I recently heard an old song on the radio called Put a Little Love In Your Heart. If memory serves me well it was a song done by Petula Clark. I may be wrong on the artist though, not that it matters. But I was struck by the simplicity of the lyrics once again as I heard it sung for the first time in quite a while. The lyrics say so much that I wish to share some of the song with you now. "Put a little love in your heart, and the world will be a better place for you and me, you just wait , wait and see. I know its getting late so please don't hesitate, put a little love in your heart, and the world will be a better place............... Simple but filled with so much wisdom! I would ask all of you to do as the song says right now so we can again be a part of the solutions instead of the problems. May the new week ahead be filled with much love, peace, joy, and kindness for all of you beautiful people. Let us all be good to ourselves, and even better to others.
After checking I found that the song was performed by Jackie DeShannon and not Petula Clark. Just wanted to give proper credit to the artist of this beautiful song.
Thursday, March 19, 2015
You may think you are helpless in trying to make this world a better place. I know there are times when I feel that way. I see the news and hear about all the crazy stuff going on all around me and I think to myself: I wish there was something I could do right now that would make a difference in the way things are headed. And at that moment I always remind myself that there is something I can do. And then I do it! Is it something grand or spectacular? No, it isn't. Is it something that the news channels will be printing about? No, nothing like that I can assure you. And the best part of this is that you and anyone else can do the same thing! You wanna know what it is? In keeping with my concept of keeping it simple, here it is. Right now, take a moment and tell someone you love them. No matter where you are you can do this. If by chance you are out someplace all alone, maybe you can make a phone call. If you don't have a means to call you can still let someone know you love them. Just send some loving thoughts directed to that person and I truly believe they will feel it in some kind of way. Hey, I know it's just a small step and your actions will not solve all the world's problems. But if you do this you will have at least made the world better for two people. Yourself and the one you told that you loved them. And the more you do this the more you find that yes indeed, you can help solve the problems of the world, no matter what you have or where you are. I hope you will give it a shot at least! When you get accustomed to telling someone that you love them every day, you may then find that you are now telling more than one person a day. And that is when you are on your way to living a more satisfying life. Believe me, this old world needs your love now more than ever. And right now I hope I make the world better for a lot of people by saying I love you to all of you who are reading this. I may not know you but we are still one and love knows no boundaries! Enjoy the moment and spread the word. Love overcomes all! I love you!
Thursday, March 12, 2015
When I sit down to write in this blog I usually have some idea of what I am going to be talking about. But today I have not had a lot of spare time to give a lot of thought as to what I would write today. I started to just not write anything but as I was thumbing through some of my stuff I had jotted down so long ago I happened upon another page of thoughts to ponder. These were sayings that came to my mind when I was still so young. But I have found that most of them still ring very true to me today also. So in the keep it simple category here is the quote. Love all you see today, maybe it will start an epidemic. I wish all of you the very best of everything now and always. Just love, love, and love some more! It really does make this life easier!
Saturday, March 7, 2015
Well, Yeah, I suppose I am opening a can of worms so to speak with the above question. Of course, in so called reality(if there is such a thing) that is really a pretty dumb question. After all, I'm sure each of us will have our own opinion based on what we have seen over our lifetime. Intelligence is only something we claim we have or don't have. And the same for everyone else. Personally, I would not touch that subject for all the money in the world. So why you may ask is it that I have decided to write about it in the first place. Really I just wanted to share this experience with you because I found it to be a bit on the funny side of life. And humor plays such an important part in our lives I thought you may enjoy this story. The other day we here in Western Kentucky woke up to as much as 14 inches of snow that had fell over night. I measured 11 inches on our front lawn. Since the snow was so deep I knew I would have to shovel it from the drive before I could even get the truck out of the garage. so after breakfast I layered up the clothes, hitched up the boots, and opened the garage door to get started. After some shoveling and heavy lifting I had to stop and take a rest. I looked out to where my wife keeps the bird feeder and noticed it was empty. So I filled it up, hung it back on the stand in the garden and waited. It didn't take very long before the first bird arrived at the new buffet. She was a female cardinal( the cardinal is the state bird of Kentucky) and she took a seat below the feeder. Before she could hop up to taste the seeds I had put out, A male cardinal swooped down and sat just to the right of the female. Neither one made a move to the top of the feeder. I was wondering why they just continued to look at each other instead of eating. Was the male being a "gentleman" and waiting for the lady to go first? Probably not I thought. A few seconds later I saw another bright red male cardinal come swooping down and landing fairly close to the other two birds. In an instant I saw the males looking at each other and the female was glancing at both of the males. After sizing up the situation the male bird which had been the last to arrive suddenly attacked the other male. They flew up in the air struggling and then one started chasing after the other. The female, who had remained perched below the feeder, watched as the males flew off and then she hopped up and began feasting on the bird seed. It was then that I said to myself: "Just like us dumb males to fight like two idiots while the female snickered and got the best of the buffet. The 2 males did come back and eventually I saw them getting a few seeds. Soon that birdfeeder looked like the main attraction at the zoo! Little birds, big birds, colorful birds and yes, even a dumb male bird! Well, in this case I'd have to say that the female species wins the title of smartest. No offense guys, but you probably would have to admit that we ain't the sharpest most of the time. And especially when it comes to us going after the females! But hang in there my male friends, there may be hope for us some day! I sure hope all of you are feeling great and enjoying this very moment! Remember, this is the only thing you have, this very moment. The other stuff will be only temporary. If you can do something nice for someone right now, that will be something that will last forever!