Friday, September 30, 2022

We all have a personal gift, have you found yours?

    We all have a gift but not everyone's gift can be seen as easily as they would like.

    Some people get dealt a gift that leads them to an obvious path in their life.

   Unfortunately if you expect your gift to be gigantic and easily seen, you may not see your gift at all.

    You may be just the most kind and compassionate person that was meant to help others stand on their own.

   You may be a great listener that gives your full attention to anyone that needs to be heard.

   You may be the one who encourages others with your encouraging words.

    You may not see your personal gift if you only look for your dream gift that may not exist.

   You are who you are and you are a gift to the world and spreading kindness is a gift that keeps on giving.


Wednesday, September 28, 2022

It is always time to be prepared

     Whether it is a severe storm or a hurricane you have to be prepared to be safe.

     But did you know that in your personal life you have to be prepared for the turmoils and chaos that could possibly affect you?

    There is usually plenty of time because of the meteorologist to know that you need to prepare for bad weather heading your way.

   Unfortunately there may be no warning or any signs that your personal life is going to be blown apart.

   You must always be prepared to take care of at least your bare necessities on your own because you may find yourself alone to deal with whatever may come your way.

  When a hurricane hits there is no positive reason for it.

   But sometimes when there is a tornado in your personal life it could be because it was the only way to get you where you need to be.

   Life is a ROLLERCOASTER full of ups and downs as well as twists and turns.




Monday, September 26, 2022

Unity takes actions to unite with others

    If you want UNITY it takes COMPROMISE so everyone gets something they need.

   If you want UNITY you have to be willing to COMPROMISE and accept you won't have everything your way.

   If you want UNITY then find out what is most important to each of you and meet in the middle.

   You can't be a selfish person and have UNITY with others because you are not the only person involved.

    You can demand and bully people to get what you need but eventually they won't be around you for you to bully anymore.

   You won't know a good thing until it is gone and if you don't COMPROMISE it will eventually be gone.

    Just like you won't feel safe in your own community unless everyone in your community is safe.

   Together we can if UNITED we stand in UNITY.

   You don't have to have everything your way you just have to have the things you need and they have to have everything they need. 

  If you want UNITY then figure out what each of you need and COMPROMISE by meeting in the middle.

   Together we can do anything if UNITED we stand in UNITY.


Friday, September 23, 2022

As you gather the FACTS you realize that you were lying to yourself

    When you realize that you were not doing it as well as you thought you were you realize that you need to do it differently to benefit from it.

   You have to be HONEST with yourself and let the FACTS tell the TRUTH to be the BEST you that you can be.

   The older I get the more HONEST I am with myself to make the best decisions for myself.

   Like LEARNING how important WALKING is to your overall WELL BEING.

  I kept telling myself that just WALKING around the house and going to do my weekly errands was a good HEALTHY AMOUNT of WALKING.

  Then I looked up on the internet what was a good HEALTHY AMOUNT.

   To my surprise the average article estimated that 10,000 STEPS a day was a good HEALTHY AMOUNT.

   Well my UNCLE decided to buy several of us a PEDOMETER so we could gather the TRUE FACTS about just how many STEPS we really WALKED each day.

   It wasn't as if I wanted or thought I needed a PEDOMETER but I said okay THANKS, I will let you know when it arrives.

  As I waited for it to come, my UNCLE sent me photos of the amount of STEPS on his PEDOMETER after each of his ROUTINE CHORES. 

   He measured many of his DAILY ROUTINE CHORES, like WALKING to his mailbox and back .

  He measured his STEPS going down to his basement to do ONE load of laundry.

  Turns out each of these DAILY ROUTINE CHORES were less than a couple HUNDRED STEPS.

  When you realize that you only do laundry two times a week and you only check the mail a maximum of six days a week, that is a TRUE FACT that you got to take LONGER WALKS ON PURPOSE to be HEALTHY.

   SO I put on my PEDOMETER and measured each of my ROUTINE CHORES to get the FACTS and be HONEST with myself.

  And OMG, I have been telling myself that I WALKED THOUSANDS of STEPS each day, which turned out to be a BIG FAT LIE.

  Even when I add the STEPS I took at the grocery store once a week, I was no where near the DAILY HEALTHY 10,000 STEPS recommended.

   SO I know I have to be HONEST WITH MYSELF.

   First thing that I am changing is I need to QUIT looking for the closest parking spot when I go to ANY STORE because I need to WALK as many STEPS as I can, every chance I can.

   I don't know that I will be able to WALK 10,000 STEPS EVERY DAY but every STEP I add on a CONSISTENT BASIS, is a STEP in the right direction to being HEALTHIER.

  If you aren't HONEST with yourself then you are LYING TO YOURSELF, PERIOD.

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

It's the pollen inside the flowers that attracts them

   Have you ever heard someone say they don't know why they always attract the wrong kind of people?

   They don't realize that what is inside them attracts the same kind of people.

   If you want to attract kind people then be kind to others.

   If you want to attract positive people then be a positive person.

   If you want to attract motivated people then be a motivational person. 

   If you want people to be honest with you then be honest with others.

  It's the pollen inside the flowers that attracts the insects and hummingbirds to them.

   They don't come because they are merely colorful, it's the pollen inside them.

   What is inside you will attract the same kind of people. 

   What is inside you is what counts in determining the reality you will live in.

   You may have two faces but eventually the TRUE you will be seen.

  Be the kind of person that you want to be attracted to you.

  If you don't like the people who are attracted to you then look inside yourself to change so you can attract the kind of people you want to be with.

  Be the friend that is the friend you are hoping to have.

  You reap what you sow.


Monday, September 19, 2022

Your future is determined by your thoughts of what your future will be.

    If you see yourself succeeding is your only chance of being successful.

   If you know that you will reach your goals then you will do whatever you need to do to reach your goals.

  Your thoughts are the reality you will live in.

  When you see that you are capable of the hard work it will take you to achieve your dreams, it will keep you motivated and focused through the tough times to achieve your dreams.

   Don't set yourself up for failure by assuming you don't have to work hard to get what you want because you will have to work hard, that's just LIFE.

   Surround yourself with people who will encourage you to be the best you can be by doing the best that you can.

   Your thoughts are what determines whether you will be all you want to be and do anything you want to do.

    How you see things determines how things will be for you in the future.

   Think positive and your future will be POSITIVELY awesome.


Friday, September 16, 2022

Trust yourself

    You may have doubts but you have to trust yourself to make the best decision for you.

   There will be times when your decision is a mistake but mistakes are part of the process in your life.

   What you learn from your mistakes is necessary to lead you to the outcome that is best for you.

   Through trials and errors you figure out what doesn't work which leads you to discover what works.

   Every new invention took effort to figure out how to make it successful.

   Trust yourself and accept that you don't know what you don't know and you won't know until you work out all the kinks.

  Remember it's not as easy as A.B.C.. but you got a whole alphabet to figure it out.


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Once you FLUSH IT you can't believe why you didn't JUST FLUSH IT sooner

   Sometimes we can let someone or something frustrate us for years or even decades.


  When we finally have had enough and JUST FLUSH IT OR THEM out of our life, we instantly feel relieved.

  We need to not let it take years of weighing us down before we JUST FLUSH IT out of our lives.

  It doesn't matter if it is a person, a job or a friend that is causing you turmoil and frustration we only have the TIME we have so don't let them WASTE it.

  The sad part is when you FLUSH them they are not affected at all.

  They just go on to take advantage of someone else.

  The job will just hire someone else.

  And worst of all they never noticed how they treated you. It's just routine for them.

  Bullies don't remember the words they said to you that you carried around weighing heavy on your mind.

  Take the painful experiences and leave them in the past and quickly JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND SO PEACE OF MIND HAS ROOM TO GET IN.

Monday, September 12, 2022

The cards you are dealt in Life is the cards you play with

   Some people get dealt a winning hand yet still struggle to be happy.

   Some people get dealt a difficult hand but they know how to turn it into a winning hand.

   Just because you have to go through difficult challenges only means you have to work harder than others.

  But that is a good thing because you will be stronger due to the challenges that you had to face.

  When life gives you nothing but lemons you just have to learn how to make lemonade.

  The people we admire most are the people who have had to face MANY challenges in life and did it with a smile on their face.

  The situations you face don't determine whether you have a positive outcome, it is how you react to the situation that determines the outcome.

  Being Rich doesn't mean you are going to be happy NOR does being poor mean you can't be happy.

  Your thoughts determine the reality that you live in.

   So how you look at things determines your thoughts which determines how you react which determines the reality you live in.

  It all depends on how you look at things.


Friday, September 9, 2022

We can disagree about WHO, WHAT, WHEN AND HOW it happened but....

    If there is a hole in the concrete it doesn't matter HOW it happened, WE JUST NEED TO FIX IT.

    If something that is a necessity gets broken it doesn't matter HOW it happened, WE JUST NEED TO FIX IT.

   If we see that someone is hurt it doesn't matter if we disagree about HOW they got hurt, WE JUST NEED TO HELP THEM HEAL.

  If we realize that what we did hurts anyone we don't have to beat ourselves up, WE JUST NEED TO MAKE SURE WE NEVER DO IT AGAIN.

  If you make a mistake JUST ADMIT it so you can LEARN not to do it again. 

  No matter WHO, OR WHAT happened to cause the problem, WE JUST NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO FIX IT. 

  If all we do is go back and forth blaming each other, NOTHING WILL GET BETTER.



  Which means accepting that we are all unique but we are ALL KIND LOVING HUMAN BEINGS.

  Be KIND to OTHERS, it's that SIMPLE.

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

Your mood and Way of thinking is influenced by.....

    If you watch a SAD movie it makes you feel SAD.

    If you watch a SCARY movie you feel the FEAR while you are watching it.

   If you do something that you ENJOY you will feel JOYFUL.

    If you surround yourself with POSITIVE THINKING PEOPLE you will HAVE A POSITIVE ATTITUDE.

   If you surround yourself with NEGATIVE THINKING PEOPLE you will have a NEGATIVE ATTITUDE.

   If you walk in a room where the tension is NEGATIVE you will feel NEGATIVE.

   If you walk in a room where the feeling of HOLLY JOLLY fills the air you will feel JOLLY.

   Have you ever excitedly walked up to tell someone your GOOD NEWS yet their negative attitude just ZAPS the happy right out of you.

   Your attitude towards Life is affected by the Attitude of those you surround yourself with.

  No matter WHO OR WHAT is sucking the JOY out of you, Get AWAY so you can ENJOY LIFE WHILE YOU ARE LIVING IT.


Monday, September 5, 2022

Looks can be deceiving

    I am sure you have heard the phrase .... You can't judge a book by it's cover.

   It's also true about how organizations and families may look like they run smoothly but that is merely a cover that they create to fool you.

  Unfortunately with so many Mom and Pop stores closing the TRUE way customers are treated is becoming more apparent.

  And I recently saw what I thought was a close loving family show their TRUE selfishness when a family member really needed them.

   Although it isn't any of my business and it doesn't affect me at all, it still was sad to see.

  But it made me appreciate my family and friends a whole lot more because although they are not PERFECT they are loving and caring, just like I knew they were.

   Although we each may be a little dysfunctional at  times but you can count on them when you need them.

  So don't think the grass is greener on the other side makes it better it simply means they put chemicals on it to make it look greener.

  Your family and friends may not look perfect but they are awesome to have in your corner.

  Don't judge a book by it's cover because what is inside is the only thing that matters.

Friday, September 2, 2022

It's FRUSTRATING but nothing can be done about it, it just is what it is.

    The way things happen today compared to how they had happened for decades before are TOTALLY DIFFERENT.

  Unfortunately no matter how FRUSTRATING it is there isn't anything that can be done to make them work like they used to.

  Those that have grown up with all the new technologies and the new way of how things get done they see it as normal.

  When I try to explain my FRUSTRATIONS to them they simply tell me to accept how things are done nowadays.

  I wish they could at least understand that the old ways worked more fairly and easier for everyone.

  But nope they just roll their eyes and close their ears to even considering that the old ways were easier and more sufficient.

  Obviously if they won't even listen then there is ZERO chance they would help to explain it to others to ever get anything back to what works better for everyone.

   So like it or not even things that are best for everyone will never be available to help anyone.

  Technology has it's good points and it's bad points but TECHNOLOGY rules over LOGIC in every aspect of LIFE AS WE KNOW IT.

  DARN IT sure wish we could talk about it and meet in THE MIDDLE.