As we travel along life’s road. The quality of that life is constantly changing. One thing does remain constant. If you are 8 months old or 80 years old, ‘dry pants bring out a contented smile.’
The Daily Post
May 23, 2016
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We have a great-grandson graduating from the Dwight D Eisenhower high school in Michigan on June 17. Eisenhower High School is a public high school located in the Metropolitan Detroit area in the suburb of Shelby Township. It is consistently ranked the top performing high school in Utica Community Schools, and Macomb County.
He became active in the martial arts when he was in grade school. Karate and tae kwon do were his favorites. He was in track and field, excelling in the pole vault and he ran in cross country and was also active in gymnastics. He is a very busy, intelligent young man. He was into aerospace robotics and went to national competition. His plan is to attend an aerospace engineering school in the Detroit area.
His graduating class motto. “Don’t let your dreams, just be dreams, just do it!” That graduating class sounds like a very proactive group of young people, ready to go out and become the new leaders in this country. They will pioneer many fields that we haven’t even heard of yet. The technological age is going to come to full bloom with this young, intelligent generation getting ready to take the reins and steer the country on the right course.
I thought their class motto would be fitting for today’s daily prompt which is dream.My great-grandson isn’t blood related, that makes no difference, I could still get carried away here bragging about him. I better write something about dreams though.
Did you ever notice after you talk to someone on the phone or maybe meet them on the street or just think about them. They will pop up in your dreams. In the dream there is usually nothing related to what you were talking about, or where you saw the person. It ends up being a mixture of other things and times and places, as a rule dreams go this way. Some people have a gift of remembering what they dreamed about, this is very good in many cases, unless it might be a very scary dream that would make it different for sure.
I feel very fortunate to remember much from my dreams, at least I think I remember them. You try to piece them back later, the puzzle gets to be more complicated because some of the different parts just don’t go together. You may have had someone in your dream from your childhood, that person may have been dead for many years. They still can be in your dream just as real as if they were standing there as a vision, looking down at you while you’re dreaming.
Sleep doctors claim we go into a state of sleep called REM sleep, which stands for rapid eye movement. That is when we are doing most of our dreaming, shortly before we wake up as a rule,. That is probably why these dreams seem to be easier to recall. Some can be put together in to a picture that can be explained to someone. As we get older, we have a tendency to wake up early and then just lie in bed and slip back off into dream land again. This might be to get back to a dream that we were having and hope it can be continued into part two for instance.
There were old stories told about being careful what you eat before you go to bed because this may affect your sleep and you’re dreaming. I think it would be whole lot more sense to say be careful what you watch on television before you go to bed for the night. All of the bloody, gruesome, gory details and views of body parts scattered all over the place could very easily affect a person’s dreams. Studies have been made on whether or not television shows cause violence in viewers later on in their lives. Those TV shows may not be the cause, but they certainly sow the seeds into the mind of a person who is receptive or capable of that kind of violence.
Sweet dreams to all.
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Solitude might come from the loss of a loved one or something that we may seek out as individuals. It might be a way to avoid others or to be all alone to meditate. Solitude and loneliness might get along just fine side-by-side in some people. Loneliness, as a rule, isn’t something that individuals seek. The human being wasn’t meant to be lonely, It was meant to have a mate or other siblings, and at least parents.
There was a time in this modern-day civilization when large families, all got together on holidays, for birthdays and other special occasions. During that era, we had enough common sense to leave grudges and hard feelings at the door. Better yet, just left the garbage at your home instead of bringing it with you. Many families have completely stopped having large get-together for that reason, people cannot get along with each other, even for a short dinner or other get together. They always come bringing with them hard feelings grudges and a non-forgiving attitude. They seem to want to spread this among everyone present and share their unhappiness with all the others in the home.
In our so-called “advanced” culture today many people choose a life of solitude instead of exposing their feelings and hearts and minds to this type of abuse. They simply stay home and stay away from the rest of their family . Many people can adjust well to a life of solitude because they are happy with themselves and with their life.
There are also chemical imbalances in the body that may cause a person to want to stay away from crowds and other people so they live a life of solitude. We must try to seek happiness and find happiness in all circumstances, when that is possible. We cannot change the actions of other people who are too shortsighted to see they are causing disruption and unhappiness among others. They represent the new, “it’s my way or the highway segment of today’s population.”
If you find yourself in total solitude use it for a growing time, enrich your mind, conscience and your body. All growing together, in a way that you can only do in a time of complete solitude. There are no distractions to take you away from your goals. You can use this as a time of the most powerful growing ever done in your life. There are no boundaries to hold you back. No limits to what you can do. Find true peace and blessings in your solitude.
Toot Your Horn
Most of us are excellent at being self-deprecating and are not so good at the opposite. Tell us your favorite thing about yourself.
I believe the most favorite thing about myself, the one thing I really like, the fact that I am so easy to get along with. I like myself because I want others to like me. It would be hard for even a stranger to like me if I didn’t like myself. It would stand out like a neon sign. If a stranger asks you, “what kind of people live around here?” Ask him, “what kind of people lived where you came from?” You then can tell him, “that’s probably what you will find here.”
I have always been very careful about not entertaining negative thoughts or negative ideas. I realize that negativity will bring you down without you even realizing it. I learned it is best not to give negatives any time to play their games in my head.
That brings to mind “the nattering nabobs of negativism, Spiro Agnew” He tried to make humor out of what he considered his political opponents negativity.
I do my best staying active, doing exercises on a regular basis. I do realize our minds and bodies are closely intertwined and do their best while working together as a team. Exercising deliberately and slowly also helps me not to do it in excess. At one time I considered exercise to be a brisk walk from my easy chair to the refrigerator for a snack.. Exercise and I get along great now.
Setting goals has been a part of my life that I’ve always been very careful with. I never try to set goals that are too high or hard to obtain. Setting goals and chasing dreams are two very different things. It can be fun to chase dreams but if you never catch that dream it will never become reality. My goals and dreams continue to get along just fine with me. We have an understanding.
I have traveled through many different parts of this world. I have found out most of the people that I encountered were easy to get along with. That begs the question? Were they easy to get along with because I was easy to get along with?