Monthly Archives: July 2014

LOOKING AT…

THE ENTIRE PICTURE:  “LIFE”.  Why???  Why not???

Breaking things down to examine situations more closely is a GREAT idea.  I enjoy dissecting ideas… I AM A THINKER!!!  I can probably “think” just about anything TO DEATH!!!  “THAT”… is what I do.  “EVERYTHING”… means “SOMETHING”!!!  According to Jill.  In “Jill’s World”.

The difficulties we ALL experience… EVERY day are numerous.  Some minor.  Some major.  Difficulties can and do occur regarding EVERY aspect of “LIFE”… and then some!!!  Addressing each problem area, separately, does help one to deal with that specific problem.  “THAT” IS AWESOME!!!  And very… “HELPFUL”, with “that specific problem”.  But, how does addressing a single problem affect the over-all picture of one’s “LIFE”???   Hhhmmm… Think about it.

Thus, I present the case for addressing “LIFE” in its entirety.  Choosing to tie things together properly.  Realizing that not ALL things are as they appear.  And remembering that EVERYTHING In life… affects EVERYTHING In life!!!

The purpose of this blog is to help people.  ALL PEOPLE.  Not specific groups of people, but ALL PEOPLE!!!   ALL PEOPLE LIVING “LIFE” WHILE  SEEKING TO SURVIVE “IT”!!!  😉

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

Mr. and Mrs.

The HUSBAND/WIFE… “TEAM”.

Is so important, folks.  Adding to the strength and stability of our family teams… that add to the strength and stability of our community teams.  State teams.  National teams.  And yes, even “TEAM WORLD”.  Hhhmmm… EVERYTHING AFFECTS EVERYTHING.  So, so much could be discussed regarding the impact of smaller teams to the larger teams when considering… “LIFE”.  WOW!!!  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  “THIS” post could go R-E-A-L  deep… into “Jill’s World,” however it will stay a bit shallow since I am feeling pressed for time (it is Fri. am and I need to get to work!!!)  :/

Hhhmmm… “THAT”…reminds me of a FAVORITE saying I often say or think to myself about starting the work day:  “Let’s get-‘er started so we can GET-‘ER done!!!”  Yep, I got that from Sarah Palin.  Oh, how I love Sarah Palin.  Sorry.  Have I told you that my mind tends to wander???  😉

Back on topic, folks.  I feel a need to send a huge “SHOUT-OUT” to my husband, Christopher Allen.  He has been such an important part of our family team  by assuming increased household responsibilities so that I may focus on my passion… numberoneteam.net.  He is, definitely, A KEEPER!!!  GO TEAM ALLEN!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!  Thanks so much, Chris.  You are my SOUL-MATE.  My HERO.  My ROCK!!!

P.H.P., folks.  People Helping People.

Please give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

LOOKING AT…

THE BIG PICTURE.

Just “WHO” are those people out there…somewhere… who might need “HELP”?  Any guesses?  Yep, this category of “peeps” includes EVERY single one of us!!!  Tall-short.  Fat-thin.  Rich-poor.  Political-non-political.  Christian-non-Christian… EVERYONE!!!  WE ALL NEED HELP!!!

So, who needs more “HELP”?  What kind of “HELP” is REALLY “HELPFUL”?  What kind of “HELP” might be hurtful?  Who?  When?  Where?  Why?  So, so many questions.  So, SO many different answers.

LIFE… IS DIFFICULT, folks.  EVERYBODY needs “HELP” in some way, shape, or form.  The “CRAZY” thing… Many people out there don’t even realize they need help, AT ALL.  “THIS”… becomes tricky.  How do you help people who don’t think they need help?  And what is the best method of “helping”??? 

Giving money is good, right?  Hhhmmm… perhaps giving money to “HELP”… might also be enabling.  And what about FOOD?  Giving FOOD is ALWAYS a “HELP”… correct?  Or maybe not when considering there may be medical complications that individuals are  unaware of, rendering certain foods “harmful”.  And what about SHELTER???  Perhaps giving shelter to the homeless?  Oh, “THIS” is always good, right?  Maybe not.   Homeless folks out there are “homeless” for a variety of reasons.   Perhaps they consciously “chose” to escape the everyday madness of “LIVING” LIFE, (SURVIVING).   Perhaps they are mentally ill.  Perhaps losing a job lead to… losing it ALL.  Perhaps, perhaps, perhaps…

“THIS”… is “LIFE”.  There are many, Many, MANY reasons to explain why people are where they are.  Situations are different.  EVERYTHING… makes sense in the realm of each individual’s reality.  IT ALL MAKES SENSE.  We just don’t ALWAYS “GET” it.  Perhaps we don’t understand.  Perhaps we don’t even try to understand.

This is where we might run into a “BANDAID” method of helping people.  What???  This is simply throwing the same “fix-it” solution at similar problems that have very different etiologies.  The “FIX”???  Is temporary and requires or demands that we “fix it” again, and Again, and AGAIN!!!  Tell me, “WHO” exactly is this “HELPING”???  The individuals who actually need help OR the individuals who “need” to provide that help???  And does the type of help needed render it, somehow, different?   Hhhmmm… makes you think, huh?

The truth is:  WE ALL NEED HELP!!!

The question is:  WHAT TYPE OF HELP IS NEEDED and… ACCORDING TO WHO???

WOW!!!  DOUBLE  WOW, WOW!!!  So, so much to consider with EVERYTHING.  And very difficult to consider EVERYTHING about ANYTHING!!!  Yep, I think I am drifting, folks… OVER THERE!!!  OVER THERE!!!    I need sleep!!!  Goodnight.

Please give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

PERSONAL, every-day, RELATIONSHIPS

WOW!!!  How did we get “HERE”… to “Personal Relationships”???  I am not real sure, folks.  “LIFE” just seems to keep happening… ALL around us… EVERYWHERE… EVERY SINGLE DAY!!!  “THINGS” happen in daily life that are so, so frustrating!!!  Here I go again, folks:  “LIFE”… would be SO MUCH “easier” IF we just didn’t have to deal with OTHER people!!!  😉

Ahhh-Ha!!!  DEALING with “OTHER” people is the ONLY way to make “LIFE” move forward in a manner that allows…???… “GROWTH”.  Growth as an individual.  Growth as a team player.  Growth… in ALL areas of our lives.  IN A-L-L  AREAS OF OUR LIVES.  EVERY SINGLE MINUTE…OF EVERY SINGLE DAY AFFECTS SOMETHING… SOMEWHERE.  “THINK ABOUT IT!!!” (another tribute to my brother, Bob)

I would like to think that I try to take the “HIGH” road during “DIFFICULTIES” encountered, however… I AM HUMAN, folks.  I make mistakes… DAILY.  I seek forgiveness and guidance along this journey called “LIFE” and I ALWAYS know that … “TOMORROW IS A NEW DAY”…

“LET US REJOICE AND BE GLAD IN IT”!!!  

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

AHhhh!!! THE STRUGGLE…

of launching “SPOTLIGHT NEWS” at numberoneteam.org!!!

AHhhh!!!  My head is spinning!!!  I do not “GET” how I ever launched numberoneteam.net, in approx. 11 hrs. time!!!???  How did that EVER happen???  I am trying so hard to “learn”… something… ALONG THE WAY, folks!!!

Attempts at getting this new site up and running have proven…”DIFFICULT,” quite frustrating.  A very polite and knowledgeable tech. tried to assist me at the 800#, but he spoke to me as though I “KNEW” a little something about computers!!!  HA!!!  “Cookies?”  Sir, I don’t want any cookies!!!  I just want to start another blog.  I had no IDEA what he was talking about… “COOKIES”.  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!  OMG, folks…  Have I mentioned that I am a bit “flighty”?  Computer illiterate???  Hhhmmm… I think I have!!!  And… “YES, I AM”… BOTH flighty and computer illiterate!!!

I am a bit frustrated, folks.  Please be patient.  Plans are, definitely, in the making for “SPOTLIGHT NEWS”.  JUST DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH, okay???  The site is actually “THERE”… SOMEWHERE… and you can load it if you type  the site name in the URL position, “numberoneteam.org”.

Please go ahead and start submitting your short stories, folks.  To:  jdallen942@gmail.com.  I look forward to reading and sharing them.

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

WHAT???

Lebron James is heading back home???  To Ohio???  WOW!!!  Now “THIS”… makes sense to “ME”…

What an amazing man… to “ME”.  First and foremost:  He is SOOOooo darn cute!  “IF”… you can pair “cute” with a gigantic figure!!!  They say he is H-U-G-E… in person.  He looks regular-sized… and so “cute” while playing basketball on television.  “Cute” face. “Cute” smile.  And his eyes!!!  Are amazing!!!

“EYES”… that say so much!!!  Yep, “EYES”… are so very important… to “ME”.  They can give you a peek into the heart and soul of people.  Lebron’s eyes…have a sparkle.  A sparkle for “LIFE”.  A sparkle for God.  His family.  His friends.  His… “co-workers” (b-ball teammates… ALL OVER the world).  For people… EVERYWHERE!!!

Yep, Lebron James impresses me.  He is a home-town boy.  “ROOTS”… are important to him.  Can you imagine having such passion for anything comparable to his passion for basketball?  What amazing talent!!!  He worked VERY hard to develop it, folks.  God plants the seeds.  It is up to each individual to nourish those seeds.

The NBA championship ring… WOW!!!  Being MVP in the NBA championship series.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  Lebron has achieved “THAT” dream.  So what now???  HE IS GOING HOME, folks.  Back to Ohio.  Back to a city where MANY begrudged him for making decisions regarding “HIS” dream.  Hhhmmm… what an amazing man he is.

Cleveland, I do hope you welcome him home with open arms.  You can believe me when I say… “HIS HEART REMAINED IN OHIO” while he accomplished his LIFE-LONG dream… IN MIAMI, FL.  Setting his Cleveland jersey on fire when he chose to follow a dream?  That vision will remain… FOREVER!!!   Well, he followed that dream alright AND… HE ACCOMPLISHED IT!!!  In a very short time period.  He is now coming “HOME”…  I hope, Hope, HOPE he gets a nice, BIG warm welcome!!!

Hats off to another AMAZING man, Dwayne Wade.  I, simply, cannot  find words to give justice to his talents on and off the court.  (Pppsssttt… I have a “CRUSH” on Dwayne, as well.  I have not mentioned it, however,  so as to not appear as though I “CRUSH” -on ALL the cute, super talented players.  Oh yeah… and… “Ray Allen???  Yep… ANOTHER “CRUSH”!!!)   :/

Goodluck to ALL of those impacted by these recent changes made in the NBA world.  I guess I’ll be a Cavs fan… AGAIN!!!  GO TEAM CLEVELAND CAVALIERS!!!

You will, CERTAINLY, BE MISSED in FL, Lebron!!!  GO TEAM MIAMI HEAT!!!  Oh, and Coach Spoelstra???  You guessed it… ANOTHER “CRUSH”!!!  🙂

Goodluck to EVERYBODY out there… EVERYWHERE!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

DICTATORSHIP, PART III

Me too, folks!!!  I’VE HAD ENOUGH…  of this discussion regarding “DICTATORSHIP,” so I will bunch all categories of remaining possibilities together.  “THIS” post will now address dictatorship as it affects various relationships of family members, friends, neighbors, co-workers, acquaintances… ALL the way to STRANGERS.  “THIS,” pretty much…includes EVERYBODY… EVERYWHERE!!!

Now, “PERSONALITIES”… do play a role in how we interact with other individuals.  Touche’!!!  Our personality, however, does NOT- BY ANY MEANS- offer special “RIGHTS” to ANYONE, allowing mistreatment of others.  ALL men are created equal, according to the United States Declaration of Independence.”

Now I, wholeheartedly, believe that  any “Dictatorship” tendencies displayed by individuals are indicative of a deep and severe “INNER TURMOIL”.  BEEN THERE!!!  DONE THAT!!!  I strongly encourage folks to, PLEASE, examine those areas of your life that might be causing such distress.  Look for the answers that can help explain the negativity.  “SOMETHING”… explains it… “SOMEWHERE”. 

P.H.P., folks.  PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.

Please give the Best of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

GO TEAM!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

DICTATORSHIP, Part II

In America.  At the corporate level!!!

Now “THIS” includes those individuals “WE” work “FOR”.  “THEY”   pay us money for doing our… “J-O-B”!!!  This category includes the business owners as well as those higher, executive positions that try to ensure that the “ship sails”.

Tough, tough spots to be in.  These folks are the heroes as long as ALL goes well.  As soon as “LIFE” gets “DIFFICULT,” such as a declining economy, however… “THOSE” guys become the “BAD” guys,  ALL THE WAY UP TO…  THE “P-R-E-S-I-D-E-N-T”!!!  Now, we ALL know that there are differing opinions regarding how to achieve team success.  “THIS”… gives me a headache, folks.  So, so much involved with EVERY single aspect of EVERY single situation, involving EVERY SINGLE… “THING”!!!

So, corporate dictatorship… Hhhmmm… is “IT” intentional???  Is “IT” meant to be “BAD” or is “IT” meant to be “GOOD”???  Now, “THAT’S” a good question, huh?  So, what’s “YOUR” answer?  Is corporate dictatorship in America a GOOD thing, or a BAD thing???

Folks, “THIS”… IS AMERICA!!!  There is a degree of GOOD and BAD mixed in with EVERYTHING!!!  ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING!!!  EVEN CORPORATE AMERICA!!!  All things will, definitely, be viewed differently by EVERYBODY.  Depending on… where we’ve been and how we’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive… “LIFE”!  Hhhmmm… there’s that “SAME” ‘OLE PREMISE… AGAIN!!!  And it will come up again… and Again… and AGAIN throughout this blog, folks.  Because… “THAT” has been planted firmly upon my heart.  By God. And “THAT” awareness is what I believe may increase tolerance of teammates who don’t quite “GET” where each are coming from.  YOU DON’T HAVE TO “GET” EVERYTHING!!!  You do, however, HAVE TO “WORK TOGETHER” in order to accomplish team goals.

And corporate America???  Now…”THEY”… have got to keep the ships above water and moving forward!!!  The list of potential financial burdens faced by companies could go on and on.  “Worker bees”… sometimes get lax and may need that corporate level to maintain certain degrees of expectations aimed at promoting survival and team success.  I do believe that corporate America is a required element for continued growth and team success.  “WHERE” …and “WHO” corporate America looks to for guidance and direction is of utmost importance.  “MOTIVES”… will be understood and “JUDGED,” appropriately.  “ONE FINE DAY!!!”

P.H.P., folks.  PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE.

Please give the “BEST” of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

EVERYDAY PEEPS…

WHO ARE THEY???  WHERE ARE THEY???  AND…

WHY ARE THEY WHERE THEY ARE, DOING WHAT THEY DO???

Hhhmmm… I am NOT feeling able to address “Dictatorship, Part II,” at the Corporate level.  So. I think I thought I’d address something a bit… “simpler,” perhaps not quite so DEEP.  “SIMPLER”???  Boy, this so-called “SIMPLER” idea just went VERY DEEP with the first few questions asked!!!  Are YOU ready???  WE’RE GOIN’ IN!!!  To, yet, another part of this place called “Jill’s World”.  :/

SOOOoooooo,  “EVERYDAY PEEPS”… just “WHO ARE THEY”?  Any ideas?  OF COURSE!!!  You ALL, out there…somewhere, know that… Ssshhhh… “WE”… are… “THEM”!!!  RIGHT???  We are all everyday people who go out in this world, EVERY day, trying to make a difference.  SOMEHOW!!!

Whether you believe it or not, folks.  “YOU” …as in “he, she, him, her, or me,” either positively or negatively impact our immediate surroundings, ALWAYS.  No matter what we do or don’t do.  And you’ve heard of the “ripple effect,” correct?  Well, the way in which we affect our immediate surroundings has a ripple effect by impacting EVERYTHING and EVERYONE touched by any ONE or any PART of any THING affected by the original… “THING”…???  :/  Are ya with me?  Pppsssttt… I “think” I may have “lost” my “SELF” in there (Jill’s world)… SOMEWHERE!!!  H-E-L-P!!!

WOW!!!  “THIS”… is how my mind works, folks.  Hhhmmm… and I get “LOST”???   “FREQUENTLY”???  GO FIGURE!!!  I guess you all “GET” me now, right?  IT ALL MAKES SENSE, HUH???  IN “JILL’S WORLD”!!!  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!

“WHERE ARE THEY??? (as in the “everyday peeps,” meaning “WE,” which includes ALL of “US” ) ” WE,”… are all out there… SOMEWHERE… in society.  Positively or negatively contributing to that which we partake-in.  “THINK ABOUT IT”!!! (a tribute to my brother, Bob).  Are “YOU” making positive or negative contributions that affect your immediate surroundings?  And don’t forget about the “ripple effect”!  😉

And lastly… why are “WE” doing what “WE” do?  Back to the original premise… “We are who we are based on where we’ve been and how we’ve responded to situations while simply seeking to survive LIFE”.  Are ya with me, folks?  I don’t know about you all, but I “GET” IT.  “THIS”… makes sense to me… in “MY” WORLD.

I believe, with ALL of my heart, that we as people are doing the best we can.  “LIFE”… is difficult.  FOR ALL OF US!!!  Can we please try to help each other along the way?  And remember, folks:  “MY” way of helping people may be different than “YOUR” way of helping people.  And that’s okay.  As long as our motivation involves finding that solution based on principle.  A true desire to “HELP” for the betterment of society.  Not simply the betterment of our “SELVES”.  It is highly important, folks, to be certain of the “source” for our motivations.  Hhhmmm… The “SOURCE” for our motivations…???…

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Dictatorship, Part I

In America!!!  At the Government level!!!

WOW!!!  Scary, huh?  “THIS”… could NEVER happen!!!  Not in America.  Home of the brave!  Land of the free!  Right???  Come on, folks… “THIS…COULD NEVER HAPPEN… in America!!!”  Right???

Or is it ALREADY happening?  Here in America???  My heart aches, folks.  What happened to the AMERICAN DREAM?  Taking pride in your hard work and accomplishments?  Rising above the difficulties faced with a sincere desire to “HELP”… others.  I am truly saddened by what is happening to our great country.

We keep losing more and more of our freedoms by a Government seeking to  control more and more of… EVERYTHING!!!  I may be “flighty,” folks.  I admit that.  But how, in the world, can you call yourself an American while cheapening the value of our American Dream by simply giving dreams to those who have none?  Individuals with dreams for their future will work VERY HARD to accomplish those dreams.  Those individuals who have no dreams are content to demand that some-sort of dream be given to them for nothing.  Hhhmmm…  Boy, and our Government expects us to believe that they are “HELPING” individuals?  Helping???  Are you serious???  I believe the correct word for what our Government is doing to individuals more resembles “ENABLING”.  Not “HELPING”.

The truth is… our government is comprised of individuals simply seeking to help themselves.  “THEY”… are rich.  “THEY”… have all the power.  Wake-up, wake-up ( knock,knock, knock).  Wake-up, wake-up!!!  Is anyone paying attention?  HELLO, OUT THERE… IS ANYONE… ANYWHERE… paying attention???

“THIS”… IS AMERICA!!!  And “WE”… ARE AMERICANS!!!  ONE NATION… UNDER GOD!!!  Indivisible.  With Liberty and Justice FOR ALL!!!

GO TEAM USA!!!  WE’RE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER!!!

Please, PLEASE, P-L-E-A-S-E… give the BEST of yourself for “JUST” today… “EVERY” day!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  Amen.