The True Meaning of Prosperity

Photo of gold bars

The true meaning of prosperity is not just wealth.

The true meaning of prosperity to me is much more than having money or things.  It includes peace of mind, health, happiness, a social network of family and friends and the ability to use your talents doing that which you feel called to do and are best suited.  There is nothing wrong with being bountifully blessed financially; in fact that may be what gives you all the other trappings of prosperity.  I is really hard to follow your dream when you are struggling to support yourself.

The true meaning of prosperity to me is having enough financial reserves to get all the other things that goes with it to make the whole package.   Bill Gates could not be doing the good he is now if he had not had the success he had earlier but instead was still struggling to make a living for himself.  In some cases we can work on all the aspects of prosperity as we go along but in a lot of cases the money or the security afforded by it must absolutely come first before some of the others.

Happy family outdoors.

Another element of prosperity, joyful, happy relationships.

 

Let’s break down some of the aspects of prosperity and look at them separately.  Take peace of mind and happiness for instance; They certainly can be had without riches but if we or those we love are hungry, cold or have other basic needs we can not provide, then that is pretty well impossible for us.  Second let’s look at health.   Some of us are born with good health and if we take care of ourselves and have a reasonable degree of happiness and peace of mind, have some good friends, maybe a loving family we should be okay there.  On the other hand if we are in a constant struggle to make ends meet, always under stress, never feeling like you are making any progress, use smoking, alcohol or drugs to help us cope, then maybe that good health passes by the way.

Being able to do what we feel called to do and what our talents are best suited for to me, is number one.  A few lucky souls get to do this without having riches, and some even become rich doing it but some of these things either do not pay or pay very little.  Following your calling can lead to great happiness but not being able to provide for yourself or your family can take all the joy and satisfaction from it.

The true meaning of prosperity requires a balanced life, not just being blessed in one area of it.  I know some of us feel that money is evil or we feel that those who have it are evil or at the very least have gotten it illegally or by cheating someone to get it.  We get this belief from our parents, friends and even from our religious teachings.  We are not successful and we feel we never will be so we convince ourselves that we have to do wrong to be successful or that having more than a minimal living is a sin.  We wear it as a badge, like we are not like them, we are better because we don’t have all that evil money.

In my next posts I will dwell more into the true meaning of prosperity. There is a book that I read a couple of years ago and am currently rereading that I would like to recommend.  It is called Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder.  It is not a recent book, copyright 1971 but it is as valid today as when it was written.  Ms. Ponder has written many books but this is my favorite.  You can get it here.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

Nutritious Food, Key To Good Health, Not Being Hungery

 

Black bean and corn salad

This is a low calorie and nutrient dense food and qualifies as a nutritious food.               Thanks to Sandra Suzanne Gettings-Newkirk for the photo.

 

Nutritious food is the key to good health, a healthy weight and freedom from constant hunger and cravings.   So what is a nutritious food?   Nutritious food is as close to nature that it came from as possible and as far removed from the complicated processes developed by the food industry to refine it or remake it.   Obviously some foods need some type of processing before we can eat it but we can make a conscious choice to chose foods that are as minimally processed as possible.   We do have choices, if a food is highly processed using heat, chemicals, acids and other things that we suspect might be harmful to us, we can chose to just not eat it, at all.  There are more than enough foods out there that aren’t overly processed to supply us all our nutritional needs.

The key to using nutritious food to maintain our health is to eat lots of the foods that are high in nutrients and relatively low in calories.   One half to two thirds of our plates should preferably be cooked and uncooked low glycemic plant based foods.   These are the nutrient dense foods, they give us the vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, polyphenols, phytonutrients, flavinoids and other micro and macro nutrients our bodies need.   Meat, poultry, fish, dairy, whole grains and fruits go in the remaining portion of our plate.   I do not advocate cutting all fats from the diet but we should choose healthy fats and eat in moderation, all fats calorie dense; a little goes a long way calorie wise.  Adding foods that contain healthy fats to our otherwise nutritious food diet is the best way for us to get our required fat.  Our bodies need healthy fats and they are a healthy part of a nutritious food diet.   Refined flour ( white flour ) is not a nutritious food, it contains mostly calories and little else and will not be found in a nutritious food diet because it is not nutritious.   Refined sugars ( and most added sugars are refined ), should have a very limited role in our diet and not be eaten on a regular basis.   They should never be part of a meal that already consist of a lot of starchy or other high glycemic foods as this will compound the effect on our blood sugar levels.   Sweets are better consumed with proteins and other slower to digest foods as this slows down their digestion rate and prevents the sugar spike that would normally happen.

I am not vegan, vegetarian, paleo, nor into any other classified group way of eating.  I believe there are nutritious foods in all the food groups.  I do believe that the majority of our diet should be plant based to be at it’s healthiest.  Meats and fish are best if used sparingly and not usually used as the major focus of the meal.  Eggs if eaten in moderation can be a part of a nutritious food diet.  The same with dairy for most people, I prefer the fermented or cultured products such as yogurt and kefir, and I avoid the no fat version of anything.   If you can afford them, I recommend grass fed or pasture raised, these contain more of the healthy nutrients we want and less of the unhealthy ones we don’t want.  In the same sense that we are what we eat, our food is what it ate or absorbed from it’s environment in the case of plants.  Here is a book that will give you the low down on the the real relationship between what we eat and our resulting health, it is available from our Amazon partner.

I will have more in my next post.  In the meantime it you have any questions please let me know.  This can get confusing so I am now doing individual coaching for those that might need some extra help getting started and/or need someone to hold them accountable and keep them on track.   Contact me if I can be of service to you.  As always if you know anyone that this information might help please pass it on to them.  I will certainly appreciate it when you share with your Facebook and Twitter friends as well.  Thanks for your help.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

 

Healthy Eating, the Starting Point to a Healthier You

Healthy eating would be my starting point to get healthier.   The easiest starting point to healthy eating is to consciously decide what you want to put in your body and use every means possible to make that happen.   To do that we must know the ingredients we want to consume, read labels to determine if in fact that is what we are getting.   Once we know what we want to eat, the easiest way to be sure we are getting it is to learn to prepare our own meals.   Even if you can’t boil water without burning it, you can learn to cook, enjoy it and enjoy the food.   I know, no time to cook.  There is a TV show that comes on mid-day during the week called The Chew and they have a segment where they take five ingredients and cook a healthy meal in five minutes.  It will take you longer than that to go through the drive-thru at Micky D’s and what you cook will be a whole lot better for you and probably cheaper as well.   Preparing you own food means making a conscious decision to do so, we all have 24 hours each day and we each decide how we use them.  Is making a conscious decision that will allow us to do most if not all the things at age 60 or even 70 that we were able to do at age 40 worth some effort on our part?

Healthy eating is ditching most prepared foods.   Don’t believe anything you read or hear in a food add unless you can independently verify what they are saying.   Some food manufactures outright lie and most others fail to tell you the truth.   Some just fail to tell you what you need to know before you buy their product, a lie by omission.   Others send your head spinning with buzz words that have no real meaning, such as lower in fat, lower in salt, wheat, whole grain, no trans-fat, natural, healthy, diet, cage free, leaner, ect.   If the ingredient list looks like a long paragraph or has a lot of words you can’t pronounce and have no idea what they are, you don’t want to buy it.   It does not matter how good it taste, it is poisoning you body and destroying your health.

Healthy eating has been on my mind for years, just not to the degree that it is today.   I like a good cracker and for years I have been buying a store brand from one of the largest grocery chains that is labeled thin & crispy wheat saltines, they actually look like wheat and they taste very good, much better than the white looking ones.  I knew they were not real whole wheat but I continued to buy them because I liked them and I guess I was putting my head in the sand somewhat too.   I didn’t really want to know they weren’t that good for me.   Recently I took a good look at the label and whole wheat flour is in there.  While it is not the healthiest cracker out there, it certainly is not the worst either.   We all make trade offs but as long as we make more really good choices than bad ones we will be okay.  After all none of us are perfect.   Healthy eating is doing what we know we need to be doing most of the time and not beating ourselves up the other times.

In my next post I will give you some idea of what we need to eat to get the nutrients our bodies need and at the same time allow us to feel full and satisfied.   You can not eat enough of food without nutrients to not still feel hungry, nor can we keep from eating to much of high calorie foods when the amount of calories we need does not make us feel full.   Healthy eating is the only solution to getting the nutrients we need and feeling satisfied.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

What’s spirituality; How Are We Missing the Point?

This blog is about me living healthy and by my example might lead you the reader to see something I am doing that may work for you; that at least is my hope.  By living I mean we have a physical side, a mental component and last but certainly not in my opinion the least is our spiritual being.  It has been said that we are spiritual beings having a human experience.  What’s spirituality to you, how do you see it, is it important?

A couple days ago a friend and I were talking how much hatred and animosity there is between supposedly decent people. The best example probably being the Democrats and the Republicans.  You would think that they were bitter enemies and were killing each other in the streets by the lies they tell about each other and their policies.  The same can be said about rival sport enthusiasts whose support for their teams sometimes turn violent.  We even drive down roads that are for the use of all and we act like they are our own private roads and get angry or violent toward others if we don’t like how they are driving.  What’s spirituality if it is not having love and good will toward our fellow man.

The only thing we have to concern ourselves about is what we have control over and what can harm us.  Someone’s political view is not our business and probably not something we can change.  We can support the politician with the view that is most compatible with our view.  We can even try to change the views of others and certainly try to minimize the damage caused by others actions.  As for sports rivalry; it is a game stupid, it is supposed to be fun.  In all other areas of our lives there will be people doing things we don’t particularly like and in ways we would do differently, so what, it is a free country.  Your rights do not include you being everyone’s boss.  They don’t have to run their life the way you would have them to.  Further more; unless they are causing you harm, it is none of your business anyway.  When we take care of our own business and let others handle theirs, we are all happier.  What’s spirituality if not having peace in our lives.

Are you always looking for conflict and drama in your life?  Spirituality is being closer to our higher selves, and our God and not focusing on ourselves and our supposed importance.  There are 7,120,000,000+ people on this earth with us and they each have the same God and we all each have a soul and each one of these people are just as important as you or I are.  The consciousness of this world will rise in the same proportion to the changes we each make to be more accepting of others.  Just because someone is different in some way, looks different, does things differently, talks differently, doesn’t make them our enemy.  We each are as one of the tiny grains of sand on the beaches of the world, neither more or less important than any other grain of sand on any beach, anywhere.  Just as a single grain of sand is a part of the beach and the beach would not be the same without it; we are a part of mankind and who we are influences the whole and mankind would not be the same without us.  What’s spirituality then if we make no effort to be a better part of the whole.

I hope I have said something that has made an impact on how you feel about your fellow earthly travelers.  If you disagree or agree please let me know.  I believe we can change the world one person at a time.  It amazes me to see the trivial things that people get upset over, who has the energy or needs the stress.  Let it go of the trivial and find peace.  It takes much less energy to love someone than to hate them.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

Happiness: Out Of Reach For Some Of Us?

A perfectly beautiful spring day viewed from my front yard.

A perfectly beautiful spring day viewed from my front yard.

How many people could look at this beautiful spring day depicted in the above photo that I took earlier today and not just be overcome by happiness?  I actually know people that would find something wrong with it and I am sure you do too.  Some people can look at a young puppy or kitten or even a little baby and not be overcome by joy and happiness and be in awe of the miracle of it.

Happiness; what do we need to reach that state.  Is happiness beyond the reach of some of us?  What might keep us from being in a state of happiness?  Does being positive lead to happiness or does being negative prevent us from being there?  What other factors might lead to happiness or prevent us from having it? All good questions and I hope to answer at least some of them.

This morning I was on Twitter and noticed a tweet that hooked me in and I then followed the link to Dumb Little Man dot com.  While I did not have the time to check out the site to any degree there was an excellent post, I think so anyway, titled 16 Sneaky Ways You Sabotage Your Own happiness ( and What You Can Do About It ).  While I intend to go back and check out any other jewels that this site might hold; I have to first give you a link to this article.  I hope this might be a help to you in your quest for happiness.

I know when you read this you will think of certain friends, co-workers, family members or maybe even yourself.  I did, and it made me laugh to myself, although it is not really a laughing matter.  More sad than funny but sometimes you just can’t help it.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux Disease

DSCN0035Natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease includes the juice of 1/2 lemon in 8oz of water, sipped slowly before breakfast.

In my last post I talked about my experience with Acid Reflux Disease and what I had learned that worked for me.  Today I would like to give you a compilation of the things I learned during my research on the subject. First I am going to give you a list of things that are known to be troublesome to people with a history of acid reflux.  Then I will tell you things that you can do that have a positive effect.  Some of these will be practices or changes in behavior and others will be natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease.

.Foods to avoid at least until you determine how they affect you. If they are not a trigger for you; then by all means enjoy them.

  1. chocolate

  2. onions & garlic

  3. citrus fruits

  4. tomato based foods

  5. spicy foods

  6. fried & fatty foods

  7. peppermint and spearmint

  8. coffee and caffeinated drinks

  9. refined and processed sugar ( this is a bad one for me )

  10. artificial sweeteners ( this I am not too sure about but there are other good reasons not to use them )

  11. Many drugs such as sedatives, anti-depressants, blood pressure meds, aspirin and ibuprofen.

  12. tobacco
  13. alcohol

Natural Remedies for Acid Reflux Disease starts with avoiding the things that trigger the symptoms.

 

The natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease start with changing the behaviors that may may bring on acid reflux symptoms even when we eat something that is not normally a trigger. The first thing is:

 

  1. Limit our food intake so as to not become overly full.

  2. Eat our last meal of the day at least 2 to 3 hours before the time we plan to go to bed.

  3. Eat several small meals during the day instead of 2 or 3 very large ones ( see number 1 )

  4. If you smoke, quit.

  5. Limit alcohol consumption.

  6. Elevate the head of your bed if possible. Possible with most beds except waterbeds.

  7. Decreasing the amount of carbs in our diet may help.

  8. If you are overweight or obese, lose weight.

  9. Up to 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar in 8 oz of water three times a day, may add some honey.

  10. Juice of ½ lemon in 8 oz of water sipped slowly before breakfast.

  11. Lemon oil rubbed on the skin of the abdomen may also help.

  12. Peppermint or chamomile tea.

  13. Licorice tea, green tea or ginger tea may relieve symptoms and heal the mucus lining of the digestive tract.

  14. Eating alkaline foods will decrease the acidity of our bodies. The Sad diet or the standard American diet leads to acidosis. That is believed to be one of the reasons for the epidemic of acid reflux.

  15. A deficiency in magnesium may contribute to acid reflux

Digestive aids such as enzymes and consuming lacto fermented foods will speed up our digestion and move food through our digestive tract more quickly.

Hazards of drugs that are prescribed for acid reflux are many and not all are side effects of the drugs. Proton pump blockers double the rick for a second heart attack. Those taking acid reducing drugs were four times as likely to get pneumonia and three times as likely to get a life threatening diarrhea infection. Natural remedies for Acid Reflux Disease do not have these hazards.

There are other medical conditions that my make acid reflux worse such as hiatal hernia,rapid weight gain,diabetes,high blood pressure, motion sickness and obesity.

Here are some acid causing foods.  Al animal products except natural yogurt, carbs, beans, fats, coffee and alcohol. These vegetables: cranberries, prunes, plums and corn.

Most vegetables are alkaline but the most alkaline are; Lemons,watermelon,parsley,red pepper,bananas, figs and spinach.

I hope these tips help. There are more online, I just gave you what I personally would try first and then if they don’t work I would look further. Too many options can get confusing. There is a book at Amazon that you might also want to check out called No More Heartburn: Stop the Pain in 30Days—Naturally: The Safe Effective Way to Prevent and Heal Chronic Gastrointestinal Disorders.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

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Healthy Diet; How It May Help Acid Reflux

DSCN0029Eliminating acid reflux from your life is like a beautiful spring day after several days of rain. Today’s weather was a welcome change after the last rainy period we just had here. It was so good to see the sun.  As the sun can brighten our spirits after the rain, a healthy diet can help to eliminate the suffering from acid reflux.

Recently I was talking to someone I care very deeply about and she was saying how badly she was suffering from Acid Reflux, her partner also has the same problem.  She has tried or is currently taking all the miracle drugs that are supposed to take care of this problem, nothing is working. She ask me if there was a natural remedy that might help.  I told her that I had read of things that had worked for others but couldn’t remember what they were. I then spent about half the day reading up on the subject and I am going to lay out what I found, There were many sources and I am not going to name or quote them but the information is out there for anyone to find.  My conclusion will be comparing the effects of the SAD diet ( standard American diet ) and a healthy diet on the incidents of Acid Reflux. The results are solely my opinion based on the information I have gathered.

In my younger years I to suffered from Acid Reflux, and yes I do mean suffer.  You don’t wake up from a sound sleep with stomach acid coming up into your throat and mouth and not suffer.  That is not to mention the fear it causes the first few times it happens.  Over the years I have learned to control it to the point that it is no longer a problem.  I have taken most , if not all of the current over the counter drugs for the purpose, plus a lot of anti-acids.  I now only take a anti-acid occasionally when I eat or drink something that gives me an acid stomach.   Learning what foods cause me a problem, what time of day  is better for me to eat certain things and learning to follow a healthy diet have all helped me.  Developing a healthy diet over the years has also been a big help.

In my experience the number one problem is eating too much, especially at the wrong time.  When we eat too much and go to bed or simply lie down it makes it easy for the food and the accompanying acid to be pushed back into the esophagus and up into the throat and mouth.  In my experience it is best to eat a large meal two to three hours before planned bed time and even earlier if eating particularly troublesome foods.  The second problem is determining what time of day you can best eat foods that you like that could cause you a problem.  There are foods that I can safely eat during the day that would cause me problems if eaten in the evening. Also there are foods that when eaten in moderate amounts cause me no problem but do when eaten in excess.  In my next post I will give you a list of foods that commonly cause trouble, some may cause us trouble, some may not.  Our job is to determine which of these cause us problems personally but you probably can think about it and will already be aware of at least some of them.  You may even have a problem with something that is not on the list, we are all different and our bodies reach differently to different foods than maybe someone else would.  Eating a healthy diet and controlling how much we eat at each meal can go a long way to help us deal with Acid Reflux.

Living healthy is knowing our bodies and how they react to the food we eat.  How we feel after we eat tells us if the food is good for us.  If we eat too much of something that normally makes us feel good, we may not feel good. If we have heartburn, if we are bloated, gassy, feeling sluggish our body is telling us something: we need to listen or there will be health consequences.  A healthy diet is a diet that works for us, that supplies our particular body’s needs.

In my next post I will give you more of what I have learned about Acid Reflux and how a healthy diet can help you eliminate it or if not, live with it.  Don’t despair, there is hope.  There is a book on Amazon called  Dropping Acid : The Reflux Diet Cookbook & Cure that you might benefit from.  Even if it doesn’t cure you; it should help.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

I am an Amazon Associate and may get a few cents from them if you use the link to them to buy anything. This helps me to keep this blog going and I appreciate it.

 

Everything Has a Purpose

Right now in the beginning of spring I am so impatient sometimes to get things in may garden and to get them growing.  There is a problem it seems, every time the dirt gets about dry enough to plant it rains again or it turns cold again or both.  In my heart of hearts I know that it is this way for a reason; whether I can decipher the reason or not.  We humans though, think that we are in charge or at least that we should be; for after all we are the center of the universe, aren’t we not?  How many times do we have plans for our day off and the weather changes; like going to the beach and then it rains or worse turns cold.  Most of us really have little tolerance for things that do not go our way.  We all know that we are not really the center of the universe and that we are not owed a life free of interruptions but when it happens we still get upset.

Like my early example; when you plant a garden too early it may be killed by a late frost or at the very least it will not grow properly until the temperature reaches a certain point.  If it doesn’t rain regularly then later in the season there may not be enough moisture to keep your plants alive.  Even though we want to control things; they happen for a reason, and are governed by natural laws.  Even if we were to some how be able to override these laws and have our way; it would come back an bite us in the rear.  Just because you want it to; you can not make a ball fall upward, gravity works the absolute same way absolutely every time.

We already know that things are not going to go the way we want them to every time; so why not just accept it and be okay with it.  The day you wanted to go to the beach may instead be a trip to the library and you meet your soul mate.  The day you were to go to the outdoor concert; you call a friend and meet then for coffee and find out they know someone who is needing to hire someone with your exact skills.

So lighten up and be grateful for the life you have and look for ways to use  the surprises of life to find new and better opportunities.  Just because it didn’t go our way doesn’t mean it is not good for us.  We don’t always know what is best for us.  That person you were head over heels in love with when you were seventeen might have made your life a living hell or maybe they did.  Some loses are for the good; it is just hard to see it at the time.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

Can’t Let Go

Hopefully the frost here last night was the last frost for this season.  I know this happens every year but it seems like winter just has a hard time letting go.  I actually saw some frost on the edge of the mulch I put around my newly set blueberry bushes.  I will admit that there wasn’t much; nor would I have even expected that much at 40 degrees.   It could have warmed up some before I arose though; my feet didn’t hit the floor until about 7:15.  I have several tomatoes and some peppers out but I had them covered with some nursery pots, no apparent damage, nor did I expect any.

We like old man winter ( or is it old lady winter ) are prone to hold onto things when we would be better served to just let them go. How many times have we held onto past hurts, slights, bruised feelings, or emotions  that hold us back from enjoying the present. When we don’t just forgive and forget about it; who are we hurting? Certainly not the one who hurt us.  They have already forgot about it, or they may not even know that what they said or did hurt you.

When I say forgive and forget about it; I mean forgive yourself, them or both, and let it go.  If it is bothering you; it is in the past and you are in the present, you can’t go back and change it, nor can you change it from here.  Today, the present is the only time you can control and you are the only person you have any hope of changing and that is sometimes hard to do.

Nine times out of ten the person who hurt you did not intend to; nor even in a lot of cases even realize that they did.  They said something and you heard something entirely different; what they meant was not what you thought they meant. The next time someone does or says something that hurts your feelings; if they are important to you and you want them in your life, ask them if that was what they meant.  I will bet that you will be surprised in how many times you misread their intentions.  By simply clarifying, you prevent the misunderstanding before it happens.

Now go out there and be happy.  Have great relationships, be kind and loving to all.

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson

 

Renewal

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Taken in my front yard, morning after the storm.

Sometimes when something is happening that we do not want to happen; it seems like things will never be right again and sometimes that is true.  Some things do lead to permanent loss and permanent change.  When someone dear to us dies, that is permanent, nothing will ever bring them back.  Unlike the previous example; most change, even if permanent, does not have that kind of impact but it gives us a chance to move on.  That is good; when we are forced to move on, it gets us out of our comfort zone and allows us a chance to learn new things and to bloom.  Like a plant, sometimes we feel rooted to one spot and only by being moved by change can we reach our potential.  When we have to change there is an equal chance that the change will be an improvement and if we can see the positive in everything and be open to what is to come, the odds get much better.

Last night I was sitting here watching TV when this very unexpected electrical storm descended upon me, the lightening was flashing and the thunder rolling.  After a couple of minutes the lights flickered a few times and were gone.  The power was only out a couple of minutes but I had to wait ten to fifteen minutes for my Directv to reboot.  While that was happening I went out on my front porch to check on things and it hadn’t even rained.  It did rain right after that and managed almost a half inch but the rain was not the main event.  The main thing was the sudden and possibly damaging electrical storm, was I really concerned, no and if I had been aware that it was coming, would probably have not given it much thought.

Like spring after winter; the time after a storm seems like renewal.  Many times after something we think is bad has happened in our lives; it turns out to be a renewal too. The saying ” when a door closes, another will be opened ” is saying that life is continually renewed; whether we think we want it or not.  When things change we probably will not be able to go back; so we have to be open to the possibilities the change has presented to us and use the change to our own best interest.  We all know from experience that many things we initially think are devastating tend to work out over time.  What looks like gloom now may and probably will lead to an opportunity down the road.  We just have to be open to see it.  So the next time something like this happens in your life, don’t panic, give yourself some time to work it out and see how you can turn it into an opportunity rather than settle for what is initially seen as a tragedy.

I must admit that I don’t like change much unless I am in control of it but it is going to happen anyway so let’s go with the flow and use it to our advantage.  Besides, life would get very boring without it.

To Change!  Toast!

Thanks for visiting, you are always welcome here. May you and yours have a healthy and happy day.       David Johnson