Friday, December 15, 2017

The Dreaming Kind

The Dreaming Kind

I turned off the news again tonite
It’s getting hard to watch everyone fight
Every time I turn my face
I see the world from outer space
How small we are but look how much we have to waste

Giving it all I got
There’ll be no more wasting precious time
Giving it all I got
Nothing’s ever going to change my mind
That we’re beautiful inside
You could say I’m the dreaming kind

Could you imagine it, if love was blind
If on this earth everybody was kind
Oh what a different world it’d be
If peace was our reality
But how far will we have to fall
before we meet destiny

Giving it all I got
There’ll be no more wasting precious time
Giving it all I got
Nothing’s ever going to change my mind
That we’re beautiful inside
You could say I’m the dreaming kind

Every child is pure until he learns to hate
They watch with innocence and imitate
They say love can conquer all, well, there is no time to wait

Giving it all I got
Even if I can’t change a thing
Giving it all I got
Gonna fight to keep remembering
We are beautiful inside
You could say I’m the dreaming kind

credits


Thursday, December 14, 2017

Important

It’s nice to be important but it more important to be nice.

This is why titles have always meant nothing to me, both for me and in others.
People will not respect you merely because you have a title and you earn that.
And to lead with respect with always result in an up hill battle and most likely lead to failure.
Intimidation can only go so far, People will find a way to undermine you and certainly will never give you 100% because without respect you will never obtain trust.
Respect and trust go hand and hand.
People will also see through the BS, just like a dog smells fear people can feel sincerity.

Be nice.

It is that simple, be nice to everyone not just the people you think will get you something and not just certain days but every day.

This time of year you hear a lot of Merry Christmas- happy holidays- God Bless - and you hear a lot of nice words but put those well wishes into action. To many times I hear all these nice words only to hear gossip and ugliness right after.

Just be nice...

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

It’s a wonderful life

One of my favorite movies is It’s a Wonderful Life..
In it the main character gets a chance to see what life would have been like if he was never born.
The two things you draw from this movie is-
You make a difference!
And do not get caught up in the day to day or money issues so much so that you lose yourself and the simple love of your family.
This IS a wonderful life and there are so many things that we can be thankful for and the most important things do not revolve around money.
Use this time around the holidays to look up, look around, see the people that are important in your life and spend time with them.


Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Managing

An excerpt from the book: Everyone’s a Coach..

 In the typical organization, the most frequent response people get to their performance is no response. We have a name for the kind of manager who only notices employees when they make a mistake. We call this a “ leave-alone-zap! manager.” You leave the person alone long enough for them to fail, then you move in and zap them. The leave-alone-zap! is the main strategy in what I refer to as “ seagull management.”  Seagull managers fly in, make a lot of noise, dump on everyone, and then fly off somewhere. 

That that sound familiar?
We all have seen this and , unfortunately, have been a part of this in our work day.
Be better than that, get involved- Listen - help ! 
You improve when others around you improve.

“A rising tide lifts all boats.”

Monday, December 11, 2017

Land of Hopes and Dreams

Land of Hope and Dreams
LYRICS
Oh oh this train, I'm riding this train
Don't you wanna ride
(This train)
Oh get on, get on (this train)
Grab your ticket and your suitcase
Thunder's rolling down the tracks
You don't know where you're goin' now
But you know you won't be back
Darlin' if you're weary
Lay your head upon my chest
We'll take what we can carry
And we'll leave the rest
Big wheels rolling through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams
I will provide for you
And I'll stand by your side
You'll need a good companion
For this part of the ride
Leave behind your sorrows
Let this day be the last
Tomorrow there'll be sunshine
And all this darkness past
Big wheels roll through fields
Where sunlight streams
Meet me in a land of hope and dreams
This train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls
I said, this train dreams will not be thwarted
This train faith will be rewarded
This train hear the steel wheels singin'
This train bells of freedom ringin'
This train carries saints and sinners
This train carries losers and winners
This train carries whores and gamblers
This train carries lost souls
I said, this train carries broken-hearted
This train thieves and sweet souls departed
This train carries fools and kings
This train, all aboard 
I said, this train dreams will not be thwarted
This train faith will be rewarded
This train hear the steel wheels singin'
This train bells of freedom ringin'
Come on this train
People get ready
You don't need no ticket
All you got do is just get on board
On board this train
This train, people get ready
You don't need no ticket (oh I know you don't)
You don't need no ticket you just get on board (people get ready)
You just thank the Lord (people get ready) 
Come on this train (people get ready)

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Christmas

The true meaning of Christmas..

As usual our society wraps up celebrations with spending money and fables, rather it is Easter and the Easter bunny or Christmas and Santa Claus we forget the real meaning and worse do not even bother to talk about the meanings with our kids.

The Christmas season is suppose to be the time we celebrate Jesus and his teachings.

What I always found fascinating, well maybe not always but in my later years, is many religions and people differ on who Jesus was but they all recognize that there was a man who walked this earth thousands of years ago that preached goodness and love.
That is what we should celebrate, that is what we should talk about with our kids and grandkids.

He talked about Loving your neighbor as yourself, not certain neighbors but everybody.
He talked about the evil of money and greed.
He preached to help those less fortunate then you.
He talked about forgiveness and not judging others.

No one can argue that his teaching were , and still are , - simple and powerful.

You can disagree with what men have done in the name of religion or what powerful men have done to the church and wars that have been fought in the name of religion but you cannot argue those words, his simple words of love.
We know that his words were so powerful that we still talk about them thousands of years later and they are still words that if you try to live by you will feel more free and rewarded.

Those people that fought wars because of religion or did wrong in the churches were just men , men that power and money took them over.
It does not diminish what a man born thousands of years ago said,-  how did a man who lived in a time of no mass communication spread this word?
Add on that he was not born into wealth - how and why?

All I know is I hope we do not lose his message while we run up our credit cards in efforts to show the people that we care about that we love them.-

If you care about them then try to live his words - forgive- Love- live simple and help others.

Merry Christmas




Friday, December 8, 2017

Sound familiar?

Does this sound like anyone you might know ?

Below is an excerpt from a book written by Gerry Spence-

“I know people who use argument merely to hear their own voices. They are noise makers.
These people seem perfectly secure, but they are enchanted by their own words, enthralled with their own wisdom, and they are, to be sure, as boring as popcorn without salt. They have, during the course of their lives, made so much noise and filled the air with so much authoritative banality that they have no time to form an original thought, nor have they given themselves the opportunity to hear and learn anything from listening to anyone else”.


I know a lot of people like this and it never ceases to amaze me that they really think the rest of us do not see the “real” them or the “ real” truth.
They love hearing themselves talk .
Do not be fooled, let them live in their own world and work around them.
Do not even give them the satisfaction of arguing, choose your fights.
I always say that I only have so much oxygen in a day and I do not want to waste it on those that only want to listen to their own voice anyway.

Move on