Let’s clear the deadwood and end Bullying now,

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There is so much more to walking the path we chose through this journey of life. We all at some point within our lives have been Bullied or have Bullied another, the thing we never talk about especially those who have been Bullied is, the fact that when you are being Bullied, you are shamed into thinking maybe something is wrong with me? Shame is a very powerful feeling deep within us all, when we are shamed we tend to forget who we truly are, for which we then put forth a fake self, just to try to fit in and be accepted. When we are shamed by another and bullied to the point we try to avoid others, we then become as lonely as this tree with all the deadwood around it.

There is so much true beauty around us as well as the beauty within each of us, that when we are Bullied and are shamed from the Bullying, we never get a chance to truly see any of the beauty around us or within. We walk our paths of this journey for we ourselves, it’s not about making others happy, it is more about being truly happy deep within ourselves, so we than can be happy on the outside, as we take this happiness to all that is around us. What a Bully never see’s when he is in the process of controlling what’s around him is, he never see’s any beauty either as to him there is nothing but power and control, plus the fact that a Bully has lost the feelings deep within himself like, the feelings of empathy or compassion, because if he felt either of these, he would never be a Bully anymore, to terrorize anyone of us.

The effects from a Bully can and will last a lifetime, they will leave scars and these scars can’t be seen, as they are deep within us, whether we want to admit to them or not. The scars from being shamed by a Bully are not just a scar that, with a band aid they heal and disappear from sight, these scars are emotional and come with great pain and hurt. The pain and hurt coming from shame, will have us become someone we truly are not, we ourselves won’t even recognize ourselves as we hide deep within ourselves and put forth this fake self, to try to protect ourselves from further pain and hurt, we will rationalize away anything coming from the shame as well as , going deep into denial, which then has us not even accepting our actions moving forward.

Bullying is nothing more than having the power and control over someone/something, it is also nothing more than using fear to have that power and control, a Bully is also a Coward as they can not even accept their own issues and then, they take it out on someone around them. A Bully can be anybody and you could be standing next to one now? The true way too stop a Bully is look them in the eye , show no fear as they try to make you fear, show them that they can not hurt or control you, as they then will cower away, like the true Coward for whom they are. There are Bully’s everywhere whether Domestic or abroad, we all have to face one sooner or later, now through Social media there are even the worse kind of Bully, known as the Cyber Bully, to which we never face, because they are a true coward that hides behind their device, these individuals can’t face any issues, let alone their own issues and hiding behind a device proves that, the problem is, they will do and say anything to have us become a slave to their words, so they than can ( in their own minds) seem as powerful to anything along this journey, but in realty they are the weakest link to this Society and need to be treated as such, so they will disappear from all our paths of this journey through life.

 

” A Bully is nothing more than a Coward that try’s to inflict fear on all that is around them”

” With a Bully it is all about power and control, when we don’t give them that, then they disappear like the tumble weeds in the wind of the desert”

” Shame is a very powerful feeling deep within us all and when we become shamed we then lose sight of who we truly are”

” Cyber Bullying is the new way of a Coward to try to control each of us, time we nip it in the bud and end their reign of terror”

” We all want the power and control, but when we forget of truly who we are, then our actions become inaction’s throughout our paths of this journey”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Anniversary of Good versus Evil

 

 

 

” May the sun always shine on the Boston Marathon, the sun showing good with no evil present”

 

Despite the weather, this day of the Boston marathon will always be more than just a competition of running. Five years ago two Brothers decided to bring hatred and evil to all that were at the marathon, but quickly found out that, no matter how planned out you thought you were, the good will always win out over any evil. You hear more about the different charities a lot of runners are running for, yes all the runners start out with the same goal and that is to cross the now famous finish line of the Boston Marathon. Some may not finish as their bodies become overwhelmed with exhaustion, some may feel the true warmth of God’s love no matter how cold the weather, when a fellow runner stops and either helps or carries them across the finish line and yes, the true competition may be in the front of the pack, with the ones who want to finish first, but the real competition starts from the middle to the end of the pack, with all the love and empathy showed of each other, not too mention all the charities being run for.

Five years ago there was very ugly tragedy at the finish line of the Boston Marathon but through that tragedy, there has been so much good that has come from it, that it just fills your heart with the warmth of God’s love and willing to share that love with each other. We the people need so badly to realize that, we don’t need evil to find the love, simply because the love is within us all and all we need to do is, just reach down deep within ourselves and truly feel the warmth of the love, then share it with our good and thoughtful actions, instead of letting evil turn us into someone we truly are not.

With the ones who perished five years ago at the marathon, especially one eight year old boy named Martin Richards, who was full of life and with his sign that read, ” no more hurting people…………. Peace” we will never find out, of just how much good could of come from this young innocent boy? Those who perished and those who survived the terrible tragedy, are now victims from the terrible day and that will never change throughout their lives, they can either let the victimization stew within their thoughts throughout the rest of their journey’s, or they can move forwarded better and stronger, by who they truly are from such a terrible tragedy, showing nothing but good and a smile everyday, as they walk their paths throughout this journey of life.

All versions of the media want nothing more than to hold onto all the ugliness and the hatred, as this is what makes them money and keep s them creating all the drama around us, simply because it is their agenda and they don’t want to waiver from it, what the media tends to forget is, they are not as powerful as they think? The real power belongs to us the people, as we are the ones that can turn them off and ignore all that they are about. The problem now is, we have forgotten how to turn them off and we have become too addicted to all the drama around us today. Only if we get back to truly of who we are, then and only then, will we the people not only control who we are, but we then will take back control, of what the media has taken from us, with all their agendas and their fake news/ drama. Let’s get back to looking at events like the Boston marathon with the eyes of good, so then there will be no room at the Inn for any evil of any kind,

It’s too bad that we within this Society think that we need tragedies to see any good, we also make fun of others pains, just to forget our own pain, it doesn’t have to be this way, only if we had more faith in ourselves and in Jesus Christ, if only we made more trips to the house of God, then just maybe all the good will flow from each of us, with no sight of any evil anywhere within our futures. Our destiny’s are not about any evil, our true destiny’s starts within ourselves, as we truly feel the love of God within us and as that love warms us, then we can share that love with each other, instead of showing hatred or attacking one another with much ugliness. We all walk a path through this journey of life, we all start out the same at the beginning, as well as finish the journey the same as well, but what lies within the middle of the journey, lies completely within ourselves and the actions we take and bring to each other. The good versus evil talk lies completely within ourselves and until we get over ourselves and realize this, then we will always have evil to get around, on all our paths of this journey.

 

” The good will always win out over evil, we just have to have complete faith in ourselves as well as in Jesus Christ”

” When you look deeply into what you see, you can clearly see the good with no evil in sight”

” Five years since the terrible tragedy at the Boston marathon, shows just how good always wins over any evil”

” it’s the media that keeps the drama of the tragedies alive with their agendas, time to see clearly through the drama at the reality of our paths through the journey”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Journey within the Journey

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There are many journies within this journey through life, the problem within this society of today is, we let all the ugliness consume us so much that, we really never get a chance to truly explore all the journey’s, which then keeps us locked within our own little worlds, as we think this will keep us safe from all the pain and hurt? True it may keep us some what safe, but not from all, this will only make us more isolated and not able to properly interact with each other. You can clearly see by all the shootings and bombings out there, that there are some who clearly can’t see through the clouds of their judgments, because they have become so isolated within themselves, that they have lost their ability to love and show empathy, for anything/anybody around them.

The latest of this guy putting bombs in packages and the fact through an ongoing investigation, is that he was frustrated with his life? Really!!! And nobody around him saw the red flags popping up? There are always red flags for any kind of behavior we may or may not make, just that we choose to ignore these flags, as we think it will keep us safer? The only way we can be truly safe is, acknowledge the red flags, get the proper help for ourselves or whom ever shows the flags, then we can properly fix what we need to fix, as we than can move forward, throughout any journey within this journey of life.

There are many journey’s within our journey of life, we have the journey throughout our chosen careers, then the journey of where we vacation, the simple daily journey we take to and from our careers etc……. through these many journey’s there is a lot of ugliness that may cross our paths, it then becomes about how we deal with the ugliness, that then has us truly being of who we are, or becoming someone for who we are not? It is really not of how we avoid the ugliness, but how we fix the ugliness, to minimize it’s effects for the now and the later, so we all can enjoy these many journey’s within this journey of life.

We all have our places we go to re-energize, clear our minds, to totally relax our minds, body and souls. For me it is the time I spend within nature, whether canoeing like in this picture, hiking a mountain to reach the summit, camping within the wilderness away from the daily grind, or maybe just a simple nature walk? This is how I find true peace and escape from the ugliness that consumes us in our daily grind. The time we do spend in the daily grind and to not let it consume us so, maybe take up a kind of activity, like maybe bowling in a league? This gives you the sense of competition, while it keeps you focused enough to make good shots and beat who you are competing against. There are many ways to escape the ugliness around you, instead of letting it consume you and turn you into someone you truly are not.

When we walk our paths through this journey and we let any kind of ugliness consume us, this is a huge red flag that needs to be addressed. There is nothing that is worth we ourselves, losing a big part of who we are. When we take any action at all along our paths, we first should think through that action and if it involves bringing harm to anybody around us, this is another red flag that needs to be addressed. We all have had some red flags in our lives, the problem then lies with the way we address the flags, fix what we need to fix, so we can move forward better and stronger, within peace and happiness, through whatever path we choose, along this journey through life.

 

” The journey within the journey is a way for us to unwind, re-energize, clear our minds, to walk in peace and happiness always”

” Red flags are the signs sent from Jesus for us to fix what we need to fix, as we move forward in peace and happiness”

” Never let any ugliness consume you, as it will only destroy you from the inside out”

” When there is a red flag then throw in a white flag, to surrender and fix what you need to fix”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Peace for the World…….Peace within the World

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With another Lenten journey upon us, time for my little friend……… Martin Richards, to once again make an appearance. ” No more hurting people………Peace”, this is a great quote by an eight year old boy, that was taken from our Society way too soon and in a way at the Boston Marathon bombing, that was totally an act of two Sick Demented Cowards.

Really!!! Do we need this amount of hatred that is around us today? We all tend to forget that, hatred is learned and takes great amounts of work to keep it going, while Love is deep within the hearts and souls of us all and really needs no work at all to spread among us all. School shootings, ISIS, the fact that we are way too negative of each other and now more recently, placing bombs in packages, like what is happening in Texas right now. COME ON PEOPLE!!! TIME TO WAKE UP!!! Before we ourselves destroy each other and this planet Earth, becomes nothing but desert land with nothing around.

We all hurt real pain in many ways and at different times within our lives, as we walk our paths through this journey of life. Sometimes the hurt is brought on by we ourselves and sometimes by others, who bring us this pain, just to hide deeply their pain and hurt. The only way to truly fix ourselves of our pain and hurt is to, address it, keep asking ourselves why over and over, til we actually get a truthful answer, but even more so, we totally need to simply accept our faults, accept responsibility for our actions and truly, accept of who we are, so we than can get back in touch with our true inner feelings of, Empathy and Love.

Empathy and Love are within the hearts and souls of us all, with the pain and hurt that comes to us, we then have the tendency to bury very deeply these two feelings, like they are not even there? Then as we do this, we learn from others around us, of how to hate and be very negative of each other, We are so afraid of what others will think of us, that we then become someone for who we truly are not. God did not creates us to be hateful or attack one another, this is on each of us as people, who walk a path through this journey of life. Responsibility of our actions goes a long way as we walk our paths and when we are responsible, we than can earn each others respect, which will further us in, walking this journey in the peace and happiness, that God envisioned, when he created us all.

It is totally okay for us to cry when we hurt with real pain, just as it is totally okay for us to, reach out when we need a helping hand, this is what helps us fix what we need to fix, so we can move forward and not backwards throughout this journey.  There is a great quote from the movie Forest Gump, ” Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know of what you’ll get”, So is this journey through life like the box of chocolates, as there are many paths to travel through the journey, you never know of what is waiting around each corner, we just have to stay true to ourselves, truly feel the love and empathy within our hearts and souls, so we than can move forward better and stronger, as the peace and happiness surrounds us, with no sign of any hatred. Then we can be in true peace, as God envisioned and Jesus taught us, when he came to us and walked his path with us, though this journey of life.

 

” Peace on Earth will eliminate and unlearn all the hate we have learned”

” The love along this Lenten journey, is our true love deep within our hearts and souls”

” Hate is learned and love is within each of us, keep saying it to ourselves, so we can truly feel the love within us”

” Pain and hurt will come to each of us at sometime, we just have to learn how to address and fix it to be better and stronger”

 

 

 

 

 

The real sporting news……….

Slide 4 of 12: MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Rob Gronkowski #87 and Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots celebrate their 4-yard touchdown pass during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles  in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

 

Last nights Superbowl between the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles, one team over the last couple decades  being the giant and the other team being David and the under dog. Just like as David slew the giant in the Bible, the underdog team the Eagles, took the best shots of the Patriots and slew them to win their first Championship in team history. Now with Tom Brady going over 500 yards, three touchdowns and no picks, that alone if I didn’t see the game, would think the Pats have won yet again? But David……….aka the Eagles stood tall and with a great game plan, slew the patriots and is now the Superbowl Champions.

There will be a lot of story lines coming out of this one, with the sports Journalists trying to spin their takes of the game, but no matter how you slice it, or in this case write it, it was a great offensive football game by both teams, with their defenses being knocked around, like the tumbleweeds within the desert. The game ended as I thought it may, with someone on the defensive side, coming up with a big play and that play came from the Eagles, with the strip sack of the G. O. A. T. Tom Brady. This only proves that you are only as good as your last game and like in any sport, when you have a great game plan and execute that game plan, step up to the plate, then you also can become a champion of whatever sport you play.

The legacy of Tom Brady and Bill Belichek should not be tarnished in any way, shape or form, simply because the Eagles stepped up to the plate with a great game plan and beat a Champion, in a one game take all match, which then proves beyond all doubt, that anybody can be beaten, on any given day. What most people tend to forget is, your legacy isn’t built from just one game, it is built from many games, many accolades through the many games and the Championships you win along the way. Brady and Belichek have done just that and deserve the respect for which they get, but unfortunately in the Politically correct world for which we live, we have all become lazy and do not want to put in the work, like Brady and Belichek have done to get to this point in their career.  Then you have the so called Media, the true cockroaches of the world, that will spin around the spoken word, so they can print them as their own, to fit within their agendas and even worse, create more unnecessary drama, then what is already around us now.

The Philadelphia Eagles not only had a great game plan, executed that plan, but they also stepped up to the plate and beat a true Champion in the sport of football. You could tell they worked hard all year in practice, so on game day they could execute the game plan they worked hard on in practice. Talk is cheap and action speaks much louder, so like the patriots have been doing all these years, the Eagles did yesterday and with that, are now the Superbowl Champions within the world of football. Congrats to the Philadelphia Eagles on their Superbowl win, as now the hardest part is about to hit you and that is, to repeat and keep winning for as long as the Patriots, which then builds a legacy of great football, great practice, showing less chatter with more action and becoming the best you can be, each and every game day moving forward.

 

” Talk is cheap and actions speaks much louder, whether you are in the game of football, or you are in the game of life”

” David and the giant may be a Biblical story, but it is a story that when you truly believe, builds character and strength”

” Create a game plan then work that plan and with more action less chatter, makes for a successful game plan”

” The game of football is the chess game of life and with the right game plan, we all can experience being a true champion”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A day for Holocaust Remembrance………

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” To watch over, to protect, to serve, all the qualities that are deep within us all”

 

Throughout this journey of life and with the many Societies that have come before us, there have been much crap that has come to us, there has been a whole lot of ugliness, that you think just maybe we would of all learned from it? There to is so much hatred around us today and within the time of Societies past, that instead of learning from it, we then proceed forward, without addressing it, so it all festers deep within us, which then we let it totally control of who we truly are.

Love is much more powerful than all the hatred we see today, but yet we let the hatred seem as if, it is more powerful while it controls of who we are. Love is also within us all, as the hatred is a learned process and in no way is this within us. Instead of showing our true empathy of each other, we then mock, make fun of and laugh at those around us, when they fall and become hurt with real pain. It is sad when you are one on one with another and that other will show their compassion and empathy with you, but when there is a group around them, now they will stop at nothing, to show to others that they are more powerful than those around them.

There has been many times within our past like the time of the Holocaust, many times with many people hurting real pain at the hands of others or another. We the people let this happen simply because, we are too afraid to end up like those in real pain, within today’s world we have the groups like the Terrorist’s, that use fear with their sick and deranged actions, to bring much hatred and ugliness all around us. The Terrorists have in many ways become modernized, smarter and more creative, in the ways they bring this ugliness and hatred to us, so the way we eliminate them are, we become smarter and more creative, while we stand up to them and look them in the eyes, then put their fear they bring to us and put it right back on them, all the while we dig down deep and totally release the Love and Empathy within us, throughout all that is around us.

People who suffered through the Holocaust were innocence surrounded by ignorance and those who thought that, treating others as they did, would make them more powerful then all those around them? There are still some out there around us, still living from that terrible time they went through and yes they still feel deeply the pain and the horror of that time. We may never truly heal from such a horrible time, but we can move forward through time to be better and stronger, but when we let hatred control of who we are, when we let all the ugliness around us consume us so, we will never truly feel the love and the empathy, that is within us all.

When God created us, he filled our hearts and souls with his love and empathy, so we can share this with each other, God did not in any way, put within us this hatred or ugliness we see around us today, all the hatred and ugliness is on we the people of this Society, who walk a path through this journey of life. The hatred we have learned over time and with our actions of each other and should in no way, define who we truly are. Who we truly are is, a Human with the love and empathy of God deep within our hearts and souls, who shows true compassion of each other, while we walk our paths through this journey of life, so we all can be at true peace, with the smile of happiness on all of our faces, no matter of who you are.

 

” The Holocaust was a horrible time with much pain and hurt, to truly heal we first need to look back so we can not repeat such a horrible time”

” The pain and hurt of hatred may scar our souls, but the scars should never dictate for who we truly are”

” Hatred is learned, the ugliness may consume us, but the love is deep within us and the most powerful of the three”

” We the people with our actions have created times like the Holocaust, we the people with our actions can spread the love within us all for true peace and happiness”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New England Patriots……….( do your job)

Slide 2 of 18: FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 13: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with Erik Walden #93 of the Tennessee Titans during the second quarter  in the AFC Divisional Playoff game at Gillette Stadium on January 13, 2018 in Foxborough, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

 

 

TB12 the brand……… Tom Brady is one of those kind of Athletes that doesn’t come around all that often, much like Micheal Jordan in Basketball, or Bobby Orr in hockey, These Individuals defy the odds, rewrite the record books and come with more raw talent, then even they themselves are surprised by their greatness, but yet ask them of their greatness and they will never admit to any of their success, only praising their teammates, for helping them with their success.

Tom Brady may be the Quarter back and player for the New England Patriots, but he would be nothing without a great leader or Maestro of the orchestra, a person that is so brilliant in not just looking at football as a game, but taking it too the next level, always being three moves ahead of his opponents and treating the game on the field just like a chess game, with each position of the chess board being strategically placed, to keep that competitive advantage, plus making sure each of the players buy into the, ” Do your job” mentality.

Now you can’t have a great quarterback or a great coach, without a great Owner, someone who is just as dedicated and competitive as the coach and quarterback tandem. The Owner is where it all starts and not just an owner that invests in a team to make good on his investment, but an owner that turns his investment into a gold mine for many years to come, with many generations reaping the benefits and joy of his investment.

With Robert Kraft…….. Yes it is true he is a very successful Business man, yes he has a lot of wealth and can afford many exotic things, but he is also a man who is still in touch with where he has come from, he also had season tickets to the Patriots, back in a time where winning games were far and few between, so he knows through experience, just how we true Patriot fans have suffered til now. Bob Kraft is one of the greatest owners of all sports and as a business man, he has surrounded himself with the smartest of football minds, which has turned the New England patriots into a very successful organization.

The best move the Kraft’s have made was, bringing in Bill Belichek. This man has become one of the game of football’s all time best coaches and by best, I mean more like a genius in understanding the game inside the game. His philosophy to the game may seem high tech to most, but to those who understand, it is actually very simple like just, ” Do your job”. Now the so called sports Media may not like him or his press conferences, simply because they can’t get that much info from him, or made too look just as stupid, with each stupid question they ask him, but if you ask me? The so called sports Media totally gets what they deserve, as they try to look smarter than the smartest coach within the history of the NFL.

Then there is Brady? call him what you want, but there is no denying him the title of, ” The Greatest of all Time……….the G. O. A. T”. This is a guy that was drafted so far down in the draft, no other team wanted to give him a chance and seriously! look at him now, not too mention of just how jealous some players may be of him, to the point where they have to say fake things or make things up to try to knock him off his game? I got news for you!!!  When there is ice in your veins, it is very hard to be rattled, or to be taken out of focus, not too mention when you are as competitive as Tom Brady, you not only try to be as perfect as you can be, but you also look for perfection in all those around you. We have seen Brady lose it on the sidelines and the so called media try’s to spin it as Tom is far from a team player, Huh!!! If only they knew that this is the fuel that feeds his competitive fire, when things in the game aren’t going as planned, yes he may get a bit vocal, but this is only his competitiveness that is trying to light a spark underneath his teammates, so they can wake up and play as they have been coached during the long hard practices.

Say what you want of the New England Patriots, but what I say is, ever since Bob Kraft bought this team, he has not only made good on his investment, he has turned a sports franchise around, where the winning environment around town has become so infectious,  that the other other pro teams in town, are doing what they can in their sports, to be like the New England Patriots. Not everybody can be like the Patriots, just like their is only one Bob Kraft and I am happy that I can enjoy the fruits of his labor, while the Patriots keep winning not only games, but Championships year after year.

” What I say to the other teams is, ” if you want to be a champion” then step up to the plate and beat a champion”

” The competitive fire is within us all, but unless you unleash it, you will never experience being great at what you do”

” The great owner/the great coach/the great quarterback, call it what you want, but without these as the main ingredients, you have nothing to build greatness around you”

” Instead of hating on a champion, then step up to the plate and beat the champion”

” Say what you want of the Patriots but what I say is,  We are experiencing history before our eyes, so sit back and enjoy the ride while it lasts”