The clouds take shape, as they speak in their own way

” While he was still speaking, a cloud came and cast a shadow over them, they became frightened when they entered the cloud, then from the cloud came a voice that said, ” This is my chosen son; listen to him”

*** Lk 9:34-35 ***

Within this Society we walk today, we are so far removed from the journey of Jesus Christ, that we have become so easily consumed by all the ugliness, that we see nothing in front of us, nothing only because we do not look deeper into what we see. We go into the house of God for once a week, then the rest of the week, we let the ugliness consume us once again, this has become one big vicious circle for each of us, to the point that we look up and just see clouds, without looking deeper and really seeing their shapes and hearing their suttle words for us from our savior Jesus Christ.

With this weeks words from this quote from Luke, you can clearly see that this is a great quote for us all within this Society of today, simply because we of today only look superficially at all that is around us, instead of looking deeply into what you see. That guy you shrug off as a quack pot………. Maybe he is very smart and views the World very differently than you and I? We all look at the new Congresswoman, especially that one from New York who was a bartender, true she comes across as a quack pot and someone that has no clue on reality, but instead of looking at her as a joke, let’s try looking at her very deeply and just maybe we can see something in her, that will help us all in this Society. We all have something to give, just that when we become lost in the clouds of our judgments, we then never look deeply into what we see, anywhere around us.

Wake up in the morning, you walk into the bathroom and what do you see? I mean what do you really see? Yes your reflection is in the mirror, but do you just see your reflection, or do you truly see of who you really are? Because within today’s Society if we all looked deeply into what we see, just maybe we would all see that, all this ugliness and hatred is not truly of who we are. With all these ugly shootings that happen around us, like the one in New Zealand, when we clearly look deeply into what we see, we will see that this is a reflection of one or a few and never a reflection of who we truly are, this Individual or Individuals responsible for this shooting is clearly troubled and in dire need to dig down deep, to truly feel the love of Jesus Christ within them, as we all have that same love within us, the problem then lies with each of us, as we don’t truly feel and acknowledge that love enough, within this Society we walk together.

Let’s look at some of the certain media types out there, this is 100% the reason why none of us can look deeply into what we see, as these media types won’t let us, with all the crap they feed us daily. Simply because of all the crap, we then never look deeply into what we see, as we just skim across the top, just to try to keep moving forward with as little pain and hurt as we can. Through the drama of the media, we are then looked at and laughed at often, which then furthers us to bury a big part of who we are, so deep within ourselves that, we then forget it’s there to spare us from any pain and hurt. The media wants us to believe their rhetoric, just for them to keep the drama flowing and we the people, never to truly look deeply into what we see and truly see of who we truly are.

That mountain top experience you hear in the Bible so many times, it is not about the climb of the mountain, it is of that special feeling you get deep within yourself, as Jesus talks to you on the top of the mountain, that deep warm feeling that flows through your veins with the blood of life, that warm feeling that fills your heart with love and keeps it beating to the rhythm of life, you don’t have to be a Mountaineer to truly feel all of this, all you need is, to truly look deeply into what you see, so you than can truly be all that you are and share the love of God with each other. Then and only then, will all this ugliness end and all the hatred go away, so we can walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness that Jesus Christ his son showed us, as he walked his journey here with us as well.

” Everything comes to us for a reason, it is us that see’s through the clouds and finds the reason”

” Lets end all this ugliness around us as we then look deeply into what we see and not superficially at what we see”

” Some may climb the mountain only cause its there, others for a Facebook page, but you don’t need to climb a mountain for the true mountain top experience”

” Forget about what the media try’s to feed you, just look deeply at what you see, to truly see the good in all that is around you”

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Life is not about buying your way into a status………….

I get the fact that each generation through this society, should be better than the one of the past, but at what cost are we really paying, when we buy our way into anything, without working hard and paying the dues as we should? With this latest scandal of the paying big money to get your child into an elite college, who are the ones really being hurt here? It’s the ones that were rejected because someone paid big dollars to get their child in, without even working hard to be accepted into that college. The ones that were rejected may have just done everything right and everything as they should, but because someone has money, doesn’t give them the right to jump ahead of the pack, just to give their child the prestige, or the right to claim a higher status over their Peers.

Going to college wherever that may be, should be respectful and full of knowledge, for whom ever the person is that is going. College should yes be a fun time for any student, as well as teach our children, just how to work hard and when you work hard, life will reward you with big rewards. You think those children whose Parents bought their way into the elite college, will work hard for their knowledge? Exactly!!! They are going to think that you can buy anything in life, plus they are going to party everyday, instead of working hard to achieve great things, as they walk their paths through this journey of life.

I agree we all deserve some breaks from time to time, but only because you have worked hard for what you have, or for where you are? But when you buy your way into something only means one thing and one thing only, you simply have cheated the system and robbed someone else, for trying to help themselves and move forward, so they to can live the dream and earn respect with every step. We all have dreams, we all have hopes, but when you buy into something, now your shattering all hope and destroying any dreams away from another, while you are only thinking of yourself and no other.

Life doesn’t have to be about any status, nor does it have to be about money, although………… Yes you need money to pay the bills and live, but really now, life really is about being happy, peaceful and sharing your love and compassion with each other. the money is only extracurricular and by no means do we truly need it, just that in this society full of greed, we have come to attached to it, which has divided us, instead of bringing us together within the love and joy, that Jesus Christ brought to each of us everyday. Money may buy us material things, money may help us cheat and jump ahead of each other, but money will never buy true happiness, money will never buy us love, as love is already within each of us, we can’t take the money with us when we depart this journey, so why are we so hell bent on trying to acquire all the money?

” The only status in life that should matter, is your status with Jesus Christ, to keep the faith with great hope always”

” Instead of trying to show off to others with our wealth, may we try showing off Jesus Christ , for the true love and happiness always”

” College is good to be there for the right reasons, but not just to achieve a status”

The journey of Lent/Daylight savings

As the days become longer with the light of day and as we walk this journey through Lent, we now know that the season of camping is right around the corner, the season for us all to escape the daily grind and venture to the out doors, where Mother Nature is ready to show us her true beauty. Primitive camping where you pitch a tent and as you lay down to sleep within your sleeping bag, now you can listen to the heart beat of the Earth, listen to all the nightly sounds, like an owl waking from their sleep as they only can see clearly at night, maybe if your lucky you can hear the whispers of the night or maybe a nearby stream will comfort you to sleep with it’s running water?

With your camp site all set up and the camp fire ready for the night sky, you now can plan your day for tomorrow, maybe a hike up a mountain to see as far as you can from the summit of the mountain and as you walk up the trail, you may see some scenes you will never see within the daily grind. Yes it is true a hike can be a lot of work, but it is work much different than the daily grind, it is work that can relax you in the right frame of mind, let alone that it will help clear your mind from all the ugliness that comes with being within a society full of much ugliness. To escape within Mother Nature is a great way to unwind and totally feel the stress melt from your body. We within this ugly society and through the dark days of Winter, let way too much effect us and let all the ugliness consume us to the point that, we become bitter to all that is around us, we forget that there is a whole lot more to this journey of life than, what we see in our daily grind. Yes we all need a paycheck to pay the bills and survive in our lives, but we become so consumed with that…………. we then totally forget to take some ” me” time to unwind and cure our mind, body and soul, so we can walk our paths of this journey in peace and happiness always.

Within this picture is so much peace and serenity, when you sit by the fire and take it all in, look out within the beauty in front of you, you can actually feel the stress leave your body and as the stress leaves you, now you can actually hear all that is around you, listen to the sweet sounds of the different wildlife around you, even hear the fish jump out of the water, hear the Eagles soar by with the greatest of ease, the loons chatting back and forth from a far, not too forget the many different birds singing their tunes throughout the echoes of the sky. There is so much beauty around you, you then forget of the daily grind and even though just for a short time, it is time you now can heal yourself from all the ugliness, heal yourself from what consumes you through the dark Winter days, so now you can clear the clouds from your judgments and totally heal your mind, body and soul from the stress of the daily grind.

Let’s not forget that when you escape to the beauty of Mother Nature, you are now within the home of many other different life forms on this planet, just like we live in our homes and we would hate for others to come in and disrupt our homes, we are now within the homes of so many animals within nature, like bear, moose, deer etc…. So as you set your camp always remember to respect their home, as we would want others to respect ours. Leave no trace while you are there and when you depart back to the daily grind, when you leave no trace when you leave, then you can come back to still more beauty, as Mother Nature is constantly changing with all within it. The plant life, the tree’s and even the animals, change all the time, just like we grow from our young ages, so does all within Mother Nature and it is a beautiful thing, to escape within nature and witness all the beautiful changes. Sometimes the changes to nature comes from violent weather, or maybe fire, but through these kind of changes, it may take some time, but the beauty does come back, for us all to enjoy once again. We all walk our paths through this journey of life, with one of the great perks of this journey, is the taking of some time, to get out and escape the daily grind, to really enjoy the beauty of Mother nature, to be at peace and happiness with ourselves and as we then heal ourselves, to get back in touch with the love within us, so we than can share that love with each other, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

” Daylight savings may have us dread the loss of an hour, but we do gain more daylight to enjoy the great outdoors”

” Earth has a heart beat just like we do as well, mother nature has it’s beauty as do we as well”

” camping season is the chance for us all to escape the daily grind and relax to heal ourselves from the ugliness and see the true beauty of this journey”

” Mother nature has so much beauty within it, you can clearly see it all when you look deeply within what you see”

Drama versus Common Sense

” With Drama a society will look in chaos like these washed up tree’s, with Common Sense a society will be as beautiful as this sunset”

***BowlingChef***

Drama is not of who we truly are, drama is brought on by a few who do nothing but stir the pot, to make the rest of our lives seem worthless and out of whack, just so those few can earn a buck on our pain. The problem lies with those of us who get caught up in the drama, as we get blinded to the point we can not see anyway out. This is what the Media tries hard to do, so we then buy their publications and they get rich from our stupidity. There is no media out there that does not have this mentality, even though some may try to hide it just to keep us hanging on their every word, then strip us of not just our hard earned money, but of our dignity as well.

Common Sense is something that is deep within each of us, just that through the drama it becomes lost from all our everyday lives. When we release the Common Sense from within, then as we walk our paths through this journey of life, it will then become as beautiful as all the different sunsets we may see within our lives. Common Sense is far from common within this society, only because we are all lost within the clouds of our judgments, instead of treating each other with respect and dignity, we chose to treat each other with disrespect, only because we simply don’t look at the ramifications of our actions and don’t think before we react. It is so much easier to use the Common Sense within, than it is too build any kind of drama around us, but because the drama is all around us, we then get caught up in it, without even taking a breathe and realizing of what we are doing.

All the media outlets out there today, use this drama to suck us in, as they try to control each one of us. Some of these outlets will use more fiction than truth, only because it plays right into their agendas, it plays right into the building of the drama all around us, to which we then think we have no control to any of this, but on the contrary…………. We do have all the control and all we have to do is, stop listening or reading their content, stop buying their publications, for when they feel the lighter bottom lines of their publications, then they have no choice but to change their ways, or quite simply………….. cease to exist within this society we are all within.

The beauty of Mother Nature isn’t just out there in nature for us to visit, that same beauty is within each one of us, just that through the drama, we forget to reach down deep and let it show. With the beauty within us is also the love of Jesus within us, it is this love that brings us peace and happiness, the love like the common sense when we keep it hidden deep within, we will then only see chaos and ugliness around us and then we become lost within the clouds of our judgments, we let the drama take control of who we are, instead of letting the love and common sense out, so we all than can walk our paths of this journey through life, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve and as Jesus taught us, when he came to us and walked his journey here with us.

” Drama is not natural as common sense is within us all and as natural as mother natures beauty”

” The true beauty is not just out there within mother nature, it is within each one of us as well”

” The drama of the media can be changed by each of us and by no means does it have to control who we are either”

Leave the hatred in the rear view mirror

” Through hatred we will always be checking the rear view mirror”

***BowlingChef***

Hatred is Satan taking over control of who we are, when we control of who we truly are, this is how we accept and recognize Jesus Christ within our hearts and souls. Nothing ever came out of hatred, except maybe ugliness like we see around us today. To look at what hatred does, all we need to do is, look back within the history of Mankind, to a point known as the Holocaust, this is what hatred does and nothing good ever comes out of hatred, not too mention the fact that some of us think that, Socialism is the best thing since the invention of the car? I got a news flash for you, just look at what Socialism has done to the country of Venezuela. Okay maybe some think it will never happen here in America? I got another news flash, Socialism is all about a one person rule, with that same person controlling all that you do, so unless we the people keep aware of whats happening, yes then it will happen here, whether you like it or not. Socialism is full of hatred and hatred is not truly of who we are. let’s learn from our history and leave the hatred behind, so we can move forward better and stronger within the peace of Jesus Christ.

Hatred comes too us in many ways, but hatred within sports has you never being able to either play or watch the sport you love. There is another Superbowl upon us, for those who may not know, a Superbowl is the last football game of the season, with the winner being the champion of that season. Over the last twenty years, there are the New England Patriots, with a quarterback names Tom Brady and a head coach Bill Belichek, who will be in their ninth Superbowl together, which is a record for both coach and quarterback of the same team, but as those who will hate on this team, will only achieve one thing for you and that is, the straight up fact that you will never enjoy this game for what it truly is and that is, it is just a game that an athlete not just plays, but truly gets to play the game they love. Anybody that says they don’t like winning, is only fooling themselves. Anybody that says they hate Tom or the Patriots, don’t truly know what the game of football is. Football is a game of strategy that is hugely all about being competitive, Tom is as competitive as they come, maybe just a bit more than another, but that is no reason to hate on him. My theory to all you hater’s is, ” You want to be a champion like Tom, then step up to the plate and beat a true champion”.

Hatred has never been good or kind to any of us, it is pure Evil from Satan, that does nothing but turns us all against each other at every turn. When we work together as God wanted us to, then we will all feel that warm feeling of love within ourselves, which is the love of Jesus Christ that is always within our hearts and souls, just that through this hatred, we don’t give ourselves a chance to truly feel the warmth, as we push it so deep within, that it becomes non existent, without any of us giving it a thought, or even acknowledging it’s existence. The love of Jesus Christ is the most beautiful thing we will ever feel and know, all we need to do is, truly feel and acknowledge it, so we all can move forward without looking in the rear view mirror and walking this journey through life, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve.

” Hatred is ugly, as love is beautiful just like the beauty within this picture”

” Hatred will have us moving backwards, as love will always have us move forward with each step”

” Football is a game of strategy with the best strategy on that day winning the game”

Rest for the Weary

” Come to me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28

When we all struggle in our daily grinds and become Weary, we grab a cup of coffee, maybe a power nap to energize us, sometimes even a weekend away, but these things are just temporary for our outer bodies, what Jesus Christ offers us is, rest for our souls and we just have to come to him in order to receive the true rest we deserve.

When Jesus gives us rest, he is truly giving us peace and contentment within our souls, so we than can breathe easier, breathe in the quality air around us, as we breathe deeply, which is totally relaxing the mind, body and soul. When Jesus gives us the ultimate rest, he is giving us the confidence we need, to escape the frustration and the chaos of the World around us. Rest in him and don’t worry about what lies ahead, as Jesus Christ has already taken care of the tomorrow for us.

The forty day journey of Lent is right around the corner, a time where Jesus walked his journey sacrificing for each of us and now, as we walk through these forty days, we to need to sacrifice a piece of us, so we than can become one with Jesus, as he helps us by giving us our ultimate rest. This Lenten journey we sacrifice, will help us flush all the bad from our mind, bodies and souls, so we than can be left with good, which will allow us to breathe deeply the love of Jesus and totally relax, to get the true rest we deserve.

Sometimes as we walk through our daily grinds, we think we are getting rest and sleep, but all we are doing is closing our eyes, while the thoughts of the day still flood our heads with negativity, this negativity keeps us from truly falling asleep, as the negativity consumes us, it then controls every fiber of our being and without the faith in Jesus, we then will never be able to come to him, as we then will give up trying to come to him, so we can have hope and truly be at rest within our souls. When our souls are at rest and we can feel the love of Jesus within us, this is when all the chaos of the world leaves us, this is when we breathe deeply all the beauty around us, this is when we all can be totally at peace, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

” Rest for the weary is more than just closing your eyes, it’s coming to Jesus so he can clear our souls of all the chaos of the world”

” The daily grind can and will consume us with the chaos and the negativity of the world”

” The coffee, the power nap, or even the weekend away are just a temporary fix, as Jesus fixes us permanently throughout this journey”

” The forty day journey of Lent is the time for us to sacrifice, as Jesus did for us”

Quality of life along this journey

” Since from you shall come a Ruler, who is to Shepard my people Israel”.

Mt 2;6b

We all get so wrapped up in our Professional lives, that we forget to simply take some ” ME” time as we walk our paths through this journey of life. When we grow up and become a productive member in this Society, we become all about our jobs, we become about making money so we can survive in this society to the point, we then become lost from all the true beauty all around us. Sometimes we don’t realize of what we are doing til it is too late, then when we finally wake up to our own realities, we get depressed of the fact that so much has passed us by and we haven’t even taken the time to enjoy any of it.

Now I totally get the fact that we need to work and build up our nest eggs, but what good is that nest egg, if we don’t take the ” ME” time to enjoy it? I get the fact that we find a Company to work in and are happy where we are, so we then work as much and often as we can, to earn all that we can, all while putting aside that “ME” time for later, but sometimes that later comes too us too late, then we look back at what we missed, of which we become depressed when we look back. There are also these life events that come to us with some being, small and mild while others taking control of us. We then bury our selves in our work of our jobs, to try to move forward without feeling the pain from these events? We then become lost within ourselves without taking any kind of “ME” time at all.

We all need this all important ” ME” time, from time to time. This is how we recharge ourselves, this is how we get out and explore all the true beauty around us, while we let this beauty heal us from our troubles, heal us from the stress of our work, so we than can move forward better and stronger throughout this journey of life. Sometimes this ” ME” time simply consists of, taking to Mother Nature with some camping and hiking, even if it is just you and Mother Nature, just getting out there and healing yourself from the daily grind. Sometimes it is finding a hobby like The sport of Bowling, something you grow to love and excel in, bowling in a league or two, then showing what you can do in a tournament on the weekends. When these activities are not there and we are lost within the clouds of our judgments, from the daily grind of our jobs, we then feel incomplete as a person, while all else passes us by.

I get the fact that we need some money to enjoy the ” ME” times, yes it is okay too build up the nest eggs, but it is also important to learn to balance your time between the work and the ” ME” time, without getting lost within the corporate world. The corporate world is fine, but sometimes we let it dictate where we are going, instead of us dictating where we want to go. Within this society we walk today and the way the corporate world changes daily, we then fear that the change will leave us on the outside looking in, which we then do whatever within our jobs, to what we think as becoming valuable to the company we work, but in reality these companies really, could care less of who we are, especially if we are not producing for them, this is when we get lost within and totally forget that all important “ME” time.

We all need to recharge and clear the cob webs from our minds from time to time, find an activity that helps us do just that, so we can focus on ourselves, as we heal ourselves from the daily grind, heal ourselves from the pains that come to hurt us throughout this journey, when we don’t take the time to recharge, then we lose focus on where we are going and more importantly, where we want to go moving forward. This journey through life really isn’t that hard when we do it correctly, but that is the problem……….. we get lost within the clouds of our judgments so much that, we let everything else dictate where we are going, instead of we ourselves dictating where we want to go.

” Good quality of life is we ourselves taking the proper ” ME” time to recharge and refocus”

” The corporate world will consume us if we let it, we just have to find the right balance between “ME” time and work time”

” A nest egg is good for the latter of the journey, as long as we don’t let the latter pass us by without enjoying it”

” We all need to recharge and clear our heads from time to time, so we can move forward better and stronger”

The making of a Legend and a Dynasty

a man wearing a football uniform: Getty

” Hello Mr. Kraft, my name is Tom Brady and the best decision this organization has ever made”. This is how Tom Brady introduced himself to Bob Kraft when they first met and now, the rest is history.

You don’t just wake up one day and suddenly you are a Legend at whatever you wish, it takes work and not just work but, long, hard, dedicated work. First you have to explore your options, try many things, til you find that one thing you not only love, but really want to excel in excellence at becoming the best at whatever that thing is you choose to be your craft.

Tom played baseball growing up, but being a strong New England sports fan, I am so glad he decided to love the sport of football. Tom’s work ethnic is second to none, he is the first one at practice and the last one to leave everyday, even when he is home, he watches film on the next team he is playing, he studies them inside and out, so he can read them like a book, then pick them apart with great passes to his teammates. Tom may be a gifted Quarterback in the NFL, but that gift came with a lot of hard, dedicated work.

Tom came to the Patriots like all other players in the league, through the draft, but Tom was drafted so far down the depth chart, that he was like an after thought that, hey maybe we can pick him up and put on the practice squad, to basically just go through the reps and maybe see what he can do? Well Tom studied the ways of the Patriots and the league to the point, when Drew Bledsoe went down with the injury, Tom never looked back and seized the day, taking the Patriots to the Superbowl and beyond.

It is not just Tom working hard to become a legend within the NFL and helping the Patriots become a dynasty within the league, that also comes from one of the greatest Coaches ever to coach in the NFL and that is, Bill Belichek. Bill like Tom eat, sleeps and drinks the game of football, he studies the game as well, giving him the knowledge, to create the most high tech playbooks within the sport of football. Now if Bill was a poker player, he would be the best, as he never shows his hand, until the time is right, which keeps the other team, not only confused, but keeps them guessing as well. Bill knows how to recruit talent, just as much as unloading the talent, when they are on their down slide. He loves a player that is not afraid to play any position on the field, as well as……..he is one of the few, that still like the position of Full back on the team and he grabs a player that is the toughest at that position, of which Devlin excels perfectly at the position of full back, for the New England.

The New England patriots the last 20 years have a legendary Coach and Quarterback, that work very hard daily, which has earned them the biggest title of them all and that is, earning the title of becoming a Dynasty within the sport of football. A Dynasty of anything takes a lot of hard work , not just for one Individual, but for many who make up that team. Bill Belichek recruited many different players through the years he has been here in New England, with the top recruit being a guy named………. Tom Brady. These two have been the common denominator on the team, with many different numerators over the years and with Bill putting a great system in place, the rest is history as the Patriots, year after year, have become the team to beat by all the other teams in the league.

” Achieving excellence in anything takes a lot of very hard work and doesn’t come that easy”

” A Dynasty is like and orchestra, with all on the same page and the same note, with a great Conductor bringing them together in harmony”

” You can’t have the dynasty without the legend and without the great supporting cast there is no legend”

” With winning breeds hatred, but if you want to win and become champion, then step up to the plate and beat a true champion”

With a new Year around the corner……..


It is just sad that each and every year no matter what the year, we bring the same hatred and ugliness with us. Instead of each of us digging deep within ourselves, getting truly in touch with who we are, feeling the love of Jesus deep within our hearts and souls, then bringing this love out to share with each other, so when each new year comes we than can, bring peace and joy instead of hatred and ugliness to all who are around us. Instead of going out and partying the new year in, stay home and take stock in your life, do a self inventory of where you are, where you came from and where you want to go. Look at the new year as real change and this change truly starts with each of us and not with just chatter, but our true actions, which speaks a lot louder than any words.

Don’t look to our so called leaders within our Governments, these Individuals will forever let us down as they can’t even see eye to eye with each other. They say they are there for us, but each time they promise something………………….. Well let’s just say they live with a lot of broken promises in their lives. The real change comes from you and I, us the people who walk a path through this journey of life. Our so called leaders may say things like ” we the people don’t want this kind of change”, but who are they really speaking for? When they put words in our mouths we never said. There is change all around us, some being small and easy, while some may bring great pain? None the less all change when accepted and done correctly, is the most beautiful thing we will ever do, especially when we change from all the the hatred and ugliness, to peace and joy and truly be, who we truly are.

With each passing year, yes every January 1st. comes a bright new year, instead of chatting about changing something in your life, then never following through on the chatter, just be quiet and let your actions speak, especially when those actions comes from within, like showing more empathy and love for one another, if each and every one of us do this, then the real change will come to us and all this hatred and ugliness will go away. There is way too much crap around us and we are killing ourselves everyday, as we do nothing too stop the crap. There are a few coming into a country Illegally and doing great harm to those within the country like the most recent one. A Police Officer in California who he himself came to this country as an Immigrant, but an Immigrant that did it the correct way, has worked for the Police for many years and raising a family, has been gunned down by an Illegal Immigrant, which now his family has to try to move forward without him? It’s stories like this that grab the strings of your heart, but our so called leaders turn their backs, say nothing and try to make it like it’s no big deal? The time is now for each of us to hold these leaders accountable and if they don’t want to help bring real change, then it is time to change these so called leaders, to leaders that will actually bring the change we all want, so we can all move forward in peace and happiness, along our paths of this journey through life.

There is plenty of beauty all around us, we just have to look deeply into what we see, dig deeply within ourselves and retrieve truly of who we are, dig deeper into ourselves and get back in touch with our true feelings, truly feel the warmth of Jesus Christ and his love, that is within all our hearts and souls, then share that love with each other, so we all can move forward not backwards along our paths of this journey, just maybe we all need to get out within Nature and see all it’s true beauty, instead of getting tangled within the streets of the city. We all enter and exit this journey the same, for some the journey may not be as long as others, so instead of leaving this journey with regrets, let’s all walk this journey in peace and happiness, while we end the hatred and ugliness, for peace and joy and truly walk this journey as Jesus did. The right way full of love for all that is around us, so we all can be at peace, to enjoy all the true beauty at every turn, throughout this journey of life.

” Change is everywhere time we accept it and move forward better and stronger”

” A new year may be a new number, so let’s truly make that number as beautiful as we can, through real change”

” Illegal is just that, you are doing something wrong and need to change what you are doing”

” Hatred and ugliness are learned and easy, as love and empathy may be within us, but is hard to take from within and share them”

Twas the night before Christmas

Slide 2 of 21: Founded in 1879 by Frank Winfield Woolworth, the company’s first stores in Utica, New York and Lancaster, Pennsylvania sold general merchandise and were called “five-and-dime’s” because everything sold for 10 cents or less. The chain grew quickly, and by 1905, Woolworth invited rival retailer chains (two were owned by his relatives!) to merge with him. By 1929, there were 2,250 stores. The company purchased other chains over the years, including Footlocker, though Woolworth variety stores closed in 1997. RELATED: 10 Things You Should Never, Ever Pass Up at Antique Shops

Twas the night before Christmas, back in a time for which we have totally taken for granted. A time when we walked together and were not worried of what may happen at our local department store? These small little department stores back then, where actually part of the community, unlike the big chain stores of today, where your just a number and they could care less of you, as they just want your hard earned money in their pockets, not yours. The department store like this of Woolworth’s, would actually take the time to get to know you and recognize you as their customer, they had counter space there, where you could grab a burger either for lunch, or maybe a day spent shopping, as you became Hungary for a quick bite. The day of the local department store may be a thing of the past, as the bigger store not just pushes them out, but pushes us to the side, as they proceed in taking our hard money, to line the lining of their pockets.

Back in that magical era of yesteryear, these small community department stores were the place to go and if you couldn’t add change in your head, Oh Well!!!!! Then the pennies didn’t add up at the end of the day. Now this didn’t really bother the Owner of the store too much, as he always kept the customer happy, for it is this type of Business smarts, that developed the ” Loyal consumer”, where now with the big store chains, the Loyalty has flown the coup within this Society. Just imagine walking into the store and totally forgetting what you went in there for? This would happen all the time back then, as you and the Owner became friends and would chat each time you went into the store.

As a Youngster we all remember going to these small community department stores with our Mom’s, getting fitted with back to school clothes, or the Sunday best clothes, now as we are all grown, both you and Mom, how times change where now we are the ones bringing Mom shopping, except for the fact that, the small community stores, are now replaced by the big chain non personal store. Times change, people change, things change, everything around us changes and if we don’t learn to accept or adapt, then we will be left in the dust of the change, forever trying to catch up against all odds.

Twas the night before Christmas and even back in a time, of the small community department store, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse, as all were waiting for the arrival, of that big jolly of a man, in a red suit, that brought us great Christmas joy and a smile to all of our faces. We were all frozen under the blankets, afraid to move, for we did not want to make it onto the naughty list? In a way I do miss these stores, as for a short time, we were actually treated as someone and not treated as just a number, plus with no customer loyalty, the days of brand loyalty are gone as well, as now it has become basically the flavor of the month club.

” Twas the night before Christmas and the stillness is deafening, as we all get ready for a jolly soul”

” Woolworth’s not much in the name, within the community though, it’s worth was like a pot of gold, with personality and integrity”

” Pennies from heaven, a youngster at heart, the community stores will never leave us, with nostalgia at every turn”

” Loyalty was the key to their success, with the bigger chain, there is no more loyalty, leaving us all out to dry”