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PICK ONE, NOW OR NEVER?

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Colin Wilson tells us The average man is a conformist, accepting miseries and disasters with the stoicism of a cow standing in the rain.

Just so you know, cows will stand in a field regardless of the weather until one takes the initiative to head to the barn, then they all line up single file, and follow that one cow to shelter. As lowly as cows are is in this realm, that one happened to be a leader and has taken charge of its situation, whether we understand it or not.

The percentage is pretty high that there will come a time when we all may have to take a stand. My advice is to take into consideration the words of Lou Hotz; Nothing on this earth is standing still. It’s either growing or it’s dying. No matter if it’s a tree or a human being.

The thing is we exist in a society of victimization where people are much more comfortable being victimized than actually standing up for themselves for a lack of courage.

Don’t be afraid to take a stand for yourself, or speak up even if you don’t get the answers you are looking for; it’s just the fact that you said something that matters, even if it hurts.

It’s a fact of life that sometimes the actions we take will leave scars, especially when we choose to stand up and fight for ourselves and others, but scars show toughness, including the fact that you have been through it, and you’re still standing is a Testimony.

It takes tremendous courage to stand up for what’s right, even if you have to stand alone, especially when you know it is unpopular. The thing is, it’s a true test of your moral character.

The wall of fear that may be standing in your way has no expiration date, it can stand in place a lifetime if the reason it was put there is not removed or at least addressed. Most times the problem is self-insecurities, like not trusting your own ability to fight for your own life (too afraid), the sorry reason the wall is still there.

Take back your power; your insecurities are what’s chasing and standing in the way of the freedom needed to live out your dreams.

Although some of us were not blessed with confidence, still we had better be aware of those that don’t fight back, just like you, sooner or later they will have to. So, it’s better to say and do something now: Let the World know you exist, because if you don’t, what you allow will continue, like it or not.

Don’t let anyone break your soul. You will have to stand on your own; stand up for yourself. Some, including family, would give anything to see you fail, but you must never give them the satisfaction. Hold your head up high, smile, and stand your ground fearlessly.

It’s Something to Think About!

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WORD UP, SHORT AND SWEET!

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People don’t want to hear your opinion. They want to hear their opinion coming out of your mouth.

I rest my case.

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WORD UP, SHORT AND SWEET?

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NOT MY FIGHT?

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ITS NOT MY FIGHT?

If you want to be strong learn how to fight alone, because the toughest battles you will ever have are the ones you have with yourself, but if you’re on the battlefield, know your enemy as well as you know yourself then you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.  

There are intelligent and tactical ways to handle your business when it comes to avoiding some confrontations, all it takes is for you to put in the effort while using common sense; which is something that should be front and center at all times, while trying to ease the tension. Avoid being aggressive, if you can…

As for me, I know the best battle not to fight is the one that can be avoided, and the ones when there is nothing to gain by winning. 

I suggest you pick your battles wisely because You can sound confident, but have extreme anxieties. Often times you can look healthy while you feel sick. Furthermore, you can look happy and be miserable inside, and you can be good-looking while feeling ugly. What’s even worst is you may have overestimated yourself and not be battle ready. So be kind because everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about.

Walk away from fights big or small; it’s hard but do it anyway, walk away from people who are trouble makers, gossipers, disrespectful, instigators, bias, etc… Believe me, I know walking away isn’t always an option, there will be times when we will have to stand our ground, whether we want to or not, especially if the battle is about moral issues.

When it’s all said and done Fighting is our last option, nevertheless, it is an option that can’t be ruled out as an option, so at some point you will have to make a decision.

So, if we must fight why not fight for something like Joy, Hope and Salvation? I know that that’s too much like right, but fighting doesn’t always mean physical contact, or mental insanity busting loose at the seams.

Obstacles are put in our way to see if what we want is worth fighting for, especially the things we care about. Anyway, I know It takes great courage to stand and fight for something, but sometimes it can take even more courage to walk away and leave things behind.

To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart. Eleanor Roosevelt

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on March 14, 2021 in Something To Think About

 

DO YOU, OR?

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DO YOU, OR?

Life is like sucking honey from a thorn.  Robert Duvall.

For me, it’s like getting a hit on the Funny Bone, and we all know there is nothing funny about that. But it is a reminder that the pain is real; as real as we need air to survive, water is life’s flow, and shelter before the storm is an absolute necessity.

Some of us are a work in progress, for others it’s debatable, but for most, life changes on a dime; that’s exactly why it is absolutely necessary to take a break, regroup, and renew at every opportunity for all the different reasons you may incur on your life journey; you know, things that could be detrimental to a sound mind, and body if not attended to.

But, then you have those that say, I’ll rest or sleep when I die. For the life of me, I cannot figure out how you are going to do anything if you’re dead? That type of thinking already has me exhausted. Although, sometimes in the worst of times we have to stop regardless of our obligations, even if it’s only for a few minutes in order to carry on.

The thing is whatever task we take on, chosen or not, it will take stamina and strength, combined with courage, a healthy mind, and a strong body that needs to be maintained and cared for. In other words, you need to be mentally and physically fit.

If you decide to take a little time for yourself, don’t waste time debating yourself about taking the time. What’s more tiring than defeating yourself with negative solutions when you’re supposed to be resting. Mental Health is so important but it doesn’t work well when we are tired and out of touch.

It’s ironic, but most people are quick to take any undeserved self-serving break for things that are of no account and may burn down the building going out the door, but that’s another story. For me, it’s a no-win situation; some of us may spend the rest of our lives wishing we had. That’s Life we take our chances, the thing is, I’d rather do mine in top-notch shape.

Give yourself a break from The Cloud.

Since so many of us are quarantined at home, we use the computer more than ever. Shut it down; read a book, watch TV, take a walk, reconnect with yourself, and stay away from the refrigerator; sing that song From the Window to the Wall.   🙂

If you can do without your phone, e-mail, FB, text messages, online shopping sprees, do without it, hide from the Cyber World for an entire day, if not, an hour is better than nothing at all. In other words, if it is not a catastrophe life or death situation, Do Nothing, but be warned, no matter what you decide, everything involves change, so Be Ready.

When we remove ourselves from an overload of information and in too many cases dis-information, it allows us to take Mental Breaks. The good news is those mental breaks coupled with a little peace are just what’s needed to refresh our learned capabilities coupled with our God-giving gifts;15 minutes or less is sufficient for most who take catnaps to refresh their minds.

Awesome Life Tips tells us, Sometimes you need a mental break and that’s okay. Whether it’s from the people in your life, or your daily routine, or whatever path you’re taking towards a goal, Breaks, and detours can be just as beneficial as the work needed to get you there; just listen to your body and act accordingly.

Give yourself a Physical Break, especially when hurting, hungry, or tired, it’s also okay to miss a day or two from work, the last thing we want is to exhaust ourselves, or infect others with colds, etc… Sometimes we have to take some personal time to clear our minds and bodies of whatever ails us.

Don’t get me wrong, I understand life sometimes won’t allow time off for various reasons, but if you don’t take the time your body, mind, and your feet will.

Learn to take a break instead of quitting. You have permission to rest, and it would help if you lighten the load of taking on the responsibility of trying to fix everything and everyone whenever possible. You do not have to try and make everyone happy, plus you’ll be better at it if you replenish your own worth first, not fall into exhaustion.

Sometimes, the only thing that should be done is to be still, and learn to appreciate the quiet and the beauty of being Surrounded by Nothingness; especially from all our emotions. Emotions have a reputation for running rampant; often filling our hearts with darkness or pumping so much adrenaline into our system we are running amuck with joy.

Oftentimes if we Calm Down, and Slow Down, it gives us the time we need to stand back for a closer look at what and who we are trusting with our happiness, our identity, and our self-worth. Sometimes we are too consumed with too many things, causing us to miss what’s really going on in our own lives.

When we want to get the right perspective we must see our situations from all angles, so we must take the time to access those around us; it’s good to know where we stand with them. It’s easy, just stop and take a peek, there is more to life than just rushing through it, and while you’re at it, don’t get too busy to NOT Notice Yourself, it may be just what the doctor ordered for you to catch up with you. 

I just wish we all would open our eyes to realize that being in too much of a hurry and too this or that only leads to stress, but, if we paid more attention to ourselves instead of others, we may find we are a little too much in too many ways. I suggest you take a break from your worldly self set for all to see, and let your inner self free, from there you can build your strength and shift you’re pretend selves from regrets to dreams, which alone can help calm your nerves.

It’s Something to Think About!

Jesus is Lord!

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Posted by on February 27, 2021 in Something To Think About

 

I’VE STARTED A NEW SERIES! 1

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I’ve started a new series called Word Up, Short, and Sweet. Most times, in my opinion, it doesn’t take a lot of words to get to the point, especially if you are clear about what you are saying. You all know I am not long-winded; well-placed words will get you where you want to go, but, too many and you have talked your way right out of what you talked yourself into. That’s a Testimony.  🙂

Sometimes I see, read, or hear something I think is worth repeating, these words are so simple that the only thing needed is common sense. I hope you agree and enjoy it.

It’s not selfish to love yourself, take care of yourself, to make your happiness a priority. It’s necessary.

Making yourself a priority is essential to being able to help anyone else. Once you choose yourself anything is possible, while reminding yourself that it’s okay to not be perfect.

Tell yourself and believe in your own words, tell yourself that you will never be too old to set new goals, dream new dreams, or reach new heights. And remember, the only person you should try to be better than is the person you were yesterday.  

The point is to never allow someone to be your priority, while they see you as an option. Mark Twain

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Posted by on February 13, 2021 in Something To Think About

 

HUMAN NEEDS?

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HUMAN NEEDS?

Did you know there are three things that have a limited threshold? If not, they are time, pain, and death. And did you know truth, love, and knowledge are boundless? There are also three things needed for humanity to co-exist: truth, peace, and Basic Needs. Everything else is irrelevant. Suzy Kassem 

The most basic of all human needs is the need to understand and to be understood. The best way I found to understand people is to listen to them.

Did you know, having needs is not evidence of weakness, it’s human?

We have a natural desire to feel appreciated, and needed, but just so you know it’s our desire to love that’s more pressing. As simple as that may sound, one of the oldest human needs is having someone wonder where you are when you don’t come home at night; at least for me, it is. 

I understand human needs because I understand everyone wants to succeed, but apparently, it’s not in the cards for everyone. I see people every day of my life that live without food and shelter. The mere idea of that leaves me to believe that there is one basic need we should all agree on, and that’s to be successful enough to supply food, water, and shelter for ourselves and our family. 

The core of human needs is having a degree of certainty, significance, love, connections, growth, and contributions.

Of these six Core Needs, in my opinion, Certainty is the one I’m most concerned about because it’s critical to sustain life. Its importance lies in the search for security and comfort, and the assurance that the decisions we make will not cause pain in an effort to gain that comfort while being aware of the fact that there will be a bit of instability.

Just so you know, The greatest certainty in life is Death, the greatest uncertainty is Time. Carl Sandberg.

The word Significance gives us the quality of being important. Other connecting words are meaningful too like substantial, noteworthy, etc. The reason why significance is necessary for us is it simply means you can feel confident that something is real. 

There is a difference between the significance and importance of the words; significance means there is something meaningful in the context, while the word important means having a crucial value. So, remember When walking through life, what your foes do derives its significance or consequences from the way you react. Joseph Brodsky

Love is to have affection for another person, or be profoundly tender, passionate, etc. There is also a need to take great pleasure in things such as; a love of music and sexual desires.

Love is unconditional. When we truly love something or someone, we can’t stop loving it or them, regardless of what they say or do. The thing about love is it reminds us of what truly matters in life, and it’s risky. 

We don’t fall in love with people because they’re good people; it’s an emotion that can fail us. One thing about love is being caught in its passion, making it one of the most satisfying places in our emotional circuit, but being in a safe place is not one of them.

Studies show we all need to have Connections to feel supported, valued, and loved. Take, for instance, if babies are not successfully connected to their mothers, they won’t be able to survive. We need human connections to prosper and to have lucrative conversations.

We also need connections to stave off emotions like depression, loneliness, as well as connect to the ones that bring happiness and joy. Without connecting to other people, we won’t have a good base of people to support us when it comes to others. We also need them to care about us.

The worst way to connect to people is to be in awe of them, give unrealistic compliments about them in order to win their approval, envy, or to think they are superior to us. Did you know, Physical attractions are common, but a mental connection is rare?

Growth is a mindset to do better, but the importance of failure is it’s an opportunity to grow, and it’s also your personal effort that determines your abilities to connect to new challenges. 

A growth mindset consists of knowing even good works can be improved by becoming more persistent when embracing an opportunity to grow. Put in the effort to make a path to master the essentials. Get feedback in order to identify the areas that need improving, while using setbacks as a wake-up call to improve.

Contributions: True happiness is about giving not getting, and it’s a selfless act to help others. No person was ever honored for what he received. Honor has been the reward for what he gave. Calvin Coolidge

Did you know only by giving are you able to receive more than you already have, and there is no one useless in this world who lightens the burden of another? Charles Dickens

It’s Something to Think About!

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Posted by on January 25, 2021 in Something To Think About

 

FAKE IS FAKE?

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FAKE IS FAKE?

I don’t know about you, but if I call someone fake, let it be known that I am not trying to offend them, I am describing who they are.

Knowing the truth and accepting it seems to be a thing of the past, the thing is, the truth will never change, it is what it is no matter how many years it may lie dormant. It’s possible, even easy, to insert falsehoods into the mainstream of our very lives, still the truth will be revealed even if it doesn’t rear its face in the liar’s lifetime.

Some of us may be under the impression that today’s climate is a good time for Fake News in order to please our own selfish ambitions to acquire something that’s not for sale, like other people’s freedoms, dreams, thoughts, and desires for what is rightly theirs.

When a choice is given, what happens when your answer is, it’s my way or the highway, or when we humble ourselves to the will of one, what happens to those that are not as selfish or as weak-minded as you? Often times when we submit ourselves to the willpower of inappropriate individuals, we lose ourselves, and the lives of all those born and unborn who do or will depend on our making the right decision at the right time for their future. 

My Grandfather told me years ago that he made a covenant (an agreement) with the Lord. He said, God told him if he put down earthy things and follow after him, he would bless his family for 6 or 7 generations. Fake news is not interested in that, these days it’s all about me and my under-educated, selfishly ignorant attitude, all stemming from feeling left out, short-sighted and vengeful of things not understood. 

Mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, I am talking about the ones who depend on you to make good decisions that will affect all those who surround you, including those who live outside your family circle, what about them? We need to take into consideration that the decisions we make today, will impact not only our loved ones, it will also affect the ones we may depend on also.

Bad decisions made out of hatred, can and will cause our most precious to be left behind to fall into the cracks caused by our intolerance of others, leaving them to suffer the consequences of our inability to look beyond our nose to do the right thing by telling the truth, and nothing but the truth, so help us, God.

Did you know a lot of people claim not to notice when someone is being pretentious or fake, even though they can feel or see it in their body language, instead they choose to stand guard over nothing but emptiness?  Others when hearing fake news just roll their eyes and say, we’ll figure it out, when realistically we may never figure it out. In my book that’s called a cop-out.

It’s easy to tell in some instances who are fake and who is not. Fake people talk about other people being fake, Real people worry about their business because they know the secret of life is honesty and fair dealing. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.

It’s Something to Think About!

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Posted by on January 3, 2021 in Something To Think About

 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all, all over the world.

I wish I could greet everyone in their own language a Happy New Year but, unfortunately, it’s just too much.

As we celebrate this New Year be mindful of New Year Resolutions because they are Something that goes in one Year and out the other. The Slave Harriet Tubman saw the New Year as good a time as any to dream for a new beginning. She said Every great dream begins with a dreamer.

The thing is, when searching for that dream in 2021, if it becomes obvious that your dreams cannot be achieved, don’t adjust your dream, adjust your approach. In the end, we all get 365 days. The only difference is how we use them, no matter how old we get.

HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.

It’s Something to Think About!

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Posted by on December 28, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

CHRISTMAS?

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According to ET News, there are some things about Christmas that are quite surprising such as Was Jesus born in the Spring?

The Historians believe so, plus the 25th of December isn’t mentioned in the Bible. Historians believe that the date was chosen because the agricultural god Saturn gave gifts, partied, and gambled every year on the 25th of December. Let’s say it became a day for everyone, as they celebrated each in their own way.

Christmas trees came to America in the 1830s, but it is believed the Germans were the 1st to bring the trees into their homes to decorate with cookies and lights.

Giving to others on Christmas started when a very rich Christian Bishop named Nicholas, who lived in Turkey, became popular for giving gifts to the poor and the needy. When the Bishop was sainted, he became the Protector of the Children; thus, St. Nicholas.

It was the Dutch children who started the tradition of leaving food and drink out for Old St. Nick, as he was soon called as a show of affection. The Norse left treats and hey to feed the reindeer, as a variety of new concepts appeared, the Christmas and Christian celebrations flourished.

It’s not widely known that Santa Claus’s original colors were blue, white, and green, by the 1930s Coca-Cola had Santa in red, and a tradition was born. Did I mention the flying sleigh stories that began in 1819 were envisioned by the creator of The Headless Houseman in a dream?

Does anyone remember the Montgomery Ward Department Stores? The thing is they created Rudolph in 1939, but he didn’t have a red nose because the brass saw it as a sign of chronic alcoholism; they didn’t want a drunk looking reindeer. Rudolph’s only purpose was to get children to buy holiday coloring books.

Now, the part about Rudolph getting a red nose and Santa flying around the globe with magical reindeer is muddy.  More research is necessary.   🙂

Guess what? John Smith was the inventor of Eggnog, and he added the Rum. This took place at the Jamestown settlement in 1607. The Pilgrims may have been drinking, but no one was kissing under a Mistletoe. The mistletoe is really a parasite that attaches itself to a tree and then literally sucks the life out of it. The purpose is to stay green year-round.

It has been rumored that Father Joseph Mohr of Austria may have written Silent Night. It was also rumored Father Mohr wrote the song in desperation for some type of Christian music because his organ was broken. In today’s world, “White Christmas” is the best-selling song of all time, and “Jingle Bells” was supposed to be a Thanksgiving song. Strange, but true.

The number one song of all Christmas songs is, All I Want for Christmas is You, and it resides in the Guinness World Record Book for the highest-charting holiday song by none other than Mariah Carey. The highest-grossing Christmas Movie is Jim Carreys How The Grinch Stole Christmas.

On December 25th Christians like us and all over the world know Jesus is the Reason for the Season. We celebrate his birthday because it marks his 1st breath outside the womb, and it marks the beginning of the earthy story of heavenly Redemption. 

The 25th of December works for me because December 25th is all about “A birth and a death and eternal life.”

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Posted by on December 18, 2020 in Something To Think About

 
 
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