Take a knee…… make that two and pray for forgiveness

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” The crown of Jesus Christ is everywhere, we just have to look more deeply into what we see, to truly see it”

***Bowlingchef***

 

Let’s think about this for a minute, time to end all the crap, end all the unnecessary drama, stop this epidemic within the NFL of taking a knee, especially doing so of a symbol that is dedicated to all the men and women that have died for the country of the flag you disrespect. You play a game in which you are paid big money for and now that you mention it, you definitely are not worthy of the contract you signed.

Maybe we all should take two knees and kneel before God and ask for his forgiveness, for the way we have taken his creation and turned it into this ugly Society today. God is definitely  not happy with us and all the fighting, bickering and the disrespect of one another needs to stop, so we all can move forward in peace , to be better and stronger as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

RESPECT………is the word of the day and if you can’t show it, than please stay home and don’t associate with those that do. Now I don’t mean being respectful to the face of others and then stabbing them in the back when they turn away from you, I mean being respectful from the heart and doing so, cause you have a love for all those around you. Those that disrespect the Flag and the national Anthem of this country, should seriously go to foreign soil with our troops, sit within a fox hole with them, as live fire goes over head and so close, that it not only buzzes your ear, but makes your hair stand up on top of your head, not too mention that you can’t get up to go to the bathroom or even cook a meal for yourself. This is what our troops go through, not just for us back here in this country, but for the good of all, that walk a path through this journey of life.

Respect is a two way street, if you want me to respect you, than you need to respect me back and not superficially, but from your heart as I would you. I get the meaning of the first amendment in this country, but there are some that have twisted around what it truly is all about, not only to fit their agendas, but to shove their opinions down your throat, then cry when  you do back at them. We are blessed here in America, to have some from the past, put together these Amendments and the Declaration of Independence for us, so we can walks our paths better and stronger than they did. We are also blessed over the history of this country, to have many brave men and woman, that have fought and died fighting for not only of what they believe in, but have died fighting for all of who that walk a path of this journey, within this great country of America and beyond. Time we all start not only showing our respect back at them, but showing more respect toward one another, as well as showing more love and empathy as well.

Jesus Christ came to us and not only walked this journey with us, he also taught us many things, he showed us how to walk our paths correctly, so we can find that path of righteousness, which is full of peace, happiness and love. The way we are going within this Society, is not only disrespecting each other, it is also disrespecting Jesus Christ and everything he taught us during his journey with us. It is never to late to make things right in the eyes of God, he will forgive us for all we have done, all we need to do is, instead of taking to one knee in protest, let’s take to two knee’s and pray for God’s forgiveness, so we all can get back on track, get back our love of selves and those around us, get back the respect we lack today, so we all can walk our paths of this journey through life, not just as Jesus showed us, but to truly feel his love within our hearts, then share this love with each other. Then as we do this, we all can walk in peace and happiness always throughout this journey.

 

” Respect is a two way street, the time is now to drive properly on the street so we all can see the true beauty that is in front of us”

” It is true that the 1st amendment gives us the right to voice our opinions, but not the right to shove them down our throats”

” Instead of taking a knee and disrespecting, lets take two knee’s and kneel then ask for God’s forgiveness”

” We have all lost our way along this journey through life, the time is now to ask God for forgiveness and find our way back to the path of righteousness”

 

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Sports and Politics don’t mix.

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Sports are no way the place for any type of Politics, we all have our views, but when we force these views on those around us, simply shows nothing but all the disrespect we have for one another. Sports………… no matter of what sport you play or watch, is all about the competition and trying to be the very best that you can be. In today’s sports world and with all the advertising/promotion dollars being thrown around, now you have athletes making gigantic amounts of money and thinking that…… with all this money, they now have the right to use their platform, to shove their views down our throats. ” politics have no business in sports”, sports have no business within politics”, let these two quotes sink in, get over yourself and simply play the sport, for which you set out to play.

Political Correction has gotten way out of hand and it’s time to bury it, so we can all heal properly from it’s effects. The fact is if you don’t like someones comments, then walk away and don’t listen, or simply change the channel, to something more educational away from the crap. This has come to the point of, we are afraid to say anything, because we don’t want to offend anybody, We are a troubled Society today, time we all accept it. so we can truly change it and move forward instead of backwards.

Last night at a ball game, you had a few Demented Individuals hanging a sign with the ” Racism” word in it, then there is a sports reporter on ESPN coming out publicly and calling our President a White Supremacist”, Really!!! Are you FREAKING kidding me!!! I have really had enough of this crap and it is time for we the people to grow up, be smarter and simply learn to love one another once again. ” Love is easy cause it’s within us”, ” Hate is harder cause it is learned”, as we walk our path through this journey of life.

All while our now President Trump was running for the office, you had so much hate coming out against him and even still today, President Trump was elected by the true smart Individuals within this country, okay he may be a little harsh with his words, but you know what, this is what Political correction has done to this Society. it has made us all weak to the true meaning of the spoken word, it has made us all hide within ourselves, instead of coming out, expressing our true feelings and then moving forward better and stronger, I stand with President Trump and truly want to ” Make America Great Again”. The best way to achieve this is, bury Political correction, bury all the hate, respect one another again and finally, we need to come together in unity, to share the love that is within us, with each other once again.

Sports is no place to hold any agenda for anything political, sports is a place to play a sport for which you love, while you work together with your teammates in unity, then when everybody plays together, works hard together and simply try’s their very best ( which makes you feel good at the end of the day), your chances of winning a Championship will increase drastically, which will then have you work harder and become a true leader of your teammates, plus will teach you to become a great leader, when the sport is done and you are back walking a path through this journey of life.

Now ESPN is a sport news station on cable, when they first started it was all sports 24/7. When sports is brought to us in the right way, it is a great thing, to help us all cope with our daily struggles, it helps us become better along our journey, when we watch others trying to be at their very best, in order to win at their chosen sport. Lately ESPN has become all about drama and sharing their political views with the rest of us, you tell me where this belongs in sports, let alone…………Belongs on any sports news station. No matter if your watching the daily local news, or the daily sports news, being a real Reporter has changed drastically and there are no real Reporter’s out there anymore, as they are getting paid by a Communication company to report their agenda and if they sway from that, then their career is over as a reporter. A true Reporter…………reports the facts, not piecing together words for an agenda, if you can not report and write facts, then maybe you should look for another career? Oh wait!!! they are too lazy to do any kind of manual labor.

To bring this topic in a different direction, their is a daily talk show called the “VIEW”. This is one show that not only will I not watch, but I think this show should be taken off the air and the ones who call themselves a Host, should be banned from being in front of any camera anymore. This show and the panel they have on the stage, do nothing but spew the hate of anything and everything they can, while they shove their “Views” down our throats. I got a news flash for the ones who host the View, who really cares what you spew, as the only thing that comes out of your mouth, is the same thing that comes out of the back side of my anatomy. We all walk a path along this journey through life and when we love one another, work together in unity, we to can win a championship, like those who are on a winning sports team. plus we all can walk in Peace and be flooded with happiness throughout the journey.

 

” Sports and politics don’t mix and we all need to grow up/ be smarter within this society”

” Sports teaches us to be competitive and work together in unity, so we all can try to be the very best and be within a winning team”

” An agenda is something we have on our plate as we walk our paths, an agenda is not the twisting of words to spread the drama and hate”

” ESPN is a sports news station, it is not about being like the local news that spreads drama for an agenda”

” Political correction has weakened us to the point that we are hiding within ourselves, instead of truly being of who we are”

 

9/11 remembrance

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Sixteen years have passed since that terrible day of tragedy, a day that will forever haunt those closest to the attack, those men and woman within the twin towers, the first to run to the terror to help those in need, the families of those who perished or that are still feeling the effects of that tragic day, we all know someone either within the tragedy, or someone else close to that someone, this will always be known as the tragedy that changed America moving forward.

9/11……………. I bet we all will always remember where we were and what we were doing on this tragic day. For me it was a morning I was waking up to go to work, as I rose and walked into the kitchen to make a cup of the morning Joe, I stopped in the living room to turn on my favorite news channel and as the TV turned on, I saw clips of a plane crashing into what I later learned as the first tower, I remember thinking ” Oh what a tragic accident”, then a few minutes later in real time, I saw the second plane fly into the second tower, my first thought was ” what just happened”? It seemed so surreal and almost like I was dreaming, but after learning further that, we just have been attacked, now I wanted to know who was responsible for this act of terror and I want him or them to pay deeply for what they just did.

We all walk a path through this journey of life and within a Society full of ugliness and hatred, you just never know when this journey will come to a tragic end? There are way too many sick demented Individuals, that will do what ever they can to bring much pain to the rest of us. These sick demented Individuals are Human beings like you and I, only they have lost truly of who they are, maybe they had a tragic event happen to them and this is how they think they need to be, to try to relieve themselves of their pain? But no matter how deep your pain is, bringing pain to another, is no way to cure yourself of your own pain, these Individuals are in need of a major fix, only they are to afraid to address the pain, so they then bury it so deep within, that they truly lose who they truly are, as the rest of us basically kick them to the curve and refuse to reach out a helping hand to help them. We become so engulfed within this Society of ugliness and hatred, we then keep to ourselves to the point that, we are afraid of reaching out that helping hand and turn the other cheek to others in their time of need.

Through all this ugliness and hate, we here in this great country of America, are blessed with this thing called freedom, we can roam and do as we want within this country unlike some of other countries, which makes them sort of jealous at us and want to do whatever they can, to interfere with the freedom we have, but what we all seem to take for granted is, this freedom comes with a price and that price is, the many that have fought and perished, so we can be as free as we want within this country. We in this country are also responsible for taking for granted this freedom and the thinking that we deserve this, which has us becoming lazy, without continuing the fight to keep the freedom, for those to come in the future.

Maybe this tragic day of 9/11 could of been avoided? Simply by all of us within this World Society coming together in unity, to stand up to all the ugliness and hatred and ending it, before it gets to the level it is at now. We the people of this Society can end all this hate and ugliness if we just come together, instead of hiding within our own little world. If we all fight together to end all the hate and ugliness, just maybe we all throughout the World, can walk our paths of this journey through life, in peace, happiness and love, just like God envisioned when he created this paradise for us all to enjoy.

 

” 9/11 was such a tragic day for so many, it has changed all that we are and all of who we are”

” Let us never forget 9/11 so we can heal and move forward better and stronger”

” We are all Humans walking a path through this journey of life, it is sad that some will take their pain and project it onto to others with no cares of who they hurt”

” This society of ugliness and hatred can end and it starts with each of us as people within this society of many”

 

Change for spite really brings on negativity with bad results……..

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ESPN is a sporting news channel that, when it first surfaced it was a great source for all your sporting needs, with scores and highlights of all the teams within each sport, plus deliver to you, of just how your favorite team did, right at your finger tips. Although now…………. This sporting news agency has become like all the other news agencies and has gone so far to the left, that what they say and do, is nothing but creating more and more drama, in this already drama ridden Society, for which we live. Now because one of their sportscasters has the same name as a Confederate General, is no reason to pull him from one area of telecasting a team and placing him somewhere else. Come on ESPN!!!!!! Go back to what you at one time did great and that was, reporting all the sporting news and scores, for us all to see, when we were too busy or working, to see any of our favorite games.

Just maybe it is time for we the People to start Boycotting any and all of these types of news agencies? With all the ugliness and the crap we see around us today, we need not look no further than all the news agencies, bringing us the news and filling us with more drama, as they not only fill their pockets with Greed, but bring us way too much drama, just to keep their agendas going. I mean really!!! Look at X-Infinity or formerly Comcast, this cable provider has such a big monopoly, that they just keep going up on the price of their service and really giving nothing back in return that really warrants the up rise in price, the problem here is we the People keep paying for the service, instead of going with another option, or simply getting rid of it all together? True without cable then we won’t have as many channels to surf or to choose from, but in the old days, there was an antenna  on the roof, hooked into your television set and we watched whatever came into our TV’s. Now with all the cable channels, watching a simple television show, has become all about greed as well, so all these cable companies can rob us further, of our hard earned monies.

With cable today and all the different stations to choose from, unfortunately we have to weed out the crap and keep searching for the good channels we know and like, these stations especially the news stations will do nothing but bring us more drama then we care for, they all have their agendas and will stop at nothing to keep their agendas going, just to try to keep us all addicted to the drama and tuning in to get more drama.  Right now all these stations have all the power and control, simply because we let them have it, so we can keep our addiction going of receiving of this drama.

Now there is an epidemic running through the NFL, with players not standing for the National Anthem of this great country, The United States of America……….. Really!!!! With the many that have fought and died, just so you can get paid big money to play a sport and this, is how you show your respect for them?  Respect goes both ways and when you show disrespect, then disrespect is what should be showed back at you. I understand we have what is called ” Freedom of Speech”, I understand we all need to stand up for what we believe in, but when you do so within a game you are being paid big money to play and when you do so, during the National Anthem of the country you are in, playing your sport, that shows nothing but disrespect for the Men and Woman, who have fought hard and have died, so we all can be free in this country and you the player, can play the sport you love and for big money as well. Maybe it’s time we all start using our brains more, maybe it’s time we start standing up for what we believe yes………. but do so in a smart way, by not only picking our battles, but by picking the correct venue to stand up properly for what we believe. There is way to much drama in this Society we live, I think we all should limit the amount of the drama and one way to do that is, limit the amount of the sources that bring it to us, limit the amount of the television for which we watch, or maybe just watch more informational television, like the History channel or the National Geographic channel? Then we can actually learn more, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” When we change things out of spite is not the way to true change and will only further the ugliness and the drama always”

” Respect goes both ways and is never a one way street”

” X-Infinity or Comcast, has built such a big monopoly  it has become lost at their true service for each of us”

” Before you take that knee at the singing of our National Anthem, remember first the Men and Woman who have fought and died for you and I to be free within this great country”

” Respect…Dignity…Trust…Values, these are just a few words that truly have a meaning and help us all coexist with one another”

 

Solitude versus Loneliness

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This Birch tree sitting on it’s own little island may seem lonely at first glance, but it is vibrant and full of life as you can see, it has other plant life around it, just that they all use their space wisely and coexist within a tight space.

We within this Society of today, really have no clue anymore the difference between solitude and loneliness. Solitude is finding that quiet space so you can collect your thoughts, turn the negative thoughts into positive thoughts, so we than can walk our paths of this journey, better and stronger moving forward and while being vibrant and full of life like this Birch tree. Being lonely is not having anywhere to turn when in need, not knowing of how to find that place of solitude, so you than can turn your negatives into positives. Not truly knowing of how to deal with others, so you can have a place to lean when the need is there. Being lonely is a place that will have us stew with our negative thoughts, then one day with all the negativity…………Boom!!! we erupt  into someone we truly are not. Loneliness is a place we get into, simply because we think it is safer to bury our feelings, instead of letting them out and expressing ourselves deeply, which then leaves us in a less vibrant position, then the position this Birch tree is, in this picture.

Loneliness is something we do when we want to escape to where we think safety is? Usually it is a place we go and put up this force field not letting anything or anybody within this field. We get so lost within that, not only do we not let anybody in, we then get lost as to how to get out of the loneliness, our negative thoughts then become dominate and we become someone we truly are not. Within this Society of many and when we are all lost within this loneliness, will bring out all the ugliness of which we are living now.

We don’t truly communicate with each other anymore and a big part of that is the Political Correction that engulfs us today, simply because we are so afraid to offend each other, we then move forward in this loneliness, which furthers us deeper into our own little world of loneliness. The Political Correction has forced us into this loneliness, which then has us all stewing deeply with all our negative thoughts, instead of changing the negativity into a positive. There are so many different factors to walking this journey, that if we don’t truly understand all the factors, we will wander through blindness, instead of walking peacefully along this journey through life.

There is so much loneliness within this Society, we need to start addressing it properly, so we all can get to our own places of solitude and then, we can start turning our negatives into positives. Until we start learning the real difference between loneliness and solitude, none of us will ever get to that happy place, which will then leave all the ugliness in the rear view mirror. We can and will get to our place of Solitude, but we first need to, see past all the ugliness, the hurt and the pain, see past all this Political Correction that engulfs us, communicate better with each other, so we than can find true solitude, which will then lead us onto a smooth path to walk, along this journey through life.

 

” Solitude is a happy place for us to go and mend ourselves of all negativity and fill us with the positive thoughts needed to walk smoothly along this journey”

” Loneliness is a place we go that we think is safe to escape reality and stew within our negative thoughts”

” Sometimes we need to get away from everything so we can recharge, change our negative thoughts into positive thoughts and heal ourselves to move forward better and stronger”

” This Political Correction that has engulfed all we do has hurt us deeply within more than we really think, time to change and end this process before it ends each one of us and our mental thought process”

 

The Broken Stump with no Roots……

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Just as this stump became detached from it’s roots and looks aged with no signs of life, we to as Humans will become the same, if we don’t maintain  who we are, while we keep our roots nourished with nutrients and stay at their strongest always.

This stump over time has broken off from it’s roots, leaving it high and dry on the shores of the pond, without it’s strong roots now you have a, once vibrant tree, turned into a broken stump, simply because the tree has become separated  from what was the strongest part of the tree.

Within today’s Society you can clearly see that some, have totally become broken from their roots, leaving them like a fish out of water, with no roots to guide them as they walk their journey through life. Anything…… When you have no roots, there is no foundation, to which to build on and become better and stronger, moving forward.

The roots of anything will always branch out in many different directions, which then leads to much prosperity and health as you move forward along this journey, sometimes the roots may look like they go nowhere, but it is the roots that, guide us as we build a strong foundation and then, move forward with strength.

Before the roots take place, there is a seed that needs to be planted and get nourished with nutrients, so the roots can then become set, to build a strong foundation and then venture out, into many directions of prosperity.

Sometimes roots can become blocked from extending out, or develop a disease that causes it to become distorted, this can also bring much pain and hurt, much like a root canal in our mouths with our teeth, yes this pain can be great, which is why we visit a Dentist, so he can relieve us of the pain, but when we walk our paths of this journey and the pain becomes so great sometimes, we don’t have the luxury of a Dentist to deaden the pain,  so we either try to go around the obstruction, or we then go back and try another path, to continue setting our roots and building a strong foundation.

The old dried up stump, that has been cut off from it’s roots, is very much like this broken Society, as everything needs nutrients to survive and become strong moving forward, when we are not nourished properly and our roots haven’t had a chance to develop a strong foundation, we will then become like this stump and be within a broken Society in need of some major nutrients, with no growth moving forward, along our paths of this journey through life.

 

 

” The roots of life are what is needed to be vibrant and strong moving forward”

” Roots are planted from a seed, to be nourished with nutrients, to build a strong foundation, moving forward along a journey”

” The broken root like a broken Society needs some extra care and nutrients, fix what is needed, to move forward better and stronger”

” Not everything is perfect, not everything is forever, everything needs constant care, to move forward better and stronger”

 

First the Erosion than the Change…..

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You first have to have the Erosion before any Change can take place. The Erosion happens making room for the new and whatever change may come? There is a lot of erosion that happens all around us, even we as Humans go through a sort of erosion, so we can make the necessary changes, to walk our paths through this journey of life, better and stronger.

Whether you are in the mountains or on the beach, there are many different kinds of erosion’s happening all the time, from mud slides to rock slides, to beach erosion and if you happen to have real estate in these areas, you better expect change to come from these erosion’s. We as Humans will have erosion’s as well, or better known as a meltdown, or going from a young age to an older age. As we age there is a lot of change that comes to us, whether we want it or not? Life events will have us erode as the person we were, to the person we become and this scares the hell out of us, which will force us to hide within ourselves, afraid to be who we truly are and afraid to face reality or others around us, this is what we know as negative change and if we don’t except it, then it will control every fiber of our being, keeping us from being who we truly are and making any change at all, very hard or non existent.

When we except the negative change and truly fix what we need to fix, then we can turn the negative into a positive, which then helps in the erosion process, so we then can minimize the erosion and letting the change come to us easier, so we can continue walking our paths of this journey in peace and happiness.

The erosion in this picture at first glance may look ugly and have us wondering why does it have to be like this? But when you look deeply into what you see, you can see the beauty that will come from the erosion, making everything else around it just as beautiful as well. The stream looking dried up and the shore nothing but rocks, as the vegetation around, getting little or not enough water, leaving the vegetation at the mercy of the erosion, but with plenty of nutrients from the water, makes the erosion small and letting true change come to all that is around it.

There are many different kinds of erosion all around us, even what comes to each of us moving forward, but when we understand better of the erosion and let Nature take it’s course naturally, we all can walk our paths through this journey of life, in peace and happiness always and forever.

 

” First comes the erosion to be able to identify change”

” Then there is change leaving us with a good self Esteem”

” Erosion isn’t just for the landscape, as it is also for each of us as we walk this journey through this life”

” Erosion may tear things up for a short time, as the change replaces and makes everything new once again”

 

True Leadership qualities……

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What makes a great Leader? We all tend to link being a leader with power and control, we get caught up in the mix that, Leader’s have to be in high positions, like, the President of a country, a CEO of a corporate company, or maybe an Owner of a sports team to name a few. Some of the greatest Leaders do so quietly with no fan fare, or looking for any kind or recognition.

Everybody has their own kind of Leadership ways, just that we don’t give ourselves enough credit for the way we Lead, we also don’t tap into our souls enough and try to find a Leadership role that best suits ourselves. Not all of us are suited to be a true leader and not all of us can be a Leader, as in the old saying, ” to many chiefs spoil the tribe” or ” to many Chef’s ruin the soup”. You don’t find a true Leader, as True Leader’s simply rise to the role with their actions and not their words.

Look at a guy like Tom Brady, the best Quarter Back in the history of the NFL. He doesn’t look to be more powerful or above the rest of his Teammates, he just shows up in practice and works hard each and every day, then executes that hard work on Game day. He shows his Leadership on the field, while he brings his team into the lead, to move forward with a “W” in the win column. All his Teammates adore him, cause he is so humble and approachable by all. Tom also gives advice to his Teammates, instead of saying ” do it this way or you won’t touch the football”. Okay it is true you may see him loud and yelling on the side lines on game day, but he does so only to wake up the team, so they can execute better, giving the team a better chance of winning the game.

A true leader leads by example, without losing the respect of those they try to lead. Raymond Bourque of the Boston Bruins was another great Leader, even though he wore the “C” on his jersey, it didn’t mean anything to him, as he showed up everyday practiced and played hard, so when his Teammates saw that, they to practiced and played hard, making the whole team a better team moving forward. Ray was a quiet guy that stayed out of the limelight, but with his actions on the ice, that is what spoke much louder than any words at all. Bobby Orr was the same way as he also let his actions speak for himself, they didn’t want to be singled out as a special player and they always spoke of the team/ put the team before themselves all the time.

True Leader’s never look for any fame or recognition, they never look to be more powerful than or even try to have all the power over the rest. A true Leader at the end of the day goes home like you and I and does his chores, like the rest of us. A Leader that we all take for granted and never give enough credit to, are our own parent’s. these Individuals help you grow in many ways, they show you by example on how to treat other’s, they guide you as you walk your path of this journey through life, they don’t just love you deeply and they don’t just quietly lead you on your path, they teach you all they know, as they to were led by their Parent’s, as they walked their paths through this journey of life. Parent’s don’t look for any recognition or any spotlight, they never look for any rewards, all they want is to lead you into prosperity, so you can be the best you can be, as you walk your path through this journey of life.

 

” A true Leader is a rare breed and never looks for any recognition or fame”

” A real and true Leader, leads by example and never pushes his power on to another”

” Leadership is never about power and control over other’s, as a true Leader knows how to make others better moving forward”

” True Leaders let their actions speak more loudly than themselves, making all around them feel even more special then the Leader himself”

 

No matter how you slice it……

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This rock looks like it was sliced clean with a very sharp knife. This was one of my many camping adventures, when I go camping I take many Trek’s and explore all that is around me. When I came across this rock, I thought how cool this looks, then I started thinking of how? Now at some point where this rock lays it was totally submerged in water and now the land is dry exposing this rock to the elements of dry land, through the erosion of water and then the sun, this rock just fell a part like this, leaving it looking like it was sliced with a knife.

Change happens to everything upon the floor of Mother Earth, whether it is us as Humans, the Animal kingdom, or even a solid mass like this rock. We think that a rock can’t be broken, well here is the evidence that even a rock can break and change it’s appearance, it may not happen everyday, but even a rock is subject to change unlike what we may think. The only difference between when a rock breaks and when we break, we feel real pain and sometimes through that pain, we will do anything too eliminate the pain, even becoming someone we truly are not, we try so hard to ease our pain, we then bury our true feelings and emotions deep within ourselves, so deep that we then move forward with this new fake reality  put up this imaginary wall around us, so we can protect ourselves from further harm. The warm feeling within our hearts then gets turned off, leaving our heart in the cold, making it hard to truly love anything or anyone. We lose the confidence in ourselves to be able to fix what we need to fix, simply because we are too afraid to acknowledge  the problem, as we bury it deep within. We totally lose faith in everything, which leaves us with no hope and change? We don’t want to change as we fear it greatly. Sometimes in life you need to step back, asses the situation, fix what you need to fix, so you can move forward better and stronger, this is all part of this journey through life and our paths we walk through the journey.

Change has come to this rock and is now resting as a family, instead of a single rock, just like change has come to the pond that had the rock deep within it’s water, the shore of the pond has become bigger, as it has dried up to expose the rock, change happens to everything and anyone, we have to learn to except it, move forward with the change, so we never lose sight of who we truly are.

No matter where I go camping, I like to go on these daily Trek’s, see new things and explore all that is around me, then truly learn from what I see, so I can truly be who I am,  learn from all I see and store it under the term ” experience” within my brain and mind, so when I need to I can reference it later when I need to, then as I acknowledge the pain, I can truly fix what I need to fix, change what I need to change, stay true to who I am, then move forward along my path through this journey of life.

 

” We may slice bread , or have a slice of pizza, but how about a slice of rock to intrigue your minds eye”

” Change happens everywhere, it even comes to something solid like a rock”

” Faith, Hope, Confidence, feelings and emotions  are all parts of who we truly are, when we lose them we then become someone we truly are not”

” A daily Trek is what we do outdoors when we want to explore everything that is around us”

 

 

The Patriot way of doing your job

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The New England Patriots are a football Franchise, that play a game of football, which besides the physical nature of the game, it is simply just a game of strategy with the best strategy on that day winning the game. The strategy part of football is similar to the board game of Chess, the object to football is reaching the end zone of the opponent and in Chess reaching the other end of the board, conquering the opponents King, There are a series of moves or plays that happen in between, which makes it quite simple, each player or Chess piece has a job to do and when each do their jobs, that is the team that reigns supreme on that day,

The New England Patriots have been good for so long, because they have a coach that understands the game as good or better then most within the game today, in chess you would call him a Wizard. he not only understands the game, he also knows how to motivate each player, knows when they are on the up swing or down swing of their careers and he flat out will out coach any coach in the game.

Now you have this guy named Tom Brady, which by the way is the best Quarterback in the game. Tom didn’t get this way by chance, he with his great work ethnic, made himself the best he can be, he practices and studies film as much as anybody in the game. Tom has also become a great leader of his Teammates showing by example, not too mention he is one of the most competitive guys in the NFL and he definitely likes to win more than he does losing.

Now it takes a lot more than a great coach or players to become successful in the NFL, you also need a great Owner that wants his investment to reap big rewards, there is no better Owner of all sports better than Bob Kraft. The best day in the history of the New England Patriots was the day Bob bought the team. Bob Kraft is a great business man and he did what any business man would of done, surrounded himself with the best of the best football minds he knew. He started with Coach Parcels which had brought them to a Superbowl, they lost that one, then they went out and signed Bill Belichek, which they never looked back and the rest is history.

I have been through the years that the Patriots would only win one game a year, but now these Patriots are rewriting all the record books and from a fan of long standing, what a ride it has been, True there has been some changes through the glory years, with some of the coaching staff and players, but the two common denominators have been, Bill Belichek and Tom Brady, these two guys have become the best Coach\Quarterback tandem in the history of the NFL and we here in New England are witnessing it first hand. Yes your going to have your Hecklers and Hater’s, the Yankee’s and the Canadians went through it in their hey day, simply because others were jealous of their winning all the time, this is what being successful brings unfortunately, The team of the New England Patriots are a Franchise that when you look deeply into what you see, you can clearly see that, they were not that successful, but with hard work, some of the right changes, they now have become a successful Franchise, that we all can look up to and strive to become.

The path that the New England Patriots took is nothing different than the path we all take through this journey of life, it only differs from the amount of hard dedicated work you put in along the path, the harder you work, the easier it becomes and the more you practice the work, the better you become along your path of this journey. Nothing is easy and nothing just comes to you without practice, if we only just follow the Patriot way, just maybe we all can achieve the same success that they have received over their glory years. In many ways sports and life are different, but in many other ways, its the sports that help us, become better and stronger as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The New England Patriot way of ” Do your job” can also be our way through this journey of life:

” With hard work and practice we all can achieve success at anything we do”

” Chess is a game of strategy, just like football with the best strategy winning on that day”

” Practice is how we become better and stronger so we can walk our paths easier making our lives even better”