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I found it interesting that Amazon has a whole section of kids books devoted to one sound. A certain writer has a whole series devoted to this sound. The object is to make kids laugh and giggle. But we all create sound don’t we? Even deaf and mute people create sound. All for differing reasons. In the moment these sounds have purpose.
Whether it’s singing, humming, tapping, playing an instrument or whatever the sounds have purpose. Some of these type sounds we associate with magical moments. Sometimes these kinds of sounds are what make the moment in that given moment. Certain kinds of music not only affect mood but mental clarity as well.
Their are sounds that warn like a car or truck horn and maybe someone standing there clearing their throat. Computers, laptops, and tablets make sounds. The iconic Microsoft start up rift. Mechanics call it tuning up a car. They revel in the roar of an engine. A baby learns crying sounds give it attention. We use sound to distract and cause misdirection.
Sound is a driving force in life
As I compose this an ambulance siren is racing by. It can be as terrifying or as comforting as suits the moment. Back in the days when only radio ruled the home entertainment genre sounds drove the stories that thrilled the masses. It is sound that drives the many of the blockbuster movies of today. I sleep better to the hum of an air conditioner at night even in the winter. A fact of life is we cannot go through the day without initiating and creating sounds of some sort. Sound are within and surround us and some we become so use to them we go through the day without noticing them. Yet, when they are not there, we notice something’s different.
Oh yeah name that sound
Remember the sound Amazon has built a whole kids section for? Oh, I didn’t tell you what it was. Can you guess? Ready? The fart. It makes kids laugh. It brings in big bucks for certain authors. See iTunes, music is not the only way to generate profits through sound.
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We all have what are called dreams and desires. They are innate to the human living experience. We create them from within. We activate the process of making them a reality by taking initiative. Yes, they come about by our actions and many times hard work.
Why do we have them?
Well they take seed at birth. When we begin life we immediately are driven by needs and wants. Born out of that believe it or not is imagination and creativity. It comes about though the exercising of trial and error of obtaining our wants. A basic in life is when a newborn wants. He or she cries. This is the infant form of taking initiative. As the baby grows so does it’s curiosities and wants. This is the birth of dreams and desires.
How do they we grow them?
The key is so simplistic. They grow as we learn and experience throughout our lifetime. As we develop and change so do our dreams and desires. They also mature as we do as well as through what we do. An example in my life as I got involved in doing charity work I opened my world to new views and ideals. As I dated and associated with others in relationships, my horizons changed. As those horizons morphed so did my dreams and desires. We all share in that same process. The action and interaction with different people and environments, they alter our dreams and desires.
In making dreams and desire real
Two simple tools that only work by taking action. What are those tools? Creativity and initiative the tools we have been applying since birth. As we have grown we have developed these tools and the ways we use them. As long as we never take a pause from learning and seeking alternative ways to learn, we will cease in growing our dreams and desires.
I catch myself saying at times,”I am not where I want to be in life.” Other times I am prone to say “I am not where I am going to be in life, right now.” The first acknowledges the reality. The second drives me in the right direction I need to be headed.
Thought, word and deed.
They are the generic way of saying “conceive, believe and achieve. Actually they are easier forms of the concept for your mind to grasp. Believe it or not, it is the way your mind wants you to work. It wants you to think in more comfortable terms. Buzz and power words are great but your mind wants you to make it work less in the processing area. Thought, word and deed give your mind what it wants. Simple driving directions to get you where you are going.
I used to perform as a magician and a clown. This meant I had to appear at places and home that were way off the beaten path. This was before GPS was available in an affordable range. What I found was directions that included landmark instead of or with the street names were easier to follow than street names alone. It was harder to read street signs by themselves especially at night. Almost always I got to the place where I had the landmarks much faster and with less tension than those others. Your mind works better and faster when you simplify.
Your goal orientation
Or more simply getting what you want comes from breaking to down. Simpler is less challenging but more comfortable. Breaking down difficult tasks into simpler parts makes them appear easier to do. Mountains became little hills and you accomplish thought, word and deed with all the zeal and appearance of conceive, believe and achieve.
It was announced the BlockBuster the movie rental giant of the ’90′s is shuttering all 300 of their remaining stores. Along with that it’s NetFlix’s like division will cease operations. Coincidentally one of my FaceBook groups posted a black and white pic of the iconic Ice Cream stand Hoyers. What both places had in common is that at one time this places brought friends and families many hours of special times. Yes, they brought people together to enjoy themselves and each other. I miss those times.
Hoyers also sold Christmas trees many of which adorned my family homes first as kid then in my shared bachelor pad and yet again when I married and continued when I divorced. These memories stick with you. Time passes bringing us opportunity to create new memories. Life is lived in the moment and in those blockbuster memories. As I found out the hard way in both the good and bad times we endure. They will always be kept alive as long as we take the time to recall and share them among others and within ourselves. Maybe we may never be able to go back, but in a way we never left.
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Reader, suppose you were an idiot. And suppose you were a member of Congress.
But I repeat myself.
Before the last elections the polls showed much of America thought much the same about Congress as Mark Twain did in his time. We were unhappy with the inaction and ineptitude of our so-called representatives. Yet, after the election most of the same people kept their seats. And our discord grew. It still does. How many people lives were affected by the government shutdown? The answer is simply too many. What’s in place now is only a temporary stop gap. It simply means too many people’s quality of life is hanging in the wind waiting for the next time. There is only one answer, change. We the people have the power to institute that change. The time is now to start looking for new alternatives to the old guard. The time is now to start trading words in for action. Ours is the greatest country in the world. Each and everyone of us share in and are born empowered to take control and institute the changes we need. Now is the time to live the words the propel our great country, We The People and reverse our course and regain the full benefits of the greatness we strive for everyday.
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Be careful about reading health books
You may die of a misprint
The date was February 10th, 2010. I woke up feeling very woozy. I took a few steps and lost consciousness for a few seconds. I kept myself upright brushed it off to a point. A queasiness. stayed with me the whole day. It had snowed so I shoveled afterwards doing chores right up until it was time to fetch the pizza for the Superbowl party I was hosting. It was after the game I went to stand up and found I no longer had control of my body. I was sprawled over the table in front of me. Thus began a new ordeal.
For the rest of the month I remained hospitalized as doctors performed over a million dollars worth of testing all coming up negative. During that time my condition declined steadily until all I had left was minimal control of hand movement. Though no test verified it I was deemed to have had a stroke. The next step was to ship me to a nursing home having been told I would at best achieve minimal improvement and never walk again.
Remember the Mark Twain quote. Afterward 2 years and countless hours of self initiated therapy along with the relentless efforts of a therapy team working with little resources and a lot of heart I was walking with a cane. In my third year new doctors re-diagnosed me as having not a stroke but a rare blood nerve disorder. After a grueling 12 day ordeal of plasma replacement therapy reversal began to take leaps and bounds toward recovery. I am continuing with a series of 8 sessions over a period of 8 months.
Insurance doesn’t cover anymore therapy so I work on my own in shared room where my space is 6 x 8 including bed stand alone closet and a set of drawers. Creativity came in when I gained access of the internet and downloaded no equipment exercise videos and rebuilt my body. For example I had a situation where I picked up a 200 plus man wheelchair and all off the ground and move him several feet. I will never be totally back but I now have a chance at a decent quality of life.
So, now you understand the large time gap in this blog. As of now I have limited internet access but I have begun the new era of rebuilding. Have no fear this will not become a pity party. This blog will return to it’s roots of creativity and initiative. So, please check back with me as we enter the new era and the return to greatness.
Despair is like a lock. It literally binds a person to the emotion of their problem. The definition of despair goes something like this:
As a verb-to lose, give up, or be without hope
As a noun- to have no hope
To breaking down anything to it’s meaning is useless if you don’t use it to guide you into action. Right now, you are thinking “who wants to be hopeless?” The answer is no one and that will only be the direction taken if that is what you chose. You and I have to understand that knowledge of the meaning is merely to find definition of what we are experiences not what we will do.
The Life Key
In a single word, initiative. With initiative you and I need to take a path to counter a negative or feed into a positive. If you know the meaning of despair than you can deduce it’s counter is hope. Hope comes from the desire to raise above despair by committing to action. Action is best worked with a plan. And a plan is best laid knowing the foundation you are working with. Without taking initiative there can be no hope. It all comes down to the choice. Unless you relinquish it the choice will always be yours.