Monday, January 31, 2022

Have Good Attention

Another area putting  our attention 
forward  to  others.

This  is  true  whether we know the
other person well or not. In fact it
doesn't matter how they treat us
too. We should  treat everyone  the 

Treating others with our attention 
should  be exactly  how we want 
to treated. ☺☺😊😊

Sunday, January 30, 2022

Honoring Others

On social media I saw a friend not
only wishing her older sister's a
happy birthday on Saturday along
with honoring her the person, she

Saturday was my younger brother
Jack's birthday as well. He is a
pretty good younger brother.

We have actually four birthdays'
in our family in January. The
busiest month of all. 

It begins with my sister on January
7 followed by her son Connor on  
the 8th and her son Ken on the 18th.

My sister Barb is a bit older than me
so don't really remember growing up
with her. Mainly she was a teenager
than a college student than got married.

It is important to honor our siblings
along with our friends as well. They
often make up who we are too. Amen!

Saturday, January 29, 2022

In and Out with a Bang

The new year and month here in
Western Washington came with a
lot of rain. 

We had about eight inches of rain
in the first two weeks and little
since. Expect rain to end the month.

This is raining season after all here
in the area. Nice to see a change for
a couple weeks.  There were days
of overcast during these two weeks,
however, the sun made its appearance
recently as well.

We always enjoy the sun when it 
comes out this time of the year.
People get out and enjoy it as 

Friday, January 28, 2022

A Learning Process

I have never have had what I  would call
a serious  injury before until this shoulder. 

I am learning a lot for sure. I  have no 
problem sitting or walking. The problem 
happens more when I  am lying down
especially  when  I am sleeping.

When I woke up this morning a lot of
pain in the shoulder. I know where I 
can place my shoulder but when
sleeping it obviously moves.

I expect when I continue over time 
the shoulder will be stronger. Like
many other challenges important 
not to be  discouraged. 😉😉

Thursday, January 27, 2022

The Right Approach

I am taking what I think is the 
right approach for my right shoulder.

Like everything else in life time will

Thursday which is today I will have 
my second physical therapy session.

I am trying to use my right shoulder
or I guess to say right arm to do
more things. I  tried my left arm
to help out but it is getting sore in
in the process.

Reaching above my head I will still
need to use my left arm or hand to
reach things since I go above half way with my right there is a lot of pain.
Fortunately I don't do that very often.

Wish me the best as I wish you the
best always. 😊😊😊

Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Evaluation Day

We are in the middle  of  the work 
week. A good  time to evaluate 
how are week  has been  going on.

We learn from  the  positives well
as the negative. Allows us to press
on the rest of the  week.

Feel  comfortable about it make 
a list and then look at the end of
the week to see improvement. 😊😊😊

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

Learn A Little Bit

It is Tuesday and I hope you 
learned something  from 

Every  morning we should be
grateful waking up and think
about what we learned from
the day before. Also, what
we want  to learn from today.

Monday, January 24, 2022


Hello  Monday 

I hope you  had a  relaxing weekend. 
My definition of  relaxation is doing
something  that  does not stress you 
like a hobby or sport.

Though you may love your job there
usually  some stress involved so 
outside of work  doing anything 
without stress is good.

May you  have a good and rewarding 
week. Even during  the week good to
relax as well.  It maybe different than 
the weekend. Amen!

Sunday, January 23, 2022

Time Can't Come Fast Enough

I have one more day until physical 
therapy,  however,  can't come fast

I am  sure we all have felt the same 
way now and then.

I will breathe a good  fresh air
tomorrow  morning when I  walk
into  the physical therapy  place.

I hope things feel good even on 
the first day. In the  time right
now I will  have joy around those
I see. Amen!  😊😊😊

Saturday, January 22, 2022

Things Going Well

It is always good to know how everyone is
doing. I enjoy writing here every day as you
can imagine.

There is a small group I see a few mornings
at the coffee shop I attend. I enjoy listening
and learning from them. I hope they get
encouraged by whatever I have to say.

The important thing is to be there for 
others regardless what is happening. 

These men I didn't know at all before
meeting them at the coffee shop, however,
I consider them friends now.

I see other groups in the coffee shop as well.
Some of them meet once a week while 
others daily. Some of them go to church
together or friends in other ways.

My thought is for everyone to find a 
group whether it is with those you 
have known for a while or new people.

God bless you for a wonderful weekend. 

Friday, January 21, 2022

A Good Drive

Has been  a  while  so I decided 
Thursday  was a good  day  for 
a drive.

The weather  wasn't  the greatest 
however it usually  not in January.

I decided  to  drive to  Sequim 
Washington. Sequim  doesn't 
get a lot of rain  unlike the rest
of the state.  Only  about ten 
inches a year. Compare  where
I live where 45 inches is common.
In fact January  we have almost
ten inches already.

Used to be going to Sequim  driving 
on highway 101 go right through it.
Now have to  take exit going into
Sequim. It has been a  few years  for
me to go into Sequim. It certainly 
different than  before. A lot more 
stores and I  am sure homes on the 
outskirts. That is the way these days
many towns and  cities are  a lot
larger. Certainly my town Gig Harbor 

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Takes Faith

Whether it is my shoulder  taking time
or something  else in our lives it will 
take faith to accomplish  it.

Faith is  believing in  the impossible 
or something  we have endured for
a long time. 

We don't have to have a lot of faith 
it only takes a  little. Amen!

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Arm Sling

I have found using an arm sling is
helpful  when I am walking or sitting. 
Not so much  when lying down  or

It took me  a  couple of  days  to  figure
to get up without  my shoulder  from
hurting. The same was putting  on  shirt 
or coat. I  found putting the left side
first was easier and not hurting  as much.

When comes to  our life purpose and 
using some wisdom good  to  figure
the best way  to  do  things. 

Tuesday, January 18, 2022

A Pain

My shoulder  continues  to bother
me with  pain.

I take Tylenol and  icing to make the 
pain less.

Monday I went out for my first walk
since my surgery.  I wore my arm
sling. It was so good as I didn't feel 
pain the whole.

We all have  pain in our lives.  What do
we do to relieve them? Amen!

Monday, January 17, 2022

It Takes Love

When we live our life and purpose 
the  number one ingredient should 
be love. 

Not love only for our purpose and 
the gifts and talents but for  those
around  us.

We should  wake up  thinking about
those we love but think about those 
we will  meet  throughout the day.

We are selfish people; what gain we
can accomplish. Love will  make us
 better people. Amen!

Sunday, January 16, 2022

Busy Sports Time

The National Football League started
the playoffs then there is college and
professional basketball  along  with

Very  busy time of year for sports. 
The Winter Olympics  start in three
weeks.  Again we have to see how
Covid-19 will effect them all.

Found out yesterday from my brother 
his middle  son, daughter-in-law and
granddaughter  have covid-19. 
Right now seems they have small 

With new variance most families 
are going to  be effected by the
virus. This latest one isn't supposed 
to be as dangerous,  however,  if like
the others symptoms can be different 
for each one.

Be safe a day be blessed  as well. Amen!

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Glorious Day

Every day  can be glorious if we have
the right attitude.  It won't  be perfect 
however  glorious. 

We should  wake up being thankful 
we are still here. We have  no idea 
how many days  we have.

We should  think of our family and 
friends  close or far away. We can
make  new friends  today. Amen!

Friday, January 14, 2022

A Great Purpose

Having my heart procedure makes me
see how not only do doctors and nurses
have a great purpose so do we.

Whatever you are doing for work or
other ways the purpose we have is

Other people can use help by our 
purpose as we can with theirs. Amen!

Thursday, January 13, 2022


So far I am feeling well recovering 
from my heart procedure  on  Tuesday. 
My groin  is feeling good  for the
most part. 

I can't say the same for my shoulder 
from slipping on ice last week.  It  may 
take some time it seems.

I have a on line  appointment  this morning 
with my regular doctor concerning my
shoulder. I really  don't  want  surgery on it.
So far rest doesn't seem to do the shoulder 
any good.  

Like  everything else  life must go on. This 
is my extension for sure.

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

Always Learning

My procedure on Tuesday was a success though 
I may have  to go in for another  some day.

They were able to get the bad cells in the  area
intended, however,  they found another area
with possible bad cells. My heart is  beating 
now normal most of the time and that is good.

What I learned is we must live with today's success
and leave the rest until tomorrow.  Otherwords 
there is another  day to fight. Amen!

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

This is the day

In several  hours  I will be heading
to the hospital  for my catheter
ablation procedure. 

When done we hope my heart will
be ticking normal. In the ablation 
procedure  they put the catheter 
up my groin. I have a scar on one
end of the heart so they head towards 
it from  the  other side killing off
as many bad cells causing my heart 
to skip. Hopefully  they will  get them 

May you be blessed and have your 
thoughts with me and anyone else
going through surgery. Amen!

Monday, January 10, 2022

Walking the Right Road

Most of us have made wrong choices
and  took  the  wrong  road.

There are  many  wrong  roads to choose 
from  and only  one  right one.

The right road has love, peace and joy.
The other  ones look  good  to travel 
as well,  however,  they end up  being 

We must do is follow  the  right road 
regardless  how the other ones look
to  go on.

One of our purposes  maybe to help
others to  be  sure to  ride on the on
the right road. 

Sunday, January 9, 2022

Wow the Sun

Right after Christmas we had snow
and rain came for the 2022.

Now we have some sun along with
no rain for at least three days.

I look forward to February when 
it doesn't rain as much.  We can 
scream "hallelujah ".

Enjoy Sunday and the continue 
of 2022.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

Friday Night Out

I have to  admit I  don't  get out 
much on a Friday night; at least 
with friends.

It was  really nice to go out with 
brothers and sisters  from church. 

We started the evening with a special 
service to  begin the new year. During 
the week beginning on Monday the 
church was called to a fast. How much
of a fast was up to  the individual or

I fasted from fish and chicken except
for one day. I had water,  juice, veggies 
and fruit. I  began the  day with yogurt.
I had a small lunch including veggies.
I had a very small dinner or none at all.
It felt refreshing. My medical  condition 
I felt I couldn't do more on the fast. I
ended up losing six pounds in five days.
My thought is to continue by eating no
 or little chicken. I  have  issues with my
stomach and I  think chicken might be
the problem.  I will see if that is the key.

I am  sure losing six pounds in  five days 
regularly isn't a good idea though once in a
while it is. Adding fish back in is healthy 
and I lose two or three pounds a week until 
I reach my goal of weight loss is good. In 
total I have  lost 22 pounds so I am halfway 
to my goal.  I  may lose additional weight 
depending on how I feel and  look. If I do
go further  in weight loss I will go 10 pounds
at a time. After that will be to maintain at
that weight. 

I hope to have opportunity to go out more
on Friday nights with friends. This to is

Friday, January 7, 2022

Overcoming Distractions

We always have distractions that 
can get in our way from fulfilling 
our purpose. The  key is what do 
we do about  it. 

Many distractions  are not  our fault 
but what can we do to  overcome 

1. Press on  no matter what. 
2.  Not let them discourage us.
3. Realize they are there to  make 
    us stronger.
4. Never give up 

You have anymore add to the list
Please do

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Going Places

I don't know about you; I am looking 
forward to places I have  never been
before  in 2022.

Don't  you  agree it is a good  idea.  
Look forward to making  plans and
actually  doing  them. Amen!

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

A Misfortune

On Tuesday  I  ended up sliding and 
falling on ice. This was after a week 
of snow on the ground. The  snow
was gone replaced by  ice.

I was careful but slipped anyway.
I went had x-ray done. I have a
sprained shoulder. It hurts a lot
and I wearing a sling. I have to 
put on a pack of ice three times 
a day until stops hurting.  I take
Tylenol as well.

I am trying to  keep a positive 
attitude while I recover. More 
snow  expected Wednesday 
evening. Having rest as well.

We must all do the best we can
no matter the circumstances 
come our way.  Amen!

Tuesday, January 4, 2022

Clearing Our Minds

Once in a  while  it is a good idea we
clear our minds. 

Take an evening off from watching TV, 
 videos, and social media.  If you can
do it all day  even better.

Find something else you haven't done
in a while or relax for the evening. 
Missing a  meal  may be a good idea 
as well. Amen!

Monday, January 3, 2022

Good Holiday

Now for many time back to work. 
A good  holiday season I expect.

Now to resume relationships with 
co-workers and customers depend 
on your job.

May your purpose be better in 2022.
May your health and hope be the 
same.  Amen!

Sunday, January 2, 2022

A good start

I hope you had a good start to 2022.

Here in Western Washington still 
cold outside. Expect to  warm up

I  enjoy the snow but I have had 
enough of the cold wind.

May peacce and Joy be in your heart. 

Saturday, January 1, 2022

Welcome 2022

We always greet today as Happy New Years

I wish you all the best in 2022

All our plans and purposes work out.

May God bless you well.

Pray for those who are sick.