Thanks-In-Giving…

Being thankful to give is the message today…

People hold the fate of the world in the palm of their hands. When we realize that being thankful means what we give to the world…not what we take from it…is the meaning of true “Thanksgiving,” we will see a new light of positivity emerge in the world and in our lives.

We must take a step back and take a good look around our created worlds which we have created within the reality of what is going on around us…truly…with honesty and reflection. What can you give to the world that will change your life and the lives of others in a most positive way…to ensure that the world keeps on turning…healing…and giving us the very air that we breathe?

What can we give to someone…anyone…to improve upon their condition of struggle…adversity…pain…or add to the smiles and selfless giving that does, somehow, seem to find you…in your moments of empty nothingness that strikes like a viper in the most inopportune of moments?

Giving thanks is more than sitting down at a dinner table and sharing a meal…one day out of the year. Understand the message of Covid-19…How appreciative are we of our times spent with loved ones and friends? Until we fully understand the meaning of “family”…of “friends”…of human connectivity…and how we mock the gift of life by holding selfish beliefs above selfless giving…the world will continue to experience loss in life…and loss… in humanity….

Give thanks in being capable of giving…

Give thanks in what you have been given…in goodness and wisdom…that you can pass on in contributing to make the world whole and give it strength in supporting life and adding longevity to its journey of existence in our galaxy.

The Earth does not restrict or withhold in giving her gifts of life…Why must we?

Thanksgiving is so much more than what it is chosen to represent…

Give thanks for “Thanks-In-Giving.”

Give thanks that you can….

Everyday we are given another day of life…

Another day to give thanks….

Another day to give…

Another day to be thankful…and understand…everything we have…was given.

Everyday…is Thanksgiving.

Happy Thanksgiving…

Happy Thanks-In-Giving!!!!

The Monotony of Madness…

Here we are…the 11th month of the year…one month away from the close of another twelve months. Where are we? Step away from your life for one moment and ponder the thought, “Where are we?” How far has America progressed in the course of this year? Have we made any strides toward unifying the ocean of divide that runs through the cracks, fissures and gorges left behind by those sworn to rebuild and revitalize a country still riddled by the monotony of madness they created and continue to cultivate?

It is crucial that our structure of government and politicians past and present be carefully and meticulously scrutinized and held to accountability…unless their monotony of madness has become the American way of life, and living marginally is acceptable!

Late night hosts make jokes…

People are caught up in rebellion and protests about their “rights”…while Covid continues to find them…and lay “their rights” to rest…permanently.

The surge of weather changes which people in denial continue to relay as “normal changes which occur every 100 years” are swept away by floods, waves, fires, hurricanes, tornadoes, earthquakes and other dire demonstrations of nature…caused by man’s interference…resulting in climate change…which is well on it’s way to restructuring the planet…and human life.

Where does that leave us?

Stuck…in the Monotony of Madness….

Come In, November…

As we end the month of October on a note of “Trick or Treat,” let us hope that November, beginning on the celebration of “All Saints Day, will bring in an air of promise and truth that will encourage a return to “human” kindness…Prayers…Blessings…and Offerings….not only to those souls that have passed on but also to those living souls who remain.

I attended a Halloween celebration where it was declared that everyone present was fully vaccinated…My mask was a part of my costume…I don’t trust what people declare…We had four years of people declaring lies as truth…and those same people are still traveling around America pushing the same lies!

Anyway, one person showed up without a mask, defending their UN-vaccinated presence, and their opinion on masks…Well, my opinion is this: STAY HOME WITH YOUR OPINIONS!!!

There is always “One.”

Spare those of us who have consideration for others as well as ourselves. You can honor your rights without including those who have the same right to their opinions and their rights to exercise them as you do.

We are still being plagued by the same divisions in our population with people rebelling and striking out in selfish defense of “their rights” without considering the rights of others….

It is unfortunate that we don’t understand our “connectivity” to one another…how what we do…say…and react, has a like reaction…and most often…opposite consequences for those who are respectful and considerate of others…innocent, collateral damage to “selfishness.”

Here’s the bottom line….”Be who you are…as long as it doesn’t adversely affect the lives of others. Ponder it…understand it…get it, and practice it. To subject others to your point of view may have dangerous consequences…and should that be the case? Keep your freedom, and keep to yourself, until the “coast is clear.”

Human nature is still predictable and disheartening at how we continue to ignore and dismiss the bigger picture….

Let’s see if November can usher in some “saintliness” within our spirits…enough to give us a respect and selflessness to give humanity a chance to survive beyond the next few decades…at minimum…

Happy Halloween!

Come in, November….

Bring us some… Enlightenment…

October is Here…Now What?

We have entered the tenth month much the same as the last nine…Covid-19 statistics and push-back dramas…immigration fiascos…turning back the clock on personal freedoms…climate change eruptions making it clear that climate change IS here and making bold statements in weather delivery to reach those still in denial of environmental damage brought on by humankind’s ignorance in preserving and caring for the planet that sustains us…and due to such ignorance…may not be able to sustain us in the decades to come…

Political infighting which in itself is the foremost danger to the survival of democracy and the beloved dream of a free America…And while we are all trying our best to support…respect…and reach out to those in need…we are well below the standard of raising our compassion to the level of at least 50% in this country…let alone, around the globe.

Another year about to pass and leave us with…What? Dare we say…more human chaos? Or can we say maybe a slight improvement over last year?

We must open our eyes and our hearts with the recognition and knowledge that life will never be the same as it was at the beginning of 2019…or 1999…We must move forward and weather the storms that are materializing in our path of humanity with unity and vision toward improving upon the human condition…and include plans to immediately implement change to prevent any further damage to our environment…this is the only way to ensuring a path forward for our moment of now…and future generations…some of which are here now…and fighting to secure a future for themselves and their children…and their children’s children.

We can no longer afford to indulge in the nonsense and nonsense of those who are destroying and making a mockery of our nation…through the ineptitude of what is coming from political parties…both Blue and Red, and in between…leaving the American people as well as Allies of our country, caught in the middle, and viewed as nothing more than expendable, collateral damage… Those factions who swore allegiance to upholding the integrity and the Constitution of the United States of America…

The only terrorists we have to fear at present are those who are in constant battle tearing our country apart…upon Capitol Hill….A true democracy does not use its power to “best” and tear down opposite beliefs of its constituency…it works to find compromise to best preserve and build continuity of unity…strengthened by the body of core beliefs upon which freedom is guaranteed and supported…Instead, we are delivered constantly into the pit of division…and chaos.

At this pace…the only change that will come is a country wrought with such fracture and division…nothing will prevent it from ultimately falling apart….

The only masks that need to come off right here and right now are the masks of denial and delusion.

October is Here…

Now What?

Now we stop pretending…

We stop holding back…

We start caring…

We start rebuilding…

We start unifying…

We take a second look at who we the people let run our country…on all sides of the political spectrum…and honestly take a look at where you are because of it…and where you are headed because of it…don’t take sides…take heart…take objectivity…and stop to honestly evaluate where your life will be in two months….six months…a year…is it acceptable to you? To your families? To a better America? A better world?

Take a good long look…

Look hard…

Life is not ever going to go back to where it was…

The time is here to make a change to guarantee a future…

What Now?

That answer rests with all of us….

Remembering The Unity of 9/11….

Every year for 20 years we remember the horrors and tragedy of September 11, 2001…

When terrorists desecrated U.S. soil and unleashed the unimaginable and the unthinkable…the cost of civilian and service men and women lives was staggering…and still continues in the aftermath due to exposures to the fallout and trauma of that day. It changed the emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual landscape of our country…forever.

As a nation, we became our best at our worst…We harnessed a unity that extended to every corner of our wounded America…and we witnessed a strength in that connectivity that was impenetrable.

That “impenetrable connectivity” should always be remembered…and practiced at every turn… We need that unity now more than ever!

We must remember…for all of those we lost that day…their sacrifice must always be our fuel to come together for the good of all…They gave their lives…consciously and unconsciously, so America could continue to be…Free.

Remember that the next time someone breaks from that unity…and attempts to initiate actions that may result in the loss of freedom for another…will you “connect” or “disconnect?”

If those passengers on Flight 93 chose to disconnect, do you dare to think what magnitude of damage and loss and change to our history that would have occurred…had those terrorists succeeded in reaching their designated target? They sacrificed their lives for their belief in America…and their love for our country.

We must never forget the beautiful demonstration of unity…

We must never forget the sacrifices…

We must always remember and practice being our best…whatever “worse” arises…

9/11 will forever be our badge of courage to move forward the dreams and freedom of America…

Start today……

To Love…Is To Find.

To Love

Is to find…

For Love is pure…

It does not hide.

To bare one’s soul

Is to be alone…

For Honesty

Is a large pill to shallow…

To Be

Is to first exist…

How can we?

If we do not Love….

We must find love…it is our only salvation. If we continue to embrace what is shallow…materialistic and fleeting…we will not prevail and humanity will cease to be.

America…

It is crucial that we understand the importance of what this country should stand for…it is of high importance that we understand our connectivity and what it means to be guardians…shepherds…preservers…and respecters of life…in respecting life we respect the freedom of others…without impositions of our will…yet, this is a double-edged sword…because in respecting others we must be inclusive, open to all views…yet find the common ground of compromise…

If we understand what love is…and find the road to love…we will unite our country…as well as ourselves… Eventually…our world.

To Love…

Is to Find…

For Love is Pure…

It does not hide…

If you believe in Love…You won’t need to look far to find it…

Open your heart…..

A Day Of Peace and Quiet…

With so much going on in our country with politics…climate change…the viral pandemic still wreaking havoc and division in protective measures…It’s time to take a break and find some peace and quiet…and disengage for a day or two…and concentrate on you…

Meditate with the New Moon….

Shanah Tovah!

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?

Are we so unlike our enemies…or those we choose to judge?

Texas passed a restrictive abortion ban after the Supreme Court declined to step in and stop the law from taking women back ages in their rights to choose what happens within their own bodies…

The GOP is really “The Taliban” operating freely within America…picking and choosing what they feel is best for American citizens without considering Civil Rights…Civil Liberties…Human Rights…Freedom…and Democracy.

It goes without saying that Republicans have no respect or sovereignty to the Constitution of the United States. 

We have all stood by and bore witness to their treason and insurrectionist actions with impunity…

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?

If we choose to blindly accept what the GOP has done in taking our country backwards in their ideologies of governing by restrictions and manipulations around democracy… limiting women’s rights to choose pretending to care about babies not yet born while murdering and lynching children of people of color…as well as taking the lives of people of color…along with their efforts to overturn Roe Vs. Wade in red states and restrict voting rights in order to boost their majority power to take our country back to the dark ages of human savagery, don’t we deserve to fall as Afghanistan…and other countries laid to waste because they believed in Democracy without stronger unification to protect it?

It is beyond hypocritical to defend life not yet born…when every day a person of color falls to discriminate loss of life–someone’s child—just because…and someone’s child falls victim to gun violence because little boys and little girls acting in the capacity of grownups in high places… want to have their “right to bear arms” regardless of the consequential and horrific loss of life that comes with uncontrolled access in the ability to obtain weapons…Yet they care about restricting a woman’s right to her own body…because they want to “protect” the unborn…When they can’t and refuse to protect the lives of all  American citizens by breaking…bending…and completely ignoring laws that are made to protect them.  Welcome to democracy in America!

While the awakening to equality has been a snail’s pace in recognition…we must remember the lives continually being lost in this never ending battle for “blind” equality for all…without the stigma of racism.

Are We So Unlike Our Enemies?!

Take a good, long look around America…Then take a good, long look around the world… Are we so different? Our ways are more refined and “educated”…Like Judas and Jesus…Judas was an “educated” man…

America will fall to a menagerie of greed and prejudices…and democracy will cease to be recognized, let alone respected…if we do not weed out “The Taliban” and domestic terrorism which is alive and well and functioning in our own country…here and now…from one day to the next…within a government which once stood for something…now perceived as a “paper tiger.”

Are we so unlike our enemies?

Time to prove that we are not…the enemy.

Time to show “true colors.”

Time to stand and protect…Freedom.

Without Freedom…

There is no Democracy…

Without Democracy….

There is no America.

We are just another…Enemy.

Songs of September…

Try to remember when life was so tender

That no one wept except the willow

Try to remember the kind of September

When Love was an ember about to billow

Try to remember and if you remember

Then follow, follow…

(“Try to Remember”… Songwriters Tom Jones/Harvey Schmidt)

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September morn

We danced until the night

Became a brand new day

Two lovers playing scenes

From some romantic play

September morning

Still can make me feel that way…

(“September Morn” Songwriters Gilbert Becaud/Neil Diamond)

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Hey, hey, hey

Ba-dee-ya, say, do you remember?

Ba-dee-ya, dancing in September

Ba-dee-ya, never was a cloudy day

There was a

Ba-dee-ya, say do you remember?

Ba-dee-ya, dancing in September

Ba-dee-ya, golden dreams were shiny days…

(“September” Songwriters Maurice White, Allee Willis, Al McKay)

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Today is September 1st…a new month in a year that has been full of drama and heartbreak….

Maybe we can start this month with September songs that fill us with good feelings…happy thoughts…and wonderful memories… We can all use some inspiration to reclaim our joy.

Everyday…fill your lives with song…dance…sing…find the smile in your heart…and share the joy!

We cannot afford to wait to let ourselves experience what makes us feel the lightness of being happy and filled with joy and laughter…We know how short life is…that is why we cannot abstain from the wellness of what makes us happy! Eat that chocolate…Have that special dinner on Tuesday…Put on that song and dance…dance…dance!

Happiness is just around the corner….September is here….

Let yourself find your happy…

Do you remember never a cloudy day?

Yow!!!

August Ends…September Morn….

The ninth month is upon us…tomorrow to be exact…August has been quite a month!

So much tribulation…so much loss of life! Afghanistan…Covid-19 Delta…. Hurricane Ida…Heatwaves…Fires…Floods…

Seems apocalyptic doesn’t it?

What will September bring?

Perhaps a change of energy is in order…Maybe we can ease some of the trials and tribulations by doing what we can to avoid hardships, resistance, and challenge…

Let’s take a moment to really take a look at situations we can influence to bring about less life loss…and give what we can to those less fortunate…knowing that at any given moment…we could be the one behind the eighth ball.

We must not give in and abandon our power to change what we can change…and meet challenge with viable solutions.  A country survives when its people come together to conquer what threatens the masses…whatever the source!

Let us bring in September with hope and encouragement…with positive thoughts…energy and actions. Take a good long look at what can be done to save the babies…the children…and ease burdens in this time of Covid…

Take a step back and examine how we can best serve those who have lost homes and livelihoods as a result of the floods…fires… political rivalry and dissension…

We must rebuild in any way possible…to restore faith in a country that is being ravaged and attacked from every direction…Nature…Man…Within…

Take a deep breath…another 30 days is about to begin…

Give it your best…give it honestly…but give…every ounce of change comes with a heart that is willing to make a difference for the betterment of all…

Are you willing?

A brand new start is coming with the rising sun…

Are you ready?

Autumn comes with September…

We will be reaping what we sow….

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