Archive for the ‘Rants & Musings’ Category

Things Life Is Too Short For

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Life is too short to nurse grudges or hurt feelings.

It’s too short to worry about getting ready for Christmas. Just let Christmas come.

It’s too short to keep all your floors shiny.

It’s too short to let a day pass without hugging your loved ones.

It’s too short not to take a nap when you need one.

It’s too short to put off Bible study.

It’s too short to give importance to whether the towels match the bathroom.

It’s too short to miss the call to worship on a Sunday morning.

It’s too short to stay indoors on a crisp fall Saturday.

It’s too short to read all the junk mail.

It’s too short not to call or write your parents (or children) regularly.

It’s too short to work at a job you hate.

It’s too short not to stop and talk to children.

It’s too short to forget to pray.

It’s too short to put off improving our relationships with people that we love.

Life is just too short. Way too short to settle for mediocrity!

Canadians For Democracy

Wednesday, December 3rd, 2008

Canadians For Democracy.

Go there, sign the petition or contact the folks below.  There are many reasons why this separatist coalition takeover is undemocratic.  Here are my thoughts…

Simply put, here’s why it’s undemocratic.  The people who voted…

…Conservative wanted Harper to lead this country (or at minimum didn’t want any of the other leaders in power)
…Liberal were told by Dion that a NDP and especially Bloc coalition wouldn’t happen.  These folks also voted assuming that Layton would never be in cabinet.
…NDP did not want Dion as PM and I highly doubt they wanted the Bloc to have a strong voice on the government side of the house either.
…Bloc were looking to have their Quebec/separatist views heard in Ottawa.  They didn’t want Harper, Dion or Layton to be in power.

I don’t think it can be explained any clearer!  Basically – if this coalition takeover is successful, everyone who voted on election day would not receive what they voted for!  As it is (and should be) right now, at least the folks who voted Conservative (and even some people who voted for other parties) got what they voted for with Harper as PM and the conservatives with a strong minority position.

How can people say that when absolutely every vote cast would be wasted (as in, not one person will get what they voted for) is democratic?

At the absolute very least, the Canadian people should be able to vote whether they want the coalition in power, or to run another election.  Then I would be totally fine with the outcome – because the people decided…not Layton and a bunch of separatists! (I purposely excluded Dion as a contributing factor since he’s an absolute retard who probably had to be taught what a coalition is for 10 hours straight.  A certain TV interview comes to mind)

Contacts:

Governor General
info@gg.ca
613-993-8200 or 1-800-465-6890

Stéphane Dion
DionS@parl.gc.ca
613-996-5789

Michael Ignatieff
Ignatieff.M@parl.gc.ca
613-995-9364

Jack Layton
Layton.J@parl.gc.ca
613-995-7224

Gilles Duceppe
Duceppe.G@parl.gc.ca
613-992-6779

Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Monday, November 24th, 2008

If you think you are beaten, you are.
If you think you dare not, you don’t.
If you like to win, but think you can’t,
It’s almost a cinch you won’t.
If you think you will lose, you are lost.
For out in the world we find
Success begins with a fellow’s will;
It’s all in the state of mind.
For many a race is lost
Before even a step is run,
And many a coward fails
Before even his work is begun.
Think big and your deed will grow,
Think small and you will fall behind.
Think that you can and you will-
It’s all in the state of mind.
If you think you are outclassed, you are.
You have got to think high to rise.
You have got to be sure of yourself
Before you win a prize.
Life’s battles don’t always go
To the stronger or faster man.
But sooner or later the man who wins
Is the man who thinks he can.

Over the years…

Friday, August 10th, 2007

Over the years…I’ve learnt that many of my mistakes were avoidable…

Over the years…I’ve found that others made their share of mistakes too…

Over the years…I’ve learnt that trust is the foundation of all relationships…

Over the years…I’ve found that trust can be lost in a second but takes years to build…

Over the years…I’ve learnt that nothing is better than the feeling of falling in love…

Over the years…I’ve found that nothing is worse than seeing someone you love hurting…

Over the years…I’ve learnt you can’t make anyone love you…

Over the years…I’ve found you can make someone feel loved…

Over the years…I’ve learnt that when times are good we don’t pay attention…

Over the years…I’ve found that in bad times we can’t stop paying attention…

Seasons of Life

Friday, October 20th, 2006

There was a man who had four sons. He wanted his sons to learn not to judge things too quickly. So he sent them each on a quest, in turn, to go and look at a pear tree that was a great distance away. The first son went in the winter, the second in the spring, the third in summer, and the youngest son in the fall.

When they had all gone and come back, he called them together to describe what they had seen. (more…)