A Tale of Best friends Till the End of Times, Part 1

true friend never gets in your way unless you happen to be going down. Here we are going to discuss the mindset of two friends and the moral responsibility they had in support of one another.

People may come and go, but two friends will be there for each other until the end. Well, that’s what one friend though when it came to his best friend, except one made the choice to be tired of feeling as if he’s living with his friend shallow. He made the decision he wanted the life, love and the success that comes with it and he didn’t care how he got it.

John and Henry:

John and Henry were two best friends who shared a friendship where they make the distance seem so near to each other even when they were so far away. They had each other back to the point where they provide security for each other in an unsafe, insecure world. John and Henry both considered themselves to be strangers hard to feel at home in an evil world that will happily pull both feet from under you when you least expect it and at the worst of times.

They met at a retreat for lonely people struggling to gain the ability to obtain security to meet people they have the most in common with. It was as if it was Faith that brought these two together as best friends.

John stood up and introduced himself first and what he shared about himself hit so close to home in similarity to Henry’s life that He listens and knew they both had a lot in common. Both young males were at the retreat because their mother made them attend or get put out of the family home.

When it was Henry time to stand up and introduce himself, he was so overcome with the John introduction that he was unable to share his presentation of who he was with the group. He was so afraid everybody would think he stood up to just copy and share John’s words.

After the retreat was over Henry attempted to run off in fear and to prevent from saying anything to John. All he wants to do is avoid John, John senses his avoidance so he blocked the doorway and held his hand out and said, “Hello, I’m John and what’s your name?”

Still, very unease with John, Henry tried to turn his head and look off with his hands in his pockets in hope John would go on and leave him alone. The way John handles himself with Henry one would think he’s a man of confident, active and living a full and varied life. Although his life was the entire opposite and that’s the true reason John is at the retreat.

What John said that caught Henry attention the most is when he stood and said, “I do my best to meet people, I feel I am outgoing, I’m not timid, but I’m lonely and don’t have any friends.” Those words were the exact way Henry felt and it was as if he shared them himself.

The way Henry acted John knew he was running in fear away from something and he felt deep in his soul, he was the guy to assist him in stopping. John felt I’m utterly friendless, therefore, I have nothing to lose in taking a risk to meet a guy who seems to be making it a point to avoid him and better yet, there is no reason I’m so lonely; I’m a good guy, well most of the time unless someone forces my hand.

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A Rude Awakening, a Massive Effect; the Day the World Stops Turning, Part 1

Eliza Windsor, a rich princess brat that grew up believing the world is hers to live, think, and do as she, please. She was the only girl born with two brothers who were very overprotective of her. Growing up, Eliza was the most fortunate little girl; she could have everything she wants, and “NO” was a word she did not hear. And please, thank you, and you’re welcome was three words, not in her vocabulary.

She grew up with everybody around her doing all they can to make her happy — she likes making people speak what she desires to hear and do as she says. Eliza did not play with dolls; jump ropes and all the stuff the other little girl grew up doing. She played games that involved the similarity with Cinderella character where everybody listens to her give out orders and wait on her hands and feet.

At the age of sixteen, Eliza laid eyes on a handsome basketball player by the name of Monty James. She was so attractive to him, except “Love” was something Eliza had no experience in so, she didn’t know how to handle the pleasant feeling she was experiencing.

After going out her way to come face to face with Monty, Eliza approached him with an advance that was of no interest to him, after all, a relationship is voluntary, and if a man is not committed, he will say, ” No thanks in advance.” And that’s pretty much what Monty said, and that very day, Eliza was up for a rude awakening, she thought about little else, and it took a considerable amount of effect, and it was the day the world stops turning, and she experiences her very first panic attack.

The Windsor family consist of a mother, two boys, and one girl. The two boys’ names are Henry VI and Harry VII. The girl name is Eliza. The mother’s name is Elizabeth and the daddy’s name Henry V. He’s no longer lives in the home, the Windsor live in a gorgeous nine-bedroom, six-bathroom mansion. It comes with a private pool, nail salon and spa, movie theatre, fitness center, a game room, bowling alley, and basketball court.

Eliza great grandfather, Henry III, is considered the Prince of Denmark and the Queen’s eldest son. He is the first in line to the throne when the Queen dies. After he passes away, Eliza’s dad, Henry the V will inherit the throne as the eldest son of the Prince, Henry IV is dead. Princess Eliza is the younger daughter of Prince Henry V and Elizabeth. Her full title is Her Royal Highness, but she has no official surname yet. When she marries, she will retain her royal title, but will more than likely have the option of taking the husband’s surname.

Eliza is the only girl and the youngest born with two brothers, which allowed her to be spoiled and get her way in every way. She got her way to not go to a private only school. But oh, how she long and sometimes wishes she could escape the confines of a life where servant does everything, and she never gets to travel alone.

In some cases, the dynamics reveal that money predictably influences the way one goes on to think about their way of life, work, passions, and other people. That underlying influence must be right in the case of Eliza; she was raised to believe she should be worship in every way necessary and accustomed to being honored as a divine being as she enjoys life.

One might wonder how Eliza could think the world is her oyster? Perhaps it’s because she is like most people who have a lot of money, they believe they can have anything they want.

Eliza’s mother and dad divorced when she was thirteen years old; he traded her in for a younger model. She is an adolescent who loves taking the fate of others into her own hands. Her family is wealthy, so she feels that money is freedom, help her to live a good life, and it gives her the ability to pursue her passion, in fact, money allows her to do whatever she pleases.

“Awakening is not changing who you are but discarding who you are not.” Deepak Chopra

Eliza has a history of playing with guys emotion and making them feel as if she has them on a string jigging them up and down like a puppet. She also has a history of making other females feel low and as if they are living in a low-morality world.

Monty is a seventeen-year-old handsome young man that is adored by many females. He’s well respected because he’s socially and physically dominant. He was raised and influence of a well-rounded assertive father. Some men have ‘lopsided power,’ they strong in unforeseen situations and weak in the next, but not Monty, he’s a young man that knows how to be very powerful in almost every way.

He was raised in a vigorous home; his family is not wealthy but middle class. Monty mother raised him always to respect and treat a woman as he would treat her, and he’s done his best always to honor what he was taught.

Eliza and Monty have attended the same school for a year. Monty is a senior in high school, and Eliza is a junior. The two have never met face to face until recently. Monty is the captain of the basketball team and the most dominant players in the lineup.

He has managed to establish himself as one of the most popular Small forward (SF) at Denmark High. He can play as a Power forward as well. It’s been predicted that Monty abilities are so good that he will be able to skip college and go play pro basketball in the NBA after graduating high school if he chooses to.

Monty is also on the debate team and is the head writer (journalist) of the school student newspaper. He’s part of the music, and drama team in which he feels it open his mind to so many things. Because he is involved in so much, he has very little time to attend school parties or have a personal life. For this reason, Monty has not met Eliza until a couple of days ago.

Upon meeting, Monty, Eliza was so taken with him. She thought of him often; she had to learn his name. Since the seven grades, Eliza has been going through boyfriends as an addicted smoker goes through cigarettes.

Eliza is a rich, snobbish girl; head cheerleader and she was crowned Ms. Denmark Junior High of the school, and she plans on becoming prom queen this year at the prom. Everybody knows she paid her way to be Ms. Denmark Junior High because she’s not popular with her classmate and Linda was in the lead by a huge margin that was not possible to overcome the day of the decision. Only when the decision was made, Eliza was announced as the winner.

Eliza laid eyes on Monty, and she wants him as her boy toy. She does not know what “Love” is, nor does she know how to show it, so she wants Monty as something she can have around, show off and treat the way she pleases. Eliza begins asking questions and doing her homework on Monty before approaching him.

Eliza is a person who is used to getting what she wants and most times after she receives it, she’s bored in no times and makes the decision it’s not what I thought so she disposed of it. And if it’s a person, she messes over him and sends him packing in the worst way.

Monty is a modest and well-respected young man with a bulk of intelligence. He surrounds his life around been involved with many activities helping others; he delivers meals to the seniors from a company he co-founded with his dad named Senior Forages.

It was Monty ideal to found and name the company Senior Forages. He wanted the name to stand for what he desires to do, and that provides food assistance to seniors.

As an astute businessman, Monty hired some of the best marketing team to assist him in ensuring the company gets donations to have enough funds and food. He engages and ensures it’s a delivery team to distribute the food to seniors on a daily. Monty even does delivery himself when times allows him.

Eliza has her heart set on Monty being her escort to the dance, and she has spent three days weaving her a big web to catch him in. She even paid particular attention to her appearance, she went on a shopping spree, regular beauty appointment, and had various pedicure and manicure done. The next day, she felt the time right; she went on a search for Monty. Continue Reading: https://letterpile.com/serializations/A-Rude-Awakening-A-Massive-Effect-the-Day-the-World-Stops-Turning-Part-1

Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls; Please Stick to the Rivers and the Lakes that You’re Used to!

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“Don’t Go Chasing Waterfalls” are words of advice from a TLC song that indicate that one should not randomly chase dreams by moving forward recklessly and impulsively taking a risk without first considering how things will end. The words to the songs are indicating that people shouldn’t go chasing after what may seem good, but in reality, they know it is impossible to catch.

In other words, one should work hard, stop trying to take the easy route out like selling drugs for the money which is chasing waterfalls. Learn to be appreciative of your career, although every assignment may not be your dream job. It’s all about finding what you like and appreciating it. You should focus on the interests that will bring about happiness and don’t chase after unrealistic “better” things.

I agree with the expression, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls”, but I disagree with the words, “Please stick to the river and the lakes that you’re used to.” Reason being these words is applying that one should be content with whatever they have, be afraid to branch out; don’t strive to better yourself. Life is all about taking a risk, sometimes you have to take a chance to get out of life what you deserve. The wealthy became rich from taking risks.

Although I agree with the expression, “Don’t go chasing waterfalls” research shows some people disagree, they feel it’s okay to chase waterfalls because it’s what makes life such an adventure.

I will admit there’s nothing wrong with experiencing life’s adventures, in fact, I say it can be like running a marathon, but don’t blindly compete; make sure you know where you are starting. Be familiar with the starting line, and take pleasure in running through life, enjoying the adventure one day at a time.

If you are a person who knows what it’s like to be broke and struggling when an opening presents itself to you as an opportunity will you know whether to open the door or allow it to remain closed?

Just because a situation is present to you as an opportunity, and it looks appealing, doesn’t necessarily mean it is the chance of a lifetime. How would you know if it’s an opportunity or if you are chasing a waterfall?

From my experience when an opportunity is presented if you have the feeling it too good to be true it normally is. I learned from several mistakes, it’s essential to listen to your heart and feelings as your deepest intuitions know best.

And in a situation where it can be an opportunity worth opening the door and pursuing. Although you know what you want after you create your goals, fulfilling a dream isn’t easy because generating a plan isn’t exactly a guaranteed way how you’ll pursue your purpose. When you begin walking the path to fulfilling your purpose chances are conflicts will arrive.

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While trying to complete a vision time is a very costly resource. That’s why it is absolutely essential you don’t waste your time chasing waterfalls. When you are presented with a clear path toward a goal in most cases, conflict arrives when you are so close to living in alignment with your vision, reaching your highest values and meeting the deadline.

Since time isn’t your greatest source the more precise you must be with your time. You have to take into consideration that to waste any of your time when you are vision-driven, is such a waste of time and is like chasing waterfalls. From the waste of energy and time, it can leave you feeling hurt and in much pain.

An example of how conflict can unexpectedly arrive, a couple of years ago, I was offered a high-paying position to write Lesson plans for school students. I accept, but, my motivation for taking it was all wrong. I was mainly interested in doing it for the money. Not because I start off believed in writing content that could really help children and what I believe in toward education, and what I was writing.

For that reason, everything started off wrong, it took me a week of conflicts, for me to come to the conclusion if I was going to do it. I need to consider it for the opportunity it was and believe in the purpose, put forward the effort to not only write the lesson plans, simply make sure it assists the students using it. After all, it was a “great” opportunity, why waste it.

So often in life, many spend countless time chasing things and people that defeat their purpose without considering the consequences. The purpose of life should be to seek the significance of each day, seek to find love, learning acceptance, when to let go, to have integrity and live a meaningful life. To prevent chasing waterfalls, you need to know which dreams to follow and what illusions to let go of.

Unfortunately, too many people chase financial success which can lead to a loss of self. As financial success is a persuasive motivator. And although every human life is motivated by something. Financial success has a way of dominating, controlling and destroying many lives. It comes with the unknown, taking a risk that can come with searching and chasing waterfalls.

To obtain wealth and fame, financial success will choose and control your professions and dictates all your time, eliminate your energy, and move you away from any sort of support. It will affect and run relationships, comes with busy schedules, and destroys families. To some, it even becomes an all-consuming passion that leaves the individual involved a broken person.

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The Mind can be Both Your Greatest Ally and Worst Enemy; You Make It Your Strongest Ally!

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The brain is a powerful force and it is the most influential organ of the human body. It is how thoughts are generated, plays an important role in coordinating movement, assists you to maintain good posture, and balancing of the body on a daily. Your mind can be your most powerful ally or it very well can work against you as your worst enemy.

The best-guaranteed way to ensure your mind operates as the ally over being your worst enemy is by being conscious of what you’re good at and putting great use of one of the most powerful tools you will ever have at your disposal, the brain.

Once you put to good use that powerful tools, you must know how to get control of your thought process. To get control of your thought process, you must ask yourself a question.

Ask yourself how can I take action when my mind seems confused about the task? You look for the solution when you are a victim of your mind. The truth is you can take full control of your thoughts. It’s not easy, but it’s possible.

With that much capability of the brain, we all such appreciate the power of the mind. The mind has the ability to be the greatest hindrance or your biggest ally. It can be used to clear the road and pave the way for you or block you causing all kinds of misery.

The brain is the greatest resource for any human. It is the opener of getting the best grade in school or getting into the best college. The brain will help a person to achieve a job and a promotion, it can help an individual to accomplish a lot, yet until a person learns to empower the brain, it stands to be either our worst enemy or our best ally. You get to choose and there will come a time in your life when you can no longer put off choosing.

From the moment you begin your day, the process of mind and how you deal with your thoughts begins the power to choose. The current of thoughts goes on from the moment you get out of bed, begin to walk. You left choosing rather shower or take a bath to get dressed. To choose rather eat breakfast, or just grab a cup of coffee. Whether to brush your teeth with a spin brush or just a regular toothbrush.

Our brain is the opener to choices, you face the decision rather talk on the telephone while the drive to work or hang up and safely travel to your destination. Did you know that your mind is the most powerful tool that you could ever possess?

It is my suggestion that you start taking now to train your mind and your thought. The reason being is the thought process goes on and on like a constant rational noise until you fall asleep. By changing your thoughts, you can improve your life. Your mind comes with exceptional power – use it well.

There’s a familiar quote that says, “You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you.” – James Allen. We all should pay attention to this powerful saying, it’s a hint for the wise.

The mind can be your most powerful ally and your worst enemy. With this awareness, it’s essential to understand those negative thoughts will affect you mentally and physically and create poverty. Positive thoughts will create a life of abundance. Your thoughts have a significant impact on your life. In other words, you have the ability to understand your thoughts and make it your strongest ally to be a powerful force.

Yes, you can use your thoughts as a creative force to process the mind to be your strongest ally and create a life filled with happiness. It is estimated by a specialist that the human brain produces 70,000 thoughts per day, and that’s a lot of observations. Although you don’t have access to easily turn off or control the flow of your thoughts, you do have the next best thing, the ability to make it your strongest ally.

Most of us probably don’t take the time to regard what kind of thoughts we think. If you take the time to pay attention to your thought process, you would be surprised to discover that most of them are useless, unnecessary thoughts that pass through the mind at an enormous speed.

You might not believe it, but the thoughts passing through your mind is just like being on a very busy train that is capable of running at a fast speed or on an airplane where it capable of flying at a greater capacity to get you to your destination in less time. With this type of awareness and knowing the mind can be a powerful contributor or an enemy, you need to make sure the mind is your strongest ally.

You need to know that you are a powerful force sitting in the driver seat, controlling your thoughts. Never ever move over to the side passage and allow your fear-based thoughts to change your desires because it will affect your reality. You have the ability to take control of your thought process no matter what you have believed or experienced in the past.

The mind can be like a busy bee or a diligent butterfly that flies around from one flower to the next, never being still. Although the mind goes on at a none stop, it is only when you need to focus on something particular that you might be aware of the thought process, but on a busy day, you more than likely will not notice how the mind can be this ongoing endless thinking habit.

What Negative Thoughts Do to Your Brain

For many centuries, our marvelous brain has evolved to make decisions and whether it’s the right or wrong decision, it responds quickly to all situations, even those that are threats to your safety and very hard to endure.

Negative thoughts can have a powerful effect on the brain, it comes with a lot of nonstop chatter that needs calming down. When negative thoughts generate, it brings about a change in the mind. When a person’s stress, grieves or worry, the brains are deceived into thinking whatever is going on is a threat which causes neurochemical changes. These changes cause a harmful effect on your health and well-being.

What Positive thought do to the Brain

When a person is occupied by thoughts each thought releases some kind of chemical. Nonetheless, when positive thinking is created there is growth in the brain, reinforcing and generating new synapses. When you feel happy, it brings about positivity. The cortisol level decreases and the brain produce serotonin; generating good health and well-being.

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There Must Be More to Life Than This!

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The title, “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” holds accurate interests. The title of the song expresses the way a person chooses to take a look at life, they can see it as routine and distress because they see it in a negative way.

Moreover, to truly understand the meaning of the title, one must stop focusing on what’s going on in the world, concentrate on what is most important and realize we live in a big world that consists of many things.

In this crazy world, we live in, it is an enormous very noisy place and the endless distractions can make focusing unmanageable. Being able to focus is very significant as a shift of focus can destroy anyone’s life. We are responsible for looking at our own day and figure out how to begin it.

Time waits for no one; you have 24 hours in hand presence for you and you need to use that time wisely. We should be inspired to what matters as it has a major effect on important life outcomes.

To learn “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” one must be “awakened,” you have to understand your life and write your own life story and choose which events you create or decide which functions you attend.

You hold the map that plans your life, your values and beliefs to the world and the conscious brain are great at imagining things. Before you can succeed at anything you must first have a vision.

Without a vision follow through with a goal one can’t help but feel there must be something I am missing. He or She will also find his or herself believing how can I cope in a big world without directions.

Someone who chooses to look at life without a plan, goals or vision sees it as routine and negative and will always find him or herself thinks, and applying the phrase, “There Must Be More to Life Than This” very broadly.

A person who feels there must be more to life than working long hours, there is and you have to understand its possible and achievable for you when cutting back on your hours at work and find more in life by exploring things that can bring about happiness in your life.

If you want more from this unjust world, you must create news headlines, one that is not distressing, but one that could possibly give you more in life where you control your own destiny.

In a world that has changed extremely and not for the best. I can understand many wonders, “There Must Be More to Life Than This,” but all the same, you hold the control of your outcome.

If you are one of those people, trust me, I understand as I used to be one of those people myself. That’s why I can share there is a new life for those who apply and put in the work.

Here’s something to think about, like anyone else, if you keep doing the same things, you have always done, how can you look for something more? You will have the same life you want away from.

I know and understand, “Yes” like anyone else, a change is not easy, but if you keep doing the same things, you have always done, you will continue to get the same result.

Wise words of Albert Einstein, he said, “The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.” Take into consideration, if you desire and want different results, you must try a different approach.

Although I believe that saying holds significant value and a person shouldn’t continue with the same unwise decision, I don’t really view that decision as insane. I do see it as the human races are creatures of routine and it’s something hard for many to change.

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Five Powerful Life Lessons, I Wish I Took the Time to Learn At a Younger Age

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Life is full of valuable lessons, whether they have been good or bad, as long as you live on earth you’ve learned them throughout the years. Lessons learned from the past can attain priceless or costly experiences. These experiences come with lessons that are continuous learning, and how you learn them can have an impact on your life. Therefore, it’s best to learn the lessons while you’re still young. If you don’t, the consequences will affect your life as you get older.

Throughout life, how you learn life lessons will bring about huge discoveries, or many disappointments and failures. Moreover, when you learn, they are full of wisdom which is not at all hard to gain if you take on the responsibility, you can gain a lifetime of knowledge.

There is an old proverb that says, “Youth is wasted on the young?” I believe that saying to be so true and I wish I’d hadn’t wasted my youth on things that were petty and not worth my time or worrying about, with my heartaches that gave me regrets and pain I should have put them behind me move forward and lived. After all, we all have to follow our own individual path, perceive there aren’t new lessons and there no distinctive method to learn them in life.

However, as I aged and develop wisdom and maturity, I realize my mistake to not put my talents to good use, when I was young, I allow opportunities to pass me by wasting time pursuing a pointless chase. If only I had developed a growth mindset earlier, I could have accomplished more, but I wasted away time and fritter away my abilities in childish carelessness.

If I had the confidence, maturity and the self-awareness, I develop over the years I would have never allowed petty things to get the best of me. I would have focused on the important things in life. Though, when I think about it, I believe “life lessons” are called that for a reason. And we must know those reasons to truly learn and there are different ways to learn. You can learn from your experience or watching others that have learned.

Some life lessons come with powerful heartache that will awake even the most apathetic people that didn’t take the time to listen or follow the teaching of a parent who tried to give them skills that could be used throughout their lifetime.

It is imperative not to waste time nor wait until your way past the age of thirty to allow life lesson to teach you skills you should have learned while you’re still young. I learned from my life lessons the future belongs to those who take the time to learn skills and apply them to their life.

As people age, some miss the marks of maturity they should possess in life, so they don’t learn how to handle real-life situations. Artificial maturity comes with a devastating situation to teach some a major lesson, they should have learned at a young age. Besides, the most valuable lessons learned in life are learned from the people you come in contact with or issued from family and friends.

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As we continue to live life, it comes with many lessons. Existence comes with schooling that will teach you to find your own way. Moreover, the world is shifting and evolving fast, therefore, it’s best to begin learning expertise while you are still young. Then utilize them in your everyday life. For the reason that if you don’t learn chance are you are not escalating. And it’s safe to say your life is decreasing since you fail to learn, and you are merely going backward.

If you want to spare yourself from learning life lessons the hard way, you should acquire life flairs early in life, skills like time management, money management, comparison shopping, meal prep, health, and hygiene, cleaning, laundry, and most important decision-making skills.

Some of the most valuable abilities that any person will use in their lives are learned during high school and through college years. Although it teaches many aspects necessary for succeeding and prospering in life, it does not prepare you for all life lessons. The reason is that the academic curriculum doesn’t teach, nor prepare you for life occurrence, you have to experience life, learn from it and apply it in your everyday life.

High school and college fail to teach skills like thinking and decision making, money management, dating, getting married, and starting a family, learning how to build and maintain good credit, and starting a career, finding a job, interviews and the benefit of supporting oneself and family. All the things which are valuable in life.

Five life lessons I wished I took the time to learn at a younger age

1. I wish I’d known to live life, meaning. I wish I hadn’t wasted my youth chasing things I thought I want, instead of going after what’s beneficial for me. I should have enjoyed life with that one person that completes me. Live life now, don’t do like some who waste time and their life waiting for an opportunity to come that will never arrive. I learned from my experience that the world is my oyster, so I start living like it’s my last day on the earth.

2. I wish I’d known to develop self-awareness: to develop self-awareness, I had to acquire a deep understanding of my past and current self. I explored by asking myself how well do you know yourself? How thoroughly do you understand your history? In order to be the best version of myself and to know myself, I had to develop a daily practice of self-reflection to understand my history

Becoming self-aware didn’t happen overnight, nor in a day, yet, after focus my attention on understanding what shaped me into the person I am today, and appreciating both my current actions and comprehending future goals, I ultimately develop “Self-awareness.”

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3. I wish I’d known that I can’t rush the desires of my heart, impatience does nothing more than makes everything take longer. All my life I spent it planning and rushing my desires. After planning, I’ve wanted my desire to come on like finishing college, getting my degree, finding a job, become successful, marrying my knight in shining armor, having a family, purchasing the home of my dream, and driving the ideal car.

I was obsessed with my heart desires, I was determined to move forward and doing it fast. I had to come to the realization and “awakened” to all the many disappointments to learn that impatience turns my life upside down and turn the clock backward to make everything longer.

4. I wish I’d known the “easy” road would end up being the hardest one, there an old adage that says, ‘If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is’ this saying goes with “easy” roads and just because something sounds great, doesn’t mean it is. Everything isn’t always as it seems. I learned the only person that can make things happen for me is me, so I don’t wait for handouts.

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That’s What Friends Are For!

Screenshot from That's What Friends Are For A friend is someone who knows your innermost secret, understands your every desire, knows your past and believes, support you in your future. Furthermore, a friend accepts you just for who you are.

Besides, there will be times when you feel defeated, broken, alone, and hopelessness may even consume you, and if any of these moods describes you, know that you are not alone… that’s what friend are for

They will always be there to give you a pick me up when you feel down, discouraged or depressed during the worst of times.

If you want to bring about a change, you must put forth the effort and have the courage to turn things around. It is so easy to get separated from a well-defined journey. The view ahead for a rover may shift at any moment, leaving the evolving mission a difficult path to reach.

In fact, when a person attempts to bring about a change, it can be so difficult to do, even planning can bring about all types of inaction that aren’t that easy, but in these types of trials and tribulation, that’s what friends are for.

As a person begins to live the life of their aspirations, barriers will rise. The truth is we all will face obstacles in this world. Whether we have nothing or have it all, we are all confronted with the same challenges.

And while going through these barriers, never allow the obstacle of failure to make you give up. Hindrances are like a big bully, they are cowards that will bluff you if they sense fear and you allow it.

As you continue to live life, challenges are liable to spring upon you; but a person with the proper support from a friend will look those hindrances in the face and not feel worried or afraid, but they will conquer those fears.

Life is so much easier with a friend, they bring about a smile, someone who encourages, makes a difference in your life, uplift, comfort, support, assists with all life’s pains, and you are so very thankful to have them in your life.

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Friends bring about many things, there is power in having a real friend. One person alone, when faced with challenges, can overcome a hard obstacle, but the power of two true friends is unstoppable.

We all will face obstacles in life, but while going through them, never allow yourself to believe you can’t win. Obstacles are like a crutch, they can be lean upon as support, but can also be reckless if not used properly.

Moreover, we all have the potential to defeat obstacles, but it, even more, possible when you don’t have to face it alone. A person who learns to take control of their barriers can focus on different things and bring about progress, but two friends who work together can command many things and create the level of success they desire.

A person who desires to overcome all heartache and pain can manage obstacles. Furthermore, a strong-minded person will rise above the misery by realizing that it is okay to feel hurt and to overcome, they have to allow themselves to be sad, and angry to deal with their emotions. Without appropriate treatment, complications and grief will be your constant friends, it only lifts if you allow yourself to deal with your hurt.

Furthermore, a true friend is there to comfort, support and give you the strength to overcome the challenges you are facing. They will help you to understand it’s okay to be angry with your circumstance so, you can take control and overcome the ache and get past your grief.

A friend will help you to stand tall and rise above any obstacles, although you might still feel some of those struggles, you will understand life will continue to give you the same recitation until you deal with it.

The Power of a True Friend: We all begin making and developing a friend in elementary school. And as we get older, we come in contact with different people. People will come into our lives for many reasons, but the one who will lift and support you when you down, one who brings out the best in you and can bring new energy to your soul when your spirit is low. A person who will stand with you and fight to prevent too much darkness in your life to put out your light is a true friend.

True friendship doesn’t happen overnight, nor did it come about without challenges. Moreover. it can come about like a seed placed in the ground that spring up in slow growth that undergo and withstand the weather and the storm and it involves many things, but, above all, the end result is so worthwhile and the intensity of friendship will soon blossom into the power to make and shape many wonderful moments.

There’s a saying that says, “A best friend is like a four-leaf clover: hard to find and lucky to have.” That also goes with saying, a person who afraid to look ahead, shouldn’t look backward but can look beside them and their best friend will be there, that’s what friends are for.

Five Defining Quality of a True Friend

1. Telepathy: A true and best friend knows you as well as you know yourself. They have the ability to know when the other person hurt or what they are thinking sometimes before they share with them.

2. Trust: A true and best friend is someone you can lean on, share anything with and trust with your innermost secret and it kept like food in the refrigerator. Nobody knows your inner thoughts, but you and your best friends.

3. Philanthropy: A true friend is always beneficial, give from the heart with boundaries, never take advantage of the other. When one person down or in need, the other picks up the slack.

4. Integrity: A best friend has strong moral principles, they are honest with each other. You tell each other the truth, even if it’s not what the others want to hear. You both love and trust each other enough to share what needs to be said.

5. Support: Friends are always supportive of each other. When one is weak, they lend each other strength. Together they can overcome the impossible.

A friend is irreplaceable, what will happen or who would we be without one? From the moment we come in contact with a true friend, they assist in many ways. Friendship means something and the significance of it is announced July 30th as International Friendship Day.

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Tell Me…How Am I Supposed to Live Without You?

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It’s still very hard for me to believe that you are no longer here, and each holiday, and on your birthday, it seems more and more unbelievable to accept that you are at rest, and not here.

I can still remember like yesterday, the day, the moment and the time when the doctor said you didn’t make it, I became overheated, passed out and when I came back to reality, I had to get myself back together to view your body for myself and ask, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

Although lying in front of me was just a body, the last talk we had was one that meant so much to me. I know you were the one person that didn’t want the end of you to mean, “I can’t live without you.” I desired the same thing, but I must admit the one thing that came to my mind was, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

I didn’t take this time to reminisce back on thoughts of you to become weak and want to break down and cry, just the opposite, to enjoy fabulous memory of a man that I hated seeing leave when your time here on earth came ticking down to an end.

How can I blame you for leaving? It wasn’t your fault if you had a choice, I know you would choose to stay with me, but since you didn’t get to decide; you were called home and I have to try to build my life and continue to live. Although I can’t help but think, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

I longed and hoped to find someone who can give me the same amazing kind of love you have given, I even tried with a guy who was an exceptional friend, until, he wanted to be so much more than a friend, and although he was an extraordinary man, when I couldn’t offer him that, he walked away and again, I found myself wondering, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

I met a few guys that could be some of the most endearing things that you meant to me, but I refused to connect myself in a relationship just to feel that what it takes to not think about you or desire to have you near.

We had so much in common, shared the best of time and in every way, you completed me, it took living over time to deal with the ideal you weren’t here with me and every so often, I still find myself thinking, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

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Without you, I found it hard to continue living a happy life in this world. You were the only guy who understood me even in the times when I felt down and the words fail to come through my lips as to how to share with you why.

You played a significant part in my life and you knew just how to make me open up and talk, I can remember how easy it was to pour my thoughts out to you, it would take away my many stressful issues and I could look forward to what’s coming tomorrow, for this reason, I sometimes find myself feeling, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

I cherish all the special moment we shared in life, the bond that was unbreakable and I understood that although you were a friend to me, you were so much more, you were the love of my life.

I can remember the first time you walk up to me and said hello, I didn’t know it then, but shortly after I started to slowly fall in love with you. Even when I said in my own way go away and leave me alone, you refuse to give up on me.

You patiently waited, stolen my heart, which was something that was not easy to do, I had given up on love and I admire the man that brightens up my entire world. Also, you taught me to believe in love again, our relationship shaped me to become the person I am today, to become the best person and the true version of myself. Because loving you was so easy, I sometimes find myself wondering, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

And the day, I look at and recognize that big, bright smile you flashed at me, I knew then I was in love with you. From that day, I forgot why I didn’t believe in love, suddenly, my nights that were covered in deep darkness, without stars and no sight of the moon, turned into nothing but light with laughter, smiles and many sunny days.

It’s been many years since I lost you, and no one has come into my life to make me feel the way you have and no one has dared to take a risk, to come into my life to deal with my broken heart or break down my walls with the strength of their love as you did.

One guy did manage to occupy my time and attempt to assist me in dragging my feet when it came to love, but he didn’t stay near me, and to actually get to know the real me. He failed to help me when I became withdrawn and he didn’t make the effort to bring out the best of me by dealing with my suppressed ugly side and assist me to open up when that side of me appear.

He did not know how to challenge my beliefs and bring out all the best principles. I must confess, no one has given me a reason to take a chance on love since you left and for this reason, “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

Each morning I awake required to continue striving to give my best each day, and I do, although, I desire to live on this earth with you. I miss and desire to feel the beat of your heart next to mine. I miss the long talk, even being able to touch you and to kiss your lip and most of all just you being near.

During different trials, I still have to overcome my regretful days. And I had to learn to deal with my awful days alone. I miss being able to lean on your shoulder, share everything with you that’s inside my heart. Most of all I miss having you around to love me even when I make a huge mess of a sudden part of my life and the days when it felt like the world was collapsing down on top of me, you were always near.

I had to realize and remind myself that I know if you could, you would be here, but since you were not given a choice you could never be around again and I come to accept that because I don’t want to pay the price, I’ll pay, if I didn’t, only because living with you was the best thing that has ever happened to me, I find myself pondering, I know I have to, but please “Tell Me…How am I supposed to live without you?”

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The Power of Broke: How Empty Pockets, a Tight Budget, and Desire Can Turn to Success

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Maybe everybody doesn’t know it, but there is power in being broke, just like there is misery in doing without. I learned both lessons first-hand from my experience of being broke, and from that overwhelming encounter, I discovered that when you don’t have money, you’ll invent ways to find resources others don’t see as income.

There was a time in my life where I lost everything, I was so devastated that I knew I had to dig into my creativity and aggressively pursue the strength to change and turn things around.

During that crushing and very overwhelming experience, I was forced to create a new mindset. I begin asking myself questions that could assist me to get to the next level and receive stuff that helps me to learn the power of being broke.

In my experience, enduring being broke changes a person’s mindset and allows them to see where they went wrong. And through the desire to change the situation, they receive the control that the power of broke play where it will show them how having no money can be turned into an advantage.

When you have goals sometimes you have to go on a tight budget. When you are forced to take a tight budget, the idea of obtaining a new savings goal may seem hard to next to impossible.

While it’s nice to have paychecks coming, some of us are living one paycheck to the next so we feel short of money. When you live so close to the edge that you feel like you’re falling apart because you can’t pay your bills until you receive your next check, It’s time to discover the power of broke.

How to Begin

The very first thing you need to do is create a lifetime personal commitment to knowing where every dime goes after it comes in. Then plan a tight budget to stop spending on things that are not a necessity. That method can serve to change your daily spending habits. Below are ways to assist you to begin the first six months.

For the first six months, you must begin by committing to keeping up with how much income comes in and only using your money to pay for the following expenses:

  • Grocery Expense
  • Car Note/Gas Expense
  • Mortgage/Rent
  • Telephone
  • Utilities

The expenses listed above are the standard-of-living necessities that must be fulfilled daily. Boost your savings goal by choosing lower-cost choices for your usual spending habits.

While your bills are something you have to pay, you do have a choice to lower the cost of them monthly. I recommend people do what I did when I made the decision to change my spending habits for the most effective results.

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In other words, if you want to be able to ensure you get the best of your savings goals, you need to begin by checking and making sure you have the lowest-cost options, if not immediately change your usual spending habits.

Here are a few examples:

Do you have a home phone and a cell phone? If the answer is “Yes” let go of the home phone and only keep the cell phone. Next, check with your cell phone provider to make sure you have the lowest cost. If you have extras with your plan take them off and only pay for the basic.

Do you eat out for lunch at work and eat out once or twice a week for dinner? If the answer is “Yes,” stop eating out altogether. Bring your lunch, and plan meals, cook and eat at home.

Do you have cable (most people do)? Downgrade the channels and eliminate the extras like HBO, Cinemax, Showtime or Starz, and the extra sports channels.

Are you a coffee drinker? Do you need two or more cups of coffee each day? Maybe you depend on a cup of coffee to start your day. If you do start by cutting back on the total number of cups of coffee you drink. Next, drink the free coffee at work and check on lowering the cost of your coffee. Maybe check for sales or purchasing in bulks to get a better bargain.

Maybe you love going out or enjoy different activities. Well, it’s time to save on the gas by going only to the places you need to go, like work, doctors appointment, or church, and stop some activities altogether as you are now committing to a tight budget.

You put together a goal and set up a budget: now let’s visualize the progress. In order for any goal to be put into effect, you must not only create but visualize the perception to stay motivated throughout your challenge.

You are turning into a smart saver and now you need to set a target of what you want to save each week, bi-weekly or monthly. Create a spreadsheet to keep up with your goal. Make sure you faithfully balance and keep up with your progress to motivate yourself.

Open up a saving account to store your funds, there are many accounts you can choose from but bear in mind that the best account is one that has a high annual percentage yield.

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