With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I WANT TO INSPIRE YOU TO LIVE DIFFERENTLY OR BETTER!
*** The joy I am experiencing in life is a marvelous thing!
*** Hit by two trucks—one involving a 37-day coma—I remain happy.
*** If you are reading this through Facebook, check out my blog on kitsummers.com
*** After living in my van and traveling to all US states, I married Beth on 2/2/22.
*** Thanks, my wife, Beth, for editing and adding to each weekly blog.
*** I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
*** Secrets to unfold and good news!
BE TAKEN AWAY WITH ME
ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
TOPIC FOR THIS WEEK — Yes, you will die
(NO PHOTOS THIS WEEK, SORRY)
Some blogs back, I wrote about our eventual death, which we all will find. This subject has been on my mind again recently; I had to write more about our demise. At the age of 64, I am approaching my final days (although I hope to live beyond 100.) Are you going to live long enough?
Also, in the last blog, I wrote about going to food banks to get food. I did not write; most of the food we get is given to needy people in the area. We have enough to hold us for the future for some months.
How are you helping others?
Are you gathering food?
Are you helping others to acquire food?
The sad thing, I am not hearing from my daughters. I miss you, Jasmine, April, and Leah, and would love to hear from you.
==With the changes in the world, we all need to be more self-reliant.
==With modifications, we need to help others get through change.
==Start now to get food for your future and help people around you.
==We must work together to get through these life changes.
Life is basically living a death sentence. I previously wrote about death and thought it was an essential subject of life and death. Most young people do not think of their upcoming death; I never did. I did not think about death when I was 23 and the first time I got hit by a truck.
With the media overwhelming things these days, death is getting more exposure. Seems that more and more people are passing away. But it is simply that the news of someone dying is getting more publicity. Will I have that media coverage of my death? Will You?
What fascinates me is the fact that there are no other animals that see their death as coming, only humans. That bug you squished recently had no idea his end was arriving. And more and more people seem to be passing away. I think it is just because of the openness of media these days more deaths are being publicized.
Help others until you die. Death marks the point when your vital organs stop working to keep you alive. The actual moment of death is often just one part of a more involved process of dying, where your body slowly shuts down. Help others all you can until your end.
Knowing what to expect before your death, at the moment, and even after death, can help you face the experience when the time comes. Yes, even you will die one day.
I built a fourteen-foot unicycle back in high school and rode it a lot–way up there. After I fell off it the third time, I gave it away.
I hope the guy I gave it to did not get hurt. I sometimes juggled 5 torches and/or 5 machetes. I am alive and have all my fingers still.
(This is not my 14′ unicycle, 7′, halfway there)
DANGER–I SOMETIMES AIMED FOR IT.
A few times, through different accidents, I was on death’s door, as they say. My first accident involved a 37-day coma and my recovery. I was told that if my accident had occurred just five years prior, I would not have lived and come back as I did.
Then, eighteen years after the first, I got hit by a truck again. This time, my brain did not get damaged, but my body was broken much. Both times, the accidents were not my fault. Part of life–and part of death.
Also, as I get older, the idea of my demise is growing. What comes to mind is, “What do I want to accomplish before my eventual death?” I want to be known for helping people in their lives. Am I helping you with these blog words? Hmm, what will your legacy be?
Just last week, Rosalynn Carter died at the age of 96. This woman lived a grand life, which included helping many people. The news said, “It is so sad that Rosalynn Carter died.” Mrs. Carter lived a fantastic life, and 96 is a ripe old age; there should be no sadness at death.
Death is not a sad thing; it should be expected. Seems that, on someone’s death, we should be celebrating their accomplishments, love, and how they might have added to the life of others on earth. Death is not so sad, and it is a part of life. What’s sad is it’s a part of life that people seldom talk about.
Yes, it made me sad when, at the age of 82, my mom perished. But she also lived to a good age. I have to tell you I cried real tears while there. I’ve gone to funerals before and saw most people standing around and just crying. This should be a time to celebrate this person’s accomplishments and love.
As I die, I hope there is no drastic pain involved, and I do not want to be a burden to others. I want my body to be laid in a forest so that bugs and creatures will feast on me and my energies will not be wasted. I hate the idea of being put into a box and the box into a cemetery. What a waste of part of the earth.
As you know, I have never believed in any of the gods humans invented, so that will not be a part of my death.
How about this >>
Death is the irreversible cessation of all your vital functions, especially as indicated by the permanent stoppage of your heart, respiration, and brain activity–the end of life and brain death.
So, get out there and make this a better world for all those who will come after you are gone.
Now is the time — get going!
Who wants to live forever?
How can you plan for your upcoming death?
WHAT NEW STORIES ARE YOU READY TO WRITE?
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have a unique ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking.
They are so interesting, challenging, and essential on our path to joy, happiness, and finding ways to inspire ourselves and others.
Inspirational quotes and ideas give us 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.
Are you accomplishing what you want before your eventual death?
At any age, you can (and should) make changes to make your life better.
How you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible, determines everything in your life, and it all derives from your quality of thinking.
WHEN YOU IMPROVE THE QUALITY OF YOUR THINKING,
YOU CHANGE THE QUALITY OF YOUR LIFE—SOMETIMES INSTANTLY!
Just as positive words can make someone smile, and a well-timed amusing quote can make someone laugh, your thoughts react to the world in real-time. You have this control!
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 to improve and get 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 essential—THINK RIGHT!
Motivational words, yes, they are just words.
But they are positive words; they will keep you on track.
EVEN IF YOU START LATE, ARE UNCERTAIN,
OR ARE DIFFERENT –
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
Don’t forget that you are only as young as the last time you changed your mind!
Keep your thoughts and self-talk fun and productive, and always reach for more advancement.
REMEMBER–VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
READ OPTIMISTIC QUOTES
Positive and inspiring quotes are like beams of sunshine on a cloudy day. They inject optimism into our thoughts, brighten our mood, and help us focus on the good in life.
They remind us that even in the face of adversity, we can see the silver lining and embrace a positive attitude.
In a world filled with challenges and indecisiveness, the power of inspirational quotes cannot be exaggerated.
These pearls of wisdom uniquely uplift our spirits, can spark positive change, and fuel our motivation often when we need it most.
I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS HELP >>
“Our dead are never dead to us until we have forgotten them.” — George Eliot
“Seeing your upcoming death should stimulate you to change to make a better world, NOW!” — Kit Summers
“Death smiles at us all; all a man can do is smile back.” — Marcus Aurelius
“I do not fear death. I had been dead for billions and billions of years before I was born and had not suffered the slightest inconvenience from it.” ― Mark Twain
“You only live twice:
Once when you’re born
And once when you look death in the face. ― Ian Fleming
“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.” ― Haruki Murakami
“Life is pleasant.
Death is peaceful.
It’s the transition that’s troublesome.” ― Isaac Asimov
“It’s better to burn out than to fade away.” ― Neil Young
“Death is contagious; it is contracted the moment we are conceived.” ― Madeleine L’Engle
“It’s not contagious, you know.
Death is as natural as life.
It’s part of the deal we made.” ― Mitch Albom
“Death should take me while I am in the mood.” ― Nathaniel Hawthorne
“Death, taxes, and childbirth! There’s never any convenient time for any of them.” ― Margaret Mitchell
“A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.” ― Joseph Stalin
“The meaning of life is that it stops.”― Franz Kafka
“For what is it to die but to stand naked in the wind and to melt into the sun? And when the earth shall claim your limbs, you shall truly dance.” ― Kahlil Gibran
“Just as when we come into the world when we die, we are afraid of the unknown. But the fear is something within us that has nothing to do with reality. Dying is like being born: just a change.” ― Isabel Allende
“Nobody owns life, but anyone who can pick up a frying pan owns death.” ― William S. Burroughs
“If you live each day as it was your last, someday you’ll most certainly be right.” ― Steve Job
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
Time is going faster all the time, it seems.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Keep track for a few weeks; you will see your time differently.
12/2–Awakening at about 3am again; this has become a habit. It seems as though I get enough sleep. Would 4 hours a night qualify as “enough?”
My foot hurts tremendously. Last week, I saw a podiatrist because I thought I had something in my foot. It turned out that I had developed a wart on the ball of my foot. She immediately knew what it was and used something to burn it off. That is why I have severe pain today. Hoping it will heal fast.
Standing was difficult because my foot hurt , so I did not achieve much today.
12/3–My standard sleep time is awakening at about 3am. My foot feels better today; I’m happy about that.
I was going to work on the gardens today. Raindrops will fall most of the day, so there will be no garden work.
The rains did not fall all day. I got out and put plastic inside the 4’x8’ planter. Took most of the day to accomplish that. Just one more garden to go, and then all will be ready for planting. I still have some lettuce growing in that one garden. Today, I picked a bunch for salads. It’s so lovely to be able to produce the things that I eat.
This afternoon, Beth and I watched a black-and-white movie from 1939 called “Meet Dr. Christian,” a good flick. The subject of this blog is death, and I have to say that all of the actors in the film we watched today are dead. Life is brief, and we have a short time to accomplish what we want. And, as I try and do, find all the joy you can while you are here.
12/4–It’s like there is an alarm clock in my brain. No matter when I lay down to get some shuteye, it was about 10pm last night, and my mind awakens at about 3am, daily.
Worked on the gardens some, between rain coming down in the area. Also, I went to a Home Depot to ask if they had any dirt in damaged bags. As bags get thrown around, some get damaged. I got five big bags for $1.35 each, usually about ten bucks a bag. A great deal that will add to my gardens.
How about you? Will you be growing your things to eat, as I suggested? Ask at your home store garden area, such as Lowe’s or Home Depot, about bags of dirt. Ask if they have any dirt in damaged bags that you can get for cheaper (often more than half-off). Start building your garden with these.
In the past, I wrote about how I built my gardens; I would like to let you know again. I got six pallets to construct each garden, two on each side and one at each end. I cut each pallet at 22” on the long side. I put the used two-inch drywall screws to connect them together.
After they were connected, I used 2”x6” lumber to go around the top and screwed this down, which also held each planter solid. Then, I stained the top wood and painted the sides green, like in the photo. You can sit on them at this height to watch your garden grow. Contact me with any questions —
At 22” with a 2” x 6” on top, it makes a great place to sit down and watch your garden grow. It was below-freezing last night. A few things are still growing, but I think they are done now.
12/5–I slept in until about 4am today. I seem to do better with limited sleep. How about you? Did you have a good night’s sleep?
12/6–Awake about 1am today; up for the day I am. Sleep only appeals to me a little; it is necessary but a waste of time.
Most of the day was spent working on the gardens. I’ve added many leaves to each garden, which will break down by the next season and add much to the dirt.
12/7–Beth is off today to visit her parents in North Carolina. A four-hour trip, each way, she should be a-OK. I will be here by myself for four days.
Today, I built a shelf/rack for the bathroom. There are too many things to go on the sink, but all necessary. So, now we have plenty of room for all.
When I see something that needs to be done or improved upon, I get right on it and take the challenge.
12/8–Today, I worked on the shelf I am building to go above the bedroom windows. It’s turning out excellent.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
Start seeing your death differently.
Make a list of things you want to accomplish before you end.
This week, make it a priority to help friends to better their lives.
THIS IS YOUR LIFE — MAKE YOUR LEGACY HAPPEN!
DO SOMETHING NEW–DAILY,
THEN, KEEP DOING IT FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
NEXT BLOG >>
Beth will be back from her trip up north to see her parents.
You will hear about that.
AND WHAT ARE YOU PLANNING FOR YOUR UPCOMING WEEK?