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Saturday December 16 , 2017
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A new blog will be posted weekly.  My intent is to offer you hope and encouragement in happiness and during life’s struggles.  Life is so short and so precious.  I wish you love, happiness and prosperity every moment of everyday.

The Rocking Chairs

I was passing by this house every single day.  The couple on the porch rocking in their rocking chairs would kindly smile and wave to me, always full of cheer.  One day it was a little hotter than usual and I must have looked pretty tired as the lady asked me “Do you want a drink?”  I was happy she had asked because I was feeling pretty parched at that point.  She ran and brought me back some cold ice tea.  That was so refreshing!  I said thank you.  I looked at their smile, it seemed like they didn’t have a care in the world.  Her husband took my glass and brought it back in the house, she had offered me more, but I was fine.  I sat down on the step for a moment.  The lady talked small talk; her and her husband originally built the house over 40 years ago.  They are retired now.  She was short, petite with silver hair and perfect olive skin.  Her husband was tall with silver hair.  They both had the same wrinkles around their eyes and mouth.  They were laugh lines.  They were characters.  They were poking fun at each other and he said she don’t hardly remember anything anymore and she said that’s ok, because he don’t do anything anymore, so we’re perfect and they laughed at each other.
 

An Oath To You

I take an oath to you.  What exactly does an oath mean?  It is a solemn promise to fulfill a pledge and it usually involves invoking a witness.  There all types of people in all different professions that take an oath. 
 
Some people don’t need to take an oath.  They live every single day as if the decisions that they make, and everything they do IS in the best interest of others.
 
If you were to raise your hand to take an oath, what would your words be?  What is it that you would be promising?  Would it be any different that the things that you have been doing thus far?
   

Across The Globe

From across the distant lands, and to the distant seas, you don’t know me, but I wish you peace.  Through times of uncertainty and life’s hardships; hold tight to your faith, you will get through it.  I wish I could carry your weight, but you are stronger than I.  I hate the thought of war with all the death, injustices and lies.

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all of the beauty that surrounds you, your beautiful mountains and seas, with your beautiful art work, beads and satin for your ceremonies, all is cherished; nothing is lost. If you live in destruction, just know this in peace.  For all our time is limited, so grab your loved ones closely and give them peace.  Just know when it’s all over, that our hearts and minds will be free, to remember the days on earth remembering it like it was a dream. 
 
Merry Christmas around the world may you have peace.  Here’s to a much better 2011 throughout the land.  Share, love, give, console, smile, cheer and say a prayer, for in the brotherhood of man, we all want peace. 
 
So hug your little ones and give them stories of hope.  They are our next generation to correct the ones before.
   

Believe

*** The Illinois House of Representatives issued a Certificate of G.E.D. Completion to it's graduates.  This is what is written on the certificate.  It reads as follow:

Believe in yourself, what you think, what you feel,

Believe in the truth, in the good, the ideal.                                                                                                                                    
Believe that your dreams can someday become real..

Forever and always~Believe.

Believe in yourself and in what you can do.

Believe in the good that you strive to pursue~

Believe in friends that believe in you too..

Forever and Always~Believe

   

Divorce

In today’s society divorce is prevalent.  Either you’ve gone through a divorce, been a product of divorced parents, or you know someone that has gone through a divorce.

In the divorce environment a child can feel the hurt and pain as they watch the power struggle take shape.  Sometimes as parents, we can lose sight of the child/children that’s stuck in the middle.

It is very hard to take a parent in the middle of a bitter divorce and ask them to fast forward their children’s lives by ten years, then twenty years, and so on.

By doing this the parent will realize the hurtful words and the biased opinions of their once loving spouse are starting to creep in their child’s minds and play a part in their memories.  The arguments pertaining to child support, visitation, education, etc is NOT in a child’s best interest.

A child will adjust and learn so much when they see their parents discussing these important issues.  You might not agree with each other but the fact that the children see them talking to each other as mature adults sends such a positive message to them.

   

Everyone Bleeds Red

As you're walking around a crowded, busy street, stop and take a look around.  Every single person has at least one thing in common; everyone, no matter what sex, age, race or religion. The common link, the common tie, the common factor is the color of blood. The color of your blood and everyone else's blood is red.  We all bleed the same.

If people can focus on that thought, they will begin to see and feel beyond their own discriminatory boundaries.  People would open up and welcome new cultures, new attitudes, and new awareness. People would be more giving if they realized the fact that everyone bleeds red.

We’re all going to die someday, that’s a fact. Until that day comes, no one should ever stand at a crossroad when it comes to helping another fellow human being out.  Don’t look at their gender, don’t look at their age, don’t look at the color of their skin, simply realize that the blood running through their veins, is the same color of the blood that’s running through yours.  It is the manner in which we live that separates us or brings us together.

   

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