Life Is Not Always Fair But Have Compassion On Others

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May 24, 2017

People often maintain the view that life is supposed to be fair. However, life is not always fair. We see tragedies and injustices occur in the world on a regular basis. This is because we do not live in a perfect world. There are some who do the right thing in life and others who do not, which leaves people heartbroken to struggle with the fallout of others’ poor choices.

It brings to mind a Bible phrase, “The race is not to the swift or the battle to the strong, nor does food come to the wise or wealth to the brilliant or favor to the learned; but time and chance happen to them all.” Translation: good and bad things happen to good and bad people. Sometimes injustices and tragedy occurs.

There’s another passage that states in life, “He (God) makes His sun rise on the evil and on the good and sends rain on the just and on the unjust.” In other words, in life it rains on the good and the bad. Good and bad things happen to good and bad people.

We learn from the story of Job in the Bible that just because bad things happen to someone, it does not mean they deserved it or did something wrong. Job was the most decent person on the face of the earth. The devil hated him for it and sought to destroy Job for being such a good human being.

As a result of this undeserved hatred from the devil, Job lost everything, including his family and became sick (skin sores). Yet, in the midst of it all, his true character came out and it did show Job was indeed a good person.

The next time you see someone going through something, have some compassion.

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Beware Of The Shortcuts In Life

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April 30, 2017

Beware of shortcuts in life. The lure of fast cash has been the downfall of many people. People who want fast money dishonestly and lawlessly pay a price for it in life. No exceptions. It’s not worth it when the consequences roll around.

It is the equivalent of building a house on a bad, unsecured foundation, using materials you stole from others, in a structure thrown up quickly by cutting corners and violating legal codes that regulate real estate construction for everyone’s safety. It looks like it is succeeding at first, then it suddenly collapses without warning, turning into a big mess you have to clean up, then rebuild properly.

The ponzi schemer, scammer and or thief that steals money and or assets from others in a scam, in order to get rich and live lavishly, illegally collects fast cash quickly, then gets caught by the long arm of the law. When the inevitable moment of justice arrives, not only do they lose all financial possessions, but their freedom as well to lengthy prison sentences that go on their record. At least they had their freedom and name prior to the scam.

The corrupt business executive engaging in corporate espionage to steal others intellectual property, who is then suddenly arrested, charged, imprisoned and forced to pay fines and restitution that makes the crime completely unprofitable, because their assets are seized to cover the legal judgement. Once again, at least they had their freedom and name prior to the theft.

People sometimes wonder why it seems the wicked financially prosper, while good people struggle. However, in writing about criminal cases and human interest stories online for years, I can assure you people do not get away with robbing and defrauding others. It always catches up with them in some form or another.

Some call it “karma” or “what goes around comes around.” Christians call it, “You reap what you sow.” The suffering, tears and distress people cause in life with their unethical deeds always comes back to them. God sees the pain and suffering and addresses it. Therefore, be good to people. Live your life the right way.

A life done correctly is the smart way to live. Work hard and keep your hands clean. Do not go around stealing from or defrauding others. Do not exploit people. It will catch up to you and often when you least expect it. Change your ways and make amends for the wrong you have done.

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What Are You Promoting Online?

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April 30, 2017

There are several popular social media websites that give people a platform to voice their views. Some use it wisely. Some do not and to the detriment of those who follow their pages.  We should endeavor to promote and espouse good things online. There is so much negativity in the world. Do not add to the problem. Promote things that benefit society.

It is good to make people smile, laugh, think and peacefully fight for justice through your words.  However, promoting entertainment of a questionable nature is not beneficial to anyone’s soul. I make it a point not to promote entertainment, sports or political matters of an explicit or sacrilegious nature. I’ve given away free promo on my sites, but I try to ensure it is something that will not send the wrong message that contradicts my beliefs, morals and values.

Spreading negativity through hate speech that demeans, defames or slurs others is another issue that is the equivalent of spreading darkness in an already dark world that needs light…as in the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel that gives people hope.

There are promising people online who need to know they are loved and have a place in this world. They don’t need to be demeaned or pressured to feel they have to  be sexually vulgar and crass to be liked online.

So often I see people engage in demeaning stunts for attention on social networking and it harms their name with potential employers who do internet searches before hiring applicants. Once these items are placed on the internet, they also tend to stay there. Therefore, be careful what you put out there. Be a shining example of integrity and class.

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Some Of The Greatest People In World History Failed Before They Succeeded

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March 30, 2017

There are many men and women in world history who experienced failure before success. It didn’t make them any less accomplished nor did it speak to a lack of intelligence. It just meant they had to be disciplined, tenacious, work hard and not give up in the face of adversity.

American politician, Abraham Lincoln, had business and political failures before becoming President of the United States. He experienced many setbacks and failures, but persevered, eventually won the presidency and made a difference in history.

German scientist, Albert Einstein, a name now associated with intelligence, was thought to be stupid when he was a young boy in school. He was mischievous and did not show the traits of a future genius. Some scientific mysteries baffled him and others it took time for him to decipher. However, with time his intellect developed and he is now embedded in world history as a genius.

Famous American inventor Thomas Edison stated, “I have not failed 10,000 times—I’ve successfully found 10,000 ways that will not work.” Edison had many setbacks in his career, before he went on to success.

African American scientist, George Washington Carver, had setbacks he persevered through and went on to success. Carver is now in world history as a legendary inventor, but it took a tremendous amount of hard work, drive, imagination and sticktoitiveness to produce groundbreaking inventions.

There are no shortcuts to true success. One has to work hard and be diligent. You have to put in the hours of labor and dedication. You have to be determined and of a strong resolve to make success your own. Therefore, go for it!

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If Someone Loves You They Will Not Ask You To Compromise Yourself

February 28, 2017

If someone genuinely loves and cares about you, they will not ask you to compromise yourself. They would not ask you to compromise your beliefs and integrity.  The people who love you in life will respect your wishes and not ask you to do something that goes against what you believe in.

Sometimes people get into relationships and friendships that are not ideal. You can end up in situations with people who offer you drugs or give inducements to get into fraudulent, criminal behavior that could damage your life. There are not shortcuts in life. Beware of anyone who tells you otherwise. Build your life the right and honest way.

Choose your romantic partner and friends carefully. The influence of the wrong people in your life can greatly damage your hopes and dreams. It can cost you greatly. The people in your life should be supportive and vice versa. Choose people living decent lives, who will encourage you to achieve your goals and dreams. Choose people who have faith, who will encourage and support you into greatness.

Having good, optimistic people around you can help you flourish and achieve the dreams that mean so much to you. It is a good, healthy environment to be in. It will lift your spirit and make you feel good about life. You need people who pull you up, not down. Remember that.

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Pray For Your Children

January 31, 2017

The world is currently in a state of turmoil and strife. The crimes being reported all over the world are discouraging, as it gives the impression humanity is going in the wrong direction. Cases have arisen regarding bullied or abused teens committing suicide over the internet. Children and adults alike are being preyed upon when they go online. There are increased incidents of violence, for the strangest, most nonsensical reasons. Drug overdoses are at an all time high.

It is important to pray for your children, regardless of their age. There are so many temptations  in this world, from drugs to crime for alleged easy money, which can lead them astray and into trouble.  Pay attention to who their friends are and what they are involved in, lest they lead your offspring astray.

It’s amazing how parents teach their children the right way, but peer pressure from unethical friends can challenge your good and decent example. However, do not give up on your child. Pray for their health, safety and well being. Pray that they do the right thing in life and find the love and happiness many seek.

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Realizing Your Full Potential

December 31, 2016

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It’s one thing to have talent, but mental grit, tenacity, hard work and practice are needed in realizing your full potential. Talent without motivation and focus will remain dormant. Commit time to working on your dreams. Treat it like you would a job (a second job if you have a main one). Discipline yourself into doing something on regular basis towards accomplishing your goals.

In life, many things will not be handed to you. This means you have to work for what you want and not give up when things become challenging. It’s not just going to fall into your lap. You have to make things happen. Though it sounds cliche, you really will not get the desired results by doing the same things over and over again that did not work in the past. Therefore, if you are having difficulties, try something new in an effort to achieve your goal.

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Having A Hopeful Outlook On The Future

November 30, 2016

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Having a hopeful outlook on the future is essential, especially during times of crisis. It can sustain you through tough times and encourage you to reach that next level during good times. Success in your personal and professional life can go a long way towards your happiness. No one is promised tomorrow and one should not be presumptuous, but thank God for life everyday and hope for a better tomorrow.

Being optimistic about the present and the future is always better than being a pessimist. Stress and depression are not good for the mind and body. Let go of the stress. People need to learn to laugh more. Fearing the worst, which often does not happen, is not good for your health and will rob you of the joy of life. Therefore, enjoy your life and live with hope.

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Acts Of Charity, Generosity And Kindness (Tim Tebow And Manny Pacquiao)

October 31, 2016

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Tim Tebow

In an act of charity, generosity and kindness, football and baseball player, Tim Tebow, built a children’s hospital in the Philippines. LifeNews.com reports, “The Tebow CURE Hospital grand opening was held this past week at the facility in Davao City. Built and operated by CURE International, the hospital specializes in treating children with orthopedic conditions. Many donors have contributed to the project, including the Sacred Harvest Foundation and the Tim Tebow Foundation.”

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Manny Pacquiao

In another act of charity, generosity and kindness, boxer and politician, Manny Pacquiao, built over 1,000 homes for the poor in the Philippines, “I will never forget where I came from. I thank God for allowing me to help other people. I’m so happy giving this houses free to my constituents in Sarangani Province from my own pocket more than thousand families are the beneficiaries.”

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Success

September 30, 2016

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People define success in different ways. What is important to one person is not to another. Some see being rich as success. However, if the money was stolen or acquired by false means, it is not really success now is it. Those who work hard and earn their money honestly are a success.

To some success is doing charity work. Some seek to travel their nation or the world and help the poor. Some help the less fortunate by building houses, planting agriculture and digging wells in impoverished areas. I’ve often admired missionaries who travel the world bring hope, faith, food, clothes and medicine to the poor.

It is an admirable and wonderful goal. To know you’ve changed lives for the better is the definition of success. It is also a great feeling. It’s one of the best things you can do in life.

Whatever you do in life, do it with integrity and character. Do things the right way. Build your career or business on a solid, honest foundation. And how ever you define success, make sure it truly meets the criteria in the purest form of the word. God bless.

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