Friday, September 29, 2017

You have to put yourself first in order to be able to help someone else

You may have a big heart and love to help others but if you don't take care of your own needs first them you won't be able to help anyone. No matter what you wish you could do you can only do what you can. Spreading yourself out too thin helping someone will leave you treading on thin ice that can break drowning both of you. Make sure you are on solid ground and your feet are planted firmly first then throw them a life preserver and pull them to safety. Putting yourself first doesn't make you selfish it means that you are not foolish. Take care of yourself so you can be there to help those around you when they really need your help.

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Getting started shouldnt be the hard part

If you want to get it done the first step is to get up and get started. There may be things along the way that are hard but taking that first step shouldn't be hard at all because all that takes is knowing that you need to do it. Although there will be times when you take one step forward and seem to fall two steps back as long as you get back up and get moving you will get it done. There are times when you fall it is simply because there were steps in between that you didn't know you needed that have to be done. So just plan on doing whatever it turns out that is necessary even though you didn't know to include it when you first made your plan on what it would take to get it done.

Monday, September 25, 2017

What does it take to be comfortable?

To be comfortable in your own skin you have to be comfortable with what you are doing in the skin your in. Setting boundaries and standards for yourself that you live by no matter what you face is a big part of it. Remembering that you shouldn't do anything to others that you wouldn't want done to you is part of it. If you are always honest then you have nothing to hide. Your true character is based on your actions. If you know deep inside that you did your best then it doesn't matter what anyone else says. But what you do matters so if you know you shouldn't do it then don't do it. Remember that karma follows your actions and bad behavior means karma might bite you in the end.

Friday, September 22, 2017

What works for someone else may not work for you

One way may work for them but that doesn't mean it will work for you. It simply means you have to find a way that works for you. Just like certain plants can only thrive in certain climates. So don't open an orange grove farm in Alaska. Don't give up on something just because it is harder than you thought it would be. Step back and think about what you need to do to make it work and work as hard as it takes to get it done. The saying goes... Someone who says it can't be done will never get it done. Stop saying you can't and figure out how you will do it. Sometimes you have to be willing to bend like a pretzel in order to do it.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

If you feel it go with it

There are times when deep down inside you have a feeling about a particular thing. Sometimes it is a feeling that it is something you should not do or you will regret it. Sometimes it is a feeling like you definitely should do it or you will regret it. Your conscience is your best guide and you need to listen to it. When You feel it in the pit of your stomach it's not always gas.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A made up problem with real consequences

If you believe you can then you can do it. If you doubt you can then there is no doubt you won't because you will never try. There are times when you are your worst enemy. You may have been dealt the cards you need in life but they won't help you if you don't play them. You could be surrounded by water but still die of thirst if you don't drink some. Then there are those dealt nothing but lemons in life that took them and made lemonade out of them. It's not always what you are actually facing that is the problem. Instead it is your thoughts about what you think you face that is the problem. It may not be a real problem but actually one that your thoughts have created that brings real consequences.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Fresh air is necessary to feel refreshed

Fresh food taste better. Fresh breath smells better. A fresh look at something let's you see what you may have missed. But there are times when fresh can stink. When you keep negative thoughts fresh on your mind it stinks up your day. Things happen once but you have to endure the pain over and over again if you keep reliving it in your mind over and over again. Once was bad enough so JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so you can feel refreshed. You can't have a fresh start unless you leave behind what stinks. Sometimes to have a good day you will have to FLUSH AWAY A BAD DAY.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Seeing it in person makes it more personal

As the flood waters go down you are able to get through the roads that had been blocked. Although you had heard about all the damage in the neighborhoods you are shocked at the wide spread tragedies that you see. They showed a couple yards in a neighborhood with downed trees but when every house on a road have giant trees laying in their yards it feels like you are in twilight zone. You have to drive around trees that block the road. You see some trees that have fallen on their houses or cars. It makes you think about having some of the large trees in your yard that you had always loved cut down. The powerful storms that can blow in at any time makes you see them now as missles aimed right at your house.  The news only has time to show you a peek at the wide spread tragedies that are left from the devastation from hurricanes. Street after street you see damage as you are finally able to drive. As you sit in the restraunt eating you have to wander what those eating around you may be dealing with themselves. There are millions of stories from the millions of people affected from hurricane Irma that we will never hear.

Monday, September 11, 2017

The rain has stopped but the rivers are rising

The rain and hurricane force winds have stopped but the river is still rising. There are downed trees everywhere you look. Some are dangling on the electric wires. Giant trees suddenly uproot and have smashed into houses. Yards full of poodles of water with no where to go. There are main roads flooded leaving people trapped on one side or the other. Electricity for some could takes week before it is restored. When you imagine what it is like for those in a hurricanes path you can't even imagine just how bad it really is. Reach out and help those affected from hurricane Harvey and hurricane Irma because I know how much help entire towns really need.

Friday, September 8, 2017

Ready or not the hurricane is coming

No one really knows what damage a hurricane will  have on everyone in it's path. The outer bands are just as dangerous as being in the eye of the storm. There are many things we know we need to do to be prepared. But unfortunately for many people they will face things that they never thought would happen so they couldn't have been prepared for when they happen. In life not only during hurricanes, things happen that you never saw coming so you weren't prepared to handle them. But you do recover. You accept whatever it is for what it is without wasting your time trying to figure out how it could have even happened at all. The people in the state of Texas is a great example to everyone around the World of how to stand together so that everyone can get through tragedies they weren't expecting. As Irma approaches my state of Florida I am proud to say that there is no doubt that Floridians will stand United before, during and after the storm. Thank you to our govenor Rick Scott for preparing our state days before the hurricane is due to arrive.

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

What's on your mind determines everything

Your mind is powerful enough to trick you into believing anything. Your thoughts create the reality you live. Your thoughts are so powerful that they can alter how your organs function. They determine the flow of endorphins they can produce. As your mind is busy processing all your thoughts it doesn't notice the harm that it is doing physically to your entire body. The longer you stay stressed the longer your body has to endure the pressure that the stress puts on it. Although the old saying says ..It's mind over matter it really should say what's on your mind really matters to your overall well being.

Monday, September 4, 2017

Humanity shines bright through the flooding water

The devastating images on the news of the impact of the hurricane on Texas are heartbreaking. But at the same time they are heartwarming. I had often wandered had our society became dehumanized. But the humanity of the people of Texas has shown brightly through the flood waters. Their compassion for one another can be felt through the images. Texans you are a great example to everyone, Your actions will help compassion grow to replace the insanity we see in society.

Friday, September 1, 2017

You can't change it but you can accept it

There is no way to deny the facts of a situation you may be facing. There is no doubt that it may be in fact a bad situation. But  you can accept the facts and realize you are not in control and you can't change the facts. When you accept it then you can make the best of whatever situation you are in. Take everything you have to work with and be creative with what you got. Everything happens for a reason even if we can't see any good reason at all.