Each day we are given to live this thing called life, we are faced with TEST, TRIALS, and TRIBULATION. The first TEST daily is BREATHING, the exercise of intake and output of air into the body. This exercise is so taken for granted that breathing or the gift of breathe is overlooked as a vital body function.The TRIALS of BREATHING are evident when something or someone is blocking your air passage. When the pathway is not clear for incoming air or outgoing air, nothing goes in or out with ease.
trib·u·la·tion (trĭb'yə-lā'shən) n. Great affliction, trial, or distress; suffering: Their tribulation has finally passed. See Synonyms at trial.
An experience that tests one's endurance, patience, or faith. See Synonyms at burden www.dictionary.com/wordoftheday
The TRIBULATION of BREATHING is explained best by it's definition of an experience that encompasses TESTS and TRIALS. One cannot inhabit the activity of breathing without recognizing that it comes with a cost that is priceless. To put a value on breathing is to put a value on your life.
The gift of living requires taking the TEST of breathing daily, facing the TRIALS of having a clear air passage for breathing and experiencing the TRIBULATION of breathing in order to maintain life. Make today a day you start to celebrate the beauty of life and all the air that you BREATHE! HAPPY BREATHING DAY... ~YoTrip
Resilient because the destruction it did not make them therefore it will not break them in the mist of recovery, restoration and rebuilding. Rising from the rubble, is their calling card, their placeholder to their destiny, their game-changer, their pathway to forging a stronger return.Even as the days stretch on into weeks, we have witnessed many ascend from the weight of the concrete with a poised pose of triumph over and against some insurmountable odds. Battered, bruised, broke, but not broken in their resolve to survive.There is a fist full of lessons for us to learn. We can find triumph in tragedy We can find thrown out treasures We can find talent in the tenacious Nothing more defines us than how we overcome, especially when that is not believed to be an option.
Over 180 days ago these words were penned in an effort to understand the enormous events that occurred on January 12, 2012 when a earthquake shook the nation of HAITI. A massive magnitude 7.0 earthquake struck Haiti in January 2010 with an epicenter about 15 km southwest of the capital, Port-au-Prince. An estimated 2 million people live within the zone of heavy to moderate structural damage. The earthquake is assessed as the worst in this region over the last 200 years and massive international assistance will be required to help the country recover. https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html The world looked on and immediately went into rescue and recovery mode. In the days following this massive destruction, the media onslaught was high you would have had to be in a coma or under a rock to not know about the efforts to "RESCUE HAITI". Celebrities and campaigns were at the forefront of your televisions, radios and social media sites, the message was clear: HAITI needs our help so send a text, an e-mail, a telephone or mail, just give. Most people were moved by the scenes of devastation and death, and found a way to contribute.
The earthquake in HAITI hit a nation that was already deemed the poorest in the western world. The earthquke turned the spotlight on the fragile infrastructure of this nation. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. Two-thirds of all Haitians depend on the agricultural sector, mainly small-scale subsistence farming, and remain vulnerable to damage from frequent natural disasters, exacerbated by the country's widespread deforestation.https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ha.html. Some would say that such conditions make it impossible to recover, restore and rebuild from the combination of devastation and a depressed economy.
The people of HAITI, that were affected by the earthquake are finding a way to "RISE from the RUBBLE" and survive. Although resources are scarce in this period of recovery, the shanty-town tent cities provide living quarters, the entrepreneurial spirit is seen in the vendors on the streets, and children are attending school. The nation of HAITI can be rebuilt with a foundation that is grounded in its people and their desire to survive. ~YoTrip
Marisa Penaloza/NPR Despite the rubble and lack of permanent housing in post-quake Haiti, one positive sign is the vast number of children who have been able to return to school.
Haitians Press On Amid Slow Pace Of Quake Recovery : NPR www.npr.org Americans have donated more than $1.3 billion for Haiti after the country's Jan. 12 quake. Thousands of charities are helping the recovery effort. But plans to move survivors out of encampments into more suitable housing seem months, or even years, away.
“TOUGH TIMES should push us to reach up for the higher bar of success. Too often we find it easier to reach down and come up short on the lower bar. You will not rise up to your potential, by reaching down.” 8/11/10 ~YoTrip
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Things, stuff, things, stuff and more things and more stuff. Houses, cars, stocks, bonds, land, and businesses are just a few of the things and stuff that people own. Lately, it is hard to find people who have not experienced the loss of possessions. The current economic climate has heightened people's awareness of their things, their stuff, and their possessions. The loss of possessions is the final installment in the series "Losing To Gain". Losing possessions is an area that is worth examining a little closer.
Everyone has something or multiple things which are near and dear to their heart. Let's face it, if you worked hard for that car, that house, or that business your ownership is a serious matter. It has been said that anything you work hard for is well worth fighting for,if the effort was made to obtain it, then go the extra mile to retain it. Some would say that these days fighting for your possessions is becoming a routine task. Many people find themselves in a position of fighting to keep their things, their stuff, their possessions.
It is amazing how losing one thing or one possession has the ability to start a cycle of loss. Pat and Paul Possessors are a married couple with two children in private school, living in a home, with two cars and a mini-van. Pat is a Office Administrator and Paul is a District Sales Manager and both have worked for their companies for more than 10 years, with solid retirement plans in place. The Possessors' take vacations to destinations inside and outside of the country, several times a year. Pat and Paul are also the owners of a successful small real estate company. A year ago, Paul was laid off from his job, the Possessors have seen their lives change drastically. The Possessors summed up their loss in this way: one car was loss, the children's private school attendance was loss, the real estate business loss clients, but most importantly the family loss a major income stream. The devastation of losing possessions was difficult for the Possessors, yet they were determined to stay positive. The possessions were important to the Possessors but they were not their central focus.
The loss of stuff, things, or possessions should not only be viewed as the end, but as a beginning. When loss of possessions occurs, the obvious questions of why and how settle in waiting to find answers. Losing possessions should promote the notion of living with less. Many people have been forced to not focus on the things they have loss but to learn to live better with what they have left. So if you have experienced a loss of possession recently and find yourself whining and complaining about your things and your stuff, get OVER IT!
Life is far more precious than the POSSESSIONS you surround yourself with,like a blanket of comfort. Take time and assess your loss and see the blessing in having your life, your health and your family. Losing to Gain (Possessions) can best be summed up by the comedic genius of George Carlin. In his stand-up comedy performance, Mr. Carlin exposes how losing your stuff can easily send you into a crazy state. *Mr. Carlin (R.I.P.) does use a few choice words in his delivery but he makes you think abou/t you and your stuff. Go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JLoge6QzcGY
Losing to Gain (Possessions), Part 4. 8/26/10 ~YoTrip
hole noun, verb, holed, hol·ing. –noun 1. an opening through something; gap; aperture: a hole in the roof; a hole in my sock. 2. a hollow place in a solid body or mass; a cavity: a hole in the ground. 3. the excavated habitation of an animal; burrow. 4. a small, dingy, or shabby place: I couldn't live in a hole like that. 5. a place of solitary confinement; dungeon. 6. an embarrassing position or predicament: to find oneself in a hole.
The recent rescue of the 33 Chilean miners from a HOLE in the San Jose gold and copper mines, grabbed the attention of everyone on the planet. For 69 days these courageous men (the youngest is 19 and the oldest is 63) stayed trapped in the confines of an opening, a gap, a hollowed cavity...a HOLE. It is unbelievable, unimaginable, and unthinkable to be suddenly "buried alive". Surely not one of these men left their homes and expected to be stuck in a HOLE. The families, the friends, the people of Chile gathered and waited from August 5th until August 22nd to realize all 33 men were alive and able to communicate with the outside world. These 33 men had to react to the conditions, render care to each other, and remain close.
The 33 Chilean miners had to put their trust in each other for their survival in a HOLE. Everything that these men knew, loved, and desired were suddenly miles away from them. The miners were told that help was on the way, but it would be slow..their rescue was expected no sooner than Christmas. No only were the miners struck in a HOLE, full of dust from the stone, they relying on each other, and uncertain of when someone would come to their rescue. A HOLE that these miners arrived at on August 5th for a regular day of work was now HOLDing them hostage. The miners had to make a decision: Are they in a HOLE that is HOLDing them hostage?
As days turned into weeks, and the weeks to months the 33 miners remained resolved that the HOLE was HOLDing them, not as hostages but for the help that was on the way. Trust was coupled with faith, as the 33 miners believed the stay in the HOLE was temporary.The miners stayed strong and worked along with the rescuers on the surface by preparing to leave the HOLE. Rescuers were motivated by the 33 miners and their resilient measures, which helped the speed up the methods for drilling down into the HOLE for access.
Christmas came early for the 33 miners on Tuesday, October 12th. The world watched in amazement as the rescue team successfully lifted the first Chilean miner out of the HOLE. For the next two days the rescuers would slowly drop a cylinder into the earth to remove the 33 miners out of the HOLE and release them back into the real world. The HOLE that was HOLDing the miners was insulating them from the media frenzy and the normal lives they left 69 days ago. Makes you wonder if these 33 miners will ever be able to get away from the HOLE that was HOLDing them hostage.
The next time you seek to complain about life and journey you are on, think of these 33 miner miracles and how they keep the faith and trusted the rescuers to remove them from the HOLE that was HOLDing them hostage. ~~YoTrip
Now is the time to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better potential ADJECTIVE 1. possible but as yet not actual: having a latent possibility or likelihood of occurring, or of doing or becoming something "posed a potential danger" "a potential investor"
2. expressing possibility: describes a verb or verb form that expresses possibility, e.g. "may" or "might" in English
NOUN po·ten·tials plural
1. capacity for development: a capacity to develop, succeed, or become something "has the potential to be profitable" "unable to use her expertise to its full potential" 2. potential verb form: a verb or verb form that expresses possibility, e.g. "may" or "might" in English 3. physics
Has life found you feeling stuck in a rut? Are you trapped in a routine that yields you no joy or happiness? Do you sit and wonder about could have, should have, and would haves of life? Are you always thinking about when will things get better for me? Have your hopes and dreams dried up? Have you given up on achieving more or becoming better? If you answered yes to all or a few of these questions, then now is the time to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better.
Far too often it is easy to get caught up in the grind of daily life and put your POTENTIAL for becoming better on hold, on the back burner, or on ice. You have to decide to get out of the rut of doing things in a robotic manner. You must remove the barriers that have trapped your joy and happiness. Is this a snapshot of you: You drag yourself up and go to work? You spend eight hours thinking about "why am I here", only to get up and do it all again the next four days. To unlock your potential for becoming better, you have to decide to develop a plan for getting to a better place. Take your POTENTIAL off hold, off the back burner and the ice and put it on a timetable for becoming better.
Wondering about what could, should, or would happen is counterproductive if you are not taking steps to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better. When you take the time to act on what you can do, shall do and will do you will unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better. Decide to talk yourself into doing positive things and spend less time talking yourself out of doing anything. Become your best advocate and encourage yourself to become a better you.
Hopes, dreams and desires have to be given the spotlight in your quest to unlock your POTENTIAL for becoming better. You must first envision where you want to be and what it feels like to be there. Once you have the vision, then you need the drive to what it takes to get to your place of better. After you put vision and drive into action you will need determination to keep hopes, dreams and desires alive and working.
Now is a great time to invest in unlocking your POTENTIAL. You can decide that where you are is not where you want to be any longer. You can take steps to move from off the back burner and to the forefront of becoming a better you. Take the time to plan, act, and become a better you. Be your best advocate and keep encouraging yourself to move forward. Use the formula of vision+drive+determination=hopes, dreams and desires fulfilled. Today is a great day to unlock your POTENTIAL and become a better YOU! ~~YoTrip