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About Norvie L. Cherry

Hello, my name is NORVIE L. CHERRY, I am a 3rd stage Breast Cancer Survivor, Storyteller, Motivational Speaker, Blogger and Published Author. I have written a book, "I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer,Then Kill it/The Norvie L. Cherry Story." The book is based on my own personal experiences. I started this blog because I have a couple of things to say. NOW that will be a hoot since I have a robust sense of humor. I love a good story and I love telling one. Enjoy! Purchase book at: xulonpress.com Join website at: norvielcherry.com, or e-mail me at: norviep2@att.net

YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE?

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YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE?

Don’t cry because it happened, smile because it happened.  Dr. Seuss

From my perspective, as long as I can remember living is hard and life has always been a battle, the thing is most of those battles were not worth the time, the pain, the shame, the language, or the effort coupled with little being resolved.  I suggest we cut the crap and lighten up so as to make the most of our life because no one will get off of this planet alive.

To live is a one time event meaning there are no do-overs, so regardless of how hard some push their bodies to perfection, which is not a bad idea and another subject, oftentimes in an attempt to preserve our youthfulness we sleep in senseless chambers, while others are taking every available over the counter or illegal drug of any form to slow the aging process while hoping to bring back the luster to their sagging skin for the sole purpose of cheating death.

There are plenty of verses in the Bible that tells us death is going to happen, and we won’t know from one minute to the next when it will visit; so make no mistake about it, it will come at its appointed time to each and every creature on Planet Earth.

I know The Gospel is the truth, so I believe James 4:14  (KJV) when he tells us Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow, then goes on to say, What is your life? followed by the answer to its own question.  It is even a vapor that appeareth for a little time and then vanishes away.  So making all those I am gonna live longer than dirt plans without first consulting Jesus Christ could be the first step that brings you closer to death.  What I mean is you can be dead tomorrow, if that is His will.

Life is precarious and God has not put us in charge of the future, but He did give us choices in order to live a better and longer life.  Such as, Children obey your parents: for this is right. Honor your father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; that it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.  Ephesians 6:1-3 KJV   Did you notice the verse stopped short of saying Forever?

Furthermore, it is written in John 15:5: I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abides in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me you can do nothing.  Well now, to me that means, our plans are nothing without approval. 

And yes, that includes breathing, for without it we will die and that’s that.  Now there is hope for an Everlasting Life that can be fruitful; that is if we Obey the Laws of God, assuring us that once is quite enough and that death will lead those who believe and accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior to that Everlasting Life...

Just to make it simple: Life Goes On Until It Doesn’t, and there is nothing you or I can do about it.  Staying in the house will not save you, it will only make you an unhappy hermit that may die at home, alone.  Exercising can’t save you, walking out of the gym is deadly, you can be hit by a car or die from dehydration.  Maybe there is some unknown virus in the air, you just never know.

Am not trying to spread gloom and doom, am just trying to tell you our lives are in the Hands of our Creator, and the most precious gift He has given us is Breath.  It’s sad to say but some people just exist because they haven’t learned to live; breathing in and out to them is just another routine.

I see no point in waiting for the storm to pass, why not open unmarked doors and new windows instead of spending all your money on products claiming they will help save your life?  Why not take different routes and get rid of outdated plans just to see what God has for you and your body?  Try doing things not knowing how they will turn out, you may find a new talent, and stop looking for yourself in others, you’re in your heart, let that person out to create a new you in the eyes of the world, better yet, in the eyes of Jesus Christ.

For all it’s worth some of us has been dealt a bad hand, but that doesn’t mean we have to focus on it.  Look at life as if it were a song and sing it, when it’s a game, play it while meeting the challenges, and realize all of it is not a dream, some come true but not without sacrifices.

FYI: If you want to live a longer life stop focusing on death, you will get there soon enough and don’t let stumbling blocks liken to hatred stop your progress.  Hate paralyze and confuse our lives, often to the point of no return, but love releases hate and harmonize our lives. 

In other words, You Only Live Once, so preoccupy yourself with living life to the fullest, leaving hate on the sidelines to make space for joy.   Like it or not, Death Will Happen and without your permission.   I suggest you enjoy Breathing while you can that other stuff can wait on death.

Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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A POCKET FULL OF HOLES?

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A POCKET FULL OF HOLES?

Now, therefore, saith the Lord of Host; Consider your ways.  Haggai 1:5

Ye have sown much, and bring in little; ye eat but have not enough; ye drink, but ye are not filled with drink; ye clothe yourselves, but there is none warm, and he that earneth wages earneth wages to put it into a bag of holes.  Haggai 1:6

In my opinion, in the Book of Haggai (KJV), the Prophet tells us to Consider our Ways when it comes to the needs of the church instead of leaving it in disarray.  He tells us to raise the Church back to its former glory, coupled with warnings like the losses that can occur when we are not doing the right thing when it comes to humanity.

In other words, if we do not change something about ourselves all we have achieved may very well be in vain that includes, we may never get to enjoy our prized possessions because of our ways, ways that allow our hard-earned profits to go everywhere but of our choosing.  More like down the drain because of selfishness etc…

Without The Word Of God, some will never figure out why everything they acquire or touch slips through their fingers like water.

The signs are clear.  We invest in a new home and it burns to the ground before we get to live in it, we buy new tires just to have a blowout shortly after leaving the dealership, something precious is stolen that’s worth more to us than anyone can ever imagine.  It goes on and on until we have nothing or we heed the Word of God.

Now don’t get me wrong, Things Happen, for lack of a better word.   🙂   And I know good people suffer the most in hard times, but let’s not get it twisted, you know what am talking about and to whom am speaking to.  Shame on you.

I believe some are afflicted with The Pockets Full Of Holes Syndrome because of some personality flaw; inborn, taught; whatever, it’s just wrong.

I believe when we are motivated to use personal assets selfishly, by undoing the good deeds of others, making stupid acquisitions, denying those sufferings, being wasteful and hateful, and at the same time giving little regard to the needs of others, etc…  Some would rather burn and kill everything they have than to share with others; as if hoarding possessions and cash can make the journey to the afterlife with them.

Consider You Ways, greed runs rampant in our society and it always has.  Old habits are hard to kick, so avoid the Pocket Full Of Holes Syndrome at all cost, but there are rules. 

The Bible tells us if we give we will never be without, even when we give our last because The Lord promised to give us more than we can handle.

Give, and it will be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal, it shall be measured to you again.  Luke 6:38

In others words, if you want, you have to give, and the more you give the more the Lord will give you to give.

FYI: Open your mind to the fact that there are more holes than just in your pocket.  One of them is, Do not trust your memory, it is a net that is full of holes and the most beautiful prizes slip through it.  George Duhamel,  and it has been suggested that we keep all our troubles in our own pocket, make sure that pocket has a hole to release those troubles, and not at the cost of others.

If God has blessed you and you are not serving His purpose you may end up with A Pocket Full of Holes, and one thing about that is certain, A hundred times zero is still nothing. 

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TIMES.

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AN INTRODUCTION TO THE TIMES.

An excerpt from I Survived 60 Years To Get Cancer, Then Kill It./ The Norvie L. Cherry Story

I survived the time the gun was placed on the side of my head because a pimp thought it was impressive for all to see as an exhibit of manhood.

Bullets were whizzing past my head while I was driving the getaway car during an attempted robbery, not aware of the fact that robbery was the motive for my outing. I was waiting behind the wheel of my mother’s car when the shooting started. I know that sounds suspicious, but I was sixteen years old and I had snuck out of the house. This was not a good move, as I would find out the hard way. Thank God I survived, but I didn’t thank Him at the time.

A few years later I was riding my motorcycle and a car came so close, that it ripped the left side of my pant leg off. I had no idea why this driver was trying to run me off the road, but now I know it was the Devil. I was aware of some roadwork that was being completed and there was a large gap running across the street two feet wide and a few feet deep. I led the motorist there and jumped the curb at a high rate of speed.

He tore that car up, and the road crew was at a loss, wondering what all the commotion was about until I rode back around the corner and flipped him the finger. That day something helped me, but I couldn’t connect with it. Telling this story later on in life I remembered I cried out to Jesus.

I was so careless that my head was almost crushed under the right front tire of a 1976 Cutlass Oldsmobile. The tire caught a bit of my hair and pulled it out by the roots. Ouch! The gear shift chain was broken, so I had to go under the car and turn the shift by hand, and then get out alive. I know, but the problem was fixed the next day.

Jesus snatched my head out from under the weight of that vehicle, and I know it. If that was not bad enough, try spinning around two or three times on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in a blinding snowstorm; I have lied so many times about this one that I can’t keep the story straight, what I do remember is this; there was a terrible snow storm, I had bald tires, and I landed in a ditch.

I had to leave Detroit in a hurry because I was in a situation I should have never entered; I was too young and he was too old. These are only some of the incidents God hid me from so that I might live to get cancer, kill it, and then tell the world all about it as a Living Witness.

TO GOD BE THE GLORY!

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WHO’S IN CHARGE?

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WHO’S IN CHARGE?

Baby Boomers, just so you know we are the old folks now, but there is good news, these days we live longer.

Matriarch: The female head of the family.

A friend called early one morning after the death of her mother, her father had passed years earlier, her concerned was who will lead their family now that their Matriarch had passed.  She suggested her brother.  When asked, “what do I think,” I told her that her brother may be inappropriate, of course, she wanted to know why.  I said I understood the Matriarch of a family to be an older woman preferably the eldest female sibling who is well-respected among her peers and siblings.

After I gave my opinion of who I thought the matriarch should be (the firstborn female), it set off a bunch of words not worth repeating; I wish I had kept my opinions to myself, although asked.  She stated the eldest female in her family was not a leader and that no one would take her seriously…  I felt her pain, but family is family; that is until you get enough.

I should have done my homework before giving my opinion on such a sensitive and personal question concerning who’s next in line for the throne?  I should have said, That’s an interesting question, or let me check that out, how about I’ll get back with you on that one, anything other than structuring the Family Tree.

As it turned out her brother could very well become the Patriarch (the same definition as matriarch except a patriarch is a male).  I forgot all about there is such a thing as a patriarch, with my selfish matriarchal ways.  Back in the day, the general rule was the eldest female held the crown, but nowadays some families make that choice without regard to age, or sex, which I think is a good thing.

As I was thinking about other situations I had faced when death was the reason, I thought, since I am the eldest in my immediate family, and both my parents have gone to glory, is this really my position, am I really the head of the family?  I have a brother too.  The thing is no one said I was the Matriarch, I just assumed the role without any input from the rest.

Although my approach to Matriarch-dom was to just step in and assume the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, this may not be what works for another family, a family like my friend, who started this conversation.

Thank God; because it seems as if the role I play in the family’s pecking order has been well received.  Who knows, maybe I should have called a family meeting after we had lost our Matriarch, something any of us could have done, but since that didn’t happen and it’s 8 years later, I think it’s best to leave it alone.

The good news is that conversation caused me to adjust my thinking to the point that I began to realize as we age, a lot of the old ways should be moved into the history books in order to refresh our minds and not to become outdated.

Just like As The World Turns, we too have to adjust while realizing sometimes getting older may not lessen our responsibilities as some may have hoped, for there is always something amidst when to learn and do is involved.   

After we parted ways, I couldn’t wait to search out the real role of Matriarchs and Patriarchs in order to find out Who’s in Charge, for real.  I found the whole situation complicated.  By now we all should know The Real Boss is Jesus Christ and he has it all in control, not Some People in High Places. ( posted 05/24/12)

I found when it comes to us humans, The control center of our life is our attitude, and that should be based on the teaching found in the Bible?

There are qualifications involved if you want to be the leader of the pack, ask yourself if you can control your work ethics, your actions, especially your attitude while asking it of others, but more importantly, Can you trust yourself? (posted 01/27/12) to do the right thing for the good of all?   If you can’t no one else should trust you either.  Afterall the job description is all about taking charge of matters that count involving family.

After some soul-shaking I concluded, if we chosen can rule with the knowledge of, there is risk involved in most choices especially concerning others, we cannot please everybody, and that there are forces that are beyond our control, if we can get that far we may stand a chance.  BUT, If you are not able to embrace change, you’re not fit to be the Matriarch or Patriarch of the family.  It’s time to vote.

The practical way to handle disruptive family members or anyone for that matter is to know that Nothing gives a person so much advantage over another as to remain cool and unruffled under all circumstances.  Thomas Jefferson

I believe to be a successful matriarch or patriarch of any generation, you must be flexible and willing to share all available information without bias, if not your legacy may become the essence of tyranny.  Withholding information is a tool of Dictators?  The main thing is if you chose to accept the responsibility, it’s a tough one because No matter how much you may love your family, you will still want things your way, and that ain’t gonna happen.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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THAT OTHER SPAM?

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THAT OTHER SPAM?

Back in the day, we understood Spam to be a canned food product consisting of pork formed into a solid block.  Today, spam is still spam; processed white pig meat, the thing is, now it shares its name with one of the biggest distractions the world is getting to know all too well.  A bombardment of unsolicited information.  Spam!

Now when I hear that word I no longer think of cheap meat; only the delete button comes to mind coupled with a few choice words.  These days the word spam has morphed into a variety of disruptive online messages posted on a computer network or sent via email, and they are mostly irrelevant or misdirected.  A nice way of saying they are a pain in the backside.

The other thing is, that’s not the only spam that has to go.

Money is spam if it’s just sitting in an account piling up instead of helping out.  Cell phones are spam if you never turn them off.  Drama is spam, “Most people claim to avoid it, yet so many of us unknowingly create it in our lives as well as in the lives of others.”

Take for instance those unflattering images in some of our minds that are based on some reality we have experienced that’s not worth repeating.  Yep, it’s all spam, and the very bait the Devil uses on his phishing trips.

Now don’t get it twisted, all spam is not bad, the point is who needs spam not worth repeating especially when we have the ability to capture the positives in thought, word, and images in our head while internalizing the good and spitting out the bad?

There is so much information on The World Wide Web that the degree of deceitfulness embedded in its spam is astonishing.  Some of those Ads are so convincing we embrace their purpose often conjuring up all kinds of images or feelings unworthy of our true selves and God’s purpose for our life.  Because of Fake News, we think everything and everybody is out to get us.

The Bible warns about the power of the tongue and I perceive it to include written words.  It tells us in Proverbs 18:21 KJV  Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.  In other words, you reap what you sow.  And it tells us to Guard our heart with all diligence; for out of it comes the issues of life.  Proverbs 4:23 KJV

In real life am not a fan of anything playing out in my head that includes blood, guts, and vomit, so I do my best to stay away from those negative environments that spew spam by way of radio, television, books, newspapers, the computer or normal conversion, and that includes the most toxic of them all; unproven information (talk) generated from the streets.

With all this fast-paced, too much information for my world, I stopped letting spam rent space in my head.  The dividends don’t amount to anything but a lot of Hell.  Get off that computer, pick up the Bible, use your talents so you won’t forget how to.  Use it or lose is a reality. 

I suggest we all take a break and stop looking for drama, clear our mind, and quit giving priorities to email, Facebook, or whatever.  Those time-consuming, sit on your butt all day things can wait, let those that are in your face (the living) be your priority.

Filling our head with spam (propaganda) is a good way to have it hijacked.  All this unwanted information cluttering our minds and heart should be sent straight to the trash bin especially when using our personal computers that someone or some Thing is constantly trying to hack.

Did you know the real Computer is the Human Brain?  And we all just happen to have one, even if some are brain-dead, it’s free and a Gift from God?  I depend on mine with God’s help to make the right decisions, not my P. C.; it has a tendency to crash at the most inconvenient times, plus it doesn’t have a heart?

When it comes to spam we may have to look Outside the Box to get the toxicity out of our lives while making sure our thoughts are wholesome and can be added to our favorites.  We have the power to rise above the Spam that is constantly vying for our attention while using up all our storage space (time), send it all to the trash bin, better yet, permanently delete all malicious and distorted information on your hard drive and in your head, then update your heart, mind, and soul, moving them to a safe site.  The Arms of Jesus will do.

It’s not impossible to rid ourselves of most of the untruths we deal with on a daily basis, that is if you love and abide by the Laws of Our Lord and Savior.  I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.  Philippians 4:13  KJV

We can start by thinking for ourselves in order to stop Fake News; the New Norm, and we can stop taking a blind eye to crime, we can quit giving money to thieving charities; give it to a Bible Believing Bible Teaching Church, and we can stop brain-washing ourselves.  Another way to help is to quit wasting time reposting the already repetitive posts that contain nothing but ill will.

If it’s not positive it’s spam designed to create nothing short of a disaster.  Beware of propaganda that Belittles Christianity while promoting personal attacks, it’s spam tooNegative information, in my opinion, is all spam with no other purpose than to keep us busy with Spreading Demon like Viruses, nicknamed The Devil; I call him Satan.

It’s Something To Think About!

To God Be The Glory!

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REGRET!

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REGRET!

Regret, the granddaddy of them all and the fastest way to be and stay miserable.  There are few emotions as unnerving as a regret because it is a feeling of loss, disappointment, dissatisfaction, sorrow or remorse for fault.

This is one emotion we should avoid at all cost, and at its worst, regret leaves us in a dark place with our self-imposed grief; I should not have done this or that, instead, I should have…?

The two saddest comments, in my opinion, are It Might Have Been and, If Only!

Then again regret has a finer quality which can be used in a polite manner such as a formal refusal to an invitation.  I regret I am unable to accept your invitation or attend some function…  The key to the refusal is to be honest so as not to regret your excuse if making one.  Better yet, no excuse is needed unless of course, you’re lying, which you may regret in the future, so don’t it twisted.

Just so you know it is not required that we expose all of our business to whomever just because we need a day or two off work or for some other obligations… Things Happen!.

We all get into our feelings at times but wasting time on emotions like longing for the impossible, hanging on to nostalgia for whatever was; desire for what never was, worries, grudges, anger, and regret are all Life Killers.  The very reason we cannot allow ourselves to be overshadowed by any of them.

It seems as if, it’s the Way of the World that the things we love most may be taken from us at some point, and we will always do things we wish we could undo.  But am telling you we don’t have to be defined by those things.  Whatever we did or did not do, Jesus Christ offers forgiveness if only we ask. 

The Bible tells us 21 different times, if not more, He’ll do it.  Read it for yourself, a good starting place is Matthew 7:7 or Luke 11:7 KJV.

Most of us regret the pain we caused others, some could care less.  Then there are those of us who regret some simple decisions we made such as not saying I Love You enough, especially when that person has gone from us. (Death, etc.)  Some feel bad when they have prevented others from doing as well as they could have because of some silly thing, or they just didn’t know they were harmful.  Yes, that does happen, so don’t get it twisted.

Did you know the decisions we make are the root cause of most of our regrets; it’s those decisions that can and will effect others possibly for the rest of their lives; ours too.  Just another reason to protect ourselves from our own actions and mouth, if not those decisions can disable us in spirit as well as physically.  (Soul and Health)  We will reap what we sow, oftentimes living long enough to regret it.

We cannot allow ourselves to be buried by regret, that’s why we must ask for forgiveness and have the ability to forgive if not there is plenty of room for regret to claim your life as its own.

As humans, we probably have thrown away some important things when we were ignorant of their worth, and as humans, we will always regret some other decisions we didn’t think through or investigate.  Get over it, not everything is going to be perfect.

We learn from our mistakes, besides we can’t retract them although we may try to correct them, still what is done is done and no matter how hard we may try to find the reason or answers to why it still is what it is.  Perhaps there are no answers for some, but if you procrastinate, (prolong or postpone) more than likely you will create more regrets than Wal-Mart have over the counter pills.

When we procrastinate, especially when it’s something that requires immediate attention, most times after it’s all said and done we regret that laziness that cost us way too much.  Don’t let that be you because all roads untraveled can lead to becoming a prisoner of regret.

The world is what it is and we can’t always get away unscathed.  Jim Rohn may have hit the nail on the head when he said “We all must suffer one of two things: The pain of discipline or the pain of regret and disappointment.

Jesus Christ was crucified on the cross for our sins, but today far too many of us Crucify ourselves between two thieves-regret for the past and fear of the future.  Fulton Oursler

Just so you know, when we are at that point in life, we do have a choice, we can look back at our life full of regret and pain or move forward with life’s uncertainties with the Blessing of Jesus Christ to guide our path.  That is if you know Him.

Those trials and their counterparts can be reduced if we do not speak when angry.  It is known that when We are angry, we are capable of making the best speech we will ever regret.  What you need to know is Your salvation in this human world lies nowhere else than in the human heart.  Vaclav Havre. 

Don’t you get it?  The Heart is where Jesus Christ should be living, not our regrets.  Can I get an Amen?

It’s Something To Think About!

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WE WERE THERE AND WE ARE STILL HERE!

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WE WERE THERE AND ARE STILL HERE!

The Bible tells us in Job 8:10 But those who came before us will teach you. They will teach you from the wisdom of former generations.  In other words, those who came before us laid the foundation in order for us to move forward.

John F. Kennedy made a big impact on me when I was just a young girl caught up in what do I do now?  His words made we wonder what is my role coming from a family rich in the Struggle for Civil Rights.

He said Those who came before us made certain that this country rode the first waves of the industrial revolution, the first waves of modern invention and the first nuclear power. And this generation does not intend to founder in the backwash of the coming age of space. We mean to be part of it-we mean to lead it.   JFK

I laugh at the young, laughing at the seniors, especially when their argument is What do you know, you’re too old? 

Excuse me, but that question is a no-brainer.  We no-nothing, outdated old people have experienced what the young have yet to realize, you would think our youth would know it is the seniors who are responsible for the world they live in today, and it took Years Of Experience witnessed long before their time.  Too old or not, We Were There, And Are Still Here

Just because some of us was born before you does not mean you will outsmart, outlive, be happier, or blessed with an abundance of common sense.  Look I get it, the youth today may be more technically suited for today’s fast-paced world where most things can start with the push of a button, so maybe they automatically dumb us down.  I can understand that attitude because that’s probably all some do know.

Perhaps we are perceived to be out of the loop because all we want now is a phone to check on the kids, to use in case of emergencies, and it has to have a loud bell tone, coupled with huge letters and a GPS; messaging is okay, other than that I don’t need it.  Anyway, those features mentioned represent my personal needs, You do You!

Just for the record, I don’t do what I use to do anymore, but I would still be careful of how you treat me, just because I don’t do certain things anymore does not mean I forgot how.  (boxing lessons, you name it)   🙂

The thing is; Not to forget who paved the way, laid the foundation, made the sacrifices, helped you to become a Geek.  Check all that apply, and Praise God, giving him all the Glory while thanking those who helped to bring you A Mighty Long Way.  Maybe Grandma’s Hands?  I had a praying mother.

Most times I don’t like the direction the world has taken, it is what it is, the good thing is, I can fuss about it.

Some of you spring chickens like to pretend old people were always old, and it seems as if quite a few of you try to pretend that you don’t know with age comes wisdom and experience.  Playing stupid don’t look good on anyone, plus I’ve seen that move before.  I am a Baby Boomer and I have experienced things the generations beneath me will never know or guess unless I tell them, write it down or document in some manner. 

Back in the day people drew pictures on walls, built the unimaginable for their time, etc… all just to tell the world They Existed.

We all live on Planet Earth physically, but some live in their head, and some have it both ways, the thing we have in common is different storylines (lives).  It all started for me with a number two pencil I took to school on the very first day, so at times with a private pat on the back, I will say, because of the Grace of God, We’ve come a long way baby. 

OH!  Just in case you didn’t know, You have to live to get old, so Let’s pray it is in God’s Will that our children live long enough to achieve that goal.  If successful, am confident they will know how hurtful it is to be ostracized by the young and dumb…who we once all were.

I  believe God gave us an unrelenting will to seek knowledge and create something wonderful, but it seems as if we stopped making worthwhile progress when we allowed the Institutes for Higher Learning to govern how we raise our children.  After years I have concluded that our children are in danger, and I pray for our teachers.  Antiquated rules and low pay are impeding their ability to educate.

God has been taken out of the schools and parental right to discipline are restricted.  When that happened my named changed from Mam to Ole Woman.  I was there when it happened and I am still watching all this ignorance unfold.

Since we can’t whoop that butt anymore the level of respect is at an all-time low.  Without parental and teacher control to discipline, our children are on their own with no repercussions for their behavior.  And I have taken into consideration that not all children are bad.  That’s my opinion, and am sure you have yours.

As far as progress is going, I am saddened because it seems as if the only progress we are making nowadays is the use of Technology, for Fraud, improving upon Weapons of Mass Destruction, and mistreating Seniors with foul language, home break-ins, car and purse snatching, etc,

I take that all back, the young and old are catching Hell from today’s youth, period…As I said, I know it’s not all of them, but enough, so please don’t go there with not my kid, he’s/she’s a good boy/girl.

We elderly had no intention of things going left, and we never thought our children would become so disrespectful, well guess what, they did, and it will never end if we don’t gain control of them; taking disciplinary actions may be necessary, perhaps a must for our leaders to come forth with humility. 

We can do it; but back in the day, our worldly advice was, You had better check yourself first.

FYI: You know it all’s, the ones who can’t pass a test in school, but quick to disrespect and steal from the older generations with ease, while claiming to know more than most, you can stay stupid by continuing on your destructive path, or you can grow old by being obedience to the Word of God.  The choice is yours alone.

The whole world should take heed of the fact that there is a lot more to living than just trying to stay alive, there are rules and regulations, so in order to achieve longevity you must Honor your father and your mother, that Your Days may be long, in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.  Exodus 20:12

And yes, that includes respecting me too.

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