The Thrill of Victory……or the Agony of Defeat

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To honor the late Stuart Scott and to pray for all those who suffer this dreaded disease, plus with Breast cancer awareness this month, I thought this great quote could  rise once again. Stuart worked for the sports station ESPN for a long time, before this dreaded disease, finally took him from us. This quote by him was said during the yearly Espy awards, which he was honored with the lifetime achievement award. What makes this quote so great is, the fact you can tweak a few words and the quote takes on a whole new meaning.

Take out the first line and replace it with, ” To win playing the sport for which you love”, now you have a quote that will always live throughout the test of time, There are a lot of good quotes out there, what makes a quote great is, the tweaking of a word or two, giving the quote a whole new meaning, to inspire us as long as we walk a path through this journey of life.

Nobody ever wants to go through the Agony of defeat, but in able to experience the thrill of victory, you first have to be able to lose correctly, then you can respect the win, with a feeling of  pride.  True competition is missing within the World of sports today, it has been replaced with the feeling of ” I play for me so I can be rich” Yes sports today has become ” the world of Greed”, as the loyalty for players sticking with one team, just isn’t there anymore, then you have the owner’s of the teams dishing out big bucks to bring in certain players with good talent, so they can win Championships. True winning of Championships goes a lot deeper than buying a team, true winning of Championships gives you a feeling that is second to none, when it comes to having pride at what you do and when you learn to lose correctly, you then respect the winning, all day everyday.

With all the Hatred and the Ugliness that has consumed us all today, maybe a little theory here. that could be quite possibly the culprit of all the negativity? Sports is supposed to unite us as one, so we can be a Champion at whatever we want to do, but instead of uniting us, it is dividing us, with all the greed there is to be had, for playing a simple game, of whatever sport you chose to play. Then when you win multiple Championships, now others become jealous and will hate, just because you win all the time, now when you play a sport you love and you become great at it, others then get jealous and whine at every chance they get.  Is this fair treatment of each other? Absolutely not, Although if you want to try to be the best you can at whatever sport you play, then work hard, in becoming the best you can within the sport you love.

There is only one player today that plays his sport for the love of the game, has true loyalty for the team of which he plays for and isn’t in it just to get a fat pay check, Tom Brady is that player, he has only played for one team and brought that team five championships. so instead of other teams trying to dethrone the champs, they then take the easy way out and drive a wedge of hatred into the sport, which then divides further all who play the sport.

Sports when played the right way, brings us all together in Unity, players who play a sport for the love of the game, instead of the fat paycheck, then become role models to the young that watch them and then, try very hard to be like their role models, so they also can play a sport for which they love.

 

” The agony of defeat is what gives you the good feeling of the thrill of victory”

” Some quotes are a dime a dozen, but a great quote will always be priceless”

” Play a sport for the love of the game and unite all that are around you, instead of being consumed by greed and dividing the sport you play”

” Sports is supposed to be called the great unifier, but instead they are known as the great divider with all the hate and the ugliness”

 

The natural Grieving process…….

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We all walk a path through this journey of life, even though the paths we each take may be different, there are many things along the paths we take, that are very similar and Grieving is one of those things. Now we all may Grieve differently with some that take longer than others, but the whole natural process of Grieving, is all the same no matter of who you are.

To Grieve properly is something that is very important to each of us, as when you don’t Grieve properly, then you open yourself to a slew of issues later on down the path in which you walk.  There is no set way to Grieve, nor are there any textbooks on how to Grieve, it is all on you the Individual and what is comfortable and natural.

When we lose a loved one, we then celebrate their life, by gathering in a Funeral home to honor our loved one, we talk among others and share great memories of our loved one, we tend to find that each of us have our own stories of the same person, which is totally part of the power that the Grieving process holds to each of us. This is how we have closure that helps us heal, with our loss, so we than can move forward with strength, as our loved one would of wanted us to. Closure is an important part of the Grieving process and without it, we then do not Grieve properly, leaving us with a void within our hearts. I remember when my Papere passed away, I was living far away and couldn’t come home to join family at our time of loss, for me the closure wasn’t there, so my Grieving wasn’t of what it should of been, so when I did come home and went to visit my Mamere, I expected him to be sitting in his favorite chair, when he wasn’t there that is when the reality of his loss hit me and flooded me with great emotion. The whole Grieving process is important and vital to each of us and without it, it leaves a big void within our hearts, that we then do not heal properly moving forward.

In times of a sudden tragedy like that of the shooting in Las Vegas, now you have a Grieving process that starts unexpectedly, People now have to mourn their loved ones sooner than what they totally expected. These people are hurting deeply of which their lives have been turned upside down, to these people their journey has been stopped, cause now their void within their heart has become so big, that they need to heal it, before they can move forward along their path. The last thing these people need to hear is, our so called leaders turning this great tragedy into a political shouting match. Let these people Grieve their loss naturally so they can heal their hearts. We as a Country have to respect the Grieving process of others, as this is also part of the Grieving process, this is how we all move forward better and stronger along our paths of this journey through life.

Now as important as the Grieving process is, so is the process for the ones that are still in the Hospitals healing their wounds from the tragic shooting event. These people are hurting deeply as well and the last thing they need, are our so called leaders turning this event into a Political shouting match. The unfortunate part of this Society is, we tend to Politicize everything, there is nothing we do along our paths that isn’t spun in a Political way, this is a part of all our paths in this Society that needs to change and be fixed. The process to start fixing this Politically correct Society, starts at the top with big Government, starts at the top within the big Corporate companies, as these are the ones that pay big money to those in Government, so they can get their favors and collect their big profits. Everything starts somewhere, so when we want to change for the better, we have to start at the top, change the process of the so called leaders, then work our way down the chain, so we all can change and move forward along our paths better and stronger.

Shooter’s like this sick demented Individual in Vegas started out their path of this journey through life very much the same as all of us, but something in his life went south, something made him have these strong negative thoughts within his head, of which he buried it deeply within, instead of addressing it, fixing it, so he can move forward in a positive way. We all at one point in our lives along our paths have had something go south for us, something that has tried to take control of who we truly are, but the difference between most of us and the ones like the Vegas shooter, is we addressed what we needed to address, then fixed what we needed to fix, so we than can move forward better and stronger, as in the case of the sick and demented ones, they buried their true feelings deep within, they buried that something so deep within, that they then let the negative thoughts take control of who they are, which they then became someone for who they truly were not. We are all Humans walking a path through this journey of life, even though the journey is the same, we all take a different path in the journey, but as we address what we need to address, fix what we need to fix, then we all can walk this journey better and stronger and live within peace and happiness always.

 

” Grieving is a process we all go through in our journey and we all Grieve in our own way”

” The sudden loss of a loved one has us Grieve sooner then we expected, which leaves a void within our hearts”

” A tragedy like that of what happened in Vegas needs us all to grieve properly and respect each other as we Grieve in our own way”

” True there are some sick demented ones out there, but we are all Humans that need to adjust and change what we need to, fix what we need to, so we can move forward better and stronger”

 

A Country in need of proper Grieving……..

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With the most recent tragic shooting in the rear view mirror, let us all not only pray for Las Vegas, the victims and their families, but let us all pray for each other throughout the World, so we then can heal from all this hate and ugliness that surrounds us today.

The shooting in Las Vegas was not only a Heinous crime, but a crime of pure hate against us all, that walk a path through this journey of life. This person that carried out this shooting spree, I can’t even call a Human Being, as this person targeted many in cold blood and proves to me that, this person has lost who he truly was, totally lost the true feeling of God’s love deep within his soul, not to mention, the fact that he showed zero empathy of himself or anybody around him.

May God bless those that perished from such a horrific crime in Las Vegas and may God bless their families, as they try to heal from this tragedy. There are many within the hospitals of Vegas now that are healing their wounds, but will they ever heal their minds from such a tragic night? That is a question that only they can answer, as they are the ones that, went from a night of much happiness, to a night of horror which they will never forget and with that said, let us all pray for them in their time of healing, so God can work his magic for them to come back and join us within our Society, as good or better than they once were.

Now some may blame this on a gun? The blame really needs to be placed on the sick deranged Individual, that not only thought and planned this out, but a sick deranged Individual that not only lost his way or who he truly was, but a sick deranged Individual that, lost the true feeling of God’s love within his heart and soul, lost the true feeling of empathy deep within his soul, as if he most likely didn’t feel any empathy, because he then would never of done what he did.

Shame on our elected officials that instead of letting people Grieve properly after such a tragic event, instead they immediately put a Political spin on the event, which shows nothing but, we have some so called leaders that care nothing for nobody but themselves and proves further that, they can not do their jobs properly and need to go and make room for another elected official in their place. that will actually do the job. Now with that said, President Donald Trump going to Vegas and visiting the injured in the hospital, not only showed compassion and empathy for them, but showed that without a doubt, he is a great leader and may God bless him, so he can lead us all here in America to the promise land, so we all can be better and stronger moving forward.

Another factor that really needs to be addressed within this Society, that was front and center during this terrible and even now is, the fact that the so called media and the ones that write and report on the news, really need a big slap in the back of the head, so they can smarten up and actually learn to be a true writer once again. ” Fake News”!!! Um……… maybe more like people that have put their own agenda, ahead of the true facts, then twisting around the words of other’s, to fit within their agenda. Because your person did not get elected into the office of President, doesn’t mean you need to create fiction, instead of writing of true fact. Those of us writer’s like myself are getting bad names, simply because you knuckleheads within the media, can’t even do your jobs correctly anymore. Writing is an art form, that when done correctly makes one feel good, when they create true words, that captivates and makes others feel good as well. When you write for your publication just to keep an agenda, your not being a true writer and just maybe you need to change your line of work? True writing is not about deadlines and agendas, true writing is all about creating words with feelings, not just words that makes you the writer feel good, but makes your audience feel good as well and when there is no feeling involved, then your not really writing, all you are doing is putting words on paper, so you than can put the greed within your pockets.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, part of this journey is going to have some tragic events that will come to us, we need to be able to grieve properly, so the whole grieving process, will and can help us become better and stronger moving forward. Now it is true that we as Humans will never forget those we are closest to when they are taken from us, which makes the whole grieving process that much more important, so we can heal ourselves, get back on track and continue the journey moving forward better and stronger. A big part of the grieving process is, each one of us showing our true love of one another with each other, as well as showing our true empathy with each other as well. It is not about spinning a tragic event political, it is not about putting twisted words on paper for an agenda, so you than can put greed within your pockets, that is not God’s vision as he created us. We as Humans have screwed up totally of what God had envisioned for us, which is why we have so many tragic events within this society, We only think of ourselves and do for ourselves, only because the love of God, our true empathy and our compassion for one another, is buried so deep within us. We need to dig down deep and retrieve it once again, so we all can move forward better and stronger, within the peace and happiness, that God envisioned for us, when he created each one of us, from the beginning of Mankind.

 

” The true grieving process is full of love and empathy, it is nothing about agendas or greed”

” True leaders are like President Donald Trump, a leader does not spin a tragedy for their own agenda”

” Writing is an art form that shows true creativity, it is nothing about twisting words to make good on an agenda”

” God’s vision in this journey through life, is all about love, peace and happiness, it is nothing about greed or agendas”

 

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”

 

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”

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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”

 

The message of the Higher Power……

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This is the coolest picture I have snapped in a while, this is a stump that has been submerged within a pond and now, has dried out on main land, to which looks so smooth, not to say of how cool it truly looks, with all the different things you can say of what it looks like? Perception by each of us will have us see many things from this stump and perception by each of us will truly show, just how unique we are to each other.

Sometimes this perception we all have will lead us to many faults, as the number one fault is that, when we perceive something, we then think that our own perception is truly what it is and discourage that of what another will perceive. Perception is just that and by no means is of what it truly is, which is the biggest problem within a Society of many, now you have many that will perceive one thing and then, totally be against one another from the perception.

You can look no further than our elected officials here within the United States of America, or any Government from any country, these Individuals will perceive and think they know what’s best for the people of their country, but now they can’t even come together in the reality of, what is truly best for the people of the country for which they represent.

Perception is the greatest thing that God gave us when he created us, When we perceive properly and look deeply into that perception, we then can see anything in many different ways, but we of this Society now take each perception and discard them, simply because we think that our own perception is the right one and the perception from another, is completely wrong, even without truly looking deeply into the perception. Just like this thing called Political Correction, now you have one word said by one, with another crying he is offended by that word, but say the same word to another person and nothing is ever said of that word? Political correction has made us all weak and now, we have a Generation of weak minded that, can’t even deal with any true reality as they walk their path of this journey through life.

Some may call me a freak, simply because I believe and trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, but what I say is, who cares because what I believe is of my own, as we each in this Society have our own beliefs and this is what makes us truly unique to each other. With this new Generation within this Political Correct Society, you know have ones that perceive incorrectly and form their own beliefs from there perception. Then over the years of political Correction, you now have the many within this Society going against each other, instead of working together, coming together, so we all can walk our paths of this journey, to not only be better and stronger, but be within the peace and happiness that God envisioned when he created each of us.

Now to get back to this picture, let’s look again so we can truly see our own perception of what we see of the picture, while we truly respect what another will perceive from this same picture, if we can totally use this as an exercise, to truly look deeply into what we see and then perceive what we see, then respect the perception of what others will see of the same picture, then just maybe we in this Society can totally change for the better and from the change, we than can work together in harmony, while we all move forward along our paths of this journey, then at the same time we can all be at peace, while we smile with real happiness, as this journey than can be of what God truly envisioned, when he created each one of us.

 

”  Perception by no means is true reality and we all perceive everything differently, but to discard the perception of another is the wrong way to move forward stronger”

” Political correction has made us all weak, as we are too busy being afraid of what we say to each other”

” God gave us the great gift of perception when he created us, so we all can walk our paths of this journey to be stronger and better”

” when we perceive correctly and do away with this Political correction, then we all can work together in harmony, while we are at peace and are truly happy throughout this journey”