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INTRO TO THIS WEEK
“My last day on earth,” a statement that, if you keep in mind, you will appreciate and live every day fully. As we are getting older, more and more people we know are passing away (a nice way to say, Dead.)
Just yesterday, Beth found out about two more friends who are gone from life. Upsetting for her, of course. And, my wonderful Aunt Ruth lived her last day recently. In 2014 I found out my mom died. What a shock it was for me; I never saw life without Mom.
When I was younger, I never thought about death and dying; never thinking such a thing would happen to me. Death will eventually come to everyone; prepare now and, until then, live your life aiming to bring yourself as much joyfulness as you can. Finding joy in life is the key.
Yes, the key is to bring as much joy as you can into your life for as long as you can; as you bring happiness to others, as well. I have seen so many that are so seriness and think they can’t even have fun in life.
From my book series, Beyond Your Potential >>
Changes. During some operations in the past, I was comfortably asleep under anesthesia and knew nothing, which is how I believe death will be; the long sleep and knowing nothing.
Human life is a finite condition; death is imminent, which is a subject seldom discussed. PREPARE YOUR MIND.
Or what you want to accomplish before that end result? Time to get to what you want to realize in the time you have left—NOW—while you are still alive?
I have never believed in any of the gods that humans have developed. This idea of heaven and ending up there is a comforting thought, but that is not what will occur.
Prepare now and live in joy for as long as you can.
When recovering from injuries and serious setbacks in my life, At times, I have been quite upset about my losses. I did think about suicide at times—how easy it would be to just let go and “pass away.” I would no longer have to work or worry or suffer, and no more great tragedies would befall me.
SUICIDE WOULD HAVE BEEN THE EASY WAY OUT.
After thinking more about it, I saw that suicide was the most selfish and lazy thing one could ever do. You get relief, but all those who know you will suffer your demise.
Beth says, “Suicide is not lazy nor is it selfish. It is one of the hardest decisions some people will make. Beth has known people who have taken their own lives and saw the struggle leading up to it. We must never judge another person’s experiences. It is a deep-seated fear and sadness that envelopes a person from which they see no way out.”
Over the years, the idea of writing this book helped to keep me on track, and even kept me alive. Helping you through my thoughts became a new passion, and I had to make the time to finish this collection of words.
Because of my major accidents, I lost some of my time and saw that we do have a limited time here on Earth. With the time remaining to me, I wanted to accomplish something that could help the human race, which is part of why I wrote this book.
With advancements in medical technologies (which ultimately saved my life), humankind can live longer than we ever have. I was on the threshold of death a few times, but was kept alive; I had to keep going. If the doctors had “pulled the plug,” I may not be here today.
I was told that if my first accident had happened five years prior to when it did, I would not have made it. When someone is in an irreversible coma, should the plug be pulled?
DEATH IS THE ONE THING THAT SCARES MOST PEOPLE ON EARTH.
In Western society, which is materialistic and progress-oriented, death is often ignored, not talked about, evaded, and denied.
WE CAN’T COUNT ON ANYTHING IN LIFE —EXCEPT DEATH.
Yet, wouldn’t it be a hard life if you went on living forever? It would also get quite boring, too, don’t you think?
During my recoveries, I decided I wanted to do something to help people on this earth we live on. I once read a fabulous quote by Horace Mann: “Until you have done something to advance human life, you should be ashamed to die.”
LIFE IS HAPPENING ALL THE TIME – ARE YOU KEEPING UP?
I find them so interesting, challenging, and important on our path to joy and 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 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 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 for improvement, to be better, and 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!
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 reach for more advancement.
REMEMBER – Even if you start late, are uncertain, and/or different.
YOU CAN STILL FIND SUCCESS!
VERY LITTLE IS NEEDED TO MAKE A GREAT LIFE.
I HOPE THE FOLLOWING WORDS ABOUT DEATH INSPIRE YOU >>
“Death may be the greatest of all human blessings” – Socrates
“How people die remains in the memory of those who live on” – Dame Cicely Saunders
“Our dead are never dead to us, until we have forgotten them” – George Eliot
“Death is the wish of some, the relief of many, and the end of all” – Lucius Annaeus Seneca
“No one can confidently say that he will still be living tomorrow” – Euripides
“Death, they say, acquits us of all obligations” – Michel Eyquem de Montaigne
“The goal of all life is death” – Sigmund Freud
“No one here gets out alive” – Jim Morrison
“Nothing in life is promised except death” – Kanye West
“I want to be all used up when I die” – George Bernard Shaw
STOP MAKING EXCUSES—YOU’RE THE ONLY ONE STOPPING YOU!
COMPOSE A NOBLE BOOK AND WRITE A BEST-SELLER.
YOU ARE AMAZING—PLAY YOUR PART!
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
9/3—Another week is here. Time seems to go so quickly; although time does not change, always the same, it is.
9/4—Jemma and the cats are connecting better, she does not quickly chase after them anymore. I think I trained in that way; good to know.
9/5—Jemma Saves the Day
(Beth wrote these words.) We put our yellow-belly turtle, Tallulah, outside in the kiddie pool so she could sunbathe and swim the backstroke and have more room to exercise. Her 55-gallon aquarium is quickly getting too small for her. Or, she is getting too large for it.
She’s going to need a pond, and that is on Kit’s “to-do” list. Normally we can leave her alone in the yard, as I have put a section of fencing over the top to contain her and provide shade. When I went out to check on her about an hour later, she was gone!
I screamed for Kit.
He came out, and we started looking over the yard. No signs of her dragging her body through the grass. No sign of her going under the fence; she is really too large to fit through any of the fences. We could be out here for hours looking for a turtle who blends in with the woods.
I figured she was gone.
But, Jemma could find her! Jemma can find anything.
Kit called Jemma to come out and showed Jemma that we were looking for something and she needed to help us. (Kit speaks “Jemma).
She went all over the yard, sniffing different places. She went outside of the fence and sniffed all along the bottom. When she got to the other side of the yard she stopped and concentrated on one area.
No way Tallulah could have gotten over there. She must have crawled under another fence and through both dog yards to get to the other side. Kit said Jemma found something, and we needed to check it out. Jemma put her nose on Tallulah.
Yep, she was exactly where she could not have gone.
Also, in the photo, you can find two small snails.
Who will be the one to find them?
9/7—Today, we went again to the morning meeting of the local group that gets together each week to talk and connect. I thought, since there was a kitchen there, we should all make a nice breakfast for everyone.
Today was the day. Everyone brought something, I had made biscuits and gravy, which seemed to be a hit. Things went well as people consumed their morning meal. Looks like it will be an ongoing thing.
Once again, here is how I build the above-ground gardens >>
I make my gardens with free pallets I can get. I make these at a height so you can sit on them when they are built. So much fun to watch plants grow—yes?
The process is to cut each pallet at 22 inches longways. Then I use 3-inch drywall screws to secure the pallets to each other – two on each side and one on each end. I use a staple gun to put plastic on all the insides of the pallets to hold the dirt in.
Then, leave the bottom open for worms to enter your garden. Put cardboard down, in that it attracts worms.
Then, green paint is applied to all sides. To finish them, I put on 2”x6” wood on top, which I stained beforehand.
Start adding organic material – leaves, branches, old tree branches, tree trucks cut down, and materials like this. Later you add garden soil, and the stuff below will eventually break down and turn into compost.
If you have any questions, let me know, and I will help >>
9/9—Cutting more bamboo today, I use this unique material for building and such. And, I cut up an old tree at Nancy’s to use for firewood this winter.
You see, we are not going to depend on electric, water, or other services provided by the government.
Things are getting shut down all over the earth.
We will depend on ourselves and help you how we can.
You may also want to plan and prepare in this way.
YOUR CHALLENGE FOR THE WEEK >>
This week, look at your own life and upcoming death.
Are you accomplishing what you want before your end?
Look toward the future and make plans for your joyful approaching life.
NEXT BLOG >>
Hmm—will we ever get out to the wilderness again?
Stay tuned; it will be revealed.
MAKE YOUR LIFE
THAT YOU CAN