Words I Live By Series: Change

Embracing change is good but it needs to be an intelligent change.  We need to learn from the past so we don’t make the same mistakes.

For example, trying to change the Constitution of the United States to be more Socialist outside the original intent of our Founding Fathers is the wrong type of change.

Socialism has proven to be a failure numerous times throughout history and our current President doesn’t seem to grasp the concept of learning from the past.  Does the former Soviet Union ring any bells?

Having a routine is a great way to maintain concentration and produce positive habits but the only way to improve your Self is to embrace positive change.  Routine can be a blessing and a curse.

Routine is not fun or exciting, sometimes necessary to complete a task; it’s a balancing act.  We allow routine to help us focus, at the same time; we must free ourselves from the comfort of routine each day.

We must change our mindset to think positively towards our lives to enjoy the time we have on this earth, to transition our train of thought and actions towards getting the most meaning out of life.

I’ve lived in a house for three years with four housemates where we all share a nurse and a CNA.  Living here has shown me how routine is highly overrated because the company that runs the house/facility called Care Meridian has a fairly strict routine and rules you must follow.

Here, we must wake up at 8am, sometimes 5am to get washed, put in our chairs, fed breakfast around 10:30am, lunch at 1:00pm, dinner at 5pm, and put back into bed at 7:30pm.

We all pay rent each month and are provided food that the housekeeper prepares, but the food menu is chosen by Care Meridian.  It gets old pretty quick.  I’m ready for a change in my life.  I’m looking to move on my own because I need more freedom.

Lets do this!  Lets all take a pledge to step out of our comfort of routine and enjoy our freedom in front of God and Country!

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What Turning 28 Means To Me

I have survived 28 years of continuous learning and overcoming all adversity; I am a better person because of it.  Despite 9/11, global warming, global cooling, pollution, H1N1, Auto-Tunes, the end of the world, and having Obama in office, I am still here in this great country of ours.  God bless the U.S.A!  This life has brought me many blessings and I would not change it for the world.

I made it to the big 28 and I feel 28 years wiser, focused, and determined to get more enjoyment and meaning out of life.  The twinkle in my eye has brightened and the energy dwelling within my heart and soul will never dim, only prosper beyond belief.  No obstacle or challenge will tie me down or stop me from reaching greatness within my soul.

I have too much heart and determination in me to go down without a fight.  I have a Spartan army on my side.   At the end of the day, my shield and sword will remain raised high above my head towards the heavens.  Nothing can stop me because God is on my side and my family and friends have my back.  You all give me strength and courage way beyond my greatest expectations.  I am grateful to have you all you in my life, you are my heroes.  I salute you all proudly.

My intense passion for life and writing has got me thinking positively about all the great adventures that are in my future; the world is at my fingertips.   I am more awake than I ever have been in years. There will be many more great epic moments with my family and friends with amazing things ahead of us; The 28 milestone is my new lucky number.

I know my 28th year on this planet will be the best because my life will take significant, positive new directions.  Amazing things are in the works, no stone will be left unturned, and no problems will be left unsolved.  Let’s all take a pledge to keep the party of life spinning while enjoying every moment we have on this planet.

Good luck to everybody & God Bless!

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Live Life by the Code of a Spartan

Be a Spartan, when things get dark or difficult, fight in the shade and never give up.  Never surrender and never let anyone try to seize your right to personal freedom.  Fight for what you believe in, for what is just and never let up under any circumstances.  If you die, so be it, at least you fought with honor and courage to your very last breath.  No one has the right to force his or her beliefs onto you to and no one has the right to invade your personal space.

I am here on this planet to enjoy life on this beautiful journey down the road of endless possibilities towards greatness.  Life is too short to be hateful and judgmental.  I never let hate consume my heart and my thoughts because it will get you nowhere in life.  I know I have something to offer the world, unleashing my mind unto the world to solve problems and bring more understanding to many people.

My life struggles and experiences have a purpose to inspire through wisdom.  The determination within my soul allows my struggles to empower me to be a better man by strengthening my character.  My physical limitation brings me greater inner strength because what does not kill me only makes me stronger.   I say bring on the challenges because obstacles are just there for me to overcome, I never run out of ammo, I step back, reload, and the bullets start flying again.  My heart never relents; you can send a barrage of bullets towards my chest but you can never penetrate the Kevlar.  My situation brought to light the importance of living life in the moment, rather than worrying about the past and future.  Life is too short to dwell on the past, that is only fighting something you cannot change or control.

Happiness through meaning is the ultimate goal and negative thinking and action will only be your downfall.  The best choice is to focus on all the great things about life and lead a meaningful life that helps the world someway.  At the same time, you have to take the time to take a step back to observe the world around you.  It is important to forget about money and the troubles of the world, to relax, laugh and enjoy yourself.

I really enjoy making people laugh, playing jokes on people, and getting crazy reactions.  The beauty of laughter through comedy is that it focuses on finding the positive in all life’s events by bringing out the humor in it.  It makes life much more enjoyable and it brings people together.

I always keep my head up and laugh off the difficulties in life and focus on the positive, humorous things in life.  When life throws me curve balls, I laugh it off, and hit a home run outta’ the park.

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