Friday, June 28, 2019

Family & Friends

Family is Family & Friends are Friends, Choose Wisely.

You can't choose your family.
More importantly, you can choose who you are around.

Evaluate who your family & friends are.  Are they a negative influence?

Evaluate where you meet them.  Do they expect to hang out at bars?

Evaluate when (time of day) you meet.  Do your friends ask to hang out until 2am on a work night?

Make some simple rules to live by.

Go to bed by 11pm from work the next day.
Workout 3-4 times a week.
Walk every day.
Eat healthy food.
Drink water.


Saturday, June 22, 2019

I Am Who I Am

I am who I am.  You are who you are.  
Yes, you can be more than one thing. 
Take a look at what makes you happy.
Then look at a positive way to do what you love.
Use the internet for ideas.
I know a guy from my math class, he was always doodling.  We asked him what kind of job he was trying to get.  He said he was going to a school teacher.   We asked Art Teacher.  He said NO, Math. He did not know he could use his skill of drawing as an illustrator. 

Be the Best version of you!


Friday, June 21, 2019


In a very dark time in my life, I was very depressed.  It was a time in my life where I just could not get out of my way.  It seemed like my depression was causing a lot of problems in my life.  The more I was depressed, the more problems I had.  The more problems it had, the more depressed I was.  It was a never-ending cycle.

God gave me 3 words to help me get out of the bad thinking.

  Get up and move.  Stop waiting for something positive to happen.

  After you start moving, Stop going in circles.  Stop looking back and saying IF ONLY.  You can not change the past, but you can change the future.  Look forward.  Make decisions to make your life go forward.

  After you are moving and you are making forward progress one decision at a time.  Then you can see the small positive decisions of the morning can change the outcome of the day.  Not all decisions are positive vs negative but ok vs good vs better.  Make the conscious decision to make the most positive decision you can make.  Even when you do not feel like you deserve it.  Ask what is the best thing to do in God's eyes. 

A choice between a black outfit and a green outfit.  There are no right or wrong.  But there is a meeting after lunch, the black outfit is better for the meeting.

Do not over think the decisions.  Remember The KISS Rule:  Keep It Simple Sweetie.


Thursday, June 20, 2019


Yesterday has happened.
It cannot be changed.
It is what it is.

Tomorrow has not happened.
It can be changed.
It will be what it will be.

Today is not Yesterday.
Today is not Tomorrow.
Today is NOW.
Use your Todays to Prepare for Your Tomorrows.

Stop looking at Yesterday and Forgive Yourself.
Stop looking to Tomorrow and Only If I could.

Today is An Opportunity and Smile, Take It and Run.
An Opportunity to Change Your Now.


Forgive Yesterday, Live Today, Prepare for Tomorrow, 

Monday, June 17, 2019


I was working and YOUTUBE was playing jazz music in the background.
An advertisement comes on and the only part I heard was read every day and become an expert.

In the '80s and '90s, a lot of businesses were asking their employees to read.  Westinghouse would give a book a month to the employees.  This is some information I remember.  

Read every book you can.  Pick books of value.  Read your way into a promotion.

The top 1% of wealthy people, read every day.

If you read every day for 1 hour for one year in the field of study/work, you will be in the top 10%.

If you read every day for 1 hour for three years in the field of study, you will be an expert.

If you read every day for 1 hour for five years in the field of study, you will be a national expert.

If you read every day for 1 hour for seven years in the field of study, you will be a world expert.

Every office has those procedural manuals.
Check them out, read them page by page 10 minutes at a time.
Take notes and reread the notes.
Within a year you will be valuable to the company.

If you want to change careers, start reading now.
Reading becomes knowledge, knowledge opens doors of opportunities.

Change your life one book at a time.
Improve your life one book at a time.


Wednesday, June 12, 2019


As I was out walking, Mrs.A said she read my Blog on Positive Assignment.

She said she decided she would try to "Just Be Nicer to People."

This was her day:
1.  At work, she opened the door for someone.  As she looked back she noticed others were holding the door for others. She had never noticed that before.

2. At lunch, a girl was sitting by herself.  She asked if she could sit with her.  She said I made a new friend.

3. She had picked up her food to go.  She saw a teenager was counting out coins for his food.  She gave the cashier $5 and walked away before the kid saw who she was.  He was so happy.

She told me today was so much fun that she can't wait until tomorrow.  She said in blessing other, she received a blessing also.  Blessing multiply.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019


I was asked a few weeks ago What can I Do to #LiveThePositiveLife?

This is my suggestion.  Stop thinking about yourself.

As you go about your life ...  Be aware of the people around you.
Look around and Do Something for Someone Else, whether you know them or not.

Place a can of Veggies in the food bank box at the grocery store.
Drop your change in a charity box at the cashier.

Be Wise about how you help people.
Good has a way of multiplying. 
Caring always wins.


Sunday, June 9, 2019

A Personal Story: Mr. J

Mr. J was born and raised in Chicago almost a hundred years ago.
Then can the day when he served his country.  He served as a privilege.
He said World War II and Germany was HELL for both sides.
He does not talk much about those days.

He does not have a house, but he has a van for a home.
He doesn't smoke, doesn't drink, and doesn't do drugs.
He makes time to read and study His Bible.
So every time I see him, we talk about the Bible.
He has said several times, We are in the last days for America and for this world.

Sometimes I wish I was more like him with his love for Christ and his boldness.
Many years ago, when he became a Christian, he was afraid to tell people about Christ.
He told me with age come perspective.  What can they do to me, I am almost 100.
After the war and after what I have seen,  the world needs God.   



#Advise from a gentleman 90+ years young.


First: Make sure you DOT all your I and CROSS all your T. 
Second: Spelling does not count.  
Third: Remove as many I and T as you can so YOU can LIVE.
Fourth: Don't spend so much time planning that YOU forget to LIVE. 


Monday, June 3, 2019

The Personal Story: Mrs. C

As a young girl, she lived in Czechoslovakia.  Her mother was from Czechoslovakia and her dad was from Germany.  Then there was a War, her dad had to go and fight.  He was killed in the war.  When the war was over and Germany lost,  her family had to move, move to Germany.  Czechoslovakia did not want her family in their country anymore because they were part German. She said their life was very hard.

When she was around 18, she meets an American Soldier. They fell in love.  He did get her to the US and they soon married. For many years they were happy.  Then he passed.

Her Social Security is minimal.  The Rent and Utilities are so much, she can't pay so she lives in her car.  She works at a Soup Kitchen and Food Pantry for extra food.  She buys books to read and does the daily crossword puzzles.  Even thou she is on the streets living in her car, she is a very nice, clean, and neat person.
I saw her Sunday morning and offered to get her some food, she said I have food thank you.  

Mrs. C ... I did not plan to be by myself, but here I am.  I did not plan to live in my car, but here I am.  I am doing the best I can with what I have.  What I went thru as a child has prepared for today as she smiles.  



Attitude is Everything

How many times you have watched a movie and said ... she does not need to be with him ... oh he is not right for her ... that is the woman for him ... now that is the perfect pair ..,  that couple has it all, why do they have to brag? 

We are talking about Attitude.

As we live our lives before people, think twice before we do or say something. Be what you want people to remember you with that attitude.  Give everyone a Positive Attitude to remember.




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