Infinite Meanings of Christmas by Danny

Hello everyone! Danny has sent me another post that he’d like to share. In this post he references a song, to which I will try to include the video below the post for you all to check out!  Disclaimer: I did go through and edit this before posting for any grammatical errors, but did not change the content of the writing.

Greetings everyone! It looks like we only have a few more days left before Christmas day finally arrives! As promised, here is my weekly blog post for you all to read and hopefully enjoy.

First off, before I write this week’s blog, let’s take a moment to recognize Scott Stearns again, and thank him very much for getting me started on these weekly blogs. Honestly, when I first started doing this, I didn’t think I would ever make the time to do this because just like everybody else, I also have a moderately busy schedule that really limits my free time. However, after seeing several people liking and sharing what I post, it gives me a warm feeling inside that motivates me to keep going ahead and seeking motivation and inspiration to make this happen every week. For all those who read, share, or like my posts, thank you all very much!

Now then, since Christmas is only a few days away, let’s talk a little bit about this holiday. For most of us, when we think of Christmas, we may think about gifts, trees, lights, snowmen, eggnog, etc. But what is the real meaning of Christmas for everyone? The truth, is there are multiple beliefs for how we celebrate. As I have looked around, and seen so many ways to celebrate, I can’t help but smile because the first thing I see are smiles. To me, the greatest gift for me is to see a smile, and a glow in everyone’s eyes as they embrace and enjoy this special day. Christmas isn’t all about giving or getting gifts wrapped in paper topped with a bow, it’s not about running around in the snow, it’s not about fancy lights, it’s about getting together with those you love, and enjoying the aura of love and happiness together as you celebrate.

For many people, they may not enjoy this holiday just like you and me because they may be missing a loved one who they have lost. It’s important to remember those as well because you may be the one who comes into their space and make them smile again so they can continue to enjoy this day. For those who are currently still grieving the death of a loved one, know that I am right there with you because I am still grieving myself. However, one special song written by Craig Aven managed to get me to realize that those I lost, are here with me to celebrate. This song is called Where You Are (Son of God). “Although this year I have a broken heart, it gives me hope and joy as I remember where you are. You’re with the Son of God, you’re with the Prince of Peace. You’re with the one we’re celebrating, and that thought amazes me. Sometimes I still break down, grieving that we’re apart. But the sweetest gift, is knowing where you are. You’re with the Son of God”. Those lyrics there, made me realize that it’s okay to cry when you miss them. No matter where you are, they will be right there with you inside your heart celebrating this special day.

Before I end this blog, I would like to wish you all a Merry Christmas. Please do try to celebrate this day as best you can, and do enjoy it. Even if there are moments of family drama, or if you miss someone, no matter what the cause, it’s important to remember that love is very powerful, and can help you overcome anything. Love is what brings everyone together for the holidays, even if there are dull moments within. Besides that, maybe if there weren’t any dull moments, perhaps nothing interesting would come about?

I do hope this blog is helpful to those who read! Happy Holidays everyone! Love to you all! Peace!

Love Is Forever by Danny

Hello everyone! As promised from his last post, Danny sent me another post that he wanted to share. Enjoy! Disclaimer: I did go through and edit this before posting for any grammatical errors, but did not change the content of the writing. 

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Greetings everybody, I hope everyone is having a decent time as we all are all anxiously waiting for the last couple weeks before Christmas to pass. Christmas is the time of year where a lot of families get together, open gifts, eat a lot of delicious foods, and enjoy each other’s company by making memories; however, not all people celebrate this holiday like this. For some people, they may not exactly believe in celebrating this holiday like you and I, but then there are some people who choose not to celebrate Christmas like they used to, because it brings back way too many memories with the loved ones they have lost. What I am hoping to express and reflect from this post is an eye opener for everyone to try and be thankful for everyone in their lives who they cherish.

The thing about it is, tomorrow really is never promised for everyone, you guys. I myself, have learned the hard way twice within the year 2016 that you should every so often take a moment to contact everyone you cherish, and just tell them you love them. I mean think about it, any person can be healthy, athletic, etc. but then suddenly, you get a call from another friend, and you are being informed that friend has passed away. Naturally, all your memories with that person begin to fly through your mind, and you feel completely numb, and empty inside because you feel that piece of you has been taken from you. I don’t want anybody to feel sorry for me, because I know that with time, I will be okay.

What I do want, is for as many people possible who read this, to stop and think about when it was the last time they told everyone they love and cherish how much they really do love them, and are grateful they are in their life. Does it make you a bad person for not doing this all the time? Of course not! Everyone does have busy lifestyles, families of their own, etc. that sometimes just makes you not always think about sharing all your love. The important fact to remember from this post, is to just remember that tomorrow is never promised for anybody no matter how healthy they are to you. No matter how angry you are, no matter how far away you live apart, etc., tell everyone you love them. But also, remember, don’t obsess and dwell on the fact that tomorrow is never promised, for then you will not live your life to the absolute fullest.

As Christmas day arrives, even if you can’t see or hear them, all those you loved will be there within your heart to celebrate with you. For myself, I believe that until the day comes where we all will meet again face to face. No matter how much my heart aches missing them, their souls will linger within my heart, giving me the strength to keep walking my path until my deeds are complete. This same exact statement also applies to all of you who read this. If you have a different insight, or belief towards this, know that it’s perfectly okay to do so, for everyone’s beliefs are different. If everything was always the exact same, then we probably wouldn’t ever learn or have new paths to look at. Weather it’s family, friends, etc., tell them you love them no matter what’s going on between you.

Before I wrap this post up, I would like to thank Scott Stearns himself and all my other friends for all your support you gave me as I have walked across this rough path. I love you all, everything is going to be okay.

My final piece of advice, it’s okay to miss them, it’s okay to shed a few tears, but it’s not okay to let the death of a loved one stop you from enjoying the things you love in life, for you all know they would tell you the same exact thing if they could… also think, you would tell them the same exact thing if the circumstance was switched around, right? All my love to everyone who reads this post, I do hope this helps you if you needed it. Peace.

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Let’s Talk About Love by Danny

Hello everyone! I recently reached out to a good friend of mine, Danny. He has a lot of good views on love and things. He’s had experiences which I feel would be good content to add to my blog. I’ve asked him to write something up, anything he wanted to talk about, so I could post it on my blog for you guys to all read. I am going to try to make this a weekly thing as well. Disclaimer: I did go through and edit this before posting for any grammatical errors, but did not change the content of the writing. download

Greetings everyone! As requested by Scott Stearns himself, I am here to leave a meaningful message hopefully at least once a week. What I hope to do is give every one of you some insight that may hopefully help you overcome your obstacles. Before getting started, I would like to personally thank Scott for reaching out to me for this request that I am honored to do.

So, today I would like to talk about love. The thing about love is, there is no such thing as perfection, and love is both powerful in a positive AND negative depending on the actual circumstance. First, let’s talk a little bit about the positives. Love is one of the most powerful energies that lingers within each soul who walks this land. Its power can grant us the option to not only find our soulmate, but it can save a life that may be fading. Giving everyone around you some love can make all the difference in the world for them, even if it’s something very simple. For example, one fading soul may be close to their breaking point, and naturally, you see them, walk over to greet them, ask them how they are; or maybe you ask them if there’s anything you can do for them? A lot of people feel they must go all out all the time just to help a person, however often they can forget that it’s not always about the big things, but the little kind things can make a giant difference.

Now, let’s touch base on the negatives of love. Some people may disagree with this statement, and that is perfectly okay, for everyone has their own beliefs. Many people do love a person very much, but the other person doesn’t exactly feel the same…but they may end up leading you on an endless road of hope. Deep down there really isn’t an actual chance to share this love. I myself have been on this road in the past, and I know a few of those I love are still there, They feel like they aren’t good enough for anybody. The thing about it is guys, is you can get yourself out of that situation, because with time and patience, you will finally meet that person you are supposed to be with forever. But first, you need to learn to love yourself. It’s like Ru Paul said on TV, “How in the hell are you gonna love someone else if you can’t even love yourself?” Ru Paul is exactly right, because love only can work if you love both ways. If you are on this path, and that person is nowhere near sharing love with you, then you have got to try and move forward with your life. I know, that doing that is not at all easy, but you got to realize, you need to do what’s best for you. Staying on that path can only lead you to more negative love/energy.

My advice in that situation, is to seek a new door to open, and begin walking a new path. Is this giving up on love? Of course not! In fact, you still carry that energy, but you found your true strength to help you move onto a fresh start. How exactly did you do it? I think that all the love that surrounds you from your family and friends can be a huge contribute. Just remember, don’t ever completely give up you guys. I know how discouraging this can be because I have been there, but one thing we do tend to forget is everyone else around us who surrounds us with their own loving energy. Does this all mean that everything will change immediately? No, of course not. Does this mean you never will find your way? Absolutely not! Love takes a lot of time, patience, and work. But one big problem is that a lot of people just give up because they fear things will never improve, or they feel like they don’t deserve any better… but you’re wrong… it’s just like A Cinderella Story, “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

Keep on going everyone. You got this. Before concluding, I want to say that if there are others reading who don’t agree exactly, know that its ok to disagree. It’s ok to have a different perspective of you wish. Love to you all, I hope this message helps anyone who reads. Peace.