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This looks like fun! You mean I can post just about anything I want, and you viewers will actually read it and make comments? Cool! I can’t always get comments when I talk to people one-on-one. In coming to this realization, I’ve put tremendous pressure on myself, for sure. But the only way I can get better at this blog thing is if you leave comments. Can I count on your help? Don’t you hate when someone just drones on and on about a topic? I mean, they just won’t let it die. If I ever get like that, please promise me you’ll tell me to let it die. I can’t promise I’ll be entering something brilliant every time…or even once. But I can promise that my topics will be heartfelt, or at least something I believe in…or not believe in. Either way, I can promise I’ll have fun delivering it to you–hopefully as much as you will have fun reading it. Feels good, and thanks for allowing me to enter the world of blogdom. Comments, anyone?

The Decision

Once upon a time, long, long ago….actually it’s only been months, but I needed to get your attention. Now that I have it, I’ll continue.  Sadly, this is a true story. Some of you may not believe it. Trust me. This wasn’t easy to write. The details such as names and locations do not matter. It’s the heart of the story that needs to grab your attention.

The main characters in this story are a man and his wife, fifty-ish, and a younger man in his late thirties. The couple and younger man saw each other at the same public place, and one day the younger man showed interest in the couple conversing in bible study. He was invited to join in. He said he would like to sometime, but had some other engagement presently. So he showed up again the next day, shared a little more about himself and his girlfriend, and about how much God had blessed him. Again, he had something that took him away from beginning the study and was gone. The next time the three saw each other, the woman asked the younger man if he wanted to be sure he  had an eternal home in heaven. He countered with, “You know, that’d be great–but– I kind of like the way things are now.”  Shortly after that, he joined in the couple’s  conversation about the Lord, and the older man tried to discern where in the bible  the younger man needed to be to help him in his struggles and relationships.

Arrangements were made to meet for bible study together the following day, but the younger man didn’t show up. A couple of days later he came inside but left quickly. Just before leaving he told several others that the couple were his “good friends” because they understood him. “They get me” he said. The older man went outside and found the younger man having very angry words with someone and cursing him.

Three days went by, and the couple hadn’t seen the younger man. They next received word that the younger man was killed the previous afternoon. Violently stabbed to death multiple times in a public place. His life here on earth was over…just like that…gone. He never gave the couple an answer whether or not he had made the decision to accept Christ as his personal savior. The woman’s husband told her that had been what the younger man meant when he said that  they “get him.” That they knew he was leading two different lives. He was being pulled in two completely different directions.  He was serving two masters–and Satan was winning. Maybe he had won. This was terribly hard for the couple to accept. Maybe if they had tried harder to win the younger man over, thereby pulling him from the other side. Maybe they would have succeeded in that tug of war, thus winning a soul to Christ. This was devastating for the couple.

      In the days that followed, the couple had heard stories depicting the younger man’s lifestyle leading up to the stabbing.  People who knew him said that he lead a different way of life. The couple were disheartened and weren’t sure what to believe. It was unfathomable to think they could do no more for the younger man except pray for his soul.

The couple later found that the younger man had two grown sons who were living a life of violence as well. It made them more aware of the bible’s truths that the hairs on our heads are numbered, and that we can’t add even one day to our life. Not one of us knows the day we’re going to die. Not one of us knows if we have another day to make the most important decision of our lives. It would be good right here if I could say “and they all lived happily ever after” but they didn’t. There was a senseless death– due to the pre-conceived anger of another person. And this individual took this blinding rage into his own hands, ending the life of another human being. Yes, he was  caught and went to jail. And he still has a chance to see heaven. You all know this, right? If this man repents, turns his life around, and follows Christ–he will be saved by our loving Heavenly Father from the fire pits of Hell. He still has time to make the decision. FYI–we as christians have the responsibility to pray for this man to have the opportunity to be led to Jesus. We don’t have the right to hope or pray that he dies a violent death as well. Vengeance, in the life of a christian, is the Lord’s. He will repay. We probably won’t live to see it happen, but we have to trust that it will. The decision to accept or reject Jesus Christ as savior and Lord of our life, is ours. He won’t force us. We make the choice. He wants us to come to Him willingly. What an awesome privilege it is to serve a living God.

As sad as this story was to write, maybe you know of someone who either doesn’t know Christ, or hasn’t made the decison.”  I’m asking that you not assume there’s plenty of time for you to share your faith with others. Or maybe  you don’t know the savior of the world. Through the internet, it’s easier than ever to access all kinds of websites, download music to your MP3 player, listen to podcasts on your SmartPhone, or any number of things. I’m asking you to do yourself or someone else a favor by learning what you can, so you or a friend or family member can make this decision. But before you make it–consider the alternative of living without knowing and serving our God of love.

Hell is a real place, and it’s not pretty. Do some research. Find an online bible if you don’t own one, and search biblical passages using the keyword hell and read the descriptions in those passages. Be informed. Be armed with knowledge. There is no time to waste. Do not, please do not take this lightly. Jesus is coming again for “His church.” You or someone you know will want to be part of it.  Read the “Left Behind” book series or see the movie.

           

Make this decision yourself or tell others about the information you found during your search. Please understand that this was a tough story to write and relate to you. I wrote it with a goal in mind…to inform, and to help you or another make “the decision.”

Thanks for viewing.

When we sing songs played on the radio, CDs, or other media devices do we really know all the words? Come on, really? Ever been embarrassed by singing with friends and you all sing different lyrics? So who’s right? Some of the artists are at fault here because they can’t be understood totally. Wouldn’t it be fun to see what other people think the lyrics are to popular songs? Isn’t it a great feeling to laugh out loud?

 Okay, let’s just do that.

Peruse this website at your leisure and enjoy all it has to offer.

http://www.corsinet.com/braincandy/wrlyric.html

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Here are the botched lyrics :

Brain Candy Poetry and Songs

The following are bits and pieces of song lyrics that people have managed to mess up in a funny way.

They’re called “mondegreens.” 

All my luggage, I will send to you.
Actual lyric: All my loving, I will send to you.
(Beatles)

Are you going to starve an old friend?
Actual lyric: Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
(Simon & Garfunkel)

A weenie wack a weenie wack a weenie wack.
Actual lyric: Wee-ooh wim-o-weh. Wee-ooh wim-o-weh.
(Tokens “The Lion Sleeps Tonight”)

Baby come back, you can play Monopoly.
Actual lyric: Baby come back, you can blame it all on me.
(Player “Baby Come Back”)

Baking carrot biscuits. 
Actual lyric:Taking care of business.
(Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin Care Of Business”)

Tape it to a biscuit.
Actual lyric: Taking care of business.
(Bachman-Turner Overdrive “Takin Care Of Business”)

Bald headed woman.
Actual lyric:More than a woman.
(Bee Gees)

Four-legged woman.
Actual lyric:More than a woman.
(Bee Gees)

Big girl, small fry.
Actual lyric:Big girls don’t cry.
(The Four Seasons)

Big ole Jed had a light on. 
Actual lyric:Big old jet airliner.
(Steve Miller Band)

Pick out Jed from the line-up. 
Actual lyric:Big old jet airliner.
(Steve Miller Band)

The bride bless the day, the dogs say goodnight.
Actual lyric: The bright blessed day, the dark sacred night.

Bringing in the sheets.
Actual lyric: Bringing in the sheaves.
(Hymn)

Carryin’ beans, now we’re sharin’ the same jeans.
Actual lyric: Carribean Queen, now we’re sharing the same dreams.
(Billy Ocean)

Climb every mountain.
Actual lyric: I’m every woman.
(Whitney Houston)

Come and let me tell you ’bout my bed spread.
Actual lyric: People let me tell you ’bout my best friend.
(Theme from the TV Show, “Courtship of Eddie’s Father”)

Come shave my heart.
Actual lyric:Unchain my heart.
(Ray Charles)

Dirty deeds and the thunder chiefs.
Actual lyric:Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap.
(ACDC)

Dirty deeds done to sheep.
Actual lyric:Dirty deeds and they’re done dirt cheap.
(ACDC)

Do a little dance, make a little rum, Italian Ice! Italian Ice!
Actual lyric:Do a little dance, make a little love, get down tonight, get down tonight.
(KC & The Sunshine Band “Do A Little Dance”)

Do the lucky lady.
Actual lyric:Dude looks like a lady.
(Aerosmith)

Donuts make my brown eyes blue. 
Actual lyric:Don’t it make my brown eyes blue.
(Crystal Gale)

Every time you go away you take a piece of meat with you. 
Actual lyric:Every time you go away you take a piece of me with you.
(Paul Young)

Ghost man so close to me.
Actual lyric:
Don’t stand so close to me.
(The Police)

Give me the Beach Boys and free my soul.
Actual lyric:Give me the beat, boys, and free my soul.
(Dobie Gray “Drift Away”)

Goin’ to the Jack-O-Lantern, gonna get married.
Actual lyric:Goin’ to the chapel and we’re gonna get married.
(Dixie Cups, “Chapel of Love”)

Got a lot of lucky peanuts.
Actual lyric:Got a lot of love between us.
(Frankie Vallee and the Four Seasons)

Good-bye yellow brick road
There’s a dark cloud inside of the house.

Actual lyric:So goodbye yellow brick road
Where the dogs of society howl.
(Elton John)

Ham on rye.
Actual lyric: I’m alright.
(Kenny Loggins)

Hang on stupid.
Actual lyric: Hang on, Sloopy.
(The McCoys)

Happy as a rafter in the market place.
Actual lyric: Happy ever after in the market place.
(Beatles “Ob la di”)

Hold me closer, Tony Danza
Count the head lice on the highway.
Actual lyric: Hold me closer, tiny dancer.
(Elton John “Tiny Dancer”)

Home, where my love lies waiting, Simon, weep for me.
Actual lyric: Home, where my love lies waiting, silently for me.
(Simon & Garfunkel “Homeward Bound”)

Hope the city voted for you.
Actual lyric: Hopelessly devoted to you.
(Grease soundtrack)

How’s about a date?
Actual lyric: Eyes without a face.
(Billy Idol “Eyes Without a Face”)

I can see clearly now the rain has gone.
I can see all life’s fickles in the way
Actual lyric: I can see clearly now the rain has gone.
I can see all obstacles in my way.
(Jimmy Cliff)

I can’t climb this ceiling any more.
Actual lyric:I can’t fight this feeling anymore.
(REO Speedwagon “I can’t fight this feeling”)

I, I, I, I sing in the light, sing in the light. 
Actual lyric:Stayin’ Alive, Stayin’ alive.
(Bee Gees)

I shot the Sheriff, but I didn’t shoot him dead you see.
Actual lyric:I shot the Sheriff, but I didn’t shoot the deputy.
(Eric Clapton)

I wanna die!
Actual lyric:Oh, what a night!
(The Four Seasons, “December 1963 (Oh What a Night)”)

I wanna know
Have you ever seen Loraine?

Actual lyric:I wanna know
Have you ever seen the rain?
(Creedence Clearwater Revival)

I want a new truck.
Actual lyric:I want a new drug.
(Huey Lewis & the News)

I was so mad! 
Actual lyric:I’m a soul man.
(Blues Brothers)

I wonder, wonder, who,
who rode the moo-cow now?
Actual lyric:I wonder, wonder, who,
who wrote the book of love?
(The Monotones “Book of Love”)

I’ll give you diamond Sprite!
Actual lyric:I’ll give you diamonds bright.
(The Yardbirds “For Your Love”)

I’ll never leave your pizza burning. 
Actual lyric:I’ll never be your beast of burden.
(Rolling Stones)

I’m 264 my shirt, 264 my shirt, 264.
Actual lyric:I’m too sexy for my shirt too sexy for my shirt.
(Right Said Fred “I’m Too Sexy”)

I’m a pool hall ace.
Actual lyric:My poor heart aches.
(The Police “Every Step You Take”)

I’m just a squirrel.
Actual lyric:I’m just a girl.
(No Doubt)

I’m not talking ’bout Bolivia.
Actual lyric:I’m not talking ’bout moving in.
(John Ford Collie “Really Love to See You Tonight”)

I’ve been haulin’ ass so long. 
Actual lyric:I’ve been holding out so long.
(Rolling Stones “Miss You”)

I’ve got a new pair of shoes. 
Actual lyric:I’ve got a new attitude.
(Patti LaBelle)

In-a-gadda-da-vita . . . 
Actual lyric:In the garden of Eden, honey.
(Iron Butterfly)
The band, themselves, while drunk in 1968, botched the lyrics, and decided to keep them this way.

I’m the god of Velveeta, honey. 
Actual lyric:In the garden of Eden, honey.
(Iron Butterfly)

Jay, Jay, Jay; Jay you’re cool
Actual lyric:Chain, chain, chain, chain of fools.
(Aretha Franklin “Chain of Fools”)

Jim Dandy ate the red stew
Actual lyric:Jim Dandy to the rescue.
(Black Oak Arkansas)

Jose can you see?
Actual lyric:O, Say can you see?
(The Star Spangled Banner)

Just brush my teeth before you leave me, baby. 
Actual lyric:Just touch my cheek before you leave me, baby.
(Juice Newton “Angel of the Morning”)

Just like a one-winged dove.
Actual lyric:Just like a white winged dove.
(Stevie Nicks)

Knee deep in doughnuts, children at your feet.
Actual lyric: Lady Madonna, children at your feet.
(The Beatles)

Let Milo open the door.
Actual lyric: Let my love open the door.
(Pete Townsend, The Who)

Last night I dreamt of some bagels.
Actual lyric:Last night I dreamt of San Pedro.

Life ain’t nothing but a seven dollar fiddle.
Actual lyric:Life ain’t nothing but a funny funny riddle.
(John Denver)

Life in the Vaseline.
Actual lyric:Life in the fast lane.
(Eagles)

Look into my butterflies.
Actual lyric:Look into my father’s eyes.
(Eric Clapton, “My Father’s Eyes”

Looks like tomatoes
Actual lyric:Looks like we made it.
(Barry Mannilow)

Love is a big, fat quivering slug.
Actual lyric:Love is a big, fat river in flood.
(Sting “Love Is Stronger Than Justice”)

Maerzee dotes and dozee dotes and little lamsee divey
a kiddle ee iveetoo, wouldn’t you? 

Actual lyric:Mares eat oats and does eat oats and little lambs eat ivy,
A kid’ll eat ivy too, wouldn’t you?
(Children’s Song)
The “misunderstood” lyrics here are actually correct. The song is gibberish. It is meant to teach a child enunciate when learning to sing/speak.

Maybe I’ll play cards and be as fast as you.
Actual lyric: Maybe I’ll break hearts and be as fast as you.
(Dwight Yokum)

Michelle, Ma Belle,
Sunday Monkey Play No Piano Song,
No Piano Song.
Actual lyric:Michelle, ma belle,
Sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble,
Tres bien ensemble.
(The Beatles)

My woman is Okay-O.
Actual lyric: My woman from Tokyo.
(Deep Purple “Woman From Tokyo”)

A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees,
like Velveeta Cheese.

Actual lyric:A new religion that’ll bring you to your knees,
Black velvet if you please.
(Allanah Myles “Black Velvet”)

Oh my darling lemon pie.
Actual lyric:Oh my darling, Clementine.
(traditional song)

Only the good Tyrone.
Actual lyric:Only the good die young.
(Billy Joel)

Pay for my Chrysler.
Actual lyric:Paperback writer.
(Beatles)

Take the back right turn.
Actual lyric:Paperback writer.
(Beatles)

Please relieve me – let me go. 
Actual lyric:Please release me, let me go.
(Englebert Humperdinck)

Pretty Woman, won’t you lick my leg.
Actual lyric:Pretty Woman, won’t you look my way.
(Roy Orbison)

Red, red wine, steak, lobster meat.
Actual lyric:Red, red wine, stay close to me.
(UB-40)

Return da Zenda.
Actual lyric:Return to sender.
(Elvis Presley)

Reverend Bluejeans.
Actual lyric:Forever in blue jeans.
(Neil Diamond)

‘Scuse me while I kiss this guy. 
Actual lyric:‘Scuse me while I kiss the sky.
(Jimi Hendrix)

Searching for my lost singer from Mars.
Actual lyric:Searching for my last shaker of salt.
(Jimmy Buffett “Margaritaville”)

Secret Asian man.
Actual lyric:Secret agent man.
(Johnny Rivers)

She loved Cheez-Its, and America too.
Actual lyric:She loved Jesus, and America too.
(Tom Petty, “Free Fallin”)

Since she left me there’ve been owls pukin’ in my bed.
Actual lyric:Since she put me down I ‘ve been out doin’ in my head.
(Beach Boys “Help Me Rhonda”)

She’s got a chicken to ride.
Actual lyric:She’s got a ticket to ride.
(Beatles)

She’s got a tick in her eye.
Actual lyric:She’s got a ticket to ride.
(Beatles)

She’s got electric boobs, a mohair too.
Actual lyric:She’s got electric boots, a mohair suit.
(Elton John “Benny and the Jets”)

Slow walkin’ Walter.
Actual lyric:Smoke on the water.
(Deep Purple)

Snow covered horses.
Actual lyric:Smoke on the water.
(Deep Purple)

Stand on the rug.
Actual lyric:Band on the run.
(Wings)

Stick your head in lotion.
Actual lyric:I second that emotion.
(Smokey Robinson & The Miracles “I Second That Emotion”)

Straight arm, straight arm for you.
Actual lyric:Straight on, straight on for you.
(Heart)

Sugar fried honey butt.
Actual lyric:Sugar Pie, Honey Bunch.
(Four Tops “Can’t Help Myself”)

Sweet dreams are made of cheese.
Actual lyric:Sweet dreams are made of this.
(The Eurythmics)

Sweet tell a lie.
Actual lyric:Sweet Caroline.
(Neil Diamond)

The ants are my friends, they’re blowing in the wind.
Actual lyric:The answer, my friend, is blowing in the wind.
(Bob Dylan)

The girl with colitis goes by.
Actual lyric:The girl with kaleidoscope eyes.
(Beatles)

The heart of rock and roll is in Cleveland.
Actual lyric:The heart of rock and roll is still beating.
(Huey Lewis and the News)

Then I saw her face, now I’m gonna leave her.
Actual lyric:Then I saw her face, now I’m a believer.
(The Monkees)

There’s a bathroom on the right.
Actual lyric:There’s a bad moon on the rise.
(CCR)

Through the night, with the light from a bulb. 
Actual lyric:Through the night, with the light from above.
(“God Bless America”)

You and me and Leslie.
Actual lyric:You and me endlessly.
(The Young Rascals “Groovin”)

You have lost your gum forever
dreadful sorry, Clementine. 

Actual lyric:You are lost and gone forever
dreadful sorry, Clementine.
(traditional song)

You made the rice, I made the gravy.
Actual lyric:You may be right, I may be crazy.
(Billy Joel)

You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
four hundred children and a crop in the field.

Actual lyric:You picked a fine time to leave me, Lucille,
four hungry children and a crop in the field.
(Kenny Rogers “Lucille”)

Went to a dance, lookin’ for a man,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I’d take a chance.
Actual lyric:Went to a dance, lookin’ for romance,
Saw Barbara Ann so I thought I’d take a chance.
(The Beach Boys “Barbara Ann”)

Wrapped up like a douche.
Actual lyric:Revved up like a deuce.
(Manfred Mann

 
Hope you liked the post.
Do you have some mondegreens to add? Tell me. I could use a good laugh.
Thanks for viewing.

Seriously

There is something weighing heavily on my mind. Have you noticed that more than ever before Diabetes and Heart Disease are rampant in the US? We should all be alerted to the fact that one major problem with many of our young people is their being overweight. I realize some people are overweight for different reasons, and that some people get diabetes who are not and have never been overweight. I know it’s not fair, but then neither is life. And so, we go on and deal with what life hands us as best we can. If you have Diabetes, diet and regular exercise is still key for those of us who are normal weight, too. And for those of us fortunate enough not to have this dreaded disease–the same advise should be put into play.

Health

Health (Photo credit: 401(K) 2013)

More than ever, we must deal with the problem of obesity in children before it’s too late. This has to be done now before they end up with needless future health problems. Small children who are overweight will likely be overweight teens, then overweight adults. The US is getting fatter than ever before, with obesity in young people soaring to new heights. With all the newest technology keeping them entertained, the majority of children don’t play outside very much, and they eat much more fast food and convenience foods than we did in previous years. Fast food restaurants are screaming at you to stop in or drive-thru for even more convenience.  

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Many of us probably don’t get the exercise we desperately need to keep our bodies healthy. Soft drinks or high-calorie beverages are all around us. Not to mention the cakes, pastries, pies, donuts, candy, ice cream, chips and more that make their way into our shopping carts on a regular basis. And we don’t drink enough water. We all need to respect our bodies and put the proper vitamins and nutrients in for them to function the way they were meant to function. We all need exercise daily to keep our major organs in peak performance.

There are free diet/weight control websites that track your progress, allow you to join groups to gain encouragement and encourage others toward their goals. We can’t let food and calorie-laden beverages control our lives. We can have these things once in a while so they have their place in our life as a treat. Treats are always nice to have and look forward to. Let’s all engage in some type of physical activity every day. We should shoot for 30 minutes a day. Now this may take a while to achieve this goal, but think…this is our life. And don’t we want to stick around at least a few more years? Yeah! Well then, shouldn’t we all start doing what we can to add years to our lives instead of subtracting them due to being unhealthy?
I urge everyone to visit this website:
http://www.realage.com
Take their short test to see how you stack up.

10 Glasses of Water a Day

Here’s another thought. Our bodies are mostly made up of water. So every time we visit the bathroom we lose some of our water. We pee it out, in other words. It makes perfect sense to me that we should put more water back in. You know, replace it. Our bodies thrive on the stuff. We can have other beverages too, but we should have more water than anything else.

FYI..Water can aid in inflammation and other aches and pains throughout our bodies.
Here are some links to check out:

http://www.articlesbase.com/diseases-and-conditions-articles/diabetes-rampant-in-us-prevent-it-with-good-choices-3939882.html
http://www.thirdage.com/news/heart-disease-still-rampant-in-u-s_12-16-2011
http://www.cdc.gov/chronicdisease/overview/index.htm
http://kidshealth.org/parent/general/body/overweight_obesity.html
http://www.chicagonow.com/good-bad-parents/2012/05/why-dont-kids-play-outside/
http://www.age-well.org/drinking-enough-water.html
http://nutrition.about.com/od/hydrationwater/a/waterarticle.htm

resolution

resolution (Photo credit: Ruzaqir Rachman (Back To Action))

Let’s not wait for New Year’s Day to make this resolution. Let’s start today. Even small changes make a big difference. C’mon, give it a try. We’ll feel better. And we have the power within us today to change tomorrow. Let’s hold each other accountable. Questions? Comments? I would love to share any more info I have with you. We need to help ourselves and each other.

Here’s to a healthier lifestyle.

Illustration of two glasses toastingCheers! 

 

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It Hurts So Bad

Morton Salt Girl

Morton Salt Girl (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When it rains it pours. We’ve all heard this old expression, right? But for a long while now those who physically suffer pain when it rains have undoubtedly had a rough time of it because we are going through a rainy season of sorts. Countless people suffer with Rheumatoid Arthritis, Osteoporosis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, or knee or hip pain. And I’m certain there are more that I’m not aware of. Because we have limited movement while enduring any of these, rain and cold weather makes you feel much worse. Some of these maladies mentioned limit us in our jobs as well as fund-raising activities, charity functions, physical outdoor games with the family, get-togethers with friends or family, volunteering, or chores at home. Many of us probably had great health in our younger years and we may have taken our good health for granted. This being the case with me having Fibromyalgia. And I’m sure if you look back you can remember when you were pretty healthy, too.

When it rains, or the weather turns cold, body movement is hampered and is minimal at best. Everything is in slow motion. And what do the experts tell us? Keep moving! Well, right now we don’t feel like moving, thank you. You experts do the moving—we’re on strike! Yep. As of right now. That’s tellin’ ‘em!  Sometimes lying down alternating with a heating pad and ice pak may give temporary relief, however, there are times when nothing works, and you don’t feel this is even your body. It’s like you’re having an out of body experience, so to speak. Okay that wasn’t funny. And there’s nothing funny about this type of pain. So what do we do? We follow our doctors’ advise, pray, maybe take a hot relaxing bath, or try the things listed above. We also need to ask for help from others. Others will chip in and help with whatever needs to be taken care of once in a while. Someone who is living in the home, or neighbors or friends because…Baby, the rain must fall.

Cover of "Baby, the Rain Must Fall"

I’ve found joining a support group is very enlightening. Getting all the information about what you suffer from is a big help, and in turn you can help others by telling them what works for you.

I’d love to know what you suffer from and what remedies work for you.

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Ear

Ear (Photo credit: Menage a Moi)

 While listening to others talk, are you listening to their message and what they’re trying to convey? Or are you listening for a subtle message behind the message? One that tells you that they really think a lot about themselves. Hmmm. Like how many times they said “I” in their speech. Don’t get me wrong, we have to talk about ourselves some. When we are asked point-blank about how we are when someone hasn’t seen us in a while, they really want to know what’s been going on in our lives. But come on, when we see someone every day and they ask how we are, they don’t want a moment by moment itinerary. Let’s face it, some of us talk about ourselves way too much, and some people will start avoiding us because they don’t get to enter the conversation unless they butt in. And if they don’t butt in, we don’t know how they are feeling or what’s going on in their lives. Maybe God led them there today to have you pray for them and what they are going through.  We are to think of others better than ourselves. Maybe…we just talk to be talking. And when we’re self-oriented we tend to say the word “I” way too often. God can’t use us for His purpose when we don’t listen to others and put their needs before our own.

 English: Oil painting, "Praying Hands&quo...

 There’s no “I” in team. Have you heard that quote? Christians are a team, or we’re supposed to be anyway. This is an even better quote: There’s no “I” in team but there is in “win.” When we work for God–we win. Plain and simple. When we visit someone in the hospital, we can talk with other patients there, find out about their loved one, and ask if we can pray with them. Or we can simply take down the name of the patient and what they are having done, a little background on them if it’s serious, and pray on our own. We win!

Win Win (film)

Win Win (film) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 The bible tells us to be slow to anger, quick to listen and slow to speak. And since God gave us two ears and one mouth, maybe, just maybe we are supposed to listen at least twice as much as we talk. A lot of words are wasted in any given day. We don’t only talk about ourselves, but we also talk about others, and this in a derogatory manner, perhaps hearing it from another source. Gossip. If we hear something we don’t know for a fact is true, we need to allow it go in one ear and out the other. Again, the bible tells us to mind our own business, and not be busybodies. This is sound christian doctrine, and words we should all try to live by. Let’s do what we can to let this “me” generation fizzle out. Let’s ask ourselves how many times a day we say “I.” Then if it’s too often–we can change. Change is good. I’m  just saying.

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Laugh a little!

 We’ve all been in certain situations where we’ve said the wrong thing, misunderstood someone, or been misunderstood. I know you have. Many of those situations are comical. Take Archie Bunker from the 1970s sitcom 

All in the Family, for instance. This show was based on misconstrued, or as Archie would say, misconscrewed information or ideas.

All in the Family

Another example of these situations is one of the characters Gilda Radner portrayed in the early years of Saturday Night Live. She played a  young woman, Roseanne Rosannadanna, a regular on Weekend Update with Jane Curtain or Chevy Chase. She gave commentaries on the news segment.

A photo of the original cast of SNL. From left...

A photo of the original cast of SNL. From left to right: Laraine Newman, John Belushi, Jane Curtin, Gilda Radner, Dan Aykroyd, Garrett Morris and Chevy Chase (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

 I got to thinking–we all need a good laugh once in a while, right? It’s good for our health. So for your enjoyment, and mostly because I got lazy and didn’t prepare a post–I’d like to present these characters to you. And if you are not familiar with them these links will bring their characters to you. Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7fqCS7Y_kME

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qd_syuD-N_k

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7gLJr03vNQ

And here are some Archie Bunker quotes:

A woman should cleave into her husband. Right here in this house is where Edith’s cleavage belongs.

Like ships that clash in the night.

Just ’cause “there’s snow in the basement don’t mean there ain’t no fire in the roof!”

I got bigger fish to fly.

Hell hath no fury like a woman’s corns.

Executioner of a will.

It’s waddya call, wash your hands (one hand washes the other).

Birth patrol pills.

The dent in his car is hardly cold and he’s coming over here to claim his pound of fish.

We better not, ya know, kill our chickens before they cross the road.

Ifso fatso.

Get the hanging dog expression off your face.

We’re just sweeping dirty dishes under the rug.

Talking to you is like casting pearls into wine.

Up the creek without a saddle.

In the words of Harry S Truman: “If it’s too hot in the kitchen, stay away from the cook.”

You painted us into a corner, then you threw away the key.

Position is nine-tenths of the law.

I’m a man. Men have got another thing….they got waddya call, a carnival instinct.

Don’t be accusing me of taking a bribe. You know what they call that, “definition of character.”

It’s too late Edith, my bus has sailed.

That’s the kind of luck poor Mr. Lincoln had the night he went to the movies….and he sat in John Wilkes’ booth.

All girls go cockeyed during pooberescency.

Hot flushes

Mentalpause

A woman doctor is only good for women’s problems…like your groinocology.

The 2 of you was intricate together.

(To Denise the waitress) I count myself as an adult, and you, an adulteress.

That’s what Abel was saying when he got it in the back from his own brother with a cane.

Gonna take all of my thinking and all of my consecration.

Even Robinson Crusoe had company on Friday.

With all due regrets.

I’m sympathising my watch with yours.

You’re breakin’ about 18 laws, maybe even a dozen.

Take a cruise down to the Virgin’s Island.

Let me know some of your own or someone else’s blunders. I’m all ears–I mean eyes.

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1-2-3-Go!

 It Seemed Like a Good Idea at the Time

While reflecting on certain times in my life, I’ve come to realize that many of those times I’ve acted a little less than perfect. Okay, a lot less. So in doing this I have to say that I put important matters on the back burner instead of tackling them head on. Procrastination. That sounds like such a dirty, ugly, horrid word. And it is, really. Putting things off until the last minute like I did only made for restlessness and anxiety for me, and gave others the idea that I wasn’t worthy of their trust. It also lead to being late, giving others around me the feeling I didn’t care.

I do care!

  My solution—1-2-3-Go!   

Eureka! (TV series)

This method helped me tremendously. I still fall victim to procrastination once in a while, but mostly I have managed to change that bad habit before any more damage was done–letting those I care about know they can rely on my word. What are we if our word is no good?

So, 1-2-3-Go! goes something like this:                                                                                                                                                                        

1 -FOCUS   –   on what needs to be done, write it down in order of importance if needed.

2 -PRAY  –   for the Holy Spirit to guide you and hold you accountable if the task is incomplete.

3 - TAKE ACTION   –    Get up! Seriously, stand up and move toward whatever it is that needs doing. By doing this you have already taken control. This is half the battle.

GO!   –   Just do it! Tackle the task now, and don’t forget to thank God for your new attitude of godliness. 

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day 280 - whew!

It will get easier. You may have devised your own method of avoiding procrastination. If so, that’s great. That means you’ve recognized this as a problem that needed to be combatted, and I give you props. Let me in on your method. C’mon, share.

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3 Ways To Tackle Your Procrastination Problem (fastcompany.com)

Procrastination Sucks! But what is it telling me? (kathyarchersblog.com)

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