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FEAR?

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FEAR?

The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure you seek. Joseph Campbell

Fear is an unpleasant feeling triggered by the perception of danger, real or imagined. Most will experience this sensation more then a few times if they live long enough.

In most cases, we get our first dose of fear when we realize we have to be vaccinated before entering school for the first time. After that, its all downhill.

We become afraid of the unknown; we fear being held back, we are afraid of changes, love, or lack of, afraid to die, etc. Why? God has not given us a Spirit of Fear.

Some are not afraid of anything, well that’s what they say, some are fearmongers, they are absolutely the worst. It is the spreading of frightening and exaggerated rumors of impending danger to purposely arouse fear to manipulate the public that makes them so deplorable.

When you know trouble is just up the road, what do we do? We prepare or try to avoid it. If we see a pothole in the middle of the road, what do we do? Most attempt to drive around it. But when it comes to fear, we can’t sidestep or avoid it; we have to meet it face to face.

What we can do to face our fears is to mentally and physically prepare to overcome or avoids the things we cannot control, giving us the best chance to live a blessed and successful life, if God is willing.

I know we were not meant to live in fear, especially the fear of dying. What would be the point? For God hath not given us the spirit of fear, but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. 2nd Timothy 1: 7 KJV

I believe the moment we become conscious of our surroundings we have some type of say so or some type of decision we can make concerning that knowledge. We will either fight for control or accept living in fear, which is not the desired choice.

The spirit of fear is meant to control us, but it is our responsibility to not allow it to overpower our mind in an attempt to do that very thing, but if you cannot control that fear it will burn everything around you to the ground and you with it.

If fear has a grip on you, you have to commit and take back what belongs to you, especially the mind and the body, physical things are a little easier to get over, but, no matter how afraid you may be, did you know Self-control is a strength? Right thought is mastery. Calmness is power.

Some know Mastering others is strength, mastering yourself is true power. Therefore, having the ability and confidence to do it is required. I suggest if you are looking for power seek knowledge.

Nelson Mandela tells us, I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.

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BEFORE YOUR TIME?

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BEFORE YOUR TIME?

Did you know thousands of ways to die are lurking at every turn?

Someone told me the heart only has so many beats, so they suggested I not overdo it or welcome any unnecessary risk.  For instance, to die for something someone else caused; a car accident, killed by stray bullets, etc…

Some lives are lost because of a failure to communicate, such as ignoring danger signs when pointed out, having an inability to work with others can and will cause accidents intended or not, but this is just the tip of what could happen if not careful.

It doesn’t take much to cause an early Expiration Date.

The World and the Devil will Kill You, but you don’t have to take my word for it.  Ask yourself how many times have you uttered the words they were taken too soon?

Most of us have rules and certain expectations we place upon ourselves.  Some of us have a do-by-date, we need to do this or that by a certain time or else the cause is a loss.

Sometimes we have a dead-by-action date, that’s when Death announces itself prematurely with freak accidents caused by ignoring safety rules or others, intentional or not.  We can be as healthy as physically possible, have the greatest doctors, and still, Life has an Expiration Date.  

The truth is none of that matters when it comes to the time you have been allocated on this Earth, at least not until God says so.

Knowing that some still think they can control the time of death by sheer will or an overload of vitamins coupled with vigorous workouts.  So why is it after we have done all we can to preserve our bodies we still ignore the other real-life and death threats like The Corona-Virus? 

I believe everything that has breath and things that grow roots has a shelf-life. 

I suggest we live life with exuberance and a healthy dose of caution.   Did you know it’s those dots in the middle that counts, you know, the things that happen between life and death?

In my opinion, young adults’ attitude is, whatever happens, happens.  They pretend nothing bothers them and that they are immune to life unexpected follies.  I call that action a form of self-protection that’s lacking in common sense, a lack of education, and Jesus Christ.

What I mean is, when the young experience a close call, most times they will flip it off under the assumption that it won’t happen again.  This is where I believe they go wrong, because of what happened earlier they don’t take into consideration that incident could resume later on in the day and into tomorrow.

In other words, it is not over until it is over.

I suggest we take whatever happens as lessons to be learned if not, they will return over and over again until they are understood or at least resolved.

Older adults set limits, they understand they can’t help getting older, which happens if you are blessed long enough to live through whatever happens.  They also know you don’t have to be old to die.

It’s Some to Think About.

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ADAPTABILITY?

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It is not the strongest or the most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change.  Leon C. Megginson

Adaptability is a skill that refers to the ability of a person to change his actions, approach, or mind to suit a new situation without any major setbacks.

An adaptable person means you can change your ideas or behavior to deal with new situations.  The two main types of adaptation are physical and behavioral.

An example of adaptability is to look for new ways of handling multiple tasks while tolerating time and remaining composed when dealing with different people or situations.

To survive, we must be adaptable.  We may have to change our minds concerning what we wear, what we eat, where we sleep while staying in tune with the times.  Things are of no value when we are bogged down with the ways of the past including outdated traditions.

We must have adaptable competency to juggle multiple demands and be capable of staying focused on our goals, and can easily adjust how to achieve them.

Being adaptable is not only a good thing, but it is also an exhibition of strength.

I learned to boost my adaptability by changing my thought process.  I let go of the Well, that’s the way I have always done it mentality.  That attitude must change because, without risk, little progress is made.  Be open-minded and encourage others to do the same, but more importantly, embrace learning.

Did you know adaptability increases you’re chances of succeeding?  At times when we experience unpleasant and unexpected situations, being adaptable will ensure you don’t sink with the ship.  To be socially adaptable, you must be a confident, appreciative, and apprehensive optimist.

In my opinion, it is better to change and adapt, then complain and remain the same.  Either you adapt to change or accept the possibility you can be changed by it.

Just so you know, adaptability is the secret of survival.

Some may be incapable of adaptability or pliability?  This shortfall may cause problems because life is so unpredictable things can change in the blink of an eye.

Life is ever-changing, so when we find people entangled with massive problems, you may also find a person who is rigid to change.  Try not to live that way, life is already filled with rigidity and stale concepts.  The moment you change, so will you’re life.

The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.  Albert Einstein

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Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

NO SENIORS, NO YOUTH?

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NO SENIORS NO YOUTH?

The problem with aging is not that it is one damn thing after another, it is every damn thing, all at once, all the time.  John Scalzi

No matter what is going on our Elders are the most important people in the world.  They are the ones who hold the keys to most answers.  The thing is some don’t see it that way or care.

In my opinion, the youth and the elderly have assets the other need.  The youth have vitality and the aged have wisdom; while the elder claims to be young at heart the young claim to have an old head on young shoulders.

I agree with Mehmet Murat, The wisest is the young who can look at the world through the eyes of the elderly.  

In my opinion, our seniors are often considered to be in the way until needed.  Instead of asking for useful advice, some are asking for handouts, and babysitters while downplaying the elderly’s importance into a few dollars, coupled with plenty of disrespect.

It is our Seniors we should be more in tune with and they are not outdated, they are representing a time that’s still on the move, but to be fair, not all seniors have common sense.

When the elderly see unsettling behavior coming from those we thought we taught better or knew better, it causes us to have concerns about ourselves; did we do enough, where did I go wrong are real questions.  I believe some of that behavior is Killing our future as well.

Others need to realize just because some of us are getting up in age doesn’t mean we are useless or ready to die.  At times it seems as if seniors are burying the young more often than not.

Did you know You have to live to get old?  Buy the way, if you happen to know the Secret of Life, keep it to yourself, I can find ways to go to Hell without help.

For some reason, the young seem to be putting themselves in places no man should go and becoming more and more disrespectable to get wherever or whatever they are seeking, thank God it is not all of them.  But, if they don’t start taking better care of their elderly parents (all the aging), going to Hell is a real possibility, although some may be experiencing Hell right here on Earth?

The Bible tells us to honor our father and mother to enjoy a full life.  Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.  Exodus 20:12 (KJV)

Are our Seniors are under attack?  I want to know because it seems as if some are willing to Sacrifice the Elderly at what cost?  Our money, a serum of some type, for fun?

The thing is, the elderly are the gatekeepers of the community.  We know without Community trust, respect, and ethical behavior that is not taught would become almost too difficult for the young to learn and for the old to maintain.

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Posted by on June 12, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

A TIME FOR DISCOVERY!

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A TIME FOR DISCOVERY!

Forget the times of trouble, but not the truths they taught. Forget the days of sorrow, but not the strength they brought. Forget the storms you battled through beneath a heavy load-but, not the light that led you safely down the unknown road.

Some of us plan for the future; I am one of those, others can’t get to the future for living in the past.  I know way too many of those people, it seems as if every other word that comes from most of those mouths is about something that happened 20-30 years ago, last night, or whenever; nothing is current as far as I can hear.    

The thing is, most times those things set in the past are troubling, and not worth reliving.  What about the good times?  Did you know This is A Time for Discovery?

Change is always available, but at this time our climate of uncertain circumstances is calling for it.  Currently, most are under some type of quarantine, leaving us with too much time to think about the past and other not so happy times.

I think “We spend too much time reminiscing about the darkness we may have crawled out from under to appreciate what we have accomplished.  Congratulate yourself instead of continuing to sink in sorrow.  Somethings are meant to happen, but most things are never meant to be forgotten.

For the things that are out of my control, I am always ready to improve on my situation.  One way I make that happen is to not waste my time looking forward to doing the same ole things I had done before quarantined.  I focus on what wholes value.

This is everyone’s chance to come clean about themselves and reflex on what can be done to get through the dangers that are testing us here at home and Worldwide.

For those who have talents and or special gifts, at this very moment, you have the time to improve on them or take a new route that could possibly open new doors to a new world.  Take a peek, look for the things you have never thought to explore, or even knew existed.

In other words, It is going to be different for all of us once we step out of the door.  Know that and be prepared.

Now that the Whole Globe is experiencing a New Day in a very unexpected manner, why not experience a new everything?  Especially with all this valuable time that in the past we claim to not have, don’t let it go to waste?

I know I am partly guilty of the do nothing, but now I realize things have to change and a decision has to be made.  So, instead of brooding, I choose to do something about it, so can you.

Try writing, I am a firm believer that a free mind willing to explore is one of the most valuable things we process.  Using our imagination is how things get accomplished, realized, etc…call it what you will.

For me, being sequestered under quarantine is a wake-up call.  It gave me a reason to look for what I can do to make myself a better person now that I have the time.  Oh, let’s not get this twisted, we all have time because of the Corona Virus, so use that commute you use to hate so much that is no longer in-use right now for all types of fill-ins.  You get my drift?

We can start with a few adjustments by accessing our worthwhile skills with the intent to make the most of any situation.  If lazy, before the world we knew came to a sudden halt, or crashed as some would say, work on getting up while setting new goals, if not you may lay down forever, while still breathing.  Use it or lose it.

As for me, the bad times make me appreciate the good times, I would rather harbor smiles instead of tears, plus I believe the voyage to discovery is not always seeking new places or things to see, but in having new eyes with the ability to Alter Life by Altering Attitudes.

It’s Something To Think About!

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SECRETS OF THE HEART?

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SECRETS OF THE HEART?

Whatever your heart clings to and confides in, that is really your God.  Martin Luther

Did you know all types of people, associates, friends, even enemies can tell us just about anything and everything they want, especially when planting unwanted seeds into our bodies, mind, and soul?

They often suggest what we should or should not be doing, they spew out gossip, we may or may not want to hear, but 9 out of 10 times they want to talk about the things that are really none of their business or they try to convince us to do things we shouldn’t.  But they can’t tell us The Secrets of our Heart, they can only try to manipulate it.

In this day and time, we are bludgeoned with Fake News, political opposition, downright lies, joblessness, and diseases that are on our doorstep, often leaving us with no choice but to trust what’s in our hearts.

It’s only through the heart that one can see rightly; What is essential is invisible to the eye.

The human heart has hidden treasures, some secrets are kept, and some in silence sealed; the thoughts, the hopes, the dreams, and the pleasures. 

Although strange but true, the heart is the first thing we betray.

We allow those, without precautions, to slather their unethical practices and their beliefs on our very being.  If we allow them to take over our truths and convince us to take part in the injustices of others Karma will have the last say. 

We look up to some people because of their position in life, or the money we believe them to have may cause us to take on their awful ways, and bad habits, not realizing we are the victim, and how much power we gave them to rule over our lives especially when deep in our hearts we should be a shame.

This is not living, this is a dictatorship that has clamped down hard on our heart, and is possessed by someone other than ourselves.

We should not allow any devil-like individuals that have no respect for right, or wrong, or value the importance of Human Life.  So don’t look for Some People in High Places; They knew someone with the power to put them there, which has nothing to do with their skill or the ability to get the job done.

I find some employees to be smarter than their employer because the person in charge has bamboozled, fooled, or cheated their way to the top, all the while knowing in their hearts, this is not right.

We all want to get ahead, but did you know, Stars don’t beg the world for attention, their beauty forces us to look up?

Some need to reassess themselves to realize A kind heart and truthfulness is the foundation of happiness, it is not a possession to be held by the unfit.

Often we can’t do better because of low self-esteem, a trait that allows others to control you. Now, there are times when we are too embarrassed, too weak, or afraid to tell all who would listen, you are not interested in following the evil doers or anything offensive to God and or his people.

I suggest that we never ever give praise to anyone who doesn’t deserve it or you.  Not the President, or any cronies who are not working in your favor while souring your heart.

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Posted by on May 15, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

LIFE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE?

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LIFE HAS AN EXPIRATION DATE?

Life has an expiration date, our job is to not rush it.

There are a thousand ways to die before your time.  Someone told me the heart only has so many beats, so they suggested to not overdo it or welcome any unnecessary risk.  For instance, to die for something someone else did; a car accident, home fires, etc.

Some people lose their lives because of a failure to communicate, such as ignoring danger signs when pointed out, having an inability to work with others can and will cause accidents, but this is just the tip of what could happen if not careful.  It doesn’t take much to cause an early expiration date.

The World and the Devil will Kill You.  But there’s no need to take my word for it; ask yourself how many times have you uttered They were taken before their time?

Most of us have rules and certain expectations we place upon ourselves.  Some of us have a sell-by-date we need to do this or that before anything else, others has a use-by-date if we don’t hurry and get this finished its useless.

Sometimes there is a dead-by-date when Death announces itself prematurely with freak accidents.  The good news is It’s still not your time unless God says so. 

All that means is we can be as healthy as possible, have the best doctors and Life still has an Expiration Date.

Some think they can control their time of death by sheer will or an overload of vitamins coupled with vigorous workouts.

So why is it after we have done all we can to preserve our bodies we seem to ignore the other signs, like The Corona-Virus or not looking both way when crossing the street; this can be a real threat.

I believe everything that has breath and things that grow roots from the ground have a shelf-life.  It’s the way of the world.

I suggest we live life as if there were no expiration dates; It’s those dots in the middle that counts, you know, the things that happen between life and death.

In my opinion, our current age determines how most of us use our time, what I mean is the youth tend to overlook close calls and near misses.  No fear is the law in their book.

I believe young adults attitude is whatever happens, happens.  They pretend nothing bothers them and that they are immune to life’s unexpected follies.  I call that action a form of self-protection that’s lacking in common sense and or a set-back in the Field of Education.

In any event, the youth may have a point.  What I mean is, when the young experiences a close call today, more than likely, they will flip it off under the assumption that it won’t happen again tomorrow.  This is where they go wrong because what happened earlier, can resume later on in the day and into tomorrow.

I suggest we take whatever happens as lessons to be learned, if not, they will return over and over again until they are understood.

Older adults set limits they understand they can’t help getting older, they also know, you don’t have to be old to die.

Its Something to Think About!

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HEIFERS?

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HEIFERS?

Yep, that’s what I said Heifers, plus I have a question.

Sometimes we use words in a manner in which they were not intended, like the word Heifer.  The heifers I am referring to are female cows, they are young and have not yet borne a calf.

The thing is, I have heard women, especially the young ones call each other all types of cows, (fat cow, ugly cow, etc.) and or heifers.  The truth is, those Heifers will lounge in the barn all day and night like a lazy teenager, well at least until one gets the initiative to leave the barn.

All it took was for one cow to make a decision to change her environment, a decision that created a movement.  Because of her breaking stride with the usual, the rest of the young cows lined up in a single file behind her and then proceeded to follow her out of the barn and into the field.

It could be a bright sunny day, gray and rainy, but that wouldn’t matter to those heifers, they would still be in the barn for all eternity if not for one, the one that took the lead.

Once in that position, I suppose it would still be up to her to make the correct decision of when to return to the barn with all the followers in tow.

In my opinion, once you get a taste of leadership it could be rewarding, as well as addicting.

In the meantime, the cows will never know if it was not for her, they would still be sitting in the barn instead of grazing, or whatever it is cows do and still be completely oblivious to their circumstances.

The question I would like to ask you is, Which one are you, a Leader or a Follower? That’s all this is about.

It’s Something To Think About.

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Posted by on April 17, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

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THIS TOO SHALL PASS.

As most of you know, what we were accustomed to has changed dramatically.  Just a couple of months ago, we were living a life that allowed us to move about freely. Well, that has changed, and we have been ordered to self-quarantine.

Now that our rights have been diminished, although temporary, do you still feel superior to others that are in the same boat as you are now?  Has your heart softened towards those not as fortunate as you?  Can you relate now to what other countries have endured since their existence?

Although some feel our rights are under assault, we still have what most don’t, freedom. The difference is there is a great deal we can do to reclaim them.

We can start with knowing, Just because we are on lockdown doesn’t mean our hopes and dreams are on lockdown with us. Get to work, especially on the things you never seem to have time for. Clean out the garage, address the clutter, etc. Use your imagination, it’s free.

Although we cannot stop natural disasters, we can arm ourselves with knowledge considering the situation we are presently in.  Bone-up, start reading information concerning respiratory problems and disaster preparedness but don’t forget to have fun and relax a little.

You do you, but I tend to lean on the side of caution.

When I was younger, we were faced with cholera, diphtheria, infectious tuberculosis, smallpox, measles, chickenpox, mumps, etc…. The thing is we got through it because of the precautions put in place when the virus was first detected and the use of common sense.

Did you know Science is nothing but trained and organized common sense?  Thomas Huxley

The bottom line is if everyone puts greed and foolishness aside, follow the guidelines given by Jesus Christ and the professionals, This Too Shall Pass.  It may pass like a kidney stone, but it will pass.

Go into your houses, my people, and shut the door behind you. Hide yourselves for a little while until God’s anger is over.   Isaiah 26:20 KJV

“Once this storm is over, you won’t remember how you made it through, how you managed to survive. You won’t even be sure whether the storm is really over. But one thing is for certain when you do come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person that walked in. This is what this storm is all about.” Haruko Murakami

Did you know God will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born?  Maybe that will be you reborn in the Name of Jesus Christ.

May we all be covered by the Precious Blood of Jesus, Thank you, Lord.

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Posted by on March 30, 2020 in Something To Think About

 

PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!

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PUT YOUR BEST FOOT FORWARD!

I use fashion as a tool, It’s the individual style that makes us stand out from all the rest, but I need you to understand before reading this is, the above statement does not mean live life above your means.  I have a budget.

With our know everything about everything selves, it’s easy for us self-made prophets to assume we know more about others than they know about themselves.  And we get our unique abilities from a variety of clues, one in particular, is when we like what we see. 

Did you know the way we wear our clothes command the most attention?  I like Andre Mauroid’s quote about style, he said, Style is the hallmark of a temperament stamped on the material at hand?

Temperament is about how we feel about ourselves, and the clothes we choose reflect how we see ourselves.  As for me, I dress how I want to be addressed.

Our style is personal, and should not be under the influence of others, or to please others, Please Yourself while enjoying an All Eyes On Me Moment.

I have been in the world long enough to know Fashion never lasts for long, but our style is forever, and for your information, Fashion is what you buy, style is how you wear it?   

I believe clothing was born to serve as a coat of armor to protect us when outside of our private space (home, zip code, etc.), plus our clothing gives us an air of elegance that reflects our current mood, attitude, and personality.

Hollywood designer Edith Head told us If you are a woman, your dress should be tight enough to show you are a woman and loose enough to show you’re a lady.  I agree.

I know there are more important things to spend money on than a dress, so save for shopping trips; just know sometimes this takes years.  The good thing is some trips are therapeutic when they happen, which proves it never hurt to try to improve ourselves by looking and smelling as good as possible.

My suggestion is for You To Do You, and just for the record looking your best also includes how we talk and treat others, and it won’t hurt to comb your hair and take your pajamas off before visiting our favorite stores like Walmart.

Pull those pants up, you know who you are, and ladies wintertime or any time is not a good look when you are out and about in flip flops, and it’s below freezing.  In my opinion, that’s just stupid.

Miuccia Prada said Fashion is today’s language.  That may be true because your shoes will probably be the first thing I notice and judge you by.

If you dress shabbily, most will remember you for being shabby, but if you dress well or impeccably, most will remember you for your style and embellish it. 

With that said, we need to make sure when we are around others that we represent ourselves in a manner that will make the best impression of who and what we want others to see.  There were times when I felt as if my life depended on being well-dressed, especially for job interviews, or feeling the pressure of just trying to impress my peers.

Choose well, our choices reflect who we are, and Fashion is a part of that process being labeled as a Useful Tool.  Who knows you may just stand out one day and be noticed for how well you treat yourself?

It’s Something To Think About!

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Posted by on March 16, 2020 in Something To Think About

 
 
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