Song Inspired; That’s Life!

We live in a world, where some people get their kicks; Stomping on your dreams. They can stomp their feet all they want, I’ve never been one; to let childish behavior, make me lose focus of my dreams. Maybe, they just don’t know for themselves; how to dream? So don’t ever let that get you down; keep your world spinning, it doesn’t revolve around them. Your heart is not a puppet, that kind of thinking; just keeps your heart a pauper. While that no good pirate, makes off with what you treasure; don’t allow them, to steal your dreams!

That’s life, so what if that’s what people say. Sing your heart out, let the melody within your soul; be the encouragement that gets you your dream. Yes, sometimes your heart is riding high in April, basking in all the April showers. Only to feeling down and out, because you haven’t yet seen the May flowers. Life is a journey, pick your heart up off despair. Get back in the race, don’t ever stop chasing your dreams; don’t let life keep you looking down!

I too have been down a time or two. My foolish thoughts tried to turn me into a pauper, but that was before my heart met The King; my heart came face to face with royalty. I’ve had a lot of dreams that have come through, and even one that took me a bit by surprise; my heart became a poet. Just goes to show you, so much more is possible; when your heart has learned how to dream. Down should never mean out. As long as the vision is hope, and that hope knows how to lean up against faith; a bigger dream becomes the dawn!

That’s life, our hearts can’t even deny it. But friends, have confidence; If you believe it, by faith you will achieve it. A strong belief system, can ever be mistaken for hopelessness. Push past the sorrow and pain, within the midst of the darkness; dream. With every rise, with every single fall; believe. Your reality will begin to take shape, when you’ve finally learned how to believe, in your dreams; That’s Life!

Today’s song inspired post; That’s Life, is a song by Michael Bublé. He is Canadian, born on September 9, 1975; Happy Birthday Michael. I hope that this song inspired post; was an encouragement, and a blessing!


Fun Friday; El Cheapo?

Oh my darling, tell me; if I held back some of my love, would others call me stingy, with love? If I ripped off my shirt, threw it to the ground; would you believe I did that, after looking at the price tag? I know that real love, isn’t about the price tag; that just cheapens the experience. I was just demonstrating, that I’m absolutely willing; to give you the very shirt off my back. But if I took it back up, put it back on; because I thought it would be, a good… bye, bye. This love is not a song and dance, it’s not even about being NSYNC. A good bye, is a goodbye; if the love is half off, the agreed upon amount of love!

So let’s go for a walk, but not in the park; there’s this one angry bird. The bird saw me throw down the shirt, now every time I walk through; all I keep hearing is, cheap, cheap. Let’s hold hands, gaze into each other’s eyes; forgo the talking points. Talk is cheap; if not ultimately followed up, with substantive actions. That’s the time to put up, because my heart will never shut up. Over the years my love has seemed a bit frugal, but I never ever wanted you to believe; that I thought your heart was ever cheap. Let me raise my hand, I want to ask my heart a question; are you ready to put your money where your mouth is? To show that this love, has never been a cheap thrill.

People see me as being picky, the love within is a sticky situation. I’m stuck on you; crazy, will forever be the glue. So, say what you will, just don’t ever get it twisted; the love within my heart, has never been anything less than genuine. Loving me is not easy, but I will never give cheap love; the cost, my everything. Your love and God’s love, is what makes my heart rich, and truly profitable. The world offers a cheap substitute, and still wants to call it; “love!” I would do you, and everyone a true disservice; if the love was so cheap, that you could never feel it deep within your bones!

So my sweet darling, if I showed you a hundred dollar bill; then told you that I can’t give it to you. Would you call me a prankster, a cheapskate; or maybe just El Cheapo? That wouldn’t be my hearts reality, tell me; how can you truly measure, A Woman’s Worth? I could give ten thousand reasons; why your love is truly one in a million. When I have that kind of money, darling, it’s all yours; all I need, is just your love. The blessings are running me down, poised to overtake me. I will never give cheap love, to anyone in need. When love is a true richness, for every heart to behold. True love, is worth more; then all the riches in the world!

So, let me state for the record, by saying this; “El Cheapo,” is Spanish. So in the future darling, I would prefer to be called; Mr. F.R.U.G.A.L instead, short for; “Fun, Resourceful, Unique, Gracious, Assertive and Loving!” The worth, of a true Renaissance man!


The Fork!

I’ve always tried my very best to anticipate, to watch my step; guard my heart. Sometimes, we can find ourselves at a crossroad; the proverbial fork in the road. This world has so many ups and downs, choices; when you find yourself lost, look up. Some people might think that’s not a viable direction, but that would be the best decision. They can even make you feel like you’re crazy, you’re not. Crazy is a state of mind. Making a decision, without the heart being part of the deciding factor; insanity becomes the state!

As for me and my heart, No one will ever be able to stick a fork; done, would mean I no longer walk the earth. Tenderness, will forever be the feeling; that differentiates a hardened heart, from a gentle soul. How can anyone see if love permeates within; if you’re never willing to show the tender side? Don’t get me wrong, we all have a side; that at times can be a bit distasteful. You may have been burnt one, too many times; don’t let those dark moments, define your heart!

So therefore, let the true undeniable presence abide; love. It doesn’t matter how hardened you‘ve become, your heart cannot deny the truth; the love within. When you have truly come to the realization, that within the heart; love is the deep seeded desire. Being tender, will then never be a crossroad; but the path, you’ve forever chosen to take. Even when your heart gets completely full; don’t let the love, stop feeding your soul. Whenever your soul feels overwhelmed, just take a deep breath; then let your heart, take in every bit of that Amazing love. Real love needs to be savored, not just consumed. Even though the love, is truly poised; to consume your heart, from within!

My friends, chew on this; the true meat of any good relationship, are the truly tender moments; your heart gets to enjoy. That’s right, take the time to enjoy every bit of those moments; especially, when it’s a truly tasty love. Go ahead, get your fill, just remember; it’s not about stuffing your heart, but filling each others soul; try a little tenderness. And if you again get to another fork, keep the love moving forward; the fork is never the end of the road. The love you will crave today, will still make you hungry; for more of the same tomorrow. Don’t stop thirsting, don’t ever stop feasting; don’t let the love within your heart go hungry. Because from the very beginning, you didn’t already make up within your heart; which fork you would forever choose?


It Was So Clear; Right Turn Only!

Why should I ever have to worry about being lost? Whenever I looked up, there’s always a sign; it comes from up above. This is not about having a clear eye, but an open heart; to truly see everything, within the right perspective. The sign spoke to me with such a clear and powerful message, it simply said; ”right turn only!” The words were clear as day, so what’s a man to do. Following your heart is a good thing, but even a foolish heart; can still make all the wrong decisions. Follow your heart, but first learn how to be led; by more than just what feels good!

So therefore I followed the sign, not just the heart; clarity comes, when your heart knows how to also listen. My heart knew the way, getting home wasn’t a new thing; why didn’t I notice that sign before? I saw with my eyes, but my heart was going through a shifting; called learning how to listen. Before I knew it, I was on the highway. The Highway to Heaven, is what it seemed to me, it led me home; back into the loving arms, of the one who loves me. Our hearts were reunited, and it felt so good!

But how could it not, when love is my compass. People look at me, they might even think that it’s my own ability; that helps me to navigate my heart. Life, it has so many potholes; but where the rubber meets the road, the solid rock is my foundation. Most people think that it’s me, “in the so called drivers seat;” Your love is the driving force, behind my beating heart!

So like I said at the very top of my heart; “why should I ever have to worry, about getting lost? As long as I continue to keep right, and allow Your love; to move to the depth of my soul. Your love will always guide me, to the very end of life; the journey… home. And when I have finally reached the end of the road. I will put the right foot in front of the left, take one steady step at a time. For every little step I take, will without a doubt; get me that much closer, to Your heart!

  • This piece was inspired, by a road sign I saw about three years ago; Right Turn Only! I wrote it then, tweaked it a bit today; may it inspire you, to make the right turns in life!


A Song Inspired; One Moment In Time!

Each day we live, is a day to be; the best you. A day to give your very best, a day to show the best in you; the absolute best you have inside. Make everyday, be your finest day; make every day be your greatest day. This is the moment, this is the best moment; this is your moment in time!

The future may yet be unknown, you may only have one heart. You’re not truly alone, together; our hearts become many. For every day you gain, is a day to be truly grateful. You’ve been given another moment, to gain a new perspective. To taste and see, the sweetness; within a new day. There will be ups and downs, rise up; every time you stumble, or fall. Through it all, this truth remains; this is your moment in time!

That’s the moment, the moment you realize; you can still be all, you’re truly destined to be. When all your dreams, when all of your hopes; seems like the distance, get longer by the miles. Look within, your dreams; are still just a heartbeat away. Seize the moment, seize every moment; you have a destiny, life is just the journey. This is the moment, no time for anything less; than your very best. Lay it all on the line, but don’t bankrupt your heart. Even the best laid plans, is sure to test your heart; maybe even shake your faith. That’s when you fall back on hope; don’t loose that one moment, in time!

Let me take this moment in time to say, Happy Birthday; In loving memory of the recently departed Whitney Houston. Today’s post is a tribute, inspired by her song; One Moment In Time. Her voice was loved, her presence is missed; her heart, forever treasured. Let my love, be your love!

August 9, 1963 – February 11, 2012


The Last Word!

They say the average man speaks about 7,000 words a day, and that the average woman speaks about 20,000 words a day. So, does that mean; that the woman should always get the last word?

I have a Q &A for all the men, as a man should you:

A) Stay single, just so you never have to give a woman the last word?

B) Except, that a woman has more on her heart to say. Listen attentively, decide within your own heart; that you will love her unconditionally?

C) Let her express her heart, as you just nod and agree… with the clock; that it’s ten minutes to midnight. But you’re still willing to wait patiently, for her to reach the 20,000 words; so you can finally get some sleep?

D) Never give up the fight, never give in to the stats. After all, men love to gamble; with so much to lose. Argue your point, the stats will never show; that bitterness was never factored, into the end of the equation. Was that part of the gamble, or just one of the emotions; that was worth the gamble?

E) Do you study her heart, learn her love language. Do you try to show a little tenderness, so both of you; can truly connect on a deeper level?

As men, we may never be able to fully understand women, or speak 20,000 words; in a given day, and that’s okay. Back in the day, you would be lucky to get 2000 words out of me; the strong silent type. Thirty years later, I’m getting there; I’ve made it to 2018, just kidding. A woman just wants to know, that you’re willing to just listen; to her heart. If you’re truly a good listener, her last 13,000 words; can be used to tell you, how much she truly appreciates your love. Then you will truly love, that she always gets to have; the last word!


Fun Friday; Life, The Reality!

My heart has been on a journey, trying to stay grounded within the truth; Reality. Life is what you make it, make it an adventure; living as part of, The Amazing Race. For me, it’s never been about; Keeping Up with the Kardashians, or even the Joneses. These days, you constantly have to look over your shoulder; Big Brother, just might be watching. Cameras are everywhere, it’s so easy to become a; Person of Interest. Who can you really trust, my trust; forever in God!

Every day, I hit the ground running; I want to make sure I take care of my responsibilities. Remembering, to keep from being a person of interest; I have to render unto Cesar, what’s Cesar’s. No one wants to end up on, The Blacklist. Perhaps I just need to get away, maybe on a cruise? I just hope, hearts don’t become shipwrecked; living an isolated life, like on Gilligan’s island. I would absolutely become a Survivor, form a tribe; The Richards family. Not letting the clan become unruly, K.I.D’s; they tried to drive the head woman insane. Being “The Man,” I definitely didn’t put up with that; tribal meeting, explain yourselves!

Sometimes it felt like we’re swimming, in a Shark Tank. Trying to negotiate a fair price with the sharks; Let’s Make A Deal. We managed to survive the cute Rugrat days, but then came a new challenge. Without warning, they grew up. They became an extremely opinionated new breed. The world has never faced anything like it before; Millennials. Dispirit the ongoing conflicts, they could never make me want to retaliate. Become a vigilante, desperately trying to change their thinking; but still seeking to influence their hearts with my Arrow, of love. Some days it was a fight, trying not to become unstable; with a Criminal Mind… set. Big Brother is watching, Jesus; take the wheel, don’t make them drive us crazy. Dr. Phil is far too expensive, that’s the Reality!

Friends, life can be tough, the struggle can seem oh too real. Shed the guilt, and the negative thinking; you have the heart of an overcomer. Don’t ever think that you’ve become; The Biggest Loser. When it boils down to it, make sure that your heart is grounded in reality. Life is a journey, stay the course; fight the good fight. Look back at the past if you must, see how far you have come. Like I said at the very beginning, run the race; make it Amazing. Stop living in the past, get Back To The Future… living. Life can feel like a reality show, still live it to the fullest. Live it with love, joy, peace; but please, live it within true reality!