August 22, 2021
Good morning my friends. I hope you are all doing well, staying happy and healthy. Have you ever asked yourself, “What’s the most important part of life?” Do you see the beauty in life or do you just exist? My journey has brought me down a path that hasn’t always been easy, simple or fun. I’ve experienced sadness, trauma, heartbreak and pain; along with many fabulous, amazing and incredible experiences. Most humans on this planet share similar feelings and emotions. We all struggle with life issues from time to time. How we resolve these issues and move forward are of great significance. If you only see negativity in life, then it becomes a daily struggle. I’ve always had the ability to maintain a positive outlook. It’s made my return to happiness, after dealing with critical life events, much more seamless. Taking that path wasn’t always easy, but it aided me in retaining my sanity and health. Returning your life to normalcy, after experiencing trauma or emotional distress, is extremely important for your mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Life will always continue to evolve and happen. Many life events are beyond our control. Challenges and changes will occur, altering our path. How we move forward with each new situation or day defines us in the present. These incidents have the ability to alter our journey into the future. Do your best every day, while you work hard to live your dreams in peace and happiness.
When I think about what’s happening in our world (and our nation) today, it breaks my heart. There are many people suffering, in various ways and for a variety of reasons, around our planet. War, sickness, famine, poverty, natural disasters or lawlessness continue to plague many lands. Cuba, Haiti, Hong Kong and Afghanistan are only a few lands embroiled in turmoil or sadness. Knowing how many brave individuals sacrificed their lives in Afghanistan, to free this country, only to have it slip into the hands of sadistic and evil vermin, is heartbreaking. The thought of what hideous acts are being perpetrated against innocent men, women and children are both sad and horrendous. The Taliban is a modern day evil. They don’t respect rights or freedom; only their own brand of wickedness. Our nation has been experiencing it’s own difficulties at our southern border. The Mexican border has long been the site of illegal crossings; of people, drugs and all sorts of contraband. With the current administrations “open border” policy, our land is at additional risk.
Political leaders are elected to make wise and informed decisions that unify our nation and the world. They’re supposed to safeguard our people, our borders and allied countries. So far, little to nothing is being implemented or encouraged to enhance our safety, or that of the world. These are sad and difficult times. Worrying about it won’t solve the problem. We need strong individuals to stand up for the rights of all people. Somehow, in appears our current administration isn’t concerned, with our nation, our people or anyone else (other than themselves). We need to generate our energy and power, to push politicians who aren’t working for our common good, to act on our behalf or remove them from office. Our nation, and the world, is dealing with critical issues. We are in serious need of leaders with knowledge, understanding and courage to resolve issues, here at home and abroad, before we sink further into chaos.
I realize my issues are trivial compared to what many people are dealing with across our planet. None the less, I spent the last several weeks on the road again, searching for a new home and visiting family and friends. I was lying on my hotel bed somewhere in Arizona, listening to traffic noise on the main street below me. The television, and Olympic coverage, provided some distraction from the vehicles speeding along the roadway. TV announcers were discussing diving, gymnastics and track and field events. They talked about the deduction of event points, for the smallest infractions, dropping contenders out of medal contention. I immediately recalled a conversation I overheard earlier in the hotel lobby. The hotel manager was asking an older couple how they enjoyed their stay. She urged the couple to complete the online review, giving the hotel “tens” indicating high marks of praise. She told them it would help the hotel. It had recently opened, and this would assist it being recognized as a great establishment.
I find it interesting how we are so interested in perfection, when it doesn’t even exist. We strive to have everything in our life just right; or it’s a failure (which doesn’t exist either). We need to understand we can’t control life; every outcome, relationship, sickness or situation. Life and the universe are in a constant state of change. Rather than placing so much emphasis on perfection, be satisfied with reaching a state of personal happiness, bliss and love. Don’t worry about being perfect, just be you. Stop wasting your time and energy on worry. Instead, focus your energy to believe, create, trust, grow, glow, change, evolve, heal and love. My best advice, be grateful for life, love and happiness! When you begin each day with these thoughts, they grow and multiple throughout the day. It becomes exciting to share the joy associated with everyone you see. My outward attitude towards life reflects in my entire being. I smile with a radiant glow, communicate more freely and open myself to the magic of life.
Our nation, and the world, continue to struggle with issues of critical importance. Lives of innocent people hang in the balance daily. If you doubt this, research what’s happening in many cities in our own country; not to mention the atrocities occurring across our planet. There’s a significant difference between existing and actually living life. Please don’t sit back and expect the world to just care for itself. If we don’t get involved, stand up and take action; our world will continue to experience drastic changes. Educate yourself with knowledge. It’s a powerful tool. Let your voice be heard. Pressure our political representatives to act for all people and in our best interest (not their own). America is a fabulous land of opportunity and freedom. We need to do our part to ensure it remains that way.
I gain solace in seeking additional insight, wisdom and understanding. These empowering sources, along with adventure, challenge my capabilities and expand my intellect. I continue to grow and learn about myself and the universe daily. I understand what it means to live life with gratitude. Happiness is my daily choice. I see the beauty of life and I enjoy each moment. I find comfort and power in nature. I relieve stress and anxiety with exercise and meditation. I enjoy excitement in new adventures and old ones too. I cherish in my family and friends. My passion for life is created with love. It’s time to show up in the present and live. Life is short and a limited time offer. Don’t just exist. Be the change you want to see in the world. Be a positive influence and don’t screw it up! Follow your dreams. They know the way.
Please tune in and join me again next Sunday for more! The healthy life puzzle is always in rotation. Let’s be healthy and strong mentally, physically and spiritually!
Thanks for your love and support! Embrace Life! Be sure to get outside and enjoy nature!