Money

Stop spending your MONEY!

Money should only be used to get what you need
Only spend a few dollars here and there to feed

And clothe the family and buy other things like
Deodorant, shampoo, soap, and toiletries alike

You don’t have to have the best and newest
Making a fool of yourself is not the coolest

Down grade your services, shut off the cable
Start paying off the highest bills if you’re able

Shop at places like Goodwill, and the local Dollar Store
Consignment shops, places like that there are many more

I’ve bought many brand new unopened, clothing, appliances, furniture, toys and electronics
At places like the Dollar Store, consignment shops and Goodwill really I’m being quite honest

Everything in my home looks new, because places like I mentioned above
Takes all the end of season items and sends them to Goodwill with love

Don’t forget to clip all those wonderful cents off coupons
Look for sales in stores on those items to use them on

I have many nice things in my home. I didn’t spend a fortune and I have no outstanding debt
But I have things that I enjoy and that make me happy, and no loans or credit card bills do I fret

If you must have a credit card then get just one, that you can use anywhere either a  Master Card or a Visa
All those other store credit cards  are just quite useless and will mostly add to your worry

 

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If you can get a smaller home, or rent at least for a while so you don’t have to pay taxes on a home. That could save money too. If you can go to college for free, then do that. Even if it’s only a Pell Grant for two years. Then it’s better than nothing. But don’t take out any college loans. Live as cheaply as you ca
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Success

Success is measured in many a way

Because you have lots of money they say

Or because you have an education

From a good college with accreditation

Maybe that you have a great paying job

That just makes your heartthrob

And a beautiful home in a safe neighborhood

That you have wanted since you were in childhood

But others have obstacles tossed at them in their life

Find it much harder to complete because of their strife

So when they have overcome such things as, abuse, poverty, or a disability

When they reach the goal that they are seeking we should all act accordingly

They’ve had to work harder, longer and have had many daily struggles and little comfort

Their stories of success are greater since most don’t have family to count on for support

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Thanksgiving

It’s a time for giving thanks

Not just time to stuff your tanks

Many won’t have the traditional

Of having a meal that is nutritional

Some won’t have the Turkey and all the trimmings

Most will have those meals lest brimming

Even if they are finding meals to be less fulfilling

They will just be grateful to have enough food to be enjoying

Others might not have a bite, and will be forgotten

This holiday season, to see that others aren’t downtrodden

With those who are happy to just have what they need

while others are lavished with greed.

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Count your blessings

Thanksgiving is tomorrow

Tonight I’m counting my blessings for what I do have.  One very important thing is that I have my good health. I’m very glad and blessed that I have good health. 

Sure there are things in my life that make me sad, scared and I wish I could change.  But we have to realize that we can’t save or change others in the world. 

Law abiding citizens is what we should be, we should strive to be out best at whatever we do in life. As the saying goes, a job worth doing is worth doing well.

That’s not just the job at work, it’s helping others when they need it and not expecting rewards. When you do something for someone you must do it because you want to. And the reward is how that good deed makes you feel about  yourself.  

We have to be happy with who we are and our accomplishments, like being a good person, paying your bills on time and being respectful towards others.  

I must think of how lucky I am, I’m not rich, I don’t live in a big fine fancy house. But the things that make me feel rich, happy and content with my life is that I am not in debt.

I have the things I need and other things I enjoy. I keep to myself and I love my time to myself at the end of the day. That’s my reward. 

My daughter has graduated from college and is now on her own. That’s the biggest job and the most important job you can have in your life is raising your children and making sure that you give them the tools they need in life to succeed. 

Just because a child turns 18 doesn’t mean your job is over. That child still needs guidance. I was always happy to assist my child when they ask for help.

Oh, I’m sure I dropped the ball on many things in my life, and maybe a few times as a parent. But I believe that I picked that ball back up and went on my way.

It’s not been easy for me because I was a single parent with a very sick  child on cancer meds unable to attend school for years and no spouse to help.  I spent many lonly nights crying, walking the floor and worrying about my daughters health.

Well to make a long story short I got through all those tough years without help and my daughter is now in remission and has been for years. 

I only have myself to thank for my accomplishment, and I’m damn proud. I built a solid foundation that I hope my daughter can continue building on.

I’ll say it again, I’m not rich, I don’t own a home, nice car . I don’t have cable TV, but I feel I’ve arrived, if you will.  Why do I feel this way? Because I’ve made it to age 50 and I have not given up no matter how rough it was for me.  

Many people have gone through bad times and I know that and they have made it through. But for me who felt so weak and helpless, and unloved, I over came that and did all that without encouragement from anyone. 

I had to do that to prove to me, that I could do it, no matter what it took.  You only have to prove something to yourself. Others really don’t care. Once you have proved you can do something then you have everything. Nothing else matters. Not being rich, poor, educated, or uneducated. It also builds confidence and self-esteme. Oh yes it’s all very hard to work for but in the end you get your rewards of. “Yes I did it” !

I’m not perfect by any means, nor do I claim to be. I do have moments where I try for perfection in what I do. What is perfect in my life is that I’ve built a life that I love and enjoy.  

 The fact that you did NOT ever give up no matter how others treated you, or doubted you. That is where the real wealth is.  

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Time has stood still for a moment

Time is still
an air “ice age”
the world has frozen
In its own tracks
Icy dense fog that
Clogs the atmosphere
From highest mountain
To the bottom of an ocean
For a time everything is
Still
Everything is
quiet
And everything is
dead

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Obscurity

Walking through the woods

I’m not sure where I’m at

The darkness I’m looking into

Is exceedingly overpowering

 Faint light from the sky

Surges through the

Darkness once in a while

But not sufficient for me

To be able to see where I am going

Paralyzed with fear

I don’t know what’s

Hiding in the darkness

There is NOT a sound

 I’m gasping for air

Because I feel I can’t breathe

I’m consumed by the fear of what I

Don’t know. 

 

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Titanic

Went for a cruise on the maiden ship Titanic,
A wonderful ship everyone said would be epic
I was not scared because it was unsinkable
To be in fear would for me be unthinkable
Wanted to sail to another land
Where my life could be quite grand
Unpacking my suit case in a luxurious liner
This is the one yacht that could not be finer.
Passengers enjoyed dinner, dancing and music
And all the days of the trip they would frolic
 I heard that people like Astor, Gugenheim Straus, Thayer and Gordon
Would be on this ship including Stead, Fulrelle, Gibson and Morgan
On April 14, 1912 I was that evening returning to my room
Walking down the corridor I heard a deafening boom
Went to find an RMS crew member
When I was told on deck to assemble
He handed me a life jacket just in case
And to get in the lifeboat because there was space
Passengers were lowered down by the crew
The first little boat had just a few
A man started quickly paddling our tiny boat
Once far away he stopped and we would just float
Everyone watched as we heard screaming, crying and yelling
Amongst the chaos we heard music and saw the flares flying
 In the early hours of April 15, the ship’s lights flickered out and then went straight up vertical
We all heard the moans of the iron and watched it break in half and it sank uncontrollable
From quite a distance I saw an ocean of people
Out in the middle of the sea no one felt hopeful
 Soon there was no sound
As we all looked around
  Shivering crying and wondering
 If we going to live or die pondering
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