Saturday, September 26, 2009

Flash Forward

Did you see the new TV program, Flash Forward? Interesting story line. Everyone in the whole world blacked out for 2 minutes 17 seconds at the same time on the same day. And during that blackout, everyone saw their future. Little girl said she had a bad dream, guy about to commit suicide sees a better future for himself, recovering alcoholic sees himself drinking, wife sees herself with another man, etc.

What future do you think you would see if this happened to you? Something to think about. What future do you want? If you knew something positive was going to happen, how would you live? Would you want to know the future?

If the future you saw was negative, would you try to change it? Do you think you could change it? Suppose you saw illness, death, financial ruin? Would you give up without a fight?

I have not figured any of this out yet either so I will revisit this discussion again.

Life tip: Never deprive someone of hope; it might be all they have. H. Jackson Brown Jr.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Is Etiquette Dead?

What is going on? Folks cursing folks at tennis matches. Folks disrespecting the President. Folks acting the fool at the music awards - again.

What happened to respect and disagreeing agreeably? You have every right to disagree. Thank God we are in a country where you are not shot for speaking out against the leader of the country. But let's not over step our boundaries.

We need to get back to good old fashioned manners. Remember please and thank you, etc.? What happened to paying attention to the speaker and not texting on your cell phone while they are talking? We are being watched and the world is saying, "what a bunch of phonies." How do you expect the world to take us serious when we act like idiots?

Get it together, people.

Life tip for you: How you treat others is how you will be treated.

Enough already

Is anyone else tired of the doom and gloom in the news? It is so depressing. In a 30 minute news program, the first 20 minutes is who shot/stabbed who, who was the hit-and-run victim, who got raped/robbed, which politician/sports figure/rapper acted like an ass, how many more people lost their jobs/homes, how many of our soldiers died in bomb attacks, which movie star, etc died, etc, etc. If you were visiting from another planet and turned on the news, you would probably call in your alien troops to fight us all!

Is anything good happening in the world? You wouldn't think so. After 20 minutes of doom and gloom, there is weather, sports and a 5 second story on the dog who was rescued from the well he fell into.

Not only does the negative story run all day but then it is repeated on the weekend. Is it fair to the family to relive several times during the week how their loved one was killed. When September 11 happened, my young grand daughters thought buildings were collapsing all over New York because the collapse of the Twin Towers was shown over and over. And if the visual is not bad enough, then we get to hear the 911 call from the person trapped or being attacked or whatever.

I have stopped watching the TV news and recommend that we all do the same. (I stopped reading the papers long ago.) If you have cable, you can probably program your remote to select what you want to see. If not, just turn the sound down until the weather, sports and animal story comes on.

Don't worry. If you are online, you still will know what's happening in the world. You won't miss out.

I am not advocating living in a vacuum but enough is enough of the "if it bleeds, it leads" mentality of the news media. If we stop buying or watching, they will change their approach.

How about more stories like the woman who saved her house by selling apple cakes which she called Mortgage Apple Cakes? (I'm financing my retirement by selling ReRum Cakes. Re for retirement, rum for 100 proof rum.) How about looking for someone else who is saving their home in some creative way? How about someone who is turning the negative of job lost into the positive of whatever they are doing? How about some success stories taking up the first 20 minutes of the broadcast?

It's time for a revolution. Enough already.

Life Tip: FEAR is false evidence appearing real.

Friday, September 11, 2009

In Remembrance

Not going to go over the affects of 911, etc. Just want to acknowledge and say R.I.P. to those who gave their lives during this great tragedy. Hoping that the rest of us will also find peace.

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