Billy was a quiet middle aged man, he lived in small studio apartment where he kept everything simple and most imporantantly neat. He enjoyed traveling to far places but also was very much content with local travels. Billy doesn’t know it yet but he has the attention of his co-worker\friend Liz, She’s an attractive lady, around billy’s age, also with simple taste, though sometimes doesn’t mind the complexities that life brings. Billy had already in mind that after work he would go shop for some furniture at the new store that just opened up called Swedish Furniture. Before the end of the day Liz came up to Billy and with a deep breath and emotions set straight she asked him out ! He smiled of course and though he didnt quite have a place in mind for anything lavish he simply said ‘I am just going to the furniture store to buy replacements for my apartment would you like to join me?’ Sure it’s nothing like maybe most would call a date but for Billy and Liz it was perfect for their simple lifestyles.
Some years ago a young boy, who we will name Smiley for now, was born into a beautiful family. A father who would give it all just so his son could have the best life possible, a mother who’s prayers faithful love to the Lord and a heart filled with unconditional love. All that was enough for the young boy to get through birth after doctors had already diagnosed the worst for him. Everything from ‘may never walk’ to ‘may have learning disabilities’ to even ‘not live many years’. Dispite all of that his parents chose to accept him and love him because they knew God had spoken to them in their hearts telling them that one day his story will be told and many would see the wonderful things He had done in his life. ‘Smiley’ was a happy boy he never saw the negative of things but instead always tried to find the positive. After just 2 years or so Smiley began to take his first steps and his mom overjoyed and in tears called his father to tell him of the good news. It was such a happy joyful time. Soon after started physical therapy to strengthen his legs and when it was just enough Smiley adjusted to life with leg braces for balance. He later when on to attend school and did not develop any learning disabilities. Independance was always something Smiley got use to as far as taking care of himself because of the teachings of his parents. He never required any home health aides his motto was ‘i can do it’. But he was never alone God was always there supporting him. The years went on and the young boy became a young man ! He graduated High School and went on to attain a Certification in Computer Processing and most recent a license in Pharmacy Tech. Smiley’s mother went on to rest with the Lord when Smiley was 29 and although the years that followed were very difficult his father stood by his side. Six years later wedding bells rung and Smiley was walking down the aisle with his soon to be bride !! I bet you want to know who this Smiley is ? Well, its me ! The author of this post, Isaias and what is my perfect gift? Having a chance at life I am forever grateful to the Lord.
February is around the corner trades and acquisitions have almost been completed by most teams but one big shark has emerged. I proudly like to call them the New York Mets. For years they have been a team of struggles they start great but fail to finish. Now there’s a new sheriff in town (an owner if you will) who is pulling all the stops to get the team back on track ! We may be limited to viewing our teams from the comfort of our homes but im just as excited. Tell me about your favorite team and what are your expectations?
John Doe has always been a man of straight and narrow looking forward but never leaving room for mistakes. While this may sound great it really can be hard. We learn from our mistakes or what is sometimes referred to as trail and error. Dont be afraid to grow by your mistakes it will make you stronger and more aware of your next steps in life. There are no short cuts in the path to victory. Be mindful that it is ok to fall or even fail because you leave room to learn and make yourself better !!!
You wake up one morning fresh from a pleasant 8 hour rest. Routine is the name of the daily game. But something is different about today, the sky seems darker than usual and all of a sudden a storm develops giving way to heavy rain and loud thunders. ‘What is going on here’? the voice in your head starts to speak. Little did you know the news of what awaits you but God is already showing his mourn. You get a call that someone you knew had just passed away. The first thing on your mind is shock and disbelief because just the other day that same person was fine. So then you begin to feel pain emotionally from the shock because you think it is your fault since days before you exchanged words or said some things that later on wish you had not among other reasons. After that you get angry at yourself and begin questioning, who else but God. Many people who have faced grief know that the first thing that crosses their mind is ‘why God?’ From experience I can tell you that I had to trust God and the process behind the reason you might not see it at first but given the right time your heart will be opened to the reason. Depression will always find a way in but the key to fighting it is to keep your mind busy read a book or walk around the neighborhood anything you feel you might enjoy and God will do the rest. Reconstructing your emotions is a big step because this is the part where you let go and let God handle the weight of it all. Acceptance, though sometimes difficult, must be achieved to be able to move forward to another sunny day.
The time has come after two years of dating you finally plan on settling down. You bring out that ring from the best jewel store or passed down from your family. Holding your breath you get down on one knee but the words ‘will you marry me’ do not come out immediately but instead your mind goes to, ‘what am I doing’? Don’t worry you are not alone many of us have gone through that moment. Its normal because you know subconsciously it is a serious decision. Marriage involves everything from disagreements to happy moments and even shed a few tears. The best part is once you are committed you are one! Its kinda like a live version of the two halves of your brain. One side controls a half of your body and thoughts and the other half does the same but for the other half. It is up to both sides to come together in one accord to understand each other and learn from one another.
January is here so that means the NFL playoffs are here too ! This season was one of many stumbles including injuries to players, many others did not take part in the season because of the pandemic. All in all it was a season to remember. Now that the post season is here we will get to see the best of the best including Tom Brady in the post season with another team ! How would you rate your team ? What do you expect for the Super Bowl ?
What is the calm before the storm ? There are some who face ‘The storm’ head on and have no time to even prepare. But to those who experience the ‘Calm before the storm’ let me tell you it helps you gather yourself and get ready. Without any warning or preparation we can easy lose focus on our direction in life. I have learned that being ready you will still face the storm but just not as hard as you would think. Everything has a reason and a process, we cant just walk to a piece of land surrounded by water just by walking through it, you need a bridge. Same concept with life. You need a strong bridge for when that storm hits while your walking you can still get across safely and continue your journey.