Friday, March 29, 2019

To begin you have to get up

You can feel totally exhausted by thinking about it so much yet not do anything. By the time you go over your list of things to do several times in your mind you will need a break. Overwhelming your mind with thoughts of how much you have to do can make it seem impossible that you can do it all. The best thing to do is to write down what all needs to get done. Then cross off anything on your list that doesn't really matter if it gets done or not. You will have a shorter list that won't seem so overwhelming. Then as you get something done, cross it off your list. Just seeing that you have only a few things left on your list will help motivate you knowing you only have a couple things to do. The sooner you get your list started and get started on what you need done the sooner you will be done doing them.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Does every thing that has worked for a hundred years have to be changed?

If it isn't broken then why do you need a new one? Are you getting a new one just to keep up with the Joneses? As I was doing homework with my grandson he let me know that the way I was showing him how to multiply two double digits number was wrong. He started drawing square boxes and I was the one learning a new way to multiply. But honestly, after a hundred sucesssful years of how to do multiplication problems, did it need to be changed? If your refrigerator breaks you buy a new one. But nowadays some people buy one just to have a different colored one. They don't even donate it to Goodwill so it can help someone who needs one. Instead they throw it out to the trash. Why would they think it was okay to fill our already over filled landfills instead of helping a family who desperately needs one? And when they notice you have had something for decades they ask why you have them still. My answer is, because there is nothing wrong with it, so why wouldn't I. In the good old days one parent stayed home to take care of the kids. Nowadays both parents have to work to keep up with the Joneses. A home becomes simply a storage place to hold all the stuff they have to work hard to make payments on. Really?

Monday, March 25, 2019

It may be only a small difference....

Sometimes it may only take doing something a little different to make a big difference. You don't have to build a staircase that leads up to one hundred feet if all you need is to take one step to get out of the way. You don't have to solve a algebra equation if you just need to subtract one number from another. You don't have to go around the bend just to cross the street. To simply get what you need you need to keep it simple.

Friday, March 22, 2019

I knew eventually it would happen

Well I knew there could possibly be a day where I would be too clogged to blog. I try to make sure when you stop by to read my blogs that you would have something to ponder to distract you for a while. Long enough so you could get a fresh breathe of oxygen. The last thing anyone needs is to stop by and hear someone rant about their problems. So I will just touch on one problem. I live in a small town that does not get offered city water, we all have a well water and a septic tank system. It has been great the last two decades not having a water bill each month. But if there was a problem with your city water you would have a team immediately working on it. But there are only a handful of septic system businesses. And if they are too busy to come out you have to wait. Having to deal with waiting the past three days has taken a toll on me. With a septic system problem you can't use water for anything because it has no where to go. Speaking of no where to go, having access to a bathroom is extremely necessary. When your septic system gets backed up so do you. I survived hurricanes and their damage a lot easier than having a septic system problem. After  it gets fixed I will be able to JUST FLUSH IT out of my mind as I am once again able to flush the toilet again at my house. In more ways than one, peace of mind really is just a flush away.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

There is a kid inside just waiting to come out to play

When my grandkids come over to play they certainly bring out the child inside me. I purchased several things to enjoy with them on their spring break. I was so excited to show them what we were going to play with today.  They wanted to play on the Nintendo but they could see how excited I was about playing what I had bought. I got some juggling balls so we could learn how to juggle. Although we had a great time with them, none of us were able to juggle. But it was something I had always wanted to try. Then I brought out the origami book, that too was something I had wanted to try. They humored me and sat down to try it. After a few minutes they asked if they could play Nintendo now. I realized that they were not excited at all to play with the stuff I had purchased. Although the kid in me came out in the store when I bought them apparently I was the only "kid" today that got excited about playing with them. I didn't bother to bring out the other things I had bought to play. I just let my grandkids go play with the Nintendo that they were excited to come over and play. Later when they left I decided to take back the other things i had bought and use the money to buy a new Nintendo game that I knew they will be excited to play tomorrow. Kids love to play but what they like to play changes over time.

Monday, March 18, 2019

Don't count your chickens before they hatch

You can't count on it to the point where you plan everything around it. Because what if it doesn't happen? You can hope that it happens but meanwhile you keep moving forward as you had planned. As long as you keep moving and it doesn't happen you will be closer to where you planned to be. No matter if it's in your personal life, your professional life or your financial situation you should never count your chickens before they hatch nor do you put all your eggs in one basket.  Lot's of old time sayings fit here. Like one bird in the hand is better than two birds in a bush. You can't count on anything until it happens.

Friday, March 15, 2019

What you think will happen can hurt you even if it doesn't even happen

Worrying about all the negative things that could happen if "IT" did happen can do damage to you. Which if "IT" dosen't happen means nothing would have happened to you. But you put yourself through it for no reason at all. Don't worry yourself sick over what might not even happen at all. How many times throughout your life have you worried yourself sick over something that never ended up happening? When you start to worry about "IT" remind yourself that "IT" can't hurt you unless "IT" happens. That is unless you live through it in your mind causing the unnecessary damage. Your thoughts are your reality. So when a negative thought pops up front and center in your mind "JUST FLUSH IT" before it can do any damage.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

If you could, would you?

If you could help someone, would you? If you could stop the wrong doing you see happening, would you? If you ignore it then it will become acceptable behavior. Which will make it a common occurrence. So remember if you don't stop it when you see it happening to someone else then eventually it will happen to you or someone you love. And if it was happening to you I am sure you would want someone to help, wouldn't you? Which is worse, the fear of retaliation or the fear that eventually it will happen to you or someone you love? If you prevent it from happening to anyone then you can prevent it from happening to you. Standing up for what is right is the only way any of us can be alright. We all should if we can before it's too late. Would've, could've, should've

Monday, March 11, 2019

It will hold you back if you let it

You can't get over it until you accept it. After you get knocked down you can't get moving again until you stand up so you can. You can either just sit there and complain about it or accept it so you can JUST FLUSH IT to get moving again. You can't get over it if you continue to try to figure out the answer to how it happened or why it happened. Some things there just are no answers to, not even on Google. Things just happen in life, that's just life. And life is full of ups and downs. The challenges you face throughout life will make you stronger. Look at it this way, where those challenges lead you is where you needed to be and it was the only way you were going to get there. Now it is up to you to "grow where you are planted."

Friday, March 8, 2019

When you are frustrated by it you lose focus on what matters

Traffic can distract you even after you park your car. Have you ever been excited about where you are going when you start heading there but by the time you get there you are frustrated. I have learned to leave a few minutes early so if there is a traffic jam it doesn't matter. If you know it takes a minimum of fifteen minutes to get there you are forgetting what the "minimum" means. It means if there is no traffic or you don't get caught at every red light, it will take fifteen minutes. We all know that there are times when you do catch nearly all the red lights on your way. Road rage is dangerous to your health. Getting frustrated raises your blood pressure which is exactly why you should always leave a few minutes early. You can eat healthy and get plenty of exercise but to maintain your overall good health you have to pay attention to your mental health. Getting mentally frustrated and raising your blood pressure will do as much physical damage as laying around eating french fries all day.
And what if you get a flat tire on your way. You certainly won't be able to to get where you are going on time if you don't leave a few minutes early. Arriving five minutes early won't frustrated you or raise your blood pressure. The healthy choice is to choose to leave a few minutes early. Next time you find yourself stuck in traffic and you feel your blood pressure rising because you know you are going to be late, I hope you decide for now on you will leave a few minutes early. It's not only what you eat but what's eating you mentally that determines your overall good health. You could only be a red light away from a heart attack if you don't leave a few minutes early.

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Use your own discretion

Our minds have an endless stream of thoughts running through it. Some are tucked away deep inside just waiting to pop up. As a thought pops up front and center in your mind trying to grab your attention, you have to quickly decide whether you give it a second thought or quickly JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind. If at a glance you see a it is a painful experience from your past quickly JUST FLUSH IT before you have to relive it again. You couldn't prevent it from happening the first time but you can prevent yourself from reliving it over and over again. You will never forget what happened but you can prevent it from hurting you again and again. You can choose to JUST FLUSH IT instead of reliving it. If you keep reliving your past then you can't enjoy the moment you are in. It's like driving a car while only looking in your rearview mirror instead of looking forward to prevent you from wrecking. You have to enjoy the moment you are in if you are going to enjoy life while you are living it. The past is gone and tomorrow may never come but today is yours to enjoy. Everyday is a new day to create new memories. Take the painful experiences from your past and JUST FLUSH IT.

Friday, March 1, 2019

If you let it happen then it's guaranteed to happen

If you know it is coming but you don't get out of it's way, then you will definitely hit it head on. If you know that you need to go around the crater and you don't go around it then you know you will definitely fall in that crater. If you know it is not good for you then it should definitely be something you don't do. If you know it will happen and you let it happen then you are definitely making it happen. Choosing to do nothing is still a choice you make. Things happen in life, that is just life. But what you do about what happens to you throughout your life will definitely be the difference between a good outcome or a bad outcome. You can't always choose what you go through but you definitely can choose how you react to what happens to you throughout your life. So stop and think about how you are going to react before you react because once you react you definitely can't take it back.