Friday, July 29, 2022

Before you know it they will be all grown up.

   Before you have kids you can easily say I won't let my kids do that. And you honestly believe it.

   When you do have kids you understand what being a parent is like. You realize that it is harder than you thought.

  Before you judge another parent remember you don't know what you would do if you were in their shoes.

   You learn that they won't behave all the time so you know you have to pick and choose the boundaries you set accordingly.

   When you are a Grandparent you already know that they are only young for a short time and you enjoy every moment while they are young.

  And as a Grandparent it is their parents job to be the disciplinarian and you get to be the chilled fun one.

  Grandchildren are the reward for being a parent.



Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Be grateful that it wasn't WORSE because it could have been.

   On your life's Journey you will go through GOOD TIMES AND BAD TIMES. that is just LIFE.

  As you are experiencing TOUGH TIMES to HELP you get through them just remember that things could be WORSE, because they COULD.

   When you realize that although whatever you are going through is UNPLEASANT. As long as it is DOABLE, you have to be THANKFUL.

   Have you ever complained to someone about a MINOR setback in your life then found out they were facing a MAJOR tragedy in their life?

  Recently I ran into someone I hadn't seen in YEARS.

   As we began to catch up on what we had been up to, I started talking FIRST.

  After I complained about a few UNPLEASANT INCIDENTS, it was her turn to catch me up. 

  Suddenly I realized that there I was talking as if I had faced tough moments, while the TRUTH is it was nothing compared to the TRAGEDIES that she had FACED.

  I became more aware that day then ever that if all you have is HURDLES to overcome on your LIFE'S JOURNEY, you should be THANKFUL.

  Because there are some people that have MOUNTAINS that they are FORCED to climb on THEIR LIFE'S JOURNEY. 



Monday, July 25, 2022

Some things you shouldn't say out loud.

   When you are comfortable in conversation with others you forget to keep your guard up.

  When you are comfortable in conversation with others you forget that it can be used against you later in life.

  You don't expect that they are gathering FACTS to use as ammo against you later in life.

  It is nice to sit and have "small talk" with others, so nice that you forget that that person could be a TWO FACE SNAKE.

   One of their faces smiles and makes you feel comfortable but their other face is smirking knowing that is ammo that will destroy you later in life.

  It doesn't mean you can't have some great times sharing "small talk" it just means that you need to limit what "small talk" you share with others.

  Some things you just don't share with anyone but your partner and your family.

  And you sure don't write about it in cyberspace permanent ink so that any two faced snake can collect it for ammo to use against you.

  You have to keep your guard up in life , that's just LIFE. 

  Don't give anyone the ammo or opportunity to hurt you later in Life.

  Something's are better left unsaid to keep the two faced snakes from hearing them. 

  Unfortunately two face snakes are good at hiding their second face so if it isn't a spouse or family member consider everyone else a two face snake to protect yourself.


Friday, July 22, 2022

Don't judge yourself or anyone so harshly

   No one is perfect so quit complaining when they aren't perfect.

  Things don't always go as you had planned because that is just LIFE. You have to be willing to ADJUST as you go.

   You may have the best plans and done everything to accomplish what you had planned but plans change because circumstances change, that's just LIFE.

  You can disagree with someone on certain issues but totally agree with them on the most IMPORTANT things in Life.

  If you do what you thought was Best then no matter how things turn out give yourself credit for doing what you thought was Best.

  Before you judge someone remember that you never know what you would have done if you were in the situation they were in. 

  As long as you accept that no one is perfect then you can ENJOY the Good in everyone

 If it makes you HAPPY then who cares what anyone else thinks.

  If it makes them happy then why do you care if they do it.

  You do you and let them do them. 

  If you are waiting for the perfect anything or anyone them you are wasting your time because nothing and no one is perfect.


Wednesday, July 20, 2022

Would you want help if you needed it?

   I know you have heard the saying...Do unto others as you want others to do unto you. 

  If you ignore bad behavior when someone else is being mistreated it will become ACCEPTABLE. 

   Which means you will have to EXPECT and ACCEPT it when it happens to you or someone you love. 

  You reap what you sow.

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

  CHOOSING to do nothing is a CHOICE you make AND YOU REAP WHAT YOU SO.

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

   If you want things to be different then do something to make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE.

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

  PEACE ON EARTH IS POSSIBLE BY BRINGING PEACE OF MIND to one person at a time. We can do IT 😊


Monday, July 18, 2022

Being DIRECT with someone doesn't mean that they are cold hearted.

   When it comes to Doctors you definitely want someone who has a NICE PERSONALITY. 

  You know you want someone that you don't have to dread seeing. 

  But they can't just be nice, they have to also be knowledgeable to keep you healthy.

  Unfortunately the health care system has so many regulations and that leads to delays in receiving the medical care you need.

  Insurance has so many steps and red tape issues that test get delayed being performed.

   It can easily be done by a simple phone call between medical staff and insurance staff. Unfortunately no one just calls each other. 

  In stead they send an email and then they usually have up to a week or so to respond to any requests. 

   Not because they are overloaded with other requests and can't get it done, just because they let you know on a recorded message that it will take a week to do it so they ignore it for now.

   So you have to make sure that any doctor that you choose is willing to call them and NICELY DEMAND your test aren't held back because of some red tape.

 After decades of accepting that it takes weeks when a doctor orders test for you to get scheduled, I watched the new doctor have his secretary get someone on the phone and the test is scheduled for tomorrow. 

  Really? One phone call and it's scheduled the next day. That I thought was impossible. They always act as if it impossible for decades, and it isn't. OMG.

  Well DOCTOR B, I want to thank You for picking up the phone and I sure wish you would teach other doctors how to pick up a phone to prevent the RED TAPE from getting in the way of your patient's health.

  It is easy to ignore an email but a lot harder to ignore an actual human being. 

  Technology has a lot of benefits but it also has its disadvantages. And not having HUMAN CONTACT makes it easy to ignore the email. 

  Whether it is an email about medical, business or personal it's easy to ignore. You know you too see emails and say I don't want to deal with that I Will ignore it. 

  But if you connect in a HUMAN WAY you can't ignore it because you are HUMAN. 








Friday, July 15, 2022

There are No regrets for things you tried but failed at

   You may not have been successful at everything that you tried to do but as long as you tried you didn't fail, you just weren't successful.

  You don't REGRET the things you tried. You will however REGRET the things you did not try.

  You won't know if you will be able to do it unless you give it a try.

  You will never have to say ...if only I would've... if you did try to do it. Even if you failed when you tried.

  Throughout your life's Journey when you are making a decision whether to do something or not just ask yourself...Will I regret it if I don't?

  When you ask an elderly person if they have any regrets they don't usually list things they did. They usually list the things that they didn't do.

  At the end of the day you want no regrets.

  At the end of the day you don't want no would'ves, could'ves, or should'ves so JUST DO IT.





Wednesday, July 13, 2022

It's temporary unless you do something that is permanent

   Don't do something to fix a temporary problem that will have permanent consequences.

  Once you do it, you can't undo it... what's done is done. So before you react STOP and think about what your actions will bring. 

  Things will happen on your life's Journey that will temporarily be painful, that is just LIFE.

  But if you aren't careful with how you react, it wont be a temporary problem anymore, it will be a problem that will permanently affect you in a negative way.

  When problems happen on your life's Journey just remember that if you whether the STORM it will eventually stop raining.

  If you react in a negative way you will turn a temporary problem into a problem that will permanently affect you in a negative way throughout your life's Journey.

   Will you choose A few moments of unpleasantness or a lifetime of regret?





Monday, July 11, 2022

Honesty is the best policy

   If there was someone who lied to you over and over again, would you honestly believe anything that they say?

   In the "good old days" they use to say a person was only as GOOD as their word.

  But "Nowadays" they say you can't believe a word you hear.

  If you give your word to someone, keep it.

  If you don't know, instead of making something up, just say I don't know. 

  An honest NO does far less damage then a YES when you have NO intentions of doing it.

   If you want to be known as an HONEST PERSON then be an HONEST PERSON.

  If you want people to trust you when you say something then don't say It unless you mean it.

  Just in case your Mom forgot to tell you, IF you don't have anything NICE to say then don't say anything at all.

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

  Being HONEST is HONESTLY the best policy to live by. 



Friday, July 8, 2022

You set STANDARDS for yourself

   When you were a child your family set the RULES you had to live by.

  When you are an adult you make the RULES that you choose to live by.

  You set the STANDARDS that you will have AND live by on your LIFE'S JOURNEY.

  Remember that 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.

  At the end of the day all that matters is that you are proud of everything you did that day. It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks.

  You choose whether you are an HONEST person or not just like you choose what you eat each day.


  At the end of the day all that matters is that you are PROUD OF YOURSELF.

Wednesday, July 6, 2022


 When I was younger I truly believed in the FIVE SECOND RULE when it came to sweet foods.

 But if it was a vegetable that fell to the ground it was INEDIBLE the very second it fell.

  As I got OLDER I realized that any food on the ground was INEDIBLE.

  All throughout my twenties and thirties, I thought nothing of pushing THINGS that needed done until another day.

  Then I realized that it wasn't postponed for one day, it turned into a week or two.

  For instance, I saw a stack of items that needed to be put out of the way in the hall closet.

 I convinced myself that it was a lazy SUNDAY I didn't want to put things up. I will just do it tomorrow. So I left them on the chair until tomorrow.

  Unfortunately I got busy the next day. So when I saw the things still sitting there I told myself it was okay to wait until tomorrow to put them up. 

  Unfortunately I was so preoccupied the next day that I didn't even notice them still sitting on the chair.

  Before I knew it, it was SUNDAY.

  I realized that I had put it off for an entire week.

  Now if I would have just taken the FIVE MINUTES it would have taken to put it up, I wouldn't have spent TEN MINUTES each day for SEVEN DAYS making excuses why I couldn't put them in the hall closet.

  You waste OVER an HOUR a week on making up excuses why you don't have FIVE MINUTES to do it that moment.

  For now on I will follow the FIVE MINUTE RULE. Anything that takes FIVE MINUTES OR LESS to do I will JUST DO IT.

  Don't turn a FIVE MINUTE JOB into a job that takes a week or two.

  Save time by taking the time to JUST DO IT so you can stop wasting your time trying to convince yourself why it is okay to NOT DO IT and waste your time.

  JUST DO IT so you can JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND when it's done so you don't waste your time.



Monday, July 4, 2022


   Celebrate INDEPENDENCE DAY by being THANKFUL to those that fought for OUR FREEDOM. 

   CELEBRATE being INDEPENDENT to stand strong on your feet.

  CELEBRATE the FREEDOM to be who you want to be.

  CELEBRATE the FREEDOM to be INDEPENDENT to do what makes you HAPPY.

  CELEBRATE and also COMMIT to making sure EVERYONE will ALWAYS be FREE to be who they want to be!!

  If you want to be FREE to be who you want to be, you have to make sure EVERYONE is FREE to be who they want to be!!

  Have a safe and happy INDEPENDENCE DAY EVERYONE 😊

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.