It Has Been A While

It has been a while since my last post. Things keep getting in my way and I haven’t fought hard enough. Right now, it is best that I get away from routine. You will not see me Wednesdays as you’re so used to, not always, anyways. Whenever I am able to sneak in a post, I promise to do so. You may see me missing for short or long whiles, but I haven’t abandoned you. I still have plenty to post and say. I still read blogs, I still take pictures, and I still write things. Hopefully, this makes it so you see me more, as you haven’t been lately.

I want to thank those of you who are still with me and I hope I can continue to provide whatever it is that keeps you with me. I do, however, wish to give you plenty to read, even in my absent periods…especially, in these times of “In Person” Social Distancing. Notice I say, “In Person”, with emphasis. That is because there are plenty of ways to stay social online.

These are my top 3 recommended Blogs…

The Travellothoner: Poems, book reviews, travel, and exercise are some of his most common subjects.

Eclipsed Words: Provides things such as poetry, inspirational material, helpful tips, advice, and positivity.

Flora Fiction: A great place for reviews, from music, to movies and series. Additionally, a go to for self help on mental health and psychology issues. Finally, she, too, posts poems.

LINKS: The Travellothoner Eclipsed Words Flora Fiction

Thank you,

-Rebel

True Love Potion

Love is powerful, love is magical…But, what is love?

Love is an eternal flame that burns in every caring heart.

Love can endure a lifetime and last forever more.

Love doesn’t cage, love doesn’t judge.

Love accepts and understands-seeing all flaws, but remains standing strong.

Love is kind, love is caring.

Love can be given to many, and has many forms.

Love is respectful, love is honorable.

Love may be hurtful, but it never aims to hurt.

Love is forgiving, love is a choice.

Love is never having to say “Sorry” but always wanting to.

Love is giving, love is sacrifice.

Love, in its true form, desires happiness for loved ones, even if it means saying goodbye.

Love is courage, love protects.

Love doesn’t excuse faults; instead, it helps one learn and grow.

Love is free, love is strong.

Love, in its own way is selfish, but selfless by nature.

Love is honest, love is vast.

Love gives without expecting and asks for nothing in return.

Love is natural, love is valuable.

Love is the most beautiful pain one chooses to endure for the greatest reward of all…

Love!

Happy New Year

YOSEMITE, CA
Half Dome
Sunset

Every New Year, people allover the World set resolutions/goals for themselves.

It is a time that reminds one that time is passing. “New year, new…”, they say.

Time, however, passes us by every day…every minute…every second.

Suns rise and set, leaving behind only the memories of days past.

In time, we gain and we lose; we fall and get back up; and, if we are lucky, time keeps passing us by.

Whatever the old years have given or taken, no matter what the new years bring…

May you continue to live…

May you continue to fight.

Happy New Day!

Meppy Chrwanzkahlidays

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WARNING!
The following words may be found offensive and the subject is a sensitive one. If you wish to read on, you do so accepting that this is a ‘personal’ thought. It is not intended to attack or target anyone in a negative way. It is my personal believe that everyone has the right to theirs, and we shouldn’t disrespect one another just because we don’t share the same views.

This time of year, people tend to be disturbed or offended by others whom may wish you a ______.

This blank can be a “Merry Christmas”, a “Happy Hanukkah”, a “Happy Kwanzaa”, or “Happy Holidays”.

No matter your beliefs, religious or otherwise, it is important to analyze the meaning of these words.

People want others to take them into consideration, but often fail to do the same of others. If you try to force someone else to use a different phrase, or none at all, you are being selfish.

Instead, I present you with this:

The true meaning of these words is…”I wish you good things.”

If your opinion differs in any way (because that’s all a believe is, a strong opinion or view), you don’t have to say it back. A simple, “thank you” or “I wish you well, too”, will do.

This can be carried on through the year, too. Just because someone thinks or feels differently, it doesn’t mean we should get offended by it.

Unless the person means to offend, we must forgive others for hurting us unintentionally.

Lastly, when someone wishes you that “blank”, they are sharing with you something about themselves.

I believe the World would be a better place if we learned to be more accepting of others. Appreciate what people choose to share with you.

Best Wishes…ALWAYS!

Goodbye?

At The Hospital
I do not know when, or if, I will get to post again. I have always believed in hoping for the best, but preparing for the worst. At the very least, I may be absent for a while during recovery. If I shall post again one day, I hope you will still be there, ready to continue this journey with me. In the event that this is my last post, I simply wanted to say some final words. This is what I came up with:

If I only have one more day of life, I want everyone I love to know that, wherever I may be, I will always be there.

Please don’t cry for me, for I used my time wisely. I spent all my time and energy giving you all my love and focus. I did what I could to help others. I sacrificed it all, that you would find a moment of happiness.

I will not go far, my body may not be seen, but my spirit and my love will always be by your side. Know that you are great and I am proud.

To those who have followed any of my journeys, thank you for giving me a piece of your time and, thus, a piece of your life.

One never knows what tomorrow will bring, or even the next moment, but if I shall part this Earth, let me have said my final goodbye.

Love, -Rebel

Tell Me How You Smile

Bruce
Finding Nemo

As I sit here and think of the many famous people who go through life with such a positive outlook on all things life, I can’t help but wonder…

How?

How do they manage to look at the bright side, have hope, and encourage others to do the same?

How can they face so much criticism and scrutiny, yet live seemingly so happy?

They must have their daily struggles, their life can’t be without challenges…no one’s is.

They feel loneliness, suffer lose, and are hurt by injustice. They may be treated unkindly or face illnesses and deaths.

So, what keeps them smiling? What guides them to share their light? What is the secret to not letting things get you down or hold you there?

Some may say God, but someone close to him can still fall prey to pessimism.

Some may say Hope, but not all who have it are optimistic of what is to come.

Is it then, simply Faith? But, wait! Just because I think it will all be okay, doesn’t mean I won’t suffer through what is yet to be okay.

What says you, my resilient friend? Can it be a predisposed trait based on personality? A gene, perhaps?

I wish to know more. I want to find out. How do you keep your head up, so high, through it all?

Survey, data, research, analyze, and conclude…would I then have the key to succeed against my own doubts, fears, and pains?

Summer

It’s been a long summer. You may have noticed my absence through it all. I’m sorry for leaving you without warning. I will probably not post starting anywhere from late May all the way to as late as early September time frame, on any given year. This is because it is the busiest time of year for me and I find it difficult to set aside the time I need to post. I have still been writing, though, and taking pictures. I am also considering doing reviews on movies and restaurants or other places I visit. If you are still here with me and are ready to see what comes next…Thank You!

NOTE: When I do post, it is on Wednesdays.