Monday, April 30, 2012

Spring Flowers


Saturday, April 28, 2012

Revolution Cry

When passion takes on our purpose
When searching ones embrace the light
And the falling get back onto their feet
And the broken start to dream again
And the sound of hope fills these streets

You'll know it's here

Revolution - can you feel it?
Revolution cry
Revolution - can you hear it?
Revolution cry
And I believe it, and I believe it

How long do we have to wait?
And how long will we stay silent?
When will this weeping generation dance again?

Revolution - can you feel it?
Revolution cry
Revolution - can you hear it?
Revolution cry
And I believe it, and I believe it 
 
 
 
"Revolution Cry" by Lifehouse

Friday, April 27, 2012

I am responsible for choosing my state of mind.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

San Francisco, California, United States


Make it Count

"It's not the years in your life that count, it's the life in your years."

-Abraham Lincoln


This saying is kind of like saying, make the most out of each and every day. It doesn't matter how young or old you are. Just make a point to enjoy each day as it comes. Live your life to its fullest and do what you enjoy.

What do you want to achieve in life? What are some of your life goals? What are some things you want to see or experience? These are all things we should consider. How important are these goals to us? And what can we do to help achieve them? We all have different dreams and motivations. But most importantly, what are our priorities? Are you incorporating your dreams into your daily thoughts? Anything is possible if we only believe. Just don't ever give up. Keep striving. Keep reaching. And believe that it is on its way. One step at a time.

It's the life in your years that matter. So what are you doing today to make the most out of your life? Start by examining your goals, and then make necessary changes. This life is meant to be fun and exciting, and it can be if we surround ourselves with the things we love. Let's all choose to make the most out of each and every day.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Forever Young

May the good Lord be with you
Down every road that you roam
And may sunshine and happiness
Surround you when you're far from home
And may you grow to be proud, dignified and true
And do unto others as you'd have done to you

Be courageous and be brave
And in my heart you'll always stay
Forever young, forever young

May good fortune be with you
May your guiding light be strong
Build a stairway to Heaven
With a prince or a vagabond

And may you never love in vain
And in my heart you will remain
Forever young, forever young

And when you finally fly away
I'll be hoping that I served you well
For all the wisdom of a lifetime
No one can ever tell

But whatever road you choose
I'm right behind you, win or lose
Forever young, forever young



"Forever Young" by Rod Stewart

Friday, April 20, 2012

Happy 420


THE COSTS 

It is estimated that the United States government spends $10 billion dollars a year in its attempts to keep Marijuana off the street, while the State of California has revenue of $14 billion annually for the production of its legalized medicinal Marijuana. 

(Hmm... Should we spend money or earn money? Especially with our deficit!!! Imagine if each state had that kind of income? We would be back on track financially in no time!) 




During the prohibition of alcohol during the 1920's the Mafia could produce alcohol and had a considerable control over others who wanted it. The role that the Mafia played in the 1920's has transformed into the corner drug dealers and drug cartel of the 1990's. Legalization will result in a decrease in deaths and violence due to the unregulated black market trade or Marijuana.

1 out of 6 people in jail are in for non-violent drug offenses. Prisons are overcrowded and it is very costly to keep people in prison. Legalizing Marijuana would make room for more violent offenders.

Unlike Alcohol and prescription drugs, Marijuana is not lethal by overdosing. (So how come alcohol is considered safe but weed isn't? It's more natural than any other drug! It grows naturally from the earth. And there are no side affects like violence or hang over.)

American adolescents use Marijuana twice as much as their counter parts in Holland where Marijuana is legal. Eight of the 10 states that had legalized medical marijuana by 2006 saw a decrease in teen use of marijuana from 1999 to 2006.

A UCLA study presented on May 24, 2006 found no association between marijuana and lung cancer, and it suggested that marijuana may even have "some protective effect."




Quotes from Noteworthy Scholars 


"The evidence is overwhelming that marijuana can relieve certain types of pain, nausea, vomiting and other symptoms caused by such illnesses as multiple sclerosis, cancer and AIDS -- or by the harsh drugs sometimes used to treat them. And it can do so with remarkable safety. Indeed, marijuana is less toxic than many of the drugs that physicians prescribe every day."
-- Joycelyn Elders, MD
Former US Surgeon General
Editorial, Providence Journal



"There is very little evidence that smoking marijuana as a means of taking it represents a significant health risk.
Although cannabis has been smoked widely in Western countries for more than four decades, there have been no reported cases of lung cancer or emphysema attributed to marijuana.I suspect that a day's breathing in any city with poor air quality poses more of a threat than inhaling a day's dose -- which for many ailments is just a portion of a joint -- of marijuana."
-- Lester Grinspoon, MD
Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
"Puffing Is the Best Medicine,"
Los Angeles Times



"Unlike for nicotine, alcohol and hard drugs, there is no clearly defined withdrawal syndrome, the hallmark of true addiction, when use is stopped." 

-- Colin Blakemore, PhD
Chair, Dept. of Physiology, University of Oxford (U.K.), and
Leslie Iversen, PhD
Professor of Pharmacology, Oxford University
Editorial, The Times (U.K.)







Some of the medical applications medical marijuana can be used to treat are:




Sources:

http://medicalmarijuana.procon.org/view.resource.php?resourceID=000141

http://marijuanatoday.com/pros.php

 http://andrikyrychok.wordpress.com/2010/07/10/pro-marijuana-ads-its-coming/#

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Sunny Disposition

"A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition."

-William Arthur Ward


It shouldn't matter what is going on outside in the world. What's on the inside? What is going on inside of you? How are you feeling? What are you thinking about? The answers to all of these questions determine your mental health. The most important factor is that we can make our own choices. We choose our attitudes. We can make the most or the worst of things.

It shouldn't matter if the sun is shining, or if the rain is pouring. Why should we let that determine our day, our thoughts, or our attitude? If the sun is out, then praise the sun. If it's raining, then be thankful for the rain. We need both; they are equally important. Why should we look at rain with a negative disposition? Some storms can be remarkable and amazing. Just watch the sky. Why not choose an attitude of gratitude and realize that the rain gives us life?!? We need water to survive. Our planet needs water and replenishment. So instead of cursing the clouds and the rain, try being thankful for the water that is being produced. Be thankful for your clean water that you drink every day. There are many countries and people who are dying because they do not have access to clean water! We are so blessed, and yet we can still find something to complain about! Rain is a good thing, we should treat it that way!

And its not just about rain and sun. Every situation has a different way of looking at it. How do you choose to look at things? Are you looking for the best in each condition? Are you staying positive and finding the good? Just think, every circumstance could be worse. And each and every problem is only temporary. Stay positive and look for the good, and you will be surprised how quickly things will turn around. We can choose to be happy if we want to be. Do you want it? Choose it.

Harrison, Michigan, United States


Monday, April 16, 2012

Don't Blink

I turned on the evening news
Saw a old man being interviewed
Turning a hundred and two today
Asked him what's the secret to life
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said "All I can say is."

Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink

I was glued to my tv when it looked like he looked at me and said
"Best start putting first things first."
Cause when your hourglass runs out of sand
You can't flip it over and start again
Take every breathe God gives you for what it's worth

Don't Blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster than you think
So don't blink

So I've been tryin' ta slow it down
I've been tryin' ta take it in
In this here today, gone tomorrow world we're livin' in

Don't blink
Just like that you're six years old and you take a nap and you
Wake up and you're twenty-five and your high school sweetheart becomes your wife
Don't blink
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turning into moms and dads next thing you know your "better half"
Of fifty years is there in bed
And you're praying God takes you instead
Trust me friend a hundred years goes faster then you think
So Don't blink

Now, don't blink
Life Goes Faster Than You Think






"Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney

Sunday, April 08, 2012

A New Day

Where it was dark now there's light
Where there was pain now there's joy
Where there was weakness, I found my strength

Hush now

I see a light in the sky
Oh, it's almost blinding me
I can't believe
I've been touched by an angel with love

Let the rain come down and wash away my tears
Let it fill my soul and drown my fears
Let it shatter the walls for a new, new sun

A new day has... come





"A New Day has Come" by Celine Dion

Friday, April 06, 2012