The longest day……… 6/6/1944

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The water’s are calm now, but back over 70 years ago, we owe a huge debt to the men and woman, who fought the good fight, with many not making it past that day. These men and woman should never be forgotten, as if it weren’t for them, we of this Society may not be free to roam as we do today? This country just might of been a bit different today if it wasn’t for these brave hero’s of that time. These men and woman didn’t ask for this fight, but yet they showed up and fought the good fight, simply because it was the right thing to do, for all who walk a path through this journey of life, on the soil of the great country called, the United States of America.

The men and woman of our Armed Services sign up and become trained to help keep America great, they may not receive big money unlike those within the world of sports today, but these men and woman most definitely earned every penny they earn. The actions of our men and woman of the military goes without saying, as the actions of some of the men and woman within the world of sports………….. Well let’s just say, could be a bit more respectful for the ones who fought the good fight, so they can earn the big bucks, playing a game that they love. These men and woman of our Armed services just do not get enough respect for what they do, or have done, some go off away from their families for long stretches of time and some either don’t make it back, or come back back within a casket, or even worse……….. Missing parts of their bodies. While those within the world of sports cry over a hang nail, or whine over an official making a bad call, really!!! We of this Society are to blame for this, simply because we have lost our way along this journey and have mislabeled our priorities, from what we think is important, to what should be important.

We of this Society have changed so much compared to the Society back some 70+ years and a lot of ways, we have changed for the worse, taking big steps backwards, instead of moving forward, like those of our military’s past, present and future. The most political of all the wars……… Vietnam, these men and woman went and fought the good fight, even though they may not have agreed with the decisions of them being there, but yet still fought bravely, then they came back to American soil and are treated like low class citizens and some even being homeless, with no place to sleep or eat like those of us today within our homes, only shows just how screwed up we have become, while we live our lives today.

These men and woman of our military and how they get trained, are so disciplined, they think nothing of going to battle, so we can be free to roam and live our exotic lifestyles, we owe them a great deal of gratitude, but how do we pay them back? By some within the world of sports taking a knee, instead of standing tall and proud, showing great respect for them, as our countries National Anthem is being played before each sporting event. Those within the the world of sports just might not be playing for the big money that they get, if it wasn’t for these brave men and woman, these are the real Hero’s and not, the ones within the world of sports.

Respect is a two way street and there is no sign that reads ” one way” on any of the streets of Respect, those within our military don’t join to get our Respect, but with their actions they earn our Respect in many ways. While those within the world of sports think that they deserve our Respect, even without doing a dam thing, or worse, doing things that are just plain and simply stupid and uncalled for. Those within the world of sports think, that because they get paid big bucks, that they are better than the rest of us? They think that because of their big money, they can use their playing fields as a platform to Preach to the rest of us? I got a news flash for all you within the sports world, you are an employee of the game you play, just like the rest of us are an employee of the company for which we work our jobs. While you are an employee you have to abide by the rules and regulations of that company,  we all have to answer to somebody and there is no other way around it. Now you can have your opinion yes, we all have our opinions, but never forget that we all have the right to our opinions and no one can take that from us, no matter of who you are.

Those within the world of sports think that it is their right to go visit the President after they have won a championship in the sport they play? I have another news flash for you, going to visit the President is not your right, it is a privilege and an Honor, if you think other wise, then you need to rethink your way of thinking. Now you within the sports world may not like the President for whatever reason, just as many of us have our likes and dislikes, but to disrespect a sitting President, is just as bad as, disrespecting our men and woman of our armed services, as you take a knee, during the playing of this countries national Anthem, maybe we all within this country should boycott the sport you play, so you then lose that big paycheck, leaving you with no platform for which to speak? We all walk a path through this journey of life, when we walk it correctly without stepping upon another’s shine, this journey will reward us with great things, it will bring us each much respect even when we don’t go looking for it, but when we preach to other’s and demand their respect, now your looking at a journey that becomes very rough, that can bring much pain and hurt, for which will affect us all and keep us from enjoying true peace and happiness throughout the journey.

 

” America’s military are the real true Hero’s within this country and should have all our Respect for what they do for us”

” The water is calm compared to the day of 6/6/1944, but these men and woman of this day have earned our Respect now and forever”

” Sports and politics do not mix, now get back to playing the game that you get paid greatly to play”

” Those within our military may not get paid big money for what they do, but their actions get rewarded with our respect”

 

 

 

 

 

True light will brighten all the darkness

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” Darkness will never get rid of darkness, only true light will do that”

Hatred may seem bleek and dark, but through true love all darkness will be lit up for us all”

 

With all the ugliness and hatred that surrounds us in this Society of today, it is we the people that can together, when we unite as one, end all this ugliness and hatred that consumes each one of us. True that there may be some sick deranged Individuals out there that do nothing but, bring hatred, ugliness and pain to each of us, instead of being behind all the crap and cleaning up after a tragedy, why not get in front of it, so we can prevent this crap from happening. I mean it sounds good on paper, but what the problem is, the fact that each one of us through our actions, can prevent all this hatred and ugliness, from bringing us further pain in the future. It is kind of like buying a new car, as soon as you drive it off the lot, it depreciates and loses some value, but when you take care of it and do the preventative maintenance to it, you than can extend the life of your car for many years to come, all this ugliness and hatred is much the same, if we only showed more love and empathy of each other, then just maybe the future pain we may feel, just might be replaced with peace and joy, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

These sick deranged Individuals that bring us this pain through the ugliness and hate, are Human Beings like you and me, they bleed red blood like the rest of us, the difference between them and the rest of us is, we know how to fix ourselves when something comes across our paths and breaks us on this journey, the ones who bring the ugliness and hatred only bury their true feelings so deep, that they feel nothing and then with no feelings, or cares of who they hurt, proceed to bring much ugliness, hatred and pain to the rest of us. Something or someone has made these sick deranged Individuals this way, the time is now to find out truly of where it all came from, maybe reach out to these sick Individuals and let them truly see who they truly are, just like all of us. We need to get in front of all this ugliness and hatred, instead of being behind it and then being left to clean up the mess from the tragedies these sick Individuals make for the rest of us, Now if we together in this Society feel true pain, then just maybe we all can fix what is needed to not only end the pain, but end all this ugliness and hatred, that consumes us all.

Yes we all can see the true light of God that Jesus showed us, when he came and walked his journey here with us. The biggest reason why we in this Society can not see this light is, we are too lazy to want to see it, we are too lazy to work at fixing what we need to fix, so we can move forward better and stronger. Now we may be a Society far removed from the time of Jesus Christ, but that does not mean it never happened, we as a person have to truly believe, have total faith, so hope can lead us to the path of righteousness, then we all can see the light of God, that will bring us all the peace and joy, which will also help us fix our issues and relieve ourselves from the pain they bring. This pain we hold deep within, only keeps us further within the clouds of our judgments, it stops us from moving forward better and stronger along our paths of this journey, through the clouds we then do things we normally would never do, as we become someone we truly are not. Life is no picnic and we need to work hard daily at keeping this pain from controlling who we are, when we can truly feel our true feelings of love and empathy, it will warm our hearts and souls, so that we can feel good of ourselves, then share this love and empathy with each other, which can help all those that want to bring us much pain, so they to can see the light of God within themselves and as we all do this together, then just maybe as we walk our paths of this journey, we can do so in peace and joy, which will make our Society one of, true happiness, instead of all the ugliness, hatred and pain that consumes us all today.

 

” Life is no picnic but when we work hard daily then we can all eat together and feel the true love and happiness all around us”

” Jesus showed us all the true light of God, now we have to keep the faith so hope can keep the light lit along our paths of this journey”

 

Strong powerful leadership

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The American Bald Eagle is a big, strong and powerful bird that rules the sky, this bird isn’t our symbol because it is weak, this bird is our symbol, cause it is a true symbol for those of which it represents.  I love this picture on so many levels, but the biggest thing is, just how majestic this bird is, not too mention of how cool this picture is of the Eagle watching out for all that is below.

President Donald Trump last night with his speech, showed just what a true Leader is all about, someone that is not afraid to stand his ground for all who he serves, someone that knows how to delegate and get the job done. Someone who is not afraid to stand up to a Bully or a Terrorist and someone who is smart enough to give our armed service men and woman, the tools and resources needed, so they can do their jobs correctly. You want to end all the ugliness that is around us all today, it starts with a true Leader, that knows how to lead and has all our best interests in mind with his actions.

You want an example of failed Leadership, you don’t have to look any further, then the failed Leadership of the National Football League, here is a guy by the name of Roger Goodell. This guy collects a handsome salary, but yet lacks the skills needed to lead an organization. Right now in the NFL you have player’s that will refuse to stand to the National Anthem? Really!!! These players are getting paid ridiculous amounts of money playing a game. These players are blessed with a talent and the ability to play a sport that they love, but yet they are so dumb when they use their sport, to highlight their platform. There is a time and a place for everything, just that a sporting event is no place to protest against the music of your country, especially when your getting paid big money within that Country you are playing in. I am aware of this thing called ” freedom of speech”, but when your playing a sport you love and for big money as well, not too mention looked up to as a role model to guide the young and steer them in the right direction, you have to pick your battles wisely and do your protests in other venues. Now if the NFL had a true Leader, just maybe these Individuals who refuse to stand for the National Anthem of a Country, who many have died, just so they can get paid big money to play a sport which they love, will no longer get to play their sport. It’s a respect thing and if you want others to respect you, then you need to respect all that is around you. Just maybe the Coaches of these teams should stand up to these Individuals and simply not let them play and have them become a bench warmer, for those who show respect for the National Anthem of the country for which they play.

President Donald Trump is quickly becoming one of the best Presidents of my lifetime. He is someone that does what he says and says what he means. President Trump is a Business man yes………. but to be as successful as he has been, you not only have to be smart, you have to be able to be a great leader, that can adapt to any situation, as well as know how to delegate to those around you, so you can focus on what you need to focus on, then you can walk your path of this journey through life, to be better and stronger moving forward.

 

” Some may be born to be a leader, but a true leader is never born”

” The American Bald Eagle……. So majestic but yet so powerful, a great symbol for America showing strength and freedom, while soaring the skies so graceful”

” Failed leadership will never work, as it will only compound the issues and bring out the ugliness instead of beauty”

” To be respected you first need to respect moving forward throughout this journey”

 

A piece of History……

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The delivery of the History lesson and the way the teacher teaches the lesson………… Okay it might need some excitement brought into the lesson, but when you simply go out within Nature and explore, makes for a great way to learn all the History you want to learn about.

Rockwood is a small town within northern Maine at the tip of Moosehead lake toward the north and not far from the Canadian border. It is always fun to learn of these places, where you don’t venture to all that often, so you can see how the town was born, what resources came from this town and who was the first settlers of this town. Maine is one of those States that is full of History, some maybe you do know, but a lot you never knew. When some come here for a visit a lot of times they don’t take the time to truly learn of the History, only they jump into their boats and go so fast, the History goes right over their heads, without them really learning of where they are.

Yes the Ice Age was real and something that truly happened along this journey through life, this life evolves in cycles and each cycle is round, so over time, there are times that keeps repeating itself, just like the life cycle of each one of us, within our cycles there are the up’s as well as the down’s, things happen to us within our cycles for a reason and it is us that needs to find the reason, so we can be better informed as our cycle turns round and round, the same goes for the cycles within the journey as well, they also happen for a reason and unless we understand truly the reason, we will never truly understand any History that is right in front of us.

History has proven time and time again, that the Native Indian here in America was here first, it is us the White man that invaded them and pushed ourselves into their home. We cut down all the tree’s, developed all the land and all simply for the greed, then once we got a taste of the greed, we then let the greed control truly of who we are. Okay there have been some of our elected officials over the History of these United States that actually had a brain and with that brain, they have declared some of the land here a National land or park, where it is protected from any development, so there are is still some true beauty for us to get out and explore, but that still doesn’t make it right that we invaded and developed a good chunk of this land and all in the name of greed.

True that all this land within North America is rich with resources that we need, but there is a difference between taking the resources to make our lives better and taking the resources, just to line our pockets with greed. The biggest problem with the History of this great land of America is, we the People………. We the People have destroyed a big chunk of this land, just for the greed and could care less of any History that the land may hold. Mount Kineo was formed from the Ice Age of over 10,000 years ago, it was a place the Native Americans fished, hunted and gathered the Kineo Rhyolite, which is a durable stone for them to make their tools, this was also considered one of the best finds in all of North America. It is fun to learn of all this History and even more fun, to get out and explore as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

In the 1800’s the Moose river to Moosehead lake became the premier waterways for reaching all the logging roads within the woods of Maine and Rockwood, became the staging grounds for the full scale logging operations. Rockwood is truly a beautiful place and when you really learn of it’s History, makes it even more beautiful a place to visit and get away from the daily grind.

Every State within these United States is rich with their own History and to truly learn of the History, we need to get out and explore, instead of just developing the land, to fill our pockets with the greed, or not truly focusing on the history and getting lost within the journey for which we walk.

 

” Mount Kineo is one of those hidden gems, that most have no idea of what or even where it is”

” The native American was here first, as we the white man invaded and took their homes away from them”

” There are many places like Rockwood throughout this country, just that we have to get out and explore to see all the true beauty”

” There is much wildlife throughout the area of northern Maine, with the American Bald Eagle taking up residence there as well”

” The American Bald Eagle is such a big powerful bird and is fun to just sit and watch as they fly through the sky with the greatest of ease”

 

The Journey’s journey

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The swooshing of the paddle moving through the water, the bow of the kayak bouncing with every stroke of the paddle, the kayak gliding along the water each time the paddle cuts through the water beneath you, you can feel the water beneath your seat as you move forward along your journey, on such a beautiful day within Nature.

There are so many journey’s within this journey through life, it is hard to find the right journey for which to trek. It is always good to go outside your realm of comfort, just so you can explore and go trekking in places you normally would not go. To be one with Nature goes a lot deeper than just going for a walk, just to be outside. When you let yourself glide through the water without moving the paddles and just listen to the quietness of what’s around you, is so calming to the body, that now you can become in tune with Nature and truly here what Nature has to say? Nature does not speak as you and I do, for it gives you signs like Jesus does for us, in order to truly see these signs, we first have to be in total tune with Nature, so we than can hear just what it is saying.

The Birds singing their daily songs, the fish jumping from the water around us, an occasional Moose coming to waters edge for it’s daily splash, or maybe even an American Bald Eagle diving the water, for it’s daily meal. These are the signs that nature gives us along our journey of trekking through it, so we can than become one with Nature and totally enjoy all that is around us, without becoming so stressed out, that we then become someone we truly are not.

As we walk our paths through this Society, we get so consumed with all the crap, that we forget to and never get in tune with Nature, then we never see all the true beauty that is around us everyday, simply because we don’t allow ourselves the time to get out and not just go trekking outside, but go and explore fully, of what is around us.

There is so much more to the paths we walk through this journey of life, the real problem is we the people for not letting ourselves truly explore what is around us, instead we let ourselves become consumed with all the crap, which then leads to more crap which leads to, bringing much pain and hurt to our lives, instead of, being truly happy and peaceful as we walk our paths of this journey. When God created this Planet and all that is around us, he did so for good reason, time we focus on the reason and stop getting consumed with all the crap around us.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, when we become one with Nature, we then can truly see all the beauty in everything around us, instead of letting ourselves get consumed with all the crap, so we then only see crap and not the true beauty of everything. Even when you see a group of tree’s like along this shoreline in the picture, don’t just glance at the tree’s and the shoreline, look deeply into what you see and let yourself see the true beauty of what you are looking at.

 

” There is beauty in everything we see, we just have to look deep enough to truly see the beauty”

” When we get consumed with all the crap is when we let the pain and hurt of the crap affect of who we truly are”

” There are many journeys within this journey of life, we just have to get out and be one with nature to see the rest of the journeys”

” Let’s adjust our focus along this journey of life, to truly see all the beauty that is around us”

 

The Patriot way of doing your job

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The New England Patriots are a football Franchise, that play a game of football, which besides the physical nature of the game, it is simply just a game of strategy with the best strategy on that day winning the game. The strategy part of football is similar to the board game of Chess, the object to football is reaching the end zone of the opponent and in Chess reaching the other end of the board, conquering the opponents King, There are a series of moves or plays that happen in between, which makes it quite simple, each player or Chess piece has a job to do and when each do their jobs, that is the team that reigns supreme on that day,

The New England Patriots have been good for so long, because they have a coach that understands the game as good or better then most within the game today, in chess you would call him a Wizard. he not only understands the game, he also knows how to motivate each player, knows when they are on the up swing or down swing of their careers and he flat out will out coach any coach in the game.

Now you have this guy named Tom Brady, which by the way is the best Quarterback in the game. Tom didn’t get this way by chance, he with his great work ethnic, made himself the best he can be, he practices and studies film as much as anybody in the game. Tom has also become a great leader of his Teammates showing by example, not too mention he is one of the most competitive guys in the NFL and he definitely likes to win more than he does losing.

Now it takes a lot more than a great coach or players to become successful in the NFL, you also need a great Owner that wants his investment to reap big rewards, there is no better Owner of all sports better than Bob Kraft. The best day in the history of the New England Patriots was the day Bob bought the team. Bob Kraft is a great business man and he did what any business man would of done, surrounded himself with the best of the best football minds he knew. He started with Coach Parcels which had brought them to a Superbowl, they lost that one, then they went out and signed Bill Belichek, which they never looked back and the rest is history.

I have been through the years that the Patriots would only win one game a year, but now these Patriots are rewriting all the record books and from a fan of long standing, what a ride it has been, True there has been some changes through the glory years, with some of the coaching staff and players, but the two common denominators have been, Bill Belichek and Tom Brady, these two guys have become the best Coach\Quarterback tandem in the history of the NFL and we here in New England are witnessing it first hand. Yes your going to have your Hecklers and Hater’s, the Yankee’s and the Canadians went through it in their hey day, simply because others were jealous of their winning all the time, this is what being successful brings unfortunately, The team of the New England Patriots are a Franchise that when you look deeply into what you see, you can clearly see that, they were not that successful, but with hard work, some of the right changes, they now have become a successful Franchise, that we all can look up to and strive to become.

The path that the New England Patriots took is nothing different than the path we all take through this journey of life, it only differs from the amount of hard dedicated work you put in along the path, the harder you work, the easier it becomes and the more you practice the work, the better you become along your path of this journey. Nothing is easy and nothing just comes to you without practice, if we only just follow the Patriot way, just maybe we all can achieve the same success that they have received over their glory years. In many ways sports and life are different, but in many other ways, its the sports that help us, become better and stronger as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The New England Patriot way of ” Do your job” can also be our way through this journey of life:

” With hard work and practice we all can achieve success at anything we do”

” Chess is a game of strategy, just like football with the best strategy winning on that day”

” Practice is how we become better and stronger so we can walk our paths easier making our lives even better”

 

Nature is the best Teacher

 

Nature is now and always will be…….. The best Teacher that we will ever know. All we have to do is take to the outdoors, have an open mind and observe all that is around you. Within this Society of today, we have become to lazy to explore the outdoors, our open minds have become closed and fed poison instead of the right foods to help it grow and we all think we know it all, so we then think we have to observe nothing.

There are good Teacher’s as well as bad Teacher’s, just like everything in life we have to weed through the bad, so we can see the good and truly open our minds to all that is around us. Yes there are many Teacher’s out there that help us all widen our horizons, but yet there are still more Teacher’s who care less for who they are teaching and care more of their own comfort, with a nine to five and more days off then they actually work, then there are the Teacher’s that take the term open your minds and broaden your horizons to a whole new level and a level that disrupts all that is around them. I understand the fact that we all need to learn, so we can move forward better and stronger, but when we are learning with non facts or facts that are miscued just to fit a need of a Teacher, now you then create a Generation of People that think they are right and won’t except the fact that they were given mis information, just to fit the need of a Teacher with only one thing in mind and that is, their nine to five and numerous days off.

Nature is a natural Teacher and all we have to do is, pay attention to what nature tells us through the signs around us, like the clouds and all the different shapes and colors, why does one bring snow and the other rain? Pay attention to the fact that as we walk our journey here on Earth and that Earth is also moving along it’s journey as well, pay attention to each other as we walk our paths here on this journey through life and if we actually did, we would find that yes we are very similar to each other, just that we are very unique to each other, we will also find that with these similarities there is no Racism within our hearts and that it only comes to us, as an excuse for some, so they can move forward in their lazy and uninformed lives.

I get the fact that there are some Teacher’s who were very successful in the business world and now they want to give back by sharing their knowledge, these are the Teacher’s that become very good at teaching the young to be better as they move forward, then there is the nine to five teacher, that thinks nothing but, when is my next day off, or is it Five yet? This is where we all have to be smarter and know the difference between the good and the bad, know the true facts before we open our mouths and insert foot, learn how to truly get along with each other, instead of trying to bring each other down, learn to follow your heart more instead of the trail of the money, as greed is and always will be, the root to all our evils.

When we take to the outdoors and really pay attention to what is around us, we will learn so much more than any teacher can teach us, not just the outdoors of our usual surroundings, but the outdoors deep within the woods, or on top of the highest peak, this is where Nature will truly teach us of all that is around us. Nature is and always will be the best teacher no matter who may tell you and all you need to do is, relax, go outside, open your mind and truly look deeply at all that is around you. We all walk our paths of this journey through life, we learn many things from multiple teachers, but the best teacher for us all is, Nature itself and it will never give us the wrong information.

 

” Nature is the one true teacher that will never steer you wrong or will it ever give the wrong information”

” Teachers…. there is the nine to five and there are the teachers that actually take pride in teaching so others can become better and stronger”

” There is nothing more natural than Nature, which is why the two words are as similar then each of us throughout Mankind”