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Famous Quote Friday

There is no easy walk to freedom anywhere, and many of us will have to pass through the valley of the shadow of death again and again before we reach the mountaintop of our desires.
Nelson Mandela


The great things you want in life are not always going to be easy. You should expect to walk through many obstacles and hard times to get to your destinations. The key is to not give up. Your desires are out there waiting for you. Just when you reach the mountain top sometimes off in the distance you see another one, a higher mountain top. Sometimes your journey starts over sometimes it grows even bigger. Stay true to your desires and you shall walk higher than ever.



To cross the gorge, to cross the river, to connect us to the other side. A card game, in music? There are all these things that come to mind when you hear the word bridge. The most important Bridge of all is the connection you make with another person or to another part of your life. Build bridges to strengthen your future.


Building Bridges in your life is a connection to your future, it is also away to forget the bad things of your past. New bridges you are building are just as important as those bridges you need to burn.  At the same time you build your way to a more positive prosperous life you should be burning those bridges of those who are a bad influence on you, those that are negative, those that will seem to never change. Life is not fair nor will it ever be, which is why bridges are so important.


Take a moment and examine your life. What out there is keeping you from reaching your goals. What is inspiring you! So many people get caught up in day to day routines. Get up, go to work, come home, go to bed and repeat. This is a tough routine to break. This is how most of us grew up. Think now about your daily routine, are you getting anywhere with it? A great way to break the routine is following your passions, building bridges to things that you love in life. When you have those cherished connections you need to take care of them. If your bridge is not becoming more solid every day you may once again need to examine your life. There are many people and things out there to inspire us and we need to bridge over the hardships and challenges in our lives to reach them. We need to build and strengthen the bridges that connect us to the importance of our life.


We are all unique. We are all special. Our confidence and our true potential shall thieve when we are connected to those people and things that matter most in our lives. Those who matter not shall be left behind for you to better keep a positive mind. Build bridges in your life, use them and take care of them.


He will be the strength and passion that has been built in your heart. Your guide through physical and mental challenges in your lives. He may not let you do certain things and he may make you do other things, but it is all with good reason. Thanks to a father may not come for years down the line and they know that. He will always love you and always guide you in the right direction along the way.

For my dad, for the dads in my family, for the dads within my friendships, for the dads allowing me into your lives, for the new or soon to be dads, for those that may only father their pets for the dads that have passed thru my life, for the dads I still have yet to meet, for the dads that have passed on, for the dads I may never meet, for all the dads:


Famous Quote Friday

“Do a Good Turn Daily”
Robert Baden-Powell


The Slogan of the Boy Scouts of America:

It does not mean that you should only do one good deed for each day and then stop. It means you should always be looking for more ways to help others. Helping others without boasting about it too, just do it from your heart. Just remember that it is an act of kindness, not just something you do. It is going to make them feel good and you will feel good as well. Good turns can be done to or for anyone, and especially for those that are not able to do the task themselves. It is as easy as just paying attention and recognizing if you could help someone in some way.


Robert Baden-Powell:

He was a countrymen he was a military man. He was the Founder of Scouting. Led 2 different lives. A soldier for his country and also a peacemaker through the Brotherhood of Scouting. Chief Scout of the world. Started a worldwide organization with many branching to help boys and even girls with their outdoor survival and life skills.


Have a great weekend.

First response

I had a blog lined up to post but I had an interesting experience this morning that I would like to share instead.

All of us have probably seen accidents of all severity. Some of us have certainly been in accidents of our own as well. Today I witnessed a bad accident happen right in front of me, after dropping my dad off at the airport. A teen girl with 3 other younger kids in the car for some reason ran a red light going pretty fast through a big intersection. She struck another car with a teen girl in it who was just passing through the green light. I had the music blasting in my car so I heard nothing, but it happened right in front of me so I saw everything. The hit smashed the front end up really bad then they spun round  jackknife style only to hit each other once again. I pulled over to the side of the accident and in one motion I was springing out of the car dialing 911. First intense 911 phone call I have ever made. My worst fear at the moment was someone being injured passed out or worse. Their air bags were all popped and smoky. The cars were smoking and leaking fluid everywhere. By now one other person stopped to help…..just one. I was surprised that no more came. We looked at each other and simultaneously thought we have got to get these people out of their cars. The cars were crinkled bad, it was a moment of super human strength to rip the back door open and last I pulled the driver right out of the window. Everyone seemed unharmed in both cars but the hysteria of this traumatic event has filled their head with shock and tears. Frankly they are very lucky to be ok considering the damages. As the other good samaritan and I were guiding the last of the teens to the side of the street, emergency vehicles were coming from all direction. I must say it was an insanely fast response. All the teens were still crying uncontrollably, understandably though. I let them use my phone to call who ever. They were so shaken up they could not even use the phone. I desperately tried to calm them down.

“Every single one of you guys just walked away from this, the most important things is you guys are all ok. Accidents happen, what is done is done and we are all on the side of the road and safe.” I said something like that, not exact.

The paramedics gave their assessments of the teens and the police asked us what we saw and then we were on our way. It was a quiet ride home for me. You see this kind of stuff in the movies all the time but hardly ever in real life. There is more to the story but I don’t want to over dramatize it. I was so happy that everyone was safe and that I was able to help. Then comes the what-ifs! What if it was worse. What if they were stuck in the car. What if the car exploded etc. If I would have went through that intersection only a couple seconds sooner there would be a different story here because It would have been me that was hit.

Events like these never leave your memory, the accident I was in certainly never will. I can spout out some lessons to be learned hear but I would hope we all already know them. The only thing I would like to add is look both ways when crossing an intersection, even if you have a green light. You are better safe than sorry.­­­­­

Have a great weekend everyone and go out and help someone in need this weekend. You are going to make them and yourself feel good at the same time.

Very Inspiring Blogger Award

So very grateful for my first blog award!

Very Inspiring Blogger Award


Thank you, Lidiya, at letsreachsuccess for honoring me with this award. Your blog shall definitely be an influence with me. From Lidiya blog, “..what is important: to just love, respect, inspire, understand, listen, smile, be grateful and believe more. Our ideas are very similar, ALL THING POSITIVE and simplifying our lives.

I have only been on here a short time and I have not marketed my blog much past family and friends. That being said, beyond the support of those close to me I am so excited that my blog has made its way into so many peoples lives: 16 countries, with over 500 follower already.

Find others that may be inspiring to you:

1. Display the award logo on your blog.

2. Link back to the person who nominated you.

3. Nominate 10 other bloggers for this award and link to them.

4. Notify those bloggers of the nomination and the award’s requirements.


So many great blogs and even more to find in our futures.

1.  itstartedwithaquote

2.  todayinirishhistory

3.  positiveoutlooksblog

4.  espirational

5.  literarylandofalysia


7.  marketingbydesign101


9.  mrugrajj.wordpress

10. happinessinglance

May we all continue to carry on the tradition of posting inspiring pieces!

Thank you to all of my current and future followers. The circle of happiness expands everyday and I am glad all of you who are a part of my life are within it.

Famous Quote Friday

“I’m a big cockeyed optimist. I try to accentuate the positive as opposed to the negative.”
-Betty White-

If you expect the best out of everything in your life, how can there even be room for any negatives to stick around? Keep a great sense of humor in your personality, and put more emphasis on the positives you have in your life already. Having your positives in the spotlight will result in more great things happening to you and even those around you that are a part of your life.


Quick Bio on Betty White:

Betty White is best known for her roles on “The Mary Tyler Moore Show” and “The Golden Girls.” She has appeared for decades on talk shows and game shows and spends her free time advocating for animals. Along with her humoristic personality she relishes in positivism.


Have a great weekend everyone.


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