In the United States we celebrate Memorial Day, honoring all of those that have died in any war while serving our country. It is the ultimate sacrifice for country and it is deserving of our respect and thanks.
To all those that have died during a war – I pray and salute you for your service and sacrifice and offer prayers and thankfulness to your families.
Moreover, all that have died while serving our country whether it is called a war or not – you deserve the honor and respect given this day!
But their is more to honor on this day than those who died during war. There are those that lived through the horrors of war and have died in other ways. We are talking about the death of innocence, death of spirit and death of faith in God and fellow man.
The horrors of war are (continue reading…)
What IF???? What IF we could make a difference… What If we worked harder at getting along and taking responsibility and less about placing blame and finding fault?! What would the end result be? Could we make a difference? Could we effect our own life?
If you can keep your mind about you when all around are losing theirs…(See “IF” by Rudyard Kipling)
I want to discuss the Power of IF and how it relates. IF I had my way, IF they would just listen, if, if, if… Sounds negative doesn’t it. But what IF it isn’t. What IF we all began to work together, what IF we decided greed was not the answer, and what if we all dreamed and worked to fulfill our dreams. Putting personal gain at an others expense aside? Then what…
Life would get better quicker for all of us. IF is a powerful term – it represents hope and faith – but it also represents the desire to achieve. But it takes work – IF requires, no demands, that I take action. If i did nothing then nothing would happen – but IF I decided to work just a little harder, then a little something might come my way.
If you sit around and wait for something to happen then something may or may not happen. We are required to go out and get what we want – no one will do it for you and I. We are to put our life together and achieve IF we want to be successful. But how we do measure success. IF I measure by someone elses standards then I will always be chasing someones else’s dreams. I am to set my own standards and be sure that they adhere to proper codes of conduct.
You and I are fortunate – IF you have a computer or can read this post – then we are further ahead than a great many of the population in the world. There is still a lot of poverty and illiteracy in the world. But we can make a difference.
That is what IF is all about…Making a D IF FERENCE…. and we can by doing these simple things:
- Think more of others;
- Think of self less;
- Have Faith in something greater than yourself;
- Believe in God;
- Believe in self;
- Act with dignity;
- Respect others;
- Do not judge
IF you follow these simple guidelines, then you will have a more fulfilling life!
Not because you have done for yourself, but because you have become other centered and think not less of self but of self less! This is a manner of living in which I choose to live but struggle daily. But it will still make a difference in the world – in fact, you and I will begin to make a difference and the word will begin to change.
And IF I do not give up and continue to pursue my dreams and goals – just maybe – I will become the man that I am supposed to be and the person that God made me to be. IF I just do my best and do not take things personal and use my words wisely and to heal and not to kill, then maybe, just maybe – I will understand the POWER of IF!
Take care, God Bless and Cool Runnings, Mon! – Michael