The greatest gift we have to give is our time. We can do so much good in this world if we just stopped and gave some time to help someone in need. Even just saying hello or smiling at someone could do a world of change. I am a full-time custodian at a High School and I can’t tell you how nice it is to get a smile every once in a while or have a kid say hello to me in the hallway. This year I’ve even had kids help clean up the bleachers with me for a while after a football game which is amazingly awesome.
It seems like when you look around today you see hatred, violence and greed. I hope someone will read this, pass it along and we can finally see some happiness and giving going on in this world. I’m getting so tired of watching political ads about how rotten people are, just be nice. It’s not that difficult and it’s usually free.
I’m sorry for not posting anything on here for those who pay attention to this still. I can’t say I’ve been too busy because I have this as an app on my phone that I could post from. Obviously, COVID has been a bit of a journey in itself, I enjoyed time with family, time with myself and if retirement is anything like that time, I will enjoy it!! Since then though, I have still been working part-time at a furniture store cleaning up, full-time at the school cleaning as a custodian (FYI, remember October 2nd is Custodian Appreciation Day) and, during summers, being a running camp instructor through Park and Recreation. I’ve been busy making a living, we have been probably on a number of family vacations since my last post and our last one had an indoor pool. If you follow my YouTube page you’d see a walkthrough of that. I just accepted a new job shift from 1-9:30pm which is a difficult change. It’s first two hours are cleaning the cafeteria and kitchen which I always go 100% at, but it tires me out. PLUS I have a new bigger area to complete and still have to do set ups and tear downs. I’ve been getting faster at getting my area done though so I think I’ll survive! I am going BACK to Guatemala this next February (we missed it this last year due to Covid still) and I’m going with my brother this time!! That’ll be a blast I think! If you have a charity that is close to your heart, please leave me a comment with it and I’ll check it out and maybe donate some money to it. God bless and shine bright!!
I can’t believe we made it! The world tries to throw so much into our paths to try and stop us but we keep moving forward! I pray that you are safe and healthy. I pray your family and friends are still with us and I am terribly sorry if we have lost anyone these last few years due to the virus, but also due to any circumstance. I have been blessed to keep getting paid from both my jobs, stay healthy and been considered an essential worker. 2020 was a hard year, we spent a lot of time cooped up and learning a new way of life. The world went crazy over a few events as well that caused us to scatter in every direction. Happy 2022 and here’s to a year of positivity and radiating our lights. See ya later!!
The world is a crazy place and I often find myself complaining about things at work and how we aren’t getting the help we need, which leads me to get more and more bitter. I can vent all I want and nothing will change and after venting for a few weeks, I realized I was getting out of hand and needed to change. So, I decided to just be happy with what I had, instead of focusing on what I don’t have and it has helped. I wrote down in my closet at my job ” Look for the positives in every situation” which is another good reminder for me to look for the positives instead of always focusing on the negatives, because every situation you have in your entire lives has a negative side to it. I would almost guarantee that to be true, even though I can’t promise it now. So, when you wake up the morning, choose to create your own happiness out of the situations that may come your way that day. I’ve found it helps so far in my life and I’ve been much happier in the days since I decided to make the change, and some of the situations are getting slightly better as well. Also, searching out the positive people to put into your life will help tremendously too if you haven’t done that already, the more positive people in your life the better your life will be in the long run. Take it from me, it only helps!!
I believe the greatest gift of all you can give to someone is forgiveness. It’s easier to talk about it than it is to actually do it, especially if the thing that the person did was horrible. I would like to believe that if you were able to forgive someone and truly forgive them and forget about whatever it was that they did to you, that you would live a more free and burdenless life. There are small things I should be able to forgive for, but it’s difficult to do so. I am working on those things right now in my life, but because I just say I forgive someone the burdens are still heavy on me and I can literally feel thing piling up on my shoulders. If we can learn to forgive and forget, I believe this world would be a much much better place to live. If you are able, why not try walking down that path and see where it leads you, try forgiving just one person to start off, and see where it goes. If it works and you find out that it really is freeing, then forgive another and than another. You can get all the money in the world, all the power in the world, and anything else you look at as being worth living for…but if you have unforgiveness on your heart, those things will either continue destroying you or won’t fill that hole.
There could be a hundred positive news stories and one negative one and the news channels would pick the negative one. I’ll try to post some positive stories on here to restore faith in humanity and help you find your smile!
I did this Walk For Hope last year and I’m doing it again to raise funds for Common Hope, check out my fundraising page or commonhope.org for more information on the organization, but they are helping Guatemalans get a quality education, something that they are succeeding at in a very very large way. I’m aiming for raising 2000.00 at a minimum this year, but I could use all the help I could get. Thank you VERY much ahead of time if you feel inclined to donate or else if you could share my page on your social media and with your friends/family, that would be very helpful as well!
Thanks for joining me as I attempt to change the world, one person at a time…
I have one dream that stands above the rest of them. It is to have an overflowing funeral with people I have helped in one way or another. I hope some have come to know Jesus from my life, but as my life is going right now, I’m assuming that won’t happen sadly. I want there to be a celebration after a short sadness that might come from me not being alive anymore. I used to suffer from depression and in reality, I feel like I still have some of that depression still in me, because I really don’t think I have that much time left on this Earth. I try to make every moment count, but I fail more times than I care to think about. There’s so much negativity that is spread throughout our world, I’m sure there’s positive things that happen, but of course you never hear about any of that. It’s such a sad, sad world we live in.
There are some songs that fire me up, some songs that make me feel like I have wings again and that I can conquer the world. I wonder if anyone else has songs like that in their lives, I’m sure you do. I so badly want to change the world, and yet I keep doing stupid things that prevent me from succeeding at this task. My selfishness continues to hinder me in creating a better world, a more vibrant world of hope and love. When I was in middle school there were a few people I would call “Earth Angels” because they seemed to have such a positive impact on me during some of my dark moments. I think there are “Earth Angels” everywhere, but we never take the time to point them out when we see them, point out those people who are truly changing the world for the better. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE if you are reading this, comment below/email me/tweet me or whatever stories about these type of people in your own life. I would love to add them in this blog and let their stories be known.
One Dream. If my life doesn’t make it to much longer, I hope others will continue my dream, continue to get up and dust themselves off to become a better version of who they are and create a better world. We have it within each of us to do amazing things, we just need to believe.
This world is going from bad to worse, the people have forgotten how to love, how to create peace and spread hope. Instead we find that hatred, greed, violence have grown more abundant and started overflowing. I really had hoped that we would come out of this pandemic closer, but the opposite has happened. May God bless us all…