BE

I decided some time ago to just BE. Most of my life I hurried around always on some mission to get something done, twirling through life on tippy toes and not stopping to just BE.
Going to Church is a just BE moment. If you sit quietly and look at the fabulous stained glass windows, maybe God will wink at you! I like to think HE is glad I am there and I don’t need to hear every word. I zone….I just BE. It is my Zen time, my meditation, even the colors look different.

I just Be when I take my walks too. I take the time to listen to the birds, gaze at the mountains and smell the fresh cut grass. I admire the many magnificent flowers, sometimes I even smell them! All nature is beautiful, I make an effort to take it in.
I always talk to God on my walks. I ask him questions, he answers in mysterious ways. I play games like, God, if you want me to do something different with my life…point it out, show me. I want to do the right things, help me accomplish that. Give me Wisdom and let me shine!

You know that little light that shines in us? We all have one, it is the Holy Spirit. I want my light to shine brightly. I don’t want to be in a hurry, why should I be? I worked for forty four years…can’t I just BE now? I promise to evolve, I promise to pay attention and I promise to be a teensy bit better everyday. If we are our thoughts, let me have good ones.

I’m done with the News! I want to be informed so I will tape my favourite programs and watch the good commentators on each one…I promise to watch the programs I don’t always agree with too. Then, I will turn it off. I have come to the conclusion they have to be on for 24/7 and half of it they make up!

I pray for the country to get strong good moral leaders even if we don’t deserve them. Lately we don’t. I also pray for the leaders we have to get a good dose of Wisdom. I have only one vote, I can’t change Washington but I can be a “little light” and change what I can here and now. The one thing I can easily do is BE kind. Every grandparent should make it their mission to teach their grandchildren to BE kind. Let their parent’s worry about their grades and their electronics, teach them to be kind and give them a gift that will hold them in high esteem every day for the rest of their lives.

For years I have worn a little gold bee with golden citrines and black onex. It is my trademark piece and for years I wore it as a “Queen Bee”. Now I look at her and think how she has taught me to just BE. Yes, she has changed too. I can be kind and I can BE and that is my goal.

Just BE, it isn’t easy but I’m getting the hang of it!

Urban Terrorists…

They were children once. They had parents. They had opportunity to make something of themselves and choice. They made the wrong ones. I wonder how many of them were loved? I wonder how many of them were taught to respect others and love themselves? NONE.

Why do they kill at random? What sickness drives any human to do such horrible things and how can we fix it?
GUN advocates say “more guns” especially in Government buildings, banks, malls, concert halls, entertainment venues…shall I go on because the answer is everywhere. Gun control won’t work, CRIMINALS WILL NEVER GIVE UP THEIR GUNS, however I do believe we could do more to register both ammunition and guns and keep them out of the hands of the mentally ill and any felon.

Remember “use a gun, go to prison?” Well let’s change that to “use a gun and go to prison forever, kill someone and die.” Mental illness is getting a bad rap, Urban Terrorists are not mentally ill, they are evil and they knowingly plan violence and murder.
I love this country and I love living in California. Maybe for a while we must be a police state, I don’t know but I do know what is going on is awful and must stop.

Punishment must fit the crime. I’ll bet my next dessert these guys in San Bernardino will have criminal records and friends and family who knew they were going to do something like this. Arrest them all, they are accomplices, we have more attorney’s than enough in this country, damn it, it is time to rid ourselves of these mongrels for good. Don’t tell me the death penalty is not a deterrent…it sure as hell deters the guy who gets it.

This is costing the Country billions and never mind the monetary, what about the families who suffer forever over such an incident? Forever. We need to get angry! It is time for change, no more Mr Nice Guy, if you do this type of activity and shoot your fellow citizens…you die and you die quickly…like next Tuesday!

The prison system is a big game of arrest and recycle. Save the ones who can be saved and the rest go away…permanently. Enough is enough, bad people understand power, we must take the power from them….they are all basically cowards and they will suffer those last minutes…I don’t want them in the gene pool, I don’t want to feed them, house them and educate them…they gave up those privileges when they pulled the trigger.

Don’t pray for them, pray the country wakes up and does something about this violence…the time is NOW.

Being a Kid……..even forever maybe

When I was a child we didn’t have all the electronics and fun games kids have today. We are never going back, but I think it is time to concentrate on the “little things” that make life grand, maybe only once a month but do it.

Disneyland, Sea World, game parks have absolutely nothing on walking in the park with grandchildren and letting them “discover” nature like we did. Picking leaves from trees and identifying them, watching a bird build it’s nest, following ants on the ground making ant hills, listening to the birds and just plain looking at the sky and “seeing God in all things.”

You don’t need pockets of money to entertain them, grandparents have a special place in their lives and it doesn’t have to be the same things their parents provide or daily television shows they shouldn’t watch. Sit with them and watch a documentary on their country and how far we have come. Let them learn and not just do! Tell them about their ancestors, trust me on this, they love to know about themselves and how they came about. Be a storyteller…it never gets old.

Life isn’t just activity toward an end, it is enjoying every minute and knowing how.

How many children today really know how lucky they are…I mean really know. They think “things” will make them happy because that’s what they see, but when you open up the world’s possibilities to them that are right before their eyes and they actually learn to appreciate…they have it all. Teach them what I call dynamite phrases like…”you are a little cup of GOD” or “God watches us, let’s make him happy today”. “That little light inside of you shines when you are good…I can see it shine!”

Imagine your child coming to you with real wonder in his eyes because he saw a falcon or a small woodland creature like a fox. This is an uncommon occurrence and a privilege you can give them by simply sharing nature walks. And, in California they are everywhere and all around us. We live in a huge nature reserve, no matter where you are there are mountains, canyons, meadows and the incredible ocean and all moments from us all. Block out the traffic and the television noise and get out there and share it with your grandchildren. The toys and clothes we buy for them are soon forgotten, but the memories we make for and with them are forever.

The Mysterious Illuminate

There are simply millions of conspiracy theories out there to entertain us and one of the most fascinating is about “The Illuminate”. Recently I started getting letters from “The Secret Society” telling me I have been CHOSEN to be a member. I was recommended by a very important, successful person (no name given). They don’t want money, they want my intellect. I don’t know what was read or where they got the idea I would be a good member but I find it interesting and would be more interested if I knew who “recommended me”. Or was I recommended at all…is it fate or does everyone eventually get asked the long list of questions they wanted answered?

Maybe somebody read one of my books or my Blog, I like it.

I was curious to know more so I did some investigation. Some of the claims are astounding! One of the comments was supposedly from Donald Trump who said he would like to ask Oprah to be his running mate because she was a member and she got Obama elected!

My mission is now clear, I must find out if Oprah is a member. I have watched this woman for years and I love her, she is a positive force for good, this I know because I don’t care what people say but I do care what people do.

After my diagnosis on the subject, I came to this conclusion all by myself! If it is true the Illuminate make people outrageously wealthy then they have GOD’s help and if GOD is involved, maybe just maybe, he gives some people enormous wealth to see what they will do with it!

So, Oprah and Angelina Jolie (supposed to be a member) give fortunes away, they help others in ways the average person could never do…so is it a good thing? You decide, I say anyone who helps others, this is good!

We are all on a journey and I stopped closing doors years ago…I want to know all about everything! So enlighten me knowing you can and will never shake my faith as a Christian but I am all eyes and ears!

Teen Nudity in the news!

Punish them, but don’t hurt them for the rest of their lives. This is a wake up call for all parents to pay attention to what kids are doing with their phones and their TIME! My heart goes out to the many shocked parents, some crying and demanding to see the photos because they couldn’t believe their child would do such a thing.

Kids do things without thinking and rarely ponder the outcome. It would have been interesting to be privy to some of the conversations with parents. Some parents will take charge and put their kid in private school. Some will think it’s cute and that is where the problem lies.

In our culture of selfies; everybody wants their moment of fame. This is not the way to get it!
I can’t imagine my kid doing such a thing not even on a dare! I am sure I don’t need to know all his peccadillos but I can guarantee he was smart enough not to record them!

Children who are taught respect for themselves and others know this is stupid and wrong. It isn’t funny and it isn’t cute. I’d like to see the kids who were involved. Bet there weren’t many who have two parents or attend church or synagogue…. if any.
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This country is on a moral downhill spiral and the only way to fix it is to return to firm principals and consequence for actions. NO EXCUSES. I am sure most of these kids would not want their relatives gawking at them in the nude, but I could be wrong.

We are supposed to be the children of the 60’s, the wild kids. I was a popular teen and I don’t remember anything like this at my California high school. I loved my parents, I would have never shamed them.

I can’t think of a better time to bring up SCHOOL CHOICE, shouldn’t they be going to school to learn and study? Do these kids really think they will be able to compete in the workplace with this mindset? USA is way down the list in education…it’s time to do something about it.

These little brats should have to do one year of community service…they might learn something valuable.

Grandmothers Wisdom!

I recently saw a survey by our government on children with sleep deprivation. I was curious, why do we need to spend money on this nonsense? it creates a nothing job for a nobody! Scientists in clinical studies came to the conclusion, children need a minimum of eight hours sleep every night to get good grades and have better moods.

Alright, I will agree, but how do we accomplish this? With parenting, not guilt that the little darlings don’t see enough of you. What they don’t see is enough of the inside of their eyelids.

The article also said the parents have better relationships when the children go to bed by eight o’clock every night. This gives them a chance to be alone! Wow, this is news. It can create better relationships and of course the result will be happier children.

Alright, I totally agree. Now, I ask you this, did we need to spend taxpayer money to find this out? Did we need a study? Let me tell you what should have been done.

They should have asked a grandmother, almost any grandmother. It might be fun to ask them about the kids diet too. When I was little, we got potato chips on Saturday night and half a coke. We stayed up until 9:00 and we got up and went to Mass. We had a Hershey bar maybe once a month and my family were not poor!

Before bed, my mother gave the three of us a small bowl of cereal with a little milk. (I was four years older so my job was to read to my siblings for 30 minutes) and they loved it. Voila! The milk made us sleep and we got up ready to go. My mother didn’t need a study, we went to bed at eight o’clock and we got up at 7:00, ate our breakfast and went to school for 8:00. We were happy, healthy children and our parents had a happy health relationship.

So, next time, just ask the grandmother. She has the right stuff.