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Colonel Sanders

Published October 11, 2019 by tindertender

At age 5 his father died.

At age 16 he quit school.

At age 17 he had already lost four jobs.

At age 18 he got married.

Between ages 18 and 22, he was a railroad conductor and failed.

He joined the army and washed out there.

He applied for law school, he was rejected.

He became an insurance sales man and failed again.

At age 19 he became a father.

At age 20 his wife left him and took their baby daughter.

He became a cook and dishwasher in a small cafe.

He failed in an attempt to kidnap his own daughter, and eventually he convinced his wife to return home.

At age 65 he retired.

On the 1st day of retirement he received a check from the Government for $105.

He felt that the Government was saying that he couldn’t provide for himself.

He decided to commit suicide, life wasn’t worth living anymore; he had failed so much.

He sat under a tree writing his will, but instead, he wrote what he would have accomplished with his life. He realized there was much more that he hadn’t yet done. There was one thing he could do better than anyone he knew. And that was how to cook.

So he borrowed $87 against his check and bought and fried up some chicken using his recipe, and went door to door to sell them to his neighbors in Kentucky.

Remember, at age 65 he was ready to commit suicide.

But at age 88 Colonel Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) Empire was a billionaire.

Moral of the story: It’s never too late to start all over.

MOST IMPORTANLY, IT’S ALL ABOUT YOUR ATTITUDE. NEVER GIVE UP NO MATTER HOW HARD IT GETS.

You have what it takes to be successful. Go for it and make a difference.

Cherry Picked, Embellished Narrative

Published October 9, 2019 by tindertender

Difficult to let people slander us when we know some of the others will believe the twisted telling of a cherry picked story. Knowing that relationship we’ve nurtured can be torn asunder by a vindictive and hurtful person. And being willing to let it ALL go. To save the soul from being shredded by this harmful talk and story weaving.

Let us hope the days of people forming opinions based on here say and cherry picked bits of information are over, and that adults are capable and willing to form their own opinions based on actual experiences.

Beautiful Day, Beautiful Life

Published October 3, 2019 by tindertender

A coworker said to me today, “You’re always so happy.” I smiled and replied, “It is a choice I make, every morning, and a continuous, conscious effort throughout the day.”

In no way am I saying this is easy, however it IS getting easier. In the rare occasions I come up against someone in authority (or anyone for that matter) having a bad moment, I have learned that I must take advantage of these moments, and teach myself to roll with it, and let it go.

Feelings … it is good to be soft, and it is good to be firm … be firm in your softness.

Isn’t it cool that we are everything, simultaneously? When you think of time collapsing, and visualize yourself as a young playful child, and an abused child, and a happy, seeing wonder in everything teen, to a loving adult who may later have trust betrayed, to a single woman (or man), finding their self and loving their self again as an older version of that loving, wonderment of a teen.

Pancake, feeling it all in a mixed up soup of a life … mind blowing, and cause for extreme gratefulness.

Strength comes from trials, and to know love prevails through it all is an awesome reality!

I have been abused, loved, and taken advantage of … and I have given these things to others as well. WE share ALL experiences … in one fashion, to a greater or lesser degree, even while denial may say it isn’t true.

When we finally see our self in each other ~ pain, love, compassion, and desire to be more joyful, or talented or whatever, sharing similar experiences, with varying responses ~ life becomes magical, a true, stunning experience.

I once stapled the end of my finger off. The doctor picked out the bone chips and sewed it back on, right through the nail. As it healed I would stare at it in amazement. It actually grew back together! I now retain most feeling in that fingertip also.

The mind, when it is completely scrambled by a traumatic event or events, and perhaps there is a thought that no thing will ever be learned again, and love will never come again because of the damage … when things start to progress, and skills are learned, a surprise happens, an understanding that the human mind, body, and spirit really can overcome very much, and still return to love and health.

Certainly, some of these understandings can take years to form, and the pain, fear, doubt, and many other emotions will appear to win the tug-of-war. Yet we are resilient … and by practicing patience, knowing Creator often does things in a time line that does not always seem fair, or appropriate (to us), always turns out to be just perfect.

Learning patience is one of the most difficult lessons. Controlling anxiety and frustrations while practicing patience nearly impossible … but it IS possible, and the more it is practiced, the easier it becomes.

Life is a dance, and we are our own partner. When we learn to dance and smile and laugh and experience joy through it all, gaining a clearer understanding through previous trials, then we can share the dance with others more heartedly, and be more grateful for it.

Now And Again

Published October 1, 2019 by tindertender

I am so grateful I do not stay upset for long. Now if I can only refrain from sharing the fact I am upset before it eases. My goal is to not involve anyone else in these things, at least until I am calm.

One scenario after the other …

I once wanted to learn to play piano, however that was not possible at the time. I do not know any instruments besides the drum and rattles and such, and then it’s just play. No, for me my only true instrument is my vocal chords, and I am grateful for this instrument.

I’ve gotten back into singing love songs. I LOVE love songs! It is amazing how many of them I know all the words to! I asked myself earlier, “How Old am I?” Because it amazes me how many I really do know.

Of course, it takes it playing for the words to come spilling out my brain and mouth. HA! I never said instant recall without some lead in was a skill of mine.

I discovered some things are stationary. At first I got a brain cramp about it, then I decided it is okay, I’ll revamp around it, and all will be good and right in the world.

I often balk when someone gives advice. Perhaps I should try to be a better listener, instead of barging full steam ahead all riled up. More information, another mind thinking on subject, can never hurt a situation. It is a habit born from a life of standing alone for the most part.

I am hoping this will all shift soon.

If it does not (and I believe it will) I will simply find the good in delay and prepare for the time of alignment.

Until then … LOVE songs it is.

And candlelight …

Choose Happy

Published September 30, 2019 by tindertender

One of life’s most elusive lessons, saved for only the wise and peculiar, is that there’s nothing, ever, to be unhappy about.

Unless, of course, you lose sight of the big picture, think the illusions are real, or forget there’s no such place as far away.

Whoot,

~ The Universe

https://www.tut.com/

Top 10 ways people give away their power

Published September 26, 2019 by tindertender

Please help spread the word.

  1. Choosing to be unhappy.
  2. Fear of anything, especially falling in love.
  3. Believing that karma or spiritual contracts are absolute.
  4. Waiting for their ducks to line up before acting.
  5. Believing in soul mates.
  6. Attaching to unimportant details and outcomes.
  7. Thinking they have dues to pay.
  8. Worrying about HOW their dream will come true.
  9. Thinking God decides who gets what.
  10. Asking others what they should do.

Understand the truth, little bird, and you will soar. 

Caw-caw, 

~ The Universe

https://www.tut.com/

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