Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

wish...

wish...


wish I would have inspired you. I wish I could have lit a fire inside you.

A fire to create, to live, to love.


I wish I changed your life. Only for the better.

I wish YOU would write your story.

I wish YOU would make that movie.

I wish YOU would see the truth.

We can only show you the way, you have to follow your own path.

With love.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Today's Photo: Edit

Hope On The Horizon
Photo by Christopher Thomas



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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Today's Edit !

Watch The Seconds

Photo by:
Christopher Thomas

Today's edit. Sure was fun! Take a look at the rest of my work. Click photo for more from ctopher_42.


Thursday, March 9, 2017

Short Story

I wrote a short story that is on Medium. You can see it here if you click the link. It's really pretty good and it will make you think about what could be possible in this world. Please take the time to read my story and have some time to think about what could be possible.

My Heart and Mind On Your Sleeve


Have a great day.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Chipher Challenge....

This is a trivial chipher that any human should be able to decode.


No Cheating: Figure it out for yourself!!

1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7
12 & 25 & 0 & 25 & 12 & xx
5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5 & xx
0 & 9 & 22 & 0 & 22 & 9
5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5 & xx
0 & 12 & 25 & 0 & 25 & 12
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
13 & 26 & 0 & 26 & 13 & xx
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6
8 & 21 & 0 & 21 & 8 & xx
9 & 22 & 0 & 22 & 9 & xx
0 & 1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1
7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7 & xx
0 & 6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
12 & 25 & 0 & 25 & 12 & xx
11 & 24 & 0 & 24 & 11 & xx
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6
5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5 & xx
12 & 25 & 0 & 25 & 12 & xx
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7.oo
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
13 & 26 & 0 & 26 & 13 & xx
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
9 & 22 & 0 & 22 & 9 & xx
0 & 6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1
0 & 1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1
0 & 6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6
5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5 & xx
12 & 25 & 0 & 25 & 12 & xx
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6
11 & 24 & 0 & 24 & 11 & xx
0 & 12 & 25 & 0 & 25 & 12
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
0 & 8 & 21 & 0 & 21 & 8
13 & 26 & 0 & 26 & 13 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
9 & 22 & 0 & 22 & 9 & xx
11 & 24 & 0 & 24 & 11 & xx
6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6 & xx
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7
8 & 21 & 0 & 21 & 8 & xx
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
13 & 26 & 0 & 26 & 13 & xx.oo
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
6 & 19 & 0 & 19 & 6 & xx
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
0 & 7 & 20 & 0 & 20 & 7
8 & 21 & 0 & 21 & 8 & xx
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
13 & 26 & 0 & 26 & 13 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
0 & 8 & 21 & 0 & 21 & 8
13 & 26 & 0 & 26 & 13 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
9 & 22 & 0 & 22 & 9 & xx
11 & 24 & 0 & 24 & 11 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx
0 & 5 & 18 & 0 & 18 & 5
0 & 2 & 15 & 0 & 15 & 2
1 & 14 & 0 & 14 & 1 & xx
4 & 17 & 0 & 17 & 4 & xx.oo

Good Luck!

Friday, February 10, 2017

The Difference

Knowledge vs. Wisdom


There are some things in life that we can learn through knowledge. The things we can learn from being taught by others through reading or study.

This can be good and beneficial, knowledge helps us to learn and grow. The process of having knowledge starts with having a love for learning and being fascinated by new ideas, ways of living, and creative lives.

There is however another kind of learning that can not be taught. This is known as wisdom, and no matter how much you try or want it to be known; wisdom can not be taught.

We simply do not have the ability to teach wisdom to others, we have the ability to give them knowledge. It’s up to each person as to what they will do with that knowledge. It’s up to each of us to do what we can with the knowledge we have so that we can make the best use of our own wisdom to working towards a better world.


Be creative to express yourself


Sometimes we have knowledge that we think will benefit us, but serves no immediate use to our fellow humans. It’s a difficult choice to have to choose how to best convey our wisdom and what the best way to share that with other people.

Today people are very closed minded and divided. Sometimes you have to find a happy middle ground that will both provide the information you want to use to help others, while providing just enough discomfort that people are able to grow.

People like comfort. They don’t like to be shocked or have difficulties that are not easy to deal with. The problem is that to really grow there has to be a level of discomfort in the beginning that helps them shape new ideas and ways of thinking.

There are no easy choices. There is no easy solution. My best advice is this, “Take the good training you get and use it. If you get bad training, learn from it.”

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

The Choice

By Edgar Guest

The Choice

And one man said:
“All hope is dead
And I wish that I were too!
For rough is the way
And the skies are gray
And I can’t get work to do.
I’ve lost the things which I thought were mine,
And it’s now no use for the sun to shine.”

In similar straits,
Betrayed by the fates
And stripped of his worldly gear,
Another man said:
“Well I’m far from dead,
And I don’t want to die this year!
There is a lot proved false which I thought was true,
But I want to be here when the sun breaks through.”

All men must choose
Of these opposite views,
And it’s easy enough to fail,
If your willing to quit
You can argue for it
With a truly deplorable tale,
But always the difficult thing to do
Is to stick to a problem and see it through.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Thinking and Feeling

Importance


When learning your way through your heart and mind, there is one thing that will change your life. To quote the famous philosopher, Aristotle. He said: “It is the mark of an educated mind to be able to entertain a thought without accepting it.”

This is really true when searching for your life goals and meaning in your life. You must learn how to separate your thoughts from your emotions.

If you have an emotional response to every thought then you will be very frustrated. However if you can have the thoughts and deal with them one at a time while not allowing every one of them effect your emotions, then you have reached maturity.


Heart mind conflict:


Sometimes you have to go through a long process of thinking everything through without letting it all upset you. Sure you can think anything, be brave enough to do so. Just don’t accept everything you think, and better yet; don’t let everything you think effect your heart.

The mind and heart are separate. Too many people confuse everything that think with an emotion. This is simply not healthy. If you want to be happy you have to let your heart feel love and joy. What your brain does doesn’t have anything to do with your heart.

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Please be aware, this is in no way to say you should think bad thoughts. That is up to your own morals and what you feel is right or wrong. This is only to say that you should be open to all the good possibilities that are available. Your morals determine what you think is right or wrong to think. Please use good judgement.

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Words Rock:

When your words rock, people notice. My photograph shown below is my expression of trying to make a statement about the choice of words and how they can be powerful in the heart and mind. You don't have to be mean for your words to be strong, you just have to believe in what your saying.

It helps if you are right and believe in what your saying, but there is nothing like blind adherence to ideas that should have been removed from our lives many years ago. Well I hope that my blog here will show people there are other ways to think about the problems.

After all you can not solve today's problems with the same thinking that created them. -Albert Einstein.


Words Rock

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Our Boxer Pups

We have had our boxers for over a year now. They are such wonderful dogs and good company. We have a pair, Bella and Snickers who are sisters from the same litter. The whole story is too long to go into details here, however they have really bonded with each other and totally partners in crime with their daily antics and wild chases through the house.

As pictured below these two love to have fun and enjoy being outside in open areas where they can run and chase each other having a friendly game of tag. They hate having to come home, and if they can get in the water so much the better. This will be their second winter and I wonder how they will handle the snow this year?


Snickers and Bella

Friday, April 22, 2016

Poem Between Unknown Friends

Poem Between Unknown Friends


This poem is for us;


may our memories of each other never haunt us!

rather they are there to remind us of whom we love and why.

Through it all there is no one but each other

that could fill the shoes of our best friend.

I shall not fear even the worst from you,

and I welcome all the love my heart

can hold that you share along the way.

It's not that I'm invincible to your ways;

rather I know you share the love I have for you,

and you would only share with me

what's in our best interests.

may my love keep you alive as long as you wish to continue.

just remember I too need a sparkle of your love to keep living;

I'm not without hopes and dreams.

Were made of the same stuff.

May our hopes and dreams no matter how wild or far out there

be the things we would both agree upon.

And together we will do more than anyone ever dreamed possible.

I'm wishing you the best and sky's of blue ;

I just hope I've been the sort of friend you have been to me.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

How to journal....

Keeping a journal is a good idea, it can get you through many tough times, it can remind you of the good times too. The key is to be consistent in writing everyday and to cover all the important parts of your life and day. It can help you learn, grow, to become better day by day. If you want to stretch you mind, if you want to learn to think better; keep a journal.

Here are a few things I have learned about keeping a journal:

1. Do write the date, time, place at the top of every entry.
If you want to get really creative write the moon phase and temperature too.
2. Write everyday.
3. Don't be afraid of your feelings, until you put them down you never know what you really think.
4. Review every few months.

If you carry your journal with you, then that five minutes of down time can be used to write, even if it's good or bad times, you can make a note of it. Keep writing until you feel grounded in your life, comfortable, confident, and happy.

After years of keeping journals and reviewing the progress you have made you can feel pretty good about your efforts, and remember where you were and what you were doing. Maybe they won't make a movie about you, that's not the point; keeping a journal is good for your mind. Keeps you on your toes and thinking, growing, learning. Try to write something different everyday without repeating yourself. Watch your creativity grow.

here is a link that is more in-depth than I am covering here with some good ideas.

http://lifehacker.com/why-you-should-keep-a-journal-and-how-to-start-yours-1547057185



Monday, February 2, 2015

Zen Saying #2


a zen student once asked his teacher, "if you don't mind, I would like to ask you a question." the teacher replied, "I mind, it's a way of thinking."

-ctopher

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Courage


Courage
by Edger A. Guest


This is courage: to remain
Brave and patient under pain;
Cool and Calm and firm to stay
In the presence of dismay;
Not to flinch when foes attack,
Even though you're beaten back;
Still to cling to what is right,
When the wrong possesses might.


This is courage: to be true
To the best men see in you;
To remember, tempest-tossed,
Not to whimper, "All is lost!"
But to battle to the end
While you still have strength to spend;
not to cry all hope is gone
While you have life to carry on.


This is courage: to endure
Hurt and loss you can not cure;
Patiently and undismayed,
Facing life still unafraid;
Glad to live and glad to take
Bravely for your children's sake,
Burdens they would have to bear
if you fled and ceased to care.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Stages

As every flower fades and as all youth
Departs, so life at every stage,
so every virtue, so our grasp of truth,
Blooms in it's day and may not last forever.
Since life may summon us at every age
Be ready, heart, for parting, new endeavor,
Be ready bravely and without remorse
To find new light that old ties cannot give.
In all beginnings dwells a magic force
For guarding us and helping us to live.

by

Herman Hesse
The Glass Bead Game