Monthly Archives: August 2014

JUST BEING “ME”

WOW!!!  “JUST BEING ME”… I feel like the person I call “ME” is changing, continually.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  And you know what???  “THIS”… is GREAT news!!!

“I”… am much calmer these days.  My “flightiness”???  Appears to be resolving itself!!!  What???!!!???!!!???!!!  How can this be???  I STILL mess-up ALOT!!!  A sense of PEACE, however, allows me to respond to my mess-ups in a calmer manner… NOT QUITE SO FLIGHTY!!!  WOO-WHOOOOOO!!!

Today, for example, I ran to Walmart for a few items.  Now, when I go to Walmart I always park in the same general area to ensure that I always find my vehicle.  “TODAY” I was a bit upset with the car in front of me entering the lot, so “I”… went to a different area!!!  HA!!!  TAKE THAT, lady!!!  I went toward the front of the lot and found an open spot… WAY UP THERE… close to the entrance!!!  DOUBLE HA, HA!!!

I entered our Walmart Super Center feeling “LUCKY” AND “HAPPY”!!!  I strolled right along and completed today’s shopping quickly… feeling quite “LUCKY” and “HAPPY”!!!  I exited the store and, “happily,” pushed my cart  way out there…where I usually park!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???!!!   ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!???!!!???!!!  HOW EMBARRASSING!!!   Hhhmmm… I didn’t feel quite so “LUCKY” anymore!!!  I was, however, still VERY “HAPPY”!!!  A fellow-shopper who had parked way out there in the back of the lot sure chuckled as I turned around, realizing I had  parked way up in the front!!!   :/  “MY” reaction???  Calm and Peaceful!!!  Amen.

JUST ANOTHER DAY…

 

 

LABOR DAY, 2014

WOW!!!  “THIS” idea just smacked me right up-side my head while driving to Publix Grocery Store/Super Market to purchase “celebratory,” festivity food items for weekend cook-outs.  DOUBLE WOW, WOW!!!  READY???  HERE WE GO…

WHO, exactly, will be  celebrating “THIS” holiday (“Labor Day”) AND WHY???  Let us look at these questions more closely… SHALL WE???  Come along, folks.  I am getting excited…???…???…???  WHAT!!!???!!!???!!!???  EXCITED???  Yep, excited to examine  “WHO”…WILL BE celebrating “LABOR DAY”… and “WHY”!!!  Hhhmmm… It doesn’t take much to excite me, huh???  :/

ACCORDING TO… “WEBSTER” ( my Webster’s II Dictionary), LABOR DAY = “the 1st Monday in Sept., a legal holiday in the U.S. and Canada in recognition of working people.”  Hhhmmm… “in recognition”… “of working people”.  “WHO,” exactly, celebrates this holiday in recognition of working people and “WHY”???  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm…  “YOU” get where “THIS” is going, don’t you???

1.)  “Working people” celebrate this holiday with a sense of “PRIDE” for their hard work and efforts to support a healthy economy, in manners such as owning and operating a business, working a “J-O-B,” OR by completing school work in preparation for entering the work force.

Students will not have class.  Some of us working folks will get the day “OFF”… while others will have to work, or “LABOR”.  Hhhmmm… My husband and I will both be working(laboring)… in celebration of Labor Day, 2014!!!  Have I mentioned that I absolutely love, Love, LOVE my “J-O-B”???  Wish I could say the same for my husband…

AND…

2.)  NON-working people also like to celebrate the working people who pay taxes that support their way OF “LIVING” WITHOUT “WORKING”.  EVERYBODY CELEBRATES.  Hhhmmm…  Yep, even those individuals who could work, but don’t?  YEP, EVEN THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO COULD WORK, BUT CHOOSE NOT TO!!!  Wait a minute… “EVERYBODY CELEBRATES”???  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm… THERE’S THAT ODOR AGAIN…

SOMETHING STINKS!!!

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

 

THE DAILY GRIND…

Working, working, working.  There is this  continued demand for more, More, MORE!!!  EVERYWHERE!!!  Everyday peeps under such enormous pressure to ALWAYS… improve job performance.  NOTHING IS EVER GOOD ENOUGH!!!

Here I go AGAIN, folks… I just want to scream: “STOP”!!!  Hhhmmm… and “everyday peeps” are reacting in negative manners?  DOUBLE Hhhmmm, Hhhmmm!!!  The “ANGER”… is palpable!!!  EVERYWHERE!!!  At home.  At work.  In the neighborhood.  In the community.  Etc., etc., etc….

“EVERYDAY PEEPS,” folks.  That includes EVERYONE…EVERYWHERE!!!  Your job “title” does not give you… OR ANYONE… higher authority over Him.  The Father.  The son.  And the Holy Ghost.  Not “HERE”… in America!!!

ONE NATION.  UNDER GOD.  INDIVISIBLE.  WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

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

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

Ephesians 4:26; James 19-20; Matthew 5:22

???

WHY ALL THE ANGER???

What is it that allows individuals to treat teammates with disrespect???  Why is it so difficult for “SOME” to see the positive side of  situations???

LIFE IS DIFFICULT ENOUGH ALREADY!!!

The entire country… THE WHOLE WORLD… is falling apart!!!  Tell me, why would anyone, in their right mind, choose to find “NEGATIVE” in a “POSITIVE” situation???

Always, ALWAYS… LOOK FOR THE “GOOD” IN EVERY SITUATION!!!  IT IS THERE, folks.  SEEK… AND YOU SHALL FIND…

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

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

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

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!  AND MAY GOD BLESS THE WHOLE-WIDE WORLD!!!

IN IT TO WIN IT!!!

Choosing… to hold my head UP.

Choosing… to keep my eyes FORWARD.

Choosing… to SMILE.

Choosing… to STAY STRONG.

Choosing… to KEEP THE FAITH!!!

 

This has been a tough, Tough, TOUGH week, folks.  I found myself rolled up in a ball this morning, feeling broken and weak.  (Aaahhh!!!  “THOSE” Entenmann’s crumb cakes I devoured last night!!!)   😉  Facebook friends may have noted a common post among the few this week…  “STAY STRONG”… Hhhmmm… “THIS” was in reference to “my” weakness… and “MY” need to “STAY STRONG” as well as encouragement for those in need.

STAY STRONG!!!

KEEP THE FAITH!!!

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

CHOOSING UNHAPPINESS…

WOW!!!  Nobody “CHOOSES” to be “UNHAPPY,” right???  Or wrong???  What do you think???

“CHOOSING TO BE UNHAPPY,” in part, begins with deciding that adult Teammates (other peeps) are  not okay the way they are… and then seeking to change them to fit the mold of who “YOU” think “THEY” should be… to suit “YOU”.  PRETTY DEEP, huh???

“THIS” is so So, SO true, folks.  And doesn’t this apply to all adult mates of every team to which we belong???  Spouse, siblings, relatives, friends, neighbors, co-workers, Supervisors, acquaintances, etc., etc., etc.  And don’t we get more and more unhappy in trying, unsuccessfully, to change other adults to be what we need them to be for our individual happiness?  Hhhmmm… Think, think, think…

In terms of every day peeps (law-abiding, Independent adults), who decides whether someone needs to “change”… or NOT???  That should be a pretty personal choice, don’t ya think?  Here we go again, folks… “We are who we are based on where we’ve been and how we’ve reacted to situations while simply seeking to survive… LIFE.”  Our experiences, largely, shape who we become.  Each individual life contains specific details of quite a remarkable… “JOURNEY”.

Please don’t choose to be unhappy by deciding that other adult teammates are not okay the way they are.  What changes can YOU make to increase team success?  Think about it…

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

 

 

I’M A MESS!!!

BOY, DIFFICULT WEEK!!!  I can’t decide if I want to cry.  To eat.  Or to sleep!!!  It appears that “EATING” is winning out, thus far!!!  🙁     Please stick with me, folks.  “THIS” has been a difficult time period for me!!!

ALL of the recent turmoil… “TURMOIL”… EVERYWHERE!!!  I messaged our lead pastor at ABC, Dr. Walter West, approximately 3-4 weeks ago with one (1) question… “Do you think the end is near?”  He recently responded to that question, directly, during a church service, but I already knew the answer…

“THINGS” appear to be getting increasingly chaotic… in the USA.  In the entire world!!!  So today, 8/27/14, I sat down at the computer earlier this evening to go through readers’ comments at this site after eating an Asian salad (Salad is a “GOOD” dinner, right?)  BUT THEN… OH “THEN”… I went on to eat four (4) Entenmann’s Mini Crumb cakes… rather quickly!!!  WHAT???!!!???!!!???  ARE YOU KIDDING ME???!!!

“THIS”… is so, So, SO true, folks!!!  Chris and Chase raced around after dinner in prep. for a BoyScout meeting tonight.  As they were leaving, I QUICKLY… threw THREE (3) empty Entenmann’s wrappers under the table… ONTO THE FLOOR… as if I could “HIDE” the evidence of having eaten a total of FOUR (4) Entenmann’s Mini Crumb Cakes!!!  Hhhmmm… WHY… did I have to eat FOUR (4)???  Stress…PMS…”LIFE”???   EVERYTHING… AFFECTS EVERYTHING!!!

I think I am beginning to feel the effects of eating FOUR (4) Entenmann’s Mini Crumb Cakes in quick succession, folks!!!  OH NO!!!  AND… MY HEAD HURTS TOO!!!  WHY, OH WHY, Jill???

Hey, I just thought of something…

THEY WERE MINIS!!!  Eating 4 minis is really like eating just 2 regulars, right???  Can I get a “RIGHT” out there… SOMEWHERE???

I don’t feel so well.  I am going to bed, folks!!!  Good night.

 

 

 

 

EXTREMIST…

= one who advocates or resorts to extreme measures, esp. in politics, according to my handy Webster’s II Dictionary.  Now, “politics” was specifically mentioned in my Webster’s II Dictionary, however, there are extremists in every category imaginable.  EVERY CATEGORY!!!

I think it’s safe to assume that extremists don’t realize they’re extreme.  I mean, NOBODY… in their right mind… “chooses” to be extreme, right?  EXACTLY!!!  EXTREMISTS… ARE NOT…IN THEIR RIGHT MINDS!!!  Hhhmmm… QUESTION:   Is there a “polite” way to inform an extremist of their “extremeness”???    Think about it…

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

PROUD TO BE AN AMERICAN…

WHERE, AT LEAST, I KNOW I’M FREE.

Hhhmmm… according to my handy, weathered Webster’s Dictionary…

“FREE” = politically Independent; possessing political and civil liberties.

FREEDOM OF RELIGION… is a civil liberty enjoyed by EVERYONE… here in AMERICA…THE LAND OF THE… “FREE”.  

AMERICA = FREEDOM

FREEDOM = AMERICA

I have “SAVING FAITH,” folks.  Faith that Jesus Christ died on that cross to pay for ALL of our sins and that He rose again 3 days later as proof that this payment was accepted.  THE PRICE FOR OUR SINS HAS BEEN PAID!!!  AND ACCEPTED!!!  HALLELUJAH!!!

ETERNAL LIFE = A FREE GIFT from God.  Will YOU accept it?  And the opportunity to share this awareness with non-Christian Americans… “LIVING IN AMERICA”… adds (buttercream) “FROSTING”… to the cake!!!  (Pppsssttt… I love, Love, LOVE Publix bakery cakes here in FL… yellow cake/buttercream frosting!!!  Hhmm-Hhmm GOOD!!!)  😉

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.

 

Today’s question…

 Perhaps I have been slacking, folks.  I am not real sure.  I have NOT, however, been passing out numberoneteam.net” cards to help increase awareness of this site.  🙁  The opportunity, however, presented itself on Fri, 8/22/14 to hand out, at least, ONE card that evening…

A friendly gentleman commented, “I like your shirt.” as I was preparing to leave the gas station after filling-up.  Hhhmmm… it was a Friday evening.  Any guesses what shirt I had on?  Yep, an American Flag shirt!!!  FRIDAY = THE MOVEMENT… remember???  EVERY Friday we sing “God Bless America” in the Skilled Nursing Facility with patients, residents, staff, and family members.  “THIS” American flag shirt is what he was referring to.

Him and I, quite easily, entered into a conversation.  RIGHT THERE… at the gas pumps!!!  He was a vet.  I, quickly and excitedly, requested to shake his hand.  The many problems we face today was the topic of conversation.  Two questions he asked remain…lingering…

1.)  “Do you understand what the Koran preaches?” he asked.  Hhhmmm… my answer???  “No.”  Very unsettling.  We are welcoming individuals into this country and allowing their worship centers to be built… HERE IN AMERICA… with many Americans oblivious as to what or who they worship.  Now, this next question is coming from “ME”… Does their “religion” call for the execution of Christians?  “ALL,” so-called, Christians???

2.)  “Is there really such a thing as a moderate Muslim?”   One that does not desire the death of Christianity?

I do not know the answers to those questions, folks.  Tell me, is ignorance really bliss?  Hhhmmm….  I  spend time reading The Word.  Not the Koran.  I am a Christian.  A Christian American.  And I, wholeheartedly, believe that our nation… AMERICA… is ONE NATION. UNDER GOD. INDIVISIBLE.  WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL… according to His word.  Amen.

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

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

ALL GLORY BE TO GOD!!!  AMEN.