Tag Archives: Believe

Hard Work

25 Jan


Hard work is a defining factor that will contribute to success.  When you set a goal, use your passion as a tool to inspire you to achieve great things.  Don’t be afraid to be a Leader and take risks…..no great change comes from people who are scared.

Don’t worry about what other people think and have confidence and belief in your instincts.

Never give up and never give into weakness.  Being strong, working hard, making smart decisions and being a good Leader will be the determining factor of success.

Good Luck and Hustle Strong.

Grey Street

30 Jan

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“I’ve Dreamed Myself A Thousand Times Around The World………..But I Can’t Get Out of This Place.”

This song is for anyone who is going though hard times.  Life is challenging sometimes and things happen that make it difficult to keep faith.  But hold strong to your intuitions and your heart to live good Life.  Each opportunity is a chance to do good and make right.  Keep going and never give up.

Oh look at how she listens
She says nothing of what she thinks
She just goes stumbling through her memories
Staring out onto Grey Street
But she thinks hey
How did I come to this
I dreamed myself a thousand times around the world
But I can’t get out of this place

There’s an emptiness inside her
And she’d do anything to fill it in
But all the colors mix together
To grey, and it breaks her heart

Oh how she wishes it was different
She prays to God most every night
And though she swears He doesn’t listen
There’s still a hope in her He might
She says I pray
But oh that they fall on deaf ears
Am I supposed to take it on myself
To get out of this place

Oh there’s a loneliness inside her
And she’d do anything to fill it in
And though it’s red blood bleeding from her now,
It feels like cold blue ice in her heart
When all the colors mix together
To grey, and it breaks her heart

There’s a stranger speaks outside her door
Says take what you can from your dreams
Make them as real as anything
Oh it’d take the work out of courage
But she says please
There’s a crazy man that’s creeping outside my door
I live on the corner of Grey Street
And the end of the world

Oh there’s an emptiness inside her
And she’d do anything to fill it in
And though it’s red blood bleeding from her now,
It’s more like cold blue ice in her heart
She feels like kicking out all the windows
And setting fire to this life
She could change everything about her
Using colors bold and bright
But all the colors mix together
To grey, and it breaks her heart
Oh it breaks her heart
To grey

Read more: Dave Matthews Band – Grey Street Lyrics | MetroLyrics

Cemeteries of London

30 Jan


String of Reactions

8 Jan


Life is full of surprises.

One can never tell who will come into their Lives.

One can never tell who will leave their Lives.

So many different factors play into the way Life unfolds.

Loving someone with mental illness is very difficult.

A mental illness is a medical condition that disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood or ability to relate to other people that can result in  a disruption of daily functioning.

People with mental illness are unpredictable and it is difficult to tell what kind of behaviors this type of person will exhibit when their stress level hits an ultimate high point.

The hardest part of dealing with someone very close to you who has mental illness, is that at many times, when things have hit a low, these types of people aren’t very nice and they don’t care if their behaviors lead others to hurt or suffer.  They exhibit very selfish traits and they don’t feel bad if they cause other’s harm.

It’s really difficult to not give up on someone who has mental illness.  It is difficult to keep confident in people when they aren’t nice to you and the things they do lead you to feel bad.

Being a loyal person makes it hard to give up on people, even if they do exhibit behaviors that aren’t good.

When people you thought you could rely on, treat you badly, this is very frustrating.

One of my staff, X, is also having a hard time dealing with someone in his Life who is exhibiting behaviors of a mentally unsound person.

After he told me his story, I felt frustrated for him, as I know what it feels like to be on the receiving end of someone’s negative mind.

Together, we were having a really bad day.

In order to take out some frustration, I handed him a package that had just arrived for me in the mail.  Inside the package, is a gift that I intended to give someone special, but as Life has happened, I hadn’t had the opportunity to present yet.

Motioning for X to follow me, I handed him the sealed box, and told him to come outside. Another one of my staff, curious, followed us to see where we were going and what we were doing.

Walking towards the door, to the backyard outside, I instructed X to open the box and I told him that what was inside the box, we were going to smash to the ground.

When Life hands you frustrating situations, perhaps a little venting might produce some stress relief.

Instead of smashing someone’s psyche or making someone feel bad, smashing something to hear a loud sound and to exert some strong force seemed like the lesser of two evils.

X was excited, nervous and curious all at once. We had both hit a very high stress level and standing outside with no jackets, in the freezing cold, in the middle of snow, holding a package we were about to smash, got us to stop for a second and take some time to realize that there are decisions we can take to make things in our Life better or worse.

He tore open the box, curious to know what  we were going to destroy.

As he ripped open the card board, he pulled out a  black case, just over 2 ft long.

He looked confused, as he slowly unzipped the case.

Inside, he found a brand new beautiful, baby blue violin.

X looked up to me with fear in his eyes. He looked long and hard, studying my face, wondering why I wanted him to smash this perfect little instrument into the ground.

As he looked into my eyes, I said, “Ok, now with one shot, smash it to the ground.  It makes no sense to bash people, to hurt others with words, to hurt anyone physically, when you can just smash this right now and get out some of your frustration.”

He knew I wasn’t joking.

He was holding the small beautiful violin in one of his hands.  He looked towards me and then he looked at the ground.

His eyes started filling up with tears.

I can’t do it.  I can’t smash this violin.  I just can’t break this , I am sorry.  I don’t know who you got this for, but I can’t destroy this instrument. Maybe tomorrow I will do it, but not today.

I smiled and gave him a hug, motioning for him to follow me inside.

Honestly, I was happy that he didn’t smash the violin.  I had bought the violin as a gift for someone I love.

The violin is symbolic of someone’s dream. The beautiful little violin is perfect.

Someone wished for that violin to learn to play beautiful music, which is something that will bring joy to people, not hurt.

It gave me hope that my friend didn’t smash the violin.  His strength helped me realize that we are responsible for each choice we make.

My friend had a real stressful few days and he was telling me over the weekend he had come to his knees begging God for strength to make strong choices not to do anything that would cause anyone ill harm.

He had been placed in a situation where he had to make a choice to react in peace or in a manner that might have changed his Life forever.

He said that he got on his knees holding onto an elephant bracelet that was made for him as a gift from a very special young child who is the daughter of one of my friends.

He loves that bracelet and he never takes it off. It was made for him out of love from a child, the most pure form of love that exists.

I was glad that he was able to draw strength from something that makes him feel security.

“Funny, I said, It’s very interesting that you are telling me this story – because the violin is a gift for the very same little girl who made you that bracelet.  Life takes people in different places, maybe I will give it to her, maybe I won’t, but either way it represents hope for good things.”

He was very happy that we hadn’t bashed the violin into pieces.  He was happy that I still have the violin and will be able to give it to that very special young girl, who is protecting us and teaching us lessons without her even knowing.

The true magnificence of a beautiful soul.

Don’t ask any of my friends – they will tell you that I am the craziest of them all…….

But I dare say, I beg to differ………….


31 Dec


New Year rings in at midnight.

People vow that at the turn of the day, things in their Lives will change, things will improve and things will get better than they were yesterday.

Motivation comes in all forms.

Don’t need to wait for the change of a New Year to start what you want to achieve today.

It is always a good time to be your best self so either today or tomorrow if you don’t find exactly what you are looking for, remember to keep hope and never give up faith.

Success comes from the heart and soul you share with the World.

Yesterday, Tomorrow…..but most importantly Today.

Forgive old mistakes and look forward to new achievements.

Happy Times!  And A Great Upcoming Year to All People.

“Everything that kills me……makes me feel alive. Counting Stars” – One Republic



30 Dec

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Often I wonder what takes people past the line of sanity into the realm of “crazy.”

We have all, at one point, felt that Life has gotten “crazy” and that things get out of control from what we would like, but there are people in this World who truly cannot control their emotions.  For the majority of time, they are frustrated, angry, depressed and hopeless.

Some people don’t function on the same plane as most regular people and they are unpredictable in that at any point of time they can go from being fine, to becoming so frustrated internally, that they can’t control their behaviors and regulate their emotions.  Depression can be scary.

Working in a Nursing/Rehabilitation Center has its challenging times.  There are many Psych Residents I work with and watching their behaviors is challenging in that I often find myself wondering what happened to get people into such a state that they have to be institutionalized and that they can’t regulate the flow of their feelings.

Watching people lose control is a constant reminder for me to keep my emotions as positive as I can no matter how hard Life seems.  Watching people who are so internally unsettled makes me consciously strive to keep my faith in God and good people.  Watching people with hurt in their eyes makes me want more than anything to overcome negativity.  Seeing people in pain makes me want to push for goodness.

Life is sensitive and fragile.  It’s important to keep a positive perspective no matter what the circumstance.

In all reality, I am with people who exhibit mental illness, for a great deal of every day.  Although I don’t live in the facility, I spend a lot of my waking time working to help people feel better.

I work closely with people and am able to relate to them on a deep level where they respond to me well and talk to me with a level of deep trust.

Giving people hope and helping people through their hard times is all we can do to make Life easier for everyone.

It’s a fine line to be able to control your mind to keep positive and stay on the high end of optimism as opposed to losing hope and letting go of faith.

No matter what happens, teamwork and being good to each other is essential for happiness and success.

Don’t be a person who contributes to another person’s pain.

Do what you can to make people feel better.

Mind control to help people feel better starts with you and how you treat other people all the time.

Happy Upcoming New Year and a Cheers to gaining good vibes and releasing all pain.

Much Love.


Good Spirit

26 Dec


This Christmas I definitely received many gifts.  Generousity is a strong trait from many people in my Life and we enjoy giving and making each other happy.

Material things are awesome and I am grateful!!  But, Christmas isn’t all about gifts.  Christmas is about spending time with loved ones and working together to feel good.

Positive teamwork breaks barriers and boundaries.  Miracles do exist.   This, I know for sure.

Each person has their own views on God, Jesus and Faith but remember that all good things are fueled by Love.

God is good; take a look around at all the beautiful gifts we receive from the World.

Keep a good spirit and a Very Merry Christmas to You and your Family.


Together We Vow Our Colors Will Sparkle The Fade

18 Dec


Ever Changing Story

14 Dec

Life is full of many surprises.

Keeping in control of emotions is hard.

These days, I have let my emotions overpower my logic.

There are times I am more upset than I care to be and then I start feeling nervous.  Immediately, I push nervous feelings out of my mind and pray to God to keep me strong and show me peace.

Things are so unsteady in Life that sometimes I wake up already feeling tense.  Real Life haunts my dreams.

Today I woke up with a pit of anxiety in my stomach.  This is not the way to start a day.  So I prayed, I am writing and keeping my mind focused on positive things that make me feel better.

Placing too much trust in people has got me in a challenging and sad situation.

Because I can’t control my situation, I have become irrational and have a hard time handling my very strong emotions.

Losing composure leaves me feeling weak but the only sight I have my eyes focused on is picking up to live my best Life.

There are good people.  There are bad people.  People who will never leave your side and people who will turn their backs.  People will disappoint you and will act in ways that are challenging.

Keep your head up, keep smiling, pray for peace and Live each day doing positive things.  Treat others the way you would like to be treated.

Spread Love and Not Hate.  We have one Life to get everything right.



12 Dec

There’s Just No Other Place

Joe Satriani – I Believe: http://youtu.be/siJS3zMj8Jc

So when the odds are against you and you face any self doubt just remember to Believe in yourself and your intuition.

Follow your heart to happiness.  Be good and stay true to yourself and everyone around you in Life.


Joe Satriani – I Believe: http://youtu.be/siJS3zMj8Jc