Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Inner Peace

The other day I found these 2 old barrel rings hanging on a back fence at a Estate Sale... They were behind an old barn and it was obvious that I had been the first in sometime to show interest in them since I had to fight my way through brush and brambles to get to them...

I took them to the elderly man who sat off to the side of the sales desk watching his life possessions being carried away,  and ask "What would you take for these?" His answer was "Awww give me a Quarter each for them."  I gladly paid the 50 cents, not knowing for sure what I was going to do with them but...


By the time I got home I had come up with a idea, which is what ended up as what I made and call Inner Peace.

 It goes this way...

There are 2 Worlds We Live With.

Our Inner World... What Makes Up Each Of Us Within Ourselves.

Our Outer World.. The World In Which We Live In.

What is Important Is,

That We Do Not Allow Our Outer World to Control Our Inner World.

I hope that you can understand this...

 If you can....

You may just find... Inner Peace...

Johnny
9/28/16

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Dependency





There are two things that we as humans have become dependent on..

The first is the Sun... which we would not be here if it was not here...
and which we have no control over.

The second is Man-Made Electricity, which humans lived without for thousands of years.

The Sun, was here before us and I feel will be here long after us.

Man-Made Electricity is only less then 150 years old but yet we have come so dependent on it...

But what if?  

What if, for whatever reason, we no longer had Man-Made Electricity? 

What would our world be like?

Think about it...

Saturday, September 24, 2016

We are each a vessel... What lies within.. only we can put there...


Sometimes.... It's the Basic Charecteristic Traits that makes a person appealing. 

How a person is perceived by others can easily be change if one is willing to look in our own mental mirror and decide that what is there is not how we want to be seen as.

Some of these things are mental some are physical..

But this will only work if we are using one of the most primary positive traits when doing so and that is honesty with ourselves, or to put it simply "To Thine Own Self.. Be True.... 

Because if your lying to yourself... well, your going to get no where fast...

If what we see in our mental mirror is not how we would like to be seen as then it's not to late, at anytime in our lives, to work at making our self better.

Pick a positive trait that is not there that we want and work daily at applying it..

While we are doing that, through honesty, we can also take a negative trait that we feel is part of us and start to wean ourselves away from it....

I'm only coming to realize at this age how important these things are and how they impact our lives... 
I wish I would have seen it sooner....

But now I'm working at it and I hope you see the changes soon...

I'll quit rambling now...

Johnny

Friday, September 23, 2016

It's Time Again

When I was a Boy,

 I can remember slipping out the back door, quietly shutting it behind me so to not wake the house. I would stop at the pasture gate, looking back to make sure Mom and Dads bedside lamp had not come on. With that done I knew that my coast was clear.   It was a Saturday morning and that meant the day was mine.

 I would gather up my equipment which set waiting for me inside the small hay shack along the back fence. There I would dress for my day of independence.

First was the small tackle box attached to a piece of hay twine that hung off my left shoulder across the chest and settle in its place at my right waist.

My trusty Zebco 33 reel and rod would then be slung across my chest from over the other shoulder with usually a rubber worm on the tip of the rod which was my pennant of freedom.

The small single shot 410 shot gun found its place cradled in my right arm leaving my left hand available for gate chains, the middle strand of the barbed wire fences and to snatch the spider's dew covered webs from my face that had been spun between the Johnson Grass weeds during the night.

 By the time the sun had made it as high as a thumbnail at the end of an extended arm I would be in place at the creeks bank 2 miles behind the house.

 I stood quietly listening to what was around me... A Bullfrog groaning a few yards up and across the small creek from me.  Two Mocking Birds, one close by the other just within ear shot battling with each other to prove their serenade of calls out matched the others....

With a deep breath and a big smile, I cast my first line and relaxed to enjoy my day.

Those kind of days have been gone for a long time.

But the other day... in the back of a garage sitting in a corner sat an old Rod and Reel.  I looked closer and smiled.  It was an old Zebco 33... and attached to the end of the rod was a very old worn out plastic worm... I picked it up, pressed its release button and the worm dropped immediately to the floor... I turned the reels crank and the sound of a long time forgotten "click, click, click" was music to my ears....

The price tag said $10.00... You know me, I talked them down to $5.00...

It's time again....

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Choose Wisely

My Description on how Politicians Play the Game.

Politicians are like Spiders... They weave their web tightly, but...right in the middle, where they usually sit, is a large opening.

Why Is That?
1) So that they can quickly get to the back side of the web to catch prey that are caught there.

2) But more importantly....So that they can quickly get to the back side as a way of escape if threatened., allowing the web they have made to protect them from the attacker....

It doesn't matter if the web gets damaged....

They can always make a new web....

Spiders are not dumb... Nor are most Politicians.....

So... Be careful of which web you choose to be part of......

Johnny
9/22/16

Sunday, September 18, 2016

My Philosophy Towards Retirement


No need for speed..... 


That now, I can do without.....


From this point on, there's really not rush....


Taking my time, that's what it's all about....


May just take the long way around, no need for short-cuts...


Leaving the race to the Turtle and the Hare....


Because the way I see it....


Wherever it is I'm going...


I'll get there, when I decide to get there.....

Johnny...

9/18/16

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Go Confidently

Go Confidently towards your Dreams... Live life the way you've imagined it.
Henry David Thoreau...

I wake each day wondering.... Sometimes I find the answers, sometimes I don't..

Then on other days, I realized that if I would have looked within myself I knew the answer all along...

 I just didn't want to admit it...

Lord... Show me your way....

John Glass
9/15/2016