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.


 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. 


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.