The Journey of the trail

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The journey of the trail, some trails are short and some long, some trails are an easy nature walk, as most will test your skill and endurance, none the less all trails offer you the same thing…………. The fact of getting outside and being one with nature.

Don’t be frightened of how the trail may look at first glance, as you will never experience true beauty, as you would on the trail of your choosing, while you look deeply into what is all around you. The journey of the trail will have you travel along many different terrains, with some being muddy and murky, others bumpy with many curves, then as you climb higher, now you walk among the clouds on top of the rocks, that make up the summit of the mountain.

All trails start with the getting out of your vehicle and putting on your gear, including a good pair of hiking boots. You want a good solid but comfy boot, as this will determine of just how good of a day you will have on the trail. You will also need plenty of water as you will need to stay hydrated on the trail, not staying hydrated will lead to a whole different issue, than just walking the terrain of the trail. Don’t forget the first aid kit and keep it stocked, as you never know for what will be needed, especially on rugged terrain. Then there is the much needed snacks for the trail, as with the calorie burn, you will need to replenish the body with the important vitamins. When you are on the trail, you simply never know what you may en-tale? So it is important to be as ready as you can be, for what ever that the trail may have in store along your journey.

Hiking along a trail can be the best and funnest of times, as it can also be the hardest and worst memory of your life, which makes it even more important to be ready for whatever you may come across, to minimize the worst and greatly improve the best of times, you never forget the camera as well, so you can keep good records and good memories, not to forget that, you can capture some really good pictures of many different kinds of animals and plant life, that you may normally never see, in your everyday world. of the 9 to 5 and go home to sleep for the next day.

While there may be many different hikes out there, some being day hikes and others over night hikes, the one that really grabs me is the Appalachian Trail, at just over 2100 miles, ranging from Georgia to Maine and all the states in between, this hike takes six months from start to finish, through all different terrain and all different kinds of weather that Mother Nature may throw at you, but none the less, when you complete this hike, it will not only give you a sense of accomplishment, it will give you a huge confidence boost, that will have you feel like that is nothing you can not do.

Within this broken society for which we all live, sometimes we get so caught up in things that drag us down, instead of pick us up, that we forget about doing things that make us feel great. We are afraid to do things that we think others will poke fun at us, so we then lose sight of just doing things that makes us happy, as we than can walk our paths of this journey through life in peace, so we than can feel good of ourselves, regardless of what others may think of us? Life is too short not to live as we want to live, but always remember that, when we do it correctly, then life itself will bring us great rewards as well, without being sad or depressed for living a life of regret, because we were too afraid to simply be ourselves, be the true person of who we truly are and not the fake person that we hide in plain sight within this broken society.

 

” The journey of the trail encompasses many things, but nothing better then making us all feel good of ourselves”

” When the terrain becomes rugged and steep, is when we are at our best along the trail to persevere and complete the trail”

” Never forget of truly who you are, as this will always help in us feeling good of ourselves, within this broken society”

” The trail may be long or it may be short, it is still a trail that we can walk, to help us all in being truly of who we are”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

God Bless America this 4th of July

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This statue of lady Liberty was a gift from France to the United States, but really how many of the younger generation know of this? Seems like within this Society and with the younger generation, all they want to do is change everything of what made this country great, I get that the past is the past and you can not change what happened in the past, but in order to move forward better and stronger, you need to look back in the past, see what we did wrong, so we than can fix what needs to be fixed to move forward in the future, better and stronger.

 

” You can not dwell in the past,  but you can glance back to move forward better stronger:

 

Oh! Lady Liberty how big and beautiful you look, as you watch over this land called the United States of America, you look so majestic and smart as you stand guard over this great land. The Statue of Liberty stands a top the Island of Ellis, just off the main land of New York. Those that want to become a ” Legal” immigrant of this great country, will take a short ride on a boat, so they not just see how powerful our Lady Liberty is, but to stand before her as they get sworn into being a Citizen of this great land…………. The very foundation of this great country was built by the hands of Immigrants as well as natural born Citizens, BUT!!! When you sneak into this country and steal everything away from the real Citizens, who have worked very hard for themselves and those around them on this great land, now you are labeled with the word ” Illegal” , which is a nice way of saying you are doing something wrong and need to be punished for your wrong doings. True there may be some who will not acknowledge the word ” Illegal”, and just might call others a “Racist”, simply because they speak the truth, well these are the types of people that just don’t get it and have lost all sense of reality, then force their beliefs and misconceptions on the rest of us.

We need to stop acting like little children fighting and bickering because we can’t get our own way, we need to get back to being a responsible Adult, who respects everything and everybody around them, so we all can then walk our paths of this journey, in the peace and happiness we all so deserve. The way we are acting toward each other now is not of how, those of America’s past acted as they built the foundation of this great country, they would be rolling in their graves if they knew of all the crap and ugliness we are bringing to each other now, America was not built on stupidity as we are doing now, it was built on smarts and a lot of hard work, like the roll up your sleeves and get to work, type of hard work, it’s time to look back within history, so we can fix what we need to fix, then move forward better and stronger with each step of this journey.

So instead of just being a weekend warrior this 4th of July, or simply just showing up at a party for food and drinks and then watching fireworks at night, let’s remember first of the what the 4th truly means? Which is America’s birthday, just as each of us have a birthday, then let’s remember those who fought the good fight, so we than can celebrate with our cookouts, celebrate as we become a weekend warrior, or even celebrate as the fireworks light up the night sky, because those that fought the good fight, did so as we are now Free to do what and as we want to do. It is hard to see the true meaning of anything, when all we are doing is, fighting and bickering at each other and really over nothing, because we are just spitting words, instead of actually saying words, so let’s show more of our love and empathy that is deep within us all. then we all can be at peace, while we walk our paths of this journey in happiness always.

 

” America the beautiful is for all who walk their paths correctly without using the word of ” Illegal””

” The past will always be behind us, but it will always be there to keep us moving forward better and stronger”

” America will always be of Freedom, life, liberty and growth, it will never be of being illegal at anything within this great country”

 

 

 

 

The Children among us***without feeling the love within their hearts and souls

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When we look deeply within our hearts and souls and within the true beauty of this stump, you can see without question, the face of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, with the crown of thorns still upon his head. Now quite simply because we can not see things like this is, we have become so far removed from the time that Jesus came to us and walked his journey here with us. that we now let the clouds of our judgments control completely of who we truly are.

When the day comes that we can totally see God within ourselves and when, the day comes we can truly feel the love of Jesus deep within our hearts and souls, only then will all the hate and the attacking of one another disappear from all of our paths throughout this journey of life. The hating we see today as well as all the ugliness, is not of who we truly are, this is only we the people of this society, being cold to one another and not sharing the love of Jesus within us, with each other along this journey of life.

We all hear of all the border talks of the United States of America and all the Immigrants who are trying to sneak in here Illegal, plus all the talks of the families being torn apart at the borders? The one key word we need to focus on, to see clearly of what is truly happening is, ” Illegal”. When you do something of which you shouldn’t and totally try to take advantage of others, you clearly can not see past the clouds of your judgments. This is not just happening at the borders of America, it has been and for a long time, been happening all around the globe, just that we the people along with those within the main stream media, have turned a blind eye to it, simply because it doesn’t fit into their agendas to chat about it. We need to totally look deeper into ourselves, look deeper into what is around us, so we can clear the clouds of our judgments and get back in touch with our true selves, to truly feel the love of Jesus within our hearts and souls, then not just feel the love, but share the love and the empathy with all that is around us, so we all can walk our paths in peace and joy always. There is still time to fix all that is wrong within this society, but we the people have to want to fix it, or this journey will just get rougher with every step we take.

The biggest thing we need to look deeply into is, Why are the ones all over the globe, trying to jump from one border to another and doing so the ” Illegal” way? Plus why are we letting all the children get lost in the middle within the clouds of our judgments? These innocent children are being exploited, taken advantage of, being objectified and being made a victim of, simply because we the people are only thinking of our selves and not the welfare of our children and their future’s. The children didn’t ask for this, nor did they volunteer for this, they are being used as a pawn, so other’s can flood us with the drama of their agendas and also, so the weak can hide behind them, instead of facing true reality and being of truly who they are. A lot of these children are of a young age and an age of vulnerability, they really do not know the difference between right and wrong yet, plus they look up to us as role models and when we lead them into uncertainty and deceit, now they then form in their minds that this is how life is, this is how you survive in this cruel world, which then leads them further away from Jesus Christ and truly feeling his love deep within their hearts and souls. Which then has them continue this uncertainty and deceit as they grow older along their paths of this journey through life.

 

” The power of Jesus Christ is within us all, within our hearts and souls, in the form of true love and the feeling of true empathy to share with each other”

” The warmth we feel deep within our hearts and souls is the true love of Jesus Christ within us all”

” Every country has borders and yes we can cross those borders for a better life, but only done the correct way, so we all can be at peace and joy always”

” To do something Illegal you are doing something wrong and you need to change what you are doing”

 

 

 

 

 

Change a few words, for a new spin…….

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” You walk this journey of life, by how you live, why you live and in the manner in which you live”

*** BowlingChef/Stuart Scott***

 

 

This quote by the late Stuart Scott is such a great quote, as you can change a few words, to have it spin a whole new direction. Now when Stuart Scott said this quote at the ESPY awards before he had passed, he was talking about his fight of the dreaded disease Cancer, which this disease has struck so many and all of us have known, or has had a family member be taken by this disease. With this quote you can change a few words and spin the meaning of the quote in a whole new light, which makes this quote one of the best quotes of all time, since the first day of the spoken word.

Now just like anything as we walk our paths of this journey and especially now within this Society, Words are a very powerful tool and words can hurt worse than any kind of physical abuse. Some among us, like those within the media world, make it their job to take the words of others and spin them in a way, that not only fits into their drama full agendas, but will control the rest of us in believing anything they say or write? When they report on a topic, they only will bring to us half of the truth and spin the rest, to make a mountain out of a mole hill, when they dislike the views of an elected official, they will spin their words in a different way, to make them seem evil to the rest of us, to simply try to bring them down, simply because they don’t like them. These types of media agencies think they have mastered the art of the spoken word, but when we look deeply into what we see, when we see through their conspiracy theories, now they look as stupid as their made up words, but their arrogant ways and their arrogant views, will have them so lost within the clouds of their judgments, that they will never see clearly along their paths of their so called journey.

Throughout this Society we have taken the spoken word, to heights that can and will hurt us all deeply, in some cases you have one word with multiple meanings and if you say that word to the wrong party, now they become offended over a simple word? Then you have some among us that have made it their job, to take a spoken word and spin it in a way that will make the one who spoke it, look nothing but evil to the rest of us? Words can be taken out of context and be spun in ways of untruths and non realities, the simple reason for all the misuse of words is, we have become so arrogant toward one another, that we will think nothing to hurt each other with our spoken words.

Words come out of each of our mouths each and every day throughout this journey of life, but in this Society of Political Correction, we have taken something as simple as the spoken word  and spun it in ways, that can hurt us all so deeply, not too mention make us all look evil full of hate? This is not of who we truly are, who we truly are is, one of love, compassion, empathy and kindness, these are the traits that bring us peace and joy, but in the eyes of the media groups, this is not what sells print or their so called news, only drama does that, so they spin the spoken word in any way they can, to sell their agendas to the rest of us, as they live their exotic lifestyles, while the rest of us struggle to walk our paths of this journey of life.

When something as simple as the spoken word now controls of who we are, because of a few that only see greed in their eyes, instead of seeing the love and compassion within us all, then we of this Society have a huge problem we need to fix, so we can all truly heel and get back to truly of who we are, without putting up this front of, someone we truly are not. This will help us all not only be true to ourselves, but be true to each other, so when we speak our words, they won’t be spun in ways of, untruths and unreality. Then we all can walk our paths of this journey in the peace and joy, that Jesus showed us, on his journey here with us.

 

” Words are spoken they don’t magically appear on the print we read, someone puts them there to spin more drama, instead of reality”

” Quotes can inspire as well as lead us into greatness, like this quote being so good that it can bring us to wherever we want to spin it just by changing a few words”

” The spoken word can be spun in any way you like, just that a lot of those ways only breed hatred and evil, bringing pain and hurt to us all”

” Words come out of all our mouths and they can also bring much pain and hurt when we twist around our words we speak”

 

 

 

 

 

He may not be seen, but he is felt deep within us all……

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As it is written: “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, no mind has conceived what God has prepared for those who love him.

 

 

 

God may not be seen, but his love is felt deep within our heart and souls. We within this Society, being so far removed from the journey of Jesus Christ here with us, let too much drama get in the way, of having complete faith in God, which then has us not having the faith in ourselves as well. When we have complete faith in God and in ourselves, not only will we have hope throughout our paths, but we also will have, the confidence for whatever we do throughout this journey, as we move forward on our paths, being better and stronger, throughout this journey of life.

God is within us all, no matter if you want to believe or not? His love is always within our hearts and souls, just that we have to acknowledge it, to truly feel the true power it brings to us all. When we truly feel God’s love within us, it not only warms us, but it warms all that is around us, as peace and joy will surround us at all we do. When we don’t feel the warmth of God’s love, we then become cold, with no compassion for anything around us.

Sometimes we have these life events that come to us and strip us of everything that we are, or maybe we give in to whatever tempts us at the time? Either way they can overcome us and turn us into someone for who we truly are not, they can also bring much pain and hurt to us as well and when we don’t feel God’s love, then we don’t truly feel any of this pain and hurt, which brings an empty void within us also. With this empty void we try to fill it with whatever we can, so we can move forward like nothing is wrong, til that day of………….Recognizing our true selves and truly finding the love of God that is within us.

Even though Jesus died for each of us moving forward, he is still around us today when we truly believe, like this picture of the stump and it’s roots, it clearly resembles the crown of Jesus Christ, the crown that was placed on his head with all the thorns cutting into his head, as the blood of Christ dripped on each one of us. There are many things that happen along our paths of this journey that we can’t explain, but as we hold onto the faith and belief in Jesus, we than can understand better the why’s of what we see, or what happens before our eyes. With the full believe in Jesus Christ, not only will we then truly feel God’s love within us, we also will have faith and confidence in ourselves, while hope will always be there, so we than can move forward better and stronger with each step.

With the total faith in God, the sky is the limit for each of us, God may not communicate by words with us, but the signs he sends us we can clearly see, when we truly believe and have total faith in him. God is always there and does not discriminate, he loves us equally as he is within us all, we just have to acknowledge his love to truly feel it, which then gives us all that higher power within us, as we all walk our paths, through this journey of life.

 

” The higher power within us all, is the love of God within our hearts and souls, as we have complete compassion for everything around us”

” God is never seen or heard, but his signs are all around us for us to see”

” That warm feeling within your heart, that is God’s love for us, so we can to truly feel and share with each other”

” When there is faith, there will always be hope, we just have to acknowledge the love of God within our hearts and souls”

 

 

 

 

 

 

The longest day……… 6/6/1944

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

The season to enjoy peace and serenity

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The season of camping is upon us once again, a time to escape our nine to five worlds and replace it with a world full of nature, peace, serenity and true beauty. real camping isn’t about showing off the new gadgets or parking a motor home at a campsite with many others, true camping is going to a place of true beauty within nature, so you can totally relax and forget about all the crap within this screwed up society for a short time during each trip. Some may not think of camping without running water, or a nice comfy bed to lie in as fun, but too be one with nature and enjoy all the true beauty around us, will give you free therapy and a natural way to destress, so you can have total peace and serenity away from all the crap within a screwed up Society.

Depending on the amount of equipment you have, camping can be a bit of work to set camp, but once camp is set, now you are on camp time, which is the time to relax within nature. Go for a nature walk and see some very different scenes than you may see within your usual path, maybe even see some different kinds of animals than just a dog or a cat? see a lot of different types of plant life, than the usual trees, shrubs or flowers, that get planted in your yard or the neighbors yard. With a camp fire burning in the fire pit and you sitting there staring into the fire, it can hypnotize you into a trance of total relaxation, with zero worries of whats around you, the campfire is always the center piece of the campsite, just like the fruit basket with the nuts being the center piece of the family thanksgiving  table.

Camping has come a long way with all the different gear you can achieve, yes it can be expensive as well, starting with the tent and instead of taking a while to set up the old school tents and figuring out which poles go with which, now you have easy up tents, that take just minutes and even with LED lights within the poles, to light up the inside of the tents. Then instead of sleeping on the ground, you can have a cot that isn’t that big, fit into your tent to rise you off the ground, plus you can also get an auto inflate air mattress, that when you unscrew the valve, it fills with air automatically, just don’t forget to screw it back tightly or the air will escape when you lie down. You really don’t need all these new modern gadgets, but they will make the true camping experience more enjoyable, so you than can be one with nature and totally relax within the peace and serenity, that camping should be all about.

We all need some kind to escape so we can refocus and move forward  along our paths through this journey of life to be better and stronger as well, we work hard at our jobs, then we work even harder at making our living quarters look presentable, not to just ourselves, but too all those around us as well. Then we go to the gym to work hard at making ourselves look as presentable as we can? Our downtime is in front of a picture tube bringing us either the drama of the day, or a night time drama TV show, that is an Actor acting a fictitious part, that we think is helping us escape our realities? Where does all the work end? If anything we work so hard everyday, that we then become out of focus, without truly enjoying all the true beauty that is around us. When we go true camping and become one with nature and see all the true beauty around, as Jesus Christ taught us, when he came and walked his journey with us, this is what truly relaxes us, so we can be at true peace, while we stay in touch with our true feelings. Yes we want to be comfortable no matter where we are and with all the technology around us, we have forgotten just what real comfortable truly is, sometimes we have to go back to the basics, so we can recharge, refocus and get back to being of truly who we are.

Sometimes we work too hard at trying to keep an appearance of trying to be someone we truly are not, when we should just simply be who we truly are and going camping within the beauty  of nature, helps us do just that, by refocusing and totally relaxing, without all the drama and the crap of our everyday lives. When we are truly of who we are, it is so much easier to be in touch with our true feelings, so we then can share our love within us, just as Jesus taught us, with each other. the paths we walk within this journey of life, really does not have to be as hard as we make it out to be, so instead of getting caught up within all the drama and the crap, go camping within nature, to refocus and totally relax with all the true beauty all around you.

 

” Camping can be as modern as you make it, but it will always be about nature and relaxation to refocus moving forward”

” Nature’s beauty full of peace and serenity, to see the true beauty throughout this journey of life”

” Why should you work hard at keeping up an appearance, when you can relax and be truly of who you are”

” To have total faith in Jesus Christ, is too have total faith in yourself moving forward”