Monday, February 29, 2016

Just Admit it!

If you want to learn from your mistakes you have to first admit you made a mistake. If all you do is place blame for it on someone else then you will not learn what you needed from it. We all make mistakes. In fact many things that we consider necessities today would not exist if those responsible for it didn't learn from their mistakes along the way and made adjustments. Like the old saying goes "If at first you don't succeed, try and try again". So if you don't admit when you make a mistake you won't adjust to be able to succeed.

Friday, February 26, 2016

Will it matter?

You have to pick and choose your battles. You don't have the time or energy to fight for everything and anything that comes your way. If it doesn't really matter in the "big picture" in your life then it isn't worth fighting for.

Thursday, February 25, 2016

It's not really Thursday it's Wacky Wednesday

Today is Wednesday to me. I took cold medicine and lost Wednesday all together. So my blog will post on Wacky Wednesday this week. As I hear my kids and grandkids opinion on things it reminds me just how important it is that we understand the influence we have as elders. They hear your opinion and see your reactions to everything and they believe that is the basis for their opinions. In other words every Home is a classroom and parents are the teachers. What are you teaching?

Monday, February 22, 2016

Is there a reason?

People get frustrated and worry when they are dealing with a negative situation. Although it's not what they want to hear everything does happen for a reason. Recently my friend lost their job. Now the fact that these days jobs are hard to come by it sure seemed like the worst thing possible. After weeks of looking for a job they finally got hired. This job paid more and it had great benefits. Then they were able to say they were glad they lost that job because if not they wouldn't be working where they are now. But thank goodness they only had weeks of worrying because that stress was taking a toll on them. There is a reason it happened but no matter what the reason was it didn't stop them from worrying until the reason was clear. I know it won't keep your from worrying as you face a negative situation but if you keep telling yourself"everything happens for a reason" it may help you from making yourself sick with worry.

Friday, February 19, 2016

A job well done is done with a smile.

Just when it seems like the World is full of people who have no compassion for anyone someone will do something kind. It makes me realize that there are kind caring people out there. Even though he was doing his job he was courteous and pleasant which made the cost not so painful. Just being kind while you are doing whatever it is you have to do makes Life easier for those you encounter throughout your day. I want to say Thank you to the employee at O'Reilly Auto Parts for helping me flush away a bad day. And I would like to encourage you to be kind to everyone you meet because you have no idea what they may be facing.

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Walk around it and carry on.

As I was waiting outside the building for someone I noticed an ant hill. After waiting a while I got bored and decided to walk over closer to observe the ants. They walked straight in a line carrying food back to their home. As the wind blew a leaf came drifting down and came to rest right in their path. Within a second the ants started walking, still in a straight line around the leaf. Without hesitation they knew the line had to keep moving so they quickly realized they could keep on track by taking extra steps to go around it. As Humans as we go through Life there are sometimes boulders that disrupt our path, that's just Life. So remember when a boulder blocks you, all you have to do is go around it so your Life can stay on track.

Monday, February 15, 2016

If you see trouble coming why don't you get out of the way?

Every time I hear someone say I knew that would happen, I wander why didn't they get out of the way when they saw trouble coming. It is even more mystifying when they allow it to happen to them two or three times. As they are telling me about it they have to know how insane it is that they let it happen again. Seriously the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again the same way and expecting a different result. Now I understand the old saying "If it happens once shame on them. If it happens twice then shame on you."

Friday, February 12, 2016

Flush your way to good health.

Have you ever noticed how exhausted you feel after you experience anger? As your anger eages it stops your blood flow which sends your blood pressure through the roof. It prevents oxygen from getting to your brain, your heart and other vital organs. It may be an angry moment that will pass. But as your heart was racing and your blood pressure was rising that angry moment could make it a Life or Death situation bringing on a Sudden Cardiac Arrest. When you start to feel the anger inside you growing remember it isn't worth dying for so FLUSH your anger before it becomes a Life or Death situation. Learning how to Just Flush It as it comes will keep your Heart Healthy.

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Plan so you have time to breathe

Our lives get so busy that on your off time you are too tired to do anything. Just taking care of the necessities is all you can push yourself to do. So while you are sitting down from exhaustion go over your days schedule and really consider which things you could have eliminated or planned better. Find time to give yourself even a few seconds in a day where you can breathe. You will be surprised that by planning your day you will save time. For instance perhaps you were going to be in the same area later in the week so you could have skipped it that day and save the 45 minutes it took you today to do it. And that 45 minutes would have made a huge difference in how much energy you have at the end of the day.

Monday, February 8, 2016

Listen to lower their blood pressure

Two days in a row I have had people around me that had been clogged and about to burst. They had been dealing with one negative chaotic thing after another and the pressure inside them was building and building. So much pressure inside them their bodies were quivering and they felt like they were about to explode. As I listened to them they began to calm down. They started out talking fast and sounding distraught then calmness as they were able to tell someone to say it and Just Flush It and let it all out. We all have our boiling point at times. Just to have someone listen to tell them about it is enough to get their blood pressure down.

Friday, February 5, 2016

No alarm clock needed

Have you ever worried that you will wake up late when you have an appointment early in the morning? Well I have found the solution to never missing that appointment. It is called "The Kentucky Alarm Clock". Drink a lot of water before going to bed and you are sure to wake up early to go to the bathroom. I tried it and it sure does work. So next time you have an early appointment don't forget to set your Kentucky Alarm Clock.

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Takes hard work to enjoy it.

Sometimes the reward you see from your hard work looks like it is all for nothing. But one day you will see your hard work did pay off. We look for instant gratification and if we don't see it in an instant we quit looking for it. It may be days or even months later but you will see that your hard work was worth it. Remember the saying "A Life worth living takes hard work". And if you don't put the hard work in it to enjoy your Life then you will have a hard Life to live.

Monday, February 1, 2016

Once in your Lifetime

As we age we go through many stages. Every area of your way of Life changes. As you adapt to all that you face during each stage. The biggest change is physical. You just can't do the things that you were use to doing. Instead of spending money to enjoy the moment you are in, you think about saving for the future. Enjoy each stage while you are living it because it only comes once in your Lifetime.