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Thursday, July 7, 2011

People Are Awesome….

It has been a burden on my mind to pen a purposefully positive post. Alliterations aside, isn't it great to be alive? Besides the fact that we are surrounded with negativity every day, I present to you my essay on positive thinking, positive actions, and offer you some video proof. Let's start with this one......

What a diverse planet we have!

The video that we just watched, literally amazes me. It puts me in mind of some of my early Sunday school teachings...

Psalm 139:14
The Message

13-16 Oh yes, you shaped me first inside, then out;
      you formed me in my mother's womb.
   I thank you, High God—you're breathtaking!
      Body and soul, I am marvelously made!
      I worship in adoration—what a creation!
   You know me inside and out,
      you know every bone in my body;
   You know exactly how I was made, bit by bit,
      how I was sculpted from nothing into something.
   Like an open book, you watched me grow from conception to birth;
      all the stages of my life were spread out before you,
   The days of my life all prepared
      before I'd even lived one day.

I don't know what your beliefs are, and it really makes no difference to me. Let me assure you, I have enough of a challenge just figuring out my own life, I'm certainly not going to interfere with you or your beliefs. I feel like that is very personal, between each individual and their Creator. I guess what I'm trying to say is, I am a pluralist. I do not believe that you're bound to Hell, just because you don't believe the way I do. Now that that's out of the way, I want you to watch these individualists do some amazing feats...

I love this one.

Once again, all I can say is, "how on earth did they do that?". I hope I didn't alienate any of you because of my beliefs. I will say in all sincerity that I do believe in God, and I do believe in Jesus. The point I'm trying to get across is that it's a great big diverse world. I don't believe it's any of my business what the people on the other side of the earth worship.(or here on this side, for that matter). I believe each individual is responsible for his/her own thoughts and how they approach God. ( I would have done poorly in the Holy Crusades). While I'm on the subject, some of my 'far-out beliefs' (my mother's opinion) have come from many diverse sources. I will tell you now, I believe our life consists of books we have read, movies we have seen (including television), and experiences we have had. If it weren't for the books I have read, and the movies I have seen, and my travel experiences, I would be a very different person. Here is one book that I really enjoyed and would encourage the open-minded to read it.                                                 
"Come out of the shadows, Christine. You've spent far too much time hiding in shadows." The man who spoke to her was gorgeous – long sable hair, faded T-shirt, black motorcycle jacket – all astride a 1340cc Harley-Davidson, mysteriously parked on a moonlit beach near her home. Christine was inexplicably drawn to this stranger – who seemed to know everything about her – and as a sweet serenity settled over her, she surrendered to his words. "We have a lot of work to do, but it won't feel like work. It will feel quite wonderful."

So begins Christine's journey, a voyage of the spirit that frees her to appreciate each precious moment of life – and reveals to her six wondrous precepts that lead to the deepest peace and fulfillment we can ever know. For every woman whose heart has ever been broken, but who believes in her soul that real happiness can be found, God on a Harley has arrived. Need a lift?

That was a book review and I personally recommend this to anyone that wants to expand their spiritual horizons.

In my own guesstimation, I think there are 4 million full-time RV'ers. If you search on the Internet for an answer, I don't think anybody really knows. In my research last night, one person said "I am not homeless, I'm houseless". What a great and insightful answer. Would you care to take a guess? Here's one video I found as I was researching.............

He said 1,000,000 in 1937…hmmm.

Love the film and the message

I love the old trailers…see!

Today, I am endeavoring to continue on marching towards my dreams. I have started to feel like I'm living in a nightmare, instead of the dream. Now, instead of how the world sees reality, (I won't believe it until I see it) I am going to step out in faith and let the following statement be my new mantra.

Now that I believe it, I’m going to see it!

My dear sweet Mary tells me, if you can hold in your mind, you can hold it in your hand. I sincerely believe that. And no, I'm not an existentialist.(well, maybe a little) I have two videos on the subject of dreams. One is by a band of friends (Arc Angels) and the other one is by a West Texas legend. I never got to meet him, but I did meet his widow.

My friends....too good!!

Roy's widow told me that whenever good rock music is played,
     Roy is there. Cool, huh?

It's a beautiful day and I have wasted enough time watching the Casey Anthony trial results. I think I did write a positive post and I hope you think so, too. And one more thing, I hope God blesses you up abundantly today.



  1. And a blessing for you too Michael. Another good post. Really enjoy them! On the subject of Jesus, or in this case Paul I think when He said "I become all things to all people so that I may save them all" I know this quote isn't exactly right, but anyway what I think the Word* means is that "He becomes" means the "Spirit becomes" and *all things* would mean *all religions*. So all of the people in the World would come to know God in their own way.

    Just ramblinbob!

  2. Thanks Bob. One of my favorites is
    "And we know that to them that love God all things work together for good, even to them that are called according to his purpose." This was also Paul's statement. Did you see the movie 'The Book of Eli'?

  3. YouTube is killing me today....buffering every other second.

    I was in need of good positive ANYTHING today. Your timing is exceptional!

    Happy, Waggin' Tails, FUREVER!
    Stumpy and me

    My own personal mantra, "Dream it, create it, share it!"

    Cyndi & Stumpy @ RVly Ever After

  4. Stumpy and me is great. I am already thinking about my dog-blog. Thank you for those positive words. I like your mantra.

  5. On the back of our RV is our sign that reads: Don't dream your life, live it. And that applies to anyone whether in an RV or still tied to a stix and bricks. Some days are definitely harder than others but they are just as precious. God has given us a beautiful, wondrous world. We need to take time to really see it at least for a few minutes each day. That makes the rest of my day easier to live. Love your post and yes, it was uplifting.

  6. Michael, that is exactly how we got the Gypsy Rose...I saw it from the end. I saw myself living in an RV and travelling full time. My reality lined up to match my thoughts! =)

  7. Thanks Sandie~Even when said a little differently, the truth is always the truth.

    Kitty~Yep. Truth is truth.

    Bob~sort of like we talked about. Once more, the truth is Universal.

  8. I also loved the movie "Eli". Liked all of your videos. Very uplifting. Roy has always been a favourite of mine.

  9. Thank you Pidge. It's not often a singer has James Burton and Bruce Springsteen swapping licks. Roy was special.

  10. "In my own guesstimation, I think there are 4 million full-time RV'ers."

    Do you really think that there are that many? Are you estimating world wide?

  11. Homeless~ It is my best guess. I read that 1.5 million stay at Quartzsite in the winter. This is just that...a guess.

  12. I had no inet for almost 2 months and just getting back to the swing of things. And WOW talk about a POWERFUL blog article and not that you need a pat but how about a hug? Wonderful and well written.... You a huge BLESSING my dear!!
    Evielynne and our 3 blogs

  13. Evielynne~Thank you!(blush)You were one of my inspirations.