Wednesday, August 31, 2016

I'm glad I told you

Could you imagine knowing the danger of something so you try to warn someone but they don't believe you. It's torture. Saying I told you so would feel better if they had listened to your warning and they were able to avoid it. Truth is though that most people won't heed your warning and the last thing they want to hear is I told you so. I have learned to say "I was afraid that would happen." For your own peace of mind you have to at least try to warn them so they will have a chance for peace of mind if they will need your warning. Then you would both be smiling and you can say I'm glad I told you.

Monday, August 29, 2016

There is no other way

You should always way your options before making a decision. Keep in mind that the easiest way may not always be best. But there are times when you have no choice so there is no other way. Peace of Mind is one of those things. In order to enjoy your life while you are living it you have to take the painful experiences in your life and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind. You can't be the best you can be if you let negative thoughts weigh heavy on your mind holding you back. Peace of mind really is just a flush away but you have to learn how to JUST FLUSH IT.

Friday, August 26, 2016

You can't fix it until you know what needs to be fixed.

This Presidential race is full of controversies. The conversations it brings up are at times disturbing but the benefits of the conversations it brings up outweighs it. It gets people talking about very important issues that don't usually get brought up. It teaches people the basics of our government processes as they become interested in the topics that are brought up. The worst part of this or any presidential race is the unwanted constant phone calls you receive and the number of times negative ads run repeatedly on television each day. The best part is it will be over November 8 and because of the conversations we know what things the next President needs to fix.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Ten seconds V.S. Ten years

I was waiting patiently, even though I didn't have time to spare. Then just as I was next in line the computer broke. I didn't have time to wait any longer. I had run out of time and patience to keep waiting. I was standing there trying to decide whether I should leave but thought that would mean the time I had already spent waiting was just a waste of my time. I was no longer waiting patiently. My blood pressure was rising. I could feel the tension building. Just then the computer was up and running again. I had waited patiently for five minutes. If only I could have did it for five minutes and ten seconds, I would have avoided the damage to my body from the high blood pressure. In the end waiting ten more seconds wouldn't have hurt me if I would have just kept patiently waiting. Getting angry didn't make my wait any shorter but it did shorten my life span.

Monday, August 22, 2016

What you see determines how you will feel

As you watch a gentle breeze blow through the trees on a scorching hot day,you know it won't cool you down much. Yet it sure beats no breeze at all. You may get stuck at a red light or two on your fifteen mile drive but it could have been worse, you could have had to stop at all of the twenty-two red lights you drive through on your way. You may have woke up late today yet you have to be thankful that you woke up today. If you would look at all the "good things" that happen each day you would realize every day "good things" do happen. It's all in how you look at it.

Friday, August 19, 2016

They are always listening.

In case you were wandering, yes children listen to everything you say. I know there are times when you are talking to them but they don't seem to hear you but they are listening. When they are close by they may seem too busy and distracted to hear you, but they are listening. As you are driving in traffic and another driver frustrates you, remember they are listening. They learn from you how to react to life situations. Every home is a classroom and every parent is a teacher. Teach them well and they will do well throughout their lives. It is important to remember that every word you say out loud will be the lessons you teach them.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

You can't predict it.

The weatherman said today would be a cooler day with below average temperatures, yet the temperature is above average. The economist said things are looking better this year, yet from the eyes of most Americans they don't see it. Your parents never told you how hard Life was going to be when you are a grown up, yet Life is hard. Things are not what someone tells you it will be nor anything you imagined it would be or even expected it to be. It just is what it is. But it is your Life and you got to just go with the flow so you can enjoy your Life while you are living it.

Monday, August 15, 2016

It takes Determination

You may not have all the answers you need but determination will get you started. You may run into a lot of problems along the way but your determination will get you through them and keep you on track. You may not feel like you have the strength but your determination will keep you moving. Whether you are determined or not will determine whether you will succeed. Making up your mind that your going to do it has to be followed by the determination to do it.

Friday, August 12, 2016

What will you do to help?

We all can see the World isn't getting better on its own we all must do our part. As Gandhi said " Be the change you want to see in the World."

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Through the eyes of a child

I remember my father in law telling me about the day he realized he was old. I asked him well how old did you think you were when you realized you were old? He pondered the question for a while then he said in my mind I felt then just as I do now 18. My body got old but I always feel like I am 18 in my mind. I never thought much about that conversation until I was brushing my hair looking in a mirror and I thought to myself, you look like your 50 years old. Then I burst into a laughter after I realized I was 50. Then that conversation with my father in law, all those decades ago came to my mind. As I pondered the same question I had asked him and I had to agree in your mind you will always feel 18 but your body will always remind you just how old you really are.

Monday, August 8, 2016

Some things should go unsaid.

Speaking your mind doesn't mean everything that pops in your mind oughta fly out of your mouth. There are some things that are better left unsaid. They could hurt someone else or come back to haunt you. Once they are said out loud you can't take it back. You may want to think about what consequences it would bring if you said it out loud. There will be a chance for you to be thankful you didn't say it instead of suffering the consequences and have to say I sure wish I hadn't said that.

Friday, August 5, 2016

Pick something that matters to you.

I was shopping for my grandkids school supply list and it sure was adding up fast. I noticed an elderly couple filling a cart with thirty of each item I was getting. I had to ask them how many grandkids were they shopping for. Their answer should be an inspiration to us all. They pick a different elementary school on their list of local schools and donate supplies for the classrooms who need them. I thought that was a wonderful idea. Each community has the "stuff the bus" event that you can drop off supplies to be given to children that need it. They wanted to do something more rewarding to themselves to help those in need. All throughout the year you should pick something in your community that you are able to make a positive impact on and do it your way. As long as we do something.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

A smile says a lot.

You should smile at everyone throughout your day for you have no idea what they may be facing. A smile spreads peace in any language. A silent yet powerful message is sent with a smile. Besides that a smile is a free facelift.

Monday, August 1, 2016

Just to get On hold

Sure would be nice if you could get a real person when you call a company for help. You could ask the question you called about but you end up being asked many questions by a robot. After a lack of understanding your answers you must endure being asked to repeat it several times before you then get put on hold to wait to speak to a person which is why you called in the first place. Over and over I have tried to skip the questions to get directly to a person but that only makes it start back at the beginning of the questions. If you want to talk to a human you first have to pass the robot challenge.