“Getting Over The Hump Day” Humor

 

Yeah!! It is time for our mid-week comic relief! So get your laugh on and let go for a few minutes. Stay Steady, Love, Shine…and Giggle! Blessings!

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All pictures courtesy of Google Images and credited where possible.

Have Patience

 

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The comet that streaks across the sky burns out quickly. Though the heat may be intense at first…as we patiently watch it streak by…we know that heat cannot sustain itself…and it will burn itself up.

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Have Faith and Patience through the difficult and confusing times and they will ALWAYS make the turn into clarity and resolution.

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Have Faith in the Higher Powers and the Power of Love and the Power of Right. Don’t waiver…have Patience for all things to come Right.

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BLESSINGS!

The Balancing Act ~ Repost

 

I wrote this post a couple of years ago and just reread it today. It struck me as good inspiration to take into the weekend. With all that is going on…we will need to keep our own Balance, in our own live, hearts, and souls so we can ride it out. I hope this post helps in some small way to achieving that. Many Blessings and So Much Love to You All!!

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“Your hand opens and closes, opens and closes. If it were always a fist or always stretched open, you would be paralyzed. Your deepest presence is in every small contracting and expanding, the two as beautifully balanced and coordinated as birds’ wings.”  ~ Rumi

“You have to maintain a fine balance between hope and despair.”  ~ Rohinton Mistry

“What is joy without sorrow? What is success without failure? What is a win without a loss? What is health without illness? You have to experience each if you are to appreciate the other. There is always going to be suffering. It’s how you look at your suffering, how you deal with it that will define you.”  ~ Mark Twain

“Life is a balanced system of learning and evolution. Whether pleasure or pain; every situation in your life serves a purpose. It is up to us to recognize what that purpose could be.”  ~ Steve Maraboli

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from the Desk of MarDrag:

I am quite sure everyone has heard some form of the saying, “Without dark there could be no light, and vice versa.” In his quote above, Mark Twain expands on that saying very eloquently. There are two sides to everything, then. There is a “light” side to everything, and there is also its shadow side. We are beings of light, yet we have our shadow side as well.

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In this current crazy world, with so many distractions, disruptions and difficulties, we likely spend most of our time on either side. It has become more and more difficult to find the Balance between the two. Mostly we find ourselves in the height of hope or the depth of despair. Yet the place we would find our happiness and comfort is in the middle ground, the centerline of Balance.

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It is a delicate sway to hover in the Balance of life. There are so many things that can tip us over to either side. And, I think, our vision and focus linger at either side, trying to define what we see and determine how to deal with it, good or bad. But, what if we altered our focus to see BOTH sides, to acknowledge that what is before us is a WHOLE of a thing, for surely it must be if it has two sides. Two sides always make a whole. To concede that there is a good side and bad side to everything, a light and dark side, a sun and a moon side…is to recognize that life is not as fragmented as we would perceive it, and, if we strive to recognize the whole of a thing in its entirety……then it would appear logical that in order to see that, we would have to be standing in the center of it, on the fine line of Balance. Right?

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So…finding Balance is not so much an Act as it is a Perception. All we really have to do is acknowledge that there are two sides to every situation, difficulty, joy, or pleasure and, rather than dissolve into the ultimate depth of either side of it, we see the thing for its Wholeness and revel in the beauty of the Balance that keeps us steady.

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If there is despair in our life, we can acknowledge that there is another side to it, and sway our perception to accept the whole of the picture, gaining the knowledge that there is another side to that despair and if we would like, we could find the Balance of it that would keep us steady until the lighter side is illuminated. By the same token, when hope and happiness are there, know that it has a shadow side, recognize that, to be grateful for its presence so that we are not disappointed when the shadow side appears. Nothing is always good and nothing is always bad. Life moves through different degrees of both.

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Embracing the Whole is what will keep us in Balance…all the while reminding us that life is moving all the time and we will sway to one side or the other, but we do not have to lose our Balance, and we never need be broken apart, or left adrift. If we make Balance the point of our focus, our vision will cast wide and we will see life for ALL of its possibilities…and we will not get lost…or lose our Balance.

Blessings!

Unanswered Questions

 

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I am ?? yrs old and I have so many unanswered questions!!!!

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I still haven’t found out who let the Dogs Out…where’s the beef…how to get to Sesame Street… why Dora doesn’t just use Google Maps.

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Why do all flavors of fruit loops taste exactly the same, or how many licks does it take to get to the center of a tootsie pop……why eggs are packaged in a flimsy paper carton, but batteries are secured in plastic that’s tough as nails, yet light bulbs too are in a flimsy carton. Ever buy scissors? You need scissors to cut into the packaging of scissors.

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I still don’t understand why there is Braille on drive up ATM’s or why “abbreviated” is such a long word; or why is there a D in ‘fridge’ but not in refrigerator…why lemon juice is made with artificial flavor yet dish-washing liquid is made with real lemons… why they sterilize the needle for lethal injections.

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And, why do you have to “put your two cents in” but it’s only a “penny for your thoughts”…where’s that extra penny going? Why do The Alphabet Song and Twinkle Twinkle Little Star have the same tune… why did you just try to sing those two previous songs.

And just what is Victoria’s secret? ….and what would you do for a Klondike bar and you know as soon as you bite into it it falls apart.

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Why do we drive on Parkways and park on Driveways?

Do you really think I am this witty?? … I actually got this from a friend, who stole it from her brother’s girlfriend’s, uncle’s cousin’s, baby momma’s doctor who lived next door to an old class mate’s mail man…Now it is your turn to take it from me…Peace!!

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BLESSINGS!

All images courtesy of Google Images and credited where possible.

Monday Bucket List!

 

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A few weeks ago I wrote a blog about doing a “Daily Bucket List” to help keep our focus on our own lives, worlds, possibilities, and actions to help us through this difficult time. So today…I am posting my “Monday Bucket List”. What is on your “Daily Bucket List” today? Whatever it is, I hope it makes you happy and positive because that will help the world too. Blessings!

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#1 ~ Repeat my mantra when negative or worrying thoughts take over my mind: “No more fight, Peace, Love, and Light” over and over until I have Peace of Mind.

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#2 ~ Focus my thoughts to send out Positive Energy to the everyone and the world instead of angry, negative energy.

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#3 ~ Tell a joke to make people laugh and feel good.

Wishing you all a wonderful, Peaceful Monday full of Love and good thoughts!

Blessings!

The Core of Our Strength ~ Repost

 

I posted this blog two years ago and then ran across it again today. It seems very fitting for this time, this weekend…so I leave it for you…to remember what lives inside each of us…ready to be tapped…no matter what is going on around us. May these words offer some comfort and inspiration. Blessings!

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“You have power over your mind – not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.” ~ Marcus Aurelius

“Courage isn’t having the strength to go on – it is going on when you don’t have strength.”  ~ Napoleon

“Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow, it empties today of its strength.”  ~ Corrie Boom

“Don’t be afraid of your fears. They’re not there to scare you. They’re there to let you know that something is worth it.”  ~ C. JoyBell C.

“Man often becomes what he believes himself to be. If I keep on saying to myself that I cannot do a certain thing, it is possible that I may end by really becoming incapable of doing it. On the contrary, if I have the belief that I can do it, I shall surely acquire the capacity to do it even if I may not have it at the beginning.”  ~ Mahatma Gandhi

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from The Desk of MarDrag:

This is a very unsettled and tough time we are going through. There is much in our own lives to handle, and the view of world events is troubling. We are all trying to carve out a corner of this world for ourselves, to follow our dreams and passions, and to find happiness and peace. It has not been easy, and I am hearing a great deal about how tired and discouraged many of us are. So, today’s post speaks to this…and it is the deepest desire of my heart and soul that these words will help in some small way.

I titled the blog “The Core Of Our Strength” because I want to talk about where Strength comes from. We hear that word bandied about a lot. It is written about, and told to us with good intentions, to help us remember how Strong we are and that we can get through anything, if we just believe in our Strength. But, when we feel discouraged, we may wonder where to gather that Strength, as it seems we may run out of it.

But…you see…we never will run out of it.

Why? Because Strength comes from our Core, our most inner Self. That Core place, that Center, that houses all the things we need to manage our life.

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And at our Core…is our Spiritual Warrior…our Warrior Energy. This is that Core, that place so deep down inside us that there is no end to it. Our Core is like the Core of the Earth…forever burning bright, hot, and full of Power and Energy. It is the layers of worry, doubt, and fear that we throw on top of our Core Strength that dampens the flame.

The one thing that is always steady, always there, and always exactly what it is…is our Core Self, our True Self, our Inner Warrior…that never changes and never gives up. Even as circumstances can change around us…and we can change our minds, or our thoughts, or our behavior…our Core Self stays steadfast. And that is to be celebrated.

This is why it is so important, especially now, to get in touch with our True Self, our Core Self…and cultivate it. Acknowledge it, and hear the truth that Self has to tell us. It is THE ONE thing we can ALWAYS count on…the steady heartbeat of our Core Self, our Core Strength. It never leaves us. Our Core Self will never abandon us, or run out of Strength. It is built in to us, for the purpose of holding us steady. That is what a Core does…it holds what is around it steady. It is the foundation, the rock solid axis on which we spin. So…our Core Strength can never forsake us…and we should trust it and rely on it. Believe in it…and believe in ourselves.

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In the Core of an apple are the seeds from which it grows. So too, the seeds of what we want to grow in our lives are within us, at our Core…where the soil of Strength keeps them protected and nurtured. Reach in, reach down deep and find those seeds. Find the flame of that Core Self, that Core Strength, and bring it to the surface. Look at these illustrations of the apple and the Earth and see yourself in the reflection. You are whole, like the globe and the fruit, with a Core inside that holds you stable and secure. Know that. Believe it. See it. And let your Strength flow through, replenishing and sparking your motivation.

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The Wheel IS turning.

Have Hope and Faith. Love and Be Loved. And strike your best Warrior pose in Strength.

Blessings!

Stay Steady And……

 

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Tomorrow is a big day and no matter where you land on the political scope…it is going to be intense and unsettling. So I want to remind us all that…though we may not be able to control what is happening…we CAN still have control of our own worlds, thoughts, actions, and feelings.

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We can’t allow all the hype to penetrate so deep that we forget it is our response to it all that makes us miserable or ok.

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Even though we may feel we are being sucked into the negative wave…remember…

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We can panic and become worried and uncertain when things do not “look” like we think they should and it unsettles our peace of mind…

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But we can’t wait for everything to be perfect in order to be at Peace…So…

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The one thing we can all have command of is our thoughts, actions, and response to what is happening…so let us make a good choice for ourselves and…

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Let us make a conscious choice to “view out there” while we stay Steady, Strong, Positive, and Peaceful within ourselves and our lives and worlds. Remember that things are changing rapidly moment to moment…and that means anything can happen. Let’s make that a Positive thing!

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BLESSINGS!

All images are from Google Images with credit to quoters where possible.

“Getting Over The Hump Day” Humor

 

I feel like I am on a speeding train the way these weeks are flying by. But, Yeah!…it is time for the humor blog again…and there are some good ones this week. We need a good laugh…so enjoy reading and remember to…Be Steady, Be Loving, and be Peaceful!! Blessings!

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