The true Righteous need no Fan fare

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” Blessed indeed will you be because of their inability to repay you, for you will be repaid at the resurrection of the Righteous”

 

*****LK 14:14

 

 

Just as this branch has its many other branches and all these logs despite their state of repair, we to do not need the glory or the fame, to truly succeed along our paths through this journey of life. When Jesus came and walked his journey with us, he didn’t want all the fanfare, he wanted to walk among us as simple as he could, but yet through his actions and at his resurrection, was when we the people saw the repayment of his love toward us all.

We in this Society put so much pressure on ourselves, just to succeed in a way that we think succeeding is supposed to be, with all this pressure we then become sick in ways we don’t truly understand, to succeed is not about the fancy cars, the big house, the knowing of what we may think of being in the “in crowd”, or the knowing of what we think are people that are more successful than ourselves. “True success is within you yourself and within your heart”. Success doesn’t have to be about how you look towards others, it definitely doesn’t have any measurement or comparison to each other in any way shape or form, this is the part of our walking this journey, that does nothing but makes us all sick and forces us against each other, simply because we now become jealous of one another.

We are similar in a way like this branch, we come into this World pretty much the same, then we branch out (sort of speak) in many different ways, making success of one, very different than the success of another.  Then instead of looking for payment as we try to find our true selves, we will get plenty pay as we watch with pride, what our journey has been from a far. When we try to be successful in life, by reaching for the big house, the fancy cars etc….. All we are truly doing is, hurting ourselves and becoming sick from trying to hard and trying to measure our success on one another. Jesus went to many gatherings along his journey, he never wanted to sit with those who thought they were the “in crowd”, he only wanted to be seen with those that others thought of as non successful, he didn’t care what others thought of him, he only cared what he thought of himself, as his heart became full, with the love of himself toward one another.

We in this Society have become so engulfed with what we think success is, that we have totally lost the true meaning of success. The not knowing of true success has lead us into a world full of hatred of one another, with no sign of Empathy anywhere along our paths of this journey. True success is never seen among us, it is only felt deep within our core of our being, Jesus taught us this within his journey, but being so far removed from his journey, only proves how much we have forgotten from his journey. We all walk a path through this journey of life, to truly succeed  we have to feel it, while we feel the love of Jesus within our hearts, which is our guide that tells us, we are on the right track. When we feel nothing as we try to succeed with the fancy cars and the big house, only proves just how out of touch we have become, not just of ourselves, but with each other of this Society.

 

” True success is never seen among us, as it is only felt deep within our core”

” The fancy cars and the big houses are only material things that mean nothing toward our true success of life”

” Hiking to any summit of a mountain will show you what the feeling of true success is and will also show you that it takes time to achieve and truly feel the good of true success”

 

Why do they call it the Loon???

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This bird known as the Loon, is also known as the Maine state bird. Not sure how it received the name of Loon ( have to research this), but the sound it makes is so soothing, as you sit lake side and relax watching the sunset  to the sound of the Loon.  The Loon is a quiet bird that goes about it’s business very quietly, it doesn’t bother anyone as it swims around the lake with no worries in the World. As good as the Loon swims above the water, it swims very well below also, you see him in this picture here and as you take the shot, he will duck under water and swim to the other side of the lake, like a fish beneath the water. The Loon and the Eagle as well as a few Herring, are what I saw most of as I camped for a week in northern Maine, mixed in with a Moose one morning at 4:00 am. I was woken one morning by some splashing outside my tent, but as I slowly opened the door, as to not alarm what was out there, I saw a Moose splashing water on himself/herself, wish I could of taken a picture, but didn’t want to startle the Moose with the flash, as it wasn’t light enough to take the shot without it. We all need to take a break every once in a while in a place where peace and serenity are everywhere, We all want to go to the exotic places where there are way to many others with the same idea, to me this is no way to totally relax, this could also be a big reason why there is way too much ugliness in our Society today? When most go south for the beaches and heat, I go north for cool and the mountains and around these mountains is where you find the peace and serenity, front and center all around you.

Like I said the Loon is a quiet bird that goes about his/her business and doesn’t bother anything around it, so why then the name of the Loon? I can think of a few of the species of the Humans that should have the name the Loon, simply because some are just a Lunatic, that will harm and hurt you, without thinking twice about it. We should all be like the Loon and enjoy everything that is around us, without trying to hurt others, in order to try to control everything around you.We all at one time or another have been a Victim, or we have Victimized someone else? It could be something simple like giving the finger as someone cut in front of you on the road, or maybe you got angry and punched someone in the face breaking their nose, or maybe even mentally like, not acknowledging someone, that just wants to be a friend? Either way you have been a creator of a Victim, or maybe you have been the Victim of this similar behavior?   Until we all treat each other with respect and dignity, this ugliness will never go away, we are the real Loons or lunatics here as we walk our paths of this journey through life, because the Maine state bird known as the Loon, is a peaceful bird that soothes you with it’s sounds as the sunsets on the lake.

This picture is so peaceful on so many levels, the calm water of the lake making the travel of the Loon easy across it’s journey, then the Loon just swimming along as peaceful as can be and unless you were looking out into the lake, you would never of saw him. This is what peace and serenity is all about, this is how to totally relax and wipe your mind clear of all the negative thoughts. As you sit in your chair lakeside and watch the sunset, listening to the soothing sound of the Loon, Then clearing your mind of all the ugliness, this is how to totally relax and as you relax, with all the pressures of everyday escaping your body, you will fall quickly asleep, leaving you with real sleep and not just closing your eyes, so you can function at work the next day. This could be the answer to all of us in this Society and for the why of, how this ugliness has engulfed us all. We simply don’t take the time to truly relax and to truly get the rest we need, in order to function properly, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” why call this beautiful bird the Loon, when it is nothing but peaceful and bothers nothing along its journey”

” To totally relax is something we all need to learn and take the time to truly do”

” Negativity breeds this ugliness around us, time we all do our part and let the negative thoughts go once and for all”

” Instead of the name of the Maine state bird being the Loon, maybe something more peaceful would of been more appropriate”

 

Diversity is everywhere….

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Nature is a good way for all of us to get outside, see all the true beauty around us and at the same time, take some time to slow the engine of our bodies and relax in a totally relaxed setting. Camping outdoors in a tent, in the middle of no where where your technological devices will not work, forces you to unwind, look deeply into what you see, so you then can not only see the beauty around you, or be one with Nature, but you can actually breathe in good quality fresh air, so you then can decloud the clouded judgments we all suffer from throughout this Society.

This picture if you look deeply into it, will show you that there is Diversity in all that is around us. The clouds that look so puffy and of all shapes and sizes, are all of the same color, the plant life also of many species and sizes, also have one thing in common…..their color, just as we the Human species that walk the floor of Mother Earth, are also Diverse to each other, we have our own uniqueness, we come in all sizes and color, but yet we all bleed red blood, breathe through a nose etc…. Diversity is part of who we are and a part of all that is around, the issue with that is, most have neglected to get back to nature, look deeply into what we see, so we can see all the true beauty around us, instead we have become lost within the clouds of our judgments and  have totally lost respect for each other and all that is around us.

I get the fact that a Society grows and with that growth, comes more troubles and issues for us to get through, but when we lose sight of who we truly are and what is all around us, we then become a broken Society in need of a major fix. We all walk a path through this journey of life, no matter what path you walk, there will always be the unknown factor around each corner, there will always be some sort of life event that comes to us, whether by our own selves, or by another Individual, none the less these events can and will change who we are if we let them. Life events should be looked at as a test, to see how strong we really are? Some of these events are small and some are big, but either way they can over whelm us if we let them, when they over whelm us is when we lose sight of who we truly are and then, we portray a fake side so others around us can’t see the pain we truly are feeling, we also suppress our true feelings and emotions, to further avoid any and all pain that may come to us, through this suppression some may shut down and simply try to move forward while they avoid further harm? Others will then become so angered, but have no feelings to gauge just how angered they are, so they then lash out toward all that is around them, without any feelings of compassion or empathy. Through compassion and Empathy is not only how we stay true to ourselves, but how we stay true to each other, which helps us all walk our paths through this journey of life, peacefully and with happiness in all we do.

 

” Getting back in touch with nature will help us all get back in touch with who we truly are”

” Compassion and Empathy is within us all, just that through the life events we all have lost sight of true compassion and empathy, leaving us not truly knowing of who we are”

” Diversity is all around us, we just have to look deeply into what we see, to truly see the diversity of all that is around us including ourselves”

” Nature is a quiet force that when we look deeply into, we can hear loudly at what it is saying to us”

 

The White Mountain Region of New Hampshire

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This is one of the most beautiful notches within the White mountain Region, known as Franconia Notch with some of the best hikes for the adventurous types. Lafayette, Liberty, little Haystack, the Flume, just some of the peaks within this Notch and when high above the tree’s and along the ridge of these mountains, the view will take your breathe away. Looking across to the other mountain which would be to my right as I took this picture, is Cannon mountain, lively with skiing in the winter and mostly known for the old Man of the mountain throughout my lifetime, til a few short years ago and erosion has brought him to his demise,   one of the most viewed landmarks throughout all of New England, he brought many lookers to this beautiful Notch. Now unless you are a Hiker and are hiking this beautiful Notch, the traffic just drives by without really looking deeply into what they see.

Just to the right of center in this picture within this large rock face you see, just below the top, there is a huge rock, visible to those who walk along the ridge above the tree’s, this rock is hanging almost like by a thread and it has been like this as long as I can remember, well……. if this rock someday falls as the face of the Old man of the mountain did, it would go down it’s peak, across the road below and up Cannon mountain and whatever is in its way, it will simply run it over as it is that big.  Hiking through this Notch and accomplishing each Summit, there is no better feeling in the World, especially hiking up mount Lafayette, i can remember about five false summits, every time I thought the summit was in sight and when I got to that location, there was another to reach, but even through all that the view from the summit was better than the word of ” awesome”, if you reached the summit and it was a beautiful sunny day with blue clear skies, you can see as far as your eyes will let you. There is another one of those AMC huts for the weary Hiker to rest and get a good meal, this is the Green leaf hut and when you get there, get settled in and go outside to sit on a rock, look at the scene before you, there is no better way to unwind from a days hike, let alone to clear your mind from being weary, to totally relaxed before you know it, again this hut is above the line of tree’s and you can see clearly in all directions, or whatever window you may look out from inside the hut.

Hiking is a good way to clear your mind, from the everyday crap that fills it, from wherever you may live. It is also good exercise that will keep you fit if you do a lot more than one hike a year? Hiking and meditation go hand in hand, as the hike to the summit may be strenuous and weary, but when you reach the summit, now it is time to relax and clear the mind, as meditation will do. When you sit on top of any summit, you gaze deeply into the horizon, while you breathe in and breathe out properly, which then relaxes all your muscles within your body, then you feel a sense of calm over whelm your body, this calmness helps fix yourself from whatever that is troubling you, it makes these troubles seem like they are melting away, then as we start the journey back down the mountain and back to the real World below, it is our memory of this sense of calmness, that helps us keep fixing ourselves from all our troubles, as we then get back to walking our paths of this journey through life, with the rest of Mankind around us.

 

” Franconis Notch to some may be a road surrounded by mountains, but to others it is a sanctuary away from reality to unwind and relax, while we get mesmerized by its beauty”

” Old Man of the Mountain was a popular man for a long time, but like anything else change comes even when you least expect it”

” Once you go to the White mountains  for the first time, you keep going back to truly look deeply into what you see”

” When you look deeply into what you see, you then see truly of all the beauty that is around you”

 

Happy Father’s Day

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What truly is a Father? A Father is courage, strength, wisdom, knowledge, perseverance, never quit attitude, someone who when told he can’t do that he then proves them wrong with his actions, a Father is all these attributes and many more.

A Father instills in his Children the importance of hard work and teaches them a good work ethnic, as he himself shows them with his actions. He teaches his Children how to strive for excellence…. not perfection, but excellence, because no one is perfect, so he teaches what excellence is and that perfection is setting yourself up for a let down. A Father will tell us to set goals using the rungs of the ladder as a guide one step at a time, it is okay to reach for the stars, but you can’t start off on rung one and go to the last step of the ladder and walk onto the roof easily, then with each rung being successfully met, now you can go to rung two, never get ahead of yourself as when you do, now you feel the weight of the World on your shoulders and the pressures of life become so over whelming, sometimes these pressures become so great, that we forget to relax and simply be ourselves, that is when we become lost within the clouds of our judgments, we lose sight of our goals, we forget all the teachings from our Father’s only because we are so lost, this don’t mean our Father’s work was for nothing, because when we truly get back to who we are, it is like riding a bike, you never forget and get right back on the ride of this journey.

We all need a Mother and a Father, as each one brings their own special qualities to each one of us, so we can shape ourselves and be truly who we are. Whenever their is one missing, no matter how you think that you can replace either one or their qualities, you will always feel incomplete as a Human Being. When God created Mankind he did so for these reasons, so we could all learn from one another, coexist with each other, as we all walk our paths through this journey of life.

With all the crap within this Society and all the ugliness of Terror groups trying to control each one of us and the high divorce rate of marriages, only proves further that you need a loving Mother and a Father, so you can feel complete deep inside the core of your being.

A Father is kind of like that old cliche of, ” jack of all trades” simply because his wisdom and hard work as he grew up, is now being taught to us as we grow up. this is known as the cycle of life, there are many other cycles within the life cycle and each one is just as important as the other, but when a link of any of the cycles is broken, now you are open and vulnerable, to which makes it important to repair the link, before you truly lose sight of who you truly are. We all walk a path through this journey of life and as we walk our path and learn from our Father’s, as well as learn from our Mother;s, now you can grow into Society stronger and better than each generation that has come before you.

 

” A Father is many things to us as we grow up in life and when the relationship is at its strongest, helps us all walk our paths as strong as the bond of a Father and his children”

” A Mother and a Father each have their qualities that help us grow within our lives, without each of their qualities we then feel incomplete within our lives”

” a Fathers bond is deeper than just a father and his child, he then becomes the best friend that you will never find no matter how hard you try”

 

Senseless tragedies have no justification within any Society

1398913762364          For as long as there are senseless tragedies happening within this Society and no matter where you are, This picture of young eight year old Martin Richards, who was taken from us, in the act of a senseless tragedy, will always be resurrected for the saying he wrote, ” No more hurting people peace”.

First and for most, may all our Prayers and thoughts go out to the Families of this senseless tragedy in Paris, France. There is simply zero tolerance and no justification for any group or Individual, that would operate in this way showing no empathy or remorse for anything around them. These Terrorists and yes anybody that does such a terrible act is a Terrorist,  as they put the fear of God within us all and make us all afraid to even go outside, all they want is simply having the power and a self recognition of they are the most powerful over everything and anything on this Planet Earth.

A Terrorist is merely no different than a Bully we all once grew up with, except maybe in today’s World these Bully’s have evolved in a very sick, twisted and deranged manner. They want to have control and power over everything and will stop at nothing to get it. We all use Social Media to stay in touch with our loved ones who have moved so far away, these Terrorists also use this to recruit and train, all the Deranged Individuals around the Globe, just so it can seem to all of us within this Society that they are everywhere and inflict the most fear on a greater scale. We all within this Society think that it is all Muslim’s that are Terrorists? There may be a large number of them yes, but a Terrorist comes from all walks of life and all backgrounds. The Taliban or the group ISIS might of originated in the Middle East, but with the use of Social Media they are everywhere around us and targeting our children, right from beneath us. ” The weak prey on the weak”, yes all Terrorists are weak and all we have to do is stand up to them, look them straight in the eyes and put the fear of God that they give us, right back at them, so they can cower away, like the true Cowards they are.

We all throughout Mankind walk a path through this journey of life, we all have our struggles and issues that we need to fix, or they will control every fiber of our being. Most of us do fix what we need, to move forward better and stronger, but there are some that do nothing to fix anything, just bury everything so deep within themselves, that their true feelings and emotions, get buried with all the other crap and become someone they truly are not. When we become someone we truly are not, we then get lost in the clouds of our judgements and as we walk our paths of this journey, we do so walking aimlessly and with no true direction to where we are going. These Terrorists are so lost within the clouds of their judgements, that they have zero idea of what they are doing, then take to Social Media so they can recruit and train the Deranged Individuals to do all their dirty work and these Deranged Individuals are just crazy enough to do whatever of what they ask. Plus the Terrorists are so desperate to gain control of everything around them that, they are targeting all the weak and especially our children, so they can be the Domestic Terrorist, just so they don’t have to step foot on any soil, except the soil of where they live. The situation we are in with all the Terrorist groups, whether Domestic or abroad, is so far out of control that not just our leaders have to fix this, we all throughout Society need to fix this, by stepping up to all the Bullies/Terrorists and simple putting the fear of God right back into them, or else we may never be able to walk our paths of this journey through life in peace and happiness, instead we will always be looking over our shoulders.

” A Terrorist is merely a Bully that has evolved and become more sick, demented and deranged, with no feelings or remorse”

” Prayers for all those affected by the tragedy in Paris France, let us all finally end this crap to walk our journeys in peace with much happiness”

” The Taliban and ISIS might of originated in the Middle East, but Terrorists and Terrorism, are everywhere around us no matter where your from or live today”

The 2015 Boston Bruins

GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA          The Boston Bruins are a hockey team within the National Hockey League (NHL), they are also my favorite sports team and always have been throughout my life. Win, lose or draw, I will always bleed the black and gold, the greatest hockey talent ever to lace up the skates played for these Bruins and brought two Stanley cups to the city of Boston, his name is Bobby Orr and I idolized him as I played the game growing up. I have been fortunate enough to witness these Bruins going to five Stanley cup final, winning three and losing two. This team has always been competitive each season, with only a few seasons falling short of expectations, the thing most about this team is, throughout the years they have made the playoffs with lesser named players than other teams, could the Ownership maybe change their philosophy of this team a bit and actually spend for the bigger named talent of the league, possibly? But throughout my time as a true Boston Bruins fan, it surely looks like they are more about putting the profits in their pockets, instead of rewarding the true fans with some great talent, for more chances of bringing Lord Stanley back to Boston, where it belongs.

With that said……. My thoughts of Claude Julien is, he is a great coach with a great system of play, with his system he needs all the players on the roster to buy into the the system and execute the system perfectly and in 2011 they all bought in with the result being, they brought Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston where it truly belongs. After winning the Stanley cup (which is hardest trophy to win in all sports), the team got into salary cap issues and had to let go some of the key players that brought the identity to the team, with the result since has been a team in need of an identity. Identity in hockey goes way beyond the talent of the players and has everything to do with, group of players bonding together as one, taking their Individual talents, putting them together and making the entire team stronger, which makes them a difficult team to play against, for any team that they may face. When the entire roster of players bond together and play for each other, the result then becomes they win more than they lose, in 1970, 1972 and 2011 these Bruins showed just what bonding together means and what being a team family really means, these players from these Championship teams were a family on and off the ice, which they had each others backs and played hard for each other each and every game. In 2011 and with the system of Claude in place, then with all the players bonding together as a family and buying into the system, is the biggest reason why they brought Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston and why each and every game of that season they where a hard win for any team that they had faced. The Identity of the team in 2011 was that of, making the other team work that much harder to beat you, while the team/family of the Boston Bruins executed the system of Claude perfectly and piling up win after win. This team of 2015 definitely needs all these young players to buy into the system of Claude and bond together as one, so they to can create this Identity that the past teams of the Bruins have had, as well as the success they have had also, I will always bleed the black and gold of the Boston Bruins and do hope these Bruins can bond together as one, bringing Lord Stanley back to the city of Boston, where the true home of this most prestigious trophy truly is.

” The Identity of any team, starts with all the players of that team bonding together and bringing all their Individual talents together, making them a hard team for any other team to play against”

” when a sports team bonds together they become a family on and off the field/ice”

” Championships don’t always have to be won with the best of talent, they can also be won with a team who has the strongest Identity and who bonds together stronger than the opponent”