Monday, February 27, 2017

Don't cut your nose off to despite your face.

When all else fails don't fail yourself. There are many negative things that will happen in your lifetime, that's just life. But it is not what happens to you that determines the outcome, it is how you react to them. Sometimes you need to STOP and think about what your actions will bring before you react. After all your future is determined by your actions today. You have heard the old saying "Don't cut your nose off to despite your face". The challenges you face in life are your destiny but your future is decided by how you react to each challenge. How you look at things determines what you see. So if you want a brighter future then STOP and think about how your actions will shape your future.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Make plans to do it while you can

Just when you finally figure out how to do some things in life your age catches up to you. Then you have to figure out how you can physically still do it all over again. Wisdom comes with age but you also physically age. Elderly people miss their youth because there are many things they put off so long they missed their opportunity to do it. Don't wait to fulfill your bucket list or you may find you waited too long. Don't spend your life making plans just plan on enjoying everything in life that you can, while you can.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Life would be simpler if you wouldn't make your life so complicated

In the good old days life was simpler and you could enjoy the little things. Nowadays everything is more complicated. And our desires to own bigger and better things has made it impossible for a family to live on just one income. If you want a simple life than you simply have to keep it simple. If you don't need it then it's very simple don't buy it.

Monday, February 20, 2017

There was chaos in the waiting room

As I waited to be seen it was quickly apparent that waiting patiently was going to be a challenge. I tried to focus on the television in the waiting room. But the noise from the children waiting with their parents was too distracting. I tried to ignore them but they would occasionally ram into my legs as they ran wild in the waiting room. I couldn't believe the parents just continued talking to each other as if they didn't even know the children that were causing all the chaos. All the patients had to walk around the children who were at times laying on the floor right in front of the counter where you had to go to turn in your paperwork. There was a look of relief on everyones face when their family was called back for their turn. It was quickly followed by everyone shaking their heads in disbelief that they made no attempt to pick up any of the objects that their children had thrown all over the waiting room floor. Really?

Saturday, February 18, 2017

I apologize for forgetting

I always thought children could be easily distracted. But turns out old people get distracted just as easily. The grandkids had early dismissal yesterday and after a long day with them I went straight to bed when they left. And this morning I realized I had forgotten to blog Friday. So here is a Saturday blog....

Recently my phone broke. The screen was blank so I couldn't see my phone list. Which meant I had lost any way of contacting some people. Now I have always had a phone book that has fourty years of numbers in it but since I got the smart phone I began to just put numbers on it never writing it in the phone book. Big mistake. One friend I had 5 numbers and addresses in my phone book but no recent number to reach her. Luckily she was my Facebook friend so I could still reach her. But there were many important numbers of others that I lost total contact with. Technology has exploded but a good old fashioned phone book is still a necessary part of life. I hope this story encourages you to write down your numbers in a phone book because if your phone falls down you may lose your contacts that can prevent you from being able to contact people.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

U-Turn it into a good day

Somedays from the moment you get out of bed something happens that makes you start off having a bad day. That is when you need to STOP and do what you can to deal with it then JUST FLUSH IT so you can turn it into a good day. Each day comes with challenges, that's just Life. You may look at someone and think they have an easy Life but you have no idea what they may be facing. They just get through their day with a smile on their face because they were able to accept and deal the best they could with the challenges so they could JFI and smile. They simply learned how to FLUSH away a bad day. It's like realizing that you turned the wrong direction but continued anyways. Of course you should make a U-TURN so you are heading the right direction. Just like when you are having a bad day you got to JFI and then U-TURN it into a good day.

Monday, February 13, 2017

You have to get up and get started if you want to Get'R done

You know what needs to get done and you know you are the only one who can do it. All you got to do is get up and Get'R done. Putting it off will simply delay getting it done. The sooner you get started the sooner you will be able to relax when it is done. The more times you think of what you got to do just waste more of your time. Just Do It. Tiger woods can't seem to get what he needs done on the golf course because the scandals that ended his marriage is also ruining his career. Because he forgot to JUST FLUSH IT so he could focus when he is on the golf course and hit the ball FLUSH with his club anymore. So Tiger learn how to take your negative personal situations and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so you can win again.

Friday, February 10, 2017

What happened to when you didn't like someone you just weren't their friend.

Nowadays when someone doesn't like you they seem to make trouble for you. In the old days you just didn't let them have the opportunity to be your friend, their loss. In today's society you don't even have to say or do anything to be personally or physically hurt by someone. They were either never taught or have forgotten that if you don't have anything nice to say then don't say anything at all. They let mean nasty hurtful things fly out of their mouth as fast as they pop up in their mind. They walk around spewing hate that they feel deep inside their soul. Where did all their pent up anger come from? How can they let go of their anger? Anna and Elsa's song Let It Go needs to be their motto.

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 says peace in any language

If you could make someone smile, would you? Do you know just how contagious a smile is? When you smile at someone their natural response is to smile back. I noticed when I hold the door open  for someone they instantly make eye contact and say thank you with a smile. Try it and you will see. There are many opportunities throughout the day to make someone smile. One day count how many times you make someone smile. Make it a goal to make three people smile each day. A smile is contagious pass it on. Besides that a smile gives you an instant facelift.

Monday, February 6, 2017

If you want it then you will have to work for it,

It's natural to want instant gratification but it takes work to make it last more than an instant. Shortcuts are fine unless they leave you just short of your goal. When you are faced with making a choice which way you need to go don't base your decision purely on the path that looks more traveled. The path may be more worn because it lead to a dead end and those that took it had to turn around and come back. Decide where you want to g, choose the path that will get you there and plan on doing whatever it takes to get you where you want to be.

Friday, February 3, 2017

To fight cancer you need peace of mind

As a dear friend recently was faced with cancer. I watched how it day after day it weighed heavy on their mind. Although the cancer treatments that are available for that type of cancer have a high cure rate, the negative thoughts in their mind was making it harder for their body to fight it. After weeks of the thoughts of Cancer tormenting them deeply they finally confided in their doctor about the endless stream of negative thoughts. The doctor explained that their body was trying to heal but their negative thoughts in their mind didn't allow them to get the proper rest their body needed. The doctor explained that they needed to acknowledge that they were not in control of the cancer, that sometimes Destiny plays a part. But if there is any chance of survival they would have to find peace of mind so the body could heal. From the moment they left the doctors office just from the doctors words they instantly felt more at peace. For anyone's physical and mental well being, which they both go hand and hand, along with medicines and treatments you have to FLUSH out negative thoughts so your body can heal.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Did you know you need sunscreen on even in winter?

You can get a sunburn even during the winter when the temperature outside is cold. My grandkids were complaining when I told them they had to wear jackets and pants outside to play. They kept saying it was too hot as they ride their bikes. I could see the thermometer outside said it was fifty six degrees and I could feel the cold breeze blowing. Reluctantly they dressed warm and headed out to play. They kept asking if they could take off their jackets. I was standing outside with them and the sun beating down on me was hot so I finally agreed they could take off their jackets. They had so much fun riding the New bikes we had bought them for Christmas. They were playing outside for nearly two hours when I told them it was time to go inside now to cook dinner. Later when we were sitting down to eat I noticed that they had gotten sunburned on their arms. Who would have thought you needed sunscreen even when it is fifty six degrees out.