There is a Destiny within the Journey

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This quote by the late Stuart Scott is an awesome quote, as you can change a few words, to have it go in whatever direction you want it to go in. Like you can take out the word Cancer and have something like this:

 

” You walk a path through this journey of life, By how you live and in the manner in which you live, so you can create your own destiny for which to live”

 

While walking through this journey, there will be many bumps that will bruise us, many obstacles that we need to get either over or around, sometimes we bring on these obstacles or bumps by our own in actions and sometimes they come from other sources? But either way this journey of life can be either as smooth as we want, or so bumpy, that we never truly give ourselves a chance to heal and move forward correctly.

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the TV show NCIS? This show has been on the air for sixteen seasons now, the writer’s of the show are some of the best writer’s of any show and the topics they write, as well as the episodes that air, are pretty much as real as you can get, within the reality of life. Then there are the Actors of the show, these Individuals are like a car salesman, they have to believe in and become one with the Character they play, to completely sell the show to all of us as the viewer, not too mention making a connection to all of us as we watch each and every week.

Pauley Perrette………… AKA  Abby Sciuto, throughout her journey of all sixteen seasons on the show, has made millions of connections and has become a role model to many who have watched this show of NCIS. She has inspired so many and with her Goodbye episode this past Tuesday night,  there were many teary eyed people throughout the viewing Audience of the show. Abby’s journey throughout the show was of, kindness, empathy and compassion, as she worked her magic of forensics while she helped the team solve a lot of crimes. No matter how ugly each case was, Abby always saw the good and it showed in her actions, her sweet kindness made all the ugliness, look as beautiful of as a Rose. As Abby was on the show, Pauley Perrette is the same in real life, it was like Abby was actually playing herself on the show, which is how this show became so unique and how the show became so popular throughout the World. Yes we will all miss Abby, but as she moves forward on her journey away from NCIS, we too shall move forward throughout our journey along our paths. We all will still watch the show, as these writer’s keep bringing us back, with their creativity and suspense they keep us in. It is just like this journey, the Character’s and the events may change, but the journey keeps moving forward for all.

True that NCIS is a TV show and we all watch it in our realities, but when you have a writer’s room full of very creative writer’s and willing to explore topics of reality within the show, now you have the makings of one of the best shows ever, in the history of this invention called a television and the Character’s within the show, do their part within the show, to sell the show to each of us week after week. True it sucks when you watch a show and make a connection with one or two of the Character’s then they leave the show for whatever reason, but as they move forward with their journey’s, we to must move forward with our journey’s, as we all walk our paths within our reality, throughout this big journey called life.

 

” A good quote can stand the test of time and inspire us in many ways”

” The destiny within the journey varies between you and I, you just need faith in yourself and hope within the journey”

” The NCIS writer’s are very creative Individuals and know how to create the perfect words to keep us all in suspense from week to week”

” You make connections with certain Actor’s and when they leave the show you miss them deeply but you both move forward within reality”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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”

 

 

Oppression has no boundaries

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” The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed”

 

*** Luke 4:18

 

” This stream flows along it’s path within it’s boundaries, as it shares all the land around it with all the other Vegetation”

 

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Within this Society of today, the ones that are truly Oppressed move forward quietly as to not bring attention to themselves, yet there are others using a sport that they play as their platform and then disrespect a flag, that men and woman have fought hard to protect, so these Individuals can make their millions playing their sport, is this really a good way to voice your concerns? Our Military of the past and the present, have fought for our flag, so we can be free here to do what we want and travel wherever we want to go. These men and woman of the Military are made up of our Mother’s, Father’s, Brother’s and Sister’s, some never made it back home, others came home but never the same as they left to fight for the flag, then as they come home to re join Society with us, they become neglected and disrespected by the rest of us throughout this Society. These Veterans are the one true oppressed people of this Society, cause they worked hard so we can be free and safe in this Country, as the ones that think they are oppressed, don’t work and expect the rest of us to tale care of them, as they become even lazier throughout this Society.

There are many that are oppressed within this Society, but they work hard to get out of the oppression, so they can be as vibrant and happy like many others. The ones that bicker and complain become lazy and never work hard at doing anything of value in their lives, then they try to disrupt the lives of those around them, by doing stupid things and forcing their opinions on those around them. Oppression is what you make of it and if your not willing to reach out, lend a helping hand to others at their time of need, then I blame we the people for letting this Oppression become bigger than it really needs to be.

There are some that cry they are oppressed, but do nothing to help themselves, they do nothing to get out of the oppression, then they rely on others to not help them out of the oppression, but to disrupt the lives of others around them. ” God helps those who help themselves”, so when there is no hope of any help, only means you have lost the faith in yourself as well as in God also. Don’t rely on others to over step the boundaries in a Society, as it is like the stream and if the stream over stepped it’s boundaries, then all the Vegetation around it dies as it becomes flooded.

Before you take a knee in protest, really know what you are protesting, I understand that there is oppression going on around us but, this oppression has affect on a lot more than one kind of person in this Society, to take a knee before a game to not pay tribute to a flag of this Countries colors, to which many have fought and died, so we can be free and you can earn millions from the sport where you are taking the knee, this is not a good idea and shows that people need to re think the way to protest. By taking a knee you are doing nothing but showing disrespect of those who fought hard, died and came home not of the same person defending the flag, so we all can be free to be anything of which we truly want to be. Find another way in which to protest that won’t show any disrespect of anything or anyone around you, Let’s all be a little smarter with our actions, so we all can walk our paths in peace, while being truly happy throughout this journey of life.

 

” Oppression comes from relying heavily on others to work on our behalf, without we ourselves working hard to get out of the Oppression”

” oppression is what you make of it and with no faith there will be no hope of getting out of the Oppression”

” Many have died fighting for the red, white and blue so the rest of us can be free in this country, let’s not disrespect their spirit by taking a knee in it’s honor”

 

The road to a Championship

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The road to any Championship within any sport you may play, are full of unknowns, trials and tribulation. Now I am a New England Patriot fan not just of long standing, but I am what is known as the hometown Homey, with that said…….. I have also lived through the toughest of times when these Patriots lost more than they win, now with these Patriots of the last fifteen years winning more than they lose, I have earned the success this team has given me.

Since Bill Belichek and Tom Brady took the reigns of this franchise, the New England Patriots have become one of the best teams within the history of the National Football League, not too mention the best Quarterback/Coach tandem as well. You had the Steeler’s of the 1970’s, the San Francisco 49ers and Dallas Cowboys throughout the 1980’s and 1990’s that were great dynasties of their time and right now it is the New England Patriots who have become that great dynasty. Unfortunately with success comes the hater’s and in today’s World, the haters are ten times worse than of any other time. You also had the New York Yankees throughout their winning days within Baseball and became the most hated team within their sport, it happens because when a team gets so dominant and beats regularly other teams, it’s the fans that bring out this hatred of the team that their team can not beat.

” a team can only be a Champion when they step up to the plate and beat a true Champion with regularity”

I get the fact that the fans want to play and pick these fantasy teams to compete with each other, but these fantasy games have completely ruined all sports and completely took away any integrity that these sports had.  ” Let the real players stand up and play the game they love to play”. These fantasy teams that the fans pick, are just that fantasy. They are not real teams and from what I see all the other owner’s throughout the NFL, want these fantasy teams to make it look like their teams are doing okay? Roger Goodell the Commissioner of the NFL, is in power from the board of directors of the league and who are these directors? All the owners of all 32 teams in the NFL. When it comes to the New England Patriots, all the other Owners are the ones that have hated on this team the most, simply because they have made their teams look completely silly throughout all that watch the NFL. What I say to these Owners is, time to step up to the plate and beat a real Champion (fair and square) that the Patriots have become, so your teams can have a share of what being a Champion truly feels like.

It is not about the Patriots laying down so other teams can catch up to the curve, it is all about the other teams of the NFL catching up to the Patriots on the field fair and square. These Patriots throughout their history in the NFL have seen times where they lose more than they win, they didn’t whine and cry like the teams of today, no!! They just stepped up to the plate and with much hard work, became one of the best Franchises in the history of the NFL, it’s time the other teams follow the path of these Patriots, so maybe one day they to can become a True Champion.

” A True Champion doesn’t just happen, first there comes dedication, hard work and perseverance”

” instead of whining and crying and creating hate of a team, step up to the plate to beat a true champion and become the champion”

” Hard work is what defines Tom Brady and the number one reason why he has been so good for so long”

 

(PED) Performance Enhancing Drugs within sports……

The NBA or National Basketball Association has passed some stiff penalties surrounding the use of PED’s, I say this is awesome for all sports, because if you can’t compete and perform on your own merits, you should not be playing any game, let alone receiving big money to cheat at whatever sport you play.

The greed within this Society will have us within Mankind do whatever we have to, in order to to make the big bucks, this includes cheating in sports which is exactly what you are doing, by putting these PED’s in your body. Back in the history of any sport, with guys like Bobby Orr, Larry Bird, Bill Russell, Gordie Howe, Jim Brown, Ray Bourque, now your talking of guys who not only loved the game they played, but had the talent to excel above and beyond any other that played their sport.

Within this era of all sports and a good percentage of the players that play each of the sports, there is so much pressure to perform and receive the big contract, not to mention the sponsor dollars of the big sponsors that pay the big money just to advertise their products/product, that players today will do anything in order to make people see them as like a Superman. Look at guys like Barry Bonds, it was clear the way he went from a skinny ball player, to someone with great muscular mass, just so he could break a home run record? The one ball player that did it right was Ken Griffey Jr. Now your talking about a guy who had the smoothest and best swing in the game of baseball and he put his talent above everything, which showed with his performance on the field.

When you look at these performance enhancing drugs and how our Society has evolved over these years, you can see clearly why this Society is a troubled Society. When Jesus came to us and walked his journey with us, he said that greed would be a huge factor in the destruction of Mankind, you can clearly see in the sports world, with all the big money being thrown around, just what Jesus was talking about.

We the people of this Society today, are exactly what is wrong within the World, “we want it all and we want it all now”, this quote pretty much sums up our Society now, as we walk our paths of our journey through life. We don’t allow ourselves to relax and enjoy what is around us anymore, if your not doing something to cheat the system, than your being left behind, by those that do cheat the system and the ones that do cheat, look at those who do not as being in their way of them living their lives to the fullest.

What exactly is living life to the fullest? the true answer is deep inside each one of us and the true answer varies depending on who you are. What one person may do to feel the good feeling of living and walking their journey, is not the same for each of us, as much as we think we want to be like another, there are many paths to our journey through life, we as Humans being unique to each other, have to find that path that is best for ourselves and the paths that include any kind of cheating, just to get an advantage over one another, is the wrong path no matter how you try to rationalize or look at the path you have chosen.

When we all walk our paths correctly and with no cheating involved, the feeling we feel deep inside our bodies is like no other feeling we will feel, as we walk our paths along our journey of life, plus as we all walk our own paths correctly, then our Society will be  better and stronger for it, a Society doesn’t revolve around one certain Individual, it revolves around all of us as Individuals which makes up a strong Society. The time is now to stop all the crap around us, stop taking advantage of one another for our own personal gain, stop the cheating so we can make the big dollars, when we live our lives correctly, the feeling we get deep inside is greater than any big contract or money we make from that contract, plus the feeling that is brought to our Society, makes it better and stronger than any Society before it. We all walk a path along our journey of life, not every path is the right one, we as an Individual have to find that right path, so we can feel that ultimate feeling of life when we do it the right way.

” Cheating at anything is the wrong way to get ahead in a Society, when we work together and not against each other, the bottom line is greater than anything that cheating will bring us”

” The NBA and the new rules around performance enhancing drugs is the right thing to do, now let all the other sports follow their lead”