Tuesday, May 30, 2023

Out & About With Some Brief Month-End #RandomThoughts

As I write this, it is the dawn of a new work week as I had a chance over the 4-Day Memorial Day Weekend to reflect on taking stock of where I have been and where I am going.    I also wanted to remember the brave souls who languish in Iranian Dungeons, including the rapper Tomaj Salehi-The Conscious of Iran.

I spent Memorial Weekend 2023 Saturday on a "daycation" in LA as I served as a Volunteer at the California Democratic Convention, being witness to the Governor, The State Treasurer, the Mayor of Los Angeles, the First Partner, and other local and State Leaders speak--and watching Democracy in Action.   I then went up to Glendale to visit my old High School, drive up the routes, and see how I somehow lived through it all.   I drove by the school where I learned to play Basketball, and I went to Forest Lawn to visit my late Aunt and Grandmother's gravesite to appreciate all I have been blessed with.

As I close out these #RandomThoughts With Romancing the Stone, I know the best is yet to come: 

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

Out & About with #RandomThoughts...

While working away, I decided to share the following #RandomThoughts as new month looms....

I Believe


I believe in the greatness of the individual, and that I am in this world for a purpose; that purpose being to put back into life more than I have taken out.
I believe in the integrity of other people, assured that they try as hard to follow the gleam, even as I.
I believe in the gallantry of older people whose seasoned experience and steadfast devotion has preserved for me the precious heritage of the past.
I believe in the magnificence of the past, knowing that without its storied wealth I would possess nothing.
I believe in the challenge of the future, fully realizing that there will be no future except as it becomes alive through me.
I believe in the contagion of health, and that I can spread it through cheerfulness, wholesome habits, sensible expenditure of energies and wise use of foods.
I believe in the nobility of work as the creative expression of the best within me, and as my share in easing the common load of all.
I believe in the enrichment of play and laughter as the means of cleansing my body of staleness and my soul of bitterness.
I believe in God, who justifies all of these beliefs; He is still the small voice within, ever urging me toward the unattained. Since He cares for these things, I believe that even death cannot steal these precious possessions from me.
And what evermore I believe is intertwined in those precious feelings that lie too deep for words.


The essence of a person is best revealed by what they believe in;… What they are FOR, not what they are against.