Hands up…hands out

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Life is funny, on the way to church this morning I thanked God for all my blessings, for all he’s done for me and continues to do for me.

 

And even though its a tough place right now in my life, I am still believing that he will do all I asked for, that he will fulfill this purpose he gave me. I even said I have no doubt what you are going to do in my life, I know it will be. And I do….I have sick faith, crazy faith that it will happen.

 

And then I come to church and this is what the Pastor is talking about..sometimes God gives us signs to reinforce our faith..this was one of those times.

 

There are two things that we all need to do every day we need to put our:

 

Hands up- To give praise to God.

 

Hands out- Because you are expecting your blessings, because you have faith in him.

 

Just what I was doing on the ride to church… I can’t make this up if I tired.

 

See no matter what we are going through we need to give thanks for the here and now, for all we do have.

And we also need to have blind faith in the things we have asked for, to know it is coming, to believe even if it seems impossible.

 

You don’t realize it but your about to step into something big, so don’t worry about the struggles you are going through now, you will make it, you are so close to your breakthrough, you just don’t realize how close you really are.

 

The one thing you have to know is you can not take your eyes off God, no matter how you feel right now, keep your eyes on Gods promises, just finish the race.

 

Even when you fall down, even when you think you can’t do it, just raise your hands to God, get back up and finish the race.

 

This is how it works, when stuff is coming at you, when everything is going wrong, that is how the enemy attacks you and he will start with your finances.

 

When your finances are attacked, it then takes away your peace, when your peace is gone, then your health will start to fail because your worried all the time, your stressed.

The stress effects your family, your angry and your mad all the time, you blame others then finally your marriage starts to crumble because your always fighting over all your problems.

 

See this is how he does it, this is how your faith is broken down, one step at a time.

 

But you have to understand, you have the key to sucess, you can change things. Its your praise and your graduite that will always give you the victory.

 

God will never send you into a battle and let you come out of it empty handed. Don’t fight for free!!

Know what God has for you, believe it is coming to you, even when your in the darkest places hold on to that.

 

The cloud that are hanging over you is is temporary.

 

The rain will be over soon and the sun will shine…after the storm there is always the rainbow.

 

Yes, my friends, It might be bad right now but all you have to do is put your hands up and give thanks for what you do have, then put your hands out and wait for the blessings you asked for and believe they are coming because they are, they are.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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60% of people lie on social media

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60% of people lie on social media

 

I just read an article that said 60% of people lie on social media…Yes…60%

I was shocked, I figured yes, some people lie but 60%? That is a lot of bullshit out there.

 

Sure on social media you can be richer, you can elude to have a bigger house, to having the perfect family, to being extremely happy.

 

I know when it comes to dating… well the statistics are definitely higher there, I’ll bet they didn’t include that in their count, I can tell you that for sure.

 

They lie about their age, their weight, their height, their hair. Being in shape for some of them means like a round shape. Working out means getting up and down from the couch to the fridge for more beer.

And the pictures from 10 years ago or just head shots…please, let me not go there!

 

Yes, I know for a fact more than 60% lie on the dating sites. That must have been another survey, all in its self.

 

Look I was one of those people, I put up pictures of a “happy” family, ohhh look here we are with all our toys…how sweet, look at all our stuff, look at our, all the time, fancy vacations…ohhh.. aren’t we the perfect family?

 

When in reality my life was a frigging mess, I hated him, he was horrible, the kids were afraid of him and I cried every night in a bath with wine and sleeping pills. Please I needed to get the Oscar for my performance…Yes, I was definitely one of the 60%.

 

So why did I lie? I had a big ego, I didn’t want anyone to know how bad I screwed up, how I picked yet another bad one, how I moved 1500 miles, leaving everything for a man I knew nothing about. I liked the big life, showing off…look at what I got…see I wasn’t going to stuck in that hick town with nothing, I had something to prove, or so I thought.

 

But as we grow and learn we realize… well at least apparently I did, just not quite the other 60%.

 

Its so much better not to lie, to live real, it doesn’t matter what anyone else thinks.

I am no longer worried about the skeletons in my closet, I let them out, there is nothing to hide and that is an amazing feeling.

 

Like me or not, I don’t really care, you do not pay my bills.

Yes, I screwed up more times than I have fingers and toes…okay?

Yes, I’ve fell on my face in front of the whole world…so?

Yes, I’ve picked the losers time and time again…and your point is??

 

Look we’ve all been there done that, your lying if you say no. I chose to out my own stuff, to learn from it and to hopefully teach others lessons.

 

I lived in the shadows, in the dark, worrying about people finding out my truth for too long, never again!

 

So today my friends ask yourself are you part of the 60% and if your truthful  (Even just to yourself )

and you are, ask yourself why?

What are you afraid of?

So what if people knew?  Are they going to leave? Then they weren’t ever really there for you.

 

What you’ll lose face? So what in 2 months no one will remember or care.

Your real life isn’t as great as your social media life…

Obviously neither is 60% of people, your not alone.

 

Let it go, live in your real life, let the skeletons outs…perfect timing its almost Halloween.

 

Free yourself, learn from your mistakes, help others come out of their closets, except others for their truths. It will blow your mind how freeing it is…don’t be one of the 60% lying on social media.

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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What is wrong with people today?

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What is wrong with people today?

 

I was actually going to write about something else this morning but then something happened to make me write this blog instead.

 

On the way to the gym at 5:30 am, it’s pouring.

(Yet again..Hello… Florida in the summer!)

I make a run for the gym door when 2 other people are coming in behind me, so me being me, I hold the door open for them and yes, I am getting wet while I am doing this.

 

They both walk in without even a thank you or a glance in my direction. Hello!! And so me being me, I say in my loud New York voice.

“Your welcome!” And still nothing!! Are you frigging kidding me??

 

What the hell is wrong with people today? Did we lose all sense of kindness, all sense of courtesy towards another human being? Come on, how much does it take to be nice?

 

You have your blinker on yet no one will let you in? You let someone ahead of you in the grocery store and no response, you compliment someone and they look at you like your trying to rob them or you want something.

 

It takes nothing to be nice, it costs you nothing to have human decency yet so many people are caught up in their own stuff, in their own world they forget the world around them.

 

Don’t get me wrong even so called “Christians” do this, especially in church when they look at you like what are you doing here, sinner

 

The worst I ever saw a “Christian” do was when the Orlando shootings happened and they actually had the nerve to show up at these people’s funerals with signs saying “This is what happens when your gay” or “You deserved this, Burn in hell”

 

Where was their love or compassion then? When a mother or father was burying their child… Can you not feel for them at the worst time in their lives? That had to be the worst showing of non human compassion ever and I was ashamed to be identified as  Christian, because the God I serve says love one another….he who has no sin cast the first stone…

This is not the Christianity I believe in.

 

No, we need to change as a world, we need to do more random acts of kindness.

 

We need to say kind things to one another because you never know what that person is going through. You never know if your kind words, your smile, your encouragement will be the only one they hear that day, that week, that year… you never know…

 

I write this blog and I post it on 7 different blogging sites and every social media avenue there is because I hope maybe, just maybe, my words will touch someone. Maybe it will give someone hope, maybe it will make someone laugh, maybe it will give them the encouragement to go on one more day.

 

We are never to busy or preoccupied to be kind, to stop and acknowledge another human being, whether it be the janitor of the school, the mayor, a police officer or a homeless person on the street, they are all human beings that deserve respect.

 

So today my friends remember your words, your actions can change the world, they can change someone’s life, as I always say when I close this blog every day….Be the change you want to see…

 

“Be the change you want to see”

 

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

 

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Lift someone up

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Lifting someone up

I write this blog to try to inspire others, to let people know that no matter how bad it seems, that they have to be grateful as it could have been worse.

I am brutally honest, I let people see me at my best and at my worst and I never sugar coat anything.

I am also a friend to the end and would do anything for my friends but there comes a point when you must realize that you can’t help others who don’t want to help themselves.

Sometimes even if you have the best intentions, you can’t help and you have to walk away….

I wrote about this a while ago, about how it’s far and few that I cut someone out of my life but sometimes you have no choice but there has been a few of those unfortunate times.

I remember trying to help a friend who had a terrible illness, see that her mental health effects her physical health. That I was worried about her and all the morbid posts she had been posting. She seemed almost suicidal with the things she was saying.

I reached out to let her know that yes, it may seem dark now but to hold on, that maybe if she believed, if she changed her attitude, her situation would become better. That maybe she needed to talk to someone.

Well she ripped into me telling me I didn’t care about her, that I knew nothing of her disease, that I was a lousy friend and on and on.

I remember telling her about another one of our friends who has a gamut of horrible diseases and is still the most positive person I know.

She then twisted my words and put it out there that I was unsympathetic to her and her disease to all of “her” friends who in return also bashed me.

Look, I know who I am,

I know my friends and family know who I truly am in my heart and soul.

They know I would never look down on someone unless I was giving them a hand up. I truly wanted to help, but you can’t force help on someone even if you have the best intentions.

She will go on posting and saying “Oh poor me, my life sucks, no one gets it” because she is getting something out of it. She is not willing to try something new and she is comfortable in the victim role.

There have been others I have cut out of my life as well, people who just want sympathy, who want to talk and talk but are unwilling to change.

I get it, nothing changes when nothing changes…

I can no longer try to help and get beat up for my efforts, so I have walked away from these people…

I am sorry I can’t do more,  I am sorry she saw my help as a attack against her and  I am truly sorry that I will be  losing friends but I will walk away knowing I have tried on many occasions to help and that’s all I can do…

So today my friends, know when you did the best you could, when you reached out time and time again,  know you just can’t help someone who doesn’t want your help or refuses to change.

Close the door and walk away, you can’t lift everyone up….

“Be the change you want to see”

“And just when the caterpillar thought his life over…he turned into a beautiful butterfly”

***Now available***

My new book The blessing in Disguise

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