Hope & Reality

I try to rightly relate hope & reality. Hope is a vitally important virtue! Without hope we would never strive for better lives, we wouldn’t be able to see what an amazing road potentially lies ahead of us. But reality isn’t on the road ahead… it’s right here & now. Reality steps in & reminds us that the road ahead isn’t going to pave itself… there is work to be done if we want our future to be as bright as it could be. Reality guarantees future happiness & success… “IF” we get rid of our selfishness & learn how to Love & help each other right here & now! The goal for today: I don’t hope for happiness… I just hope I’m willing to do what’s required of me to get it! Have a great day everybody!

You First

We live in a world that has come under the insane belief that the only person that should matter to me… is me?!?! I should love “myself”… forgive “myself”… & help “myself”… I should “look out for #1” first & foremost?!?! I tried that for 20 years & it drove me to the brink of suicide! I guarantee that loving others first is the only way to love yourself… that forgiving others first is the only way to forgive yourself… that putting the welfare of others ahead of your own will save your life. The goal for today: you first… me last! Have a great day everybody!

Thinking

“What you think upon grows” ~Emmet Fox. For some reason I refused to believe that it could be that simple. If I think about misery, depression & unhappiness… that’s what I get. If I think about peace, contentment & happiness… that’s what I get. So the next time someone or something is troubling you… think about something else. I know you are thinking “easier said than done”… but Right thinking is actually a hell of a lot easier! The goal for today: think Right, feel Right, act Right… in that order! Have a great day everybody!

Roll Over… Or Rise Up

When faced with a problem, I have two choices: I can roll over… or I can rise up!

In the past few years, I have had the pleasure of watching many people rise up… get back on their feet & put their lives back together.

I feel honored & blessed that some of these people have given me the opportunity to be a part of their lives.

The brotherhood of man is what this life is all about & I feel as though my life is better because their lives got better.

The goal for today: pray for the Peace & Prosperity of all people!

Have a great day everybody!

Human

“The yearning to be with other people is powerful… that emotion is at the foundation of what makes us human” ~from the movie Interstellar. 

There is nothing wrong with enjoying some time to myself, but we simply weren’t designed to be alone. 

I believe that we were literally created to be together so we can learn how to peacefully coexist… how to Love & help each other. 

The goal for today: Love people… help people… yearn to be a part of the Brotherhood of Man! 

Have a great day everybody!

I Need To Help You

I have to know the Truth about you, in order to help you… & the only way to know the Truth about you, is to pay attention to you… & the only way to pay attention to you, is to pay less attention to myself.

I have to actually listen to you rather than nod my head, not really listening, while waiting for my turn to talk.

The best way to not know the Truth, is to not really listen.

The goal for today: put your needs ahead of mine, because my only real need is to help you!

Have a great day everybody!

Humility… Forgiveness… Freedom

Imagine going anywhere you want or need to go without fear of who you might run into… no anxiety… no discomfort.

That’s freedom… & that level of freedom comes from humility.

When I admit my mistakes & forgive yours… I begin to make friends of my would-be enemies.

Abraham Lincoln once said… “Am I not destroying my enemies by making friends of them?” & that just makes sense to me now.

The goal for today: Humility, Forgiveness & Freedom!

Have a great day everybody!

Self-preservation

Self-preservation is human preservation!

None of us could survive alone… therefore, my REAL survival instinct should be geared toward the preservation of all.

I should care about other people (even my enemies)… I should care about the planet… about natural resources… sustainability… & most importantly the condition we leave this world in for our children & grandchildren.

The goal for today, know that the best way to ensure my own survival is to help you ensure yours!

Have a great day everybody!

What Do You Have To Offer?

In a room full of people a young man needed help.

One person offered money… another a ride… but there was one person there who didn’t have anything material to give him, but they still offered help.

What they offered was kindness, compassion & a helping hand.

So the one person that appeared to have nothing to offer, was the only one offering what this young man really needed… a friend.

The goal for today, give my time… my love… my humanity… because that’s what people really need!

Have a great day everybody!

Memorial Day 2014

“Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country” ~JFK.

There is no greater sacrifice for your country, than to lay down your life in defense of it!

The American flag is a symbol of Peace & Freedom… Liberty & Justice… Faith & Courage… & that is what the bravest of the brave put their lives on the line for.

They don’t risk all for government or politics… they risk all for the Love of God & country… for family… & for each other.

The goal for today, honor their courage… their devotion… their sacrifice & live up to the Freedom they fought & died to earn for all of us!

Happy Memorial Day!

Have a great day everybody!