Monday, October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween 🎃

    It won't be long before all the trick or treating will begin.

   It was a journey yesterday running around to get my grandkids a costume when Amazon delayed the delivery Day for two of them had ordered.

  Most of the stores were not only out of the sizes and specific costume designs, they were also filling the aisles with Christmas decorations where the Halloween once was. 

  When Halloween time arrives they simultaneously start putting out the Christmas stuff.

   And before Halloween time is officially even here they push it out to put out only Christmas stuff.

  I know how excited my grandkids are to go trick or treating but being OLD I can't help but worry about how safe it is nowadays.

   The last few days I have seen many Pop up car trunk or treating.

  The creativity of how they decorate their cars is so much fun to see.

  The Joy of Halloween will definitely be seen on the faces on the kids that will arrive in a short time, which will be so good to see.

   Stay safe everyone and don't eat too much candy that you will regret it.

  Happy Halloween Everyone 🎃

Friday, October 28, 2022

If you stopped trying do you think they will try?

    I thought it was strange when someone I know said that they weren't going to call a friend of theirs for a while to see if they would call them.

   That just didn't make any sense to me at all at the time.

   About a month later I asked them if they had heard from them lately. 

   I was surprised that they said no.

   I asked them if they had tried to call them and they said no I am waiting to see if they think about me and call me to catch up.

  Again I asked them three months later and they had still not heard from them.

  This time I could hear the hurt that they felt thinking that apparently they didn't really care about them.

  Although they had not called them they lost out on the friendship that they had for decades that they had enjoyed.

  I understand that he proved that there are friends that don't and won't reach out to you.

  But the truth is that they truly enjoyed the relationship they had with them but lost it just to prove their point.

  Being right and proving it is not always the right thing to do.

   Enjoy them for the friend they had been for decades not stop enjoying your friendship with them because they are the same person that they had been for decades.




Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Eliminate the NOISE so you can HEAR yourself THINK

    When there are so many levels of distractions in your mind it's TOO NOISY to THINK 

   You can't make the right decision for yourself if you can't CLEARLY THINK. 

   ESPECIALLY now when the pandemic has made things difficult and we have lots of important decisions to make.

   Every time we turn around something is out of stock.

   Every day it seems like the prices have gone up on absolutely EVERYTHING.

   What used to work doesn't seem to work anymore.

    You have to quiet the NOISE of all the NEGATIVE stuff so you can figure out what DECISIONS you need to make for the best OUTCOME for you.

   If you can't do anything about it JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND and cut out some of the NOISE.

  If it MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN then JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND and cut out some of the NOISE.

   To ENJOY LIFE while you are living it you have to take all the NEGATIVE NOICE and JUST FLUSH IT OUT OF YOUR MIND so PEACE OF MIND has ROOM to get in.

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


Monday, October 24, 2022

The sooner you get it done the better

    How many times have you put off doing something that you could have done in a short amount of time?

    If it is up to you to do it then what are you waiting for? 

   If you think about what you should do for just a moment each day yet decide to not do it you wasted a lot of your time.

   Don't put it off, just do it so you can quit wasting your time thinking about why it is okay to put it off until another day.

   The sooner that you get it done the sooner you can forget about it because it is done already.

   You can miss important deadlines that something has to be done by not because you didn't have time, but because you didn't take the time to do it.

   Every time you think about it and decide to not do it you wasted your time making up reasons why you shouldn't do it.



  Don't put off what you can do today, just do it so tomorrow you will be free to do whatever you want to do. 





Friday, October 21, 2022

It won't go away if you IGNORE it

   If you pretend to IGNORE IT that doesn't mean that it doesn't exist.

  If you choose to IGNORE IT that doesn't mean it isn't happening.

  If you turn away when you see it that doesn't change what you saw.

   If you IGNORE bad behavior it will make it ACCEPTABLE.

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

  Remember CHOOSING to do NOTHING is still a CHOICE you make.

  It is what it is no matter if you IGNORE IT or PRETEND IT doesn't exist.

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


Wednesday, October 19, 2022

When you want them to HEAR IT say the same thing in MANY different ways because you aren't sure which way they will be able to HEAR IT.

    It's not always what you say but how you say it to them that determines what they HEAR.

   If you want them to HEAR IT you can't make them CLOSE THEIR EARS.

   If you want them to HEAR IT a certain way then make certain that you SAY IT THAT WAY.

   Once you say it OUT LOUD you can't make them UN-HEAR IT.

  Remember what every parent says...if you don't have anything nice to say then DON'T SAY ANYTHING.

   If you don't mean it then why would you say it?

  Stop and THINK about it so you can say it so they will HEAR IT how you meant to SAY IT.



Monday, October 17, 2022

Sometimes it takes a good imagination to come up with an answer

    When you don't have all the supplies you need for a project you have to get creative to figure it out.

   When things aren't going as you had hoped you have to get creative to make things turn out okay.

   When you can't afford to buy the expensive version you have to get creative and come up with a cheaper version.

   When you find yourself with lots of odds and ends you can get creative and make good use of them.

   When you are bored you have to get creative to find a way to entertain yourself.

   Every new invention took creativity by the inventor to make it what they envisioned it could be.

   It takes creativity to imagine just how much fun you can have.

   It takes creativity to imagine just how far you can go.

   It takes creativity to imagine the good in every situation.

   If you can imagine it then it's possible to create the outcome you want.

  How you look at it will determine what you see which will determine what it is.

  Just imagine how far you can go and you will get there.

  Your thoughts are the reality that you live so think positive thoughts and get creative.


Friday, October 14, 2022

As long as you are okay with what you do then you can accept how things turn out

    At the end of the day all that matters is that you are okay with what you have done and said.

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

   As long as you do what you think is the right thing for you to do then no matter what the outcome is you won't feel bad about what you did.

   That is why no one's opinion counts but yours.

   Because in the end you are the one who will have to deal with the consequences for anything and everything that you did or didn't do.

  We all have an opinion but at the end of the day your opinion should be the only one that determines what you do or choose not to do.

   If you always do what you think is best for you to do then you will always know that you made the best decision at the time.

  You will have no regrets because you did what you thought was best, it's that SIMPLE.

  It doesn't matter what anyone else thinks you do what you think is best for you to do, period.


Wednesday, October 12, 2022

It may not be what you want but it isn't your choice to make

    You may not have chosen to do it but it doesn't matter because it wasn't your choice to make.

    It may be the opposite of what you would do but it is not your decision to decide.

   You may not like it but they do.

   You may not agree but you don't have to agree with it.

   You may think they are making a mistake but so what, it's up to them to do whatever they want to do.

   Basically it is NONE OF YOUR BUSINESS. 

   You will have to deal with the consequences that their decision brings you, that's just LIFE. 

   It's their and THEIR decision alone to choose, period.

   It may be hard to be happy with their choices but it is their choice to make.

   You do what you want to do and they will do what they want to do. 

  That is called the FREEDOM to do what you want to do.

Monday, October 10, 2022

What changes that you made during quarantine are you sticking to?

   Quarantine is over and we can all go anywhere we want finally.

   We are getting to catch up and mingle with people who we couldn't physically gather with.

   I run into many people as I walk around stores, now that we all are finally able to freely go.

   I go just because I can.

  Many people have stopped doing some of the things they used to do even though now they could if they wanted to.

  Some things you realized during quarantine that you did out of habit and now your happily out of the habit of doing them.

   Many of them had to learn how to cook homemade meals because the restaurants were closed and realized that they like homemade meals.

  So they still cook even though the quarantine is over.

   What change did you make during quarantine that you now are in the habit of doiing?



Friday, October 7, 2022

Laughter is the best medicine

    A good belly laugh is good for your mind, body and soul.

   You can feel the release of tension from your head to your toes.

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

   Sometimes I have a good belly laugh over something silly that I do that is also so dumb that I wouldn't share it with anyone.

   As I watched America's funniest videos I felt bad that I was laughing so hard at the videos of people falling but I couldn't help but laugh.

   When you get a chance to see a comedian performance, take it. 

   Anytime you laugh you feel better. When you feel better you are healthier.

   Laughter causes your body to produce certain hormones that make you mentally and physically healthier.

  Laughter also makes you a more pleasant person for others to be around too. 




Wednesday, October 5, 2022

Time doesn't wait for anyone

    When you are a young child you look forward to the things you will be able to finally do one day when you are a teenager.

   When you finally become a teenager you realize that there are many things that you can't do until you are of an adult age.

    When you become a full fledge adult you realize that there are lessons you will need to learn to do some of the things that you want to do. 

   At THIS point you need to realize that TIMING is everything.

   But did you know that TIME FLIES BY?

   TIME also doesn't wait for anyone.

  Before you know it, in the blink of an eye your TIME and OPPORTUNITY could have passed to do the things you were looking forward to doing.

   As you make your BUCKET LIST put them into TIME SLOTS not just throw them in a BUCKET.

   Before you know it you may be too Old and your BUCKET LIST is just wasted opportunities.


  ENJOY life while you are living it.




Monday, October 3, 2022

You can be lost until you see the right direction

    You never know how you might discover what makes you feel whole.

   You may never know that you need it until you try it to realize that it is exactly what you need.

   You could feel as if something is missing without knowing that anything is missing at all.

   I have seen people bust their butt going to college for years, then by coincidence realize that it isn't what they want to do in life at all.

   I have seen people feel like they are Lost then out of the blue they realize exactly where they were meant to be.

   Keep your mind and your options open to be ready and able to enjoy the treasures meant for you.

   Go with the flow in life and it will take you where you are meant to be.