Sunday, September 24, 2017

Live High and Mighty

I heard this song today called "Live High" and although I initially thought it was a drug reference it turned out to be a rather positive song. It talked about the need to live high and live mighty Usually I think being all high and mighty is not a good thing really but when I think about those separately in the context  of this song, it reminds me of how I've always felt a need to at least try to live to a high moral standard. I decided a long time ago that I want to be someone people can look up to if they want to and in holding myself to what I feel to be a high standard, I find I do feel better about myself. Also I like how the songs says live "mighty" and to me, living mightily means living life to the fullest so maybe, living high and mighty isn't so bad after all.

Saturday, September 23, 2017

A soul to light up a room

"What is a soul? It's like electricity - we don't really know what it is, but it's a force that can light a room."-Ray Charles

I like this quote because I believe there's a light in everyone and Ray Charles showed a lot of light to the world through his music. This reminds me of a song he sang called "Light Out of Darkness." Some of the song's lyrics are  something like"love glows like a candle in the window and when it glows it brings light out of darkness giving you a rainbow. Hope shines in the shadows left behind you and in the night it bring light out of darkness and the light will guide you." I like these lyrics because I've seen how love can bring light to dark times in my life. That light has helped me to continue to have hope and to spread love farther because at least for me, love is something that needs to be shared to be truly enjoyed. 

Friday, September 22, 2017

An act of kindness

I saw this clip online about a college instructor that allowed  a single mother to bring her baby to class. For this action, the instructor and the mother and baby were all invited to go on the Ellen show. I really liked this clip because I think that nothing should stand in the way of learning something new and becoming a better person as a result. I love learning because learning is something that gets passed down through generations and so that's why I was really glad to hear that this mother is getting more education. My hope is her child in turn will be more educated and empowered as a result. Thus, the passage of knowledge continues and all that gives me a lot of hope for the future. 

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A warm and cool joke

This joke made me laugh when I saw it and so I just had to share it here. I wish everyone who reads this a very happy day. 

Hot and cold...

A man walks into a store and he saw a thermos. The clerk walks up to him and asks, "May I help you with anything?"

"Yea! What is that?"

"Why that's a thermos!"

"What's it do?"

"It keeps things hot and it keeps things cold!"

"I'll take it"

The next day the man goes to work carrying this thermos. His co-workers ask him, "What's that!"

"It's a thermos"

"What's it do?"

"It keeps things hot and it keeps things cold!"

"So whatcha got in it?"

"Two popsicles and a cup of coffee."

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Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Goodness from a fall

I Witnessed yet another example of how good people can be. I was hurrying along to catch the bus this evening and I tripped on an uneven sidewalk. Two men and a woman ran out of the shop by where I fell and helped me up and helped me pick up my bag and everything. After thanking them I went on my way. I'm fine and the whole incident made me think of the song "Learn How To Fall" because I learn may things from falling down. In this instance, in falling I learned that I am very thankful people can be really good to each other.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Peace amid storm

"You can find peace amidst the storms that threaten you."- Joseph B. Wirthlin
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I really like this quote because I really believe that peace in the midst of storms is an awesome thing. I like how even in big storms in nature, there is always an eye or area of calm in the middle of them. I know that it doesn't take a way from the seriousness of storms, metaphorically, calm in the storm makes difficult things bearable. It's just a matter of finding that calm which can be tricky but it is worth finding and when I find it, I know that I can get through things. Despite the storms, I can't help but believe that life is good.

Monday, September 18, 2017

A no worries bank

I tend to worry quite a bit more than I should. So From now on I vow that if I start to worry, I'll put some money in this piggy bank. When it's all filled up I'll donate the money to NAMI's (National Alliance on Mental Illness or an Independent Living Center (haven't decided which yet). Anyway, I figure if I can support programs that help people worry less too then I can give my worries away for a good cause.