Most days we think are the same dull boring routine. We do the same thing day after day. We wake up, get ready for work, go to work, come home to get ready for the next day of work, and then go to bed. So We Think: Each Day Is Unique - yes even in our daily boring routine, each day is Unique. At the end of the day, think back and find what was unique about your day. It will probably be something simple, but that is ok. The true meaning of life is found in the simple things. "FIND WHAT IS UNIQUE TO EACH DAY!"
Above is an image of a miniature train set where the trains can navigate an obstacle by either going under by a tunnel or going over by a bridge. So often we encounter obstacles in our life that we have to deal with that we take on "head on" as we see them. However, some are larger than we are and some are just stronger than we are. The best strategy to handle unconquerable situations is either go under them or over them and by pass the whole situation. The next time you face something so overwhelming, don't face it head on, but in the words of ancient wisdom "choose the path of lest resistance, "THE PATH OF OVER AND UNDER!"
There is nothing more loyal than a dog. Above is an image of our Puppy waiting for my wife to come home from work. Loyalty is an unwavering allegiance or duty to a person or a thing. We can be loyal to just about anything. However, loyalty is not as strong in this world as it used to be, but this is not necessary a bad thing. We tend to look at things with more discretion as to how it applies to truth, justice, and if it is true to what it says. This has come about because there seems to be so much deceit in the world today. What can you trust! What can you be Loyal to! It is hard to find something in this world that has not failed us or lived up to what it is suppose to be. However, like our puppy, there is something inside of us that wants loyalty. We spend much of our lives seeking that out. When you find it you hang on to it and never let it leave your side. It is the loyalty of our dogs and if it could only be so simple for us. What we seek is "DOG LOYALTY!"
It is said that once a Stature's arms are carved they cannot be changed. If a Sculpture is still a plain block and has not been carved, the possibilities are endless. However, once the arms are carved the sculpture cannot be changed. It is too far into the process to be altered to any extent. We too can be like Sculptures, if we are a blank block, our possibilities are endless as we see in our young people. Once Life begins to carve us we may end up as a sculpture with arms. What carves us is our living out our life. The danger is once hurts, pain, and heartbreak takes a turn carving us we may be so damage that we cannot change. It is sad but we do see this situation in life played out again and again. We must not allow those negative experiences to hurt us so deeply that we cannot change and overcome those bad experiences. You cannot allow the hurt, pain, and heartbreak to carve and shape you into someone you don't want to be, "YOU CANNOT CHANGE A STATUE'S ARMS!"
As we await the arrival of Hurricane Matthew here in Florida there is always an after the Storm where there always seems to be a peace, a sense of calm about everything. It is like Nature let lose its fury and now there is an exact opposite of scenarios. This is an image of the beach after a west coast Florida Hurricane. After a day of wind, rain, and rising tides we were left with this scene. It was the calm after the storm. Life can be the same way for us. There are storming periods we have to go thru and then there are the calming moments, that give us a sense of peace. It is life, it is part of our world. There is always an "AFTER THE STORM."