You Can’t Give What You Don’t Have!

There are so many cute and inspirational sayings out there.  Too many and some I can see right though now that I am much older and  more experienced in life.

It has been said “When life hands you lemons, make lemonade.” That sounds like a swell idea if you also have access to the other ingredients.

No sugar or water for the lemonade?  Make something else instead?  You can make nothing palatable with a lemon without something to sweeten it.  Some don’t have the stove to bake something else, a freezer to create lemon ice.  Again, where’s that sweetener?

These sayings suppose that the people reading the quotes have had a similar life as the author for the most part and that this writer has some logic and good sense or it might not make any sense to anyone else.  It takes for granted that you have the other needed ingredients to make the best of certain situations.  Many do not.  Some are just praying something else doesn’t go wrong in their lives.  It usually does, because life can really be a bloody female dog at times.  We all know this.  Something to think about.

This is not to say we shouldn’t always look on the bright side of any situation, for our own sanity we need to do this.  If I were to look back on my life, it would be much too overwhelming for me.  I would rather see most things with rose colored glasses.  I need them desperately.

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Thoughts From Dr Martin Luther King Jr

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Some of my favorite quotes from Dr Martin Luther King Jr.

“The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.  The true neighbor will risk his position, his prestige, and even his life for the welfare of others.”

“I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word in reality.  This is why right, temporarily defeated, is stronger than evil triumphant.”

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”

“Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power.  We have guided missiles and misguided men.”

“I have the audacity to believe that people everywhere can have three meals a day for their bodies, education and culture for their minds, and dignity, quality and freedom for their spirit.  I believe that what self-centered men have…

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Having a Heart for God

Are all liberals atheists?  And if so, why?

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From what I have seen most, if not all liberals think they are smarter than the average person and somehow feel it beneath them to believe in a higher power.  Somehow they think this shows just how enlightened and intelligent they are because only gun toting hillbillies love the Lord.

I question the very term “liberal” because it really does not describe these people whom I have found to be very closed minded and bigoted as a whole.  Most are very liberal towards sin, but have no patience for God or even doing the right thing.  What does that tell you?

Some have accused me of being a liberal.  One of my artist friends wore a t-shirt once that said “Jesus was a liberal” which brought on a lively debate of why I didn’t agree.  Jesus was neither liberal or conservative.  He was our savior.

He said “Go and sin no more” to the sinners.  He did not just say “Go and sin” as the liberals do.  While He did not condemn them He certainly did not agree with the sentiment “If it feels good, do it.”  That idea is selfish as sin and He was far from a selfish man.  He actually died for our sins, among the many other things He did while he walked the earth.  If we weren’t sinners, He wouldn’t have had to die for us.  I know it’s harsh to speak the truth, with it hurting and all, but it’s popular to be proud of our sin now of which I believe pride to be one of the seven deadly sins so not surprising once you commit one sin, you can easily keep right on going.

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The sad fact of the matter is if you are able to do small sins or commit deadly sins and don’t believe in the threat of burning in hell throughout eternity, you may be at risk to do even worse.  Who do you think ISIS, Al Qaeda and other terrorists are?

Political Elections and Other Ethical Dilemmas

I have never cared for Hillary Clinton.  At best, she can’t be trusted.  Instead of just

I hate Hillary!

I didn’t like her as First Lady because of all the “mistakes” she made and not just the fact that she chose to stay with a promiscuous husband who was almost impeached while in office, of which we all shared the shame for electing such an individual.  I understood the reason for staying with him while they were still in office but question the reason this marriage continued.  Typically women that are weak and spineless choose this option, no offense, not powerful, driven women.  She probably needed the political connections they had at the time.

An example of her Urkel impersonation that is completely unethical and actually breaks a law was in 2000 when she was caught using a government list of White House party guests to solicit political contributions.  Whoops!  There is no cure for arrogance that borders on sociopathic behavior.  If I thought she was stupid, these kinds of errors would be believable as just an honest mistake.  I believe she keeps Bill around to clean up her messes and keep her in check more than the other way around.

Hillary  has always been crafty and completely unethical but she’s no quitter.  I felt this way about her before wind of the story of her first boss that had to “let her go” for committing fraud as an attorney during the Watergate investigation many years ago and which ironically she and Bill had their own “water” scandal years later with “Whitewater.”

Her most current mistake is sending and receiving classified documents on a completely unprotected personal server.  This is inexcusable and grounds for being fired if I would have done this as a federal employee.  I am not sure how those in higher positions operate or are supervised, but there must be some accountability or you would have worse than this going on.  I find it very hard to believe that President Obama or someone else did not oversee what she was doing.  Our Federal government has many checks and balances but it also has favoritism and cronyism galore, especially in the higher ranks.

The Clintons have long been associated with all kinds of scandals, fraud, borderline illegal behavior and those that appear to have “depression” problems that decide to end their own lives.  Many have thought these incidents to be as suspicious as Marilyn Monroe’s own end which was shrouded in conspiracy questions.

There is the Clinton Foundation which has many foreign donators that are questionable as was Travelgate, Chinagate, Bitchgate, sorry that last one is mine, but the list goes on and on this way if you do internet searches on these people.  I say the foreign donations are questionable because of who some of them are and the reason for the donations.  For favors they will receive later when these people get back in that White House they keep trying to gain access to again for an “illegal” third term for ex-President Bill?  Which brings me to the “mistakes” made on the foundations tax forms previously filed.

I have a problem with anyone holding a position of power in our country if they cannot be trusted ethically because they lack good judgment or especially if they are downright corrupt.  It puts the security of our nation at risk, much like what is happening today.  We cannot run a country on the whims of a few wealthy individuals who also control our media.  This unethical bias must not continue.  The fact that most do not complain or if they do they cannot be heard is the very reason that someone like Hillary can run for office because nothing can really come against her, can it?

Hillary is pro-choice.  Murder has always been a choice at any time.  I have a problem with any woman thinking that killing your own child is a right or a choice instead of what it really is.  Murder.  The Nazi’s had their own belief system that allowed their atrocities much like the slave owners did and those that commit any genocide do.  Sadly being human makes us easily influenced by others which means many of us are not consciously thinking about what we are doing or even believing.  We are imitating like an ape or some other lower species.  This is why it has been so easy for people in the wrong to take over others.  Because those in power appear to have a hold over the masses who collectively are just not smart enough or strong enough to stop them.

There were many that felt that the Clintons substantially weakened the office of Presidency of the United States significantly while in office.  After President Obama whom again has made some bad decisions, can we really afford to have the Clintons back in office?  I have a problem with someone being politically correct above doing the right thing.  They are not one and the same.  Can you really say someone is doing the right thing if they go about it the wrong way?

 

You Can Never Give What You Don’t Have

Am I the only one that feels guilty over not being able to give what I don’t have?  I don’t mean financially, but in other ways as well.  It strikes me that I may be leaning on this excuse a little too hard sometimes.

I was thinking about this the other day when the voice of the accuser was attempting to bring me down even further in despair of the shortcomings of my life.  I was thinking about all the times I should have said or did something and didn’t and said something when maybe I shouldn’t have.  I know thinking like that is just borrowing trouble.

I have to keep consciously reminding myself that no one is perfect and why on earth would my brain be perverse enough to go revisit something that can never be changed?  Because I like to torture myself?  Because it feels like home when I was a child and constantly condemned?  Who knows and at this point in my life who cares.

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Am I the only one that feels guilty when I hear of something wonderful someone does for someone else and wonder why I didn’t think of it or do something like it?  I had to remind myself that first you have to see others do things like this.  I really find it hard to believe stories that read “Five year old gives all her allowance to feed the poor.”  I just don’t picture any average five-year old that would not be thinking of all the cool stuff they might get for themselves if they save up for it.  But I was raised by selfish and very poor people.  I guess the truly poor have a right to be selfish to survive.  I just don’t believe a five-year old would notice what was going on in the world unless some adult pointed it out to her and told her how nice it would be to help someone who does not have what they have.  Unlike our basic temperaments, we are not born with compassion, we learn it from others.

Daily Prompt: Forever Faithful and Grateful

God Bless everyone with Hope and Peace for our New Year 2016

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You can’t be faithful to God and have an ungrateful heart.  Most that don’t believe in God or do believe but choose to hate Him and try to defile Him in all that they do seem to have a childish mindset that God is like a genie that grants wishes.  They don’t get what they want out of their life so blame God or think because they make bad choices and have poor impulse control that God does not exist.

The only people who can think this way are those that were not taught spiritual truth.  The term is “walking in the dark.”  They say ignorance is bliss but in the long run it really is death.  Man will be held accountable for deliberate ignorance.  God knows if you know something is wrong but choose to do it anyway or when you find something out that you know is true but try…

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Daily Prompt: Fearful to Fearless

I can’t say for sure what happened.

As a child that was extremely abused and neglected by my parents.  I was afraid of everything and everyone when I was young.  I was considered “shy” as I got older and thought that it was normal to be scared to the point of constantly sweating and not being able to concentrate because I was always on “high alert” for any danger.  I prayed I wouldn’t be called on by the teachers or picked on by other kids.  I didn’t have many friends as a result.  I learned to be hyper-vigilant so I could try to defend myself from all the possible dangers this world had in store.  My younger sister, who was a head taller and big-boned, was always my bodyguard when she could be.  She was two years behind me so was only in my schools when I was a Senior and she was a Freshman.    I sometimes wondered if I was switched at birth because there was no way I could have been related to the aggressive loud-mouths in my family.

I didn’t realize at the time I was probably suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder since this is a relatively new thing.  My other siblings appeared angry and aggressive and never seemed to fear things.  They were not raised with a Christian Aunt as I was and did not have the Golden Rule instilled in their very psyche.

I followed that Golden Rule to the letter until the last number of years of my life.  I blame menopause for my irritability and that I never give any mean acting person the benefit of the doubt if they dare try to play me or give me a hard time.  It’s either hormonal problems or I’ve developed schizophrenia.  I will usually lay right into them.  Since anger and irritability is a symptom of many in menopause, I feel pretty secure to know I’ve just become an “old bitty” as they used to say.  All I know is I’m brave as heck now.  I have no shyness and others seem to sense the fact that I sometimes wreak anger and don’t mess with me.  I actually have developed that “chip on the shoulder, make my day” attitude which is sad really.  As a result, I still don’t have many friends.