Friday, July 1, 2022

You never know what you will experience on your life's journey.

   When you were younger you thought everything and anything you wanted was possible and so you were positive that one day it will happen.

   As you get older, you realize that it takes a lot of planning, time and effort to get anywhere.

  You may start off down the path you choose but it can end up leading you to a destination that you had no idea even existed, let alone one you would have chosen.

  On your LIFE'S JOURNEY you will get to explore many types of places, things and people that you never thought you would want to experience at all.

  If you keep an OPEN MIND as you go through your LIFE'S JOURNEY you will have many amazing Experiences of your LIFETIME.

  So what if you don't achieve exactly what you wanted. If you ENJOYED the JOURNEY that is what matters.

  So what if other people don't like it. As long as it makes you HAPPY then who cares.

  You never know if you would ENJOY doing it unless you do it to see if you ENJOY doing it.

  If you had a scripted path that you must follow on life's journey, where would the adventure be?

  ENJOY LIFE on your life's Journey no matter where your journey leads you. ENJOY THE RIDE.

  Coincidence and detours are meant to be.

  

  

 

  

  

  

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

To make a Buck at someone elses expense is NOT OKAY!!

   I hate to admit that I had heard MANY people talk about how people just didn't care about them because it was all about the mighty dollar.

  I had heard even many friends and family throughout my life say the same thing, 

  JUST to make a BUCK they would do anything AND they don't care who gets hurt.

  I didn't fully understand it since I had not experienced it to know what it actually meant.

  If I would have known I certainly would have started figuring out how to make sure that LEGALLY we have to put HUMANITY above the the MIGHTY DOLLAR.

  An example is a test can be $1600 if you have INSURANCE but if you are self pay that same test is only $250.

  Now it's great that I learned this and shared it with everyone I knew that didn't have INSURANCE. And especially now there are millions of people with NO INSURANCE. 

 But I realized that actually that kind of thing happens everywhere. 

  That is part of the reason why INSURANCE cost so much that people can't afford to have INSURANCE.

 If a test cost only $250 then it should be illegal to charge INSURANCE $1600. 

  Not to mention if people knew that everyone could get the test for only $250 they would get the test and that would lead to people being healthier.

 So essentially someone can make more MONEY  legally by allowing people to suffer. 

  What the heck. How can we IGNORE what is happening boldly right in front of our faces?

  If we IGNORE bad behavior it will become ACCEPTABLE behavior.

  If you wouldn't want it to happen to you or someone that you love them DON'T let it happen to anyone. 

  Like they say... you got to nip it in the Bud.

 


  



  

  

Monday, June 27, 2022

How you look at it determines how it affects you.

   When someone or something hurts you remember how you look at it determines whether it can continue hurting you or not.

   You see if you let it stay fresh on your mind then it can destroy your peace of mind.

  If you JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind then it can't hurt you.

  You have to acknowledge it because it happened but don't let it weigh heavy on your mind.

  Like the church sign that inspired me said.... It's okay to sit on your pitty-potty every now and again just be sure and FLUSH when you are done.

  If you want PEACE OF MIND you have to JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN.

 Your thoughts are the reality you live whether it is actually reality or not.

  A bully says and does things to hurt others because they are hurting. 

  They don't even remember what they said or did so why would you let it stay fresh on your mind.

  It is what it is but sometimes it is just SHIT that needs to be FLUSHED. SO JUST FLUSH IT so PEACE OF MIND has ROOM to get in.

  

  

Friday, June 24, 2022

The best part of waking up is.....

   Do you remember the Folgers coffee slogan on the commercials?

  It was.... The best part of waking up is Folgers in your cup.

  Not everyone drinks coffee.

  But everyone wants to LIVE so OUR LIFE SLOGAN is.... the best part of waking up is that you WOKE UP.

  Just waking up is a reason to smile.

  You may have some difficult things to face when you wake up but you have to be thankful that you woke up to face them.

  LIFE is a ROLLERCOASTER and there will be ups and downs as well as twists and Turns, that is just LIFE.

  We only have one LIFE to LIVE.

  We only have the time we have so don't waste it complaining or getting angry and wasting the time you have.

  If you want to ENJOY LIFE you have to ENJOY IT while you are LIVING IT.

  Don't waste your time complaining that your GLASS IS ONLY HALF FULL. 

  Just drink it and be THANKFUL that at least your glass is HALF FULL.

  You could die of thirst surrounded by water just take a drink and quench your thirst.



Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Just because they SHOULD doesn't mean that they WILL

   If you have been driving long enough you know that just because they SHOULD yield to traffic, doesn't mean that they WILL.

  You know that unless you want to wreck your car you will have to STOP AND YIELD to them to prevent an accident.

  If you are old enough you already know that just because they say they WILL do it doesn't mean that they WILL actually do it.

  If it is important that something get done you can't count on anyone but yourself to make sure that you get it done. 

  If they ask for your help remember that an honest no is better than telling them that you WILL help them when you know that you have no intentions of helping them.

  Keep in mind that just because others are okay doing something that you know is wrong doesn't mean that it is the right thing for you to do. 

  Wrong is wrong, period.

   If you wouldn't want it to happen to you or someone you love them don't let it happen to anyone.

  You can't blame them if you do it either because you chose to do it, so you WILL have no one but yourself to blame for doing it.

  People SHOULD be honest but we all choose whether we are going to be an honest person or not, just as easily as we choose whether to eat a hamburger or a pizza for dinner.

  You have a choice and you will pay the consequences for every CHOICE that you make.

  And remember choosing to do nothing is still a choice you make.

  Knowing that just because they SHOULD doesn't mean that they WILL is what it takes to know that you can only count on yourself to get 'R done.

  


  

  

Monday, June 20, 2022

Do you want it or do you need it?

 Before you get angry ask yourself do I want it or do I need it?

 Needing it, is totally different than wanting it. 

 Some things may be nice if you get it but that doesn't mean you need it.

  If you have everything you need, you should be thankful.

  But when you don't get everything you want that is no reason to get angry.

  I watched someone complain about not being able to go on an amazing vacation to someone I knew was struggling just to pay their monthly bills.

  The saddest part is that they too knew that the other person was struggling to get the basic necessities that they needed.

  I saw the deep saddness in their eyes as they listened to your anger and frustration that you were missing a grand vacation.

  But I didn't see any feeling of Compassion in your eyes knowing that they were stressed out trying to figure out how to even feed their family. 

  You have no idea that if you would help someone have the necessities that they need it is way more GRATIFYING then wasting a ton of of money on that dream vacation could ever bring you.

  Instead of wasting your money, time and effort on things you don't need, ENJOY what it FEELS like to help someone have the necessities that they desperately need.

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it?

  

  

  


  

  

  

Friday, June 17, 2022

To be the BEST YOU that YOU can be you have to be the BEST that you can be.

   You can't BLAME something that happened when you were ten on your bad behavior today.

  You can't BLAME something someone said to you years ago on your bad decisions.

  You can't BLAME it on your parents when you are Old enough to know better.

  You can't BLAME it on the circumstances you have faced when it is how you reacted to the circumstances that determines the outcome.

  You can't LEARN from your MISTAKES if you don't ADMIT that you made a MISTAKE.

  You can't expect anyone to BELIEVE IN you if you don't tell the TRUTH.

   You are who you are because you are who you are. If you want to be the BEST YOU that you can be, you have to do your BEST. 

  

  

Wednesday, June 15, 2022

You are wasting your time and you don't even know it.

   When you get OLDER you realize that you spent so much time on things that won't matter at all when you are OLDER

  You thought if I can just be consistent and work hard everything will work out fine but you don't always get  what you expected for your hard work.

  I am thankful that I was told you don't want a house with stairs because when you are OLDER it is hard to constantly go up and down stairs.

  I had always known that time flys by, but who could have known that in the blink of the eye, another year has gone by. 

  What you spend time doing today will determine how things will be later for you in the future.

  What you want for yourself can only be possible by doing what you have to do to have it.

Remember that it is only possible to have what you need when you are OLDER by knowing and doing what you have to before you get Old.

   

   

Monday, June 13, 2022

Shout it out LOUDER so it can be Heard

   The television and the internet reports mostly on the negative things. About ninety percent of it is negative stories.

   What if we turn those numbers around? 

   Instead of ninety percent negative, it was ninety percent positive.

   The "LOUDEST VOICE" is the message that gets heard. 

   If you plant only tomato seeds then you know that you can only reap tomatoes.

  You reap what you sow. 

  If we want to see POSITIVITY in the World we need to plant seeds of POSITIVE MESSAGES.

  Because we know that we reap what we sow.

  Let's be the "LOUDEST VOICE" so our POSITIVE WORDS are what is heard loud and clear. 

  If you want to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE then do something or say something that will make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE to someone.

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it? 

   

Friday, June 10, 2022

You can't learn from them if you don't listen to them!

   When you are old you realize that it is hard to SHARE your WISDOM with others when they don't stop long enough to talk.

  During the quarantine families got to spend a lot of time with each other with plenty of time to sit down and talk.

  I know many people have told me they had to learn how to do some homemade cooking because restaurants were closed. 

  Several people say they still gather together once a month to cook a homemade meal and just enjoy spending time with each other.

  It's hard to find any positives that came from the quarantine but the fact that families now have the desire to sit down and just enjoy each other's company is definitely a positive difference.

  I was thinking about all the times I tried to share my wisdom to prevent someone from learning it the hard way, but they didn't LISTEN. 

  Then I thought about how in this fast paced world we live in people don't stop long enough to LISTEN.

  Let's get in the HABIT of spending time together and just enjoy each other's company. 

  A wise man knows that if you don't LISTEN to the wisdom of others you can't learn what you need to know that could save you from learning it the hard way.

Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Can we just compromise?

   We all know that there are certain subjects that we will never agree on. Therefore we should just agree to disagree.

   We all know that we are each unique in many ways. It would be very boring if we were all the same. 

   We will have to compromise and meet in the middle as we navigate on our Life's Journey.

   We are free to do what makes ourselves happy as long as it doesn't affect anyone else's happiness.

   If we want our opinion to be respected we have to respect their opinion. 

   If we want community unity we have to do what is best for everyone in your community.

   If you want to be whoever you want to be then you have to let them be whoever they want to be. 

   If you want it then compromise so that everyone gets what they need. 

   

   

Monday, June 6, 2022

Peace of mind is just a FLUSH away

     JUST FLUSH IT......Flush it as it comes

     JUST FLUSH IT....... Flush away your doubts

     JUST FLUSH IT....... it's the only way

     Because to have PEACE OF MIND you have to take your negative thoughts and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN. 

     Our minds have an endless stream of THOUGHTS running through our mind trying to grab our attention. 

     If it evokes a negative feeling then at a quick glance JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind don't keep it fresh on your mind. 

     Remember that if you want PEACE OF MIND you have to take the NEGATIVITE THOUGHTS and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN. 

Friday, June 3, 2022

As long as you know that is all that matters

   As long as you like it then do it because it doesn't matter if anyone else likes it.

  As long as you know that it is the best thing for you to do, then do it. It doesn't matter whether anyone else thinks that it's not what you should do.

  If it makes you HAPPY then do it. 

  You know you best and you know what is best for YOU. 

  Just because it works for someone else doesn't mean that it will work for you. 

  Just because they don't think it will work doesn't mean that it won't work for you.

  Since you alone pay the consequences for every choice you make, then you alone should make every decision.

  At the end of the day as long as you are proud of yourself that is all that matters.   

  We all have our OWN OPINIONS but the only OPINION that counts is YOURS!

  To be the BEST YOU that YOU can be takes being YOU.

  



Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Putting it off VS It can wait

   You can't put everything off until TOMORROW because TOMORROW you may have other things you want to do.

  So if you can do it TODAY then JUST DO IT and TOMORROW you will be free to do something else.

  Even though you shouldn't put it off until TOMORROW, if you just can't do it TODAY it is OKAY to put it off until TOMORROW.

  There are just some days when there are not enough hours in a day to get everything done.

  Whether it is because you have too many things planned or if it is because it will take longer than you expected, that's okay. 

  If it's because you just absolutely don't feel like doing it, that too is okay.

  Not everything goes exactly how you planned them to go, that's just LIFE.

  But regardless how things go or at what speeds things go, you have to ENJOY LIFE while you are living it.

  Don't schedule yourself more than you can do nor judge yourself so harshly when things don't work out exactly how they are scheduled to be done.

  Do what you can do and accept that no one can do everything everytime, that's just LIFE.

  As long as you have done the best that you can do be proud that you did the best that you could do.

  Because at the end of the day all that matters is that you are proud of what you have done. 


  

Monday, May 30, 2022

Happy Memorial Day Everyone

  Memorial Day is a time to remember those that are no longer with us.

  To our Veterans who sacrificed everything so that All of us are free, I Thank You.

  To my family and friends who have passed away, I miss you dearly.

  As we gather to celebrate Memorial Day let us enjoy spending time together as we remember all those who have passed away. 

  ALL we have is the time we have which is why we need to make the most of the time we have with those we Love. 

  Happy Memorial Day Everyone. 


  

Friday, May 27, 2022

You have to pick and choose your battles.

   Everywhere you look these days there are hurdles in every direction.

   You will have to pick and choose which hurdles that are worth your effort to cross them.

   Once it may have been a battle worth fighting for but things change so quickly that you have to keep re-evaluating whether it is still necessary.

   There will be some battles that you just can't win so don't waste your time and energy fighting them.

  You don't have to win every battle to win the war.

   If it doesn't make a difference in the overall "big picture" of your Life then save your time and energy to make all the small positive differences that you can.

   At times it may seem like you are moving two steps forward and then you fall one step backwards.

  But even if that is true you are still one step closer to where you want to go.

    If it's worth fighting for, then fight for it.

   

  

   

Wednesday, May 25, 2022

School should be a safe place for our children!

   It's time we start focusing on our children and do everything and anything we have to do to keep them safe.

   We need to promote community unity and work together so our community is safe.

   We need to use our money on things that make our children safe not waste millions on things like how fast ketchup comes out of the bottle

  We need to spread HUMANITY to replace the INSANITY we see in SOCIETY.

  We need to make school a place where children feel safe.

  We need to make school a place where kids are not bullied.

  We need to be kind to one another. 

  We need to reach out when someone needs help and give them a helping hand.

  We need to get together and figure out how to prevent these tragedies from ever happening.

  Together we can if united we stand together to make our schools safe. 

  

  

  


Monday, May 23, 2022

Do you appreciate what you do have?

   It may not be everything that you wanted but you should APPRECIATE that you have everything that you need. 

  It may be aggravating that you have to repair your roof but be THANKFUL that you have a house to fix because some people don't have a home. 

  With the high price of food these days you may have to substitute an ingredient to be able to afford it. But you still are LUCKY because there are some people who can't afford to eat.

  You may face some challenges today but you should be THANKFUL that you woke up this morning to face them. 

  You may have to ADJUST as you go through it but you got to be THANKFUL that you were able to ADJUST so you could keep moving forward and work through it.

  Not everyone has your best interest at heart so even though it may hurt to Walk away from them you have to be THANKFUL that you can get away from them so they can't hurt you anymore.

  Sometimes even though it may be painful it may take a TORNADO in your personal life to get you where you are meant to be. 

  When you APPRECIATE what you do have you won't miss what you thought you needed.

  As long as you and those you love are healthy, that is a reason to be THANKFUL. 

Friday, May 20, 2022

To know you got to think about it

   There is nothing wrong with being spontaneous but you have to take the time to THINK about it to make sure that it is not dangerous.

   You don't need to overthink about it but you have to stop and THINK about it to make sure you should do it.

   You have to THINK about it before you REACT to it. 

   You have to THINK about what your reaction will bring. 

   Remember that it is not the circumstances that you face that determines the outcome but how you REACT to it.

   If you see trouble coming THEN get out of the way.

   No matter how bad you want something, it doesn't mean that you will get it or that it is good for you.

   If you know that you should walk away then no need to THINK about it anymore just start walking. 

  It is what it is and ignoring it doesn't change it.

  If it is something important to you then THINK about it so you know exactly what you need to do whether it is something you want to do or not. JUST DO IT. 

   

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Just Do It so there is no would've, could've or should've later

   You will have no regrets if you know that you did everything that you could do.

   You won't have to say would've, could've or should've if you did everything that you could.

   You will not be successful at everything that you try to do. But at least you will be proud that you tried to do it. 

   You won't know what is actually possible unless you try everything that you could possibly do to find out.

   You can only do what you can do.

    So as long as you did the best that you could do then you can be proud of yourself no matter what the outcome is. 

   You don't regret the things that you tried but failed at it. But you will regret the things that you failed because you never even tried to do. 

   

   

   

   

Monday, May 16, 2022

You made it through it !

 When you doubt that you can do it, remember what you have already done. 

  When you doubt that you can do it, just remember how far you have already came. 

  When you doubt that you can do it, remember the ANT AND THE RUBBER TREE PLANT.

 When you doubt that you can do it, be like the little engine who could. 

  When you doubt that you can do it, JUST FLUSH AWAY YOUR DOUBTS, it's the only way to get 'r done.

  JUST FLUSH IT......FLUSH AWAY YOUR DOUBTS.

  You can do it, Yes you can!

  

Friday, May 13, 2022

What are you waiting for?

   You can't wait to enjoy only the "BIG THINGS" in life, because they are few and far between.

   If you want to ENJOY LIFE you have to ENJOY IT while you are living it.

   The "LITTLE THINGS" in life are the MOST IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE.

  If you want to be happy you have to ENJOY the "LITTLE THINGS" that makes you happy.

  It may be that you ENJOY taking a walk around your neighborhood.  

   Well take more walks to ENJOY yourself more and you will be HAPPIER. 

  If painting makes you HAPPY then you should paint more. 

  Anything that makes you FEEL HAPPY is exactly what you need to do more often to be HAPPIER. 

  Also remember that if it makes you HAPPY then it doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about what you are doing.

  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.

  

Wednesday, May 11, 2022

You Saw it but did you see it really?

   We form an opinion based on what we see. But we can only see what we see.

   When you can only see what someone wants you to see then you only see what you see.

   What you look for determines what you will find. It could be right in front of you but you weren't looking for it so you couldn't see it.

   If you only focus on fifty percent of something then there is fifty percent that you won't see.

  Ten people could all see the same thing yet they all could see ten different things. 

   If you are only looking for things that are green then if it isn't Green then you won't see it.

   If you have a narrow point of view then you need to be open minded so you can see what is in front of you.

   If you want to know all that you can then you have to learn everything that you can. 

   Keep your eyes wide open so you see everything that you can possibly see. 

  Just because you don't see it doesn't mean it doesn't exist. 

Monday, May 9, 2022

They are not expecting you to have the answer they need they just hope you will take the time to listen to them

   Of course you don't expect everyone or anyone to have all the answers to your questions. 

  Heck some questions there just are no answers for, not even on Google.

  You taking the time to listen to them is helping them.

  Just by listening to what they say to you allows them to see things a little more clearly so they can figure out the best answer for themselves.

  In this fast paced world we live in we don't stop long enough to SMELL THE ROSES and listen to each other.

  When someone falls we tend to say we had no idea that there was anything they were struggling with. 

  Did you take the time to sit and listen to them so they could tell you about it?

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it?


  

  

  

Friday, May 6, 2022

We need the rain so we have to be happy even when we get wet

  It's going to rain which means there is a chance you could get wet.

   Good thing you don't melt when you get wet like the Wicked Witch in the movie Wizard of Oz.

  You know we need the rain so we need to be grateful when it rains. 

  The change in the Seasons is a necessary part of a healthy Eco system. Whether it is Land, Sea or Air there is a reason why we need the different Seasons. 

  On your own Life's Journey there are different Seasons that are a necessary part of Life.

  Life is full of changes and seasons and you will have to ADJUST AS YOU GO.

  You may not like change but things are always changing so you have to ADJUST AS YOU GO.

  You can't get too comfortable in life because life is always changing.

  Just like the weather outside changes you have to ADJUST and dress accordingly for the season. 

  When you are on the ROLLERCOASTER of LIFE you have to ENJOY THE RIDE. 

  There will be ups and downs as well as Twists and Turns.

  There will be times when you will have to twist like a pretzel but just ADJUST so you can ENJOY life while you are living it, PERIOD.

   

Wednesday, May 4, 2022

Do you realize how people can feel your anger without you saying a single word?

   Have you ever walked into a room and felt tension in the air?

  Have you ever knew by the look on someone's face that they were full of anger inside?

  Have you ever felt like someone was about to spew anger all over you just by the aura that surrounded them?

  Have you ever decided to leave without doing what you came for just because you felt uncomfortable there?

  When you are full of anger inside it seeps out of you and onto others without you saying or doing anything. 

  Next time you are angry go look in the mirror to see what other people see. 

  When you are angry and someone walks up to you notice how their demeanor changes as your anger is all around in the air. 

   When someone is filled with Joy don't let your anger ZAP the JOY out of them. 

  At the doctor's office today the ANGER of the receptionist was making patients sicker when they were coming to see the doctor to get better. 

   You shouldn't SPREAD the flu because it would make others sick and you shouldn't SPREAD your ANGER because it too makes people sick. 

  Take what has angered you and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND before it makes you or anyone else sick.

  

Monday, May 2, 2022

Keep your options open

   You need OPTIONS if you want to have a CHOICE. 

   You may not see the importance now but if you keep the OPTION open then it will still be an OPTION if you change your opinion about it later. 

   When you have such a narrow view you won't see it even though it is right in front of you. 

   When you are closed minded then you close the door to any chance of you seeing what lies behind the closed doors. 

   If you want to be free to have your own OPINION then you have to let others have the right to have their own OPINION. 

   Keep your mind WIDE OPEN to allow your CHOICES to be a WIDE VARIETY of OPTIONS TO CHOOSE from. 

  If opportunity comes knocking you have to OPEN THE DOOR to see if it is a good opportunity or if you should close it. 

  If you want to have OPTIONS then keep all your OPTIONS open so you will have OPTIONS.

  

Friday, April 29, 2022

They don't even remember it so JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND

   Just because you remember it doesn't mean anyone else remembers it.

  You have let it weigh heavy on your MIND since the moment it happened yet the person who hurt you doesn't even remember it.

  You let the thought of it hold you back yet the person who hurt you forgot about the second they did it. 

  This is why FORGIVENESS you do for yourself not for the other person.

  They don't care if you forgive them. They don't care or even remember what they did to hurt you.

 Don't let negative thoughts clog you up. JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND. 

  Remember FORGIVENESS you do for yourself. 

  If you want PEACE OF MIND you have to take the negative thoughts and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN. 

  Peace of mind is just a FLUSH away. All you got to do is JUST FLUSH IT!

  

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

You choose so choose wisely

   It's up to you what you will choose to eat, so eat what you like.

   It's up to you whether you will be happy or not, so choose to be happy.

   It's up to you to choose whether you will be honest or not so people will know if you are honest or not. 

  It's your choice and remember that choosing to do nothing is still a choice you make. 

  It's always better to choose to be safe than sorry.

  It's true you reap what you sow so choose wisely because you will pay the consequences for every choice that you make. 

  It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks about the choice you make. 

   Because at the end of the day all that matters is are you proud of yourself for the choices you made that day. 

  The choice should be made by you alone because you alone are the one who has to live with the consequences for the choices you make.

  It is your choice so choose wisely.

Monday, April 25, 2022

Being the best you can be takes doing the best that you can

   Just because it doesn't turn out the same as others doesn't mean you didn't do your best.

  Just because things don't work out as you had planned doesn't mean you didn't do your best.

  Just because not everyone agrees with your decisions doesn't mean that you didn't make the best decision for you.

  Just because you do it differently than others doesn't mean that you didn't do it right.

  Just because other people are doing it doesn't mean that it is the right thing for you to do.

  Just because you don't want to do it is the only reason you need to not do it. 

  Just because you want to do it is why you should do it.

  Just do the best that you can and you will be the best you can be.

  To enjoy LIFE all you have to do is to do what you ENJOY and don't worry about what other people say. 

   

Friday, April 22, 2022

Are you being honest with yourself?

   If you don't see it does that mean it isn't there?

   If you don't believe it does that mean it isn't true?

   If you can't imagine it does that mean it can't exist?

   If you don't try to do it, does that mean it can't be done?

   If you don't look for it, then you have no chance of finding it.

   If you want to know if you can do it, the only way you can is if you try to do it.

   What you see depends on what you are looking for. 

  If you want to make an educated decision then you have to get the facts. 

  If you don't admit you made a mistake then you won't learn from your mistakes. 

  If you aren't honest with yourself then the truth can't set you free. 

  If you don't admit that things need to change then nothing will change. 

   

   

   

Wednesday, April 20, 2022

If you don't expect it then you won't miss it

   When you lend someone a helping hand it is to help them not think that now they owe you for helping them. 

   You helped to help them not help yourself, because that would be considered taking advantage of someone when they needed help. 

  When you don't expect anything from them then you won't be upset when you don't get anything because you didn't expect anything.

  It is what it is and it ain't what it ain't. 

  Do what you want to do because you want to do it. 

  Don't pretend you are helping someone if in reality you do it so they will help you later because you helped them. 

  A helping hand purely to help them. 

Monday, April 18, 2022

Did you know that OVERTHINKING things is dangerous to your overall well being?

   The STRESS you endure while you OVERTHINK what could happen, does DAMAGE no matter what actually happens.

   WORRYING about something that may not even happen, does DAMAGE whether it happens or not.

  Your THOUGHTS are the REALITY that you live whether it is the true REALITY or not. 

  OVERTHINKING things creates problems for you that NEVER EXISTED. 

  The DAMAGE to you physically and mentally will be done and it can't be undone. What is done is done.

  The second you start STRESSING,WORRYING AND OVERTHINKING what COULD HAPPEN just STOP and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND before any DAMAGE can be done. 

  If it is not a Life or death situation don't make it one by worrying yourself to death. 

  


Friday, April 15, 2022

A giggle AWAY from being happy

   You may be dealing with a season in your life that may be hard but remember that eventually the season will change.

   You may have a few days of storms but eventually the rain will stop.

  You may have an unexpected hurdle on your life's journey but once you get passed that hurdle you will be back on track. 

  There will be UPS and DOWNS as you go through life but as long as you stay on track you will get where you want to be. 

  Life is hard at times but you have to be thankful that you are alive to face the challenges that you encounter on your life's journey.

  You will make mistakes along your journey. You can blame it on the moon but if you don't admit that you made a mistake you won't learn from your mistakes. 

  Don't let your ANGER and DISAPPOINTMENT in Life weigh so heavy on your mind that it keeps you down. 

  Don't miss out on the joys in Life because you are too angry to be happy. 

  You are one little GIGGLE AWAY from being HAPPY.

  IF YOU WANT TO ENJOY LIFE WHILE YOU ARE LIVING IT, you have to take the painful experiences from your past and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO you can. 

  When was the last time you had a good belly laugh? You are a GIGGLE AWAY from having a good day. 

  Don't let one bad apple spoil the whole fruit salad just take out the bad apple and enjoy your fruit salad. 

  

  

Wednesday, April 13, 2022

You don't have to be psychic to see a Bright future for yourself

   If you don't see yourself doing it in the future, will you work your way towards doing it in your future?

  If you don't believe that you can do it, will you even try to do it?

  If you don't take care of your own needs, will you be able to help anyone else?

  If you don't look for it, you definitely won't find it?

  If you doubt that you will be successful, then I doubt that you will because you won't even try.

  If you don't have dreams, then your dream can't come true because you don't have any.

 There is no way of knowing what our future holds but your future depends on what your thoughts are today.

  If you can see yourself being successful in the future, then you will see what you need to do to be successful in the future. 

  Your thoughts about yourself is what shapes who you are. 

  

Monday, April 11, 2022

If you are not flexible you will break

   Things don't always happen the way you want them to, that's just LIFE.

  You can't get too comfortable in life because things are always changing, that's just LIFE.

  If you expect things to be a certain way then you can expect disappointment because nothing goes exactly as planned, that's just LIFE.

  If you are flexible then you can easily deal with the changes in your plans because you can adjust to whatever comes your way.

  As you are navigating on your life's journey there will be twists and turns that you may have to bend like a pretzel to get through them, that's just LIFE.

  If you are not flexible you will find yourself having a breakdown. You have to be willing to ADJUST as you go.

  Remember that things don't always go as you had planned, that's just LIFE.  So be flexible so you won't breakdown and you can keep moving forward.

  

Friday, April 8, 2022

There are many positive people but the negative people are so talked about you don't hear about them

   The news is full of stories about all the negative things that happened in the last twenty four hours.

  Social media is full of WORDS of negativity that is said just because the negative people have nothing but negative things to say.

  But there are more people that are positive but their stories don't make it on the news.

  There are many people on social media who have positive things to say but they get busy and don't take the time to pass it on.

   To see positivity more we need to pass on positivity more.

  If you want to make a positive difference in the world you have to pass on positivity so it can SPREAD.

  It's true you reap what you sow.

  It's true that the loudest voice is the only one that gets heard which is why we have to loudly talk about things that are positive. 

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it?

  A random act of kindness can make a positive difference but only if you do something positive or say something positive will it make a positive difference to anyone.

  Take the time to pass on positivity so it can affect others in a positive way. PASS IT ON!! 

  

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Getting help is like finding a needle in a haystack

   You may need help but you must realize that finding help sometimes is like finding a needle in a haystack. 

  And that sometimes it is simply harder than you could have imagined. Especially when you have so many haystacks to search.

  I have been searching for help with something for nearly thirteen years.

  But I will never give up. I will never quit trying. But I know that it doesn't mean that I am guaranteed to succeed. 

  Luckily the truth is that even if I don't succeed it doesn't mean that I failed.

  You see as long as you don't give up, it isn't over so you could not have failed. 

  Although I have to admit that I am frustrated at times that there are things that people seem to be able to do that I just can not do. 

  Instead of beating myself up for what I can not do I just have to ACCEPT that I can not do it that way.

  Because as we know you can either be your biggest cheerleader or your worst enemy. 

  So CHEERS to me as I continue looking for that needle in a haystack.

  Your THOUGHTS about anything will determine how you see things.

  And how you see things will determine how you will REACT.

  And how you REACT will determine the OUTCOME. 

  If you don't believe that you can then you won't because you will quit trying. 

  So remember as long as you keep trying you have a chance so never stop trying.

  Which is why I will not quit trying to find my needle in the haystack that I call Mr GARY. Wish me luck 💜🖐️



Monday, April 4, 2022

You don't have to do anything because KARMA IS KARMA

   You have every right to be disappointed in what they have done, it's human nature.

  You have every right to be angry that they did it, that is human nature.

  You just have to not let what they did make you REGRET how you REACTED to what they have done. 

  It is not the circumstances that you have to face that will determine the OUTCOME it is how you REACT to the circumstances that you must face.

 Just keep in mind that KARMA IS KARMA and eventually it will bite them. 

  When you have to walk away from someone because they are NEGATIVE it's a POSITIVE thing.

  Remember that they are who they are and you can't CHANGE WHO they are. But you need to GET AWAY from them before they CHANGE WHO YOU ARE, PERIOD.

  It may be hard to walk away from them. But because misery loves company you have to so they can't drag you down with them. 

   Don't hurt yourself trying to pay them back for what they have done, just do the right thing and let KARMA take care of them.

Friday, April 1, 2022

Be thankful you are ALIVE

   Just WAKING UP is a reason to smile and be thankful that you woke up. 

   You may have to face challenges but be thankful that you are ALIVE to face them. 

  You may not have everything you ever wanted but be THANKFUL that you have what you need.

  Don't be angry if you have to replace your roof just be THANKFUL that you have a house, because not everyone does.

  Don't get angry if you have to repair your car just be THANKFUL that you have a car because some people don't. 

  Be THANKFUL for what you do have instead of being ANGRY about what you don't have. 

  Don't get angry that your glass is half full just be THANKFUL that you have something to drink.

  You could die of THIRST surrounded by water if you don't take a drink.

  

  

Wednesday, March 30, 2022

Do it while you can....

   There are things we want to do but for one reason or another we just can't do it at that very moment. So we make a BUCKET LIST of things we want to do. 

  Just keep in mind that there are TIME LIMITS on when we can actually do them. 

  You need to separate your BUCKET LIST into different list. Because there are FACTORS that determine what TIME FRAME they need to be done if you are going to be able to do them.

  Make a list of "it takes years to do" so you have an age limit when you have to do it. 

  Then of course there is some things you have to do when you are still young and healthy enough to do them at all. 

  You can't put everything off until TOMORROW because you might miss your OPPORTUNITY to be able to do them. 

  Don't make a BUCKET LIST and ignore it or it will simply be a GARBAGE CAN of things you meant to do but you waited too long to be able to do them. 

  Do what you can when you can NOT wait until you CAN'T DO THEM.  


Monday, March 28, 2022

Just agree to disagree

  We all have our own opinion. 

  We all like what we like.

  We are all unique individuals.

  We all have our own way of doing things.

  In order for us all to be who we want to be we have to respect the rights of others to be who they want to be. 

  You do you and let them do them, period. 

  You don't have to like what they do, you just have to respect their right to do what they want to do. 

  You be you and let them be whoever they want to be. 

  No one can be comfortable in the skin they are in unless they are comfortable with what they do in the skin they are in. 

  

Friday, March 25, 2022

You can't move a mountain so go around it

   You can't just move a mountain. So don't waste your energy trying. Just go around it.

  You can't control what other people do so don't waste your time trying. 

  If you know it is something that you need to get done then stop wasting your time waiting for someone else to do it.

  If you find yourself at a dead end don't waste your time standing there complaining, turn around and go a different way.

  If there is a curve in the road you can't just go straight if you want to stay on your path.

  Don't waste your time and energy complaining about what you can't do, just use your time and energy to do whatever you can.

  All we have is the time we have so don't waste it complaining about "a mountain" just go around it.

  

Wednesday, March 23, 2022

How did they do that?

   When I let my dogs out this morning they started barking at the edge of our fence but I didn't see anything. 

  I had a hard time getting them to stop barking and come back inside.

  The next time I let them out they ran straight to the edge of our fence and started barking and prancing.

  Again I looked but I didn't see anything. No dog, no cat, nothing. There was nothing there for them to be barking at.

  Again I had a hard time getting them to stop barking and come back inside.

  Then the next time I let them out they barked and pranced louder. Before I knew it they were digging in the dirt as if they were digging up burtied treasure.

  They wouldn't stop digging.no matter how much I yelled at them. 

  By the time I got up to them they had unburied a large turtle, that they were then fighting each other for.

  What was a turtle doing buried in My yard?

  Did you know that turtles dig underground?

  Somehow my dogs could sense that something was suddenly underground in our yard. They sure couldn't see it but they knew.

  I managed to get the turtle safely away from the dogs and release it in the wilderness where it would be safe.

  I would have never have guessed that a turtle would be digging a tunnel underground in my yard. Nature's wonders are amazing to see.

  Nor that my dogs would know if there was any animals living underground. 

How did my dogs know? And how did a turtle have the strength to move all that dirt as they made a tunnel underground?

 

  

Monday, March 21, 2022

The wall of rain that separates us

   Have you ever saw it be pouring rain in your neighbors yard yet it wasn't raining at all at your house?

  We had heard on the news for a couple of days that the rain was going to be here.

  It's always nice to be able to know what day it is going to rain so you can make plans to do your errands on any day but that one.

  As I sat on my porch I could see the dark clouds off in the distance rolling in straight towards our street.  

  I could see my neighbors across the street were also sitting out watching the storm head towards our houses.

  Their was no thunder or lighting so it felt nice just sitting outside enjoying the breeze that was blowing in ahead of the storm. 

   It didn't take long before you could here the rain was now just feet away.

  I saw it start pouring rain in your yard and I knew i it wouldn't take but a second before it would be pouring rain in my yard too.

  Then as I waited it STOPPED in a straight line right down the center halfway between us. 

  There was. LITERAL a WALL OF RAIN separating us. I had never seen a Wall of rain.

  Of course logically I knew it rained in some areas but not others. But to see a WALL OF RAIN. It was awesome to see.

  I had never seen one in my life and I may never see it again, but I am glad I got to see it.

  The wanders of nature are breathtaking.  

Friday, March 18, 2022

Don't forget that KINDNESS shows how awesome you are

   Being KIND to everyone you meet shows what a KIND person you are. 

    Just because you are a KIND person doesn't make you weak. It makes you a compassionate Human being.

   The notion that it makes you weak is what has been taught generation after generation. 

  That is the reason why so many people are so mean and they spew anger and hate onto others because it has been passed down generation after generation.

  Which is why we need to pass on love, compassion and kindness to everyone we meet to STOP the cruel mean angry seeds being spewed onto others.

  Plant seeds of HUMANITY and KINDNESS everywhere you go so it can SPREAD and replace the INSANITY we see in society. 

  The WORLD won't get better on it's own we all must do our part. 

  Be kind to everyone you meet because you have no idea what they may be facing.

    You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can anyone FEEL it?

  

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Enjoy the breeze to help you breeze through the stormy times

 There are many times throughout your life when you will face tough situations, that's JUST LIFE.

   LUCKILY there are far more times when you have happy times. 

  When you are facing a tough situation keep in mind that there will be bumps along your journey, that's just life. 

  Life is a rollercoaster full of ups and downs as well as twists and turns, that's just LIFE.

   You can't get too comfortable in life because life is always changing. Change is uncomfortable but you have to accept the things you can not change, that's just life.

   You will have to keep adjusting as you go through life, that's just life. 

   The changes that covid-19 will have on us, is not yet known. 

  One thing is for sure is that things will never be the same.

  You have to be flexible to adapt to the changes, that's just LIFE.

  It is also the PERFECT TIME to make some POSITIVE changes to things we know should have been changed a long time ago.

  

   

Monday, March 14, 2022

One two how are you?

   You may live too far away to visit them in person but you can call them and spend time catching up with them.

  You may not have time to go visit them in person but you can call them and say hello.

   You may not get to hang out with them as much as you would like to but when you do get together, treasure every moment you have with them.

  Because there is no guarantee that Tomorrow will come TODAY it is important to create memories with those that you love.

  You may have a lot of LOVE in your heart but can they feel it? 

   Take the time to let them know how much you love them. 

  All we have is the time we have so make every second count.

  

  

Friday, March 11, 2022

What is the reason for the change in seasons?

   It's more obvious to know when the seasons are going to change and to expect the weather outside will change with each season.

   It is a little harder to know when the changes are coming so you can prepare for the changes in the seasons in your personal journey. They come and go at random times.

  There is obvious reasons why environmentally it is necessary for the change of seasons is to maintain a healthy environment.

  But in your personal life you could feel happy and comfortable and not see any reason for anything to change. 

  Like they say; you can't get too comfortable in your life because things are changing all the time. Therefore you have to change to adjust to what is changing.

  There is not always a rhyme or reason why your personal Life changes are even necessary, it's just life.

  And some things in Life there are just no answer for, not even on Google.

  Just because you don't understand why doesn't mean anything. Because like it or not you have to figure how to ADJUST to the changes.

  Just like you have to ADJUST according to the weather outside you have to also ADJUST according to what your Life's Journey is.

  Sometimes it takes a TORNADO in your personal Life to get you where you NEED to be.

  

  

Wednesday, March 9, 2022

Finally we can get out so enjoy yourself whenever you are out

   After two years of being cooped up in quarantine we are finally able to go out and enjoy the things we want to do.

  It's not as busy where you go as it used to be. As people slowly get comfortable with going out again.

  That actually makes going out more relaxing as there are no lines no waiting. 

  The workers are more excited to be at work making steady incomes again. Which makes them more pleasant and that makes your outing more enjoyable.

  There are many things that you learned to enjoy while in quarantine that we will keep doing to keep enjoying it.

  Even enjoying a lot more time at home instead of always going at such a fast pace wearing yourself ragged.

  There are certain homemade meals they were forced to cook because restraunts we're closed. And COVID-19 was spreading everywhere. 

  They will look forward to and continue to cook the family favorite homemade meals that they will all sit down together at home and eating.

  That is one thing that the pandemic brought us is to ENJOY homemade dinners with your family. 

  There are certain TV shows that we watched out of boredom during quarantine, that we now look forward to watching again and again. 

  Getting back to enjoying yourself at home with your family is one GOOD thing that came out of the quarantine. 

  

Monday, March 7, 2022

They might not be listening but they are watching

    If all you do is talk about what you could do, then it's all talk.

   They may not stop and listen to your advice but they will see what you have done.

   They may not see the possibilities but when they see what you have done they will see what is possible.

   If you want to teach them then show them how it is done.

   You can have a great plan but you have to do what you had planned to do to know if your plan really works.

  If all we do is talk about what needs to be done, nothing will get done.

  If we want things to change we have to change the way we do things. 

  Remember choosing to do nothing is still a choice you make.

  Don't just talk about it, JUST DO IT.

  Your ACTIONS speak louder than WORDS.

  

   


Friday, March 4, 2022

Look ahead to see where you are going.

   You can't be absolutely certain about what lies ahead on your life's journey.

  You have to keep looking ahead as you navigate through your life's journey so you can stay on the right track.

  It's the same as when you are driving your car down a road. You know you have to just focus on the road ahead to drive safely. 

  You sure can't drive your car safely while you are looking in your rearview mirror.

  It's the same as only focusing on your past as you go through your life's journey.

  Keep your eyes wide open as you focus on where you are going and you will stay on track.

  What is done is done. Knowing what is coming let's you know what you need to do to get where you want to be.

  Keep your eyes on the road ahead.

  

Wednesday, March 2, 2022

Well you can't help but feel human when you connect with them on a human level.

  It didn't seem like everyone around us was even HUMAN at times.

  There were wrong doings that were going on right in front of them yet they were able to just ignore them and hurry past them.

  Although the news lately was hard to witness, you couldn't help but see it or hear about it.

  It was on every television station, on every radio station, on every social media outlets and everyone around you are talking about it.

 So it was impossible for anyone to ignore it. It makes the HUMAN side of all of us come up front and center causing each of us to react to the tragedy going on in the world.

  Not being able to ignore it has made us all connect with our HUMAN SIDE.

  And HUMANITY SHINES bright all over the WORLD.

  Through tragedies LOVE, COMPASSION AND HUMANITY GROWS.

  It's painful to witness it and not be able to prevent it from happening. 

  HUMANITY UNITES us and UNITED THE WORLD will prevail. 

  No matter what country you are from we are all HUMAN. WELL...all but a handful of people. 

  Spread HUMANITY  and it will spread TO REPLACE THE INSANITY WE ARE SEEING. 

  HUMANITY UNITES us and we all will STAND UNITED. 

  

  

  

Monday, February 28, 2022

It takes effort to create

  If you want a good relationship with someone you have to make an effort to spend time with them.

  If you want to spend time together you have to take the time to get together with them.

  If you want to create memories with them you have to get together to create memories with them.

  If you wish you spent more time with them, then you have to make the effort to get together more often with them.

  In this fast paced World we live in we don't take the time or effort to STOP and SMELL THE ROSES.

  We run around so fast that we lose focus on the most important things in life.

  We take for granted that we will have time to enjoy them later. 

  You can't enjoy your children while they are young if you wait until they are grown. They are only young once.

  There is no guarantee that Tomorrow will come for you or someone you love so spend time with them today. 

  To achieve your goals you will have to put in the work to reach your goals.

  You could die of thirst surrounded by water if you don't take a drink.

  If you want it you will have to put in the effort it will take to have it. 

  

  

  

  

Friday, February 25, 2022

How can a "mole hill" hold you back?

 There will always be "bumps" along the way on your life's journey, that is just life. 

 Nothing is perfect so there will be imperfections that you will have to deal with, that is just life.

  There is no denying that some people have a much "easier" life than others. But that doesn't mean that therefore they don't have to endure any hardships.

  Because EVERYONE does, that is just life.

  Have you heard the old saying "Don't make a mountain out of a mole hill?"

  Remember that anyone can make a mountain out of a mole hill if they keep ADDING DIRT.

 Which means don't make a negative situation  worse by letting negative thoughts that you add turn it into a MOUNTAIN to big to climb.

  Keep in mind that your thoughts are the reality that you live whether it is actually real or not.

  If you dwell on the fact that you have a."mole hill" there will be an avalanche of "NEGATIVE DIRT" that will turn it into a MOUNTAIN. 

Like the church sign I saw said "It's okay to sit on your pitty-potty every now and again just be sure and FLUSH when you are done."

 Because if you don't accept it for what it is and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind it will turn a simple "mole hill" problem into something impossible to fix. 

  So step over the "mole hill" and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND so you can keep moving forward.

  

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

What a difference a day can make.

  Life is like a ROLLERCOASTER. 

  There will be UPS and DOWNS on your LIFE'S JOURNEY.   

  There will be TWIST and TURNS along the way.

  There will be FUN DAYS as well as NOT SO PLEASANT DAYS.

  You will experience TOUGH times and you will experience EASY times.

  You will make the RIGHT CHOICES sometimes but keep in mind that no one is perfect. So you will also make MISTAKES on your LIFE'S JOURNEY.

 Sometimes you may feel OVERWHELMED and not be able to see a chance there could be a positive outcome. Yet in just twenty four hours everything works out just fine.

  Keep in mind that it is not the circumstances that you face that determine the OUTCOME. 

  How you REACT to the circumstances that you face will determine whether there wil be a GOOD OUTCOME or a BAD OUTCOME.

  So the next time you feel like you have no chance of a positive outcome, STOP making yourself  sick thinking that way.

  Just relax and remember that in JUST twenty four hours everything could feel totally differently. 

  That is ONLY if you DON'T REACT in such a way that ALTERS any POSITIVE OUTCOME that would have happened if you would have just WAITED.

   How you LOOK at things determines what you SEE.

  What you LOOK for is what you will FIND. 

  Your OUTLOOK will determine your OUTCOME. 

  SEEK and you shall FIND.

  Just remember that in TWENTY FOUR HOURS everything could be totally DIFFERENT. 

   

  


  

  




  

Monday, February 21, 2022

Once you become aware of it you begin to see it everywhere.

 Have you ever started liking something that you thought you were seeing for the first time only to then start noticing that it is actually everywhere?

  Until someone I know got an orange color car I had never seen one before. Then suddenly I noticed that there were several in my hometown. 

  Once someone I knew started wearing a bucket hat which I had not seen since I was a teenager. Suddenly everywhere I went I would see people wearing them.

  I thought a turquoise colored phone case was going to make my phone stand out because I had never seen one that color before. Then I started noticing that lots of people have that color.

  Until you look for it, it could be right in front of your face and you won't see it.

  Just because you didn't know about it and had seen it before, doesn't mean it doesn't exist.

  Try it sometime. Pick a specific color or style of an object that you think is rare. Then because it is on your mind you will suddenly realize that it is not as uncommon as you think it is. 

  What you see depends on what you are looking for. 

  

  

  

  

  

Friday, February 18, 2022

You know and that is all that matters.

   Trying to please everyone is impossible so don't waste your time and energy trying.

  Trying to explain why you feel the way you do to someone when they will never try to understand you is wasting your time and energy.

  If you keep changing to please others before you know it you won't even know who you really are.

  When you have to make an important decision make sure you decide based on your opinion not what anyone else's opinion is.

  Since you alone will have to live with the consequences for every decision you make then you alone should decide if it is the right decision for you.

  It doesn't matter if it makes sense to anyone else as long as it makes sense to you then that is all that matters. 

  If you want to be comfortable in the skin you are in you have to be comfortable with what you do in the skin you are in. 

  At the end of the day as long as you are proud of yourself for doing exactly what you thought you should do that is all that matters.

  There will be times when things don't work out like you had hoped that they would. But at the end of the day you will still be proud of yourself for doing what you thought was best for you.

  Let them do and be who they want to be and you just do you. 

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Let nature change your thoughts

   When your thoughts are weighing you down you got to distract yourself so you can forget about them.

  No matter where you are your imagination and creativity and even nature, can change your thoughts so you can feel the weight being lifted.

  When I was waiting for my car to get fixed I began to get stressed wandering how much the repair was going to cost. 

  Then within a few minutes I began to worry that while they worked on it they could find more that was wrong. 

  I tried to stop the avalanche of negative thoughts that was flooding in but sitting in their waiting room was keeping it fresh on my mind.

  I decided it was time to walk outside and let nature distract me so I could JUST FLUSH IT out of my mind. 

  The gentle wind that was blowing greeted me the moment I stepped out.

  Although I could hear the traffic because it was on a busy road, I could also hear a bird chirping in the trees that were at the edge of the property.

  I decided to walk closer to the trees to see what other nature was there to enjoy.

  It didn't take long to notice a variety of insects that lived just feet away from the busy street. 

  I am not sure how long I was outside enjoying nature but it was long enough because the next thing I know my car was fixed and ready.

  When you need to distract yourself from an avalanche of negative thoughts just go outside and let nature ease your mind. 

Monday, February 14, 2022

You can be HONEST with them without being brutally honest.

 If someone ask you to help them it is okay to say no. 

  An honest no doesn't hurt them but a dishonest yes does. Because if you say yes they won't keep looking to find what they need.

  But being honest with someone is totally different than being brutally honest.

  You can even tell someone that they are fired in a kind way. 

  You can tell someone the honest truth while treating them with compassion.

  You don't have to agree with anyone to be respectful and kind to them.

  Just treat everyone how you would like to be treated no matter what the situation is.

  It's not only in what you say, but how you say it matters too. 

  It's okay to fire someone because they are not a good fit for your company, just do it with kindness.

  In the end it's not about WHAT you do as much as it is about HOW you do it. 

  Shame on you if you feel good as you build yourself up by tearing someone down.

  Karma is real. 

   

Friday, February 11, 2022

If you only can do twenty percent of something then practice doing it so you become the best you can at it.

   Trying to force yourself to do something just because other people say you should, can be setting yourself up for failure.

  Just because you don't have the "tools" to do something doesn't mean you can't do it.

  The "tools" you do have, if used correctly, can get the job done. 

  It might not get it done to the "standards" that others felt it should have been done. But you can still accomplish getting it done.

  No one is good at everything. As long as you do what you can do, the best you can do it, you will get the job done.

 Then when it is done you can celebrate your "I told you so" moment because you got it done.

  Then just get busy finding and doing whatever it takes to accomplish anything else you want to accomplish.

  You can't say you can't because you can do it. You just will have to do it however you need to.

Wednesday, February 9, 2022

I know it will help people but it won't help anyone if they don't hear about it.

   There is no doubt in my mind that the powerful positive message behind JUST FLUSH IT would help people but it won't help anyone if they never hear about it.

  I need your help to spread the positive message so it can help people by letting them know how to take their painful experiences and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF THEIR MINDS SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN.

  The best gift you can give to your friends, your family, your neighbors and yourself is the gift to have PEACE OF MIND.

  And it won't cost you anything you can give it to them for free. Just tell them to visit my website and they can access twelve years worth of blogs to distract them long enough to relax. 

  When they need a break they can stop by anytime to relax and take in a deep breath of fresh oxygen. 

  And to make them laugh they can FLUSH the virtual toilet on my landing page. 

  And hearing the sound can give them a good belly laugh which is good for their MIND, BODY AND SOUL so they can JUST FLUSH IT from head to toe.

  When was the last time you had a good belly laugh?

  Peace on Earth is possible and it starts by bringing PEACE OF MIND to one person at a time. Pass it on!

    


  


Monday, February 7, 2022

How is your day going today?

 What was your favorite part of today?

  At the end of each day we tend to reflect on how our day went that day. 

  What parts of the day will you choose to remember is up to you.

  You can choose to remember all the positive things that you experienced and you can be thankful for them or...

   ...you can choose to focus on all the negative things.

  But at the end of the day the only difference between a Good day and a Bad day is what you choose to remember about it.

  Your thoughts are the reality you live in.

  Therefore choose to remember the positive things each day so the reality you live in is positive.

  To have a positive outcome you have to have a positive outlook. To have a positive outlook takes looking for the positive things.

  Take any negative thought and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind. 

  Because at the end of the day if you want PEACE OF MIND you have to JUST FLUSH IT SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN.




  





  



  

Friday, February 4, 2022

Beginning to see a lot of people realize that too many people have no compassion.

 Although the reasons that people are noticing the lack of HUMANITY in society are heartbreaking, it is an ULTIMATE BREAKTHROUGH for change. 

  We had gotten in the habit of ignoring bad behavior to the point where it has become acceptable.

  In the good old days you wanted to not only please your parents but you wanted to be proud of how you interacted with everyone in the neighborhood.

  They used to say a person is only as good as your WORD but nowadays they say you can't believe a WORD they say.

   If you don't stop bad behavior when it is happening to someone it will become acceptable behavior. 

  And if you ACCEPT it then you can EXPECT it to happen to you or someone you love. 

  If you wouldn't want it to happen to you or someone you love them don't let it happen to anyone. 

  Spread seeds of HUMANITY wherever you go so it can grow and replace the INSANITY we see in society.

  

  

Wednesday, February 2, 2022

Gary Vaynerchuk and Tony Robbins are both inspiring people but they spread their positive inspiring messages in different ways.

   There are many motivational speakers and each one of them can say the exact same message yet say it in totally different ways. 

  I spent a week watching the Ultimate Breakthrough Challenge with Tony Robbins. I had heard about Tony Robbins for decades but it was my first time attending his event. 

  I had been following and watching Gary Vaynerchuk for almost a year. And they certainly have way different ways of sharing their messages to others. 

  Both of these men are incredible people who have helped so many people and their legacy of making people's lives better will continue to occur long after they are alive.

  We all want to make the world a better place because of us but obviously we can only do that with those we come in contact with on a much smaller scale.

  But still we have a choice to make sure everyone we meet we leave a positive affect on their lives not just in that moment but to plant seeds of positivity that grows and lives inside them. 

  Your random act of kindness no matter how brief or how small can change their life in a positive way.

  Be kind to everyone you meet because you have no idea what a positive impact that will have on them forever.

  I hope by spreading the positive message behind JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN can help people. 

  The World won't get better on it's own we all must do our part.

  

  

  

Monday, January 31, 2022

You could have known them for years yet not know them.

   You may think you know what is best for someone but you don't know everything about them, so you have no idea what is best for them.

  You should learn more about someone not base your opinion solely on what you heard about them.

  You could have gone through the same challenge as someone else yet it affects each of you differently.

  You could be very close to someone for your entire lives yet not know how they feel about everything. 

  You base what you think would be best for them based on WHO YOU THINK THEY ARE or what you heard about them. But who they REALLY ARE is why you have no idea what is best for them.

  Don't let anyone decide what you will do because you and you alone will have to live with the consequences for everything you do.

   

   

Friday, January 28, 2022

Be yourself so you don't lose yourself.

   If you keep changing to please others before you know it you won't know who you really are.

   Just because other people are doing it doesn't make it right.

  If you wouldn't want it to happen to you then don't let it happen to anyone else.

   Your decisions should be made by only you because you alone will have to pay the consequences for what you do.

  If it doesn't feel like the right thing to do, then heed the warning and don't do it.

  You won't be comfortable in the skin you are in unless you are comfortable with what you do in the skin you are in.

  Do the right thing because it is the right thing to do. 

  

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

We don't all learn things the same way

 As I am scrolling through the endless internet to gather information I can get even more confused by all the different angles that I see.

  I can start off thinking I only need a certain fact to form an opinion.

  But then I end up more confused as I start going down all the different rabbit holes reading to gather information.

  The answer you get depends on which answer you believe. 

  It may seem like there is only one obvious answer but obviously it depends on who you ask.

  Ten people could see the same thing and see ten different things.

  Ten people could hear the same thing yet interpret what they heard differently.

  And each one of them can be right.

  What you see is what you see. It is your point of view.

  What they see is what they see. It is their point of view.

  It is a true fact that their point of view is based on what they see. If you don't see it that way then your point of view will in fact be different.

  The answer could be right in front of your face but you don't see it because you aren't looking for it. 

  If you don't like what you see then look at it from a different point of view.

  

Monday, January 24, 2022

How you look at it determines how you feel about it.

   Only if you look for a way for you to have a positive outcome, will you find a way to have a positive outcome.

   Only if you see that your glass is half full will you appreciate that your glass is half full.

   Only if you admit that you made a mistake can you learn from your mistakes.

   Only if you get up and get started will you accomplish anything.

   What you see is determined by how you look at it.

   How you feel about it is determined by what you see.

   You can't have a positive outcome if you don't have a positive outlook. And you can only have a positive outlook if you look for the positive until you see it.

  Look at it differently so you can see it differently. 

   Your point of view is based on HOW you choose to look at it.

  



Friday, January 21, 2022

Why would you Carry it on your journey?

   When you start your day each morning there will be a stream of thoughts that come flooding in.

   Write a list on paper. Because if you keep them on a MENTAL LIST you won't have ROOM in your MIND for new ideas to flourish.

  As you read your list keep in mind that if it is something that you have NO control over, then JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind.

  If it doesn't really matter, then JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind.

   If it is something you can quickly resolve then JUST DO IT, so you can cross it off your list and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind. 

  When you feel overwhelmed then TAKE A BREAK before you have a BREAKDOWN.

  If it is weighing HEAVY ON YOUR MIND then it is weighing you down. 

  Remember if you want to have PEACE OF MIND you have to JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN.

  Our minds have an ENDLESS stream of thoughts which requires you to JUST FLUSH IT as it comes.

 You can't stop it from popping up again but you can JUST FLUSH IT when it pops up again.

  PEACE OF MIND is just a FLUSH away but you have to JUST FLUSH IT so PEACE OF MIND has ROOM to get in.


  



Wednesday, January 19, 2022

A fact is not a fact if it is just a thought.

   Just because you think it is true doesn't mean it's a FACT, it's just a random thought.

  Just because someone tells you it is true doesn't mean that it is true, the FACT is it's just their opinion.

  Just because you did everything that you thought was necessary doesn't mean that you are guaranteed anything.

  The FACT is that no matter what you think it doesn't make it a FACT.

  A thought is merely an UNEDUCATED GUESS, PERIOD.

  Someone else's opinion is merely their opinion NOT A FACT.

  If it is IMPORTANT to you then it is IMPORTANT that you get all the FACTS.

  It is what it is not whatever you think it is. To make the best decision for yourself you have to get all the FACTS.


  

Monday, January 17, 2022

You can't focus on "THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME"

   Dreaming about "THE BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME" is different than Only FOCUSING on the "BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME."

  If you don't FOCUS on practicing what you need to do to have a GOOD OUTCOME, you won't get good ENOUGH at it to be able to even do it GOOD AT ALL.

  It may sound easy to do but until you try it, you won't know just how much work it will take to do it.

  Just FOCUS on how to do it so that you can practice doing it until you get good at doing it. 

  The only way to be "THE BEST" is to FOCUS on what you do so you can do YOUR BEST.

  You won't know until you try if it is even possible.

   But one thing is for sure. If you don't FOCUS and practice and do the best you can, it definitely WON'T bring you the "BEST POSSIBLE OUTCOME."

  

  


  

Friday, January 14, 2022

It's not HOME SWEET HOME but it's HOME

  What advice would you give someone you know when they are getting married?

  I like to be totally HONEST with them so they don't have unrealistic expectations. 

  Because the HONEST truth is that marriage takes work if it is going to last.

  And like the plaque on my wall says...So this isn't HOME SWEET HOME, ADJUST.

  You both have to be willing to compromise and meet in the middle. 

  That is the ONLY WAY that you both can stand strong together to withstand anything that may come your way.

  Any relationship whether it is with your spouse, your boss, your coworkers, your friends, your family, your neighbors or even your pet, requires some level of give and take.

  Every healthy and happy relationship takes UNIQUE people to make the necessary ADJUSTMENTS.

  

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

It doesn't help by the time you figure it out.

   By the time you understand what they meant they may not be around to share with them that you finally understand.

  It's not because you didn't listen to them about what they were experiencing. It's just some things you just can't fully understand until you experience it for yourself.

  Now that I am old I can't count the number of things I have experienced and have said now I understand what they were talking about.

  If there is anything that you can pass on that would help anyone, pass it on while you can. 

  But remember that there will be some things that fall on deaf ears because they won't understand it unless they experience it.

  And some things by the time you figure them out, things have changed so much that they don't work that way anymore. 

 You have to also keep in mind that what worked for someone else may not work for you, even if it still works.

  

Monday, January 10, 2022

You can't appreciate it if you don't acknowledge it

  You can't be thankful for it until you acknowledge it.

  You won't learn from your mistakes until you admit that you made a mistake.

  You won't know what you need if you don't know what you need.

  Nothing will be different unless you do something DIFFERENTLY.

  Knowing what you need to do to get something done only helps you if you get up and do what you need to do to get 'r done.

 You alone should decide what you will do because you alone will have to live with the consequences for what you do.

  You can blame it on the MOON but you are the only one you can blame for the choices you make.

  If it is up to you then JUST DO IT. Remember choosing to do nothing is still a choice you make.

  If you want PEACE OF MIND then JUST FLUSH IT so PEACE OF MIND has ROOM to get in.

 The circumstances you face doesn't determine the OUTCOME. It is how you REACT to the circumstances you face that will determine the OUTCOME.

  Your thoughts are the reality that you live.

  If you want to FLY like Peter Pan you have to think HAPPY THOUGHTS.



  

Friday, January 7, 2022

Today is yours to enjoy

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

  Don't put off what you can do TODAY because you never know if tomorrow will come. 

  Don't waste TODAY thinking about what happened yesterday or you will waste your TODAYS.

  Enjoying the moment you are in means you can't focus on yesterday or tomorrow because TODAY is the moment you are living in so ENJOY IT.

  To ENJOY life while you are living it you have to Enjoy the moment you are living in.

  Things will never go back to "normal" again because of the pandemic but your "New Normal" is yours to ENJOY.

  

 


Wednesday, January 5, 2022

There is more to life than JUST EXISTING

  To me the best part about having Chinese take out for dinner is being INSPIRED by reading the fortune cookies.

  Out of decades of reading them I have only had two that were repeats. That alone is amazing to me.

  Although they are not all life changing messages there have been many that were just what I needed to hear at that moment.

  Every single one of them have amused me as I ponder what it is saying. They always grab my attention and distract me long enough to relax me for a brief moment.

  And anything that allows you to have a moment of peace is something to treasure.

  Tonight we had Chinese take out food for dinner. And as usual my fortune cookie saying was inspiring.

  It said.....We are here to CREATE not merely EXIST.

  I wanted to share it with you so you could distract yourself so you can get a fresh breath of oxygen while you ponder it.

  We all need to ENJOY LIFE each day not just EXIST.

  

Monday, January 3, 2022

Surround yourself with people who inspires you.

   Who you associate with says a lot about who you are. 

  Who you hang out with will determine where you go in life.

  That doesn't mean you have no choice about who you are or where you are going. 

  It means you made your choice and you will have to live with the consequences of your choices you make.

  If you want to be HONEST you will naturally choose to hang out with people who are honest. Because if you can't trust a word they say you can't  honestly say they are honestly good for you.

  If you want to have a positive outlook you need to surround yourself with people who inspire you to have a positive outlook. Because if they only see things in a negative way they will have a negative affect on your way of thinking. 

  If you want to have a positive outcome you have to have a positive outlook and surround yourself with people who will have a positive impact on your outlook.

  Every choice you make matters. Choosing who to surround yourself with determines what choices you will have. 

  If something or even someone is not good for you then make sure you make a choice to get away from whatever it is because choosing to do nothing different is still a choice you make.

  It is better to swim alone then to be surrounded by sharks swimming around you.