Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Jumping Off The Planet






When I look around the world, I hear the gossip and cynicism of others, the hatred, the anger and the bigotry. Sometimes it makes me ashamed to be a part of the human race. They say if you don't like it, you can leave...........

Soooooooo

We're given the chance to Jump Off The Planet
.......Or.......
Stay and Make A Difference........

It seems like these attributes have a tendency to show their ugly faces a lot more when we as Americans, go through the process of electing new officials.  We've become disillusioned  about what is said, who to blame, who to trust and skepticism reaches an all time high.

The old saying states that we should never talk about religion and politics unless we want the battles to begin and boy do they.  We have our beliefs, our opinions, our views of right and wrong and our ears that hear things our way.  Because our world revolves around me and my.......our opinions are strong, stubborn and the way it is.  But... being solely absorbed with me and my can make me an ugly person.

Coming from a small town in Texas, to a somewhat, small town in Nashville, Tennessee, has given me an interesting view of the ways of the world, the hearts of it's people, the wonders of humanity as well as the ugliness and cruelty they hold.

We are.......who we are.  Some say that will never change.  I say, if we don't change, we are loosing the best gift this world has given us.........

Life

We have the choice to make the world an Ugly Place or one of Beauty and Love. We can make this Gift of Life, Our Gift to the World.





A Beautiful World





A friend of mine sent me this video and I just had to share it here.

What a Beautiful Place the World can be when we share Love, Kindness, Compassion, Joy and leave all the Hatred, Selfishness, and Anger behind..........

video

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Humbled And Honored




The German suffix Lieb means Beloved or Favorite


As my Friend, Lin's Blog, was awarded the Liebster Blog Award from a fellow Blogger, He chose me to be one of five other Bloggers to receive this award as well.  As He put it, "When people find favor in what you do and it speaks to them", you are rewarded with this complement and in that comment, I'm Humbled and Honored.

Lin's writing is as real as it gets.  He is a master wordsmith and writes with a style that propels the reader deep into the heart of what he's writing about. He writes from His Experiences, His Past, His Presence and from a life that is surrounded by the life He lives in New York. His writing is a style where there is no mincing of words, no holds barred and is as Unique as He is.  So I salute Him as well, His writing and His life and suggest you check his writing out as well.........http://lmross-moanerplicities.blogspot.com/

My blog gives me the chance to write about and share some of the life lessons I've learned and am still learning, the good and the bad, and everything in between. I've never thought of myself as a writer except when it comes to music, but I've learned to evolve in this area and hope and pray that some of what I write about will touch, will move and will make a difference in this world we live in.

The rules of this award stipulate awarding it to five other bloggers.  As my page is evolving, I'm just now connecting with other bloggers and their writings so I can not give this award to others, other than Lin, but as I continue to read and connect, I'll add to this list.

Blogging is a unique experience that gives the writer full control of sharing His Thoughts, His Beliefs and His Attitudes but hopefully in a way that only shares without pushing His beliefs on others.  So with that being said, I hope we can learn and grow together, sharing our ideas, talking about the world around us and finding new ways to fill the world with Hope, Love, Joy and Life.......

And The Journey Continues..........


Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Memories




I've been working on My Final Memorial Service
My Final Celebration 
Not planning for it to happen anytime soon 
But wanting to be prepared.

These are My Memories

 My Journey of Life


video



And the Journey Continues..........




Thursday, January 5, 2012

A World Of Difference





Bigotry:
The attitude, state of mind or behavior characteristic of a bigot:  intolerance.....

Bigot:
One who is strongly partial to one's own group, religion, race or politics and is intolerant of those who differ.....

Bias:
A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgement.....

Hatred:
Intense animosity or hostility.....

Anger:
A strong feeling of displeasure or hostility.....

Negativity:
The characteristic of being pessimistic or contrarian.....

Selfish:
Concerned chiefly or only with oneself.....

Gossip:
Rumor or talk of a personal, sensational or intimate nature, a person who habitually spreads intimate or private rumors or facts.....


((((((((((((((((((((((((((((((( OR ))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))))


Love:
A deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection and solicitude toward a person, such as that arising from kinship, recognition of attractive qualities, or a sense of underlying oneness.....

Patience:
The capacity, quality or fact of being patient.....

Patient:
Bearing or enduring pain, difficulty, provocation or annoyance with calmness....

Hope:
To wish for something with expectation of its fulfillment, to look forward to with confidence or expectation.....

Christianity:
The theological virtue defined as the desire and search for a future good, difficult but not impossible to attain with God's Help.....

Faith:
Confident belief in the truth, value or trustworthiness of a person, idea or thing, a belief that does not rest on logical proof or material evidence, the theological virtue defined as secure belief in God and a trusting acceptance of God's will

Compassion:
Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.....

Peace:
The absence of war or other hostilities, freedom from quarrels and disagreement, inner contentment.....