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Sunday, September 29, 2013
I remember some time ago, when I looked into the mirror my face was clear, smooth and soft to the touch. But I failed to notice that my parents are grandparents who viewed themselves in that same mirror saw themselves the total opposite. As a youngster I didn't understand that this was a sign that I too would grow and look older.
The point is, there are positive and negative signs around us daily.
Here's another example. Its no secret that our society has become an unruly and violent one. We can think, say and act on every single negative emotion we are big enough to feel. This behavior in most cases will lead some to believe that they are entitled, invincible and untouchable by any and everyone who courageously questions their intentions. The order of the day is that its my business and no one else has the right to challenge it. Take notice how our leaders, bicker and fight openly and boldly rationalize or pass it off as its just a healthy debate about the issues. Then, before the camera's stop rolling, they throw out a disclaimer by saying, " I'm not responsible if some quack takes it upon themselves to do something stupid."
Sadly though, when people are left to interpret the meanings of those hateful, spiteful words that sometimes promote violence, the troubled and uninformed person is moved to act.
Sometimes that action, results in the lost of innocent lives.
Not long ago in Arizona, a U.S. Congresswoman and several other individuals were shot by a 21 year old male, who for whatever reason only known to himself, also took the life of a nine year old child, who was also in attendance at that scheduled event.
Were there signs? Of course, there were signs..., there's always signs. Were the signs clear ones and could it be that they were just simply ignored by observers who resolved that, it was none of my business.
So, where does it end, can we or will we ever be able to fix this problem that affects us all?
Monday, July 15, 2013
There are millions of example I can recall and talk about, although there are just as many times I'm inclined to just forget and hope they never ever resurface.
It's always been strange to me how people who proclaim to the masses about their undying love for another will take any and all steps necessary to demean, verbally abuse, physically assault or kill because they felt they were rejected or emotionally hurt in a relationship that was probably destined for failure from the beginning. In some of the cases, the perpetrator(s) of all this devastation are the guilty parties.
I guess they have never put much faith in the statement, "YOU REAP, WHAT YOU SOW".
So, please hear my plea....
Let's stop the madness. Let's exercise what we all know to be factual... that all of us have faults and come up short in many areas of our human lives. None of us are perfect, yet we should strive diligently to work towards perfection. Understanding that it's not merely practice that makes one perfect, but perfect practice each and every consistent time, that makes perfect.
It starts with me first, then you and then the next. Until, that loving link reaches every single human being who breathes air, we're in trouble as a people.
When we learn to resist the desire to be judgemental, we simply learn how to Just Love unconditionally.
Let the next time you hear the words, "What goes around, comes around".... result in a positive outcome for you and the special people you truly love.
* This is a REPOST from my archives section, dated 8/14/10.
Friday, March 15, 2013
Today interestingly enough, I awakened with my usual practice of observing the incredible majesty and beautiful wonders of the world in which I lovingly reside. As I began to reflect on these things I was motivated to share those thoughts with my friends via my social networking media. My message was short and fashioned in both a question and a statement. It went something like this; If you woke up this morning and are able to read this, while living in the land of the free and the home of the brave... need I say more?
Thank you Lord, for the freedom to do what I want today, I said to myself.
Later on, I wondered outside towards my backyard and gazed wearily at all the unfinished work that still needed to be done. My initial response to this visually mountainous feat was a simple and resounding....Uggh! Lord, give me the strength.
I considered taking the easy route out by turning around and going back to bed, but a few favorite words of wisdom echoed in my mind, hitting me like a ton of bricks.
The first words of wisdom was a quote by Thomas Edison, which states, "Opportunities are missed by most people because they are dressed in overalls and often looks like work". I remember this statement helping me to avoid procrastination, when I considered starting my at home business.
The next wise words showed up in the form of a larger brick, quoted by J.G. Holland which stated, "God gives every bird its food, but he does not throw it into the nest. This reminded me that although gifts are nice to get, some gifts are better appreciated when they are earned.
Then just as I was filtering through all of this, suddenly there it was, another brick of wisdom was hurling itself rapidly in my direction. This time it came from my friend Marty, who faithfully authors a blog titled, Aphorisms of the day. This particular aphorism was quite appropriately stating that, " Suppose Hercules had thought about his labors first.... Fortunately, for him, he just went out and did them.
So, I blinked, cleared my head, sent up some more praise, got busy and went in believing that if this task was worth me doing, it would definitely be worth me doing... RIGHT the first time.
Now, I don't have to ponder on it anymore...
Besides, blessed is the person who is too busy to worry in the daytime and too sleepy to worry at night.
Saturday, March 9, 2013
* This is a REPOST from my archive (9/11/11 @10:32 a.m.)
It's a proven fact that time is valuable, essential and most importantly waits for no one. With each day that passes, there is beauty and at the same time ugliness all around us. That's why I love and hold true to the phrase that beauty is in the eye of the beholder.
Here's what I see....
Everyone of us has the ability to partake of all the positive things this life has to offer, especially when we position ourselves correctly to receive them. Sometimes because of our negative mindset, we fail to see these opportunities that are literally right in front of us, which result in reinforcing a life filled with loses, failure and hopelessness.
In contrast, I personally choose to see things differently. Today I awakened to see a glorious sun rise high in the skies, and then I saw and heard birds singing in the trees. Unfortunately, I didn't know or understand what they were saying, but it appeared to me, that they were just being thankful for another day. As I looked at my own reflection in the mirror I saw a positive, energetic and excited person ready to take on the days challenges, one by one. Later as turned and looked around, I saw young school children playing and laughing together without prejudice, malice or restraint. I movingly saw and met a stranger who took the time to smile and say, "good morning". You know, I truly have to honestly admit, that I probably would have missed out on his incredible greeting, if I had been walking around with my head down, filled with doom and gloom.
I know in my heart and soul that I'm not alone...... but do you see what I see?