Sometimes I talk to myself. Some people say it’s okay to talk to yourself as long as you don’t answer back. Well, I talk to myself and I answer back. I tell myself jokes and then I laugh. I ask myself questions and answer them. I make comments to myself. I talk to the Lord. Sometimes I quote scripture. I talk to myself when I’m out in public but I try to make sure my lips don’t move. Even if I slip and my lips move, hopefully people will think I’m just singing. I’ve read that there are benefits to talking to yourself. They include: motivating yourself, talking yourself through a task, and organizing your thoughts.
The other day I asked myself, “Why do you bother blogging? Not many people read your posts or view your videos. You certainly don’t have many followers. You might get one or two comments (thank God for the one or two positive comments). It takes a lot of time and effort to gather and organize the information. You’ve stopped and started several times yet you keep coming back. Why even bother?” If you’re one of the few reading this, don’t feel sorry for me. I don’t feel sorry for me. There’s more that I could do to promote my blog. I choose not to at this time.
Why do I blog? I blog because when I get started writing, I feel a release. It’s therapeutic. Sometimes I don’t even know what I’m going to write about but when I get started, the words and motivation come. That’s what’s happening as I write these words.
I love researching and organizing. I really love it when a plan comes together. I love sharing the humor. Humor and laughter help me get through the seriousness of life.
Why do I sing? I sing because I can. Now don’t take my statement the wrong way. If you have a voice you can sing also. It doesn’t matter if you can or can’t carry a tune. I may not be able to sing like some of the celebrities but I can do what I do. It’s also therapeutic. Unless God performs a miracle, I won’t be famous for my singing, but that’s not why I put my videos on this blog and on YouTube. I do promise that if you focus on the words of the songs you will be blessed.
This blog, YouTube and my radio broadcast are platforms for sharing Jesus. I may never travel to other parts of the world like some missionaries, sharing Jesus. There are many, many, many churches that I will never speak in. There are people who I will never be able to witness to physically. But I do have this platform for this season of my life. When I’m dead and gone, the words and songs that I share on this blog and YouTube will still be around on the Internet.
As you can see, I asked and answered my questions. When I get discouraged, don’t feel like it and want to quit during 2018, I will refer back to the conversation I had with myself and keep running.
And I will bring the blind by a way that they knew not; I will lead them in paths that they have not known: I will make darkness light before them, and crooked things straight. These things will I do unto them, and not forsake them. Isaiah 42:16 King James Version (KJV)
What a wonderful promise! Hope this video blesses you.
Teacher: “Which book has helped you the most in your life?”
Student: “My father’s check book!” – Anonymous
There was an elderly couple who in their old age noticed that they were getting a lot more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. The doctor told them that they should start writing things down so they don’t forget. They went home and the old lady told her husband to get her a bowl of ice cream. “You might want to write it down,” she said. The husband said, “No, I can remember that you want a bowl of ice cream.” She then told her husband she wanted a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream. “Write it down,” she told him, and again he said, “No, no, I can remember: you want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream.” Then the old lady said she wants a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top. “Write it down,” she told her husband and again he said, “No, I got it. You want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top.” So he goes to get the ice cream and spends an unusually long time in the kitchen, over 30 minutes. He comes out to his wife and hands her a plate of eggs and bacon. The old wife stares at the plate for a moment, then looks at her husband and asks, “Where’s the toast?” –Donald Fre…
A boy asks his father, “Dad, are bugs good to eat?” “That’s disgusting. Don’t talk about things like that over dinner,” the dad replies. After dinner the father asks, “Now, son, what did you want to ask me?” “Oh, nothing,” the boy says. “There was a bug in your soup, but now it’s gone.” –John Ocall…
My friend thinks he is smart. He told me an onion is the only food that makes you cry, so I threw a coconut at his face.
Q: Is Google male or female?
A: Female, because it doesn’t let you finish a sentence before making a suggestion. –Montgomery…
The 2018 DO Better! Challenge
(If you’re new to this blog just go back to a few previous posts to get caught up.)
Report: My goal for February: a) Can have meat (red, turkey, chicken, etc.) only two days a week. b) Can have salmon or other fish two days a week.
I achieved my goal for February (thank you Jesus). I didn’t have any setbacks this time. What’s your report? If you had some setbacks just remember – you may fall down but you don’t have to drop out. The good news is: life is a marathon. Here’s the key to the marathon of life: You’re not in a race to run fast. You’re in a race to end well. You’re in a race to get to the finish line. You make progress one step at a time. That’s the way you go towards your goals – one step, one day at a time.
March is National Nutrition Month.
National Nutrition Month is an educational campaign focusing on the significance of physical fitness as well as eating nourishing meals. Scientists and researchers are trying to make a difference and encourage people to try a healthier lifestyle.
Here are 3 possible goals for March:
- Incorporate certain veggies and fruits (ex. Collard greens, kale, cranberries, avocado, bananas, and cauliflower, Swiss chard) into your diet. (be specific) Ex. I want to eat five servings of fruits and veggies 3 days a week.
Try some fresh veggies and fruits. The fresher the food, the more nutritious. Get fresher produce by shopping in season. There are also some benefits to eating lightly steamed veggies. Why not do both. Please don’t cook them to death because you’ll lose a lot of the nutrients. Step out of the boat and try some new veggies and fruits. You get a variety of phytonutrients with colorful produce.2. No soda and sugary drinks (with meals or days)Studies have shown that people who consume sugary drinks regularly have a greater risk of developing type 2 diabetes, heart, disease, and other chronic conditions.
3. Drink more water (Ex. I’ll begin by drinking 6 8-ounce glasses a day). You lose water throughout the day. It’s very important that it be replaced. You become dehydrated when your water intake doesn’t equal your output.
Avocado is not one of my favorite fruits. I’ve tried and tried, but don’t see what all the excitement is about. Research shows that there are many wonderful benefits of including it in your diet. I’m going to give it one more try before I totally give it up.
My goal for March: Include a serving of avocado in my diet 2 days a week.
Feel free to share what goals you (and hopefully a friend, family member, or co-worker) set for March. and how you plan to achieve them.
Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to view the video and read all the nuggets.
Bye for now.