Searching for opportunities to make our lives better seems to be an ongoing thing.
Improving one’s health and wealth are the two biggest ones I see people searching the world wide web for.
Ideas happen everyday. Benjamin Franklin invented many useful tools we use today. How did those opportunities start? A vision for a brighter future lead to the inventions we all use today.
Has someone approached you about having a home business and you pop pooed the idea?
Opportunity just knocked at your door! It was screaming at you “Let me in!”
Was this your last chance to change the world? Make your finances better, improve your health, spend more time with your family, finally get free from having a traditional job?
Which by the way stands for “Just Over Broke”.
I can’t answer those questions for you. Only You can.
Go out and sieze the day. Make a difference in your life and someone else’s.
If and when a next opportunity knocks at your door take a serious look and listen to your intuition. It may just be what you’ve been looking for.
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Let’s face it this world is nuts!
Negativity is all around us in the news. Finding positive things to keep us saine can be challenging.
Stay focused on things that make YOU happy.
My Husband Dave
High school sweethearts and still married after thirty five years. We love our eight grandchildren and when we’re not busy with them were riding our Harley Davidson 1997 Softail.
One word sums it all up! Who can’t live without it?
Adventure And Travel
I love getting outside, breathing the fresh mountain air. Colorado is well known for it’s glorious majestic mountains.
Pikes Peak is the most visited mountain in North America and the second most visited mountain in the world behind Japan’s Mount Fuji. Out of 54 Colorado peaks it’s the 31st highest. The Cog Railway is the best way to climb up the mountain when you physically don’t climb. As you’ve along the train track the history of how the cog railway is fascinating to look at and listen to.
Dillon Reservoir is one of the many beautiful reservoirs and lakes Colorado has to offer. The fishing is incredible. Dillon Reservoir, also known as Dillon Lake is located just south of Summit County and boarders between Frisco and Dillion, Colorado.
There are so many outdoor and indoor activities one can do in Colorado. That’s why I love living here so much. Not to mention all my grandkids live here too.
Old Fashioned Way Of Life
There’s a song by Tim McGraw called Back When. Describing just the way it was for me growing up as a kid. “When a coke was a coke, a smoke was a smoke and a crack is what you were doing when you were cracking jokes”.
Oh some of my greatest pleasures were hanging out with my friends, riding bikes and just being a kid. Not tied down to responsibilities, having to worry about jobs, paying bills and the rest of the adult complications in life.
Sometimes you need to sit back, look around and breathe. Keep positive, smile and be happy.
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I haven’t been to many exotic places in my travels. Never been outside the United States Of America either.
My most memorable trip was when we took our then fourteen year old daughter, Nicole Osmera with us to Gulfport Florida for the fourth of July.
This is a time I will forever cherish. Swimming in the ocean blue waters, and making sand castles. The Fourth of July parade and fireworks overlooking the ocean. Instead of being the dreaded teenager, she was pleasant to get along with and actually had conversations with us.
We haven’t had the luxury of taking a cruise or traveling internationally. However we have traveled thorough out Colorado fishing, motorcycle riding and whatever else why felt like doing.
One day I plan to travel to Israel to see where Jesus walked, swim in the Dead Sea, pray at the Wailing Wall and eat good food.
I hope you have had a great traveling adventure in your life. If not maybe one day soon.
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I actually got this idea from my fellow PAC community members K Lee Banks a wonderful writer, freelance consultant who’s insight into the world helps benefit others.
1. Married To My Wonderful Husband David J Osmera.
Dave and I met back in high school. We have three kids and eight grandchildren. On March fifth Dave and I will be celebrating our thirty fifth wedding anniversary.
2. Faith, Family and Freedom
My parents always taught me Jesus first. Faith in God will sustain one through every challenge in life.
Family will always be family! No matter what happens in life you can’t change who your family is. Granted some families are spread far apart; however they would still defend and sit right by each other no matter what.
Freedom! Not much more can be written about this word. Never let anyone threaten to take away your freedom.
3. Published Author
Terror In The North Tower came as a result of my passion for respiratory therapy and patient care. This suspenseful fictional thriller will have you gripping the edge of your seat.
4. Harley Davidson Motorcycle Mamma
Riding there’s something about the open air, moving fast with a vibration under your butt!
Dave and I own a 1997 Harley Davidson Softail. Last year we didn’t get much riding in due to both of his hips getting replaced.
Getting older doesn’t mean one has to stop riding. They make big wheels for adults it’s called a trike. Trikes are the new big wheels!
5. My Favorite Band Is?
I will give you a few minutes to guess. I first saw this great American Iconic band in 1977. I fell in love right away with there stage presence, they way their lead singer could hit those high notes. Not to mention how sexy he was and sit is with those scarves on the long microphone stand.
Have you guessed yet?
Yep that’s them. The ultimate band of all time!
My bucket list includes getting to meet Steven Tyler and jam just one song with him.
Well that’s my five things. I hope you enjoyed the article.
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In today’s world there is so much chaos. Women marching for what they call “oppressed women” here in the United States and the rest of the world. From what I have been able to figure out these women who’ve started this march are not at all oppressed!
These are women who have everything a person could want or need. Million dollar homes, careers, credit, food, a roof over there heads, the freedom to marry whom they choose, able to obtain a credit card in their own name, buy a car, a home, etc all on their own.
Oh and let’s not leave out that in the United States of America women could not vote until the 1970’s! VOTING!
Which brings me to the top five women role models in my life.
5. Betsy Ross
Without Besty Ross and her patriotism for these thirteen colonies of the United States of America would there have been a flag?
The Flag Of America And Betsy Ross stand for something.
Betsy Ross herself was a humble seamstress creating a flag for the emerging nation is a treasured national legend.
She inspires me because of her creativity and perseverance to complete a task inspire of all obstacle.
Do you know the story of a little Jewish girl who grows up to become Queen of Persia and saves her people?
Esther was born in 450 BC or there about. Her journey started as becoming adopted by her cousin Mordichi. Later she would come before King Ahasueurs of Persia as one of the many virgins of that time period only to be chosen and become the next queen of Persia.
Her story is one of never ending faith in Jehova. Her wisdom, patience and humbleness lead her to save thee Jewish people from extinction.
Patience, grace and perseverance was a testament of her life.
3. Katie Couric
During high school I wrote for the Aurora Central High School newspaper. Researching stories, interviewing teachers and past alumni helped me turn writing into passion. Then I saw this strong, passionate outgoing women on the Today show. Her name was Katie Couric. At times she was soft spoken and other times her words were stern and harsh for some of those she was interviewing. I wanted to be just like her.
I may not be a journalists; however I am a published author of the book Terror In The North Tower. Katie Couric along with the band Aerosmith and a few others are celebrity mentions. The main reporter Sharline Pickles was created and fashioned after Katie herself.
Katie Couric always stay honest in your reporting and keep us smiling.
And lastly my number one pick is my mother Reverend Barbara Elizabeth Hickock Agnew.
Born in Binghamton, New York on November 7, 1929 to Charles and Olga Hickock. She went of to college and received her bacholorets degree in Histology. Later in Denver, CO she would meet my father Reverend Frank Roland Agnew.
My mother taught me to always speak mind, poise in a room with grace, pray without ceasing. She always said to me; ” Alicia no matter what happens in life always remember that Jesus Christ is on the throne and we serve a might God. Never ever forget that I will always love you and that God will keep watch over you even when I’m gone”.
My mother passed away on June 21, 1993.
There were times when she would call me on the phone just to share a new scripture she has learned that day. Sometimes I would get so annoyed that she was calling. Now I’d give anything just to hear her voice again.
I believe every person should have someone to look up to. To cherish, love and be crazy with.
Do you have a role model? Someone you pattern your life after?
Comments are welcome and as always
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What is unconditional love?
Wikipedia defines unconditional love as affection without any limitations or love without conditions.
Loving someone no matter what their faults are is challenging. Christianity teaches us to love others in every situation.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV / 322 helpful votes
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
Patience now there is a word so misunderstood and misused. I remember when I was a child my mother was always saying to me “You have no patience! You need to learn patience!”
So confusing as a child. I always thought she ment I needed to become a doctor to have patients.
When a situation arises that is out of our control do we handel it the best way possible?
For example a loved one becomes critically ill, on lifesupport what can a person do? Nothing! Praying, waiting being patient for the outcome.
Insisting on its own way
Love sees through all things. Never putting itself first. Compromising first before giving into another.
Arguments occur between one another. That’s a given fact. It’s how we respond during that moment weather in a soft spoken word or a harsh tone will reflect true love.
What’s keeping you from living a life of unconditional love?
Resentment, anger, hatred, the list goes on. Find it in yourself to let them go. Release those emotions, open up your soul, free yourself and you can begin to live a life of unconditional love.
Thought and comment are always welcome.
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Another year behind us and a new one lies infront of us. I love new beginnings. A new year brings us just that.
A chance to wipe the slate clean, pick ourselves up, moving forward into a bright new future.
I’m going to breakdown the meaning of all three words.
According to Google happy is a feeling or showing pleasure or contentment.
How does one show a feeling? A smile, a post with happy faces, babies, puppies, kittens a favorite teams win.
When someone says; ” I just want you to be happy” what are they really saying? Can we be happy without smiling, posting positve and uplifting sayings on social media?
I’ve learned to be content with my life just the way it is. I may not have big fancy houses, top of the make in motor vehicles and all the material things that people associate with “happiness”. What I do have is a loving husband, children, grandchildren, family and friends. That makes me rich in happiness.
New is defined by Google dictonary as not exsiting before; made; introduced, or discovered recently or now for the first time.
Every day brings a new beginning. It is up to us to make it count.
a : the period of about 3651/4 solar days required for one revolution of the earth around the sunb : the time required for the apparent sun to return to an arbitrary fixed or moving reference point in the skyc : the time in which a planet completes a revolution about the sun <two Mercury years>
The whole of life is but a moment of time. It is our duty, therefore to use it, not to misuse it. -Plutarch
How will you use this year to your advantage?
I wish you all a healthy, positive, prosperious 2017!
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2016 is coming to an end.
2017 is time to reconnect with yourself and finish those goals.
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