Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Time to Change

In a few days many of us in the USA change our clocks. That daylight savings time is back so we "Fall Back" and turn that hour hand from 2am to 1am.

What a good time to change our thinking too.  I do hope we don't "Fall Back" on things we don't like but Spring Ahead in our thoughts & actions.

Lets call some one we haven't spoken with in a while. Let's see how wonderful life really is.
You may not know this but a week ago I broke a rib and bruised my shoulder and it smarts
I'm taking care of both but not letting the pain create a 'pity me day'  In the past I may have but I've changed MY thinking to what a joy it is to be alive

When you read this blog and make a comment or even share this affirming message its another way to Change Time.


Monday, October 28, 2013

I Choose Happiness

Much like a much earlier blog called "Freshly Squeezed"  and in line with 90% of my words I try to instill YOU are in charge of your happiness

Almost 6 days ago I suffered yet another bicycle crash. Hit something in the road and went sideways on the pavement. Turns out there are two brakes in rib #9 on my right side, major bruising on my right shoulder and some serious "road rash" marks on my right elbow and knee.

Odds are I won't ride all 170 miles in the upcoming SMART Ride but I WILL try. Bicycling makes me happy.

Gratefully friends got me to doctors, meetings work and school. One job that requires a lot of standing let me have time off.

I choose happiness.

No one THING or event that could take away my own freedom, education or support along with doing something I enjoy will stop me or my spirit from happiness.

Let's look at our inner self for that strength of what keeps us happy and live it together

You are in charge of how YOU feel and to today choose happiness

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Get Happy

What's more uplifting than a song?  A simple one with a simple tune that's easy to remember and just about anyone can sing along brings happiness.

"Come on world there's a song that we're signing, 
Come on get happy
A whole lot of love is what we'll be bringing
We'll make you happy

"We got a dream to we go traveling together
We spread a little loving and we'll keep moving on
Something always happens whenever we're together
We get a happy feeling when we're signing a song"

I do my best to start each day with a little song, sometimes singing to my puppy

When I do automatically what ever is on my mind seems simple and easy to work through

Even Rogers and Hammerstein told us via the King and I

"When ever I feel afraid I whistle a happy tune..."

How about you and I sing a good song Don't worry if your not good enough for anyone else to hear, 
Just sign, sign a song

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Believe It Or Not

Years and I mean YEARS ago a TV show "The Greatest American Hero" had a theme song with these words

"Look at what's happened to me, I can't believe it myself
Suddenly I'm on top of the world, should have been somebody else.

"Believe it or not I'm walking on air
I never thought  I could be so free...

"Believe it not it's just me"

Ever feel like that when a good thing happens or comes along? It's easy to dismiss it "Should have been somebody else"

Well, good things do come our way and more often when we plan them, hope for them and act on them

In 1994 I was told I'd have "at most" five years to live"  Now, in 2013 I'm pursuing a masters degree, work with some wonderful people and share an affirming blog message

Believe it or not it is YOU too who can feel so free. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013


Sometimes you just have to look back at your past and smile about how far you've come. 

Its wise not  to dwell there too.  We still have a present to live and a future to prepare for

Friday, October 11, 2013

Out Out Damn Spot

October 11 is National Coming Out day in the USA.

Since I'm no Shakespeare I'll let the bard say the entire qoute

 35    Out, damned spot! out, I say!—One: two: why, 
 36    then, 'tis time to do't.—Hell is murky!—Fie, my 
 37    lord, fie! a soldier, and afeard?

Yes gentile reader, I am gay. I'm also  human with love, joy and happiness to share

Thankfully I've had a wonderful family who've never let my being gay keep us apart

Here's to all who can't come out - who fear losing jobs or love by being authentic

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

It is You

You are beautiful today and every day.  Sure we all have some flaw & failures but who doesn't?

It's our joys and loves we celebrate and the YOU too

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

It's OK

Feeling down or not the usual chipper person you are? We've all been there.

Plans go amiss, items break, dinner burns.

It's O.K. to feel that way and then remember to go beyond that and find the good.

Dwelling on the NOT's never helps anyone. Living the Do's does

Feel disappointment long enough to learn from it and restart the living

Trust me, it works

Wednesday, October 2, 2013


It's all around us, the beauty of YOU, of each other

We are the awesomeness around us

Feel it, share it, live it