Friday, December 31, 2021


  As you celebrate to ring in the NEW YEAR you will feel a weight off of your shoulders.

  There will be a sense of peace in the Air. It's a FRESH START. 

   It's a New Year. It's a New FRESH START, that is as long as you don't bring all the old crap that was weighing you down WITH YOU.

  If it didn't work in 2021 then it won't work for you in 2022. Period, so JUST FLUSH IT so you can start the NEW YEAR with a FRESH START.

  The only way anything  will be different in the NEW YEAR you have to do something DIFFERENTLY.

  OTHERWISE it will be the same  OLD crap just a DIFFERENT YEAR.






Wednesday, December 29, 2021

At the end of each year you have to ask yourself some important questions.

   The END of one year means the BEGINNING of a NEW YEAR.

  Which requires you to have to ask yourself some important questions and you have to be HONEST with yourself.

  That doesn't mean that every question that you have there is an answer for. Some things there are no answers for, NOT EVEN ON GOOGLE.

  It is impossible to know what exactly you can expect in the NEW YEAR when we are uncertain about what obstacles the pandemic will bring us.

  But being honest about what didn't work in 2021 is necessary for you to make sure that you DON'T keep doing them in 2022.

 Being honest about what you want to be better in the NEW YEAR is necessary to know what you have to CHANGE so they will be better.

 As you make your NEW YEAR RESOLUTION be HONEST with yourself about what needs to CHANGE.

  Remember that if you want things to be different in the NEW YEAR then you have to do something differently. 

 Otherwise it's the same old crap just a different year.





Monday, December 27, 2021

What is your New Year's Resolution?

   As you make your New Year's Resolution be sure and FLUSH all the negativity from your mind.

  As you make your New Year's Resolution be sure and make them realistic so you don't set yourself up for failure.

  If it didn't work for you this year make sure you don't bring it with you in the New Year.

  If you want a FRESH start in the New Year then don't bring the CRAP from last year so you can have a FRESH start.

  If you have plans to go out to celebrate the New Year then make plans to get home safely.

  If you don't want to repeat your mistakes you made in 2021 then don't repeat them in 2022.

  Looking forward to a New Year is only possible by letting go of the negativity from last year.


Friday, December 24, 2021

Santa is coming

   Everything is wrapped and ready. Santa will be here soon.

  Tomorrow morning the house will be full of happy children full of Christmas Joy.

  We got the grandkids an arcade machine. It has all the old games like Pacman.

  That was our favorite game when we were teenagers. We couldn't help ourselves and just had to play a few games after putting it together.

  We were going to reset it so they didn't know we had played it yesterday. But decided having our scores on it would make them excited to beat our high scores.

 The KID in me is looking forward to playing some of the toys we got them. 

  Remember Santa is watching so be good for goodness sake. 

  Merry Christmas everyone!


Wednesday, December 22, 2021

I am going to miss the bright and cheerful colors of Christmas

   The Christmas decorations and lights bring the magical Holly Jolly Christmas feeling every where you go.

  As soon as Halloween is over the count down until Christmas begins, before we even celebrate Thanksgiving.

  When October comes around the Halloween decorations and costumes bring out the kid in all of us. 

 As soon as Halloween is over they put out both Thanksgiving and Christmas decorations at the same time.

  That way the "Kid in us" can enjoy the HOLLY JOLLY feelings that the cheerful colors of Christmas brings us, for as long as we can.

  No matter how old you are "THE KID" in you comes out.




Monday, December 20, 2021

Christmas is just DAYS away

 There is no longer months before Christmas or weeks before Christmas. Now Christmas is just a few DAYS AWAY.

  Because of shortages there are still things you may need for your Christmas meal. 

  When the grandkids were over visiting yesterday they mentioned a gift they would really like. So Walmart here I come.

 I know I had no intentions of buying anything else but I have to agree that what they wanted would really be helpful in their day to day lives.

  And getting them a gift that makes their lives easier is too hard to not get. Luckily it cost less than twenty dollars.

  While I am at Walmart I hope I don't start shopping for anything else because I really don't need to buy any more gifts.

 But I am going to look for the two grocery items that I have not been able to find at the grocery stores. 

 And I need to replace the boxes of candy that I had bought for GIFTS because I ATE THEM.

  Happy holidays everyone ⛄


Friday, December 17, 2021

Have you ever said that you would never do that, but you find yourself doing it?

   There are many things that you said you would never do. Yet under certain circumstances you may have to do it.

  Until you are actually faced with a situation you don't really know how you would react to the situation.

  You can guess what other people should do about something but you really don't know them nor the circumstances they are facing to know how they should react.

  What works for someone else does not mean it works for everyone.

  Don't judge them based on who you think they should be.

  Don't judge what they do based on what you think they should do.

  To be the best they can be they have to do what is best for themselves.

  To be the best they can be they have to do the best they can.

  Don't judge anyone NOR yourself so harshly either. REMEMBER NO ONE is perfect.




Wednesday, December 15, 2021

It can be gone in the blink of an eye

   A child isn't a child forever. Before you know it they are all grown up.

  There is nothing more precious than the memories you have of the Christmas Joy on their young faces.

  Eventually they get old enough to know that SANTA isn't the one who has been filling their stockings and bringing them special GIFTS.

  Unfortunately you see the words STOCKING STUFFERS SIGNS everywhere you go. 

  Couldn't the stores NOT say STOCKING STUFFERS so they can believe in SANTA until they are older not as soon as they are old enough to read?

   Have a HOLLY JOLLY CHRISTMAS everyone! ☃️

Monday, December 13, 2021

The weather outside is chilly

   It may be colder in some places but no matter where you live the temperatures outside is chilly, even in Florida.

  No matter where you live Christmas is almost here.

  As I was cleaning and preparing for the Christmas gathering, I decided to gather items that I never had opened. 

  You know the items you buy just because it was a really good price.

  And those items that you bought thinking ONE DAY you will use it but didn't.

  Along with Christmas gifts you got as gifts that you appreciate but you just don't need.

  I started a week ago going from room to room gathering the items and putting them in a box. 

  Before I knew it I had filled up three boxes of things that I wanted to give to someone who needed it.

  Instead of taking them to Goodwill to donate I am going to put a sign out front of my house with the boxes that reads; FREE CHRISTMAS GIFTS. 

  I can't wait to see the Joy it will put on the face of the person who stops by.

  I wander if they will take only one or two items or will they take all three boxes.

  It's like when someone sets out a big bowl of candy on Halloween. 




Friday, December 10, 2021

Did you mark it off your to do list?

   Sometimes we make a "TO DO LIST" that is just TOO MUCH TO DO.

  You need to make TWO different LIST so you won't overwhelm yourself with a "TO DO LIST" that is impossible for anyone to do.

  There's a "TO DO LIST" of things that you have to get done RIGHT AWAY.

  Then there's a "IF YOU HAVE TIME TO DO LIST", you could do.

  If it is something that really doesn't matter if you get it done, then don't put it on your "HAVE TO GET DONE LIST" SO YOU DON'T OVERWHELM YOURSELF.

 You can only do what you can do.



Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Two steps forward and then one step back is still moving forward

  You won't move at all unless you get up and move. You can't finish anything if you never start anything.

  I know at times on your life's journey it feels like when you move two steps forward something happens to make you fall one step back.

  But you are still ONE step forward. If you never took a step at all you wouldn't be.

  Things are not always as easy as we wished they would be. But it is still possible, it's just going to be harder than we thought.

  Sometimes on your life's journey a "boulder" falls in your path and you get knocked down, that's just life.

   You just got to pick yourself off the ground and work around it to get moving.

  Sometimes you take two steps forward and then you fall One space back, that's just life. 

  You still are one step further than you would have been if you didn't get up and take any step at all.

  Your life's journey is full of up's and Downs, as well as twists and turns, that's just life.

  Like the plaque on my wall says:

  I asked God for all things that I might ENJOY life, He gave me life that I might ENJOY all things.

   If you want to ENJOY life you have to ENJOY it while you are living it. 

  And life is like a rollercoaster, that's just life. 


Monday, December 6, 2021

Everywhere you look you can see that it's the Christmas Season

   Now that my children are all grown up, I don't have to be a sneaky Santa anymore.

  I sure do miss the excitement of secretively keeping the magic of Christmas alive. 

  This will be the second year due to the pandemic that I have let the Older grandkids just pick out the gifts they would like for us to get them on Amazon.

  I know it took away the surprise on Christmas day but they sure were smiling ear to ear when they got to pick anything they wanted in October!

  And I sure had some awesome one on one time with each of them while sitting on the couch as they excitedly searched.

 Now here I go again as I get all the gifts wrapped I have an uneven amount. And kids keep track of how many each person gets. 

  Every year this happens. I always have to go back out to get gifts just to keep the number of packages even to be fair.

  I did it when my kids were young and now I do it with my grandkids.

  Yesterday I had so many for one of my granddaughters that I had to get her to open three of them Early.

 I didn't want to go out and by all the other grandkids three each to make them all even.

  I hope you are COUNTING them as you go so you don't have to keep SHOPPING to keep things EVEN.




Friday, December 3, 2021

If you know it is UNACCEPTABLE then make sure that no one has to ACCEPT IT.

   It is hard to not ACCEPT it when you have no choice but to ACCEPT it. 

  If you ignore bad behavior then it becomes ACCEPTABLE. 

  And if you don't prevent it from happening to someone else then ACCEPT that you can EXPECT it to happen to you or someone you love.

  As I struggled to pay a once a year payment it became very frustrating.

  I had to go through all the questions you had to answer before you could even reach a human being to get help. 

  But just because I finally got to a human being didn't mean I reached a compassionate human.

  I would reach someone but after explaining what I needed they would transfer me to another department to explain it again.

 Twice I was hung up on and had to call back and start at the beginning answering the questions all over again to reach a human.

  I was on the phone for over an hour and I spoke today to SIX different employees before I got my problem solved. 

  As I spoke to the SIXTH EMPLOYEE AND THE SECOND SUPERVISOR I begged her to HELP prevent this from happening to anyone else.

  Will she? I have no idea. But I sure hope she is human enough and has the HUMAN COMPASSION to make a positive difference to prevent it from happening to anyone else.

  If you IGNORE bad behavior then it becomes ACCEPTABLE and if it is ACCEPTED then you can EXPECT it to happen to you or someone you love.


  I know you said you didn't know if anyone will listen to you, please try.

  The world won't get better on it's own we all must do our part. Even if you don't succeed you can be proud to say you TRIED. 



Wednesday, December 1, 2021

Old habits are hard to break

   It is hard to break the habit of doing things that have always worked for you in the past.

  It is hard to get out of the habit even though it may not have been working great for you.

  Change is hard even if in the end it is what is best for you.

  And you know you should never get too comfortable in life anyways because life is always changing.

  But being forced to constantly change as fast as technology changes how you can do everything and anything, is way harder.

  For decades before computer technology came along it was smaller changes that were easier to change and adjust to.

  But in just one day things can change so drastically that you struggle to adjust to the changes. 

 And whether you like the changes or not things change.

  All you can do is accept the things you can not change, period.

  It is what it is, period.