Tuesday, March 29, 2011


Yesterday while I was looking for some things I had misplaced I came upon this piece titled "COMES THE DAWN" I do not know who wrote this and I am not sure how I came to have a copy of it. I think, but Im not sure, that a dear friend of mine gave this to me way back in the early 90's while I was going through some very rough times in my personal life. But no matter how or why or where I came upon this I felt it is worth sharing with all of you. You may have seen this before but it never hurts to reread something that is so true. I do hope you wil enjoy.
After a while you learn the subtle difference between holding a hand and chaining a soul
And you learn that love doesn't mean leaning, and company doesn't mean security
And you begin to learn that kisses aren't contracts, and presents aren't promises
And you begin to accept your defeats with your head up and your eyes open
With the grace of a woman or man, and not the grief of a child
And learn to build all your roads on today, because tomorrow's ground is too uncertain for plans
And futures have a way of falling down in mid flight
After a while you learn that even sunshine burns if you get too much
So you plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone to bring you flowers
And you learn that you really can endure....that you really are strong and you really do have worth
And you learn and learn..... with every goodbye you learn.
My sincerest hope for all of you is that the lessons will be fairly painless and that you will learn to grow from every circumstance life throws your way! Be safe enjoy each moment and remember to do something nice for someone today just because you can! "HUGS" to all.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011


I have found out in this life that many of the things we see often times turns out to be completely different than we supposed at first glance. Its really amazing that each of us can see the "same" thing happen but it means totally different things as we attach our own perspectives to the thing itself. And I suppose that is why things are so often confusing to us as a whole. As an example, two people can look at the exact same picture and yet see two totally different things. Even in the colors.What if, say a person is so called "color blind" and cannot see certain colors as the rest of us would. Can we say for sure their "realization" of the color is "wrong" and ours is "right"? If they can not see the color as the same as us does it change the realization of each others perception? I think not. And the same would hold true in ones belief system as to how things work in this world. That is why I cringe when anyone tells me their belief is right and mine is wrong. Can they not see things through my eyes and at least say well maybe you are right? And again, this doesnt really change the actuality of a thing be it a belief or a color. If one truly "sees" a thing as being true that only means it is true for them and maybe no one else. But if it is their "truth" then who am I to tell them they are wrong? I hope I am making myself clear for I do know it can seem confusing at times. And to answer a question, yes, I do believe in right and wrong but that also depends on the "color" I use to draw my own conclusions. I only wish everyone could arrive at the point where we can allow others to have their "truth" even if it doesn't coincide with what we may believe.And I firmly believe we all should learn to look beyond "appearances" and dig a little deeper to discover our true selfs. And maybe then we will see that when this world is big enough for all different views we will be on the road to living a life that allows us to truly discover and accept our "differences" and we will at long last be able to live life in peace and love for all.My sincere wish for each of you wonderful folks is that you can learn to live your life in love, in peace,and in harmony with all life.Take care my friends and remember to enjoy each moment! "HUGS" to all. I will leave you now with a quote from Ervin Seale who states:"It is the light of the mind which determines whether you see confusion and limitation or whether you see order and abundance."

Sunday, March 13, 2011


My heart goes out to all of the folks who have had to be a part of the devastation that has gone on and is continuing to happen in Japan. As I watched the news accounts and saw the photos it really hit hard as to just how fragile this planet is we call home. And also just how quickly our lives can change in a heartbeat. I feel so bad for all the folks who have lost loved ones and their homes and are having to try and deal with the aftermath of the earthquake and the tsunami. Not to mention having now try to control the damage from the nuclear reactors.
I do not feel now is the time for me to express my opinions as to the God many westerners worship and to why such things happen to innocent people if this God could have stopped it from happening. It is also not the time for one to extol the safty issues of nuclear power. Nor do I feel is it time for any political figures to try and use this tragedy to extol their beliefs or agendas on anyone. But I am sure it is time for all of humanity to come together and try to bring relief to as many of our brothers and sisters in Japan as we possibly can. I am proud that my country has already started helping to deal with this disaster as the U.S. always does in times of crisis.Even tho our national debt is crazy right now we are still quick to spend money and send supplies to the folks in Japan.And you know what, I believe that Japan would do the same for us if the situation was reversed.I cant help but think what if everybody in the world would pitch in we could overcome this tragedy a lot more quickly.If everybody would just stop all their "WARS" ( and yes I am including the U.S.) for a week and instead send all that money they are spending on funding the wars, and use it instead to help Japan rebuild as quickly as posssible. I know I sure dont have all the answers but I remain adamant in my belief that ALL of us are ONE! And when we realize that maybe we will end our wars with each other and the next tragedy that hits anywhere in the world can be handled more efficently.And maybe you are thinking I wish I could help those folks right now. Well, I believe you can.The options are many but one thing Im sure all the folks there could use would be our prayers and thoughts for a brighter time that will arrive someday. So I would ask all of you good folks to keep all the folks who are affected by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers.I will close with these words for all my fellow human beings not only in Japan but worldwide--I love you and I accept perfect peace and understanding for all of us. "HUGS" to all of you.

Thursday, March 10, 2011


So where will your dream take you tomorrow? Will you stay at home waiting for the phone to ring, waiting for someone to tell you everything?(Thanks to the Traveling Wilburys's for the previous statement) Maybe you will go to your usual work place and toil another day for much needed money to pay the bills.(Lots of us have to do that for sure and theres not a thing wrong with doing just that). Maybe you will begin a much needed vacation. Or take a short trip to visit an old friend. Or maybe go for a walk in nature and just "be" for a few hours. The possibilities are just about endless as to what you will do tomorrow. And most times tomorrows actions begin with todays thoughts and your frame of mind. One thing good though, is that we all can change what we want to do at any moment. But to do this we may find we have to change our thoughts today to get to the point where we can fully live our "dream" the way we really want to. Its truly all up to us and with some ambition and some work and some faith in better things ahead we can attain so much more than we are now doing. So my friends if you now find yourself unhappy, depressed, angry with life, or just disgusted may I suggest you change your thoughts right now and begin to focus what you Do want in life instead of what you feel is beyond your capibilities to make it happen.First change your thinking then change your life. I leave you now with a couple of quotes from folks who have said it better than I could ever have done. From Henry David Thoreau comes this quote:"Go confidently in the direction of your dreams! Live the life you've imagined." And from Helen Keller this jewel:"Life is either a daring adventure, or it is nothing at all." Nice talking with all of you my friends. May your evening and day be filled with much love, peace,and happiness. Take care and remember to live life with passion!

Monday, March 7, 2011


Hey folks. How ya'll all doing these days? Wonderful I do hope. I know I havent written lately and for that I can only say I miss writing to all of you and hope I can do it a little more often. As of today I now have spent a total of 5 hours trying to hook up all the new digital equipment that Comcast Cable shipped to us last week.I got the two smaller adapters on the spare tvs with only a litttle bit of trouble but the one in the living room that has to connect to not only the tv but also to the vcr and the dvd player.My beautiful wife and I started on this project this morning and bless her heart if not for her sweetness I would have thrown all the cables teh digital box and who knows what else throught the front window. I would get the tv working only to find out the vcr didnt work. Aftrer getting the vcr working I found the tv no longer worked right.The dvd player?? well forget that! I finally got the tv working and the vcr working but have to use like three different remotes to get them to work. The new remote that came with all this stuff has so many buttons and stuff on it I dont know if I will ever figure it all out.We are just lucky that I got the main tv working so we can watch HOUSE on it tonight. No problem with the 2 tvs in the bedrooms cause they dont have a complicated remote control. My only hope is that somepoor soul who knows a little about making sense of the remote will come over and show my wife how its suppopsed to work so wde can do away with some of the other remotes. Who ever said newer technology is great must be NUTS! Ok so I ranted enough today and tomorrow I may give it another shot to learning the remote.But then again I may go fishing instead. At least my fishing equipment is not complicated. Sure do hope all of you are doing great and that the new week has started off really great. Take care and do come again, I mean who knows I may write something interesting the next time--that is unless I go completely and utterly mad tring to figure the new remote out! "HUGS" to all.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011


You wanna get high? By that I mean getting high on life. Hey, its for sure we only have one go round in this earthly incarnation.Do we come back later? I'm afraid I can't answer that one fo ya. I used to believe in reincarnation but as I've grown in my spiritual work I believe we do go on but in a higher state of consciousness than that of becoming another human being. But and I stress that word(but) highly, anything is possible. So Im not saying no one will come back reincarnated as another human being or that it is impossible.I keep my mind open for any options that may make more sense at a later date.But one thing for sure, is that all of us right here right now will only have 1 life as the human being we are now. So in that regard I think it imperitive that we get ALL we can out of living while we are here. Christian Larson states the following:"The higher we ascend in the one true light of the spiritual life, the more clearly we can see how to live in perfect harmony with the principles and laws of life." My belief is that for us to truly get the most out of this life we must learn to love unconditionally and live by the Golden Rule. And even thought there are many people who are difficult to love it is possible to do so.Just imagine if everyone would just love everyone and treat them with respect and honesty. What a wonderful life that would be! Sadly, I don't believe I will live this life long enough to see that happen but I plan on doing my part and continuing to dream of the time when all peoples of every land learn to live in peace and harmony. Yes, I am a dreamer but like I said anythings is possible. I leave you now with hopes of much love, peace, joy, and goodness , coming into your life right now! "HUGS" to all.