Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Simple Things

In today's times of hustle and bustle, so many people miss out on the Simple Things in life. Who do we blame for this. Do we look at the technology that is supposed to streamline everything for us? Or do we look at how the technology is being used.  Let's go back to the times when we were tied to our desks because we had to accomplish so many things on the.....computer.....yes the computer did bring us from the age of paper and pen, to the age of getting it done now. Thus the reason we sat at our desks for what seemed like ever. Of course with technology being what it is, continues to expand and help us to get it done now, allowing us to leave the desk in the office and take the office with us.....But....that same technology robs us from some of the Simple Things. Now I hope you don't expect me to tell you what those Things are. We are amongst a population of so many different cultures, personalities and backgrounds, these Things are in the lives of each and every one and special to them only. Someone's Thing might be teaching another the art of music when they least expect it, or hearing the sound of dry leaves running across the pavement on a windy day....you really should hear that when you get a chance, it's really cool. Another could be just watching and learning, taking the time to listen, taking the time to hear, get the idea?
Have you ever really Heard the sound of the water brushing gently across the rocks? I have to admit that I have and I can still hear it today. I was in Florida working during the multiple hurricanes....whatever year that was....ok?  I found a spot after work on a beach. The water was sloshing against the rocks but in my ears, it was gentle. Loving the water anyway, I closed my eyes and focused on the sound of the water sloshing against the rocks. It was soooo peaceful....that moment......at that time was my Simple Thing. Of course I have piled up a great deal more Things since then.
These...Things, are moments that come and go. Some zip by so fast we thought it was just a cool breeze. Some hang around like a heavy cloud but we're too busy getting it done.
Anyway, I think you get the picture. Technology will continue to improve to make our lives more streamlined, and we will miss out on a lot of time for Simple Things, but let's grab as many as we can along the way, I'll be Workin On that myself.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Finishing a Chapter

I wanted to write something funny but I don't think that's gonna happen. I've always liked to write, but never really stayed with it. I remember back in my courting days in school I was a pretty good poetry writer....yes I wrote many poems to the ladies back in the day. I wrote a poem for Family Day at New Life Worship Center when I lived in Dayton, OH some years ago....I'll have to dig that up and post it. I remember sitting and making attempts at writing a book. Why all of a sudden am I out here writing? Because it's time. I'm tired of waiting for the right moment.....the right moment has come and gone several times already. I'm having fun....I'm able to have a thought, post it and others will or will not read it. What is important is that I am writing. I feel as if an unfinished chapter is being completed in my life. I'm doing something I've had a passion for and loving it!!! Of course I can't take all the credit. My daughter, Darcel, she's at  The Mahogany Way  has been telling me I should do my own blog as I watched hers grow and how she has brought her life style into a well done piece of work I must say....if that's not inspiration. I really love what Darcel has done in her family life and her personal life. She has been Workin On her life and making strides....what her blog has done for me, is to see the girls grow in a whole different light. When I check out her posts and see the pictures, it's as if I'm seeing the girls for the very first time, pictures of them helping mommy cook, doing arts and crafts, learning about nature outside, enjoying the water after a rain....
This also gives me an opportunity to reconnect with my family....that is what this internet has done for us.
I'm not done yet......I feel a connection with old friends even though we may not talk for eons at a time. You are in my thoughts, all of you are my family also. I look forward to the coming moments when I will read your comments and check out the pics...watching families grow. I also look forward to the friends I will make along the way.
As I said before, I'm having fun, lovin it, and have no idea what my next post will be about ....and that's what I'm Workin On.


Sunday, March 28, 2010

Fear

Since the beginning of mankind, God has given to man, the ability to make decisions of his own free will. We use that ability everyday of our lives....some we cherish, some we question, some we regret, and some we wait for an answer. We make decisions so often throughout the day, many times it takes no thought at all to make a decision at any given moment. It has become HUMAN NATURE....do and react without giving a second thought.....but a decision is made none the less.
We also have other senses that tie into the various parts of the body and how a decision made, can cause this body of ours to react in many different ways. Rarely do we think about the make up of the human body and how nerve endings and blood vessels and bone, veins, skin tissue, hair, these and many more parts that I will not give the impression I am able to name. But there is one thing that is able to bring all of the senses together to cause dysfunction, loss of appetite, the body becomes frigid, we can become faint, the hair stands, the skin chills, the blood flow increases causing moisture to expel  from the pores of our skins, many different scenarios.
FEAR....the one emotion I believe has such a negative affect on the human body in mind, body, and spirit all in one swoosh. Think about it....this intricate system that makes up the human body. They have to be controlled by something.....yes the brain. Now, did God put man's ability to decide for himself into his brain? No, the brain is a body part. FEAR does not exit in the brain, but in our consciousness and that is where God put our ability to decide. How many times do we make the wrong decision because we were afraid? Has it kept us from a promotion?, a raise?, an opportunity?. Does it stop us from even saying hello to a stranger. Don't get me wrong, I know these times are getting more violent with each passing day....all the more reason to get this fear thing under control. We shouldn't let fear get in the way of living life the way we would like. We shouldn't huddle up into our own corners of the world. I'm not saying be stupid and try to be a hero somewhere or anything like that. We will always have to deal with fear of some sort throughout our lives, but we should NEVER, EVER, EVER let it be a CONTROLLING factor in our lives.
Having a life that you can honestly say you are happy with...isn't that worth Workin On?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Concentration

This may be an eye opener for some. I stop for breakfast at a drive through on my way to begin my day. I order, drive up to window pay, get my drink and I'm already thinking about getting this portion of my day over with. In my head I'm already thinking of the types of installs I have ahead of me. I drive up into an empty spot to park to make a few calls and to start my breakfast. I shake my orange juice, pop the opening, drop in the straw and take a good sip. I set it down ready to dig into my......where is the rest of my breakfast?.....I laughed out loud at myself. So now I have to walk into the lobby to get the rest of my breakfast and we all got a good laugh out of it. It may not be the last time I do that. After getting myself situated, calls made, now ready to finish eating as I drive....I remember a thought I had a few days ago about concentrated driving. I was thinking how distracted we have become in getting from point A to point B. I thought, how am I going to accomplish the visions I had in my head about my installs, if I can't remember the proper steps at picking up at a drive thru.

Surprises

Who likes surprises, who likes surprises!?!? I think we can all admit that a good surprise is always welcome at our doorstep. How many times have we found ourselves giving a pop upside of our own head, and then have a giggle or two. Have you been in a situation where you were about to showoff something in front of friends and you didn't practice your routine and you find that instead of the wows and aaahhhs you get the giggles and laughter? Now the laughter has settled and everyone says they will check it out later your all alone and FINALLY the routine falls into place without a hitch......you giggle again......at yourself.
What will you be working on today?

Friday, March 26, 2010

Funny thoughts

Moments in any given day can and will bring times of laughter. Often times we find we're laughing at ourselves, which is a good thing. If we laugh at ourselves and others see it, then we are more able to enjoy a laugh at someone else's expense. It's all in fun in how you present it or how it is played out. Sometimes we have to find more ways to laugh than to keep ways of making things worse.

Catch Phrases

Catch phrases are everywhere. We hear them, see them, make them up ourselves. Some are money makers some are just backyard gatherings, fun times. The elections bring on many catch phrases and again some stick and some just fall away. The big companies strive to make theirs more vivid in the mind of the consumers. I want to have fun with mine. I believe I can accomplish that. So stay tuned and let's all have fun together.

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