Saturday, April 4, 2015

WHAT A WONDERFUL WORLD IT WOULD BE

"Imagine all the people living life in peace.......(John Lennon)
Can you just imagine how great this world would be if we all learned to get along and live in peace? I think about that very often but realize there is so much more work to be done until we learn to love each other even  more than we love ourselves. But I can still dream! and I will continue to do so even when I see some radical religious group kill innocent folks because they do not ascribe to their beliefs. How strange to hear that there are those who kill and maim others in the name of some God they are trying to push on all of humanity. I just cannot imagine a God who wants innocent people killed because they don't follow some imaginary path to a place that awaits us after death. I really don't get it. Why do we hate others because they don't agree with our way of living? Why do we feel we are always right and the others are wrong? How can a person just kill someone for the sport of it? So much bizarre stuff that goes on in this world is totally beyond my imagination. For a second just try to see a world where every person truly loved each other. The only things we would have to deal with in that case would be accidents or forces of nature such as hurricanes, floods, tornados and the like. We would be able to do away with locks and keys. Imagine leaving your door to your house open all the time while it holds your earthly treasures? Why we could even put our gold on the front doorstep to shine while not being worried someone would take it from us! A world where everybody helped each other. No more wars and the need to spend millions of dollars on weapons. We could instead use that money to see that every human being had enough to eat and a place to stay. I could go on with many more examples but it wouldn't change anything. I know this will not happen, at least in my lifetime but I will keep on dreaming. That is the only way I can survive here, by never giving up hope for all of us to live as one. I know I can't "fix" this world and its problems but I can and I will continue to love others and hope you will to. Just love--that is truly all any of us need. I leave you with thoughts of perfect love, peace, and joy to each of you fine folks. Try to do something nice for someone today and see if it doesn't make you feel better about things. And please keep dreaming of a world where we all live in peace. May the sun keep shining down on your backdoor always!

Monday, March 23, 2015

PUT A LITTLE LOVE IN YOUR HEART

I recently heard an old song on the radio called Put a Little Love In Your Heart. If memory serves me well it was a song done by Petula Clark. I may be wrong on the artist though, not that it matters. But I was struck by the simplicity of the lyrics once again as I heard it sung for the first time in quite a while. The lyrics say so much that I wish to share some of the song with you now. "Put a little love in your heart, and the world will be a better place for you and me, you just wait , wait and see. I know its getting late so please don't hesitate, put a little love in your heart, and the world will be a better place............... Simple but filled with so much wisdom! I would ask all of you to do as the song says right now so we can again be a part of the solutions instead of the problems. May the new week ahead be filled with much love, peace, joy, and kindness for all of you beautiful people. Let us all be good to ourselves, and even better to others.


After checking I found that the song was performed by Jackie DeShannon and not Petula Clark. Just wanted to give proper credit to the artist of this beautiful song.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

A BETTER WORLD TODAY

You may think you are helpless in trying to make this world a better place. I know there are times when I feel that way. I see the news and hear about all the crazy stuff going on all around me and I think to  myself: I wish there was something I could do right now that would make a difference in the way things are headed. And at that moment I always remind myself that there is something I can do. And then I do it! Is it something grand or spectacular? No, it isn't. Is it something that the news channels will be printing about? No, nothing like that I can assure you. And the best part of this is that you and anyone else can do the same thing! You wanna know what it is? In keeping with my concept of keeping it simple, here it is. Right now, take a moment and tell someone you love them. No matter where you are you can do this. If by chance you are out someplace all alone, maybe you can make a phone call. If you don't have a means to call you can still let someone know you love them. Just send some loving thoughts directed to that person and I truly believe they will feel it in some kind of way. Hey, I know it's just a small step and your actions will not solve all the world's problems. But if you do this you will have at least made the world better for two people. Yourself and the one you told that you loved them. And the more you do this the more you find that yes indeed, you can help solve the problems of the world, no matter what you have or where you are. I hope you will give it a shot at least! When you get accustomed to telling someone that you love them every day, you may then find that you are now telling more than one person a day. And that is when you are on your way to living a more satisfying life. Believe me, this old world needs your love now more than ever. And right now I hope I make the world better for a lot of people by saying I love you to all of you who are reading this. I may not know you but we are still one and love knows no boundaries! Enjoy the moment and spread the word. Love overcomes all! I love you!

Thursday, March 12, 2015

KEEPING IT SIMPLE

When I sit down to write in this blog I usually have some idea of what I am going to be talking about. But today I have not had a lot of spare time to give a lot of thought as to what I would write today. I started to just not write anything but as I was thumbing through some of my stuff I had jotted down so long ago I happened upon another page of thoughts to ponder. These were sayings that came to my mind when I was still so young. But I have found that most of them still ring very true to me today also. So in the keep it simple category here is the quote. Love all you see today, maybe it will start an epidemic. I wish all of you the very best of everything now and always. Just love, love, and love some more! It really does make this life easier!

Saturday, March 7, 2015

WHICH IS THE SMARTER SEX? WOMEN OR MEN?

Well, Yeah, I suppose I am opening a can of worms so to speak with the above question. Of course, in so called reality(if  there is such a thing) that is really a pretty dumb question. After all, I'm sure each of us will have our own opinion based on what we have seen over our lifetime. Intelligence is only something we claim we have or don't have. And the same for everyone else. Personally, I would not touch that subject for all the money in the world. So why you may ask is it that I have decided to write about it in the first place. Really I just wanted to share this experience with you because I found it to be a bit on the funny side of life. And humor plays such an important part in our lives I thought you may enjoy this story. The other day we here in Western Kentucky woke up to as much as 14 inches of snow that had fell over night. I measured 11 inches on our front lawn. Since the snow was so deep I knew I would have to shovel it from the drive before I could even get the truck out of the garage. so after breakfast I layered up the clothes, hitched up the boots, and opened the garage door to get started. After some shoveling and heavy lifting I had to stop and take a rest. I looked out to where my wife keeps the bird feeder and noticed it was empty. So I filled it up, hung it back on the stand in the garden and waited. It didn't take very long before the first bird arrived at the new buffet. She was a female cardinal( the cardinal is the state bird of Kentucky) and she took a seat below the feeder. Before she could hop up to taste the seeds I had put out, A male cardinal swooped down and sat just to the right of the female. Neither one made a move to the top of the feeder. I was wondering why they just continued to look at each other instead of eating. Was the male being a "gentleman" and waiting for the lady to go first? Probably not I thought. A few seconds later I saw another bright red male cardinal come swooping down and landing fairly close to the other two birds. In an instant I saw the males looking at each other and the female was glancing at both of the males. After sizing up the situation the male bird which had been the last to arrive suddenly attacked the other male. They flew up in the air struggling and then one started chasing after the other. The female, who had remained perched below the feeder, watched as the males flew off and then she hopped up and began feasting on the bird seed. It was then that I said to myself:  "Just like us dumb males to fight like two idiots while the female snickered and got the best of the buffet. The 2 males did come back and eventually I saw them getting a few seeds. Soon that birdfeeder looked like the main attraction at the zoo! Little birds, big birds, colorful birds and yes, even a dumb male bird! Well, in this case I'd have to say that the female species wins the title of smartest. No offense guys, but you probably would have to admit that we ain't the sharpest most of the time. And especially when it comes to us going after the females! But hang in there my male friends, there may be hope for us some day! I sure hope all of you are feeling great and enjoying this very moment! Remember, this is the only thing you have, this very moment. The other stuff will be only temporary. If you can do something nice for someone right now, that will be something that will last forever!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

THOUGHTS TO PONDER

Looking back through some of my earlier writings I came upon some quotes that I had come up with way back in the 1990's. This was at a time when I had just gone through some personal problems that had really been tough to get through. As I usually do, when I am faced with major decisions or trying to get back up after I have been knocked down by others, I write. It is my own kind of personal therapy. So today I would love to share some of the thoughts with all of you.

On broken relationships; Be careful that you don't lie around licking your wounds so long that you begin to like it.

It is not important if someone loves you, What is important is that you love them anyway.

You can mend a broken heart if you but take time to recognize all the love that surrounds you.

What good is a healthy body without a healthy mind?

Storms will come and go, but love is eternal.

Love left unexpressed often turns to sadness
Love expressed most often turns to joy.

An act of kindness directed to strangers
Returns to one as an old friend.

A true teacher will never refuse to learn from their students.

A mind that is always open begets learning
A mind that is closed reaps resentment

Friendships are like diamonds; Hard to find and always in need of polishing.

Without love the path is always long and hard
With love present the path only sometimes seems long.

When the heart is pure the mind will unclench.


These are but a few of the things I was thinking of way back then. Hopefully I will be able to share some more with you at a later date. I take leave of you now with thoughts of pure love, joy, and peace. May your day be filled with these things and much more!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

SIMPLY LOVE

When I first began this blog I felt its purpose was for me to share things I felt I knew, while at the same time learning things from the friends I have made on this blog. For quite a while now I have been so interested in trying to figure out what this life really entails that I may have overlooked the simplicity of it all. From questions such as--How did I get here? Where am I going? Why am I even her in the first place? Is it all just a dream? Or maybe just one big illusion? On and on I could ask such questions but what would it really accomplish? I suppose just being a curious human being makes me wonder about things like that. But really, what does it all matter? I have met many really intelligent thinkers from my blog that have shared with me their thoughts on questions such as the ones I mentioned. I have come to conclude that there are many, many, possibilities about this experience we call life. But lately I just keep coming back to the realization, at least for me, that none of it much matters anyway. The only thing I can be sure of is that I will be here until I die and then hopefully go on somewhere else in  a new spiritual body. But even that don't matter. As my wonderful mother-in-law says- it is what it is. Can't argue with that! But as for me, I have decided that the only thing that really matters is pure unconditional love for all. I firmly believe that love is the answer for every situation. So now, I will continue on, probably still wondering about some of these unanswerable questions, but at the same time I am going to try my best to learn to live with unconditional love for all. It seems so simple to say love is all we need but I truly think that is about right. In closing I wish for all of you a full life that will be filled with lots of love, truth,joy, and beauty. And as always might I remind you to do something nice for someone today! I remain a dreamer, a dreamer of  a world where all of us live in peace and unity, and that we all have realized that we are ONE. As the great late John Lennon once stated--"I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one..." And I hope you will join us and the world will live as ONE. Welcome to my Dream.