Monday, March 23, 2015


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


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


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


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


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


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.

Thursday, February 12, 2015


Yesterday while I was sitting around waiting on a package to be delivered I decided to get out some of my older writings and thumb through them. I love to do that from time to time as it helps me to remember not only where I have been but also where I would like to go. I admit some of the old writings seem so strange to me now that I have experienced several more years of living as a human being. I can honestly see my growth in many areas of my life. When I was young and dumb I thought I had already found all the answers I needed. Boy, was I ever wrong! Now I'm pretty much convinced I will never have all the answers. I also realize that some answers just have to be changed at times. Maybe I will share with you some of these older writings when the time is right. One thing I did find yesterday among my old tablets and pieces of paper was a list of sayings that I came up with long ago.I believe these were written by me in the 1980's and the the 90's. Not that the date makes any difference except that it helps me to remember just what I was experiencing at the time. Some of the sayings still ring true, for me at least, today as they did when I first came up with them. Today I'd like to share the one that was at the very top of my page. It read: How do you expect to fly when you never spread your wings? As I read that I then remembered that at that period in my life I was facing some rather difficult decisions in my personal life. I recall thinking to myself that I had become kinda stuck in some areas of my life and did not feel as if I was growing as much as I would have liked. Indeed I had become so secure in my own illusions that I had stopped trying to spread my wings so to speak and reach out for new experiences. Thinking that would mean my personal life would get even more joyful and filled I did just that. I spread my wings to soar and you know what happened? I allowed people and events around me to quickly drag me back down to a place that was ever so low and hurtful. Just eh opposite of what I had intended. But you know what else happened? I made up my mind to keep my wings spread and to get back on track and allow life to teach me any lessons I needed. It was a rough period for me but I got through it and was able to soar to heights that I had never attained before. And ever since that time I have tried my very best to keep on flying. There are times when I allow things to bring me down some but I have always managed to keep on flying. My sincere hope for all of you is that you have already begun your ascent to a much higher state and that even when things do go haywire that you are able to keep those wings wide open as you wait to the next updraft of knowledge to take you even higher. I leave you in peace and joy and please remember that as you go along your path to pause long enough to do something nice for someone else. Let us all continue to soar to new heights and aid those who may be having a hard time getting off the ground. Blessings to you beautiful people.