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Superheroes on Super Bowl Sunday

You see them on TV and dressed up at parties…but just what is a superhero?  To me, a superhero is one that takes 1) life by the horns (is in command of life in a positive way) and 2) elevates his or her friends or groups of friends to even greater heights of goodness, honesty, truthfulness, and ethics besides vastly improving their abilities.

In taking life by the horns, it would actually be a person so endowed with life itself- a god or a goddess she would be.  There have been many superheroes throughout the ages, men like Einstein, Isaac Newton, Leonardo Da Vinci, Aristotle, and even Plato to top the list.  Can you think of some great superheroes that were female?  I bet we both can!  How about Madame Curie, Joan of Arc, or even Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks or even Harriet Tubman?  Certainly, and there is a vast majority of them.  We just never hear about them due to all the negativity that is put forth from the news, tabloids, etc.

And for 2 above-Like what abilities you might ask could this superhero improve?  Like being able to communicate better or perhaps getting along with others better. Perhaps giving the needed help in not solving the person’s problems, but putting the person in the position of helping to solve those problems themselves.  There are so many ways to help others without holding them down and keeping them at that particular station in life.

In all truthfulness, superheroes are not born, they are actually made.  Wouldn’t it be great if we as a culture could raise up a generation of superheroes?  It simply starts as a decision…a decision to be a superhero, growing in knowledge about what that entails and practicing those things, a willingness to help yourself and others and going out and doing it!

Can we raise up a generation of superheroes?

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“In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves”. mmr

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How To keep your favorite books in the library

With libraries ‘weeding’ books every 3-4 years based on their use in and out of the library, it came to mind that the best of the best of the minds of men are going to be in our libraries in the future.  Or will they? And who makes that determination?  If they are our public libraries, then is it just a select few that screen them or ‘weed them out based on their usage?  It is all based on numbers actually.  So the more the books that are checked out, the longer those books stay on the shelves.  It’s as simple as that.

It makes a good game though to have ‘Friends of the Library’ sell older ‘weeded’ books only for others to buy them and sell them at record highs because they are now in demand from scarcity.  Makes a good game, like I said.

I have my own personal library…and treasure certain authors.  Of course, when I don’t have them, then I can go online and get them when I need or want them.  So really, what’s the big deal?

Bottom line: If you have a favorite author or book in the public library, you might want to check the book out or pass that preference on to others so they can check it out, too, and often.  Keep your favorite books alive in the library!

 

Featured Image courtesy of Mary Rensberry and Lou, Librarian, at the Oscoda County Library, Mio, Michigan

 

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Our God-given​ Human Rights

It’s never too late to express the desire within me that I wish everyone to know and act upon their God-given rights,their Human Rights.

Dec. 10th marked the 70th year that the founder, Eleanor Roosevelt, along with representatives from regions all over the world, formally adopted a document which was outlined by the United Nations.  These representatives laid out thirty fundamental rights that every human being on earth inherits simply because of who they are-Human.  This document became the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

First, some definitions:

We are Human meaning a member of the Homo Sapiens species; man, woman, child or person.

We have Rights meaning things to which You and I are responsible for and responsible for upholding- freedoms that are guaranteed and should not be taken for granted, simply because we are Human.

We have thirty Human Rights.  Do you know them?

How can we ensure that our Human Rights are being upheld if we do not know our rights?  Who or what entities or Organizations can help with this endeavor?  I can state it simply-those persons/people or those groups that recognize that we have these guaranteed Human Rights and which help to ensure that Human Rights are known and protected, not abused.

1. Those people and organizations that help uplift Humanity without enslavement or entrapment.  That would mean dignifying the personhood.  (Dignified defined as being worthy, honored or esteemed.)  If we are all made of star-dust and are creations full of potential, then isn’t it everyone’s duty and responsibility to ensure that we KNOW that and even more so, act upon that?

2. Those people and organizations that allow for participation and sharing in life itself and to which encourages an exchange for the benefits granted to them.  Most people are more than willing to pay it back or pay it forward once living from their conscience.  Do you know of such groups and organizations that encourage participation and sharing?  What do you give in return?  How do you help?

3. Those people and organizations that have and use their voice-a voice that speaks loudly for those that have & have not; a passion instilled within them to level the playing field so that all humans know, have and appreciate their God-given Human Rights.

Yes, it may sadly come down to doing actual harm to those that would want to suppress these rights but- – -That is how important Education is– so that the tipping point of using destruction can be averted if at all possible.

Are there effective and enlightened humans and groups of humans working either by themselves or together in unison to achieve the aims of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights?

Are there effective materials and tools one can find and use to help enlighten others?

Yes, there are.

Study to show yourselves approved.

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3 things on that little word called TRUST

HOW TO TRUST YOURSELF AND OTHERS

  • Keep YOUR goals and promises starting with yourself and it’ll be easier for others to trust you.
  • Elevate yourself to the same level as others; don’t look down upon another.  Be able to LOOK them in the eye whether standing, sitting or lying down.  This puts you on the same playing field.
  • When you have obviously made a mistake, a co-mission or an omission in a decision or in judgment of another, be willing to make amends, honestly.    Somehow, someway- there are ways to do something about it.

If you need help with any of the 3 points above… let me know.  I can help.

I can also recommend some free courses that will point you in the right direction here.

Thanks and have a great day!

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Victim or Doer

Some people, including myself, have been in the category of victim at some point of our lives.  Why?  Well, for many reasons as we all can surmise.  I will not to go into the many and varied reasons here in this brief, but what I do want to go into is addressing the following question:

Does living life constitute just ‘watching’ it or being the effect of it or does living life mean that you actually get in there and do something pro-active, productive or causative with your life?  I hold the belief that times continue to change and so much so lately in regard to surviving and thriving, that one must grab life by the horns or it will eventually eat you up.  This means personally and collectively.  I  believe that our Supreme Being gave each one of us the means and the ability to survive.  Maybe the means and the abilities are different, but what if you could actually know the technology of how to do something and then practice it until you got really good at it so as to not be the effect or victim of it but the cause of good things happening in your life and in others lives as well?

Do you believe that you are accountable and responsible for everything that happens to you in life?  Are you a victim of life or a person that learns the basics of life and applies them?

How well off financially can you or I be? What does it mean to be wealthy and upon what does wealth depend?  How about being happy and successful in relationships, creating that beautiful marriage, having strong and healthy children mentally, physically and spiritually, or holding down a job, communicating effectively and so forth?  How does one go about life to learn and apply all of this much needed knowledge?

I leave that question up to you to answer for yourself, but here’s some help if you are curious.

I am certain of this:  “In seeking the Truth, we discover ourselves…In living the Truth, we define ourselves.” Mary Rensberry, Author at QuickTurtle Books®.

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a spiritual experience

Sitting here at the Blue Dot Cafe & Coffee Bar in Alameda, CA relishing in the busyness of life.  A few people in line getting their morning scone and coffee before heading out to work.  The music playing is reminiscent of the 70’s with For What It’s Worth by Buffalo Springfield. Parents bringing their children in for a bit of breakfast like maybe a Scrambled Egg Sandwich or a French Toast Strata.  Pairs just awakened sit down to a new day to share an espresso and Poached Eggs & Toast with Chicken Apple Sausage.  It’s the cashier/waitress here that’s special, though.  She has learned the art of communicating & tolerance and by her eye contact, loves what she does; loves being around people.  She lives to serve.  You can feel it.  A good vibration.  People are smiling here.

This invokes within me the continued excitement of being around others, helping others.  I think the secret of life and happiness is just that-helping.  It’s a simple word.  Find what you like to do and help others with those skills.

As far as the Blue Dot Cafe & Coffee Bar…I wish them the best in their new found business adventure.  I think they are off to a great start!

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