Wednesday, May 31, 2023

There are many different ways to do it

    To get to your destination you have to first choose what destination you want to go to. 

   Then you have to choose the directions that you will follow to get there. 

   Some people like to go the fastest route to get there. 

   Others may choose to go the long way to have a chance to go by places that they wouldn't even see as we flew by.

  Whether it is a physical destination or a personal destination you want to reach, you have to decide what choices you will make to reach them.

   There may only be two ways to get to the town you want to go to but you have to be very flexible and open to the many directions it may take to reach your personal destination.

   Because to reach your personal destination you will have to adjust and regroup to go with the flow of Life to reach your destination.

  And just like Disneyland wasn't as magical as you thought it would be, you may proudly reach your personal destination and it may not be everything you dreamed it would be.

  Thank goodness that the joy you have on your journey to reach your destination is your reward. 

  Life is a rollercoaster and you need to hold on tight and ENJOY the ride.



Monday, May 29, 2023

Memorial Day is full of treasured memories

    We have many treasured memories buried in our minds.

   Unless they are triggered to make them Pop up front and Center in our minds they are forgotten precious memories.

   A sight, a smell, a sound or even a word can trigger a buried memory.

   On Memorial Day we stop and take the time to retrieve the buried memories of those who have passed. 

   It is a good time to bring out your photo albums and home movies to help you dig up the buried treasure of old memories.

   The Memorial Day weekend is also a time to gather with your friends and families to create New memories to treasure forever.

  ENJOY the memories you have buried and ENJOY creating New memories to bury deep in our minds to ENJOY whenever you want to.

  Happy Memorial Day everyone ☀️ 


Friday, May 26, 2023

As we celebrate those that have passed let's also celebrate every moment that we have to be alive

    Memorial Weekend has officially begun. If you are traveling remember you can take your time because it's okay to arrive late.

   As we gather to remember our loved ones who are gone, let's not forget to celebrate the fact that we are alive. 

  Like the plaque on my wall says..

  I asked God for all things that I might ENJOY LIFE, He gave me LIFE so that I might ENJOY all things.

   We only have the TIME we have so don't waste a moment of your TIME.

  To ENJOY LIFE we have to ENJOY it while we are LIVING it.

  This weekend will be filled with delicious food and amazing memories made as we gather to have fun celebrating Memorial Day with OTHERS. 

  Although we miss our loved ones every day of the year, Memorial Day we get to spend the entire day reliving so many wonderful memories we have of you.

  You are gone it is true. But in our hearts and in our precious memories you live on eternally.

  Happy Memorial Day everyone ☀️


Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Stick to your standards to stand LOUD AND PROUD

    As you go through Life you realize it is purely up to you to set standards that you will live by.

  When you set standards for yourself don't cross them.

   You will go through tough times on your Life's Journey but don't do anything to get through the tough times that go against the standards you set for yourself.

   A person is only as good as their word so if you give someone your word do what you say.

  If you know you can't help when someone when they ask you for help, then give them an honest NO.

  An honest NO hurts less than saying Yes when you know that you can't.

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

  No matter what happens on your Life's Journey stick to the standards that you set for yourself so you can stand loud and proud.



Monday, May 22, 2023

Drop those "sandbags" to lighten your load

   When something negative happens to you then you have to JUST FLUSH IT or you will carry it with you on your Life's Journey.

   Acknowledge what has happened and learn from it what you need to then JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so you don't carry it with you on your Life's Journey.

   Forgiveness you do for yourself so you don't carry it with you on your Life's Journey.

   When you make a mistake, learn what you need so you don't repeat it then JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so you don't carry it with you on your Life's Journey.

   Every time you hold on to a negative experience it is a "sandbag" that you will carry which will make your journey harder.

  You may not have been able to prevent it from happening but you can prevent yourself from having to carry it with you like a "sandbag" weighting you down. 

  The best lesson you learn in Life is that you can take the painful experiences from your past and JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind to lighten your load.

  If you want PEACE OF MIND you have to learn how to JUST FLUSH IT out of your mind so PEACE OF MIND has ROOM to get in.

  PEACE OF MIND is just a FLUSH away so JUST FLUSH IT!

  JUST FLUSH IT as it comes.

Friday, May 19, 2023

You don't have to defend yourself if you know that you didn't do anything

    If you know that you didn't do anything wrong then you don't have to apologize for anything that you have done.

   Those that hurt you will try to tell you that you had done something that hurt them.

   That is how they deal with what they have done to hurt you.

   They want to get you in defense mode to protect them from admitting that they can't defend their actions.

   Don't let them off the hook by getting so defensive about what you didn't do that you get distracted from what they actually did.

   If they don't care enough to regret what they have done then let them regret that you know what kind of person they are and you want nothing to do with them.

   They are who they are and you can be proud that you are who you are and you know that you have done nothing that you need to defend yourself for.

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

  They don't have to admit what they have done but their KARMA is based on what they have done.

   You don't have to defend yourself for what someone says you did. Your KARMA is based on what you have done.

  Their consequences is that they don't get to be a friend of yours. 

  Don't stoop to their behavior level because you will pay the consequences for your behavior just like they will pay for their behavior.




Wednesday, May 17, 2023

Save on gas by having FUN at HOME

    With the high price of GAS you have to ask yourself if you really need to drive before you waste GAS that you need for necessary travel.

   You need your GAS to get back and forth to work and to go to the stores but driving around just to be going somewhere is not practical.

   To save your GAS money you need to learn to have FUN at home.

  My friends and I started sharing more phone calls to ENJOY each others company without leaving home and wasting GAS. 

  It has become necessary to plan your errands to stay on track so you aren't backtracking using more GAS.

  Staying home doing a puzzle like you did a long time ago is now the perfect way to ENJOY many hours without leaving your home.

  We were stuck at home during quarantine for health reasons now we are stuck at home because we don't have money to pay the high price for GAS.

  Luckily we learned during the pandemic that we can have FUN at home so at least we already know how to have FUN at home.

  Life is full of challenges but we know that we are up to the challenge.

  The rollercoaster of Life is full of ups and downs as well as twists and turns. 

  To ENJOY LIFE you have to ENJOY it while you are on the rollercoaster of Life. 

Monday, May 15, 2023

Whatever you choose you choose for yourself

   You can't please everyone so don't base your choices on what makes anyone else happy.

   If it makes you happy then you know you will be happy and that is all that matters.

   When you come to a crossroad in Life you have to choose whether you will go to the left or go to the right.

   Before you decide you know that you can't listen to OTHERS because they have their opinion and you have yours.

  And since you know you best you are the only one who should decide.

  Since you alone have to deal with the consequences for your decision then you alone should make that decision.

  It's a good idea to gather all the FACTS so you can make the best decision for yourself.

   Otherwise without the FACTS you are making an uneducated guess.

  You may get all the FACTS and make the wrong decision but as long as you did what you thought was best for you then you won't have any regrets no matter how things turn out.

  We all make mistakes in life no one is perfect.

  Like my fortune cookie said....Good judgement comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgement.

  Growing pains comes from learning from your mistakes.

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

  You do you.

Friday, May 12, 2023

You learn as you go in Life

    You never know what lessons you will learn on your Life's Journey but you can learn as you go.

   You aren't born knowing all the answers and you definitely don't know what questions you will even have along the way.

  And some questions you may have there just is no answer to, not even on Google.

  Some lessons are painful, but that is just growing pains. 

  You can sit and relax while you look back on your Life and realize that you wouldn't be who you are today without the painful experiences you endured.

   Look at the grief that softened you, the heartaches that gave you wisdom and the suffering that strengthened you.

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

  Despite everything you grew so be proud of yourself. 

   ENJOY your Rollercoaster of Life while you are living it.

Wednesday, May 10, 2023

Pick ONE and have FUN

    With the help of Google you can pick ONE thing to look up and you can find FUN you can ENJOY for FREE.

   There are an endless amount of opportunities to explore without ever leaving home.

   From time to time I find myself with extra time and as I sit comfortably on my couch I can choose something in cyberspace to enjoy.

  Earlier today I chose to look up comedians. 

  There are many well known and some not so well known names that appear in my search.

  I picked ONE and went to a link to watch clip it's of videos of them performing jokes making the crowd burst out with laughter.

  I started scrolling through their two minute video clips and watching them to ENJOY the laughter they brought me.

  With the flip of my finger I could watch ONE after another and have ONE Belly laugh after another.

  And a good Belly laugh is like yoga for your mind, body and your soul. 

  Like they say LAUGHTER is the best medicine and UNLIKE other medicines there are no side effects. 


Monday, May 8, 2023

What could they be thinking?

   Social media has it good parts and unfortunately there are also bad parts.

  You have to wander how much someone thought about the negativity in their words before they said it out loud in permanent cyberspace ink.

  Do they not realize that it will permanently be there for everyone to read?

 And no matter what anyone says WORDS DO HURT. 

  I saw some pretty hateful comments on a young man's page where he shared his weight loss journey.

  But the LOUDEST VOICE is the only voice that gets heard.

  Instead of arguing back and forth telling them to be kind everyone just started texting positive WORDS LOUDLY and that is what that young man heard.

  Take the time to stop by and leave a positive comment so the positive vibes are the LOUDEST and that is all that will be HEARD.

  Spread seeds of KINDNESS so it will be HEARD LOUD AND CLEAR.




Friday, May 5, 2023

You got the Weekend to think about it

   During the week you can get so busy that you don't have time to think about everything.

  Luckily the Weekend is here and you can finally sit down and think about the things you put off because you just don't have time for.

   Spending time relaxed enough to think things through will definitely allow you to make the best decision about things.

   Try to spend the first day of your Weekend making those big decisions so you can relax and not have to think about anything the second half of your Weekend.

  You may have to get up early all week long but you can sleep in on the Weekend because you set the schedule you want to be on.

  You can either choose to do a project on the Weekends or you can choose to spend your Weekend relaxing and doing nothing.

  The Weekend is time to spend your time doing whatever you choose to do.

  Unfortunately the Weekend is just forty eight hours long and Monday will be here before you know it.

  ENJOY the next forty eight hours doing what you choose to do.

  Come Monday the count down to the next Weekend begins. 

  We only have the time we have so don't waste a moment of it.

Have a wonderful Weekend Everyone 🌝

Wednesday, May 3, 2023

Focus on what you DO HAVE

   You won't get everything you could ever want but you should still be THANKFUL if you have everything you need. 

   Spending all your time FOCUSING on what you don't have won't allow you to have time to focus on what you DO HAVE.

  You can't APPRECIATE what you got if you don't ACKNOWLEDGE what you got.

  You should FOCUS on how to make the MOST of what you DO HAVE to take advantage of what you DO HAVE.

   Like they say...If life gives you LEMONS learn how to make LEMONADE.

  Start looking at the GLASS as halfway filled instead of halfway empty.

  You could die of thirst surrounded by your halfway filled glass if you don't take a drink because it was only a half of a glass.

  Take a DRINK and quench your thirst.

Monday, May 1, 2023

The wind is making a big mess outside

   The wind was blowing strong enough to toss things from one side to the other. 

   The wind was so strong that I had to check the weather station to make sure that there wasn't a hurricane heading my way. 

  There was not only no hurricane heading my way but there wasn't even any rain on it's way.

  Where on earth was this forty mile an hour wind coming from?

  As I drove to do my errands a plastic shopping bag came racing across the road startling me.

  There wasn't a house nearby so where on earth did that bag come from?

   It reminded me of a line in a song I learned in school when I was young, "The answer my friend is blowing in the wind".

  Now my mind was pondering that thought 🤔 trying to figure out what answer that bag might have held for me.

  I decided it was a message to skip going to Walmart and spending money I didn't need to spend.

   Have a nice Windy day everyone 🌬️