I Apologize

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!!

Happy New Years!

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!!

Create Your Own Happiness

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!!

The Greatest Gift of all

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.

God bless.

Help Me Change The World one Step at a Time!

OR https://give.commonhope.org/fundraiser/3151122

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…

Thoughts

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…

You Matter.

I don’t write on this blog as much as I would like or as much as I maybe used to do. I want to remind you that you matter and that you are an awesome person. I hope that you are using your life to spread positive change instead of adding to all the negativity that surrounds us today. I feel like we are heading farther and farther into darkness instead of searching for the light. I’ve been cleaning my apartment lately and so hopefully more posts will come from my old writing notebooks and such. Keep your head held high and don’t forget that you can fly to the greatest of heights if you focus on the light…God bless…. just a quick note this time…

Survival Program

A dad with his twin girls at an activity.
A guardian holding a happy baby. Unfortunately the mother passed away.

A number of years ago before I sponsored my first kid I signed up with Compassion International for their survival program. It was something I could do to help out and it wasn’t going to be to hard on my finances. Every so often they send me a photo of the month of a baby and mother who were helped out by the program and it warms my heart. It was created to help moms from the very beginning of the journey to deliver a healthy baby that would survive its first couple years and it begins helping the baby while its still in the womb. Thousands of babies have been born thanks to the wonderful work the survival program workers do.

Blessings

We are usually so busy with life that it can be a blessing to have forced down time to refuel and do the things you usually can’t do when things are normal. Spend time enjoying your family, do those craft projects, FaceTime with friends, play some board or card games. Enjoy the simple things in life and stay healthy!