Many Roads throughout our Journey

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” There are many roads for us to travel through this journey of life, each of the roads are very different in their Characteristics”

 

We all walk a path through this journey of life, with these paths comes many roads and cross roads, for us to make a choice in which direction to go. Before we come to any road, we all start this journey very much in the same way and no one is different than the other. We are born and raised from two loving Individuals, that take their love and make the most precious thing on this planet……… A child. Somewhere along this journey and the choices of the roads we follow, we have lost what being a good parent is, we have lost our way along this journey and we make big choices without thoroughly thinking the choice through, before we take the action of that choice.

We as Humans are no different than any other species on this planet, as two loving Individuals form a child out of their love of one another, this is all part of the cycle of life and just what God wanted when he created all that walk and breathe on this planet of Earth. With this Child comes great responsibility on the part of these Parents and to make the choice of being a parent, is one of the biggest choices any of us will ever make, along the roads of this journey of life.

Now within this Society we all live, we can clearly see that, there have been some choices made without thinking through of the actions of the choice, as some are having children and then neglecting them without taking their responsibility more seriously. Some are having children with many partners instead of having just one that will share the responsibility and help raise the child. God created a man and a woman to become more than friends, he wanted them to be together for eternity, so they then can develop a deep love of one another and out of this love, they then can have a child to raise and teach, so the child can one day have the same responsibility themselves. When you raise a child properly, you need both the characteristics of the man and the woman to raise the child properly, just as the characteristics of the roads are different our characteristics are also  different then each other and when we bring them together in a good way, there is nothing but beauty and love that comes to each of us, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

Within this Society today we don’t take the time to truly look around as we travel down the roads of life, when we don’t take the time we need, we then make rash decisions at the cross roads, instead of thinking through our decisions of the choice in the road we select. just because one road is paved and the other is gravel or dirt, you can’t assume that the paved will be the road best traveled? sometimes there are many cracks in the pavement that we need to over come, which then detours us from our actual direction, with these detours we then become side tracked and lost along our way and as we try to find our way, we then lose totally of who we truly are. Life will always throw you a curve ball, it is how you see the ball, make the right choice to swing the bat, that will determine if you hit the ball out of the park or not. There is no road that is a bad road, it is just how we view the road and how we make the choice of the road, that determines our destiny as we walk our paths, along this journey of life and will also determine, how peaceful and happy we are, as we move forward within this journey.

 

” This journey of life throws us many curve balls, it is how we see the ball, make the right choice to swing the bat, that will determine how far we hit the ball”

” Having a child comes with a big responsibility, with the right choices this responsibility turns into great love and happiness throughout our journey”

” God created a man and a woman not for us to objectify each other, but to truly look at each other respectfully and to create a beautiful life with our true love of one another”

” Their are many roads in which to travel, some may be paved and some may be dirt, but they all have their own characteristics of each other”

 

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The Wood Pecker’s Chronicle

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I remember the cartoon called Woody the Wood Pecker, this guy on this Birch tree isn’t quite as colorful or loud as Woody was. Watching him peck into this tree, I can say one thing that, for a small bird he has one heck of a strong beak. While camping deep in the Wilderness, there were many different birds that I have seen, with the Eagle being the one most viewed daily. All these birds fly around so open and free, with no worries of anything as they fly around. Then there were the Loons and the Canada Geese swimming in the lake and moving about as free as the birds flying in the sky. Maybe if there is reincarnation? I would love to come back as a bird, more specific, the American Bald Eagle, because they soar among the thermal in the sky as free and with a worry free mind, plus as they fly they do it with the greatest of ease. The Eagle is a big bird with a big wing span and when he fishes in the lake, it is awesome to watch as he swoops down on it’s prey, then grabs it within its claws and fly’s away to the nest they call home. When the Eagle swoops down to grab the fish, they make it look so easy like maybe I to could just reach in and grab a fish? But as I try, I then find out it ain’t so easy.

Just as we walk our paths through this journey of life, they to being the Birds also have a path to follow along their journey through life. We share this planet of Earth with many other species, but some may think we own this planet? on the contrary, God created this planet for all to coincide with each other, to enjoy and travel their journey in peace and happiness, but we the Human species through Greed and Stupidity, have made all our journeys become painful and full of chaos. We have totally forgotten how to share anything with anybody anymore, all we want is me…..me……me…… all the time, with no respect or regard for anything around us. This was not God’s vision when he created all within this planet, but it is how we Humans have evolved through our own stupidity and the need for Greed. We have ruined all the Habitats of all the other species, with the building up of all the land around, then we wonder why we are now being visited by some of the wild creatures around us? It is not uncommon for a Bear or a Moose to run through our yards today, simply because we have torn down their homes, to build up our homes to sell and become more greedy. Now we look for cleaner energy like the wind mill farms, where the Government wants to put them up by the 100’s, but unless you take the land from the people, where then will you turn? cause if you turn to cutting down more tree’s to open up an area for these windmills, now your forcing the animal world out of their homes, to try to blend in somewhere else and where do you think that somewhere else is? Correct, right in our own back yards. The bottom line for all the corruption and greed we see today is, everybody has their hands out for the green paper, with no regard or respect for what is around them anymore.

With all this corruption, greed and stupidity around us today, I would love to be an Eagle right now, simply because they are a protected bird, being the symbol of our Country and with that said, they can fly freely to where ever they want to go, with no worries of where they are going, not too mention only the Bear is as good as a Fisherman as they. Ahh!!! the beauty of soaring the great blue yonder, seeing everything from up above and then shitting on all the corruption below and I would know where just to drop the little turd bombs, then laugh as I fly by…….then as I return to the nest that i would call home.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, just as all the other species around us. to stop all this corruption and have no regrets, we first have to start respecting all that is around us, then we have to eliminate the greediness that has engulfed us, so we then can walk our paths in peace and all our journey’s will be happy for all.

 

” The American Bald Eagle is a beautiful bird, that simply soars through the sky with the greatest of ease”

” Corruption, Greed and stupidity has engulfed us all, time to respect all that is around us, to end the ugliness that has engulfed us”

 

” We wouldn’t want anybody to force us out of our homes, why then do we do it to the other species”

” Woody the Wood Pecker in the cartoon was fiction, as the real Wood Pecker blends in to the environment and isn’t as flamboyant”

 

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”

 

The Thin Ice of Political Correction

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We within this Society with the Political Correction of today have become so weak, that we are not only afraid to say what we truly mean to each other, but we all have become someone for which we truly are not. we pussy foot around all the real issues, just to stab each other in the back and we have been doing this so long, that we really don’t think there is anything wrong with it. Just look at the ones in Public office that we vote for, they say what we want to hear, then do the complete opposite when they get into office, now we have someone like Donald Trump running for President and he speaks his mind, as he don’t believe in Political Correction, so we then think he is wrong and a nut case, simply because we have become so weak, that we don’t want to hear the actual truth and find out just how screwed we are within this Society.

Political Correction goes against everything that built this Country into the power house it was, now because of it, this Country has weakened greatly and if we stay this course, America will change greatly, to which we true Americans will not like the change and the road that we are currently on. This Political Correct road we are on now, has us all afraid to hear the real truth and pull back from walking our path through this journey of life, with strength and confidence, to be better as we move forward.

Right no within this Country, our Fore Fathers that made this Country great with their hard work, are turning over in their Graves, with the way we have latched onto this Political Correction. The movement that Donald Trump started with bringing out the real truth, has become even stronger, as he is not only speaking the truth, but he is saying what a lot of us want to say, only we are afraid to say it, because of this Political Correction. The only problem with Donald Trump and the way he speaks the truth is, he is a bit rough around the edges and we really don’t know just how to handle it, simply because we are weakened by this Political Correct Society for which we live.

Change comes to all of us as we walk our paths through this journey of life, the problem lies with each of us as we, don’t really handle change to well, sometimes we tend to take the easy way, only because we have become too lazy to put the work in and let true change take it’s course, so we can be better and stronger moving forward. The biggest problem with this Political Correction is each one of us within this Society, as we all have become so lazy to put the work in, that we have become weak and are afraid of any truth, whether good or bad. instead of Political Correction, let’s get back to the days of constructive Criticism, which will make us stronger moving forward, Constructive Criticism is a way for us to handle the truth and help us accept change better whether good or bad.

constructive Criticism is the best way for us in handling any truth of anything, plus it keeps our true feelings and emotions alive and in the for front of who we truly are. With Political Correction we become fake and hide our true feelings and emotions, leaving us with zero empathy of not only ourselves, but zero empathy for each other, as we can see with the groups like ISIS we see today. With this Political correction we have lost totally of just how our self esteem truly works, because with no self esteem, we then have no Hope and Faith of who we truly are. Hope and Faith go together, with no hope there will never be Faith, just like with no Faith there will never be any Hope for any of us, Jesus taught us all this when he came and walked his journey with us, just that we within this Society are so far removed from those days, we forget and have no Faith in Jesus himself. When we have complete Faith in Jesus, not only will we have complete in ourselves, we will have complete Faith in each other, leaving us with plenty of hope, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” Hope and Faith go together like peanut butter and jelly, without either we will never be true to our selves or one another”

” Political Correction has not only made us all weak, it has totally turned us against each other”

” Constructive Criticism is a way for us to accept the truth better, making us all stronger moving forward”

” The thin ice of Political Correction has us all walking on egg shells around one another”

 

Greed is the root of all Evil

” Then he said to the crowd, ” Take care to guard against all greed, for though one may be rich, one’s life does not consist of possessions”.

 

Lk 12:15

 

” Greed comes with sadness and pain, of which you never have true happiness”.

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Within this Society we all live today and the Society before Jesus came and walked his journey with us, Greed is all around us, it has consumed the fiber of our being, making us all hurt with real pain and completely lost our true happiness. I get the fact that we need money to pay our Bills, pay for the food we put on our tables, put gas in the car, so we can go to work to further pay for these items, but paying for all the material things, the house in the Hampton’s or where ever that second house may be? Now you are getting into a force that drives us for all the wrong reasons, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

If we could only learn to do more with less, just maybe the true happiness will return to all our lives. We get so engulfed with the notion that we need to keep up with the Jones  sort of speak, that we totally forget just how to live our lives in true happiness. We then think that this journey of life is nothing but a game, that has us competing with each other, then we try to accumulate more material things than those around us. Material things are just that ” Material” and we can’t take them with us, when this journey comes to a close. When we tackle too much just to try to accumulate more material things, it leads us to a life that never lets us stop and enjoy what is around us, we get so caught up with accumulating that we then get sick through stress with what could of been avoided, if only we learned to relax and take the time to enjoy. I get the fact we work hard and want to have all the toys, showing of our hard work, but what good are the toys, when this journey comes to a close? There are some like myself, that a hike through the mountains, or a camping adventure deep within the Wilderness, will bring true happiness that will soothe the soul and when the soul is relaxed and happy, we to will be relaxed and happy, some may not be able to grasp the idea of ” do more with less”,  but when you do have more, now you stress over what to bring, so you now can’t totally enjoy all that is around you.

To live a life like the cabin in this picture may seem like the simple life, but it is a lot harder than any of our lifestyles today. First glance at the picture, this cabin looks simple right? Wrong cause you first had to build it with your own hands with what was around you, there may not be the material items within it, but yet the inside is so cozy, that you are more comfortable in it, than any million dollar Mansion. You see two boats near the water, so easy to put them in and paddle away right? Sorry you first need to finish the daily chores, then you can go out in the boats, but don’t forget to come back with the nightly supper. There is always something to keep you busy within the lifestyle of the simple life, but within the lifestyle of collecting all the material things, life than becomes boring, that has us wandering through life, instead of walking our paths in happiness, through this peaceful journey of life.

Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous, do you think they are truly happy behind closed doors? Just look at the late Robin Williams, he was a great man that entertained us and made us laugh, but behind closed doors he was so sad, that the sadness brought great pain to his inner self. The Rich and Famous have these luxurious homes with all the toys, just to look on the outside as being happy, but it is whats on the inside that matters most. You can look on the outside to us all as being happy, but the sadness you feel inside, brings great pain to yourself, eventually the sadness and pain will become so great, that one day you will cave to them and now all these material things mean nothing, as you spend all your time in fixing yourself, to get back the true happiness that you lost. We all walk a path through this journey of life, it is not about accumulating the most material things, as it is totally about the quality of time you spend, being truly happy, til one day when the journey comes to a close, which then you can take the happiness with you, but not the material things.

 

” Life is about being truly happy and enjoying what is around you, as the material things will become lost when the journey comes to a close”

” Jesus walked his journey with us, showing us that we need not of the material things to make us truly happy, only the love within our hearts to feel and share as we walk this journey”

” The lifestyles of the rich and famous are not as happy as we see them, they truly hurt inside from the loneliness and the boredom of their lifestyle”

 

The Dawn of a new Day……

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Each one of us wakes up each and every morning, some earlier than others, but truly just how many wake up to actually see the Sun wake up with them? How many actually wake up and look at all the beauty and sense of calm around them? It doesn’t take a Rocket Scientist to figure out that, the poll for these questions would be scarily low and I say ” scarily”, simply because the fact that there are very few that actually pay attention to what is around them.

The calmness of the morning and the sight of the Sun waking up, is enough to calm the soul within you, it is enough for you to reflect on the past issues, so you can take action to fix them and move forward stronger and better. The problem lies within us because we have become too lazy to take action of anything anymore, not too mention we have become too scared because of all the ugliness around us.

I would not want to choose to be a Police Officer today, only because when you put that badge on to go to work on a daily basis, you can’t say with certainty that you will be going back home to loved ones. This is the sad reality for which we all live today, these officer’s did not sign up for this, I know their job is to protect and to serve each community for which they live and work, but with all the ugliness within this Society, no Profession that any of us sign up for should be life or death profession. I blame we the People within this Society for letting it come to this, next blame is aimed straight at our so called Leaders of this Country, for a failure to lead and a failure to work together with their Peers for the good of the American People, not to mention a total disconnect with all that is around them.

We all want greatness, we all want success, we all want the American Dream, I have a news Flash for you, the American dream doesn’t exist anymore, simply because of greed and the fact that we have become too lazy, to put in a good hard days work anymore. We all want the easy way, we all dream of winning ” Powerball”, so we to can have enough money to work even less than we are today, then when we don’t get our way, or our dreams turn into nightmares, we then become angry to all that is around us and we will never see the calmness of the morning, let alone watch the Sun wake up each morning.

All this ugliness around us is the total fault of each and everyone within this Society today. Those that have achieved success have turned their backs on those still struggling, and the ones that have not turned their backs, are looked at by the rest of us as a lunatic, or someone that is crazy? Jealousy is another way for us to look at each other with a sense of inability, we see someone that has succeed and we then look back, with a sense of jealousy which then leads to anger of that person, when we look at someone with Anger, it then snow balls into an Anger that then grows throughout this Society. We all have our issues, not all of us can own a Company, because then there would be no worker’s to make these Companies great, but when there is a disconnect between the Companies and its worker’s than the company fails, just like the Leaders of this Country having a major disconnect with their Peers and the ones who voted them into office, now you have a Country going down faster than the Edmund Fitzgerald or the Titanic. We the People are at fault for being lazy and letting this chaos go on for to long and our Leaders are at fault, for not Leading us as they said they would when we voted them in. Can you say Term limits……. I just did and we need to get rid of the career Politician before they have a disconnect with all that is around them. Time is now for us all throughout this Society to get busy working, get busy fixing all our issues, which then will help fix the issues of our Society, so we all can move forward peacefully, through happiness, as we walk our paths through this journey of life.

 

” The Dawn of the new day is so peaceful and calm, time to experience it once again so we can calm our souls moving forward”

” The morning Sun brings light to each day, it’s time to get rid of the darkness to see the light”

” to achieve success and greatness, first you need to work very hard and when the going gets tough, step up even further and work that much harder”

” This ugliness around us comes from somewhere, time to accept responsibility and stop pointing the blame elsewhere”