Coughing, wheezing, fever, sneezing.
Oh, the joys of being sick.
Congestion, aching, itching, irritating.
Symptoms coming on quick.
Throbbing, burning, stomach churning.
Every sound beating on my head.
Dizzy, sleepy, painful, weepy.
I’m going back to bed.
Yes, it’s true. I’ve been laid up due to illness this past week. Most days, I could fight through it, but not today. My body told me to get off my feet and stay there. It needs to do some hard work to get this crap out of me. So, since my brain is fizzled with fever, and body aches too much to type, I shall leave this post here. Before I go however, I’d like to share something:
Here’s to the rain, and the sun that’s sure to follow.
Every time I think I’ve won,
Thinking this task is finally done,
something happens to ruin my fun,
and I realize I’m on step one.
Every time I think it’s complete,
Thinking I can finally get a treat,
I seem to lose my seat,
and have to start over from the defeat.
Every time I think I can stand tall,
Thinking I’ve made it through it all,
Life yet again almost makes me fall,
It’s like standing on an edge so very small….
…and Life gives me a push!
This isn’t as bad as it sounds, depending on the type of push life gives you. True, it could lead to a free fall in life that is terrifying to say the least. It could however, be a push to a new beginning that you never thought possible. The challenge is, figuring out which push is coming before the consequences hit you. That’s where the quote above the poem comes in.
The reality is, you really are on a metaphorical tightrope, and life is throwing off the balance, even as you read this post. You can’t avoid it, and you can’t run from it, so what do you do? Ditch the pole and take chances in life. Realize this however, as you take a leap into the unknown. You should still have that rope tied to your back as an anchor. This means although taking chances is a good thing, you also need to realize that you’ll have consequences. It’s always good to secure a bit of insurance on life (Not the same as paid life insurance, remember we’re talking metaphor here), and have that safety wire in case you fall. It doesn’t have to be much, but it should be enough to get back to where you started without too much stress.
So, what will happen if you decide not to take a chance? Well, nothing. You’ll still be hit with challenges by life, as it unbalances you. That part is unavoidable, as it’s life. The big thing is, you’ll miss out on what could be there for you. You know, the big “what if” that usually terrifies people. It isn’t always a negative, and it doesn’t have to be a source of stress. Look at something in life, and say to yourself, I want to do that. Is it above your pay grade? The real question is, does that even matter?
Personally, I’ve always had the ability to make a penny work as a dollar. To stretch a very limited budget to achieve goals the same as those who make two or even three times as much as me. So, why haven’t I achieved so much more in life? Simple, I aired on the side of caution, which led to a life full of reacting instead of acting. Basically, I would wait until life unbalanced me, and then I’d right myself again, but never actually taking a step forward. So there I stand, in the same metaphorical spot as I did years ago. This has been a lesson learned in the worst ways. Instead of being prosperous, I’m starting over from step one yet again. This time, I’m dropping the pole. This time, I’m following my own advice, and taking the chance I should’ve done ten years ago. I will succeed, for as I like to say:
Now, I need your assistance, and yes, it will cost you. The plus side is, you’ll enjoy what you get, and it’s not expensive at all. Heck, I’d do this all for free, if I didn’t have three incredible kids depending on me. Please check out my short story:
It’s never too early to be on alert, especially when the weather is concerned, and for Anthony and his family, one morning could mean the difference between life and death.
Friday has always had special meaning during the spring for this 11 year old boy, his 14 year old sister Rachel, and their 17 year old brother Alex. It wasn’t just the last day of school for the week, but also counted as one week closer to summer vacation. However, after a night of heavy thunderstorms and several tornado warnings, this particular Friday has started off with droopy eyes and jingled nerves. With no watches or warnings, and little more than a drizzle outside, it seemed like a smooth day ahead. Fate, it seems, may just have other plans. As they say, it isn’t the weather you get warnings about that should worry you, but rather the weather that catches you by surprise. Will they survive the morning? Read on and find out in “Morning Warning”.
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Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday.
(Times will still vary, and these days will be subject to change)
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Am I the one who chooses,
Am I the one who always loses?
Am I the one who sits and wait?
Am I the one who is always late?
Am I the one who pushes ahead?
Am I the one who is better off dead?
Am I the one who believes everything I’m told?
Am I the one who lives like I’ll never get old?
Am I the one still standing when it’s all said and done?
When it comes to my life, YES, because I am the one!
Listen up, as in life, you really only get one go at it. Are you going to spend that one life on things that make you forget you’re even alive? Are you going to spend every day wishing you could change yesterday while today speeds by in a haze of regret? Are you going to spend every day planning for a tomorrow that disappears each time it becomes today? It really seems simple if you think about these questions. Life was never meant to be all stress and work, although they must play their part. I know, many of you at this point will say something about Life not being the end, and so on. Look, Whatever you believe happens after life, it’s just that! It’s after life.
There is nothing that states you should waste this life in stress, fear, and labor, and at the same time, ignore everything that brings joy. True, if you want a long life, there is some level of moderation needed. This is true for all of life, as life is balance. The problem of today, everybody extremes one way or the other, and still expects happiness. In the end, you either get the brief rushes of excitement drenched in periods of misery, or we just stress so much about everything, we forget joy all together. Neither sounds very fun.
Personally, I find the best way to enjoy life, is to be me. Recognize what I find happiness in, and balance it into my life. There will always be situations that through off the balance from time to time. You simply correct that imbalance and move on. I love to read, so I find time to read. I love to write, so I find time to write. I love movies, so there’s time for that as well. I really love my family, so I do many of these activities with them, and many others as well. Yes, I still work a day job, but I do it for my family. I do it for myself. Why, because I am me. I make my own choices, I don’t care what others think of me. I am me.
Thanks for reading, as I reminder, I have several projects already out on the market. Help me achieve my goals as an author, and read something fun along the way. Check them out on Amazon, like this one:
Fairy vs Leprechaun: The Battle for Faith
Three impossible questions, two incredible creatures, one epic battle, and at the center, a young woman by the name of Heather struggles with the very meaning of faith. Will the nasty little Leprechaun use his three questions to discredit her beliefs, or will the lovely Fairy with a heart of gold be able to share her unshakable faith? Join the struggle, choose your side, and find the answers.
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What a rush, life in the fast lane.
The reality is however, a life in pain.
You miss so much, so little to gain.
Memories so blurred, so very plain.
What was the point, why miss it all?
Just to keep pace, just to have a ball.
The harder you push, the worse the fall.
An empty heart is all that’s left to recall.
So take the time, see the beauty of life.
Sacrifice the hassle, save you from the strife.
Choose the moment, skip the rife.
You’ll find yourself in love with life.
Are you in love with life? Although many of you might actually say yes, the reality is, if you examine the details of each day, the answer is a heavy “no”. It’s okay though, as nothing is easier than becoming lost within the bombardment of negativity you face. On the Television, Radio, or even face-to-face, you’re surrounded by the worst of every situation you can imagine. Sadly, for some, even some situations you’d never wish to imagine. I want you to read this next part slowly, and out loud. “Everything will be okay, because I am incredible beyond compare.”
It’s true, whether you wish to believe it or not, you’re incredible. Even if life isn’t what you hoped it would be at this point, you can change it. It’s not impossible, because you’re incredible. It’s not unreachable, because you’re incredible. It’s not even unrealistic, because you’re incredible. Yesterday, in my post, I spoke about doing what you’re meant to do in life. (See post here). Now, you should know that you can succeed in that fated endeavor. Many of you may be told the two words that should never be said “You can’t” (Or “I can’t” if you truly are your worst enemy). These words are poison, and nothing more. They hold no meaning, except for what you allow them. They should be removed from your vocabulary, period.
Personally, every time someone speaks of Autism, all I hear is what they can’t do. I’m mildly Autistic, and all three of my children are Autistic. I can tell you right now, it’s all crap. My kids still struggle with the “I can’t” because, even with us removing those words from home, they still hear it every day. They get told they can’t do this because of Autism, and they hear others be told of what they cannot do. A fact of life is, if someone is treated as broken, they will soon act that way. With Autism, and early diagnosis, this has become the problem. My kids can do anything they put their minds to do, even my eldest whom is considered nonverbal. He shows me with every door he breaks through, because others refuse to open them for him. He shows me with every test he passes, despite them saying he would never catch on. He can do anything he wants, and you can do it too.
Slow down in life, and fall in love with yourself all over again. Be whom you were meant to become, and help others do the same. Show the word community can have meaning once again. Finally, recognize that you ARE incredible. Say it again, and say it every single day. “I am incredible beyond compare”.
Speaking of Autism, I have my own book that touches on the subject:
The Realities of Autism: Misconceptions
What is Autism? There are the socially accepted answers, and there’s reality. If you’re a parent or relative of an Autistic person, you’ve probably noticed that reality doesn’t seem to match what they tell you. This book takes research from various Autism programs and studies, and factors in real life. Each section outlines and researches a different misconception faced with Autism, including environmental factors, possible reasons for Autism, and the truth about intelligence concerning Autism. There’s also learning games and information that focus on the individual, not what they consider as an illness. We’ve been in the dark ages for far too long about Autism, and now it’s time to shine in the light of hope. What is Autism? Let’s begin the journey for truth together.
Paperback is only $9.99, eBook $2.99
Thanks for reading, and have a blessed day,