Get Uncomfortable

Get Uncomfortable…The Discomfort of Hard, Strenuous Exercise will make your Body Stronger and your Spirit as well…The Discomfort of an Unfamiliar place can Heighten your Senses and Build your Confidence.
Your Life Benefits from your Willingness to do what is Uncomfortable….Go Beyond where YOU are Comfortable and YOU Grow in your Capabilities, your Relationships, your Knowledge, your Confidence and much More..
If an Opportunity or an Idea is completely Comfortable to YOU, it’s Probably not of much Value to YOU….If a Person, a Task or a Situation never Challenges YOU, there’s little Chance for Growth.
Discomfort Strengthens YOU, Teaches YOU, Sharpens your Senses and Highlights new, Awesome Possibilities…By making yourself a little Vulnerable, a little Uncomfortable, YOU can make your Life Better and more Rewarding.


Good Luck

Want to be Lucky in 2019?…Then look for Opportunities.
There is always Opportunity…Even in the most Dismal of times, there are things that need to be Done…The People who step Forward to do those things are the “Lucky” ones who enjoy Success….Opportunity is always Present, but it is rarely Obvious….To be Lucky, YOU must Learn to look at a Situation and see Opportunity where others see Nothing.
Lucky people are also the ones who are Prepared for Opportunity…Being Prepared requires Discipline…Discipline is not Easy…It Requires that YOU put out Sustained Effort over a long period….It takes Discipline to Learn new skills, to Accumulate Capital and to make new Contacts…And these are the kinds of things YOU will need to take Advantage of the Opportunities YOU Discover.
Want to be Lucky?..Open your Eyes to the Opportunities around YOU and Discipline yourself to make the most of them.


You Are What You Think!

I believe when YOU can see the Beauty, YOU become Beautiful…When YOU can Appreciate and Value Achievement, YOU become Successful.
What YOU Build and Treasure within YOU flows into every corner of your Life….What YOU have within YOU is what YOU truly have.
Fill your Heart with Love and Love will soon surround YOU… Fill your Thoughts with Gratitude and Abundance will be yours.
The Priorities YOU hold within YOU will determine the Realities YOU come to know…Those things you Treasure deeply will grow to fill your World.
The person YOU appear to be on the Outside is only a faint reflection…It’s who YOU are Inside that really matters.
Fill yourself inside with Love, with Real Purpose, with Happiness and Hope and Integrity and Awesomeness…It all will flow out from YOU in a Awesome and Splendid way.


Free Yourself!

Are YOU a Worry Wart? Do YOU constantly Fear the Unknown?…Just Imagine being Free from Worry…Imagine being Free from the grips of Fear.
Think of all that YOU could Accomplish…Think of how much more Energy and Enthusiasm and Creativity YOU would have.
In fact, YOU can be Free from the Worries and Fears…YOU can be Free from them in an Instant if YOU Choose to be Free.
For Worry is your own Creation…Fear is nothing more than a Response YOU have Chosen to have.
Freedom is a Beautiful thing, it is Energizing and Powerful… Know that YOU can be Free whenever YOU choose to be Free, and once YOU make that Choice, the Fresh, Empowering Breeze of Freedom begins to waft throughout your whole Life.
This is a Beautiful day, regardless of the weather outside and YOU are Magnificently Blessed to take part of it…Free yourself to Experience the Awesomeness of it all.


Don’t Worry!

Are YOU the type that Worries about everything? When YOU Worry too much about losing something YOU have already lost it…It is your Worry that prevents YOU from enjoying the real Value of the thing YOU are so Worried about losing.
Things do Change and what is here today may well be gone tomorrow…YOU can Worry and Fret over that Reality, or YOU can choose to be Happy and make the most of all you have right now.
The joy that YOU fully Experience, YOU will not lose…The Love that YOU Live and Give, cannot be taken from your Heart by any outside circumstance.
If YOU invest yourself too heavily in the fleeting, superficial things in life, YOU will be setting yourself up for a major Disappointment when those things are no longer with YOU. Instead, learn to Treasure those Real, Substantial, Meaningful things that time and events cannot erase.
Get in the habit of fully Living each day with Meaning and Purpose…YOU will find yourself Worrying less about what YOU have to lose, and focusing more on what YOU have to use.
Express your Gratitude for all YOU have by making the very most of it…And YOU will always have plenty to be Thankful for.


Just Be YOU!

How often do YOU find yourself wasting your precious Time and Energy in a Futile attempt to live up to someone else’s standards? What are YOU trying to Prove? And why?…I like to believe true Fulfillment comes NOT from Impressing others, but from being, as Completely and Awesomely as YOU can, the Amazing person YOU are.
Consider how much of your Anxiety, Worry and Frustration comes from YOU striving to live up to the Expectations of others…To say the “right” things…Drive the “right” kind of car… Wear the “right” clothes…Of course we should be Respectful and Accepting of the people around us…We must also be careful not to become Enslaved by their Arbitrary definition of what has Value and what doesn’t.
My Friends, Break Free from the need to be Accepted…Set your own Standards, and set them High…Pursue Excellence with Sincerity…Forget about trying to Prove anything…Just go out there and be the Best YOU that YOU can be.



Someone once told me the most Successful job YOU will ever have is being YOU…YOU were born for it, YOU are perfectly equipped for it and YOU will find real fulfillment in being the person YOU are.
The most impressive YOU will ever be is by being YOU…That will make a far more Positive and Valuable impact than trying to imitate some celebrity or fall victim to internet group think.
The most value YOU will ever create is by being YOU…YOU have many unique and worthwhile things to contribute to life, and the more YOU truly give of yourself, the better life will be.
When YOU come to a fork in the road, and have trouble deciding which way to go, be YOU. Take the path that more closely expresses the Distinctive and Irreplaceable person YOU are.
The Happiest YOU will ever be is by being YOU…There’s a reason why Happiness feels so good, and that reason is to encourage YOU to be the Happy and Fulfilled person YOU are meant to be.
In you there is Greatness that YOU have just barely begun to realize…Be YOU, and let your own special Awesomeness fill the world with light.

In A Relationship?

Are YOU having trouble maintaining Positive relationships in your life? Remember YOU cannot gain the support of others by Shaming or Lecturing them…YOU won’t succeed through Begging or Desperation.

The way to earn Respect is to be Respectful, Helpful and Honest…The way to be Loved is to give Love without requiring or expecting Love in return.

People don’t really care so much about who YOU are or what YOU have or the things YOU have done…In my opinion, people care far more about how YOU treat them.

YOU already know all this, and have for most of your life, yet situations arise when YOU are tempted to forget what YOU know, just to get the attention from someone who does NOT deserve to be in your life…Let this be your reminder to NOT give in to that temptation.

YOU show people YOU care about them, with your Words, Actions, Priorities, and people are more likely to care about YOU…The best relationships come from putting your Highest and most Awesome qualities into them.

The Power Of Love

Love is difficult to define yet easy to recognize. The more of it YOU give away, the more of it YOU have. The less YOU demand of love, the more it will bring to YOU. The fewer conditions YOU place on love, the more perfectly it will suit YOU, and the more meaningful it will become.
Love can make a powerful, positive difference whenever it is present. And love can work its magic in every corner of your life. Give love to another and YOU forge a connection that empowers YOU both. Love the world around YOU and it will become more beautiful as a result.
Love what YOU do and YOU become considerably more effective. Add love to knowledge and YOU will have wisdom. Love life itself and YOU will always find ways to give real meaning to every moment.

You Are My Facebook Friend And I Think I Hate You!


So I am pretty sure I have  “Self-Triggered”  myself over the implied meaning behind your last Facebook post. Therefore I have written this ridiculous post as a response, tagging you, so that your spouse, your drama loving friends, your boss and anyone else who would bother taking the time to read random Facebook responses of more than ten words will all be briefed on the fact that I am extremely pissed off by what I think might be the implied meaning behind your last Facebook post.

I will admit that with everything that is going on in our country I have been looking for any reason to target someone on social media and unleash holy hell on them, even at times going to the point of egging people on by calling them Commies and Un-American pieces of shit, in hopes of causing them to unleash a Leftist diatribe on me, that way I would look justified for going off on them. Again, I blame this current unstable thinking of mine on the potent combination of adverse weather; the current state of American politics; and the plot twists in this season of Game of Thrones. Nevertheless, because it is out of my power to change any of those, I have chosen to assume that your last Facebook post has a hidden implied meaning and therefore place my anger squarely on your shoulders my Facebook “Friend.”

In fact, even though we have known each other since our days in High School, I hereby disown you entirely. Later today, after I have read all of the responses that our mutual friend Tonya will post to this tirade, and pose a few rhetorical questions and logical fallacies in response, I will destroy all reminders that our lives have ever intersected in any way. If this means burning my copy of our high school senior yearbook, changing my son’s middle name, and serving our parish priest with a cease-and-desist order so that he no longer asks me how you are, so be it. What I think you may have implied in your post is more upsetting than doing all of these things. You Sir, are dead to me.

The depth and vigor of my response may be surprising to you, especially since I have entirely and completely misinterpreted what you wrote, failing to grasp the tone, substance, and point of your post. Yet I hope you will understand that in these trying times, it is extremely important…nay, it is of utmost importance!  That I be allowed to jump wildly to a conclusion that is not supported by the facts in any way. Further, instead of being abashed by Tonya’s replies, which will point out that I am  “completely wrong”  and possibly “did not read the status the whole way through”  and might even be  “in need of some serious downtime, like, get offline, friend-o,”  I intend to use them as further proof that everyone is against me in every way and that I have nothing in common with any other human being on this planet. I will then post a meme quoting the great Abraham Lincoln.

That I will try to connect your post to my growing concern about my ability to protect my children’s health and well-being (emotional, mental, and physical) must be allowed without comment, at least if you hope that we can ever be friends again … which we cannot, at least until a year goes by, and Facebook shows me this posting as a memory. Then, I’ll re-read your original status, and it will make me chuckle, because now I will finally get the joke, and then I’ll realize, Oh, Lordy, I completely got the whole thing wrong last year, and I’ll wonder how I could have ostracized one of my oldest and dearest friends even to the point of burning my National Honor Society pin because we were inducted together in our junior year (and which, by the way, was not easily set on fire, so it ended up burning me pretty badly on my right finger in a way that still hurts from time to time). Full of remorse, I will reach out to you to say I’m sorry, and you’ll be like, “Well, everyone was crazy at that time because of the president,” and I’ll say, “I’m uncomfortable with you using the adjective ‘crazy’ so cavalierly,” and you’ll say, “But seriously, weren’t you crazy?” I will really want to push the point about the importance of thoughtful language choices, but I won’t. I’ll decide to just let it go, and we’ll grab a beer at Village Inn Pizza  just like we used to and things will almost be back to normal because a relationship based on trust and loyalty can withstand even my needing to unleash holy hell so badly I kinda deliberately misunderstood your harmless Facebook post.

But! In the meantime, we’re all stuck here in this miserable cesspool that is the current epoch in American history, so I’ll conclude this onslaught by saying that I have never been so outraged as I am by my partial reading of your post and I wish you ill, based on the extreme hurt you have not actually caused me, but which I caused myself by wildly misunderstanding your post.

In conclusion, I’d also like to take this opportunity to blame your Facebook post for the fact that I will be a little brusque with my children tonight, and that I’ll be upping the stakes on my commute to the gym by driving 5 miles over the speed limit, because I already suspect, as I near the end of this tirade, that writing this is actually not going to make me feel better in any way at all.

Now that I am done, I see that it did not. I blame you…Honestly, you are a horrible friend.