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Follow Your Dream   Leave a comment


One of the most important thing to remember in life is to keep moving toward your dreams.  No matter what a person’s age, having faith in yourself and moving toward your dream is important.  I share this song with each of you today.

Thank You   Leave a comment


Sometimes we forget to stop and to say thank you.  Sometimes we forget that what we do impacts others.  So today I want to share an older song that reminds us of both of these things.

Thank you to everyone who has given and touched my life.  Some of you know and some of you have no idea that you made such an impact.  THANK YOU!

We All Need Someone   Leave a comment


This time of year when the leaves are falling from the leaves, I am reminded of a song from my childhood.  I used to listen to this song over and over.  I think I still even have the album on which it was.  So I share this song with you to remind you that we all need someone.  Be that someone for another person today!

 

Slowing Down   Leave a comment


After a very hectic week and a lot of time spent traveling this song came into my mind this morning.  I like how it reminds me that it is important to slow down and enjoy life.  Hopefully this will bring you some calm and some joy as you prepare for the weekend.

Friendship   Leave a comment


Over the last few weeks I have had the joy of reconnecting with some friends and some regular contact with some friends from my last location.  It is always a joy to know you have friends.  So today, I share with you a song to remind you all the greatness of friendship.

Posted October 2, 2015 by thoughtfulbeliever in Experiences, Life, Music Video

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Should It Stay or Should It Go   Leave a comment


My recent move has given me the opportunity to sort through many boxes, files, and possessions.  I can say that while I do not find this type of work enjoyable, I am somewhat grateful for the push to do something which I should do on a much more regular basis.  My task as I go about this work is to determine one of the following:  should I keep it, should I store it, or should I throw it away.  (Hence, the reason for the title of today’s post.)  For some items, this is a very easy sort but for others it becomes much more difficult.

This process has led to a variety of discoveries….

  1. I need to do a purging of items on a much more regular basis
  2. I need to do a better job of discerning what is important and what is not.
  3. I need to move toward electronic storage of more items at much quicker pace.
  4. There are treasures which I forgot I even had.
  5. My shredder is older than I thought.
  6. I am more sentimental than I care to admit.
  7. I may suffer from a mild case of OCD.
  8. The item you take to storage suddenly becomes the item you wish you had at the house.
  9. This process takes much longer than is desirable.
  10. You sometimes have to create a mess to clean up a mess.
  11. There will be light at the end of the tunnel and if you get through more boxes, there will no longer be a tunnel.

Like many things in life, this type of work can teach you a lot.  I would like to hear from you, my readers, about your experiences in a process like this.  Also, if you have any tips on how to reduce possessions, please feel free to pass those along.

Last, I want to share the song with you that is now running through my head because of this post.

Ain’t Heavy   1 comment


First of all, let me apologize for what many view as poor grammar when using the word “Ain’t” in the title of this post.  However, I think you will understand why I made that choice as you continue to read this.

Many years ago when I was around the age of eleven or twelve, I visited Boys Town in Omaha, NE with my family.  I have many memories of that visit but one in particular came to my mind as I prepared to write this morning.  The memory is of a statue that stood on the grounds of the Boys Town complex.  It is a statue of an older boy carrying a younger boy on his back.  This statue was also prominent in a movie entitled, Boys Town, which was released in 1938 and featured famous actors Spencer Tracey and Mickey Rooney.  The story is an account of the early beginnings of Boys Town which was started by Father Edward J. Flanagan.  The goal of Father Flanagan was to provide a place for young boys to go when there were family issues or they were dealing with behavioral issues.  The reason for the statue was to communicate the idea that someone would always be there to help you when you were struggling; that you would have someone to carry you through difficult times.  In 1969, a song was released and was made famous by The Hollies which also communicates these philosophy entitled, He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.

The idea that we all need to have help at times is one that I believe can be forgotten.  We all have need for support at one time or another.  As much as we would like to think that we can forge through difficulties alone, we really cannot.  There is not a person alive who has not had a struggle in life.  While our experiences are unique to ourselves, we can find similarities with one another.  Even if we miss our similarities, we can still be present with one another.  Sometimes just having the knowledge that someone is present with you can be the key to giving you a bit more strength to go through a day.

I have always been very fortunate to have individuals who support me.  Sometimes that support comes from family.  Sometimes that support is found in friends.  Sometimes that support comes from the most unexpected individuals whom I may barely know.  The reality is that there has always been individuals who have given to me their support even if they do not understand the details of my experience.  This is one of the greatest gifts a person can ever receive.  My struggle is not always being wise enough to reach out to others who would like to offer me that support.  When I have had the wisdom to reach out, I find that I never come back empty-handed but usually with overflowing support and love.

So my message today is two-fold.  First, if you are having a difficult time in your life, remember to reach out to others for support.  Second, always seek the opportunity to offer the support and love someone might be needing today.  You may be surprised what a huge difference it can make!

Now I share with you the song which I mentioned earlier and ask you to truly think about the words today and in the future.