Sunday, October 18, 2009
Im not one to ask for much, especially from those I love and since I love everybody(see my disclaimer on the profile page) I dont ask for much at any time. However I am making an exception this time and Im gonna ask all of you dear folks to send me some healing thoughts and prayers. For those of you who do not know I suffer from chronic pain because of an automobile wreck in which I broke my neck. That was way back in 1974 and the pain didnt really start bothering me until the early 1980"s. Now it just gets a little worse each year but I am able to deal with it thanks to all the love and support form those I love. Also I go to a Pain Management Center every 3 months and receive injections directly inot the neck and this helps to ease the pain somewhat.It isnt a cure but it helps me to live a pretty normal life.I am due at the Pain Center on tuesday this week at 7:30am. Im asking for your warm thoughts and prayers because it seems the pain is intensifying every day. I know I will be lots better after tuesday but I still would love those warm thoughts from all of you. Thanks from the bottom of my heart. I sincerely hope that all of you wonderful people have a really great week ahead. Be safe and remember that I love ya!
Friday, October 16, 2009
How simple a thing for one to reach out and pick up something they see lying on the floor Have you ever really thought about what is actually happening at that one particuliar moment? Probably not if you are like most of us "ordinary" people. I say ordinary with a big grin cause I really dont see any of us as ordinary.But when we do reach out and pick something up we dont have to tell our hands to move, they just do it as if on automatic pilot.And even tho we aren't thinking about it consciously we are using the one power of mind at our beck and call to do our bidding.All through the day we go about using this great power without putting any real thought into what we are doing. Its no wonder so many of us never get what we truly want out of this life. We never take the time and effort to learn how to use this power of mind to bring into our experiences those things we truly desire. But we do use this power to unconsciously bring into our experience many things we really dont want to have. Just think about it and I think you can see what I am talking about. So heres to hoping that both you and I will become a little better at using this power of mind to bring our greatest desires into being. Hope all o f you have a wonderful weekend!
Monday, October 12, 2009
Don't ya just love changes? Well, I've come to realize that most of us tend to resist changes because as human beings we seem to like being in a comfortable little "bubble" where we know what to expect from this life. Some changes(even tho they are for our best) are so hard for us to accept. I've even known people who had rather stay miserable and know what was coming than to open themselves up to accept the changes life gives to us each day. One thing for certain in this life is that everything changes--I mean everything-- not matter how hard we try to keep things the way we want them to be. Just as sure as the summer turns to autumn, autumn turns to winter, winter into spring, and spring back into summer, so are our lives and everything in it constantly changing. But still many of us resist change and have all kinds of trouble just giving into the changes and seeing how they will make us better people. I hope today that all of your changes will be ones that take you to the heights of bliss and enjoyment. But those that seem to be disasters can be turned into good ones also.. I love the quote from Bertolt Brecht which says,"Because things are the way they are, things will not stay the way they are." So enjoy every moment and try to accept the changes that are coming your way this very moment. Hugs to all of you.
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Hi friends. I really do wish I could talk with the person who made the trojan virus that attacked my computer a few days ago and made me have to completely start over and redownload everything that I had on here.The trojan froze my computer up and caused me to lose everything on the harddrive. I had to start from scratch and reinstall every program and every application. This was not only time consuming but we lost a bunch of our photos because I had never made a backup file. Oh well at least I managed to get it back to running still downloading things as I come across them. And this is the 2nd time Ive had to do this stuff in the past 3 yrs simply because some mean spirited person decided to make something that would destroy someone elses things. I mean what pleasure does one get from doing such things? After they write the virus and turn them loose do they sit back and wait to see the destruction they have caused and get their jollies from that? I really just dont understand it! If these types of people would use their time to try and invent something to help others instead of things that destroy or disrupt others lives maybe then we would be on to something. Any way I have had my little rant and now Im going forward and not holding any ill will toward the person who invaded my computer and caused me so many headaches. But if by chance you do run into this person some day tell him or her I hope that they really enjoyed making my life a little worse for a day. And if thats the worst that happens to me this week then Im gonna be ok. May all of you have a truly wonderful week ahead.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Good morning, Good night, Good day, Good bye, Good riddence, Good for nothing, Good grief, Good God. Good for you, Good evening, Goodness Sakes,Good going, etc etc. Ya ever noticed how many times we all say something with good as the first word? Wonder why that is? Ya think maybe its because we inwardly know all things are "good". Well maybe not "all" things but most anyway. Its one thing I believe to be a "good" person but another thing to really apply that goodness in a way that will make this world just a little better for all of us. Think about your day that has just passed by for a minute or so. Was it a "good" day? Did you do anything "good"? Well, did ya? Only you know that for sure. Im guessing that the most of you folks reading this are by nature "good" people. Again each of us will have our own definition of what is good and what being good means. I also am pretty certain that all of you (and myself as well) could have done just a little more good than we did. No matter what you did today Im sure there was an opportunity for you to have done just a "little" more "good". Maybe instead of just thinking about an old friend you havent seen in a while you could have called and spoken to them. A small thing I know but you may be surprised just how much you can lift someones spirit by a simple phone call.Oh I know Ive done it a thousand times myself, Ill think of someone and say Im gonna gi ve them a call later on this evening or tomorrow, but then thats as far as it goes and the next thing I know its been weeks or months since I first thought about calling them and still I havent gotten around to doing it. Im sure you get the idea Im talking about. So instead of just being a "good" person today why dont ya do a random act of kindness? I think I will try to be a little better at being good" starting right now. I hope you will all join me. Hugs to all of you beautiful folks. May the rest of your week be filled with much love, peace ,joy ,and good health.And may the sun shine down on your backdoor always. I will leave you with a quote from one of my favorite writers Henry David Thoreau----"Be not simply good; be good for something."
Friday, October 2, 2009
On vacation at theGulf of Mexico this past month with my wonderfull wife I managed to spend several days at the beach swimming against the waves of the ocean. The waters were pretty clear and warm and the white sand was beautiful. When I was not in the water I sat under the umbrella watching the waves roll against the shore and was almost hypnotized by the sound effects. I have used the analogy of a river or an ocean to our human lives in the past and once again I thought about that as I took in the warm sun.Like our individual lives make up all of humanity each individual drop of water make up the ocean.When I was in the water I accidently swallowed a bit of the salty ocean water.(It was quite easily to do because the waves hit me in the face at times whenI wasnt fully expecting it to.) As I now think about the drops I swallowed I can see the relation to our human lives once again.Once the drops were out of the ocean and into my body was it still a part of the ocean or not? Did I destroy the drops of water or just change its condition? Will it ever again become part of the ocean? These questions are akin to asking what happens to us when we are taken from the ocean of human life by so called death. Are we then seperated from the ocean of life forever. Have we been destroyed or just altered? Will we once again become one with the ocean of life? Ask yourself these questions when you are in a quiet moment with just you and your consciousness. you may be surprised at the answers that come forth from what I call Spirit. You may call this force God,Allah, Buddha,Universal Mind or any other label you think best.As for myself I truly believe that I never destroyed the drops of the oceans water, I only caused it to be altered into another form. For all I know it turned into urine while in my body, then outward once again from my body to a toilet into a sewer and eventually back inot the ocean. I cant really say for sure but I do know it continues to be a part of the "Ocean" of life. All energy is eternal and cannot be destroyed only altered. And as such I truly believe we all will forever continue to be one with everything. And that surely includes being one with each other right here on planet earth. So Im hoping and praying that everybody will soon learn to treat each other with love respect and kindness. May all of you have a wonderful weekend. Be safe and remember to keep on smiling! "Hugs" to all of you!