Be Kind

[Image courtesy of Brainy Quote, sentiment of the current Dalai Lama]

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Learn to Cut Bait

The phrase is well known, “Fish, or Cut Bait”…and the message is straight forward:  Either you’re in, or you’re out.  Either you continue doing what you’re doing, or you stop.  It’s a decision that repeats itself over and over and over again.

It applies to actions and emotional connections alike.  And emotional connections aren’t just with people, they’re with things and situations too.

Learn when to cut bait and move on.  Your happiness…indeed, your sanity, depend on it.

Balance ?

Sad comes with happy, dark comes with light, bad comes with good.   It’s a matter of balance.   Finding it, then maintaining it as long as you can.

Sometimes you can’t control things, and you get out of balance.

That’s ok.  That’s called “LIFE”.  Keep going.   Because no matter the circumstance, you hold one trump card in your pocket.  It’s all you need at the end of the day.

What is that trump card?  Happiness is a choice.  We choose to be happy.  We have the power to let the sadness and anger and frustration go.

Being happy, that’s up to you.  We can choose.  Do so.  That can bring back the balance, and make the scales tip in your favor.  That can make it GOOD.

The Path of Totality

A week ago, we had a big solar eclipse. The Path was the area on the earth that was most directly effected by the event.

What’s your “Path of totality”? Who do you effect? What’s your area of influence?

Consider it. At home. At work. With new friends, and old ones too.

You might be surprised.

My Stove

The stove, metaphor for my life.

Four burners equals four priorities:

Children, wife, work. Wait, that’s only three? The fourth burner is for everything else: my elderly parents, the Lions club I serve community thru, my extended family, my friends.

Sometimes one of the first three get moved off, but I try not to let that happen. When I die I don’t want to regret short-changing those I’m most responsible to.

God and faith are the fuel for that stove, the natural gas that keeps me going.

Take care of your stove.

Bicycle Race

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I heard this song when it first came out in 1978.  I listened to it a lot.  All this time later, I’m still not quite sure what it’s really about.  But I still love it.
Thank You, Freddie Mercury.
“Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like
You say black I say white
You say bark I say bite
You say shark I say hey man
Jaws was never my scene
And I don’t like Star Wars
You say Rolls I say Royce
You say God give me a choice
You say Lord I say Christ
I don’t believe in Peter Pan
Frankenstein or Superman
All I wanna do is
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle races are coming your way
So forget all your duties oh yeah
Fat bottomed girls they’ll be riding today
So look out for those beauties oh yeah
On your marks get set go
Bicycle race bicycle race bicycle race
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle bicycle bicycle bicycle
(I want a) bicycle race
You say coke I say caine
You say John I say Wayne
Hot dog I say cool it man
I don’t wanna be the President of America
You say smile I say cheese
Cartier I say please
Income tax I say Jesus
I don’t wanna be a candidate
For Vietnam or Watergate
‘Cause all I want to do is
Bicycle bicycle bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle, bicycle (c’mon), bicycle
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride my bike
I want to ride my bicycle
I want to ride it where I like”
Song and video?  You bet! Here.