Monday, May 31, 2021

Treasured memories

   Today is full of memories of those that are no longer living. They are treasured memories that allow us to relive special moments we had with them. 

  I went through some old photo albums today which triggered old memories that were buried deep in my mind. 

  I sure noticed that our clothing styles were quite different back then. As we age our looks change so much that I had to take a moment to recognize people in old photos. 

  Photo albums are not as important or common in the last decade. Although we have our memories in our mind, I can't imagine not having a picture to remind me of all the little details.

  And although millions of memories are somewhere buried deep in our mind you can't ENJOY it unless it is triggered and you unbury the treasured memories. 

  There are many days in our lives that we think of those that are no longer with us. But today is all about going treasure hunting in our mind to ENJOY treasured memories that are buried. 

  Spend as much time as you can every moment you can making treasured memories with those you love.




Friday, May 28, 2021

You can't be you if you don't remain true to yourself

   Every person is unique in many ways. You may have some things in common but no two are exactly the same, not even identical twins.

  We can experience some of the same things as each other but there are way many more things that we each experienced that the other person didn't.

  You can't be you if you don't do what you want to do JUST because someone tells you that if they were you, they wouldn't do it. 

  Someone may think they know someone based on what they know about them. But they only know a small percentage of their lifetime of experiences it took to make them who they are.

  You know you best. So it is best that you decide what you should do. It doesn't matter what anyone else would do if they were you. 

  Remember what works for someone else may not work for you. 

   If you keep changing yourself to please other people, before you know it you won't even know WHO YOU TRULY ARE.

  You can't be you if you don't stay true to yourself. 

  To be the best you that you can be takes being YOU. 





Wednesday, May 26, 2021

It may be a feeling not a fact

   Your emotions may keep you from seeing the real facts. You may be too emotional to see it. That doesn't mean it isn't obvious to see. It means you can't see it.

   Your emotions can make you blind.

  I know that you have heard that love can make you blind. But did you know that every emotion can make you blind?

  When you are experiencing life you don't see everything you just are consumed by thoughts that evoke emotions that can keep you from caring about looking for the facts. 

  You mistake your emotions for facts. Have you ever got angry about something only to find out the facts behind it and realize that there was nothing to be angry about?

  Have you ever just jumped into an idea without having all the facts? Only to realize that you should have waited until you had the facts because you sure would have done things differently.

  When something happens that instantly evokes an emotion in you, stop before you react. Once you get the facts you will know exactly how you should react to have the best outcome.

  The fact is that without all the facts you have no idea what you should do or how you truly should feel about it.

  If you believe it is true then that will be your reality whether it is really true or not.

Don't let your emotions guide you, get the facts that can lead you in the right direction.


Monday, May 24, 2021

Do you realize the energy you waste putting it off?

   Have you ever had a fifteen minute job you needed to do but you kept putting it off for days? 

  Every day you would see it on your to-do list then spend the entire day procrastinating doing it. And PROCRASTINATION sucks up a lot more energy than the energy it would have taken to just do it.

  Ask yourself, Do I really want this to haunt me for another day? The guilt about NOT DOING it causes a lot of stress. 

  Thoughts of NOT DOING it weighs you down taking up all your energy. 

  Do your hardest jobs first in the morning so you don't waste your energy procrastinating. Being able to cross it off your TO DO LIST will give you peace of mind now that it is done.

  Don't put it off, JUST DO IT.



Friday, May 21, 2021

If it won't work then it won't work

 If it won't work then stop wasting your time and energy trying to make it work. Sometimes you have to accept that no matter how much you wanted something to work out if it don't work it just won't work.

 Things don't always turn out like we had hoped for. It doesn't matter how much hope, time or effort you put into it you have to FORGET ABOUT IT and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind. 

  Because it didn't work doesn't mean that you didn't put the hard work in it to try to make it work. It just IS WHAT IT IS, and no amount of work can make it work. 

  You will never regret trying to make it work but if you never tried you would have regrets forever that you didn't try. 

  Even though the outcome would be the same it isn't something that you will have to wander what if.... and carry that burden of regret.

  If your attempts fail, it isn't failure. It's lessons learned that were necessary for you to grow. You will have pride in yourself as a result no matter if it works or not. 

  At the end of the day as long as you are proud of everything you did that is ALL that really matters. 

Wednesday, May 19, 2021

If you lose FOCUS you can't see

   You have to stay FOCUSED on what you are doing in order to do it right. 

  You have to stay FOCUSED on where you are going if you want to get there.

  You have to stay FOCUSED on what is most important if you want to make sure that the important things get done.

  You have to stay FOCUSED when you are driving to safely drive.

  You have to stay FOCUSED on what you want the end results to be so you can do everything that you need to do to get those results. 

  If you lose FOCUS you won't be able to see your dreams become your reality.

  Don't let anyone or anything distract you and steer you AWAY from FOCUSING on what you need to FOCUS on.






Monday, May 17, 2021

Hanging on to things you don't need to carry with you

   Have you seen something in your home that you had not seen nor even thought about in nearly a decade? 

  Do you really need to hang on to it anymore? Unless it is personally important, which if you forgot about it for a decade then it obviously isn't, then the answer is probably no. 

  So don't hang on to it just get rid of it.

  If a memory from your past of a painful experience is holding you back JUST FLUSH IT, don't let it drag you down.

  You will accumulate many, way too many things, on your life's journey.

  You will experience many things on your life's journey.

  You will meet many people on your life's journey.

  You will go through many challenges on your life's journey.

  You will go through many changes on your life's journey.

  You will make many choices on your life's journey.

  Don't drag anything from your past that will make your life's journey hard in any way. 

  If anything or anyone is dragging you down look at each one as a SANDBAG. Then ask yourself why would you choose to carry a heavy SANDBAG?


Friday, May 14, 2021

When you look in the mirror, what do you see?

   It's easy to see it in others but unless you look in the mirror, you can't see it in yourself. 

  If you find yourself going through a tough situation you need to look in the mirror to see that you are tough enough to get through it. 

  If you find yourself angry just look in the mirror and you will see just what other people see when you are angry. 

  The look on your face that other people see, will be what they will base their opinion of you to be. 

  When you walk in a room make sure your face says you are happy to be there. Because the look on your face says a lot.

  If you are angry just remember exactly what your angry face looked like in the mirror.  

  If you want to make someone smile all you have to do is smile. And if you look in the mirror when you are smiling you will look ten years younger. Because a smile is a FACE LIFT.

  When you want to encourage yourself just look in the mirror and say some encouraging words to yourself.

  It may sound crazy to talk to yourself but you have to be able to figure things out for yourself in life. And you know you best so it would be crazy not to talk to yourself and figure things out.

  But you have to be honest with yourself about everything and everyone. But most importantly you have to be honest with yourself about yourself, both the good and the bad that no one else sees. 

  You may be able to hide your true self from others. But you can't deny the truth when you honestly look at yourself in the mirror. 

 The Truth can set you free but sometimes the Truth can hurt. 



Wednesday, May 12, 2021

You can see what is coming

   If you see trouble coming then get out of its way. Don't wait and let it hit you head on. 

  If you feel it in your gut that something about it just isn't right, listen to your gut. It is not always gas, it's your built-in warning system. 

  If you want to avoid trouble you have to avoid it. Which means you have to keep your eyes wide open on your life's journey so you see it and be able to avoid it.

  You may even realize that there are things you thought were good for you that you will just have to change. They may have been good for you before, but just not anymore.

  On your life's journey you will go through many seasons of change. Each stage of life brings different changes and adventures as well as challenges you must face. 

  LIFE is like a rollercoaster and there will be ups and downs as well as twists and turns, that is just LIFE. Just keep your eyes wide open so you can avoid any trouble that may come your way.

  Remember that if you see TROUBLE coming then GET OUT OF THE WAY. 



Monday, May 10, 2021

Don't let it fall on deaf ears

 If you want them to hear you then say it in a way they can hear it. 

  If you start off with an angry tone they will not hear you. Because they will choose to not hear you. 

  Your words of wisdom won't help anyone if you say them with an angry tone. The minute they feel your anger they will tune you out in DEFENSE MODE.

  If you want them to listen to what you have to say then make sure you say it in a way that they want to listen. 

  It's not that they don't need to hear it. It's just in DEFENSE MODE they can't hear it. Your words might be exactly what they need to hear so say it in a tone that doesn't sound like an attack which sends them into DEFENSE MODE.

  Remember it's not only what you say but it is also how you say it. 

  Imagine a dog running up to you and barking aggressively at you. Would you want to pet him? 

  If you want them to hear you then make sure your tone doesn't make your words fall on deaf ears. They can't hear you if they are in DEFENSE MODE.





Friday, May 7, 2021

What are you looking for?

   What you see will depend on what you are looking for. 

  What you seek is what you shall find.

  If you look for trouble you will find trouble. If you look for the negative things in everything you will find them.

  If you look for the positive in every situation you will find one. 

  What are you looking for?

  It's all in how you look at it that determines what you see. 

  Just keep in mind that your thoughts make up the reality that you will live in. Whether they are really the reality or not.

  You may have to face negative situations on your life's journey but how you look at it and how you react to it, will determine whether you have a positive outcome.

  If you look for a way to have a positive outcome you will find a way to have a positive outcome. That doesn't mean it will be easy. It means you have to do whatever you have to do to have a positive outcome.

  What you see will depend on what you are looking for. What are you looking for?



Wednesday, May 5, 2021

Don't waste it

   All we have is the TIME we have so don't waste it. 

  Don't spend the TIME you have RELIVING the past. Spend your TIME enjoying your TODAYS. 

  Don't spend the TIME you have worried about things that may or may not happen. Even if the thing you worried about doesn't happen the damage from worrying is already done.

  Don't spend the TIME you have getting stressed over things that you can not change. You have to accept that it is what it is and adjust.

  Don't spend the TIME you have trying to figure out how or why because some things there are just no answers for, not even on Google. 

  Spend the TIME you have enjoying every moment you can. Don't put everything you want to do on your bucket list. Because some things you have to do when you are young. 

  Spend the TIME you have wisely because you only have the TIME you have, so don't waste it. 

  Spend every moment as if it were your last because it could be. 

  Yesterday is already gone and tomorrow may never come, but TODAY is yours to ENJOY. 


Monday, May 3, 2021

Everything has gone haywire today

   I don't understand how so many things can break in one day. I started out the day with one problem that I had been working on for days. 

  I thought I had a solution for it, although costly and time consuming. But after days of trying to fix it I had to accept that it was just going to be expensive but it needed fixed. 

  By the time I got back from fixing the one problem I realized it caused a more serious problem that I thought would be fixed once I took care of the first problem. Unfortunately not.

  Computers are not necessarily expensive to replace but all the information on it was impossible to recover. Especially the information on my customers for billing purposes. Definitely should have had a backup plan before it crashed and the information was hidden from me.

  As I struggled to try and research if there was anything I could do to recover it, the electricity went out. For hours. When it finally came back on the fish tank pump wouldn't work.

  Now besides my computer crashing my fish would die if I don't get a new pump right away. That became the priority even though my computer problem was seriously a big problem. 

  After driving 30 minutes to the closest fish store they don't have any pumps the size I needed. So off 30 minutes in the opposite direction to another fish store I go.

  So now the fish are okay and my first problem was solved but there just isn't any way I can fix the computer problem. Sure I can buy a computer but getting all the customers addresses was going to be a big challenge. 

   There are many challenges in life and some are simple but expensive and some are harder than others. But when you are too stressed over them it is best to JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND and get some rest and deal with it another day. 

  Like they say sometimes in life when it rains it pours and today it has rained so hard that it has caused a flood. But I know that soon the sun will be shining.