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”

 

 

 

 

 

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The competition will always take a back seat to true friendships

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”  Throughout the clouds and no matter of how rough the waters, when we pull together, we come together in unity showing our love of one another always”

*** BowlingChef ***

 

The darkness from the darkest clouds will never last and they will only last as long as we ourselves let them last. We all walk our own paths through this journey of life, but that don’t mean that we can not walk together in harmony and unity, so we than can be better and stronger with every step. We all have our quirks as well as we all become set in our ways, but when we put all that a side, find common ground among each other, the sky is the limit as to how far each of us can not only go, but grow along this journey of life.

We all have our things we not only like to do, but what we enjoy doing as well, it is when we get away from these things that makes us feel incomplete. With the feelings of incomplete, we then become lost within the darkest of the clouds and the waters then churn up and become rough, as travel along the water will then become difficult to navigate. With the rough waters and the dark clouds, this journey of life will seem very difficult, but with clear skies and smooth waters, then this journey becomes as smooth as silk, as we then glide along our paths with no worries or troubles. We all have our troubles and deal with them in our own way, then as we realize that when we find common ground and come together in unity, then there are no troubles or worries great enough, to bring us down and stop us from walking our paths through this journey of life.

Some may look at a sporting event as great competition in which you have to beat another to move on? Okay part of that is true, but what we tend to over look and never look deeply into what we see is, that you can still compete against one another and still be great friends with each other. Competition will only bring out the worst in us, when we don’t look deeply into what we see, as when you can compete against someone and whether win, lose or draw, you are still the best of friends, now you can no matter what and no matter of how hard you compete, still find that common ground of togetherness and unity, in which to thrive always.

We in this Society are so lost within the dark clouds of the storm, that the rough water has swamped us all. we can not compete in a healthy  way against each other anymore, as all we want to do is pretty much hurt each other badly, or we don’t feel like we are competing? True competition will have us wish each other well before we compete and when we are finished, we then shake hands and congratulate for a game well played. True competition isn’t just competing against each other, it is the coming together in unity, for a game well played, as we then walk our paths through this journey of life in the peace and happiness we all so well deserve and as God wanted us to do from the very beginning.

 

” True competition has no pain as it brings us together in unity and helps us all become successful along this journey”

” The darkest of clouds from the storm are only temporary, the rough waters will never last, as our true spirit of competition will bring us together in unity always”

” Through the dark clouds and the rough waters there is common ground for which to stand, just that we have to look deeply into what we see”

” A Society with no competition is a dull society, but competition done correctly and on common ground with each other”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Politics/Political Correction are one in the same

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Today as we all walk our path through this journey of life and within this Society of many, there is nothing or anywhere we can go or do, that Politics or Political Correction are front and center, blocking us from walking in true peace.

You walk down the street and no matter where you turn, someone or something is being turned to Politics, that same walk down the street and whatever word/words you say, are now being used against you, as some around you say they take offense to what you have said? This whole Society in general has become weak, simply because, we have no clue of what constructive criticism is anymore? When you hate something or someone, instead of actually having a reason to base your hate on, you simply call them a “Racist” because it is the easy way out, no body wants to put in the work anymore, to fix what they need to fix and become stronger moving forward, not too mention the fact that we all have become engulfed by all this crap, instead of truly being of who we are.

Everything we do today, no matter what it is, becomes Political. Even the way we put our foot down to the ground to take a step, as then there is someone that will say, that your step was too big or maybe to heavy of a step? Everything no matter of what it is, gets flipped into a Political conversation, then it will always turn very ugly within an argument. When this World of Politics/Political Correction gets brought into the World of sports, now is the time we stand up and say enough is enough, instead of taking a knee in protest.

Sports is supposed to be played by Individuals that have a great talent for the sport they play. Sports when played correctly is enjoyed by the fans who watch their favorite sport being played. Then within the sport being watched, the fan then develops a favorite player, that they connect with and enjoy watching them play. Sports is suppose to be the great unifier that brings large amounts of people together as they watch their favorite player and team. Sports and Politics do not mix and should never, be brought into the same stadium.

Everything today even the small talk we engage in, will always be brought to debate, a lot of times these debates happen so fast, it catches us off guard, then has us all turn on one another, simply because we don’t like the tone of the conversation, these debates no matter of how big or small, are always turned Political, no matter of what the topic may be? Some will talk of a topic in one way, while others talk in a different way, then there is no compromise, as the two sides alienate from each other, without coming together and agreeing as best they can, which then has the two sides leaving in anger and not within peace and happiness.

Politics is everywhere around us and within everything we do, Politics also takes the fun out of all we do, then you add in this Political Correction and being afraid to truly express ourselves  and who we truly are, for the fear of offending someone, now over the time of us all walking our paths of this journey, you then end up with a troubled Society, that simply can’t walk any path of this journey, in the peace and happiness, which it is supposed to be.

 

” Politics and Political Correction are one in the same and should never be brought into the sports stadium of any sport”

” Taking a knee instead of standing tall only shows all disrespect instead of helping us all to move forward better and stronger”

” When you take offense to something, it is never good to reply by disrespecting anything”

” We are a troubled Society that is in need of a major fix, to be able to move forward within peace and happiness”

 

united we stand………..Divided we fall

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Such a beautiful bird on so many levels, this is the American Bald Eagle, a symbol of this great country of America. A big powerful bird that flies through the sky so free and with the greatest of ease. As beautiful as this bird is, we in this Society are part of the beauty this bird holds, right now we are a broken Society in need of a major fix, we are so divided in this country, we clearly can not come together for the good of all who walk their path of this journey through life, within this great country of America.

In order for us all to come together it all starts with the so called leaders, who we the people have elected to lead us. These Individuals are so consumed with themselves, they clearly can not see clearly enough to come together, for the good of all the people within this country. The issue of healthcare for all needs so badly to be done for the people, but yet our elected officials can not come together, because they are letting not only their unclear views get in the way, but they are letting the special interest groups control everything for which they are.  The American people voted you in to do a job, it is time you live up to what the American people want and ” do your job”. If we the people did our jobs as you did, then we would be fired from our jobs, what makes you any different then we are?

Then there is the so called Media that right now are a big part of the ugliness that surrounds us today, these Individuals I can’t even call a Journalist anymore, cause they can not even write the truth anymore. These Individuals are so consumed with their drama ridden agendas, they to can not do their jobs properly anymore, they are more concerned with the ratings and putting greed into their pockets, they have forgotten the simplicity of putting two words together to make sense, let alone trying to bring together we the people in unity, throughout this great country. Now with social media, there are so many avenues for the media, but yet there is no one that knows how to drive properly on these avenues. to even try to make sense, let alone put together words to make sense with. Don’t get me wrong there are still some great Writers out there, just that they have become hidden within all the fake Writers, who want nothing, but rob us all of our hard earned money.

I get the fact of the idea behind the 1st Amendment, I truly believe we all need a voice and to get our feelings out, to help us heal when we need be, but to do so in a way, that does nothing but shove your opinions down the throats of the rest of us………… that is not the way the 1st Amendment is supposed to work. We all have a right to this Amendment, not just a chosen few, which is the reason why we so badly,  need to get back to truly respecting one another and doing so from the heart, not just superficially or hiding from behind your technology device.

What happened yesterday within the National Football League was nothing but  disrespect in every way……… okay there was some good to it, but the bad so much out weighed the good and showed without a doubt, that we are a broken society, in need of a fix. The biggest thing of this that we need to address is, these players are getting paid huge amounts of money to play a game, but yet they chose to disrespect a symbol that many have died fighting for, so they can make their huge amounts of money and buy many things, that the ordinary hard working American can not afford. The game you play is on a stage, that these ordinary people buy a ticket to watch, you as a player are on that stage to perform for us, not to disrespect a symbol that we all are suppose to respect, showing pride and thanks to the many brave men and woman that have died fighting for. The first Amendment helps us all with a voice, to help us bring out our feelings to heal, not too disrespect, so we all can be better and stronger, as we all move forward along our paths of this journey through life.

 

” When we truly stand united we are at our strongest, when we are divided we are at our weakest”

” The first amendment is for us all to have a voice, to get out our true feelings and to heal moving forward”

” We need to be smarter, show more love and empathy of each other, to end all this hate and ugliness of today”

” The American Bald Eagle is a great symbol for us here in America, it shows freedom and strength without all the drama we the people have shown”

 

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”

 

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”

 

The Tree of many branches

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Tree’s in many ways are like we the Human beings of this planet Earth. They come in all shapes and sizes, they are all unique to each other, just like we Humans are unique to each other, their branches are like their arms that reach out in many directions, we have two arms and also reach out in many directions, in order to achieve all we can achieve, their trunk is the main part of their existence, just like our bodies are the main part of our existence, the tree’s may seem at first glance as a stationary object, but in many ways it is like us, as they need food for nutrition and proper growth, the roots of the tree underground are the lifeline of each tree, just as we plant our seeds to build and grow strong roots, the tree’s also plant their seeds for strong and healthy roots.

Tree’s are very diverse to each other, as they come in many different kinds, like the Maple, the Pine, the Hemlock etc….. We to as Humans are diverse to each other, as we come in many colors, many nationalities, many different kinds of beliefs, but the one thing we share with the tree’s is, we are very unique to each other, like the tree, we each bring our own views and ways to the Society, which helps make the Society grow and become stronger moving forward, but like the tree, we need strong roots in order to survive and prosper within the World a top this great planet called Earth.

Tree’s are also susceptible to many kinds of diseases like we are as well, these diseases can cripple and kill if not taken care of properly, when there is a strong root system, combined with a strong immune system, most of the diseases can be fought off, but when the root system becomes broken and damaged and the immune system becomes flawed, now we like the tree’s struggle to exist among the rest. Tree’s do cry sometimes, I don’t know about you, but have you been under a tree on a clear sunny day and felt drops of water hit the top of your head, that is the tree crying for whatever reason we have no idea of? We also cry like the tree but what we all take for granted is, crying is not a sign of weakness, as crying is a sign of true strength, that cleanses and cleans our souls moving forward.

We take many things for granted as we walk our paths through this journey of life, only because we get so consumed in all the crap around us, then there are some that because they are so troubled, they then infect us with the troubles, because they try to keep the power and control, to make it seem like they are okay and the rest of us are troubled? This journey would be so much easier if only we would fix our troubles, instead of infecting the rest with the troubles, who are trying to build their roots and move forward better and stronger. Unlike the tree’s who stand in solitude, we try to force ourselves and our views on each other, which does nothing but bring more crap to one another within this Society of many. There are many species that travel through this journey of life, if only we didn’t take so much for granted, fixed what we needed to fix, without trying to force ourselves and our views on each other, just maybe we all could walk our paths in peace, while we smile true happiness, as we travel this journey to become better and stronger moving forward.

 

” Tree’s like Humans are similar to one another, but are also unique to each other as well”

” Diversity is a part of all the life forms that live on this planet, just that we don’t truly look at it as diverse and take for granted all, that is around us”

” A Disease comes to all walks of life here on Earth, with a strong immune and strong roots, you can fight off these diseases”

” Never take anything for granted, as what you do take for granted can stop you from moving forward better and stronger”