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Sunday, July 19, 2015

Complaining!

It's too hot! I'm tired! It's nothing to do! I got a headache! And on and on it goes. It's no wonder our parents always uttered these infamous words: Stop your complaining! These are just the complaints of a child. If we were chronic complainers as children, no doubt we turned into complaining adults. Our parents knew then that complaining was not a good quality. They knew it could ruin our outlook. Not to mention that ,complaining to the listening  can be extremely annoying as well as bothersome. People who thrive keep company of positive people. People endeavoring to be positive don't complain. Because complaining focuses on the negative. Think about it, when we focus on the negative, what happens? It expands, yep it grows bigger and be comes more profound. This is something that life has taught me. So Ive found that every thing we complain about we have the tendency to get more of! YIKES!! That's all we need, more misery. How does the song go? Accentuate the positive, eliminate the negative. Yes, make notice of the good. If life gives you lemons make lemonade. Look for the silver lining in every cloud. We have to continue to learn to ignore the little annoyance's and unhappiness's. Don't feel bad, we are all guilty of complaining from time to time. We just need to be aware of it when we do. We need to continue to learn because its an ongoing thing in life we will always have annoyance's. Lets try to use our minds and thoughts on the things we want more of. Those childish complaints stated at the beginning of this blog were the ones we stated as children, imagine, if never having changed that habit, the size of our complaints now. They must be huge by comparison. Cant you see the truth in the statement,  what we focus on expands? By putting an end to our complaining our lives will be much happier. It will put so much more ease into our environment. It will cause us to tolerate things. No matter how old we get, we will keep expanding on the good. You wont believe the power you will gain. So follow  a sound piece of old and endearing advice for our very own good now, Stop Complaining!!

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peacemakers!

Merriam Dictionary and Thesaurus defines peacemaker as a person who helps to prevent or stop an argument, fight or war. How qualified that definition is.  By the time we become over fifty and extraordinary, this is a quality we need to have acquired by now.  I'm still learning tho just what it takes to be a genuine peacemaker. Because there are some  and will be days when this is a real challenge for all of us. But I have learned the challenges can be conquered.  The benefits we get from being peaceable is outstanding.  Yes, it yields a large reward.  But just how easy is this to do? Not. Well we are all working on something. But working at being peaceable is certainly admirable and worth the effort. It takes a lot of humility on our part. Having humility will give us a huge edge on being  peaceable. We cant take our selves to seriously. We need to set the example for our young.  They are ever watching. Sometimes it means just plain ole being wronged, or inconvenienced but yielding and forgiving by looking the other way.  If it's not gonna change our life, then we can do this. That's where the true humility comes in and why we have lived long enough to become extraordinary people.  It's a tough job, but somebody has to do it. Consider the benefits. It will improve relationships with our closest and most intimate associations. Our environment will be better, the air will always be clear.  We will be physically healthier, always remembering we need to do everything necessary to keep healthy. It will naturally keep our stress level down anxiety etc.  Our genuine happiness will stabilize in life. People will constantly be drawn to us cause it will make us easy to be with. We can even help unite others that  need to be united. Yeah, the benefits of being a peacemaker are endless. Something to think about, huh?! It's so worth it my friends. So the next time someone test out  your peace-ability, take the challenge head on and win! Yep, let it be that as far as it depends on you Peace Out!!

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Hot Fun In The Summertime!

Summertime, Summertime, Summertime! The good ole  Summertime! They say the living is easy in summertime. Oh yeah!  Here we are mid summer 2015, my how time flies. And phew! It is hotter for some than other's. For me, I'm roasting here , it's 100 degree's in the shade and then some.  We all have to be careful of the heat intensity we have to endure.  There is a strong need to be mindful of how hot we allow ourselves to get. Heat is not good for you in prolonged periods of time. So therefore  my Extraordinary friends, remember to stay as cool as possible during these hot summer days. Also we need to remember to stay hydrated and drink plenty of cool refreshing drinks.The number one recommended drink is that good ole H2O and others like ice tea, lemonade, smoothies, slushies and the like.  Carbonated beverages are appealing but if we limit them our thirst will be quenched much longer. Those drinks have the tendency to make us thirsty. Sometimes tho we just need that fizzle. Then I think the next best thing is the sparkling water's that come in the different flavors. Try some of those if you haven't. When it comes to water, that is playing in it, I'm still a kid at heart. I love the water parks, raging waters, soak city, bring em on!  Oh the joy's of summer, I scream, You scream We all scream for Ice Cream, Yeah! Who doesn't like ice cream, I've yet to meet someone who doesn't.  But the calories, Oh my!! Remember to get out and walk in the early park of the day when its the coolest it's gonna get for that day! Not only will you enjoy it but you will burn a lot of calories.  I do hope you have been having a glorious summer and my wish for you is that it may continue. Yes, all that hot fun in the summertime!!!!