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Just a few random thoughts and views expressed here…

The heat wave of 2010 is here, and in Michigan we have been feeling it, with the temps in the upper 90’s but feeling like the 100’s. It’s been a  hot few days, but it looks like it is over, for now. The stupidity of some people never stops amazing me, just the other day on the news was a story of a grandmother who left her three year old grandson in the car, in a

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God Bless America

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  United States Declaration of Independence

IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776

The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America

When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature’s

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Bachalpsee in the morning, Bernese Alps

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Each and everyday we all wake with the opportunity to make a difference in our lives. We awake with an newness that only exist in that moment. The moment before reality sets in. What we chose to do with that moment can make or break our day.

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Ok, so here it is, I have been listening to talk radio on the way into work, and the big topic The Arizona law on illegal’s.  The Catholic Bishops seem to think the law is inhuman and some how degrading. The liberal bleeding hearts feel that the law is unjust and takes away the

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Last night I went to a concert, I saw Colin Hay, the lead singer from Men at Work, an 80’s mega group. One of my favorites from the 80’s. I have followed his career from the band to his current solo work. Great stuff, but that not the point, the point is what he had to say, with his songs and with out.

Mr. Hay uses words and music to relay his message, his dreams and nightmares are played out for us in songs we tap our feet to and sing along with. But what really impressed me was what was not sung, what Mr. Hay did not say with words or music.

For all who don’t know, Men at work shot in to stardom with there big début album “Cargo” with the smash hits “Land Down Under” “Who can it be now” and “Over Kill” the follow up album did ok and there last did nothing.  they went from the top to the bottom in a matter of 3 years.

Mr. Hay, a talented singer and song writer went on to  record 2 solo albums than was dropped from the major labels leaving him to ask himself “what now”. As he tells the story, we decided he needed something to do after he drank his morning coffee, so he decided to play in small clubs and record his own music. The result was a man willing to accept what he was compared to what he use to be.

Over the years I have worked with ex-rock stars, and the reason they remain part of the past is because they remain in the past, they refuse to let it go and to embrace the present. My. Hay decided differently, he understood that men at work was a part of his life, but now it’s Colin Hay with out the band. He let go the part to embrace the now.

Mr. Hay may have let go of the past, but he has not forgotten it, his songs often times are reminders of what use to be, looking at the past with new eyes. Sure there is regret and sadness in some of the past, but there is also joy and happiness. But the same is true for the now, we experience sadness and joy all in a matter of a few moments.

Now I do not know Mr. Hay beyond his music and from what I saw last night on stage, but from what I can tell, Mr. Hay has not only accepted his life, he has embraced it. Sure he wish for the success that once was, he is looking for the fame that use to be, but he is also enjoying the moment that is.

We all can learn a lot from this ex-rock star, and enjoy the music that the lesson is at the same time. As Mr. Hay himself states, “My My My what a beautiful world”. I would have to agree!

Paul

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I am Great!

Is it ok to be positive for positives sake? Should be “pretend” that all is well, when in reality life is crap? Should we fake it? And if so, for how long.

One of the things I am criticized for is my always upbeat response to “How are you” I always respond with GREAT! People will ask, “How can you always be great, it just can’t be.” And in truth they are correct, sometimes it’s not great, sometimes it just horrible. But here is my philosophy on that:

What good will it do anyone? You or anyone else by stating the fact that you are not great, there is no value in it; no one gains anything from that statement. Be it fact or not, no value is served to you are anyone else.  So why burden someone with your issues? Why load them up with negative thoughts and ideas? And why would you want to carry that weight with you? So even when life is crap, wake up with a positive outlook, and tell everyone you meet that life is grand! And before you know it, life will be great. We project what we want. Project negative views on life and you will experience a negative life project a positive view on life, and it shall be.

Now I know that life happens, and that some days will be better than others, I also know that life is not always great, but so what. Sure some days your life will be crap, even when you are projecting positive views of life, such is life.

Positive energy, positive projection is the key to a healthy life, but don’t take my word for it, look it up, People with a positive outlook on line, live longer healthier and more productive lives. So for me it’s a sure thing, think positive and look at life as a blessing and always be thankful for what you have. I have a grasp on reality, I know that bad things happen in life, I know the world is not perfect, and I know that life happens. But with my outlook on life, it can happen all it wants, and to the best of my ability I will not allow it to bring me down. I will be thankful for the opportunity to allow life to happen to me, knowing that I have some control over my life, and others in this world do not.

I saw a sign this past weekend, I should have gotten it, and it read:

 

“I complained about my shoes hurting, than I met a man with no feet”

 

Makes you go Hmmm…. Don’t it.  There is always someone worst off than I, so who am I to complain. So ask yourself, is life really that bad?

Paul

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