With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life in a different and/or better way.
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ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
150 weeks in a row
I have gotten my blog words off to you. I did publish blogs before, such as when I was on my 2-month tour of Australia and New Zealand. I hope my words have inspired you and been entertaining.
As you know, I am not traveling now, but hope to in the future with Beth. In my travels, I went to every state and national park in mainland USA. What a great journey I did go through. I’m glad you were with me via the blog.
Time goes fast
This Friday came up so quickly.
Time goes on, no matter what.
Are you keeping up?
Are you accomplishing what you want to before your end time?
When I was young I thought that people who were over 60 were so old, almost dead. Now I am 62 and I feel as I am still just starting life and have so much to add. If you are younger, remember this limited time you have here.
One thing I didn’t figure out when I was growing up was that old-age was constantly coming at me and I would die one day; as you will. Find the joy you can now before that endpoint. Along with that, help as many other people as you can to live a better life.
You have this one chance—make it great!
I still have not taken any vaccine shot (Beth has not either.) I have not heard a good reason to take it, and I’ve heard of very many who have taken the shot and still got the illness.
Having gone through a bout of Covid myself—for two days I was weak—then it was over and I am immune now. It is not a death sentence, as so many are saying. Statistics show that less than 1% of people who get the illness actually die from Covid, a very small number.
It looks as though the shots are going to become an annual or tri-annual event. As it becomes a common occurrence, I am hearing that eventually, they will add ingredients as they want to control you. Be careful of what you have put into your body. Live your life free, do not be controlled.
Also, I have never taken the flu shot, and will not ever do such a thing. Additionally, more die from the flu than from covid. And, since covid came into the picture, I am not hearing of anyone coming down with the flu, why would that be?
I wonder, how then are unvaccinated people putting others at risk? If people are fully capable of protecting themselves by vaccination, why might there be a problem? If you are protected by a vaccine, that should mean that unvaccinated people can’t put you at risk. Right?
Hope you make this Christmas a fantastic memory.
You do know it is always up to you to make and find joy in life.
Tomorrow keep a smile on your face – all day!
Haven’t heard from you in a while, are you reading my blog?
Have not heard from you, either, Chris. Hope you are doing well.
Living a storybook love
Many have said Beth and I are living a story of love that could have come from a fairy-tale storybook. We are very happy together, I must say. Don’t give up, you can find this kind of love, too.
Yes, you are beautiful! If you can’t see anything good or beautiful about yourself in the mirror, it is time to get another mirror. You make and see what you are, see the good and find the joy in life.
My Christmas gift to you—How to make my delicious salsa >>
Use a food processor to mix the following as you then put all into a 16-quart bowl >>
One 15 ounce can of corn, drained of the juice
One 15 ounce can of black beans, drained of the juice
One large can of peaches, drained of the juice
1 tbs of garlic salt
½ cup of diced garlic
½ cup maple syrup
½ cup of lime juice
½ cup of lemon juice
One bundle of cilantro
One jalapeno pepper
1 big red onion
About 15 plum tomatoes
On peaches >>
One 29 ounces can of peaches along with the maple syrup
In the food processor, slightly chop peach into ¼” portions then blend with maple syrup and add into the mix.
On onion >>
Use the food processor to cut large red onion into ¼” pieces.
On cilantro >>
One two-inch bundle of cilantro
Chop fresh cilantro by hand into about ¼” pieces and add to mix
On jalapeno pepper >>
Chop in the food processor one jalapeno pepper into fine pieces. If you want hotter add more pepper.
On Plum Tomatoes >>
Cut about 15 plum tomatoes in the food processor to ¼” pieces and mix them into the brew.
Keep mixing the brew off and on the entire time.
For hot salsa leave out maple syrup and peaches,
add enough habanero Peppers and jalapeno peppers
for the heat you want.
Merry Christmas to you.
Let me know how your salsa turns out.
I do hope you like reading my words,
please let me know how they might help you.
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
This is why I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and happiness and finding ways to inspire ourselves as well as others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas provide us with a quick and timely burst of wisdom to get our focus back, offering the inspiration needed for the day or occasion.
I hope to inspire you with my words.
Words have power.
At any age, you can (and should)
make changes to make your life better.
You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your own thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
In fact, you have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking — and that’s where motivational quotes come in!
To keep your motivation, you have to use each day as an opportunity for improvement, to be better, to get a little bit closer to your goals. It might sound like a lot of work—and with your busy schedule—next to impossible. But you can do it!
Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.
Remember, you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind. Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive and always reaching for advancement.
Remember, very little is needed to
make a great life.
I hope these words I pick do help you.
BE INSPIRED BY THESE WORDS’
You may be asking yourself, “What is happiness?” — the answer can be summed up quite succinctly: “A state of well-being and contentment.” Do you have this? But, ask ten different people what happiness is and it’s you’ll not get the same response twice, much less in just six words.
While happiness can be universally characterized by feelings of joyfulness, gratitude, and contentment, the road maps we use to arrive there are entirely unique. For some, being happy can seem like a short-lived concept, a fleeting feeling brought on by success or good fortune.
For others, cultivating happiness from within is the most worthy pursuit, whether it’s by slowing down and appreciating the present moment, developing a meditation practice, or reconnecting to your purpose. To quote the German-Swiss poet Herman Hesse, “Happiness is a how; not a what. A talent, not an object.”
Through the following words of wisdom, a common thread to happiness just might be found — or perhaps many different threads can be weaved together to form your own personal tapestry.
The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise grows it under his feet.
– James Oppenheim
Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony.
– Mahatma Gandhi
Make up your mind that happiness depends on being free, and freedom depends on being courageous.
Happiness is not a goal…it’s a by-product.
– Eleanor Roosevelt
I don’t want a job. I have eight acres of fields outside the city wall, enough for vegetables and grain. I also have an acre and a half of farmland nearby, which gives me enough silk and hemp. Strumming my zithers is enough to give me pleasure, studying Tao with you is enough to make me happy. I don’t want a job.
– Yan Hui, a disciple of Confucius
Happiness is not something ready-made. It comes from your own actions.
– Dalai Lama
We tend to forget that happiness doesn’t come as a result of getting something we don’t have, but rather of recognizing and appreciating what we do have.
– Frederick Koenig
Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.
– Alice Walker
Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can be the source of your joy.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
Happiness depends upon ourselves.
Those who are not looking for happiness are the most likely to find it, because those who are searching forget that the surest way to be happy is to seek happiness for others.
– Martin Luther King Jr.
Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
– Helen Keller
Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.
– W. P. Kinsella
The happiness of your life depends upon the quality of your thoughts.
– Marcus Aurelius
The present moment is filled with joy and happiness. If you are attentive, you will see it.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
All happiness depends on courage and work.
– Honoré de Balzac
True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future.
Happiness in this world, when it comes, comes incidentally. Make it the object of pursuit, and it leads us a wild-goose chase, and is never attained. Follow some other object, and very possibly we may find that we have caught happiness without dreaming of it.
– Nathaniel Hawthorne
Happiness is something that multiplies when it is divided.
– Paulo Coelho
Genuine happiness can only be achieved when we transform our way of life from the unthinking pursuit of pleasure to one committed to enriching our inner lives when we focus on ‘being more’ rather than simply having more.
– Daisaku Ikeda
Happiness consists more in small conveniences or pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.
– Benjamin Franklin
Happiness exists on earth, and it is won through prudent exercise of reason, knowledge of the harmony of the universe, and constant practice of generosity.
– José Martí
Of all the means to ensure happiness throughout the whole life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends.
The only way to be truly happy is to make others happy.
– William Carlos Williams
Many people think excitement is happiness…. But when you are excited you are not peaceful. True happiness is based on peace.
– Thich Nhat Hanh
MAKE OTHER PEOPLE CHARACTERS IN YOUR
NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
12/23—We went to see Will Metts, who has an organic shop in Greenwood, SC. He also has his farm, Metts Organix. As we get to know Will I am looking forward to starting to make and sell my fresh salsa.
Take a look here to learn more of Will >>
Beth wrote this about meeting Will >>
Kit and I spent some time with Will Metts of Metts Organix and Fenways FARMacy. Very impressive young man. He told us all about his plans and ideas for bringing organic food to SC with the help of the many other local organic farmers. Will knew where each item came from and all about the people and their farms. Meats. Eggs, Jellies. Honey, leather goods, and so much more, all handmade and homemade with DHEC approval, of course.
Kit is interested in helping out any way he can. We believe in what Will is doing and wish to have others support him.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
I just gave my salsa recipe.
Make some this week and let me know how it turns out.
NEXT BLOG >>
Beth and I are anxious to get back to the wilderness.
I will let you know what we find next week.
THIS WEEK, MAKE YOUR LIFE SOMETHING
THAT YOU CAN WRITE ABOUT!