Sunday, September 30, 2012

Need For Self-Reflection: Look At Yourself By Uriah Heep

Ever had those times when you feel that there's something missing inside you.  You do what you can to keep up with everything and everyone but something's not right. As a result, you feel that there is a need to find out what it is.  It's in times like that that you need to take a good look at yourself.  That need for self-reflection reminds me of the song "Look At Yourself" by Uriah Heep.

They say that a person who always overcomes adversity is the person who knows himself inside out.  Assessing what he can and can't do.  If there is something that he can do in a situation that would help then do so. If he feels that there is something he needs to fix about himself, doing this will help.  All in all, it's about being honest with yourself.  That's important because only knowing yourself can you really go farther and farther towards achieving your goals.

Sometimes we get stubborn or deny that we have a problem and that's where things really go wrong.  You'll never be able to fix what's wrong with you if you don't admit it.  Admitting  that something is wrong with you is not a show of weakness but rather strength for only strong people will admit that they need to fix something within them.,  That's why there's a need for self-reflection.  It helps you stay the path and more importantly reminds you of who you are.

Saturday, September 29, 2012

As I Drink My Coffee: Another Cup Of Coffee By Mike And The Mechanics

When I wake up in the morning, the first I do is some exercise then followed by some breakfast and then I take a cup of coffee before hitting the shower.  When I have my breakfast, the coffee is the most important thing to me.  It helps me wake up to face the daily grind that we all go through.  More importantly, it helps reflect on the things that have been happening lately.  Whenever I sip my coffee as I reflect on things, the song "Another Cup Of Coffee" by Mike And The Mechanics comes to mind.

Whether you drink some exotic brew or just plain instant coffee is more than just something hot to keep you awake.  For a lot of us, it's like a ritual both at the beginning and the end of the day.  When you're alone with your cup, you can take things in perspective and get your thoughts together. In some cases when your with a friend, you can talk about important things over a cup of coffee and hopefully resolve whatever it is that's bothering you.  It's like therapy in a cup.

It's healthier than going on a binge in a bar and when you drink it, you get more focus on what you need to do.  The only drawback is when you can't sleep at nights from drinking too much.  Still when I make myself a cup, it helps calm me down when things are a bit crazy.It gets better when the day is almost over and you get a view of the sun going orange while you have your cup in your hand.  As I drink my coffee, I hope that if this day wasn't good, hopefully tomorrow would be better.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Reminds Me To Empathized: Tables Turned By The Motels

I don't want to kick people when they're down.  That's because I know what it feels like to find yourself at the bottom of the barrel.  It's a very sick feeling and those who haven't experienced this are often the ones who think that they know everything and worst, preach a lot.   They're gonna feel a whole lot different when their world suddenly gets yanked under their feet and everything falls apart.  The song "Tables Turned" by The Motels reminds me to empathized with other's plight and not kick sand in anyone's face when they're down.

Like I said, I've been down that barrel a couple of times in my life.  It was the lowest of the lows and no matter how hard I tried to keep it together, things fell apart nevertheless.  It was like I had to keep my head hung low and I avoided a lot of people cause I didn't want them to know what happened to me.  Still, I was able to weather the storm because I didn't things to go down the drain.  Though I still have a long way to go, at least I was able to get some things back.

This doesn't mean that it won't happen again and right now I try and try everyday to make sure it doesn't.  That's why I can empathize when a dog has his day.  I know it feels and I do hope that these people make it out of that barrel.  I could never preach and look down when someone takes a hit because you'll never know when the tables will turn and you wind up in that situation. You won't be so high and mighty when you do.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

At Least The Song Was Good: Bonny Portmore By Loreena McKennitt

I remember a program in 24K Weekend called "Reel Tracks" where they played songs that were taken from movie soundtracks.  I sure requested a lot of songs from that program until it ended and 24K Weekend was on Saturdays instead of Saturdays and Sundays.  A lot of the songs that I requested were from my favorite movies like "Highlander" and though I liked the first, the sequels were not as good as the original.  One thing that my attention in the third installment was song that sung by Loreena McKennitt.  The song was called "Bonny Portmore".

This was an Irish folksong that told the demise of a forest.  The moment I heard it in the movie, I was hooked.  The sentimental and haunting feelings that that this song stirred really got to me.  I kept playing the part where this song was being sung.  It was one of the best movie soundtracks that I've and it fits well with the scenery of the mountains in the film.

Sadly like the other sequels, this one was not too good.  They should've quit after the first.  The television series just made the tale more complicated and I always thought that Connor was better at blending than Duncan.  That's why I'll stick to the first.  Still this song from the second installment is pretty good  and I thank the members of  YouTube for posting it.

Monday, September 24, 2012

What A Perfect Day Is: Perfect Day By Duran Duran

Remember the gold old days when you wake up, there was not a care in the world.  You did everything that you wanted to do and at the end of the day, Nowadays, it's a different story.  It's either you slave away or refuse to do so and feel guilty afterwards.  It's been a while since a day has been perfect.  Longing for such a day reminds me of the song "Perfect Day" by Duran Duran.

What is a perfect day for me? Well for starters getting up in the morning at a certain time of the day without worry and going to my favorite spots and eating my favorite food.  It could be listening to all my favorite 24K songs all day long without interruption.  Maybe it could be going to a place where all your friends are there and music is good and brews were flowing.  That is a perfect day for me.

These days, there's always a fly in the ointment.  You go home only to hear a bunch of bad news the stresses the heck out of you.  You struggle hard to make ends meet only to have more trouble headed your way.  The worst is when you're still reeling from one problem, along comes another.  Boy, with the way things are, it's going to be a long time before I know what perfect is again.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

When War Leaves You Broken: One By Metallica

Whenever there is war, it's easier to call for it than actually fighting it.  Those who do fight have to watch out for themselves and their comrades for you'll never when the enemy will strike. When it does, soldiers get crippled or killed.  Even those who come out unscathed suffer emotional and psychological traumas.  When it comes to the sufferings that soldiers endure due to war ,it reminds me of the song "One" by Metallica.

When a hardened veteran tells that war is hell, you better believe it.  It isn't like in the cartoons where you have heroes charging the lines and nothing happens to them.  In reality the injuries and dangers that they face on a daily  basis are just to horrific to describe.  The worst part is the injuries are so severe that they come back not knowing what to do afterwards.  You can't just discard them after laying their lives on the line.

There are some who just can't take what happened to them and sadly end their lives.  There are those, however, find the will to keep on living despite the hardships they endure.  It is only fitting that we do what we can for them after going through such an ordeal.  Whether you agree with the war they were fighting for or not, let's no forget their sacrifice for they deserve better.  They are the ones who keep the demons at bay so help them and don't let them feel that they've fought for nothing.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Count Your Blessings: A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada By Texas Tornados

Some people have been telling me that I've been on the downside lately.  From the way I write my blog post, I couldn't blame them. Still, I don't forget that despite all the crap that's being thrown my way, I never forget the good things and people that are in my life.  They are among the most precious blessings that I hold on to.  When I think about counting the blessings that I still have, the song "A Little Bit Is Better Than Nada" by Texas Tornado comes to mind.

I don't know if it's just me or is life really getting harder?  Still, the people I care about are still here. I still have my job and I haven't forgotten the fact that other people got it worse that me.  Sometimes the things you dream about don't come true.  Be that as it may, if those who really matter are still there then life is not bad after all.

I'm not saying that I'm just going to sit on my on butt and just do nothing.  If I am to change things, I have to act and act fast.  Still, that doesn't I'm taking my blessings for granted.  There are times when you're lucky that you're still there because you can still do something.  Count that as part of your blessing and never take that for granted as well.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Never Know When It;ll Rain: Swerte-Swerte By Joel Navarro

Lately, the weather news reports that despite the fact that the typhoon is now out of the country, expect some scattered rain showers this week.  That comes as no surprise since it rains a lot during the last few months of the year.  What is surprising (though not a pleasant one) is when it will hit.  When you bring your rain gear, there's no rain and when you don't, it pours down till the streets flood.  You can't tell till it drops.  Trying to anticipate when the rain will fall reminds of the song "Swerte-Swerte" by Joel Navarro.

This is song is actually about a guy who scored with a girl when the rain came pouring.  Unfortunately, most of us aren't so lucky.  You wear your rain-proof coat and lug your umbrella but the sun is shining brightly and you wind going to work and going home feeling sweaty.  On the next day, you don't bring anything and you leave the office, the clouds open up and you're drenched from head to toe.  Mother Nature's jokes sure aren't funny, especially when you're working overtime and it's hard to catch a ride and even if you do have a ride, you'd be stuck in traffic as every vehicle is struggling to maneuver on the slippery road as the water level starts to rise.

That's why I make it a point to have an umbrella and jacket in the office if the clouds try something sneaky.  Funny, they say it's going to rain when it won't and vice-versa when they say it will be sunny.  Maybe its global warming or the high levels of pollution.  Still, everyday after summer, is a gamble to see whether it'll rain or not. You'll never know when it will rain.  It's all a matter of chance and preparation.  

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

What Home Is: A House Is Not Home By Luther Vandross

There's a reason why we have a saying "Home Sweet Home".  That's because when the day is over, the first thing we want to do is go home.  When we arrive, there's a warm reception and we gather at the table and talk about what we have done with people we care.  That is what home is.  A great definition of what a home is can be found in the song "A House Is Not A Home" by Luther Vandross.

Houses come in all shapes and sizes.  Some can be very simple while others have all the luxuries fit for a king.  Still, a house can only be called a home if everyone in it is happy.  Even when things go roughly, when you gather at the end of the day, you feel the warmth from  the people you live with.  You still smile laugh and share things and most important of all, stand by each other and that is what gets you through the rough times.  That is what makes a home.

You can have a grand palace but if you don't feel going back after the day's end then there's something wrong.  When you feel empty once you get in, you know it's not a home.  At best, it something that will give you shelter from the elements and a place to crash.  When that happy atmosphere isn't there. then it's just four walls and a roof.  That's just a house not a home.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Another Song That Keeps Me Motivated: Electric Honey By The Partland Brothers

There are times when my mood is up and there are times when my moods are down.  For each mood, I blog using a song that fits that state of emotion.  It helps soothe the pain when times are bad and helps me preserve those moments when I'm riding high from feeling good.    Sometimes you just get motivated to keep on going.  Another that keeps me motivated is "Electric Honey" by The Partland Brothers.

Sometimes no matter how hard you try to stay in the game, things happen and you find yourself knocked down and sprawled on the floor.  Still, you know you have to get up despite the pain.  You shut out everything negative and everything painful and get back in the game.  It's because there's so much at stake and deep inside, you want to this and won't let anything stop you because the benefits are worth it.

I really miss the songs of the last four decades, especially the 70's and 80's.  In the 80's, life was fast and even when things were hard, music like this kept reminding you to keep going.  It's a shame we don't have music like this anymore.  It's easy to like the moment you hear it.  More importantly it keeps you motivated.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Really Feels Good : Sir Duke By Stevie Wonder

As I've blogged countless times, you know that a song is good when it catches your ear.  You just stop what you're doing and groove to the sound.  Sometimes you start acting silly  but that's simply cause you're already caught up in the song. When you feel good after listening to it then it really is good.  One song that does that is "Sir Duke" by Stevie Wonder .

This is another one of those good songs with a heavy horn section.  Remember the days when the band played every kind of instruments from strings to percussions to keyboards and of course horns?  The more the merrier and every time I play this song it takes me to a time where people are happy on the street and the band strikes up a tune. Happy faces are everywhere and it gets passed on from person to person.  This is a high that I get when I hear this song.

You don't hear this kind of tune anymore.  Most of the songs I hear today are about morbid topics from clueless people who are so self-absorb.  Well no thanks to that,  I'd rather feel good and act silly listening to something that is good and this song fits the bill.   If a song can do that, well its a darn good song.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Best Describes My Depression: Manic Depression By Jimi Hendrix

Oh boy, everything is sure is getting hard and yet thee is no relief in sight. Sure it's a fact of life but sometimes those facts can sure put you in depressing mood.  It's bad enough that we're still dealing with the problems of the past and yet crap keeps pouring down from all sides.  Right now I am in my room and litening to some music just to take my mind off my troubles.  Ironically I'm listening to Jimi Hendrix's song "Manic Depression" as I write this post.

That part about knowing what you want but can't figure out how to get really hit me.  I don't often talk about it but I do know the hard facts of the situation.  Still, once it's discussed it really hits home and hits really hard.  It's a grim reminder that with the times that's burdening everybody, we're all standing on very thin ice.  That's why we have to be careful of what we do cause the safety nets are off.

Still, when somebody says that we will be able to get pass fills me with hope.  I guess it reminds that things are not that hopeless.  Still, I need to find that way that I am looking for.   I still don't how to find it but giving up is not going to make this situation any better.  I do know once I do find it, I'll get rid of this darn funk. 

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Important Life Lessons: Simple Man By Lynyrd Skynyrd

Being single all my life, one can say I don't qualify to give kids' advice on the facts of life. I do know that it's a real big responsibility that parent should never take for granted.  One thing though we should always tell them is that whatever it is they want to or want to be, they have to be sure that they follow what's inside them. Because it's what's inside you that counts.  Lynyrd Skynryd's song Simple Man" sums up important lessons in life in a nutshell.

I don't claim to know the right things about how to live one's life but listening to that song sure hits mark when it comes to that.  Be honest with yourself and balance you're time, meaning knowing when to go slow and when to pick up the pace.  Grab the opportunity when it comes cause you don't when it will come again.  What really hit me was the part about being honest with yourself and doing things for the right reason and most of thanking the man above.  They sang so simply but the message is real deep.

I know I'm already way past the learning period and I have made many mistakes that led me astray. Times like that, I listen to this in a quite corner of my room as I reflect on the lesson that is trying to convey.  For kids out there who making the transition from teen to adult, I strongly advise you to listen to this song.  It may not be a quick fix but it'll help you stay the path to where you want to go.  It's cool to get advice on the important lessons in life.  

Friday, September 14, 2012

Must Be That Hungry To Want To Eat This: T.V. Dinners By ZZ Top

One of my biggest regrets was able to learn how to cook.  I'm beginning to realize that it's one of the important survival skills that you need to learn if you want to learn how live by yourself.  In this fast pace world were people are always on the move, home cooking just takes too long to do.  Still, I'd rather wait than the dread alternative that is frozen instant dinners, The dread of having to eat that reminds me of ZZ Top's song "T.V. Dinners".

These instant or frozen dinners have been around for quite sometime and in this age where people demand quick results, they are as popular for some reason as ever.  All you need is pop it in the microwave and after a few minutes, you have meal.  When you finish, just throw the container into the garbage bag, No mess, no fuss.

Still, the last time I ate something like that, I was hurling in the bathroom.  Man, it tasted like crap!  That's why when I see instant meals being offered at the convenience store, I pass because the ads look good but when you eat it, you'll regret that you bought it in the first place.  Home cooking may take long but at least your eating real food.  After my first taste of these instant meals, I have to conclude that you have to be very hungry to eat it but you'll hurl afterwards.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

When You're Rep's Been Ruined Or When You Let Yourself Get Used: Easy Target By Heart

Ever notice that when something happens in your area, you also catch some heat because of some of the mistakes that you made in the past.  In other situations, when it comes to the job nobody wants you wind up taking the chore.  Both situation sucks because in the end, you get used for something really bad.  The worst part about is earning rep as the either the whipping boy or the dirty jobs dude.  Being labeled that way reminds me of the song "Easy Target" by Heart.

We see this on television where some guy who's minding his business suddenly becomes the object of somebody's ire.  Heck sometimes this happens in real life when things get turned upside down and unfortunately, you were at the scene. Other times there will be an activity that really sucks and what's worse is that it's an obligation that you can't refuse.  It's like being knocked and waking up to a slave barge with your legs chained to the floor.  .Life sure can be cruel.

They say that life can sometimes throw you a curve ball.  You're try to keep a low profile and stay out of trouble but trouble has a way of finding you.  No matter how much you try crap really happens and it can be overwhelming. Well bad times are just a part of life as the good times. So take the bitter pill and move on.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Do What You Say: Practice What You Preach By Barry White

I remember in the movie "Full Metal Jacket" two marines were insulting each other.  As the insults got more offensive, the other finally said "Talk the talk; Walk the walk" and that prompted the other marines to break it up before it got serious.  Well that phrase really had an impression on me the first time I heard it.  As much as possible I try to live by those words because the measure of a man is when he really practice what he preaches or brags about.  I was listening to Barry White's song "Practice What You Preach" which prompted me to use it for this post.

I've a lot of people saying that you should cut down or get more involved.  They're the ones who often call out for some action and urge people to do something.  However, when the fighting starts and everybody gets into the fray, the one who started the ball rolling is nowhere to be found.  Or when people start making sacrifices, that dude is probably living it up.  I wouldn't follow a jerk like that because he ought to set the example and make the first sacrifice but he's all talk no action.

It's a big deal when you preach about doing this or that and impose it to others when you don't practice it.  People will feel that they've been jerked around for nothing.  If you really want to convince people you're the real deal then be the first to do what you're preaching about.  Also do it with conviction so they can believe.  If you don't practice what you preach, then don't say anything.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

When They Knew You Could Do It: I Knew You'e Waiting For Me By George Micheal and Aretha Franklin

Despite the number of times I rant about in my posts about the many pitfalls that life throws my way, I never forget the people who believe in me.  At times when I felt like throwing the towel, these guys are the ones who urge me to stay the course.  If they were not there in the beginning or the middle, they were at the end of the line.  Not because they didn't 
want to help me but they believed that I would make it to the other side and pull through.  The way they waited reminded me of the song "I Know You Were Waiting For Me" by George Micheal and Aretha Franklin.

These are the people who knew you could do it.  How they show their faith in you can take many forms, Some are there to inspire you in the beginning.  Some stick by you in the middle of it all.  Others wait for you in the finish line.  Either way, they were there because they trusted you that you would be able to pull it off.

People like that are more valuable than all the treasure in the world.  They help you make yourself into a better person.  More importantly, they inspire you when the chips are down.  I swear, I'll be there for them just as they have been for me.  They did all that for me so I can do nothing less.

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Still Hanging In There: Hang Tough By Tesla

I know that a lot of my entries lately have been about my blues and depression due to the number of bad breaks that have been happening around here.   It's kinda disheartening when you try hard to make things better only have more problems rain down you to the point of despair.  Still I believe in the old saying about tough people outlasting tough times. Tesla's song "Hang Tough" helped remind me of that saying.

These days if you want to survive, you can't give into the mounting problems that can relentless.  Sometimes I too lose my temper and get prone to outbursts when things go wrong at the moment things hit the fan when I got too much to deal with.  Yet deep inside, there's a part of me that doesn't to just break down and give those who caused this the satisfaction.  It's not going to be easy but I get back on my feet and give it another go.

I know that writing this won't make the troubles go away and sometimes I can bit stubborn as I make the mistake of always using the same method when I should change my approach to this situation.  Someone said to me when you solve one problem, another may arise.  Well, I guess that's true but it's also true that if you're determined enough, you will find a way to solve it.  I know it's bold to say this and I might be complaining later but I still believe that if you have the will you will find the way.  Just hang tough for a while and it will come.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Still Trying To Get It Right: Couldn't Get It Right By The Climax Blues Band

There are people who are talented and there people get through with plain determination.  Those who are gifted can breeze through learning without difficulty.  The latter who has less talent, tries their best and their determination carries through.  Either way it's all about figuring it out and getting right.  That's what realize when I was listening to the song "Couldn't t Get It Right" by The Climax Blues Band.

This concept entered my mind because there's something I'm been working on for quite some time.  This thing has really preoccupied my time that it's become an obsession.  I guess it's because some people who are working on the same thing  have become quite successful at it.  I'm not jealous of them.  On the contrary, they inspire me because if they were able to succeed, then so can I.

I've been dealing with this thing for a long time.  Some say I'm being stubborn but I got so much on the line and invested so much time in it as well.  If I can figure it out, not only will I get some stress off my shoulders but I've also be able to help more around here.  Till then, I'm figuring it out but won't.  I'll do my best till I get it right.   

Friday, September 7, 2012

That Once A Month Thing: Shaking It Loose Tonight By Reo Speedwagon

It's no secret that when the week ends, we left drained. That the reason why the weekend rolls in, we're left in a dead heap and we'd rather lapse into a blissful coma than do anything else.  Well for me, I've discovered an activity that helps me loosen up a bit.  It reminds me of the good old days when get-togethers were plentiful and you had some quality time with the buds to loosen up.  When it comes to loosening up after working so hard, the song "Shaking It Loose Tonight" by Reo Speedwagon comes to mind.

I won't give the full details of this opportunity but it does gives me some time to unwind.  Apart from that I get to meet new people after wrapping up an important meeting.  We'd tell stories and exchange ideas yet the atmosphere is so relax.  Even if I go late, it's no big deal.  I feel loose and enlightened at the same and what's better is that I shared it with some good people.

Sure I get a heavy head in the morning after which I wind up guzzling down a huge mug of java.  But at least,  it helped me forget about things that have been bothering me. It's nice to spend time with other people once in a while.  We all need a change of scenery especially, we're faced with the same dismal situation day after day.  It sure feels good to shake it loose once in a while

Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Life So Far: And So It Goes By Billy Joel

With all that's been happening lately, I find myself think deep at the end of each days.  You try hard but things just fall apart.  People you want to see aren't there and those who listen are so far away.  When you take a look at how are so far, it reminds of the song "And So It Goes" by Billy Joel.

Came across this song during one of my down moods.  I guess I miss some people who I could share what I feel and what I think that's why I thought of this song.  This is because the hard is getting harder and just when the you've almost dealt with one problem, an even bigger comes out of nowhere.  Man, that's a real downer.

Well so far things are in the static but then again I guess that's better being down in the dumps.  Still, I'm not giving up till I do accomplish what I'm working on.  Still, it'd be good to be with the gang to chase the blues away.  And so my life goes on and I guess if it's going on then there's still hope for it.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

When The Rain Gives You Refuge: I Wish It Would Rain By The Temptations

Well, the rainy season is once again upon us.  And that means having to sludge through muddy streets and try to keep as dry and clean as possible.  It could sure be hassle especially when your umbrella is blown out of shape and your coat makes you sweaty in the inside.  Still for some, the rain provides refuge to hide what it is that they are feeling low.  I guess for this is " I Wish It Would Rain"  by The Temptations.

The constant downpour of rain is bummer for most of us.  To those who feel sad, it's the best time to cry when things are bad.  The stronger the rain, the easier it is to blend the tears with.  You really have it down when you'd welcome the rain and just sit there while it pours.  It's a good cover-up and gives you a chance to cool off. 

Still, the rain won't your problems.  It might even make you sick if you stay out too long.  It's just temporary refuge.  In the end, you have to get over it cause you can't stay that way.  Maybe when the rains, the sun will shine and with it, new hope.

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Wanting It All: All I Need Is Everything By Aztec Camera

When you're younger, there are sure are a lot of choices.  Everything was laid for you to see and all choice for your future was there for the picking.  With so many choices, you'd have a hard time picking a plan since everything on the surface looks good.  Sometimes you'd wish you can have it all.  When it comes to wanting it all, it reminds me of the song "All I Need Is Everything" by Aztec Camera.

Growing in the 80's when times where booming, everyone was thinking big back then.  True we didn't have Ipad, Ipods, laptops or the internet nor cellphones back then, things were rocking and people were living up like there was no tomorrow.  The neon lights were back in fashion and they set ablaze.  You really felt like you can do it all .  That was sure cool back then.

These days despite all the cool gadgets and leaps in technology, it doesn't seem that way. Choices are now getting scarce and opportunities are few in number,  Some of us got lucky while some are still struggling.  Seems that time has pasted us by.   Back then we wanted it all, now we'd be lucky is one thing comes out right.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Something That's Been Bothering You: The Boy With A Thorn In His Side By The Smiths

Sometimes when we see people, we think that they have perfect lives.  I'm not one to pry despite outward appearance, deep down we all have our troubles. It's like an itch that's bearable but nonetheless bothersome.  It's something that we need to resolve if we're to have some kind of peace in our lives.  When it comes to that bothersome thing, it reminds of the song " The Boy With A Thorn In His Side" by The Smiths.

This thorn or bothersome thing can be anything. A failed dream, a secret obsession or anything that hasn't been or will never be realized.  If there's still a chance then take it.  If it succeeds then the thorn gets removed.  If it fails, then I guess that's that.

Carrying something like that for a long time sure sucks.  How you resolve it is up to you.  It's either that or you carry that thorn for a very long time.  Just remember that if you do take that thorn or bothersome thing out, it can be a liberating experience.  Just do your best and the rest will follow.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

The Would'ves And Could'ves: Would By Alice In Chains

There isn't a person out there who wouldn't wonder how things might have been if he or she did things differently.  This is especially true when things don't go the way that you want them to.  You start to wonder if you made the wrong decision.  Like it or not, what's done is done.  When it comes to the woul'ves or could'ves, it reminds me of the song "Would" by Alice In Chains.

It's bad enough that times are hard.  It wouldn't feel that way if things would at least feel like they're going the way you want them to.  Sadly, the fact is that not are times hard, life sometimes can cruel when the plans that you don't come true.  It could be due to a decision or hesitation to do what you want to do.  Either way, the opportunity's lost and you can't get it back.

It's when you loose out on something that you set your heart to that the would'ves and could'ves set in.  The fact is there's nothing you can do about it.  It's all water under the bridge and you to move on. You take stock of what you have and build with as best as you can.  I guest that's what I would do when asked about the would'ves that got away.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

No Turning Back/Push Forward: Point Of No Return By Kansas

I remember reading in Roman History when Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon River bringing his army along with him.  Even though what he had done was tantamount to a coup, Caesar made up his mind and went a head and a result he became a powerful man in Rome.  Why did  I bring this up?  It's because there are times when we are faced with a situation where once we make up our minds, there's no turning back and you have to push forward.  When you have no choice but to go forward, the song "Point Of No Return" by Kansas comes to mind. 

These days times are hard and often people are faced with tough decisions.  These decisions often mean that a lot hangs in the balance.  Once made, there is no tuning back and the out is to keep going in.  The fact that you took that route can mean that you're in for the long haul and there's no turning back.  When you get to that point when you're in too deep, you know you have to stick to your guns and keep moving.

It's a strong man to go to that point, knowing that there's no turning back.  It's like diving head first into quick sand to get to the other side.  Still, when there's so much depending on it, you have no choice. Still if the rewards are worth it, go for it.  When you reach the point of no return, there's definitely no going back.