My articles and Poems will hopefully be a comfort and enjoyment for those of you that read it,If one of them have touched you or has brighten your day, please leave a comment, and let me know..very much appreciated and hope you keep following my blog thank you.

Archive for September, 2014


images Why is waking up so hard to do. is it because our bodies are so much set into a sort of shutdownmode that when when the time comes to wake it up,it rejects our minds alarm clock. Most of us are not morining people, I don’t know the exat stat on that, but most of the people I know find it hard to wake up in the morning.I myself am a morning person. I do get that lazy feeling too, to hesitate and sleep in at times,but in general, my body is acustomed to waking
itself up no later than 6:30 a.m.
The body is like a computer when it wakes up, it goes thru all the same procedures and the brain makes all its regular checks before it lets the body know all is fine and everthing seems to be in order, like a computer which runs through its normal startup procedure process. Even with all that, some of us just hate to get up, and the longer we seemEven with all that, some of us just hate to get up, and the longer we seem to resist waking up the harder it becomes,then we are forced too.
activities-in-the-morning-wake-up-early   Moms have it the toughest, they have to actually wake up earlier to get kids ready for school,make breakfast,check their daily schedule, and get the ball rolling, so to speak to start a brand new day. They are the roosters they get everyone else up, whether they like it or not. there are exeptions to the rule, not all moms do this, I would say those that have kids still in school. Hopefully your not like me, when we were young, one bathroom,six boys and everyone of us doing the pee pee dance,while waiting our mom has had her share of getting things done,especially with six boys and no girls!!. How she did it, only God knows.Hands off to you mom, for going thru all that for us.

When-Siblings-Should-Stop-Bathing-Together  Dads, well we are just big boys, now, still try and sleep in little longer,wait till everyone goes and uses the bathroom, so that we can go in and relaxe without any interuptions, before we head out for the office, construction site or whatever we do to provide for our families. The kids are yelling at each other, picking on the sisters, and trying to cut in front of them so they can use the bathroom first, because we guys know, once they get in there, we might as well go use the neighbors bathroom or build a outhouse,cause they will not be coming out of there anytime soon. Remember when we were kids and shared the bathroom, took baths together, played together, too bad we had to grow up.

Life is funny, look at all we have to go thru just to get ready for what the day will bring us, and even before our morning coffee. These are just part of lifes wonderful challenges we go thru daily, but never really think about.








Have you ever felt unworthy,unwanted,helpless,foolish, etc,and just wished you never
have been born. Other times we feel awsom,joyful,useful,helpful, grateful,etc, of the life
we are living. Now if you never felt like this, you truly are unique,one of a kind to not have
had experienced these types of emotions, but for those of us that have experienced them
we pretty much think it’s just part of our everyday lifestyle.
HappyPerson 9222253 Emotions define who we are,our personality is wrapped around them.
Do you know someone who is always grumpy,angry,mad, most of the time. I do.
always complaining of things and just never satisfied. Who the hell wants to be near
them, certainly not me, take that emotion and stick it were the sun don’t shine!.Now
on the other hand, someone who is happy,joyful,freindly, etc,can certainly make
another persons day, especially if that person was having a bad one.

WOMAN-WITH-CANE   One day years back, I encountered a lady, who was having just one of those days,
very mad,upset, she was yelling on the phone as I walked into her office, I needed the key
for the mailbox, to check the mail for a friend, my ex wife and I were staying with
at the time. The lady, ran the mobile home park, anyways, I never met her before, she
turned to me, angrily and yelled.” NOW JUST WHAT IN THE HELL DO YOU WANT.!,”
Always_RejoiceI was not angry or upset as she was, so I replied, ” You know, the Bible says, that
this is the day the Lord has made and we should rejoice and be glad in it.”,” so
from this moment foward, you will have a great day..” She just looked at me and
for a minute, didn’t know how to respond , all of a sudden, she smiled and said.
” Thank you so much for that, It really made my day” Her emotions changed at a
blink of a eye. My emotion won her over. This does not happen all the time, I’m sure.
We all feed of of other people’s emotions, whether we know it or not.You
may have started your day in a great mood,but as the day drags on, people that
you may encounter will certainly have a big part in your mood changes depending
on what type of emotions they are feeling at that moment.We change our moods
due to bills, stress, or a million other things that we experience on a daily basis.
How we handle those emotions and situations depends on us. One thing I have
learned is that I control my emotions, if I let someone take away the happy
feeling I started out with, it’s my fault,because their emotion won over mine,but
on the other hand, if my emotion wins them over,they would be like the lady
I encountered at the mobile home park.
Next time you are feeling happy, just don’t let anyone rob your joy, I
know it’s not easy, beleive me, but if you try and stay happy througout your
day, I am sure whoever you encounter, during that day, who may have had
a bad one, will be won over by your emotion.



imagesHave you ever wondered why some of us are never satisfied with what we have. When it rains, we ask for summer. When summer heat is here, we pray for rain, or fall. I bet God scratches his head at times when we do this, and probalbly thinks how ungrateful we really are.
Last week I came down to visit some family whom I don’t live far from,about hour away, but still is hard at times to get down and see them when I want, and love to spend time with them, but
after few days pass by, I just am so ready to go back home, and get back to my life there. It’s not
that I am tired or annoyed with them, It’s just we are all set in our own ways, at home we have our
way of doing things,relaxing,cooking,cleaning,etc, and when we visit or stay with family or friends
as much as we enjoy the time with them, there comes that certain feeling in us and we say, ” just can’t wait to get back home,” and be able to relaxe on my own bed,watch my t.v, cook in my own
kitchen. It’s human nature, we are natually built that way, I guess.
The funny thing with that, is when we do get back home, in our groove, doing our thing, after
while, we are back doing that thing again, ” just can’t wait to get away for awhile, I need another
vacation.” and the cycle starts all over again…like I say We are funny people.
I have learned to be very appreciative of the times that I do spend with my family,especially,
my mother,I know of friends that no longer have their mother or father with them anymore,and they
let me know how much they miss them so, I am very blessed and fortunate to have both my parents..My blood father, is gone,but my stepfather is still with my mother, and when I see them we
share such great moments such , laugh,drink,cry,and other emotions that came to us daily as we
visited. and thru all that I am truly grateful for the memories,and wouldn’t trade those times for anything.
so next time you are visiting family, just remember there will come a time when those
times will be no more, we all are here for little while then we die, that is the cycle of life,but while
we are here, and for those of us who have our parents still, charish them, and enjoy each and
every moment, because they will never come again. Even though we are ready to go home after
such a great visit,it is so hard to say goodby to them and at that moment wish we could’ve stayed
just a little longer.


Today as I was down, visiting family and friends,
My mind took me back, of things of yesteryear,
Remembering the good times, and bad times,again.
Laughing and crying, and thinking, so glad I am here.

I thank you so much Lord, to you I make a toast,
Giving me this opportunity, for those I charish most,
I have to count my blessings, each and every day,
Every time I close my eyes, As I start to pray.

Dads, are the ones, who fix things when they break,
Moms, are very special, they are our heart and soul,
Sisters are the ones, who help mom cook and bake,
While brothers are the ones, who says ” for goodness sakes.”

We Laugh and cry, as we remember family we have lost,
Making new memories with the family we have now,
Helping each other, in times of need, no matter the cost,
Never giving up on them, or throwing in the towel.

Smelling mama’s cooking, as we walk into the kitchen,
Slapping our hands, as we dip our fingers for a licken,
Dad outside, cleaning the yard around the house,
Our kids running all over, who love to scream and shout.

Taking pictures and videos of all our family and friends,
Cherishing the memories, hoping they would never end.
The sad part is when we kiss and say our goodby’s,
Holding mom the most, as she blesses us and cry’s.

These are the best times, we should truly cherish most,
Hoping that God would allow us to see each other again,
To God, family and friends to you I make a toast
These memories forever in my heart, until the very end.

how close are you to God?


  The other day I was thinking, about a man who I seen years back, walking the streets
with a cross on his back, and I don’t know why that thought came to me at that time.
But as I kept thinking, this thought came to me., when jesus said, pick up your cross And follow me, in this mans mind, he must have truly believed that God meant to literally make a wooden cross and do as he did when he died for our sins.

    Now I don’t believe that’s what that interpretation meant, if so..the apostles wouldl have been the first to do it, after all, jesus reavealed the truth and interpretations to them first right?. Now, We all have our own interpretations to scriptures in the bible,and many have argued and still debate over some of them today. I believe, that there is truly only one interpretation to every verse written in the bible.. but also that got me thinking, How close am I to God..I think I am so far from God myself, that I am like one of those people that heard Jesus sermons and gathered around, but was way in the back trying to make his way to the front row, just to get a glimpse of him and not like the woman that held the hem of his garment, to me, that is pretty close, and why was she the only one to have had such a great experience like that, imagine, here is the man, who heald the sick, raised the dead, walked on water, preached his word, with true interpretations before it was ever written on scrolls or paper.

  What I do believe, is that when we as born again believers in Crist, first felt the spirit of God in our hearts..We at that time,,were right there as the woman the hem of his garment. And when Jesus said “ pick up your cross and follow me”, he wanted us to know we are going to do what he commands,and follow his word, and live for him, because he introduced himself to us, in spirit.

    Many things get in the way with our walk with God,and we slip away from the front row and start to fall back in the crowd. And before we know it, we are way in the back. This is my interpretation of “ Backsliding”, we let the love we had at that moment get swallowed up by the weary darts of the devil himself,. I do know that I feel his spirit all the time and sometimes when I get down on my knees and humble myself, I am right there at the hem of his garment..and he assures me that everthing is going to be allright,. I get up. And feel so liberated and free and all my pain, heartache, depression, and every other feeling I felt before I came to him..was taken.

   Thank You Jesus,,for this is my let u know that no matter what u go thru just humble yourself, get down on your knees..because when we kneel before God, that is showing respect, and humbleness, I am not saying u can’t pray standing up, or in the car, or wherever your at..what I am saying is if u pray this yourself ..and talk with him this way..U will get up from that encounter and be a ready for the day..and if u have bad it in a wheelchair whatever it takes..just get in tune with him..and u will be glad u did,…THIS IS HOW WE PRAY..PEOPLE..have a great day..




” WHY NOT US?”, the logo for all NFL teams this year,
it’s game time again, with BBQ’S, friends,and good beer.pre season was a taste,but now it’s time for the real Mcoy,MADDEN FOOTBALL,is now become, the newest online

toy.”WHY NOT US?,we’ve all have asked, maybe once or twice,
when our team would lose every year, rivals weren’t very nice.
Flat Screens,w High Def seems best way to watch the games
Bose, and wirless speakers, even coaches made the change.

“WHERES THE BEEF” was the famous question back in the day, “WHY NOT US?”, the newest one, which has finally found it’s way.” “NFL package,Game Rewind”. gives us access to all the games,
All this is why now football will never be the same.

” ST. Luis Rams,” the team that I have cheered for year after year,
” THE SEAHAWKS”is the team to try and beat and most feared.
” THE NFC WEST,” toughest damn division in football today,
“WHY NOT US?”, all teams will ask, when they go out to play.

Good luck all football fans, enjoy the games with family and friends,
This may be the year,where you won’t have to ask once again,


Last night, after talking with a friend of mine that is down visiting her family here made me realize something. ” How committed am I to the things I truly believe in, and the people that are most important to me”?
You see ” COMMITTMENT” is something we all have but most don’t even realize, but “TRUE COMMITTMENT” is the oppossite, it is something we don’t have and pretty much know it. let me give u some examples people:
I am ” COMMITTED” to getting up every morning and having my cup of coffee before anything else.
I am ” COMMITTED”to making sure that I will take the day off tomorrow, no matter what.
I am ” COMMITTED” to hanging out with my friends today and watching the Rams take on the 40 Niners
no matter if my wife,or husband gets pissed, and has to take care of the kids!
Now, let’s turn these examples of commitment we made to ourselves, to

” I am going to be ” TRULY COMMITTED” from this day forward, in waking up every morning and thanking JESUS, for another day of life,and for keeping his hand on all my family and sending guardian angels to be with them all the day through, before I have my cup of coffee.
“I am going to be ” TRULY COMMITTED” to going in to work today, no matter how tired and lazy I feel, cause this is what I need to do to provide food and shelter for my wife and kids, even though I really feel like taking the day off.

“I am going to be ” TRULY COMMITTED” to my wife or husband, first,and if that means missing the big game today because he/she is not feeling well and needs me to help with the kids, that is what I will do, because they are first priority, and I can always record and watch the game later.

Do you see what I mean..committment is easy..cause we do it all the time..but to be ” TRULY COMMITTED” takes work,,like working out, getting up, every morning and going to the gym or taking that run, so we can lose those xtra pnds we carry around. It takes true work and “TRUE COMMITTMENT”. to accomplish those isn’t easy. .because exercising isn’t fun at all at first, but once you are again ” TRULY COMMITTED” to it, in time it starts becoming part of your every day routine.

I have made some ‘TRUE COMMITTMENTS”, and will do more, so today I challenge all of you to do the same..make a list of say 3 things that u will be ” TRULY COMMITTED” to and determined to see it thru no matter what, if u do that, I believe you will be a happier person within yourself for doing so,.because “:THIS IS HOW WE ROLL PEOPLE”, have a great day.



I want to tell you this story, about a man we all know,
this is about the man, who invented “ROCK AND ROLL”
The first time I seen him, he was singing, on my T.V.
He had swings and moves, I had never ever seen.

His name is Elvis Presley, that’s what Ed Sullivan said.
this man with slick black hair, combed perfectly on his head.
he had the famous “crooked” smile, on his young cool face,
with that country style of talk, that all woman embraced.
Graceland_2010-12-18_Memphis_TN_23 10675801_616522625132439_7888444000875323529_n 22_503 Elvis_guitar_comeback-special-68
The next time I seen him, I started to move like him,
I would stand up in front of the T.V..,and start off with that grin.
with a broomstick in one hand, I would start to sing,
“you ain’t nothing but a hounddog”, and shake that thing.

I would shake my legs, and start swinging my pelvis,
with one hand on the mic, I started to sing like Elvis.
” Blue sued shoes,”, was the first song I sang,
even with pommade on my hair, it still started to hang.

Elvis was the man, that all the woman wanted to have,
Many claimed they had his baby, but it was all just a fad,
Elvis was the original “Fonzie”, at least he was to me,
That was long before “Happy Days”, and “Author Fonzeralli.”

If you never heard of him, well man, u just ain’t cool,
He is the “KING OF ROCK AND ROLL”, who had all the right moves.
I was only 5 when I first impersonated him,
He was “KING CREOL” with that stylish rebel grin.

When I seen him in a leather jacket,playing that cool guiatar,
He had the coolest side burns, I have ever seen so far.
“SPEEDWAY”, was the first movie, I ever seen him in,
With that famous curl on his forhead, and Nancy Sinatra next to him.

The day he died, it broke my heart, and I just started to cry,
My Idol was gone, but never forgotten, was hard to say goodby.
He never knew my name, and never knew just what he meant to me,
To all us fans who love him still, “ HE WILL ALWAYS BE THE KING”

By Ralph Victorino jr.

Tag Cloud