#MondayThoughts:

The will to be polite, to maintain civility and normalcy, is fearfully strong. I wonder sometimes how much evil is permitted to run unchecked simply because it would be rude to interrupt it.

Alix E. Harrow, The Ten Thousand Doors of January

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Evil exists and it needs nothing to trigger it into action. The death of George Floyd was a horrific act unto itself but what has followed since has been twice as horrific.

It is the right of citizens to protest but for every peaceful protester there are scores of individuals with evil intentions. How can the burning of buildings, toppling over cars, looting stores, tagging buildings and just reckless mayhem be justified.

Just as we are starting to emerge from “stay at home” & “lockdown” orders, we go right back into racist, ignorance is bliss chaos. I do not want to see another celebrity star-studded, let’s hold hands and sing concert to try and bring harmony to the world. The human race as a whole needs to really wake up and get its act together.

It really saddens me to see this type of reaction once again to another evil act of senselessness. As fustrating as it is to see another police officer abuse his position of authority (you think that in this day and age of technology they would have learned by now), it is even more fustrating to see the violent reaction across the country and close to home.

Evil exists….

But so does Goodness….

Stay inspired and keep rising

#MondayThoughts: Spiritual Fruit

Since the holiday season is upon us and the mad dash for gifts, decorating, cards, trees and whatever else falls under the category of “The Christmas Season,” let us be filled with God’s spirit and be constantly reminded that love should be the foundation, center and head of all that we do.

Stay inspired and keep rising

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#MondayThoughts: Don’t Downgrade A Blessing

Never look a gifted horse in the mouth – A gift horse is a horse that was a gift, quite simply. When given a horse, it would be bad manners to inspect the horse’s mouth to see if it has bad teeth. This can be applied as an analogy to any gift: Don’t inspect it to make sure it matches some standard you have, just be grateful and say thank you!The are lasting friendships and lasting relationships. There are people we meet and know for a short time but they leave a lasting impression or have a huge impact on our lives. I believe that when you begin to become critical of the goodness in your life, eventually it is taken away.Finding fault in the people that are good to us happens all to common (I am speaking in general). Although there is happiness, we criticize little things and start to downgrade what was given to us. To be in a good relationship or to have that friend who is always there for you is something to not be taken for granted. “Here today, gone tomorrow,” rings loud and true. This life is full of people with not so good intentions and those who hide their true self behind layers of phoniness. Appreciate the genuinely authentic people in your life and don’t find fault in a blessing.*photo credit: pexels.com

Monday Thoughts: Good Acts

Do not act as if you were going to live ten thousand years. Death hangs over you. While you live, while it is in your power, be good.

Marcus Aurelius

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The line between good and evil isn’t thin, it is a choice. The choice to do good adds more light to this world. Hopelessness is a breath of dark air to blow out the flame. In spite of the over saturated coverage of evil, we must continue to do good act on all levels. Sincerity over self gratification.

The window to goodness should always be open. The playing field will not always be fair in life but wherever we are that should not stop us for doing good. The good that we can do will not go to waste. The only waste is a missed opportunity to do something good.

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Naturally Conversing

Understandings the dynamics of nature

The natural life span cannot be pinpointed

Naturally, you live the reality in your heart

Natural causes may bring your earth journey to an end

At some point in life, the nature of this creation was profound

And by natural instinct, you smiled

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#MondayThoughts: For What It Is Worth

You were born with potential.

You were born with goodness and trust. You were born with ideals and dreams. You were born with greatness.

You were born with wings.

You are not meant for crawling, so don’t.

You have wings.

Learn to use them and fly.

Rumi

Can you believe we are three quarters of the way into the new year? Where are we with our new year’s resolutions? Haha.. I didn’t make any! I strive to live one day at a time and do my best to make it a quality living experience as best as possible. I try to respect each person’s right to be who they are and live as they want.

We live in a day an age where everything is being forced on us or it feels that way. It’s like a baby being forced fed food when

he/she is not hungry at the moment. Opinions, perspectives, lifestyles, news, gossip and a host of other things are being relentlessly fed to our minds and our subconscious is absorbing it all even if we are consciously trying to tune some of it out.

2 + 2 = 4, 4 + 4 = 8, now how about 2 + 2 = 6? Society will have you believing it despite you knowing better if you listen long enough. In these days and times it is so very important to hold on to you. Do not let that wonderful, beautiful, inspiring, creative and intelligent person inside of you be conformed to some collective way of thinking or point of view because it is being forced on you. If a city was inhabited by one individual, that city is still populated. If a collective of individual share similar views that is fine but it shouldn’t be the mandate.

Be who you are, do what you do. Do not be afraid or ashamed to be different. There will never be another you at any point in time.

Flowers, Cards and Candy… Oh My!

Love is…

Everyday

Society marks it on special occasions

It is really not a difficult equation

Simply… you do it

Feelings

Emotions

Are the residual effects

Of the actions of Love you put into effect

Not on occasion

Or just special occasions

Love is…

Everyday

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