You may have noticed that I haven’t posted here in a few days…I have moved; that is my big news. I sure would love it if you would come and see me at my new environment. It will look familiar to you, it will still feel comfortable and yet, because change is change…it will be a little bit different. I will still write about all that is going on in the world, my observations and opinions. I had to move and expand my wings. Come and see me anyway; relationships are no fun when it is only one -sided…if i write…who will read? http://www.writewhereyouareblog.com I miss your company and your comments on my blog!!!
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Posted in accomplishments, Advocating for special needs, attitude, charity, commitment, compassion, culture, emotions, encouragement, finances, giving, Heart, help, home, Impact, inspiration, leadership, life, love, mentoring, MONEY, observations, of connections, opinion, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, responsibility, service, spiritual, success, support, talents, teens, values, tagged attitude, bills, blessings, call to action, challenge, change, comfort, compassion, compassionate, eating out, expectations, experience, fancy vehicles, finances, gifts, giving, gratitude, health, knowledge, life style, MONEY, packages, positive, possessions, sharing, strengths, struggling, talents, Time on March 27, 2009| 1 Comment »
I know people who are struggling, people who have cut back in every conceivable way to save money just to stay afloat. I also know people who are living very comfortably in nice homes, with fancy vehicles, going out to eat regularily and have no worries when it comes to bills or their health. The world definately has classes of people who are in the haves and the have nots. There is also a large population of people who are somewhere in the middle. The thing is…we all have things that we could share. Blessings come in many packages.
Everyone of us has gifts, talents, finances, possessions, strengths, knowledge or time that we could share with others. What I love to celebrate and learn about are those who share those blessings with others without thought or expectation of getting something back from that experience of sharing.
Our society is going through some amazingly challenging times…people are struggling. We need to be aware of others around us who are in need…those who could use a little pick me up. It could be a kind word, a nice deed, financial gift, or it could be a sharing of knowledge that could bring a positive change to another. There is a spiritual attitude that I love, it says this: “Those to whom much is given, much is expected in return”. I call that an attitude of gratitude; being thankful for all that you have been blessed with and a willingness to share it with others! I challenge you to find some way to bless others in your daily life. Consider this a compassionate call to action…what can you give to others with no strings attached?
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Posted in attitude, death, emotions, life, loss, observations, Opportunities, pain and misery, relationships, well-being, tagged anxiety, attitude, avoidance, behavior, change, circumstances, consequences, Creating, death, decision, delete, differently, do, feel, hurt, know, knowledge, life, life changing, moment, panic, rewind, successful, think, understanding, undo, wish on March 1, 2009| Leave a Comment »
Do you ever wish you could undo something, un-think something, un-feel something, not know something, not see something—In other words, go back in time and avoid an event or possibly create different circumstances so that something didn’t happen? I’ve often wondered if we could rewind time…how often we would be successful at creating a different outcome? Or would we fall into the same old patterns of behavior in new circumstances?
Think about a moment when you did something that became clear to you that you wished you could go back and undo. Perhaps it was on the computer and you pushed delete, or ok , before you pressed save? Maybe you said something that you couldn’t take back and you hurt another person. Maybe you did something that had terrible consequences…such as a car accident and someone was hurt, or killed. Maybe you made a choice and that choice had a negative effect on the rest of your life. Maybe you made a life changing decision and announced it; and, from the moment you said it…things were never the same again.
You know, the kind of situation where a complete moment of panic and understanding set in, making you wish that things were different. If you could go back and redo things…what would you do, say, think, or feel differently? What can you do differently to prevent yourself from repeating negative patterns of behavior?
Posted in attitude, baby, birthday, Celebration, Christmas, emotions, Faith, family, fathers, joy, life, love, meaning of life, miracles, mom, mother, news, service, worship, tagged babies, baby, Bible, birthday, Celebration, change, Christmas, Faith, family, father, gift, Holiday, Jesus, life, love, mother, New Year, service, spirits, teaches, world, worship on December 26, 2008| Leave a Comment »
Have you ever noticed how a baby can change the whole environment of a room? You can be standing in line somewhere thinking that you would rather be anywhere else in the world…frustrated beyond belief; and, a mother or father can walk in with a baby and people just seem to smile a little more. Babies have the ability to change the world.
If the baby is old enough to interact with those around them…they can lift the spirits of the grumpiest person nearby. Everyone is that baby’s friend and while they may not want to leave the safe and secure arms of mom or dad to let a stranger hold them…they will generally smile, coo and try to engage those around them. That baby has already changed everything about life for both mom and dad; as well as those in the life of mom and dad.
Every baby is special. But there is one baby that is even more so; it is baby Jesus. Today is his birthday and he changed the world more than any other child born. He was born to bring life and love everlasting to the world. He loves everyone and wishes for them to live in heaven. For this to happen…we must accept him as our savior; and, live a life that is worthy of being saved-the bible is our road map…it teaches us the way to live. We live to be of service to others and to worship God.
Babies are a gift from God…just as baby Jesus was a gift. So this Christmas, please remember him in your celebration. He is the reason for the whole holiday…celebrating Christmas without celebrating Christ Jesus seems like an empty holiday to me. May you be blessed this Christmas and in this New Year! Happy Birthday Jesus! How do you plan on celebrating Christmas?
Posted in celebrity, culture, economy, entertainment, environment, family, finances, Impact, life, MONEY, news, politics, television, tagged actions, American, audience, backlash, blessings, celebrities, change, collapse of banking, cost of living, credit, credit crunch, culture, email, entertainment, environment, executives, expectations, fantasy world, financial security, gasoline, groceries, heating oils, housing, Impact, mortgage crisis, Pat O'brien, political figures, poverty, public, reality, sports stars, tabloid television, wasteful on September 20, 2008| Leave a Comment »
I read that the host of a tabloid television show, The Insider, is leaving the show. Pat O’brien has been on The Insider since 2004 he was the host until he had a couple of stints in rehab for addictions. He made tabloid news himself when he left recorded messages sexually harrassing a female person on the phone. Before he was the host of the Insider, he was on Access Hollywood for something like seven years. Some people watch those shows regularily.
So, he is leaving the show now. It has been said that the decision to leave is a mutual one. Yet, no real reason has been disclosed for the leave taking. However, there has been speculation from; he slipped in his sobriety again, to, he is leaving because of an email that he sent to the staff at The Insider. The email supposedly alledges that the staff of The Insider is out of touch with their real life viewers; who are struggling with day -to- day financial survival, and are not interested in the elite Hollywood fashions and over-indulgences of the stars.
If it is true that he was let go from the show for holding that opinion…i would tend to agree that the powers that be, are indeed out of touch. However, I am sure that Mr. O’brien could have gotten that message across in a much more effective way than sending an email. It is a valid point to say that mainstream America is struggling to maintain some semblance of financial stability…hearing about celebrities who toss away untold amounts of money on non-essentials is a bit of rubbing it (their wealth) in the viewer’s faces.
In general, i think the viewers would much rather hear about celebrities who are doing “good” in the world, with some of their “excess money”, than to hear about the latest mansion they bought or, how much money they spent on their last shopping spree! In that, i agree in the theory behind the alleged email.
I think that there will be a backlash in the sports world, the celebrity arena, the political figures, and other areas of our culture that continues to endorse reckless handling of money. Reality for most people is not financial wealth; after the collapse of our banking systems, the mortgage crisis, the credit card crunch; and, the constant raising of prices of gasoline, home heating prices, and necessities such as groceries. The American public is fighting to regain a financially secure life. The impact of that is going to carry over into all areas of life including entertainment shows!
If Mr. O’brien has had a change of heart over the types of stories that he felt his show should cover…he has to acknowledge that he also contributed to the environment of that show, for quite a period of time. That however, doesn’t mean that a person can’t change their actions and raise awareness. Good luck to everyone involved. Let’s get real in our expectations and our actions…stop living in a fantasy world that very few people experience. If the television executives cant do that…then, let those select few be their audience!
The Insider is supposed to be about the entertainment world…and it isn’t entertaining to their viewers to watch those who have been blessed financially live in ways that are wasteful when they are struggling to live above the poverty level.