There was once a man who seemed to be disruptive everywhere he went. If he saw an injustice he would not sit back like most and let it happen and then fade away. Instead, he brought attention to it and spoke up. This did not always make the man popular with his superiors.
The man traveled often, a wanderer in his work. At times, he felt lost and never found, but yet, what did it mean to be found? As a drifter, he was able to experience life and people, and build his thoughts and skills up little by little. He was trying to taste life and drink all of its nectar.
Eventually, he found himself in a position where he worked with young people. The head of his order wanted him to be the disciplinarian, but he thought, “Do young people really need that?” Perhaps, what they really needed…
Life doesn’t always go easy. At times, we can feel like we are in the spin cycle of a washing machine, and we come out damp, still ravished in stains from bleeding knees. The bleeding knees were from falling down too many times, trying to get back up, only to stay on those knees praying in the sharp gravel. The gravel being on the crossroads, a very real path that can diverge in front of us during our lifetime.
Sometimes the path is hidden and we need to search for it, or take the chance and instead of going left, we venture right. Yet, how do we ever know if the “right” path is the way? There are also times when the crossroads is more clear. It is when we find ourselves parting ways with others, people that we can no longer coexist with. Sometimes, instead of parting ways physically…
Donald Trump’s destroying America. He has tempted his followers into rebellion; they have achieved this with Trump stoking the fires of hatred and discrimination. His thoroughness to deny the reality of defeat has threatened our democracy. The Germans also argued that they had been stabbed in the back by liberals, socialist, communist and Jews. That they had victory jerked from them. This is how Donald Trump thinks today about the 2020 election, is he getting his teaching from Germany?
Trump is an evil man, possessing the same traits as Adolph Hitler. He is a sadist, without regard for human life. He enjoys inflecting damage and suffering, the bullying, the violence, the destruction, frightening people, humiliating people, getting revenge and the like, is the behavior of Donald Trump.
Hurting people makes Trump feel good about himself. It makes him feel powerful and in control. It proves that you have been forced to notice him, Donald J. Trump, is the author of your despair and master of your world.
Are we still talking about Trump? He has lost the race to the White House, Joe Biden knows how to walk the walk and talk the talk. I cannot believe that we are getting closer and closer to the final day and Trump is still holding on. However, now Trump is trying to stay alive with his lawsuits. Rudy Giuliani is being laughed out of every court room he enters.
Trump wanted to disenfranchise millions of voters, without thought he would deprive a person or organization the privilege to vote. Currently, I believe that Trump and his followers are beating a dead horse. Trump is known to get upset if he does not get his way, like a child he pouts and hides in his room. He has spoken to the American people a few times since the election; he is calm, reads from a script, he is not the Trump that reads until he cannot stand it and blows up. I am beginning to believe they have him medicated.
Then we have Russian President Vladimir Putin, whom I try to follow closely as he scares me; he is a dictator and that is why Trump admires him. Putin said that he’s ready to work any American Leader, but still isn’t ready to recognize the election victory of Joe Biden. He continued to say, “We will work with any person who will be given the trust of the American people.
In the mean time we must hold onto the hope of our future, we must, in America, fight the Covid-19 Virus. We in America must accept the “new normal”, the loss of lives to a uncontrolled virus; rebuilding from job loss, learn to deal with rising cost of living. We will have to fight to bring ourselves out of the darkness into the light.
A Few Thoughts I have suffered loss and learned how to grieve. I have fought the darkness of depression and terror of anxiety. I have survived abuse. I’m not a man without scars, some you can see but most you cannot. However, I am a man that loves life. I smile at sunsets and get[…]
A Few Thoughts I have suffered loss and learned how to grieve. I have fought the darkness of depression and terror of anxiety. I have survived abuse. I’m not a man without scars, some you can see but most you cannot. However, I am a man that loves life. I smile at sunsets and get […]
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Flying with Broken Wings is about the life of Charlotte Jean Murphree. Charlotte was not a famous person, in fact, not too many people knew her, but those that did knew there were many facets to her life. The book tells of fifty-two-years of daily testing of her will to carry on and the misfortune she faced. As a baby and young girl she was made fun of and bullied by schoolchildren, her progress was slow but she never gave up the fight to overcome her disabilities. As an adult, she fought physical disability of Cerebral Palsy, living with Bipolar, Depression and Schizophrenia disorders. She lived not only with these disabilities, she endured the “Voices” that lived within her for over thirty years. This book is about the beginning, the middle and the end of her…
The current world we are living in has more toxic people than I have ever encountered. We could blame it on politics or the pandemic, but let’s face it, most people that are toxic now were toxic before our current state of affairs.
Toxic people are the ones that enter your space and bring negativity. Of course, we all have our moments when we vent or when we are having a bad day. However, truly toxic people are consistent in their behavior. THey are often shallow in their thoughts and actions. The gauge to find out when you are with someone who is toxic is to ask yourself, “How do I feel?” after they have entered and then left your space. Do you feel more anxious, paranoid, angry, or judged? If so, it’s time to bring awareness to who you are giving your time to.