About Jeff Brown

"The most satisfactory years of your existence lie ahead" ~Anon. I'm 40, I have a 22 yr old son, & a nearly 2 yr old grandson. I'm a 3rd generation veteran; my Grandfather was in the Army in WWII, my father was in the Airforce in Vietnam, & I was in the Navy in Desert Storm. I've been around the world - twice. I've been to Paris, London, Madrid. I've been to the top of the Eiffel Tower! I've sailed across the English Channel! I've been to October Fest - in Germany! I've been to Bourbon Street for Mardigras . I lived in Scotland for 2 years. I own a home, a car, & a couple of businesses! I've seen & done more in my 40 yrs than most people could hope to see or do in 2 lifetimes. I've experienced some major ups & downs along the way! And I've done it all with a GED & without 2 nickels to rub together! It's been one hell of a ride so far & I'm certain that the next 40 are gonna be even more interesting than the first. I'm not 1 step closer to the grave, I'm 1 step closer to really being alive!

Simply Not True

There were a few things that I was told, that I believed & based my life on… that simply aren’t true. 1) Love hurts. 2) Fear keeps us safe. 3) Some selfishness is good. None of these things are true! For some people it might just be a semantics issue, but some of us took these sayings at face value & got really confused. We absolutely should not be teaching anyone that Love hurts; if it hurts, it isn’t Love. Teaching people to be afraid is incredibly destructive. And I promise you that selfishness will not bring good into your life. The goal for today: know that Love always heals, Purity keeps us safe & Unselfishness is where all Real good comes from! Have a great day everybody!

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The Only Path

I have finally learned how to Love myself… & it happened at the most unexpected time & in the most unexpected way. It happened when I was at my lowest… & it happened when I put the welfare of others ahead of my own. The only way for anyone to truly Love themselves is to give freely of themselves to others. It’s a bit of a paradox, but the only time I don’t Love myself is when I don’t care about you. Who of us could possibly Love ourselves if we don’t care about anybody else. The goal for today: know that unselfishness is the ONLY path to Love! Have a great day everybody!

What Will You Choose?

I want to be happy today… so when something negative happens, I will give it my compassion for a moment & then turn my thoughts, feelings & actions back to something positive… preferably, helping others. Happiness truly is a choice & we prove that to ourselves frequently. For example: some days my morning commute is miserable because I “choose” to focus on negatives & I quickly get frustrated. Other days it’s calm & relaxed, because I “choose” to think about positives. The goal for today: choose happiness… no matter what! Have a great day everybody!

Aim

“To be helpful is our only aim” ~Anon. We all have a responsibility to take care of ourselves… but what’s the best way to do that? I spent 18 years “looking out for #1” and my life sucked… I was unhappy & nothing ever seemed to turn out right. I spent the last 13 putting others first (to the best of my ability) and life has gotten infinitely better… I feel happiness & peace more often than not. The goal for today: do my best to put the welfare of others ahead of my own… because when I put God 1st, you 2nd & me 3rd, things seem to turn out Right! Have a great day everybody!

The Reason

They say everything happens for a reason… & I say the reason is our thinking. We all have 2 types of thinking… conscious & subconscious. Conscious thoughts happen one at a time & we are aware of them… we know these thoughts are happening. Subconscious thoughts are many & they take place behind the scenes… we are usually unaware of them & that is a major problem. Bad things happen, because bad thoughts happen. Most people don’t believe it because they are unaware of their negative subconscious thoughts. The goal for today: practice positive thinking & retake control of your Life! Have a great day everybody!

Time Well Spent

What would be a better way to utilize my time… bitching about the government, or loving my neighbor? Which would be more productive… complaining about my life, or helping someone else? How should I treat someone who has wronged me… with anger & hatred, or patience & tolerance? We all know what we should be doing… maybe it’s time for us to start doing it. The goal for today: stop drowning in negatives & do what I KNOW in my heart is Right… the world needs more of that! Have a great day everybody!

Right Thinking

“Whatever you give your attention to will come into your life and dominate it” ~Emmet Fox. Our thinking is far more powerful than we could ever imagine. If I end up cranky, unhappy, or angry today… it will be because I gave my attention to those things. It is humanly impossible to be angry without first “thinking” about anger. So here is a crazy idea… why don’t we try to think about positive things. The goal for today: think about peace, happiness & helping others… because that is the best way to guarantee you have a positive day! Have a great day everybody!