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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.

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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

 

EMOTIONS?

 

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EMBEDDED EMOTIONS?

Our emotions are all interconnected to serve a purpose, so the best we can do is try to understand and control them. After all, Human Beings are emotional creatures, it’s written all over our faces.

Most times when someone is trying to advise us, instead of listening we are talking over them. Imagine how much further we could be if only we would listen, but, paying attention depends on how we feel about this or that.

My daily emotions have been in cahoots with far too many attitudes, often leaving a mixed bag of feelings that ranged from giddy to sad, mellow too anxious, and from just okay to ecstatic. I could be energized, blissful, calm, mean, mad, or vindictive in a short span of time. In fact, we all have an abundance of emotions that make us who we are as human beings.

The most important emotion for me is happiness, followed by sadness, fear, disgust, anger, and surprise. Some of them hit harder than others but in no particular order, it all depends on how we feel at that exact moment. Let me remind you of the fact the most of us are good at blowing up little things, then blaming it on getting up on the wrong side of the bed.

When we are happy, you can hear it in our tone of voice and see it in our facial/body expressions, such as smiling and non-aggressive body language. The old sparkle in the eye thing.

HAPPINESS?

Our happiness serves a special purpose that is directly related to our health; this is true because happiness reduces stress. Did you know happiness is not a goal, it’s an experience? Remember that old saying, don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened?

The fun begins when we learn we are better than what we think of ourselves, but only if we don’t become too vain. Did you know it’s the positivity that makes life better for all of us? More importantly, did you know others are not obligated to be unhappy just because you are?

We all have our crosses to bear, plus we are not equipped to take on everyone’s problems. Just do what you can, there is joy in helping, which brings about personal satisfaction which can easily put a smile on your face.

SADNESS?

Sadness has its purpose; it balances out happiness. If it were not for sadness, happiness would have no meaning; there would be nothing to measure it by. Feeling sad is a part of life, and so is crying, but have you ever noticed how hard it is to breathe when you’re crying?

KeepInspiringMe.com hit the nail on the head the way they married the meaning of Sadness and Happiness. “Sadness gives us depth, happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots, and happiness gives branches.”

FEAR?

Fear is the path to the dark side that leads to anger, and that anger leads to hate, which leads to suffering. David G. Roberts tells us, Everything we want is on the other side of fear. Fear is our adversary if we don’t face it, it becomes our limits.

Fear a powerful emotion, often leaves us with little to no choice; fight or flee. The thing is you must make a decision. The good news is fear can only go as far as the mind allows, although some let their fear bring them to total obliteration. By the way, thinking will not overcome fear, but action will.

Did you know fear kills more dreams than failure ever will?

To conquer fear you must be willing to confront the danger, and the task to get to the other side where growth awaits. I understand fear will always be with us, but if you don’t resist fear it will overtake you. Just to be clear, Fear is an emotion that comes from uncertainly; don’t allow it to overpower your intelligence.

DISGUST?

Sameness is the mother of disgust; variety the cure.  Francesco Petrarch.

Disgust can originate from things like an unpleasant taste, sight or smell, poor hygiene, even observing others can bring about disgust, which can also be triggered by physical reactions such as vomiting or retching.

In my opinion, egoism is the most disgusting thing I know, so for me, I think being disgusted is an appropriate response to an egotist.

ANGER?

Anger, is one of the most powerful of all emotions, and it’s fueled by feelings of agitation, coupled with hostility and frustration towards others. This is another emotion that carries the fight or flight choices. Unlike fear in my opinion, it’s best to flee.

It’s easy to recognize anger; glaring at people coupled with yelling, turning red, sweating, hitting, and or throwing things. Anger becomes a real problem when it becomes dangerous to others, coupled with strong aggression, abuse, or violence.  Emotional anger can be mental as well as physical.

The word anger is only one letter short of danger, and holding on to it is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else, and you are the one who gets burned. Anger is also your enemy Control it, for he who makes you angry control and conquers you.

SURPRISE?

Surprise a response following something unexpected.

This emotion is all over the place, it can be positive, negative, or neutral. A surprise is like when someone lunges at you expectantly. What I love most about surprises is You’ll be surprised at how far you can go past the point where you thought it would end.

Simply put, emotions all boil down to self-control, which creates strength, and only then can calmness is mastered. You have to get to a point where your mood doesn’t shift based on the insignificant actions of someone else. Do not allow your emotions to overpower your intelligence.

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Posted by on December 1, 2020 in Something To Think About

 
 
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