11-18-14-My Morning Thoughts: “First’s” Why are first’s in lives always seemingly so important to us? A first tooth, a first word, a first step, a first day at school, a first kiss yes all these wonderful firsts should always be celebrated to be sure. But I would think the second tooth and that next step and the second day of school and that second kiss should be equally significant because that’s when the confidence of knowing…begins. I mean when you first ride that bike without training wheels or without your dad holding the seat running next to you it usually ends the same way…falling! But that next time you get up and know that you can do it and guess what…you do it without falling!...ya firsts are sure fantastic but there’s a certain flare of savwafaire that comes with knowing and I’m going to enjoy firsts seconds thirds and on and on and on…especially cause I’m a grandpa now…plain and simple.
11-17-14-My Morning Thoughts: Hope for the best but prepare for the worst…oh why oh why is this still true today!!!!!!...how bout, improve the present so we can live in harmony…come on people get together, if not for us…for the children…plain and simple.
11-11-14-My Morning Thoughts: Veterans Day! I have so many family and friends that have served and so many still serving to protect our freedom’s…I wish I could say this more or in a way that it means as much as it does to me…thank you all for your sacrifice and service and it will never go unnoticed in my life!...plain and simple.
11-10-14-My Morning Thoughts: Feeling a bit older today Do you know why parents grow older so much faster than their children? Well let me tell ya. As the parent is raising their children and they both start getting older, the parent is wearing out faster because their doing all the raising and the kids (if it works right) are learning all the wisdom the parent can teach them. At some point the child is stronger and faster than the parent, however they still might not know that (at the time it’s happening) and the children believe at some point they know more than the parent. When this magical time befalls the child of “knowing all”, that is the precise moment in parenting that you know you have done your job correctly! Because if a child never reaches the point of “knowing everything” and the parent never has to say “you think you know everything” to their child, then we have failed in parenting 101…but if all goes well the parent has no problem with being older and worn out for the simple reason that the parent looks back on those child nurturing years and utters…now that was truly worth every second of growing older faster…(this was so much clearer in my head than when I wrote it down this morning!!!...I MUSY BE GETTING OLD…LOL…)…plain and simple.
11-06-14-My Morning Thoughts: TBT If everybody on earth thought of the same positive wish for 30 seconds at the same particular time I bet it would come true!...if nothing else there would be some big time positive love floating around for 30 seconds!...and 30 seconds is better than nothing!...got to start somewhere!…plain and simple.
11-05-14-My Morning Thoughts: Term Limits Republicans win big last night…but in my opinion nothing changes until there’s term limits for congress, no loop holes and congress gets paid the countries median pay…50K a year. And BTW, the money spent on this midterm election by both democrats and republicans could have fed the poor for a long long time!...the next term you will hear by the news over and over again for the next two years will be…Veto…just saying…plain and simple.
11-04-14-My Morning thoughts: Vote Today Don’t forget to vote today…if you don’t know who to vote for or you haven’t ever voted before just vote for the candidate that didn't dog out his or her opponent in a commercial…that shouldn't take that long…it’s a start and maybe they’ll get the picture some day!…politicians are supposed to work for us!...plain and simple.
11-03-14-My Morning thoughts: New Movie? When I retire I want to write a moving called “Never Famous”…a young boy, learns how to play guitar, writes some songs and dreams of being a Rock Star. A long the way while somewhat pursuing his quest, he falls madly in love, has three wonderful children and a beautiful granddaughter and thanks god every day for the blessings…oh where oh where do I get these ideas from…LOL!!!…have a great day all and enjoy the times…plain and simple.
10-31-14-My Morning thoughts: Happy 50th Halloween Carrie! Carrie, this is what you've done with your life…so far… You grew from a beautiful child to a beautiful wonderful woman. Along the way you have cared for so many and so many respect and applaud your genuine compassion. You have managed to have enduring strength in times of strife with the most gentleness of hearts few could only imagine. You have been an extraordinary mother and wife and I would be hard pressed to believe that any ever gave more. This world is a better place since you arrived 50 years ago and just wait and see what they’ll be saying after the next 50 years! Your children love you, all of your family loves you, your friends love you… and I…love you forever…plain and simple.
10-30-14-My Morning Thoughts: TBT “Well I heard some people talking just the other day”…yes this is the Eagles song (Already Gone) that I sang when I auditioned (at 15 years old) for the band that I played in, off-n-on for the next 25 years after that!...yes that audition changed my life!...I then learned guitar, wrote some 600 songs and have friends that I’ve cherished throughout my life!...thanks guys for brining me along!...and BTW, it was a Thursday night, a school night that my Mom dropped me off and picked me up after the audition at Ricks house…thanks Mom!…plain and simple.