Monday, April 15, 2024

Don't forget that AT THE END OF THE DAY you will REAP WHAT YOU HAVE SOWN TODAY

    There are CONSEQUENCES for EVERY CHOICE YOU MAKE.

     Remember that EVEN choosing to DO NOTHING is a CHOICE YOU MAKE.

   At the END OF THE DAY you should ASK YOURSELF are YOU PROUD OF EVERYTHING THAT YOU DID TODAY?

    As long as YOU DID what YOU THOUGHT WAS BEST then YOU SHOULD BE PROUD OF YOURSELF for DOING WHAT YOU THOUGHT WAS BEST regardless of the OUTCOME.

   YOU won't have any REGRETS if at the END OF THE DAY YOU DID YOUR BEST.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY it DOESN'T MATTER what ANYONE ELSE DOES, THINKS OR SAYS, ALL that matters is that YOU DID what YOU thought was BEST FOR YOU.

    When TIMES ARE TOUGH TEMPORARILY... DON'T DO ANYTHING that you WILL REGRET ... because YOU WILL LIVE WITH THE CONSEQUENCES PERMANENTLY FOR YOUR LIFETIME.

    AT THE END OF THE DAY ALL THAT MATTERS is that YOU ARE PROUD OF YOURSELF.

    

Friday, April 12, 2024

It's that time of year for the COUNTY FAIR, are you going to go to the FAIR this year?

    TIME FLIES and it's that time of year for our COUNTY FAIR.

    What IS your favorite thing you look forward to doing at the FAIR?

     When you are VERY YOUNG you hope you are finally TALL enough to RIDE the BIG RIDES.

    When you are a TEENAGER you look forward to meeting up with your FRIENDS to HANGOUT at the FAIR.

    When you are PARENTS you look forward to seeing the JOY on your CHILDREN'S FACES as you make plans to spend a day at the FAIR.

    No matter how many YEARS or even DECADES you go to the FAIR at EVERY AGE you look forward to your favorite FAIR FOOD.

    MY friend used to go to the FAIR every year with her grown son and ONLY play their favorite GAME and eat a FUNNEL CAKE and then LEAVE.

    She said it was only an hour together but it was a YEARLY TRADITION that they ENJOYED TOGETHER.

     I always ENJOYED the PIG RACE. And after all the DECADES of PIG RACES I am surprised that they still have PIGS NAMED THE SAME.

     We might be a SMALL TOWN but we get some BIG NAME ENTERTAINERS that always come to OUR SMALL COUNTY FAIR to PERFORM.

     What do you look forward to at the FAIR?

      

    

Wednesday, April 10, 2024

If YOU don't TRY then obviously YOU won't ACCOMPLISH IT

     You have to GO AFTER what YOU want if YOU will have ANY CHANCE of getting what YOU want.

     You have to TRY TO DO IT if YOU will have ANY CHANCE of DOING IT.

    YOU have to ASK THE QUESTION if YOU want an ANSWER to YOUR questions.

    If YOU want things to be DIFFERENT YOU will have to do things DIFFERENTLY.

    If YOU want to be the BEST YOU can be then you will have do the BEST that YOU can do.

     If YOU want to LEARN from YOUR MISTAKES YOU will have to ADMIT that YOU MADE A MISTAKE.

     If YOU DON'T LIKE the DIRECTION YOU are HEADED then TURN AROUND and go a DIFFERENT DIRECTION.

    Life is full of CHALLENGES and YOU will have to ACCEPT that YOU will have CHALLENGES because that's JUST LIFE.

    All YOU have to DO is DO the BEST that YOU can DO to have the BEST OUTCOME that YOU can have.

    It's up to YOU so JUST DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.


    

Monday, April 8, 2024

The ECLIPSE is NATURE'S way to remind us WHO'S IN CONTROL

    Were you able to be in the TOTAL ECLIPSE path to see it for yourself?

    For weeks we have all gotten to hear from people who described the FEELING they had EXPERIENCED in watching a TOTAL ECLIPSE DECADES AGO.

    There were those that planned their VACATIONS around being in the path of the TOTAL ECLIPSE because of WANTING to EXPERIENCE that FEELING AGAIN.

    Then there were those that after HEARING about the EXPERIENCE WANTED to EXPERIENCE it for themselves.

   When you go from DAYLIGHT to DARKNESS it is  like a LIGHT SWITCH was being SWITCHED TO THE OFF position.

    You can't help but wonder WHO TURNED OFF THE LIGHT?

    When you EXPERIENCE a EARTHQUAKE that makes THE GROUND RUMBLE, you have to wonder WHO COULD have SHOOK THE EARTH so violently?

   As you see the HOT LAVA SPEW OUT of a VOLCANO flowing ALL over the TOWNS around it, you have to wonder WHERE did that SCOLDING HOT LAVA come from?

   As you EXPERIENCE a SEVERE THUNDERSTORM and you can FEEL THE POWER of the THUNDER AND LIGHTNING, you can't help but be REMINDED how POWERFUL NATURE is.

    

Friday, April 5, 2024

Are you really COMMUNICATING if you DON'T TALK about it?

    Before you get UPSET when they seem to NOT CARE about WHAT YOU WANT because if YOU NEVER TOLD THEM WHAT YOU WANT, then they obviously DID NOT have NO IDEA WHAT YOU WANTED.

   Before you get UPSET about what you THOUGHT THEY MEANT you should ASK THEM WHAT THEY MEANT.

   Before you FORM YOUR OPINION you need to get THE FACTS so YOU MAKE AN INFORMED OPINION.

   You may THINK you KNOW SOMEONE but the TRUTH  is that you ONLY SEE WHAT THEY WANT YOU TO SEE.

   You may NOT AGREE with THEIR DECISIONS but we CAN AGREE that you have NO IDEA what they have dealt with in THEIR LIFETIME that made them MAKE the decision that was BEST FOR THEM.

   If you WANT THEM TO KNOW then you have to TELL THEM so they will KNOW, THEY CAN'T READ YOUR MIND.

   There are many things that people MISUNDERSTAND because they NEVER HEAR ABOUT IT TO UNDERSTAND IT.

   If we will COMMUNICATE BETTER with each other then we would KNOW EACH OTHER BETTER. 

   BE KIND to EVERYONE you MEET because you have NO IDEA WHAT THEY MAY BE REALLY FACING.

   

   

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

Change the way you LOOK AT IT and what you will SEE WILL CHANGE

      If you LOOK AT it DIFFERENTLY you will SEE DIFFERENT THINGS.

    IF you LOOK at it from a DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW you will SEE a VIEW that you DIDN'T SEE BEFORE.

   WHAT you LOOK for will DETERMINE what you WILL SEE.

    TEN people can LOOK at the SAME THING, yet SEE TEN DIFFERENT THINGS.

   When my son felt he was being yelled at, I could SEE the ANGER inside him building up.

     Then I got him to realize he normally had done it ONCE A WEEK but it had been NEARLY TWO WEEKS since he had done it.

    Immediately I could see the ANGER DISAPPEAR from his face and it was REPLACED with a LOOK OF UNDERSTANDING that he had FORGOTTEN TO DO IT LAST WEEK.

    Before you let WHAT YOU THINK YOU SEE affect you, TRY LOOKING AT IT DIFFERENTLY and you just MIGHT SEE how it ACTUALLY should AFFECT you.

    When he LOOKED AT IT DIFFERENTLY HE COULD SEE that he WASN'T being yelled at he was just being REMINDED that it was something he needed to do.

    When you CAN HELP them SEE IT FROM A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW you HELP them from being ANGRY UNNECESSARILY.

    UNFORTUNATELY you do DAMAGE to your OVERALL WELL BEING from being ANGRY over something even though it was NOTHING TO BE ANGRY ABOUT.

    HELPING someone SEE IT DIFFERENTLY may be ALL THE HELP THEY NEED to HELP KEEP them HEALTHY.


Monday, April 1, 2024

You know you are OLD when you....

    You know you are OLD when you can't STAY AWAKE when it is NAP TIME.

    You know you are OLD when you can't continue TELLING someone your STORY if you FORGET a simple WORD UNTIL MINUTES later when you FINALLY THINK OF THE WORD.

   When my father in law did it we used to not understand because The WORD could have EASILY BEEN SKIPPED and we would have still UNDERSTOOD THE STORY.

   BUT when you are OLD you are DETERMINED to PROVE to YOURSELF that you CAN REMEMBER THE WORD whether it matters to anyone else or not.

   You know you are OLD when you CAN NO LONGER EAT the FOODS you used to LOVE because now that FOOD UPSETS your stomach.

   You know you are OLD when you CALL SOMEONE in there THIRTIES a YOUNGSTER.

    You may FEEL LIKE you are YOUNG and you may even LOOK LIKE you are YOUNG.

    But when you are OLD you CAN'T DENY that you are OLD because you're REMINDED in many little ways that you are OLD.

    You may FEEL YOUNG AT HEART but remember that your NOT AS YOUNG as you used to be, so BE CAREFUL what you PHYSICALLY DO because you GOT OLDER with time.