Let me give you a thought to ponder on for awhile. You are on a cliff and you are looking down into the abyss of darkness of a gorge. You wonder what is down there and the thrill of climbing down to see what neat relics or coin that has been tossed from the location of where you stand. Throughout the years, the edge of the cliff becomes more unstable because of the weather as well as the many other people who have stood where you are wondering the same exact thing. Regardless of the danger, you still creep closer to the edge to peek down into the bottom just to grasp a glimpse of some amazement or treasure to be retrieved. Without concern for your safety, you get closer and closer and then when you start falling… you only pray that you hit soft ground. In the end, you find yourself hurt and in a recovery process that will be following you the rest of the days of your life.
How is your life? Let’s be honest here. Are you truly happy? If you aren’t, then you are probably creeping towards the edge of the cliff wondering what is down in the next canyon of your life. There may be circumstances that are pushing you closer to the edge to help you make the plunge. You may have someone constantly pushing you by irritation, malice, or even direct discontent and making you feel that you are not worthy of their presence. They may indirectly avoid you because they take for granted that you will “always be there” and take care of things without giving you the praise and love in which you deserve. Perhaps you have done something wrong and the more you try to do the right thing; the more the past comes up from the people pushing you over the edge. So you think to yourself… why not take the plunge if that is what everyone else wants. You may want those people to stop pushing the past on you… but no matter what, the trust is blown and you feel that it is non-repairable no matter what happens. When you break the trust with a loved one, they are hesitant about trusting again. If it is something that is detrimental, they may never trust you again ever regardless whether or not they “forgive” you. Just know this, it isn’t about whether or not they forgive you… it is whether or not you feel worthy enough to even try again.
For those who are the ones pushing one towards the edge… or for those who are “forgiving”; if you indeed forgive… then do so without any regards to the situation in which the loyalty or trust was broken. If you truly forgive, then you let it go. You don’t play private investigator or snooper. If you truly forgive the person, then you communicate with that person more and more and make the relationship stronger than ever. Yes, there is pain in doing this. However, if you make it through the pain together; then it will work in the end. If you go on a spree of vengeance without communicating with the person that hurt you, then you are helping the destruction process in a fast countdown.
In this life, there are no do-overs. So make sure whatever decision you make in life… make sure you have a safety net below in case you are pushed overboard. If you are the pusher, then back up and help your fellow man up so that you do not force them overboard into a pit of unknown.
Until next time…
How many like stew? or perhaps boiled okra? or perhaps boiled potatoes? Out of all three of those, you probably almost threw up at the thought of boiled okra because not many people like it.
Life is just like being in a boiling pot sometimes. There will always be arguements, discontent, and evil just lurking around the corner. You will find yourself sometimes surrounded in a boiling pot. Never feel like you are sinking. If you have done wrong, admit your wrong and move on. Do not let other’s failures bring your spirits down and cause you to start sinking in dispair.
You will sometimes have people just talk because they have no idea what you do or who you are. They will instigate and mislead others to mistake your accomplishments. Kinda like the old story about a computer tech. Nobody sees the tech or praises the tech when things are running smoothly, but the tech is the first one on the chopping block when things fall apart in the office. Just know this, this WILL happen. Now let’s look at how to defend yourself when this does happen.
Document everything, record conversations when you can, and always keep a solid, positive attitude towards the other parties. Once you do these things, you will find that later on you have all the history that can keep you from getting in boiling water. Let the others see that you are not to be a pushover by showing them that you are standing strong after they fail to bring you down.
Stand strong and be steadfast! Your life has just begun!
Ok so the big fad among teenage girls is taking that popular picture in the bathroom reflection of the mirror. All of us have seen it… even guys are now doing it. But do you ever wonder about the pictures?
Think about this… why would you want to have that picture in the most private place in the house? Why would you want to take the picture in a room where you take care of paperwork on the porcelin throne? Why would you take a picture of where the “browns win the super bowl?” Think about that….
On the retrospect of it… every picture you take is a direct reflection of what kind of person you are. You smile and give those poses of “perfection” in the foreground while the corrupted world is behind you. The thing you fail to realize is that the picture speaks more than a thousand words. Think about this… you are in a photgraph of a corrupted world. You are proof of living existence in a world of turmoil.
So when you take that photo… don’t take it in the bathroom… take it with family, friends, or your pet. Take that photo with someone special and that person you love. Be a part of history with someone instead of by yourself. History will repeat itself in the background, but you will not live forever… take that picture that will last forever!
Until next time…
For 9 months on average, a woman holds a baby inside of her. During the toilsome paths and nights of sickness, the mother keeps pressing onward. The mood swings, hot flashes, and sudden urge for weird delicacies; the mother’s body goes through a lot and then the final stages begin. Through hours of labor and pain, the mother presses onward to ensure that she gives birth to the future of her family.
Think about this… your mother chose to have you. She chose to make sure you had food, shelter, and love. She chose to make sure you were able to get a solid education. She encouraged you when you were down, placed bandaids on your boo-boos, wiped tears when you had the breakup, and stood proud when you did your best.
So honor your mother tomorrow and may all of our mothers of the earth have a blessed and happy mother’s day!
So after looking back on the past year, there have been lots of changes and new things that have happened in our world. Although we have had a lot of weird things that have happened, we as individuals have NOT changed. We are all the same people we have been. You see, there are always new journeys to set out on and there are always going to be new beginnings. The only thing that changes is how you decide to start out your new beginning on your new journey.
Here at the end of the school year, many are moving from middle school to high school. Seniors are starting the new journey of adulthood. Many are scared or hesitant of what highschool has to offer and even the seniors are scared because they have no idea what their life is going to be going through after graduating.
The Dawg’s advice to you… don’t worry about it. Time is going to happen. You cannot change what is coming forward. All you can do is stand strong and follow your heart. Challenge yourself to do better. Use your past as learning tools to strengthen your own life. Know that whoever is in in your past and present are put there to help you grow. Never let animosity tear your life up because of what someone did to you. Let it go and learn from it. The people that caused you problems in your past are still good people genuinely in their hearts. Maybe they had a lot they were going through as well. You can’t change the past at all… just look forward to the positive life you will have in the future. Pray about your life and ask God for guidance and leadership. He will direct your path… just have the candlelight ready for the dark corridors of life you will have to go through. He will still be there right beside you.
Until next time…
Well after doing this site for a year, the Dawg has seen changes in people’s lives as well as received blessings throughout. It amazes me how this site has traveled worldwide and has been able to reach out. I can only hope that you have received morale and spiritual support throughout this past year. I look forward to being able to spread more positive thoughts to youth around the world in the future.
For those who are interested, I have taken all the posts that were for this site and made it into a PDF format. You can receive this PDF book by filling out the “Ask the Dawg” page and I will personally deliver your copy.
Other exciting news… Planet X Entertainment will be airing my show on their internet radio station soon. Check out Planet X Entertainment regularly to see when the station is online!
Again, Glory to God for all the blessings and thank you to everyone who has given me support! It is proven that with God… ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE!
So riding in a truck for awhile will get your mind to thinking about the different paths a person may take in life. Sometimes you will see signs for gas stations, greenhouses, or that once in a lifetime rarity of a specialty store that you won’t see again for miles. Our own journeys may go through hills, valleys, mountains, or maybe just straight flatland with nothing but trees around us. Whichever road you may take, do so in full happiness. Know that the road you are embarking on is the one that is going to ultimately lead you to a place of satisfaction and peace.
Throughout your journey in life, you will run into storms, fallen trees, possible vehicle issues, or just face that toilsome adversary called fatigue. Just remember that with every journey, there will be mountains to go over and valleys to go through. The storms will be rough from time to time, but the sun will shine eventually as the clouds split apart. Sometimes it is darkest before the storm… but the rainbow at the end will reassure you that the storm you just went through will not ever happen the same way again.
Those signs you see are temptations to pull you in and throw you off track. Make sure that your stops are brief and soak in what you have at each stop. Do not let the voices of temptation pull you in and sidetrack your ultimate goals in life. Be sure that you always are vigilant and keep a history of your findings so that you may not go back through the same mountains and valleys you have gone through before. When you see a sign in question… just keep on going. If it doesn’t help you or gives you positive influence on progressing to your goals in life… then it will only delay your success in your future.
Thus… remember your time travel in life. Be quick to proceed on that journey of happiness no matter what the cost may be.
Everyone wants to take that dive in life where they can just jump out above everyone else and enjoy the ride of life. As you are soaring high and riding the atmosphere down, you keep a watch on your elevation. You look out across the sky and watch the earth as it gets closer and closer. At a moment, you pull the ripcord and you feel yourself being yanked as your chute opens and you float safely to the ground.
Life is definitely one heck of a skydive. However, do you realize that the very chute you used to float down to earth is the very one that was packed by the people who have had influence on you? Would you have wanted the ones that were negative impact on you packing your chute before you jumped instead? Your life is going to be difficult at some times. The influences of your life will depend on which chute you grab so you can take the plunge from the plane.
Surround yourself with the positive role models in your life. Those are the ones who can give you the positive impact and pack your chute the correct way so that you can survive the falls in life. Enjoy the ride in life and when that first chute opens and you see it not opening because it was packed by the bad influences… use your secondary because the positive influences will always outweigh the bad ones by far.
Which influences have packed your chute?
Constantly teenagers buck on what their parents advise them on. There is a unseen barrier between good and evil between parents and children. This is the barrier that causes the children to learn from their mistakes and helps them grow. However from time to time there are situations that cause the child to think and KNOW they are completely right in situations. However, regardless of who is right and who is wrong… NEVER disrespect your parents. Honor them even if they are wrong. Here are a couple of examples of parents being wrong and the child being right:
Father has a tough time dealing with emotions and stress. Although his daily routine is chaotic, the father attempts to go home and ease his mind. Siblings are fighting and arguing at home when he arrives. Instead of resolving the issues, the father yells and screams at the children and causes fear to set in. Instead of being understanding, he throws more chaos into the already chaotic situation. Tensions rise and tempers flair. The children then flee to their areas of the home and shun away from messing with the father for the rest of the evening. Was it right for the father to do that? Definitely no! The father is a strong and stern figure in the family and should be respected at all times regardless of his actions. However, the father should realize that he has to live that example and will have to answer for his actions one day. Love your father even if the decisions he makes are wrong.
Mother is having issues dealing with relationship issues. She has had history of bad luck and financial strain. She constantly is thriving to be accepted in the wrong ways. Yet the morals that she tries to teach her children are the very ones in which she has violated herself. By constantly throwing the father under the bus and targeting him with onslaught, she puts the space in the middle of the teamwork in which the parents are supposed to have. She constantly takes her stress and relies on the children to help her cope instead of understanding that it puts more stress and strain on them as children. This is definitely out of character of a mother. The mother is supposed to be the parent that nurtures and surrounds the children with love instead of making their lives feel that they have to choose. Favoritism is definitely a quick way of destruction and all children should be loved EQUALLY. Supporting the children in everything they do is a must. Being a team with the father to offer proper advice to situation is an all win situation. When the barrier of trust and support is broken between the mother and father, destruction will eventually follow. Support doesnt include just physical touch. Financial and moral support are needed by both parents. Love your mother even if the decisions she makes are wrong.
Experience is the key in this world for our youth to move forward and be successful in life. The actions of both parents will reflect on the type of person the child will be when he/she grows up. If your parents are married or divorced, remember that no matter what… they are still your parents. Respect them and honor them… for one day, you may be in the parental position!
Throughout your time as a teenager, you will find yourself hanging with more and more adults as your teenage life advances. You will find that while sometimes the adults enjoy bringing laughter and smiles to your face, you may not give the appropriate recognition to the adult for the end results of life.
Just because you are a teenager does not give you the right to disrespect an adult no matter how goofy or funny he or she may appear sometimes. You need to realize that by showing that disrespect, you make things harder on yourself in the long run.
There are times that I act goofy and cut up just to make youth laugh. However, there have been times that I have been disrespected when talking about something and the teenagers think I cannot do things of the nature. You may end up being very shocked one day to find out that I have accomplished exactly what I said I would have. Although I haven’t jumped a bike in a long time, if I had the opportunity to jump one today… I have no doubt that I could jump with no problems. I also know that if an apocalypse happened today, I would not have any issues in surviving.
The point of this is simple really. Pay attention to what you say and how you say things to an adult. You may end up making yourself look really stupid and disrespectful to an adult by the actions of your own words. You may end up being proven wrong and you end up having to eat your own words.