12-18-12-My Morning Thoughts: Not so heavy today my head hurts…some of these mornings really rack the brain and some just flow like a fine wine…today as most, it falls somewhere in between thank God…I was thinking about all the things I cherished when I was a kid. Riding bikes, swimming in the lake, baseball off-the-wall, any sports or “ACTIVITY” really, they were all fun even when we fell down and got hurt…it was still worth it! Anyway, things change from generation to generation and that’s a given for the most part, some change fast and others take a while to play out. However slight it might be I would still bet it all on the human race to figure it out someday…I mean think about it, at some stage in time there must be a tipping point that gives us only “ONE” option…get along…or…were all gone…I desire getting along...you?...plain and simple.
12-17-12-My Morning Thoughts: If I disagree with someone who happens to have a different skin color or speaks a different language or uses the other bathroom how is that raciest and/or sexiest? This upsets my stomach and haunts my little brain that in 2012 I have to withhold my ‘freedom-to-speak-right’ when it comes to constructive criticism or disagreement of any background that may be dissimilar to mine! Sooooooooooo I’m only allowed to debate, agree or disagree with my sister because she’s the only one still on the planet that has the exact same historical background and make-up as me! You might as well super-glue my mouth shut right now cause that aint going to happen!...I’m not writing this to be anything more than it is…it’s my laymen way of saying it’s time to get over it, talk to each other freely, exchange traditions, respect everyone, interact peacefully, and most importantly…love one another…it’s really not that difficult and now more than ever it may be a good time to start…try it, you just might like it…plain and simple.
12-14-12-My Morning Thoughts: I have this uncanny feeling that no one gets out of here alive…when I think about the here-after or the nothing-after or the end-after it’s always kind of weird. But it always brings me back to the same thought time after time…that I would rather be remembered by most of the good things I’ve done or tried to do (that may not have been so successful) rather than being remember by the not so good things I’ve done (that ended up successful or shall I say…”better known”) that I’m not very proud of…specifics cannot be elaborated on at this time due to the incrementing likelihood of my youthful mischief-ness…not that I was an axe murderer or anything but stupid and dumb would aptly apply for sure…have a great weekend my friends, be safe and Hopefully I’ll see ya on Monday…plain and simple.
12-13-12-My Morning Thoughts: Well, now that we are all still here…I’ve got it! If everyone (300 million people) sends me one dollar today, then tomorrow alphabetically each of us send one dollar to the next guy and so on and so on and so on…all our money problems will be solved…some (like mine) may be solved a little faster than others…have a great day everyone and don’t forget we can count this and every new morning like it’s the first day of a brand new world…maybe we can all be a little more compassionate today…BTW, did anyone watch the concert last night for Super Storm Sandy relief?... some of those old guys can still rock out! Unfortunately, some age a little different than others…and that’s all I’m going to say about that…plain and simple.
12-12-12-My Morning Thoughts: Not a big lottery guy but do you think anyone might play a combination of 12-12-12 today? Just wondering…wouldn’t it be funny if it came out though and none of us played it...you know I think I just might go put a dollar on that one today…and since the world is ending should we party like its 1999…I was a lot younger then...hey what are you guys doing on your last day?...plain and simple.
12-10-12-My Morning Thoughts: How many times can we do something wrong? How many chances should we get to start over? How many mistakes have to be made before we stop making the same mistake again and again? How many free passes do each of us get?...I hope you’re not waiting on an answer to this one cause I have no clue…made many, learned from some, didn’t learn a thing from others…but I forge on and try and do the best I can…plain and simple.
12-07-12-My Morning Thoughts: If I only had one life to live I would absolutely undoubtedly do everything different…nah, just kidding…wouldn’t change a thing…have a great weekend and don’t take any wooden nickels my friends…plain and simple.
12-06-12-My Morning Thoughts: Why do you suppose some friends are friends for life and some drift away into thin air, or so it seems? I tend to question why some people are attracted to each other more than others. We are all people and we all have the basic needs for survival, never the less, some just don’t get along. You ‘ell always have the strong and weak, rich and poor, good and bad, but there’s never an identifiable perfect “X factor” that makes the unreasonable coincide with the reasonable…or vice-a-versa…We have innate qualities handed down to us and learned qualities that we collect along the way but why do some things stick and some slip away? Commonly I like everyone because I know the many faults I have has not stopped everyone yet from enjoying my friendship and if people continue to give me there time and effort I believe it’s only fitting to oblige them back. Anyway, to have friends one must be friendly so…hi friends…plain and simple.
12-04-12-My Morning Thoughts: Not into the big religion debate but I do have a concern…why is one group allowed to protest a religious event to the extreme of having it removed or banned yet the non-religious group still has the backing of freedom of speech to ban something? Somewhat peculiar don’t ya think?…is it really that offensive to people if they drive by a reenactment of…saaaaaaay…baby Jesus? Will mothers and fathers slam on the breaks and turn down the street-before while covering their children’s eyes and say things like oh my goodness don’t look children there’s some kind of religious thing on the lawn over there!!!…REALLY…Jesus was a good guy, so I was told, with or without the religious connotations…how you perceive it or believe it is up to the individual! In saying that I know we “all” have the right to protest and state our opinion on other religions or non religions because…well…it’s our right. However, when we infringe on others to the point that they can’t enjoy their rights it’s gone too far from the original argument…don’t want to pray when someone is praying…Don’t! Don’t want to say Merry Christmas when someone says Merry Christmas…Don’t!...how hard is that? and yes, while I’m on the subject, it is a Christmas tree in December when you hang lights on it and put little Johnny’s kindergarten (handmade with teacher) ornament on it, forget the religious part if that doesn’t float your boat, but please don’t forget the feeling of good will to your brothers and sisters cause in the end, that’s what matters don’t you think? For a short moment in time ‘most’ actually get along…plus, I enjoy the day off!!...plain and simple.
12-03-12-My Morning Thoughts: Yes I know I have said some stupid things but haven’t we all? When trying to recover from a mishap or Freudian slip, as they say, it’s sometimes puts us in a precarious spot. Do we try and talk our way out? Do we just sit quietly hoping it passes without conflict? Do we pretend that we didn’t say it and hope that it wasn’t heard by anyone? Well, there are many methods of squeezing out of it but time after time it’s probably best to admit we made a slip…maybe the hardest conclusion but probably the best in the long run…nobody’s perfect, indisputably not me as you all know by now…plain and simple.