January 16, 2022
Good morning my friends. The new year is off to another roaring start. We’re already in the middle of January! It doesn’t surprise me that the year is beginning with more virus mania. I hoped we were pulling beyond the craziness, yet here we are back in it with more control, manipulation, tragedy and heartache. Virus variants make news headlines daily, while little to nothing is said about police officers being ambushed, assaulted and murdered. Where is the outcry for our men and women of law enforcement and their families? Violence continues to rage in our inner cities, taking lives daily. I haven’t seen any indication from our leaders (religious, civic or political) that they care or are willing to take any positive steps to stop this insanity. The lack of leadership, not to mention the lack of plans to regain a grip on our inflating economy, all point to the dismal realities of our current administration. They appear to be intent on controlling our thoughts, activities and minds with virus madness. When are we going to say enough is enough? How many injections or boosters are required before you realize there are many things in life beyond our control. Why do some humans believe they have the ability to manipulate every scenario, including life? There are times our supposed “intelligence” baffles me. It reveals just how unintelligent we really can be. Is this an ego trip for some individuals, or is there something more at stake for us? The human race has been attempting to alter the course of existence since creation. We have the power to manage certain aspects of our lives, but total control isn’t part of that equation. It’s time humans realize “control” comes in limited quantities. The universe is a vast boundless expanse that’s existed for billions of years. We are merely a tiny speck of dust in time.
I no longer attempt to control every aspect of my life or anyone around me. I (me, myself and I) am responsible for what I think, say and do. The remainder of the world is beyond my scope of influence. When I learned that I can’t control what others think, how they react, what they say or do; life became much easier for me. Our past experiences often influence our thoughts and responses in our present. I work to understand my past and what part it played a part in my life. Knowing my past, helps me to live and thrive in the present. I was enlightened and learned valuable lessons from these revelations and what it meant for me. I remain vigilant each day to block these old responses from re-entering my mind. It’s taken me years, and some extremely difficult life experiences, to learn the how’s and why’s of me. Now it’s time for me to live in peace and freedom from my past. Living in the here and now is an incredible new beginning, for my happiness and love. 2022 is a new year full of opportunities for me, and all of you, to achieve our dreams. My plan is to live my life authentically, in the present, with an open heart and mind. I relinquish control, no longer need to be perfect or correct. I just need to be me; happy and grateful. I’m not fearful of being myself or what the future has in store. My life will all be revealed with time. Becoming more self-aware of who I am and how it influences my behavior, creates deeper self-development and allows me greater growth. Digging deeper into my soul reveals who I was yesterday, who I am today and where I want to be tomorrow. I love myself more each day and I’m enjoying life on my new path. Life shouldn’t be lived in fear or the past. I continue to move forward with each new sunrise.
When I realized how silly it is trying to control all aspects of my life, I stopped attempting to manipulate outcomes. This simple change in my attitude ended the stress associated with what might or might not happen. I opened myself to the possibilities of the world. Living life instantly became more fun. I know the universe and God have a plan. I enjoy living in the present, while watching the world unfold all around me each day. I can name a laundry list of what’s beyond my control, as I’m sure can do as well. When I think about the world and life logically, it makes much more sense. I understand what I can influence in my sphere. I begin by managing my own thoughts, words and deeds. Controlling my thoughts and not allowing negativity to enter my mind, is a huge step toward happiness. If I allow my mind to control me, it’s very easy to lose my sense of what’s real or right and wrong. Allowing negativity to flourish can easily overwhelm anyone. We are complex creatures and our mind is capable of doing good or evil. Fabricated and manipulated stories manifest into words and actions. Let go of your ego and open your heart to what’s truly important in life. Gratitude, kindness and honesty provide a fabulous beginning for a better life. Don’t worry about what you can’t control; like the weather, traffic and other people. You can’t control any of that, so stop trying too. The anxiety and stress you create only brings on more negativity. Don’t live in the past. It’s gone and there is nothing you can do to change it. Learn, grow and be a better human from those experiences. Focus on yourself; your personal happiness, self-care, living healthy and remaining in the present.
I never gave this much thought, but while I was lying in bed the other night, this popped into my mind. I was saying my prayers, before closing my eyes to drift off to sleep. I thanked God for the gift of life; and thanked my Dad and a friend’s father, for watching over us and our families. It’s part of my nightly prayer ritual. I began thinking of how much time I’ve wasted during my life over frivolous pursuits and issues. Egotistical diversions, lack of understanding or shear stupidity have created or caused havoc at various times throughout my life. As much as I’ve attempted to alter or control events for a perfect resolution, I often just screwed things up more. I am thankful and grateful to be here in the present. I’m enlightened to be a better me and living a happy life. The sunrise each morning provides me a greater value and respect for life and my time on this planet. I love my life. I have an amazing daughter, a fabulous family and great friends. I miss a fantastic love and someone to share all the experiences and moments life offers. I’m confident love will reveal itself when the time is right. When you find the person you can’t live without, life becomes an amazing and fabulous adventure! There are several individuals who were instrumental in assisting me along this journey. It wasn’t always an easy or pleasant road. There were painful times I wish I could erase. The good times were the absolute best of my life. The love and support you have given me will remain with me forever. My love and devotion to you is eternal. Through the ups, downs and sideways times, always remain happy, grateful and appreciative for your time on this planet. It’s a one-time adventure, so try not to mess 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!