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”

The Shepard has come home

     ” Sometimes within life as we walk our paths of our journey of life, we don’t realize til it’s too late, just how much we really have touched the lives of those around us”

” Come home my Shepard, you have gathered the Herd, now it’s time to relax and relish the feeling of what hard work really is”.

Throughout our lives as we walk this journey and more so in today’s Society, we want everything now, we want people to notice who we are and what we are doing, even before we have done anything, or became anything at all, We want so bad to be noticed, that we do anything and become someone we are truly not, just so others will notice us, even if its in the wrong way.

Jesus came to us and walked his journey with us, he did so in a quiet way and like the Shepard gathering the Herd, Jesus gathered his followers one by one. Jesus wasn’t out to win any rewards like we operate today, he just very quietly spread the words of his Father, the Lord God the creator of all Mankind.

Sport’s within our Society is very much like Jesus when he came and walked his journey with us. When you play sports the right way and for the right reasons, whatever sport you play will touch your heart as well as the hearts of many, just like Jesus touched the hearts of many throughout his journey. Lasts nights induction of Brett Favre to the hall of fame within lambeau field and the way that the 70,000+ fans greeted him, shows just how special sports can be within all our lives. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place even Brett was brought to tears as the entire stadium stood as one, to show their appreciation of their Quarterback of the team the Green bay Packers. Brett played a lot of years for this team, he played hard and gave his all to the team, he even brought a Championship back to the fans, so they can celebrate Brett’s hard work with him, last night brought all that hard work back front and center, to the thousands of fans in attendance. This is what sports can truly do within our Society, just like Jesus brought us together for good, Sports can unite us as well, so we all can walk our paths along this journey through life in peace and become stronger and better from one Society to another.

Respect is never just handed to us, we have to go out and earn the respect, by doing whatever we do in the right way, when we cheat to try to get the respect and when we think respect should just be given to us, true respect will never be awarded to us.  True respect takes a lot of hard work and dedication to whatever you do, without these two respect you will never have earned. Some of the sports players think that because they are playing for a lot of money, that we all should respect them always? I got news for you, true respect does not work that way. Real sports stars like Brett Favre, Ray Bourque, Bobby Orr, Bill Russell, or Micheal Jordon to name a few, received the respect for the sport they played after they retired, cause they were to busy working their tail off and giving 100% to the teams in which they played. Sports can and will be when done in the right way, a way to unite together large quantities of people to show true respect to each other, Jesus when he came to us didn’t ask to be respected by any of us, he earned that respect with his actions and his teachings to all of us. With this feeling of respect also comes the knowing that, you have become a Shepard to many, by bringing together many for the reason of good towards all and like the Shepard at the end of the day, now you to can relax truly, knowing that your job is done. There is no better feeling we will ever feel, than earning the respect of many, as we all walk our paths along our journey of life.

” Sports when played for the right reasons, will always unite many, but when done for the wrong reasons will bring great pain and hatred to all”

” The job of the Shepard wasn’t a job where glory was around you, but you did the job anyways going unannounced to those around you, but in the end you earned much respect from all those around you”

True Change is dificult for all who walk a Journey through life

“Day one of all our lives brings this Journey through life we walk together. The only difference to this Journey is, us as an Individual and the path we chose along the Journey”.

“There is no perfect path, there is no easy path, as all the paths have their own twists, turns and cross roads”.

There are many ways for us to get tripped up along our paths of our journey, as we explore our paths we find many life events that may trip us up as well, the issue with these events is, they bring us into the unknown further than we like. When we get deep into the unknown we tend to lose our true direction along our path, which causes us to become someone we truly are not. Each path we choose has their own direction and to us it is unknown, we as Humans fear the unknown (it is natural), but we tend to forget that this fear may frighten us now, but as we learn of it can make us better and stronger, to continue on our path of our journey of life.

These life events will come to us in many ways, whether its natural and a part of life, or they are brought by another fellow Human within Mankind, either way they can bring us much pain whether on the exterior or the interior of our physical bodies, when the pain affects us on the exterior, yes they can leave a scar and hurt greatly, but the scars will heal over time, when the pain comes to us on the interior, they can and will leave a scar that will last throughout our journey of life. With these scars they can “determine where we came from, but don’t have to determine where we are going”.

Throughout our journey of life and throughout all the life events that will come to us at the cross roads of our path, the one thing we do most is, let the shame of the event control who we truly are, because of the shame we hide our true feelings and emotions deep within ourselves, we bury our true selves deep within and then try to move forward showing a fake side (living in fantasy instead of reality), not only to protect ourselves from further harm, but to hide the pain from all that is around us, we also numb ourselves to the point we feel nothing from anything anymore.

The Journey of life will do this to all of us if we let it, if we don’t truly understand what is around us and why, we will always fear the unknown around every corner of our paths. The best way to conquer any fear is, to stay true to yourself and keep in touch with your true feelings and emotions, don’t numb yourself to the pains of shame, or anything that pains us, we have to feel the pain so we can truly fix what is wrong and the scars that the pain leaves, will heal whether on the exterior or interior.

Yes any pain hurts, but the pains from shame on the interior hurts more than any pain we may feel, it is very difficult to take away the pains of shame and we as Individuals will do whats best for ourselves, only because we know who we are and until we give up and bury our true selves, is when the pain from any kind of shame will hurt us greater, we will never truly acknowledge this cause we have buried deep within our selves, the biggest part of ourselves and that part is, our true selves, our true feelings and our true emotions.

We all walk our own paths along this journey of life, the paths may be different to each of us, but the journey through life for all of us is very much the same. The life events, the twists and the turns along each path, has their own way of bringing this fear of the unknown to us, the cross roads of the path will bring the shame from the unknown to us and unless we truly understand the fear and the shame, the next path we take from the cross road, will be from our clouded judgement, to which will lead us to more shame and more fear, then we become something we are not, so we can move forward without the pains of the shame and fear.

When God created all of Mankind, he made us all unique to each other, so we can help each other on all our paths we choose, he sent his only son Jesus to us, so he can show us the true path of righteousness and that if we walk our paths correctly, we will all have peace within our lives, God left it up to each of us to find that peace and it is there, just that we have to weed out the crap, so we can see clearly the true direction to the path of righteousness. The best way for all of us to see the peace lies within our true selves, when we bury our true selves deep within, we will never see the peace of the true path of righteousness, we will never see clearly along any path we take, which proves further that, when we see the true peace along our path, we truly know who we are and we truly feel our emotions/empathy as we walk our paths along our journey of life.

The Boston Marathon bombing trial

Now that this trial has actually begun and opening statements read, let the true healing begin, for all those affected by this senseless tragedy.

I can’t even say or hear the suspects name without cringing at the thought of him placing the bomb next to little 8 year old Martin Richards. A young innocent little boy, that doesn’t even know what the word hate means, a boy with a huge smile for all that is around him, a boy that really hasn’t begun to start living his life, let alone the fact that he will never know or realize his true potential within this Society we all live and walk, a young life cut short by a couple of Monsters with no remorse or empathy for anything around them, a young life never to be able to fulfill his dreams, or maybe even achieve great things. Martin Richards didn’t ask for this, he wasn’t even aware of what was about to happen, nobody knew except for these two Monsters who took it upon themselves to create chaos of a yearly event that, for all was a way to share together the happiness, while they all cheer on the runners even if you didn’t know who they are, but you cheered anyways to show support for the runners.

Bill Richards, who is little Martin’s father, gave a speech to all inside the court room that, brought everyone to tears while reaching for the tissues, this is the start of the true healing for all the victim’s of the Boston Marathon Bombings. Will we ever be totally healed from that day? This is a question that only time knows the answer, every year from now on we will all remember what happened then, the survivor’s will never forget what happened to them, the Families of the deceased now have to move on with a great loss, we won’t totally heal from this senseless tragedy, but over time it will become easier to keep moving forward, as the memories will help us become better and stronger while we keep moving forward.

During this trial of the Marathon there will be a lot of tears shed, emotions felt, this is what helps us truly heal, when we numb ourselves to these feelings and never shed a tear, we will never be healed of anything and these pictures in our minds, will forever haunt us as we walk our paths of our journey of life. We as people have forgotten how to cry and show true feelings, cause in this Society of drama it is looked at as a weakness and then we get taken advantage of by others, so they can look as the powerful ones. These two bombers, the group ISIS and all the terrorists are perfect examples, anybody that takes advantage of anyone for any reason, has put a side their remorse and empathy, or even buried it deep within themselves, so they then become someone they are not and numb themselves to having any kind of feelings, as they portray this fake reality around themselves.

Throughout this trial we are all going to feel a wide range of feelings no matter who you are? The important thing to remember is, let yourself feel with your true empathy and remorse, don’t hide or suppress anything or even worry what others will think of you for actually having feelings, because if we all showed our true empathy and remorse of each other, this World would be a much better place for all of us to walk our paths along our journey of life.

” Life’s journey has a lot of ups and downs, when we truly feel our way through the journey, the ups and downs we will barely notice”

” Through life’s journey we suffer many life events, it is these events that help us have the proper feelings to be able to heal properly”

The Bucket List……

This was a movie with Morgan Freeman and Jack Nicholson and a very excellent movie at that, I would have to say these two are the best actors of my lifetime, they both have been in quite a lot of movies and this was the first I have seen them acting together. This movie is basically about two Gentleman who have cancer and one of them has a list of items to live out, before the cancer takes their life.

The Majority of us don’t even make out this Bucket list, or any list for that matter, we may plan things to do when we take vacation from our jobs, or maybe some day trips on the weekends, but a Bucket list? We may chat with others and say add that to my Bucket list, but why say it if we really don’t have the list? Maybe we want to portray to others that we really have this list and cross things off all the time, this only becomes another way for each of us, to simply portray a fake self to those around, instead of truly being who you are, it also is a way for each of us to put ourselves above each other, as all we do is compete on who has the best items on the list.

There is much more to life than writing things down on a list, if you do write things down on a list and live for doing them so you can cross them off, then everything else in life will pass you by, your focus will be on the list, instead of what is going on around you or even worse, you simply can’t see the true beauty of life as you walk your path of your journey through life.

To keep a Bucket list for some is a waste of time, cause only a few will be financially set enough to actually complete that Bucket list. It is one thing to write out a list of things to achieve, it is also another thing to actually have the money to achieve those things? The other good point of the Bucket list is, what happens when you don’t cross off everything on your list? This will lead us to feelings of inadequate, which will make our Society struggle even more than it does now, with low self esteem, depression ect…

When a Bucket list is looked at as being a motivator, I am all in. When just written and forgotten, then this list is just a list. with no promise and incentive to walk your path along your journey of life, while we enjoy all the true beauty that is around us and while we let our true selves shine brighter than all the stars in the sky.

Bucket list the movie is nothing but fantasy, it is still a great movie as Jack and Morgan played greats parts together, but I think we all should enjoy and live our lives, see the beauty of what is around you, instead of trying to live up to a list and becoming depressed, because you simply didn’t achieve everything on your list.

” Bucket list is a list we make of things we want to do in our lives, but achieving these items takes a bit more  time and money”

” We all walk a path along a journey of life, just simply look around you from time to time, so you can see the true beauty that is all around you”

What really are the Goats and the Sheeps………

Within this World we live today, we may see these Goats and Sheep as just an animal, one being a dirty animal that will eat whatever it see’s to survive and wanders around with no sense of direction, the other may seem lazy to our eyes as it wanders through the pasture, eating all the grass it see’s, we only see what we want to see, we don’t look deep enough at what we are really seeing.

In God’s eyes he see’s both these of the Goat and the Sheep, in so many ways different than you and I, cause he the Lord God himself, the one who created all Mankind and all that is on this planet Earth, looks at everything very deeply, as they all serve a purpose here on his creation, even us as Humans have these animalistic traits to us and have a special purpose here on God’s creation, just that God left it up to ourselves to find this purpose, so we can be truly free and happy throughout our journey here on Earth.

In God’s eyes the Sheep are known as the provider, as with the fur of the Sheep that keeps us clothed throughout our journey and warm in the colder months, the Sheep without complaint does this to share with all, then grows back more fur for others to be clothed and warm, when you compare the sheep to us as Humans, they are the ones that are better off than most and with more resources to give at their disposal, these are the ones that care for all that is around them and don’t seek anything in return, they just go about their business of providing, as they themselves along with others around them can be happy throughout their journey here on Earth.

In God’s eyes the Goats were the ones that were less fortunate, these are the ones that Jesus mixed with the most on his journey here on Earth, they scrounged for every meal and had nothing showing their existence here on Earth, they were at the mercy of everything around them, the Goat itself is always very dirty looking, as it is always going into dirty places looking for something to eat, much like the poorest of the poor in us as Humans, they to will go into places just for their next meal, not to mention that they don’t even know where that next meal will come from or even when it will come.

The Sheep and the Goats are more than just an animal if you look deeply into what you see, when you compare them with us as Humans, which one are you the Sheep or the Goat? God doesn’t care which one you are, as he loves us all the same, when Jesus came to us and walked his journey here on Earth, he did so with the poorest of the poor, the ones that were like the Goat searching for their next meal, so he could show everybody that, God don’t discriminate anybody or anything, we are all equal in his eyes and that we all as Humans should do as him and his son Jesus, there is no ” I am better than you” in the eyes of God, we are all on a journey through life and we all need to show God and Jesus, that we can walk this journey together, while being happy of one another and sharing instead of being angry, or treating each other with disrespect, while we walk this journey, we can either be the sheep, or we can be the Goat, but what we all will be, is the child of God that treats each other with respect, so we all can walk our journey in peace, with true happiness throughout.

” in God’s eyes there is no I am better than you, only togetherness while showing respect of each other”

” the goats and the sheep are more than just an animal only if we look deeply into what we see, we will all be happy throughout our journey”