Working hard and moving up

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” The best things in life are free, the air we breathe, the stars at night, the wonder of Human love, but the greatest gift of all is our salvation, purchased for us by Jesus Christ………….. Thanks be to God for his indescribable gift”

2 Corinthians 9:15

 

Within today’s society of fast pace and full of technology that has made life easy for us all, we have also become lazy with our work ethnic, where we want the world to cater to us, but we do not want to work for what we want? Just like when we take a trek up a mountain, there comes work to get to our destination of the summit at the top of the mountain, yes you have to climb up hill and a lot of the up hills are very steep, as you climb quickly in elevation to get to the summit. Now to achieve the reward of the beauty and the great scenery at the summit, you first have to put in the work of climbing up a trail for which you trek.

Now I am not saying that all of us have lost that hard work ethnic that has made this country great, just that it is becoming instinct and needs to be fixed before it becomes lost for ever.  A good work ethnic is one that, when you start a job within a company, you are not afraid or not ashamed to start at the ground floor and work hard while you climb the ladder of success within that company, as you climb the ladder within that company, also comes the great rewards of pay raises, that simply shows you that, you are somebody of which others do notice your hard work ethnic within the job you do, not too mention of what it does to your spiritual being deep within your soul. This spiritual being is part of our DNA, our make up of who we truly are, this is what makes our self esteem grow, as we then feel good of ourselves, moving forward along the path we chose, through this journey of life.

We all want the toys of life, the material things for which we consume along this journey, but being lazy and not working a job, because we simply don’t like the job, will never have us achieve any success, so we than can buy whatever material item we wish to buy. Bouncing around from job to job, is no way to develop a good strong work ethnic, never mind of not only building a great foundation in your work life.

With a great work life and the starting on the ground floor of your life, is what completes us as a Human Being, we respect all the things around us more as we grow into this world, that little child within us grows better and stronger as well, which then has us on the exterior growing with a strong self esteem. Never think of your job as “work”, only work hard at what you do, so you than can move up the rungs of the ladder known as success, as you not only feel great inside, but it shows on the outside with your true actions, of who you truly are.

Starting out on the ground floor of life, or within our jobs is not a bad thing, nor should it be frowned upon, as it only builds strength, character and helps us grow inside and out, with that little child that is within us all, growing stronger and healthy year after year, as we walk this journey through life. In this country we have what we call the ” American Dream”? This is nothing more than all of us working very hard to achieve great success and when we achieve this great success, we then not only build a strong foundation and grow strong roots, we then accumulate the material things within this society. now sometimes with success we forget of who we truly are? we forget of that little child deep within our souls, which not only leads us to a little child with no true direction,  it will also lead us into a lifestyle of negativity, weakness and laziness, which then makes us vulnerable to all the ugliness we see around us today. With strength come happiness and with happiness comes peace for us all, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” With strength comes happiness and with happiness comes peace”

” We all want great success along this journey, we also have to work hard to achieve this peace and happiness”

” Work ethnic is within each of us, just that some have refused to unleash the hard work part of the ethnic”

” Work ethnic helps us grow stronger while we greatly respect all that is around us”

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Journey is the same even as we put our own spin on it as we walk our paths

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The Journey through life is all the same no matter of how you try to spin it, it’s  our paths we walk through the journey, that makes the journey look unique to each of us moving forward, The journey may seem at times not too pretty, or maybe a bit rough? But that is totally on us as there will be some times that we get knocked down along the journey, there will be some times we will be bruised and hurt real pain, but it is totally on how we pick ourselves up from the fall, heal ourselves of the bruises, so we can continue moving forward along our paths, of this journey through life, not just to be better and stronger, but to also turn the dull and boring parts, into nothing but beauty all around us.

We tend to think of this journey as a race to the finish, but in reality the finish is the same for us all. just that we all want nothing better than to get ahead of each other, just so in our own minds, we can look as the best through this journey. Everything we do has to be fast and furious, but really…………. How can we then see all the true beauty around us, when we are moving at the speed of sound, instead of taking everything in stride and truly not just enjoying all that is around us, but taking the time to really look deeply into what you see. That’s the thing, we simply glance at what we want to see, instead of looking deeply at everything for which we actually see, so we than can be better and stronger moving forward, while we see all the true beauty that is around us, along our paths of this journey through life.

We are all so busy trying to get ahead of each other, that we just don’t truly see anything along our paths and when we do see something, we simply glance at it, instead of really looking at it with conviction. This journey may not be always a bed of roses, or smooth as silk, but when we walk our paths correctly and truly see what we are looking at, we than can come pretty close to the roses and the silk.

Walking our paths in some ways is similar to walking through a deep wooded forest, you just never know what lurks around the next corner? This is what makes the journey of life so intriguing, if you knew what was around each corner, then there would be no challenge to this journey, leaving us with no feeling of accomplishment, nor a chance to be better and stronger moving forward. When we speed through this journey, then we miss out on a lot of the journey, not too mention that we would never actually be truly of who we are and without being truly of who we are, then all that is around us would be fake as well, because we then would put forward what we think is reality, instead of actually true reality. As we walk our paths through this journey of life, we don’t have to do a hundred and only glance at what goes by, simply slow down the pace, truly see what you are looking at, challenge yourself to smooth out the path like silk, so it will then become as soft as a bed of roses, then as we truly be of who we are, we than can be at true peace and smile within real happiness, as we walk our paths of this journey, from start to finish.

 

” The journey of life may be the same for us all, it is the paths we walk that makes this journey look unique to us all”

” Through this journey of life it is never of how fast you finish, but on how you finish better and stronger moving forward”

” If we only took the time to relax more, we then would find that it’s not about the speed or getting ahead of one another”

” The journey of life should be of intrigue and fun, it should never be full of pain and hurt”

 

 

 

The Road less traveled

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The road less traveled or maybe the lonely road? Either way it is a road with zero traffic and zero drama within this journey through life. The road in this picture is as rural as rural can get, where the biggest thing to worry about is, watching out for the wild life, that may come to the road to cross to the other side. Where as all the roads in the cities you have to worry more on, watching the other driver, to not slam into you. Driving these lonely roads will have you truly see the true beauty around you, look deeply into what you see, as what you will see, just may be very different from what you are used to seeing.

The one thing we have gotten away from in this Society is, to truly go out and explore what is around you, go out and travel these lonely roads, see everything that is around you and not just, what is on our usual route or path. Okay true these roads do get driven on from time to time, but with all the busy lifestyles and some who may be afraid, to venture away from their comfort zones, these roads become so lonely that the wildlife will walk them, with no fear of being hit very often.

Just like these lonely roads, we to can become lonely or isolated for many reasons throughout our journey, the difference between the roads and us is, we are a living breathing thing the road is not. We have feelings deep within us, the road just lies there waiting for its next traveler. When our feelings get hurt, we hurt real pain, which then has us hiding within ourselves and isolating ourselves from all that is around us. Even as the road gets driven on, with no feelings the road still lays there as if nothing is there. The road less traveled is not really a lonely road, where when we are lonely or isolated with no one or thing around, now we can hurt real pain from our feelings, but when we get hurt more than we like, now we have to worry about something totally different and that is, numbing our feelings deep within us, where now we can become like the road and feel nothing with no pain.

Being lonely and isolated for us, is totally different than that of the road. Way too often we get lost within the loneliness and lose our way, we bury our true feelings deep within, as to not become hurt with real pain, when we do this we then, become someone for who we truly are not, so we can try to look as normal as normal can be. Being lonely and isolated will come with a price, but driving on the road less traveled and exploring, or truly seeing the beauty all around you is priceless, there is a huge difference between the two, which you will never see, unless you look deeply into what you see. We all will think we feel lonely and isolated, but we will never feel anything as our true feelings have been buried so deep that, we have numbed ourselves to all that is around us, which now has us just wandering , instead of walking our paths through this journey of life, to be better and stronger.

 

” Is the road really lonely or is it just lieing there as still as still can be”

” To go out and explore means to truly get out of your comfort zone and see new things”

” Feelings are deep within us all, even at the times when we numb ourselves from these feelings to escape the pain and hurt.

 

 

Greatness Personified………

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” Greatness is within us all, but unfortunately only a few achieve true greatness”

 

Last nights Superbowl was an Epic event on so many levels, not too mention being one of the best Super bowls of my lifetime so far. Okay it is true I am a New England Patriot fan,  it is also true that I like many other true fans have gone through many seasons, with our beloved Pats only winning one game a year, so it is safe to say that, I am not the only one enjoying the ride for the last 17 seasons. With all the Hater’s hating on this team only shows what greatness brings and the New York Yankees back in their hay day, have also been through what the Patriots are going through now, which is where the nickname the ” Evil Empire” came from. What I say to all the Hater’s out there is, ” if you truly want to be a Champion, than step up to the plate and beat a true Champion”, with Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons almost did just that.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichek just solidified their greatness last night with this great come back win, some may say that the Falcons choked, but to the real football fan, this game was won a team that never gave up, no matter of how big the odds were as this game moved forward. This game was won by a team that never lost faith in their selves and their teammates, which kept hope alive for each and every one of them, when there is faith, you will always have hope and with these two, the confidence runs high throughout the entire team. Plus with the slogan of ” do your job”, the task at hand never really got too big for them to handle.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, we all also go through the good as well as the bad, with what I learned of Tom Brady’s Mom last night, I couldn’t stop my eyes from watering and to think she was at her first game watching her son……. the tears filled up my eyes and my heart became warm with love. with all the chemo she has been through, she was strong enough to go watch her son in person, which made this story so much bigger than the game of football itself. Tom Brady is more than just a football Quarterback, he is a Human, walking a path through this journey of life, just like all of us as well. The biggest difference between Tom Brady and most of us is, he never gives up, he never loses faith in himself and with this faith, never loses hope that he can achieve Greatness, plus as a Human and with all his Mom has been through, Tom Brady stays focused on the prize and the true prize isn’t each Championship ring he receives, the true prize is each chance he gets to spend good quality time with his Mom at her time of need. This was the story within the game, this is the story that drives Tom Brady to Greatness, this is a story and a message to the rest of us that, we to can achieve the same Greatness if we want it bad enough, we just have to stay focused on the true prize and not the prize surrounded by drama or false reality. We all walk a path through this journey of life and when we do it correctly, when we stay focused on the true prize and when we never give up, never lose faith, which brings us all the hope we need to move forward better and stronger, so we all can share our love within, with each other, as we then walk this journey in peace and happiness.

 

” True greatness is within us all, we just have to focus and never give up, so the greatness will shine over us all”

” Last nights Super bowl game was beyond a great game when you look deeply into the game”

” With Faith there will always be Hope and when you have them both, the confidence will drive you to never give up no matter of the odds”

 

 

A Message that will never end……..

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” A message for us all to stop all the hate, share our love that’s within ourselves, so we can move forward in peace and happiness”

 

I am going to keep sharing this picture of this young boy of eight year old Martin Richard, who was taken from us way too early and was a victim of the senseless tragedy, that was the Boston marathon bombing. This young boy in so many ways,was more mature than any one of us within this Society, for him to make this sign totally shows that he he was more grown up than what his age said and with all the ugliness around us, shows just how Childish some of us are within this Society.

We just elected a new President here in America and it wasn’t even close. This election wasn’t about any Political party, it was totally about the true silent majority American Citizen, being pissed off at how our so called leaders were leading us and in a direction of no return. The People have spoken but some in this country can’t handle the outcome, so they have turned to the streets, to disrupt the lives of the rest of us, Really!!! It is time for us all to grow up, show more love and respect of each other, unite with each other before it’s too late and as Martin Richard looks down on us, make him proud as we honor his words and his message, so we all can move forward in peace and happiness, throughout this journey of life.

We all have our struggles and we all are faced with some difficult challenges, but yet not all of us bring these struggles and challenges to those around us, as we are too busy fixing what is wrong, so we can be better and stronger moving forward, while others simply give up and blame everything else, instead of excepting what is wrong, taking responsibility and truly fixing what is wrong, so they too can move forward stronger and better, unless we all take more responsibility and respect each other, this ugliness will never go away, we are all equal within this journey of life, time we all start acting mature and  seeing this equality, or we will never be at peace and we will never be at true happiness.

Martin Richard might of been a young boy when he was taken from us, but he was so much more mature than some within this Society. This journey through life may not come with a text book, but it really is not that hard to walk through, all we have to do is, walk it correctly, respect all that is around you, take the love of God that is within us all and share it with each other, show more empathy of each other, so we than can walk our paths in peace and walk through this journey of life in true happiness.

 

” ” No more hurting people…………peace” A quote from an eight year old boy, that was taken from us too early and we all should live this quote everyday in his memory”

” Let us all remember this message and spread it like wildfire throughout all within this society”

” We all have our struggles, we all have our challenges, let us all fix what we need so we can move forward stronger and better”

” True strength is within us all, we just have to acknowledge it so we can move forward with confidence”

 

 

The White Mountain Region of New Hampshire

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This is one of the most beautiful notches within the White mountain Region, known as Franconia Notch with some of the best hikes for the adventurous types. Lafayette, Liberty, little Haystack, the Flume, just some of the peaks within this Notch and when high above the tree’s and along the ridge of these mountains, the view will take your breathe away. Looking across to the other mountain which would be to my right as I took this picture, is Cannon mountain, lively with skiing in the winter and mostly known for the old Man of the mountain throughout my lifetime, til a few short years ago and erosion has brought him to his demise,   one of the most viewed landmarks throughout all of New England, he brought many lookers to this beautiful Notch. Now unless you are a Hiker and are hiking this beautiful Notch, the traffic just drives by without really looking deeply into what they see.

Just to the right of center in this picture within this large rock face you see, just below the top, there is a huge rock, visible to those who walk along the ridge above the tree’s, this rock is hanging almost like by a thread and it has been like this as long as I can remember, well……. if this rock someday falls as the face of the Old man of the mountain did, it would go down it’s peak, across the road below and up Cannon mountain and whatever is in its way, it will simply run it over as it is that big.  Hiking through this Notch and accomplishing each Summit, there is no better feeling in the World, especially hiking up mount Lafayette, i can remember about five false summits, every time I thought the summit was in sight and when I got to that location, there was another to reach, but even through all that the view from the summit was better than the word of ” awesome”, if you reached the summit and it was a beautiful sunny day with blue clear skies, you can see as far as your eyes will let you. There is another one of those AMC huts for the weary Hiker to rest and get a good meal, this is the Green leaf hut and when you get there, get settled in and go outside to sit on a rock, look at the scene before you, there is no better way to unwind from a days hike, let alone to clear your mind from being weary, to totally relaxed before you know it, again this hut is above the line of tree’s and you can see clearly in all directions, or whatever window you may look out from inside the hut.

Hiking is a good way to clear your mind, from the everyday crap that fills it, from wherever you may live. It is also good exercise that will keep you fit if you do a lot more than one hike a year? Hiking and meditation go hand in hand, as the hike to the summit may be strenuous and weary, but when you reach the summit, now it is time to relax and clear the mind, as meditation will do. When you sit on top of any summit, you gaze deeply into the horizon, while you breathe in and breathe out properly, which then relaxes all your muscles within your body, then you feel a sense of calm over whelm your body, this calmness helps fix yourself from whatever that is troubling you, it makes these troubles seem like they are melting away, then as we start the journey back down the mountain and back to the real World below, it is our memory of this sense of calmness, that helps us keep fixing ourselves from all our troubles, as we then get back to walking our paths of this journey through life, with the rest of Mankind around us.

 

” Franconis Notch to some may be a road surrounded by mountains, but to others it is a sanctuary away from reality to unwind and relax, while we get mesmerized by its beauty”

” Old Man of the Mountain was a popular man for a long time, but like anything else change comes even when you least expect it”

” Once you go to the White mountains  for the first time, you keep going back to truly look deeply into what you see”

” When you look deeply into what you see, you then see truly of all the beauty that is around you”

 

As the Cascade falls………..

            I highly recommend for everybody to take a trek into the deep woods that is around you, you don’t have to go that far unless your living in a big city, but to trek through the forest and see the true beauty of God’s creation, won’t just help you relax and unwind, but will also help you respect more of what is around you.

You see this Cascade and how it carved its way down this hill, this is made from nature over time and not by any man that walks his journey through life. We like this Cascade carve our own paths through this journey of life, we also dictate how this carving happens for us, sometimes the path gets carved for us and sometimes our paths are carved in ways we do not want it, like when a life event forces us into something we don’t like? A life event if we let it, will control who we are, what we become and how we carve our paths through this journey of life, these life events happen to all of us, some are bigger than others, but when we handle them properly, we can always control how we carve our paths through this journey of life.

This Cascade not only carves its way down the mountain, but can also be a great and natural source of drinking water, you see the green moss around this cascade? This is what truly purifies the water so clear, that there is no tap water anywhere, that is as crystal clear as this. Some Companies that bottle spring water and sell it to us, will say there water is purified? but the purification process by man, is nothing compared to the purification process of nature. This Cascade here runs down into a little pond by the front of a privately owned camping area, in the Berkshires of Massachusetts, right at the New York state line and the camp site here is tents only, everything is as natural as you can get within the great outdoors, the owner also takes the water from this cascade, turns it into ice cubes and sells it to the camper’s by the bag, so they can keep their food and drinks nice and cold, let me tell you these are the best tasting ice cubes, I have ever chewed on.

Myself and the Caretaker of this camp site, went trekking through the beautiful forest around us, he showed me things like this Cascade that are as natural as you can get from within the great outdoors and all this, most of us who walk their paths along their journey of life don’t even know it exists. Some of us are so consumed with living our lives that we forget that there is so much natural beauty around us and we try to make up our own beauty of whatever we can, including ourselves as we portray to others a fake side of who we are. This journey through life to some may seem long, to others it may be cut short? But the journey we all walk can be so much more, if we never forget all the true, natural beauty that is around us. God created this beautiful land for us to enjoy it and be happy, not for us to forget and take it for granted, so as we walk our paths along this journey of life, let us all take some down time, from time to time and reflect, as we enjoy all the true and natural beauty that is all around us.

” As the Cascade falls, let us all respect the true beauty around us and follow the path of the water, as it carves it’s way down the mountain”

” The natural purification of water from a mountain stream is not only refreshing and good tasting, but the most beautiful thing you will ever see”