Rub Some Dirt In It

Rub it in and Stand up

Wow, it’s been awhile since this old blogger has posted anything and to my readers and followers, I am sorry for the delay. Lets, say my 30th birthday month was well busy. Been everywhere from Boston to Cincinnati to back down to Lexington. The business and personal life has kept me slammed here and that is no excuse for being gone so long. So without further ado, let’s get this Wednesday started off right!

As some of may or may not know, recently I decided it was time to do something big in my life. After 30 years on this Earth, I never ran  a 5k. or more  As they say, go big or go home, well this blogger decided to go big! On October 21, 2012, this guy is running the Tough Mudder in Maysville, KY. Don’t know what the Tough Mudder is? It’s a 12 mile course filled with military grade obstacles. Maybe a little to harsh to start off on, but it needs to be done. This is not a race of any kind but a test of endurance, strength, and will for yourself. This brings me to my point today, rub some dirt it!

What? Rub dirt in it? Dirt in what? You ask. Well, here’s the thing is, I read a lot of times all over the place about this company coming out support a belief you don’t, or you’re tired and sore and don’t wanna do something cause it is too hard, or you just tired of the country you live in and hate this or that. Today, I am telling you to rub some dirt in, stand up, and get back on the horse. You don’t like a belief of a company, great don’t go there or don’t eat there, but don’t cry about it on your Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc account. You are tired and sore, unless you have a medical condition, stop crying, posting on Facebook and other media outlets, truth is NO ONE CARES! So just cowboy up and get back on the weights, job , or whatever you are sore from. Finally the people who hate their country, you hate it so much the border is to the South, North, East, and West go there. But when you live this Freedom you know that cost a small price of rules and taxes is a lot easier than other places, the grass is always greener, so think on that the next you complain.

The trick to a good, easy, enjoyable life is to just let go of the negative. Yes, at times we get down on ourselves, we can get mad and need to blow of steam, that’s okay and healthy. Don’t think you need this 100% positive lifestyle, because you will get mad, sad, upset, etc. It’s how you let it affect your life and the others around you.For example, I post a Good Morning Facebook everyday, people love it or hate , but no matter how someone responds, this post affects them. Though, if they took the time to read it and go, “Hmm, it can be a good morning” and go about their day, then maybe it did it’s trick. So it’s either a good response or a bad response, and if the person thinks of it as a thing to post negative towards or message me in a negative manner about it, then maybe they should rethink their life. Don’t ever spread the hate and negative feelings, the rule goes back to “If you have nothing nice to say, don’t say anything at all.” Just manners and I think some of us lost that along the way. Sending positive vibes may sound corny, but it helps you and the world around you get along better.

If someone one seems to happy to be true, note they have issues like we all do, they just don’t like to share as much of the pain. This is a lesson in life we need to learn. Pain is temporary and should be seen as that. People who seem to be really happy know this and can master both the negative and positive in their lives to be okay.  Don’t let the world bring you down and don’t bring the rest of the world down with you. Focus on finding ways to make you happy and dumping the negative aspects out of your life. Stop crying about the grass is greener, cause chances are when you go over to that green grass it won’t look so green. The trick to have greener grass, is to work hard on your own yard to have it blossom into greener grass. Nothing comes easy, but with a lot of work and a positive attitude you will see the success.

Today, I want you readers to focus making yourself happy. Write a list of things you want to change over the course of the year and then work on it starting today. In a years time see what you can do. Share it with us, we would love to read about your success.

Rubbing dirt in your wounds and getting back up is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

 

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Break the Negative Circle

Follow Me Out of the Dark

In life it is easy to surround ourselves with negative things, people, and places. The tale misery loves company is very very true, and people who are sad want to bring you down with them. On the other end of the specturm, positive loves company too! True it’s easier to give into the pain and fall down the pit of misery and join the people down there.  The reason being is because more people are negative and ready to drag you under then those who are positive trying to pull you up. The question is who do you lean towards the cliffs of despair or the mountain of joy?

The other day I saw someone posting sad thoughts on Facebook about when will life get better and seeing all the response was shocking to me. People actually told this person that, “It may seem like it gets better only to be granted with more and more poo flung at you, cause life is one big giant poo storm.” This right here made me want to tell  that person to stop listening to them and allowing that negative person in their life. Then to that person who sent that response, I wanted to send him some kind words to not be a debbie downer.  Sad part, is you can’t these people to stop being negative, to stop listening to negative feedback,, and to stop sharing negative thoughts.

Today, I will tell all of you about the joys of positive attitudes as I always do. The negative people and feelings will always be there and it is easy to give into the demons of sadness, but you got to stay strong. The will to live keeps us going, the will to be strong keeps us alive, the will to be positive is the answer to one heck of a great life. Yes bad things will happen, but with a positive outlook you can find the silver lining and see how to work through the issue better. As a negative person when something bad happens it is blown out of the water and they are so blinded by negative thoughts that they just sink deeper and deeper without seeing things clearly. The negative person can’t think through the problems cause all they see is the pain, where as a positive person can take the step back and remove what happen and go through the steps one by one to figure out what to do to get through it.

In the end of the day, you can choose to listen to the group of negative people or join the few who are climbing and not listening to the nay sayers. It will seem hard to get rid of the people who are always down, see no light, and want to bring you down with them, but once you are free you will see the world in a different light. My advice is drop the negative in your life, that means all the drama on Facebook you need to close, all the drama at work you need move on from, and all the drama with friends you need to end. Step into the light and out of the darkest to see the beautiful world.

Leaving the darkness is key in this savage world; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!!

 

All About the Sun Today

Opening up!

Truth be told, I really want some rain here in Lexington and the past two days it just looked like was going to open at any minute and sadly it never did. Today is a different story, the sun is high in the sky this morning beaming down and not holding back.  Today just feels right, like the past few days the sun was fighting to come out, but the clouds were blocking its view.

Lets talk about the sun versus the clouds today and how it goes with your everyday life. Think of it this way, the sun is bright, makes you happy, and wants you to be out in it. The clouds and rain, want you to hide inside, can bring you down, and just can get you into a bad mood. Like the sun, when you are down, your brightness tries to break out of your depressing clouds. May not seem like it at times, but your sun is wanting to shine every moment it can

Clouds in your head are the fog that runs in during the morning, you really don’t know where it came from or why it’s there. All you want to truly do is get out of the funk the clouds put you in, so you can have a good day. Trick is you have to fight through the clouds with your sun, allow it to break free. Clear your mind of the troubles you have, or work through the issues so you can break free from it all.  Some days you have to work through the issues, other days you just need to  get the sun to come out a little bit more than usual. Once it’s out though, the world does seem brighter.

Not letting the clouds win is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

Beautiful Day

Embrace the new day!!

What a beautiful day it is today and how great it can be, no matter where you are in the world. What? You say it looks gloomy and sad out? Are we not seeing the same thing? Probably not even if we were in the same town, I could see a beautiful sunny day and you can see a hot muggy ugly day.  It’s all the perception that we have as we go throughout our days.  It’s like the glass half full or half empty, how you see it is how you see the world around you. Today’s lets talk about this and the world we know.

Yes, I know this positive stuff gets annoying to some people and it’s sounds like a lot of work.  It’s easier to be down and sad, you can curl up into a little ball, cry, and think the world is ugly and gray. Today though that needs to end and you need to get out from under your ball and face the world to see that it is not as ugly as you make it. The world is how you mold it, yes there are bad factors in the world that can and will bring you down, but that is not your life. When bad things we have to do the right things that need to be done to fix it or grief over it.

Trick is in life is that when bad things happen, you need to get out of the hole you are in.  People will be mean to you, the sky may look to fall on top of you, and all seems wrong. This doesn’t mean the day is ugly or the world is ugly, instead it just means things are going the right way.  This will happen from time to time, but focusing on how to make it better and just know that the day is always beautiful will make it easier in the long run.

To touch on the earlier aspect of people annoyed with positive people, because it’s well probably annoying to a negative person or it just seems hard. If being positive is an annoying thing to be, then sorry rest of the world, positive attitudes make the biggest difference in our society. If you think it is too hard to be positive, then I want you to think of a world where you aren’t crying, yelling, fighting, etc all the time. Now image that not a factor in your life that much, picture just being happy and not fighting or crying every day. Sounds a little easier now right? Just makes the day a little bit more beautiful.

I know sometimes it seems like there is no help and you are stuck at the bottom of the well.  When then happens what you need to do is stand up, get motivated to find the way out, get out and do what you need to do. Once you are free from what ever is keeping you down in the dark well, then you will be free and able to enjoy the sun and beautiful days around you!

Enjoying the beautiful days is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

Making the Sun Come Out on a Rainy Day

Always something magical in the rainy day.

Down here in Lexington, KY it’s a pretty rainy, ugly day for us. Well at least that’s how it looks when you look out the window.  Two things you can do on a rainy day that you need to be productive on; number one, let it get you down and gloomy, or number two look at it as just another sunny day wanting you to do your best so you can go enjoy the rest of the day! Yes, rainy days can bring you down, but don’t let them. Today lets talk about it.

The trick to rainy days is easy, just don’t pay attention to the fact that it is ugly out. You can’t change the weather so don’t let it change your mood. Many times we allow outside sources like the rain overtake our mood. Have a grumpy coworker who likes to bring everyone down? Do you let them? If you do then they are no different then the rain to you. Why let the weather or a coworker bring you down? Or is that just an excuse you like to use?

Thing is, the world is beautiful why let something outside of your own world bring you down so much that you are grumpy to? Makes no sense at all. What you should try to do is ignore the negative feedback, like the rain. Don’t let the Debbie downers destroy your day or life. Yes bad news will happen that you can’t ignore but for the everyday drama, just let it go. There’s no need that the rain can’t look like sunshine all the time.

Rejecting the down side rain is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

 

Beautiful Morning

This morning I woke up a little tired, but with this great sense of joy.  Usually in the morning I wake up pretty happy, but today, there was just this special feeling in the air. After getting ready and almost out the door, there was the one need to walk the pups before leaving for the office. Midnight and Pesky do this on a daily routine and it’s one of the most interesting moments of the day, the dogs can either be all crazy and hard to walk, or just walking at a nice pace enjoying the morning. Today was the nice pace for the dogs and really it was one of those mornings where it just feels like everything is coming together.

What’s the point of that little story you ask? What was the point of Monday’s post? Well, it’s time to go into why we had Monday’s post and today’s little story. Lets start off with Monday and how to start the week off right. This Monday, we spoke about how important it is to have a great start to the week and to be positive. Here’s example number of the post, Monday here was pretty amazing, everyone was really positive at the office and amazing things started to be put in play. Tuesday came along piggybacking of Monday and brought in some major key items, that lead to Wednesday, which is now a very important day this week for us. This all started because Monday, was kicked started with the positive energy of all the people in the office.

Now the story of the beautiful day and everything clicking in the morning. Reason for the story is to continue to focus on the good throughout the week and everyday. Why wake up grumpy and mad at the world, when you can wake up happy? Life is to short to focus on bad thoughts of the day before, it’s in the past now and we are in the present to move forward in life.

Every morning try to find some kind of beauty, push through the negative filters of the social media and physical world. Things aren’t that bad and can always be worse. You’re life is what you make it, so if you get out a bed every morning with a big giant grin on your face, your life will be even better.

Finding the beauty every morning is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

Don’t Squash My Positive Day

Don't Rain on my Parade

Positive people have one issue they always have to worry about and that is the negative people trying to squash the vibe.  Are you one of those people who see a positive post and just get upset when you see it? Do you want to just crush that person a little bit, because darn it they are just too happy? Well, I think it’s time we have a talk.

Here’s the thing to the negative people of the world, it’s time to just smile. This life is too short to continue to be down and talk about how horrible this and that is. Bad things happen, we get it, but you don’t need to continue to share to a world who doesn’t want to listen. Now, I am not saying hold it all inside, talk out issues with close friends and loved ones as they are near (Not on Facebook or Twitter).

If you see someone happy, don’t get mad at them or blast them because they found something to be happy about. So you don’t like Mondays and probably hates that this blogger post that he loves Mondays, don’t rain on his parade because you hate the day or thing he is talking about it. Misery loves company is the old saying, but being happy loves company too, so why not just skip the drama and come over to the good side of life.

Too many times, I see someone happy and in return a negative person slamming them to the ground because that negative person isn’t in “the mood” to deal with happy-go-lucky. Drama in life is just drama, it can be avoided if you just handed things like a grown up. Crying about your issues doesn’t fix them, doing something about your issues does.

The thing is people we all live together in this world, why do we feel the need to steal from others who make a little more? Why do we feel the need to cut others down because they are “different” from you? Why? Why? Why? We are just really hurting ourselves the way we hurt others. By stealing you hurt your community, by killing you hurt the population, by bullying people, you make the world bitter. Why would you want to do that?

As kids bullying isn’t good, but we can get away with it because we are young and stupid, as long as it doesn’t go to far. Though as you grow older it is less okay to do things like that, because you do know better. No one likes a bully and if they do, it’s cause of a sad fear. Don’t talk down to others anymore, it’s time be a helpful tool to society and not fall into the bully department.

Just remember the old saying, if you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say anything at all. It goes a long way and trust me you will be happy in the end with everyone else.

Being a positive force is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

 

Laughing at your Mistakes

Just Laugh

Mistakes, we all make them, in fact you probably already made at least five today if not more.  Lets face it, no matter who you are and what you do, you will make a mistake from giant mistakes to tiny mistakes. No matter what it is, you can make it through, nothing is super bad that it will end your life.

Today’s lets talk about mistakes and how to handle them. With the little mistakes, like forgetting your laptop at home when you need it for work. Then you remember right when you pull in and need to go back to get it. Stuff like that, be honest and laugh at that mistake. Don’t get mad at yourself or at someone for forgetting it, stuff like that happens. Just buck up, drive back home, get the lap top and come back. That easy, trust me, getting mad does nothing but make your day worse.

Now there are some mistakes that are hard to handle. You mess up major thing at your job or you have a friend that you really hurt by doing something stupid. Here’s the best advice, admit to your mistake, say you are sorry, and do what you can to make it right. Don’t hide the mistake and pretend like it didn’t happen. Hiding it only causes lies, which lead to confusion, which leads to hate from the other party.

In the end, owning your mistakes is what you need to do. At the little ones, just laugh them off. Who cares if you get caught locked outside your house in your undies, it happens, no harm no foul. If you make a giant mistake in life, it’s okay, not the end of the world, just fess up and make it right.

Laughing at your mistakes is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

Smile…You Never Know Who is Watching!

Everyone is Watching!

A smile is sometimes hard to find these days. Usually people just walk around town and work with a serious look on their face. The question from the Joker is, “Why so serious?” Think about it for a second, how much of the day to you spend smiling? Yea didn’t think it was a lot either.

Now when we talk about smiling, we mean the real deal, not this fake smile. Trust me people know when it’s a real smile or not. Hint, check the eye crinkle, they are the key to a smile. When someone is generally happy it shows over their entire face, when they aren’t really happy and trying to fake it everyone knows.

You’re probably wondering, how do I smile if I am not happy so it can be real? Here’s the trick, just be happy, let go of the drama of the day. Think of the positive stuff that is happening around you. Can’t think of anything? Well make up something good that  you want to happen today and make it happen.

Now try walking around town with a real smile on your face. Watch the reactions of people you walk by or the customer service rep at the post office when you walk in with a smile. Just makes you seem more approachable and friendly. People will want to talk with you more, because you seem like a nice person. These leads to more smiles for you and easier to smile overall.

Life is too short to be mad, sad, and upset with how everything is. Make what you want out of your life and do it with an amazing attitude. Things are amazing, even if you don’t see the sun yet, trust me it’s there. Smile and stop being so serious.

Smiling is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!

Holiday Spirit

That Cat Sure Has It!!

Last night when I was driving around town doing some Christmas shopping this strange little thing happen. As I pulled into Meijer’s to grab some shipping supplies, this little BMW pulled in behind me very quickly. As I got out of the car, the one lady stated, “We have been following me to have a quick word.” Now at this point, I was wondering what was going on and kind of worried. Then she said, “We followed you because of your Kia Soul has the Holiday Spirit!” (The car has antlers and red nose on it).  They wanted to film the car, talk with me for a moment, and offered over two lottery tickets and a free Cinnabon for me to enjoy.

It was truly an amazing, random thing that only seems to happen around this time of the year. Just gave me the biggest smile as I was walking into Meijer’s. True, they may have been promoting their company and trying to look great, but still it was the thought that count. The smiles on their faces meant that it was something they truly enjoyed doing and for that I was impressed.

The meaning of this little story today is the little things you do, the little things you do really shape the world. No small action goes unnoticed by the world, sure it may seem like it.

Today, reach out to a stranger, tell them that their car looks amazing or their earnings are beautiful and festive. Do this not for your own gain, but to just be a good person. Watch the response.

This world is beautiful, the people in it are amazing if you let them be. Sure there are bitter people out there, but mostly we are all just trying to live a good life. We can help each other by doing the small things in the world. Holding a door open, saying something nice, and just being a good person all around.

Today, get into the holiday spirit and play it forward. Do something that you wouldn’t normally do. Pay for the person behind you dry cleaning or cup of coffee. Doesn’t have to be something big, that small little thing can be just what that person needs.

Spreading the holiday spirit is key in this Savage World; that you are no longer just living in, but beginning to own!