that is just part of your Life Journey on the Roller Coaster called Life.
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Friday, February 14, 2014
It's like a complicated puzzle
If there was only one problem then the answer is to your problem is to fix that one thing. Problem is in a complicated fast pace World there are many factors that have created the problem. That means the only way to fix it is by creatively considering what must be done to each factor of it if you are to truly have fixed the problem. Each factor is like a puzzle piece in which all the pieces are necessary to complete the picture.
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Wednesday, February 12, 2014
Less Stress Less Medicine Needed
It seems as if everyone I know has recently been diagnosed with High Blood Pressure. The first thing their doctor does is put them on medicine. The side effects from these medicines that are listed are obviously far more dangerous than should be legally allowed and still be called medicine. Listen to the commercials for all kinds of medicines at the long list of dangerous side effects. In the times we are living in we put our body through dangerously high levels of Stress. Stressful situations will raise your blood pressure as well as squeeze your organs. Learning how to reduce your Stress will reduce your need for medicines and all their dangerous side effects.
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Monday, February 10, 2014
You could be that one out of a thousand
A thousand people could see the same thing and yet it may only inspire one person. It's like the sign that inspired me and changed my way of thinking. Thousands saw it yet because they were not inspired does not mean that one out of every thousand that saw it was not inspired. What works for someone else may not work for you but that doesn't mean it doesn't work for anyone. Here is the sign that inspired me for you lucky one out of a thousand that it may inspire. "It's OK to sit on your pity-potty every now and again just be sure to Flush when you are done." To me it was when I realized that things may happen to clog you up but all you got to do is "Just Flush It" so you can get flowing again.
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Friday, February 7, 2014
Sometimes you just need to say it out loud
Knowing what to say and knowing when you should say nothing at all. There are sometimes when they ask for advice and you will have advice that just may help them. Yet there are other times when you really don't know what advice to give and that is when I advise you not to say anything at all. As they ask the right questions and give you the details they can sometimes figure it out on their own. If you don't have an answer for them then don't give them one and then they will keep searching for it on their own. You know sometimes all they need is to take their own advice that they just needed to say out loud so they could hear it.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014
Look where you are going
You can never get ahead if you are always stopping to look back at what has happened in your past. You won't know which way to go if you don't decide first where you want to go then head the right direction without stopping to look back. Keep your eyes open looking forward as you go through Life so if you see trouble coming you can get out of the way. Life is full of unexpected boulders that can get dropped in your Life's path at any moment. As long as you are focusing looking forward as you go through your Life's Journey you will see that all you got to do is go around them to stay on track. If you are always focusing on your past you won't see a bright future so "Just Flush It" out of your mind so you can enjoy Life's Journey.
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Monday, February 3, 2014
"Peace of Mind" brings "Peace on Earth"
Do you ever wander is there anything that you can personally do to make our Neighborhoods safe? Or how on earth we can have Peace on Earth? When Mother Theresa was asked in her later years if she thought Peace was even possible considering the state the World was in, she responded something to the effect...If one person from every family would stand up and be a role model in every way then it is possible. Be that person to help bring "Peace on Earth" because One Person, One Family, One Neighborhood at a time we can all find "Peace of Mind" which is necessary to have "Peace on Earth."
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Friday, January 31, 2014
At least give them a chance
There is always a chance but only if you are given a chance will you be able to have a chance. It is only if you take advantage of the chance you are given will you benefit from the chance you are given. Some people are never given a chance yet they succeeded because they took a chance. Either way we all have a chance as long s we take advantage by doing the hard work and have the dedication that it will take if we want to make any and every chance benefit us. If you give someone the chance and they don't take it then the chances are they will have no chance at all but at least give them a chance.
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Wednesday, January 29, 2014
Not everything is enjoyable
To enjoy those that are around you it takes dealing with the fact that not everything about them is enjoyable. I don't mean if they are "bad" for you that you be around them at all. Those you stay away from if you want to enjoy Life. But every person that is in your "inner circle" that you want to enjoy parts of your Life with you have to learn to avoid the parts about them that you don't like. We are all different and if you accept their uniqueness then you can enjoy the parts you do like. If you spend your time with them annoyed by their differences then you won't get to enjoy them at all. Enjoy who they are not all that you expect them to be.
Monday, January 27, 2014
Sometimes it takes a crisis to open your eyes
"Midlife Crisis" happens because your eyes are suddenly wide open and what you see is "The Truth." Meaning that with age comes wisdom that you are running out of time to enjoy Life while you are living. You realize sweating over the small stuff and hoping that one day you will enjoy what you got has been preventing you from enjoying your Life. You realize what is really important in Life and that opens your eyes to all the other things that you have wasted your precious time on Earth worrying and stressing over. It's time to "Just Flush It" out of your mind now so you can enjoy Life while you are alive and be thankful you learned it in your "mid-life" instead of "end of life."
Friday, January 24, 2014
Flush your painful past to enjoy your todays
Most of you already know that what has happened in the past can not be undone. What's done is done so all you can do is learn what you need to from it then "Just Flush It", it's a New Day. Today you are free to do whatever you want regardless of your past or in spite of your past and because of your past. Tricky sounding I know but you are who you are Today and Today the trick is to let go of your painful difficult past by learning how to "Just Flush It" out of your mind so you will have room for "Peace of Mind" so you can enjoy your Todays for the rest of your life.
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Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Heartburn V.S. Heart Failure
There are aches and pains that you will face throughout life it's just life. Not everything requires a pill to relive it. The side affects that they list for these medicines can turn a simple ache into a life long altering condition. If your back hurts you may need to just rest a few days but if you take medicine it may lead to ailments that could turn it into organ failure. You don't need to take a pill to help you rest that can lead to damaging your heart you may just need to flush away thoughts that are weighing heavy on your mind so you can quietly fall asleep. You can live with Heartburn but you can't live if the medicine causes Heart Failure.
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Monday, January 20, 2014
Same Body no matter how many faces
How on Earth some people walk around with two faces think that because they were able to deceive someone they got away with it. What the heck? Are you kidding me? Karma will bite them in the butt for the words and actions for each face it comes out of. They may have had a smile on the face they used to say it but Karma will make sure they won't be smiling after it bites them in the only butt that it is attached to. All you got to do is let Karma take care of it and don't do anything that will mess up your Good Karma.
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Friday, January 17, 2014
Some Habits Unite Us As "Humans"
Boy what I wouldn't give to have the standards and moral judgment in society that this World had been founded on long ago. It was a much simpler time when common courtesy, common sense, and common decency was common. I had hoped that the economy crisis would bring to light the Human Basic need for Compassion for each other and Unite us as "Humans" to teach by example "Humanity." In a society full of inhumane insanity going on all around us Humanity gets lost. Teach the Habit of Humanity by getting in the Habit of connecting to your "Human Side" and Humanity will replace the Insanity we see in society.
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Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Facts help you from having regrets
When you realize that your preconceived notion about something was not actually the true facts the fact is you judged without knowing. I wander how often this preconceived notion is based on being led to believe or the lack of seeing any reason to get the facts before we judge and react without thinking it was necessary to get all the facts. The fact is though once you have reacted you can't take it back even after you realize your actions will now be a fact that have consequences that you will now be judged by. Get the facts before you react so you can react to what you know is a fact so you won't regret your judgment.
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Monday, January 13, 2014
You can drive to memory lane
We all have memories that are stored away and just the sight of an object can pull them up. As I walked through the Flea Market I stumbled upon the ugliest gaudy lamp like the one that my Aunt had owned. As I walked towards it all these sights of memories of time past spent with her came vividly popping into my mind. Just across the aisle was the Holiday dishes that we grew up eating on. Oh the smile on my face as so many happy memories popped up one after another. Although you might not buy anything at a Flea Market it is still worth the drive to just walk around and take a trip down memory lane.
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Friday, January 10, 2014
It can take half a century
It is a shame that you don't recognize what is really important in Life till you are nearly a half century old. It would be a little better if you were guaranteed to live another half a century to enjoy what is really important. But not even tomorrow is guaranteed. But.... You can enjoy every moment of every day you do have enjoying what is really important. The younger you learn it the more time you will get to enjoy it.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Defense Mode turns into Attack Mode
When we walk around in anger always in Defense Mode we tend to attack with full force at those around us when simply agreeing to disagree is a more fitting response. Even if the circumstances that we face require us to be on guard and we feel attacked perhaps we need to let off a little steam instead of launching an attack with such force doing damage that was simply not necessary. The reality is if you walk around in an Angry Defense Mode just waiting for someone, expecting someone to dare make you feel attacked it won't be long before you will hear it and attack. In an instant you go from Defense Mode to attack Mode.
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Monday, January 6, 2014
Always do what feels right
There are times in life when the only thing you can say is "I did what I thought I should do." Even though you worked hard to do what you thought was right in the end there are times when all you may get out of it is tired. Don't let that keep you from always doing what you feel is the right thing to do. Everything that happens in life happens for a reason and if what you do is done for all the right reasons and the right way then in the end whatever happens will be only able to have happened because you did what you felt was right. It may not be what you wanted but it is what you needed.
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Friday, January 3, 2014
You are free to choose your own hairstyle
Just because you don't see it doesn't mean that they couldn't have seen it. You may not believe it is possible but that doesn't mean it can't possibly be done. It may not be what you like but others may like it. The way you do something may not be the way others do it. You may like long hair while there are others who like short hair. You may not eat Chinese food but there are thousands of Chinese restaurants. You are who you are and you are free to do whatever you want to just like other people should be free to do whatever they want without being told who they should be.
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
"Just Flush It" to enjoy the New Year
A skunks smell is worse than his bite but I still don't want him to have a chance to bite me. It's the same for Humans if they stink up your Life get away from them before where it will lead you will bite you in the butt in the end. Today is a New Year and it can be a New Start to a New Life if you will leave all the crap behind that was holding you back last year. Otherwise it will just be the same old crap just a different year. Make 2014 bring you "Peace of Mind" by making sure that you Flush Away what was clogging you up so "Just Flush It" so "Peace of Mind" will have room to get in. Happy New Year.
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