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Life’s Traffic Lights

There are times in life where we will have to make stops, slow down, or continue to move on. No matter what, as we live our lives, choices based on the colors of these lights will have to be made.

Another red light has come for this blog, and I want to thank everyone who joined me by reading, commenting, or liking what was written. I greatly appreciate it. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you so much.

Just a few quotes before I go.

“Your view of life will determine your view of God. Your view of God will determine your view of life.” Pastor Tony Evans

“Better to write for yourself and have no public than write for the public and have no self.” Cyril Vernin Connolly

Make Grammar like a second language. (lesson learned)

“You shall judge of a man by his foes as well as by his friends.” from Lord Jim by Joseph Conrad

“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The simple believes every word, but the prudent man looks well to his going.” Proverbs 14 vs 15

“Let us learn to show our friendship for a man when he is alive and not after he is dead.” from The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald

And remember life is more than learning, enjoy it as well. ๐Ÿ™‚

Attitude – Read Between The Lines

The price of some friendships.

Trust’s Betrayer

the pins

[My photo]

“Better a thousand enemies outside the house than one inside.” Arabic proverb

“Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.” Psalm 41 vs 9

“God grant me the serenity to accept the things I can change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.” Reinhold Niebuhr ๐Ÿ™‚

Be My Escape

Where do you go when you need to get away from an overwhelming situation?

What do you turn to when you need a time out, a break from something that is zapping your energy and happiness?

Are drugs, alcohol, overeating and sexย  just a few of the negative things that some people turn to when they are trying to “escape”?

Are family, friends, God, a new or old hobbyย  just some of the positive things that others turn to when they are trying to “escape”?

I am a collector of quotes. I write down those that I find interesting. I saw this one: “Maybe this world is another planet’s hell.” Aldous Huxley

Couple that with an article I read about a mother who did something illegal in order for her child to escape the poverty that they were living in and you will have the reasons behind this post.

Some are hurting, others were hurt by whatever circumstances that they faced. Some in order to escape, created a deeper “hell” than the ones that they were trying to get away from. Others sank deeper not knowing how to get away. Others got away.

What about you? Who or what do you turn to when you need a moment?

“My life is an open book, but don’t expect me to read it to you.” David Hyde Pearce ๐Ÿ™‚

Your life . . .

is worth how much to

yourself,

family,

friends

and

God?

And now this :-

From a father, Joshua Wooden, to a son, John Wooden, upon his graduation from Grammar School.

Be True To Yourself

Make Each Day Your Masterpiece

Help Others

Drink Deeply From Good Books, Especially The Bible

Make Friendship A Fine Art

Build A Shelter Against A Rainy Day

Pray For Guidance and Give Thanks For Your Blessings Every Day. ๐Ÿ™‚

Facts vs Truth

Girl A promotes abstinence but loses her virginity. Girl B, who does not like her, spreads that piece of information. That was a fact, but girl B also knows another piece of info. Girl A was raped, thus the reason for not being a virgin anymore.

Boy A likes to borrow money from people. Boy B, who is his friend, tells another person this who asks him about it. He acknowledges that it is a fact. The person decides not to lend Boy A the money. Boy B knows that Boy A always pays the money back, but he withholds this piece of info.

Two sets of facts, and two sets of truths. Sometimes some people have and know the facts, but not the truth. When this important element of a story is hidden, skewed, played down, agendas, lies, propaganda, intents and/or whatever you want to label it, is promoted.

We get it from governments, the news, have you seen some of the headlines, various entertainment outlets, family, friends, lovers, enemies, religious figures, the authorities, and yes, perhaps you and me. We have to make the conscience effort to have and know the facts, and then, not to retain the truth, should not we?

But what if there is a really, really good reason, not excuse, for wanting to keep the truth? Is there ever a good time to do so?

Ah :)

Elvis has left the building, and I’m following his Cadillac. ๐Ÿ™‚ So until then, this is the end my friends, for a few . . . Taking a MUCH NEEDED AND MUCH DESERVEDย  BREAK. Yippee!!!!So until after then:-

“Things turn out the best for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” Art Linkletter

“A loving God never stops being who he is, even during our bad times.”

‘The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.” Norman Vincent Peale

“Happiness is in the taste, not the things.” La Rochefoucauld

“The poorest person is he whose only wealth is money.” Our Daily Bread

“Truth is not only violated by falsehood; it may be equally outraged by silence.” Henri Frederic Amiel

“Anyone can give away something expensive, but only those who understand sacrifice can give away something valuable.”

“If passion drives you, let reason hold the reins.” Benjamin Franklin

“Wishing to be friends is quick, but friendship is a slowly ripening fruit.”

“The entire object of true education is to make people not merely do the right things, but enjoy the right things.” John Ruskin

“In light of eternity, what one believes is far more important than what one achieves.” Our Daily Bread

“That it will never come again is what makes life so sweet.” Emily Dickinson

“Sometimes one is guided by what they say of themselves, and very frequently by what other people say of them, without giving oneself time to deliberate and judge.” Elinor from Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen

“The truthย  is incontrovertible, malice may attack it, ignorance may deride it, but in the end, there it is.” Winston Churchill

“Some people never reach later because they’re stuck in the now.”

“For the obedient follower of Christ, care of the conscience is an important way of maintaining a moral compass despite moral imperfection.” Our Daily Bread

“Never allow someone to be your priority while allowing yourself to be their option.”

“To wish you were someone else is to be waste the person you are.”

“We are products of our past, but never its prisoners.” Drew C. Bowling.

“A great man is one who has not lost his child’s heart.” Menicus

“We often confuse unconditional love with unconditional approval. God loves us without conditions, but does not approve of every human behavior. God doesn’t approve of betrayal, violence, hatred, suspicion, and all other expressions of evil, because they all contradict the love God wants to instill in the human heart.” Henri Nouwen

“Love . . ., what is it?”

Everyone enjoy and have a great, fantastic, beautiful, summer. ๐Ÿ™‚