BLOG 219— Ideals to Come Back

With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your life.
I want to inspire you to see life differently and/or better.

*** The joy I am experiencing in life is a marvelous thing!
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(These words are from my book series, Beyond Your Potential.)
Something that did help me in my come-back was I found it interesting to relearn how to walk, communicate with people, and sit up. These are things that almost everyone takes for granted:  
Do you ever?
Do you ever think about how you balance yourself when you walk?
How do you form words when you speak?
How do you control a toothbrush?
What muscles do you use when you juggle?
Excuse me; you don’t juggle; you will learn to juggle in chapter five.
For Granted?
Don’t take the things in life for granted; see all that you can and can do; we have to feel all that life has to offer. There are so many joys in life if you look for them. Open your eyes to how you can overcome obstacles and see things differently. It made it less depressing for me if I made it enjoyable to relearn. It is how we think about and the attitude we develop toward things that bring us joy or bring us misery. Building this new life was interesting, along with being quite a difficult challenge. I saw that relearning would take time.
A short juggling life
In having to relearn, I got to start again in life. Mainly with a background in juggling and performing, I could have gone any direction for my future; the world was open to me. Since I was 15, juggling was my main focus, deciding at that age that juggling would be my passion. But, to tell you the truth, I was a juggler for only seven or eight years. Leaning at the age of 15, then my accident happened when I was 23. So, in seven short years, I mastered the craft. It surprised me to figure this out, in that juggling has been such a large part of my life.

Was college, for me, a critical path for my future? My overall knowledge of things in life was good, and I saw that I could make it without college. The college has helped many people get ahead, but it is unnecessary for someone’s life. People can drive themselves forward without the discipline of what a college education offers. I have asked many students why they are going to college; they don’t know why. Going to college is the “common” thing people think is necessary. A class should be developed for high school students to find the right direction for their future; I think it should be mandatory to help everyone with where they want to end up. Find an endpoint, then design your educational instruction toward that end. Some of the most successful people in the world did not get a college education, so a college education is not necessarily necessary.
Some who did not complete college were Bill Gates, Richard Branson, Walt Disney, Ray Kroc, Will Smith, Ted Turner, Mark Twain, and Mark Zuckerberg. Don’t get me wrong, I want you to pursue college for your future if you are sure that is the direction you need to take. But first, do the hard part, figure out where you want to end up with your life. This can always change later; get a direction now and stick to it. You know you and where you are going if you take the time to figure it out. Define who you are and decide what direction you will be taking. And remember, at any age, you can change your life and pursue a new direction. If that new direction takes a college education, then jump right in.

Know yourself
On my way back, I listened to people who made suggestions. Then, I sorted through these suggestions and used ideas I knew would help me. Who is defining who you are? So often, we follow a path someone else has set for us. Who has set your self-image and standards in life? So many people will speak up on how we should act and what we should say.
Listen to people, but you must be the one to direct your life. Also, the image you hold for yourself must be kept current as you grow; and change in life; our demeanor changes, too. Keep up to date with yourself and stay who you are; know yourself. There will be changes in your life; there will be trials; there will be circumstances beyond your control. The more you know yourself, the better you will get through these times. You will be way up and down for the length of your life. Like a juggler, find the balance point and stay there.

What new stories are you ready to write?

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. 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 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’re just words.
But they’re positive words; they will keep you on track.


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.

“Maybe it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.” – Unknown
“My wish for you is that you continue. Continue to be who you are, to astonish a mean world with your acts of kindness.” – Maya Angelou
“The direction you choose to face determines whether you’re standing at the end or the beginning of a road.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan
“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” – Lao Tzu
“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse
“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.” – Catherine Pulsifer
“Pain will leave you when you let go.” – Jeremy Aldana
“Though nobody can go back and make a new beginning, anyone can start over and make a new ending.” – Chico Xavier
“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again.” – Frank Sinatra
“Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.” – Alexander Graham Bell
“It’s painful, and it’s messy. But sometimes you just have to make the break and start again.” – Tony Parsons
“We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell
“You are allowed to let go of all those that do not set you free anymore.” – Dhiman


Each week goes by so quickly, don’t you think?
And time is going faster all the time.
Do you keep track of what you do each day?
Do this for a few weeks, and you will see your time differently.
4/29–Because my laptop was out for repair, I had to use the computer at the library. That’s a good thing, I could continue to bring you words and ideas.
4/30–On A rainy day, I worked on the gardens as I could. Things are really popping up; we will have many edible things too much on. Here is a shot of the zucchini. As you see, doing well, it is. And, you will the onions growing closer to the camera.
Last summer, I found a branch from a tree that was quite interesting. I kept it, and today I planted it in cement (so it will stay up, I suggested to Beth that she puts all her jewelry on it. It turned out nice. These are just a few of Beth’s jewels; more will be on the tree.
5/1–Got more bags of garden dirt down in Augusta, Georgia. As I wrote before, always look for bags (or ask) for broken bags. Usually, I can get these for half off, a great deal.
And this is the only dirt I will ever need to purchase; in the future, I read that all you have to do every year is add fresh compost that you put together to mix in with the top dirt.
5/2–A town near us neither of us has been to, named “Ninety-Six.” It was a strange name for a town, but it turned out the place was not too weird. The town’s name was derived from being 95 miles away from two local towns.

Beth treated us to a Philly Cheesesteak at Migs. Friendly, good food, fast, a good time we had. Here is Migs >>

5/3–It was time; the lawn needed a haircut, and today was the day. As I’ve seen, many mow their lawn like a typewriter, going down on the side, then down a path right next to the first. The turn on each end takes time, too much time for me.
I’ve always tried to be very efficient in what I do. When I mow, I go around the outside and work in smaller circles toward the middle. The most challenging areas are on the sides, so I take care of those first. Try it, and you might have a better way to mow your lawn.

Of course, the gardens continue to do well >>

5/4,5–As you see, only a little is happening this week.
Is it time to “make” things happen and live a fuller life?
“Make” a great week for yourself.


A fun challenge this week.
Usually, someone places their bed in a specific spot and sleeps with their head in the same place every night. After you wash your bed coverings this week, set up your bed so that your head is where your feet usually are. Sleep in the position for at least two nights.
This may give you a new perspective on your sleep; you may want to change everything.
Let me know how it works for you.
Do something new daily, then keep doing it for the rest of your life.
Beth has a new passion; she has taken on succulents and bought many. She is making gardens of them, and I will show you photos next blog. She is learning, and growing is her passion.
When is the last time you brought on a passion?
This week, discover what you love and make it a passion you pursue.



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