Friday, July 19, 2024

You can FEEL the THUNDER SHAKE the GROUND

     As we were watching the TV together out of nowhere came a RUMBLE that was impossible to ignore.

    We knew they were PREDICTING RAIN but we were caught off guard when the RUMBLE FROM THE THUNDER SHOOK the couch we were sitting on.

    It was not RAINING yet but you knew the RAIN WAS ON IT'S WAY because we could FEEL THE RUMBLE.

    When we LOOKED OUTSIDE we could SEE THE DARKNESS in THE SKY HEADING OUR WAY.

    We decided to SIT ON THE PORCH to WATCH THE CLOUDS as they ROLLED IN.

     The dogs came outside to LAY DOWN on the PORCH with us. 

     All of a sudden in the middle of a sentence WE WERE SILENCED by a LIGHTNING STRIKE that LANDED EXTREMELY CLOSE to the PORCH.

      WE KNEW a STORM WAS COMING. We KNEW YET it STARTLED US sending OUR HEARTS POUNDING.

      Obviously we ALL RACED TO THE DOOR to get INSIDE to BE SAFE FROM being STRUCK BY LIGHTNING.

       THE DOGS were the FIRST ONES IN they SURE didn't think about PROTECTING US.

     All they Thought about was PROTECTING THEMSELVES from the LIGHTNING.

     The LOOK THEY GAVE ME when we got INSIDE was a LOOK OF FRUSTRATION that WE WOULD EVEN HAVE TOOK THEM OUTSIDE in the MIDDLE OF A STORM.

      As the THUNDER AND LIGHTNING ROARED OUTSIDE we could FEEL IT SHAKING THE EARTH.

     ALTHOUGH it only lasted for about a HALF HOUR FOR THE ENTIRE THIRTY MINUTES IT FELT LIKE A WAR WAS RAGING ALL AROUND US.

     LATER when the RAIN HAD PASSED we went back out on the PORCH but our DOGS decided that WE COULD GO OUTSIDE BY OURSELVES this time and they would just STAY INSIDE.

    We could HEAR THE BIRDS out CHIRPING as they waited for the WORMS to COME UP to the surface as the RAIN HAD JUST FLOODED THEIR HOLES UNDERGROUND.

    WE could HEAR THE FROGS CROAKING as they CAME OUT OF HIDING to PLAY IN THE WATER PUDDLES.

     As the cars drove down the road you could HEAR THE SPLASHING as THEIR TIRES ROLLED through the WET ROADWAYS.

   As the RAINWATER SPLASHED DOWN off the ROOFTOP you could HEAR THE PATTERN OF SOUND OF THE WATER AS IT WAS DRIPPING DOWN.

     A THUNDERSTORM REMINDS US that MOTHER NATURE IS UNDENIABLY A POWERHOUSE.

   AND SHE OCCASIONALLY SHOWS US THAT IN JUST THE BLINK OF AN EYE HER POWER can SHAKE THE EARTH.

     

    

     


Wednesday, July 17, 2024

Will you GET UP AND STAND STRONG or GET PUSHED DOWN and STAY DOWN?

     If YOU want to STAND STRONG then YOU WILL HAVE TO STAND UP for WHAT'S RIGHT!

    If YOU want to BE SAFE then YOU HAVE TO MAKE SURE EVERYONE IS SAFE!

   If YOU WOULDN'T want it to HAPPEN TO YOU OR SOMEONE YOU LOVE.....THEN DON'T LET IT HAPPEN TO ANYONE!

    The WORLD won't get BETTER ON IT'S OWN...WE ALL MUST DO OUR PART.

    WORLD PEACE is POSSIBLE by EVERYONE EVERYWHERE BRINGING PEACE OF MIND to ONE PERSON AT A TIME!

    WITHOUT even saying a word you can make a POSITIVE DIFFERENCE because A SMILE SAYS PEACE IN ANY LANGUAGE!

    HAPPINESS is a STATE OF MIND no matter WHAT STATE OR WHAT COUNTRY YOU LIVE IN!

     YOU may have a lot of LOVE IN YOUR HEART but can ANYONE SEE IT OR FEEL IT? 

    Even if YOU are not able to HELP them you DEFINITELY can HELP THEM by making sure YOU DON'T make it WORSE FOR THEM!

    BE KIND TO EVERYONE YOU MEET because you have no idea what they may be facing.

Monday, July 15, 2024

Have you ever wished that YOU HAD NOT SAID what YOU SAID?

     After a hectic situation after you have had a moment to think about it...have you ever said.... 

     I SHOULDN'T HAVE SAID THAT?

    Or I WISH I WOULDN'T HAVE DONE THAT?

     We all have FELT SOMETHING and SAID THINGS during a HEATED MOMENT IN LIFE that we wish WE HAD NOT SAID.

   We have all REACTED to a NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCE in such a NEGATIVE way that we wish we COULD TAKE BACK how we REACTED. 

    UNFORTUNATELY once you SAY IT you can't change what PEOPLE HEARD.

    UNFORTUNATELY once you DO IT it BECOMES a FACT something that YOU DID that you are HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR because YOU DID DO IT.

    LUCKILY you can be FORGIVEN if you ASK FOR FORGIVENESS from those who you had hurt, but CAN you FORGIVE YOURSELF?

    We tend to EASILY FORGIVE OTHERS yet we JUDGE OURSELVES so harshly that we have trouble FORGIVING OURSELVES.

     Remember that NO ONE IS PERFECT so accept that NO ONE is PERFECT INCLUDING YOURSELF.

   We ARE ALL JUST HUMAN AND HUMANS ARE NOT PERFECT, BUT....... REMEMBER BEFORE YOU REACT.....STOP and THINK about what YOUR ACTIONS WILL BRING because ONCE YOU REACT YOU CAN'T TAKE IT BACK.

   AND like your MOM TOLD YOU....IF YOU DON'T HAVE ANYTHING NICE TO SAY.....THEN YOU SHOULDN'T SAY ANYTHING AT ALL.

     

     

    

Friday, July 12, 2024

Don't MISS IT because you didn't LOOK for IT

    You can't wait for it to FALL IN YOUR LAP because IT WON'T just FALL IN YOUR LAP.

    Just because you DESERVE IT doesn't mean you WILL GET WHAT YOU DESERVE.

    You will have to LOOK FOR IT if you have ANY CHANCE of FINDING IT.

    You have to FIGURE OUT WHAT TO DO AND HOW TO DO IT so you KNOW WHAT TO DO if you want to SUCCESSFULLY DO IT.

     When you are a child you THINK THAT ANYTHING AND EVERYTHING is EASILY POSSIBLE but when you are an adult you REALIZE that some things are GOING TO BE HARDER than you THOUGHT.

    IF it is IMPORTANT TO YOU then YOU WILL HAVE TO LOOK for a WAY TO DO IT and DO WHATEVER IT TAKES to DO IT.

   The ANSWER is not always EASY TO FIND but if YOU LOOK FOR IT, YOU WILL FIND IT, if YOU DON'T LOOK FOR IT then you WILL NEVER FIND IT.

   It may take HARD WORK but IF YOU PUT IN the HARD WORK you can get the RESULTS you want.

    IF YOU DON'T PUT IN THE WORK then you WON'T GET the RESULTS you WANT, it's that SIMPLE.

  The RESULTS YOU will GET AFTER YOU PUT IN all the HARD WORK you will CLEARLY SEE that IT WAS WORTH YOUR HARD WORK.

   LIFE is not ALWAYS EASY but it's EASY to SEE that if you WANT IT then you will have to put in the HARD WORK to get it.

   So..... JUST DO IT.

    

    

Wednesday, July 10, 2024

What kind of VIBES are you BRINGING?

     As you INTERACT with someone what kind of VIBES are YOU sending them?

    Did you know that without SAYING A WORD how you FEEL is CLEARLY KNOWN by the LOOK ON YOUR FACE?

    From the MOMENT an ANGRY PERSON enters the ROOM everyone can SUDDENLY FEEL THE TENSION growing in the room.

    Have you ever EXPERIENCED that kind of MOMENT?

    Could you IMAGINE what the LOOK ON YOUR FACE would LOOK LIKE if you would LOOK IN THE MIRROR when YOU ARE ANGRY?

     I THINK EVERYONE SHOULD GO LOOK IN THE MIRROR the Next time they are ANGRY to SEE WHAT EXACTLY other people would SEE.

     And TRUST me you will CLEARLY SEE at a glance it ISN'T A GOOD LOOK.

   From the MOMENT a HAPPY GO LUCKY INDIVIDUAL walks in the ROOM everyone can SUDDENLY FEEL a SENSE OF CALMNESS around them.

    Have you ever wandered what KIND of VIBES are YOU SENDING when YOU ENTER the ROOM?

    Have you ever Asked YOURSELF what KIND OF VIBES DO YOU WANT TO BE SENDING?

    If YOU WANT TO SEND OUT GOOD VIBRATIONS ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS START SHARING A SMILE WITH EVERYONE YOU MEET.

   A SMILE SPREADS PEACE EVERYWHERE because a SMILE SAYS PEACE IN ANY LANGUAGE.

  PEACE ON EARTH IS POSSIBLE BY BRINGING PEACE OF MIND TO ONE PERSON AT A TIME.

     

     

    

    

    

    

Monday, July 8, 2024

One thing leads to ANOTHER to GET what you NEED you HAVE TO PUT IN THE WORK

    Not EVERY DAY will be EASY but EVERY DAY you  WAKE UP is a DAY you should be GRATEFUL to have.

    As long as YOU ACCEPT that you won't get EVERYTHING you could EVER WANT you will be able to be GRATEFUL that you have EVERYTHING that you need.

     HOW YOU FEEL will be determined by WHAT YOU SEE which is determined by HOW YOU LOOK AT IT.

     You may not like getting WET when you get caught out in a RAINSTORM but you can still be THANKFUL it's RAINING because you know we NEED THE RAIN.

     Driving through the CONSTRUCTION while they work on the ROAD is ANNOYING but you will APPRECIATE the IMPROVEMENT to the ROADS when the CONSTRUCTION is completed.

    It is a lot of HARD WORK to PLANT THE FLOWERS but it SURE brings a SMILE to your face EVERY TIME you GET TO ENJOY the FLOWERS BLOOMING.

    IF YOU PUT in the WORK YOU WILL BE ABLE TO ENJOY the FRUITS OF YOUR LABOR.

   IT'S TRUE YOU WILL REAP WHAT YOU SOW. 

    If you want to ENJOY the VEGETABLES from your GARDEN it is ONLY POSSIBLE if you PLANT A GARDEN.

Friday, July 5, 2024

Keep your EYES WIDE OPEN so you will SEE WHAT IS BEST

    You may not AGREE with them on EVERYTHING but you can STILL RESPECT them if they are a GOOD PERSON.

    A GOOD TEAMMATE may be a VEGETARIAN and you are a MEAT lover but TOGETHER you can still make a GOOD TEAM.

    And you can still ENJOY going OUT TO DINNER WITH THEM. 

     YOU can ENJOY your BEEF BURGER and THEY can ENJOY their VEGGIE BURGER while you BOTH SHARE SOME FRIES.

    You NEED to KEEP your EYES WIDE OPEN to SEE the POSITIVE in EVERY SITUATION AND IN EVERY PERSON so you SEE WHAT PARTS you NEED TO KEEP.

     NO ONE is PERFECT so QUIT EXPECTING ANYONE but ESPECIALLY YOURSELF to BE PERFECT.

    We are ALL DIFFERENT and it is OUR DIFFERENCES that MAKES US EACH UNIQUE.

    If we were all the SAME there wouldn't be anything NEW to TALK ABOUT.

     DON'T LET ANYONE OR ANYTHING CHANGE WHO YOU ARE because YOUR UNIQUENESS IS WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE.

    

   

Wednesday, July 3, 2024

If you TELL SOMEONE that YOU WILL then YOU WILL DO IT

     If YOU TELL SOMEONE that YOU WILL be there at 10, YOU GET THERE AT 10.

   If YOU TELL SOMEONE that YOU WILL HELP them, YOU GET UP AND HELP them.

   If YOU TELL SOMEONE that YOU WILL DO IT, YOU JUST DO IT.

    BUT..  have YOU NOTICED that if YOU SAY YOU WILL DO IT for YOURSELF YOU PUT OFF DOING IT?

    If YOU SAY YOU WILL DO IT because YOU NEED TO DO IT for YOURSELF, GET UP AND DO WHAT YOU SAID YOU WOULD DO.

   A PERSON IS ONLY AS GOOD AS THEIR WORD...  SO STICK TO YOUR WORDS... INCLUDING WHAT YOU SAY YOU WILL DO FOR YOURSELF.

    

Monday, July 1, 2024

Be PROACTIVE to make sure you have what YOU NEED in YOUR FUTURE

    Spend some time with the ELDERS in your family and you will see what you will be doing when you are the ELDERS OF YOUR FAMILY.

    You WILL SEE the NEED to STAY HEALTHY when YOU ARE YOUNG so you will be HEALTHY when YOU ARE OLDER.

    You WILL SEE that what THEY CHOSE TO DO when THEY WERE YOUNG has DETERMINED WHO THEY ARE AND WHERE THEY ARE NOW THAT THEY ARE OLDER.

    You WILL SEE that we all ONLY HAVE THE TIME WE HAVE and we NEED TO ENJOY EVERY MOMENT WE HAVE. 

    You WILL SEE that NOTHING IS MORE IMPORTANT than the TIME WE get to SPEND TOGETHER with OUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY.

    You WILL SEE that it WILL TAKE HARD WORK to get where you WANT TO BE but it WILL BE WORTH THE HARD WORK.

   You WILL SEE that you may own several homes during your LIFETIME but you might WANT a HOME WITH NO STAIRS that you WOULD HAVE TO CLIMB as YOUR LAST FOREVER HOME.

    You WILL SEE that for YOUR OVERALL WELL BEING you WON'T FEEL COMFORTABLE in the SKIN YOU ARE IN UNLESS YOU ARE COMFORTABLE with WHAT YOU DO IN THE SKIN YOU ARE IN.

     IT'S THE CIRCLE OF LIFE, ONE DAY YOU ARE BORN AND ONE DAY YOU WILL BE THE ELDER.