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A picture is worth 1000 words. This safe has been through a lot. Tell its story. Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic

 

Once in pristine condition, living a life full of luxury. It held a purpose in life and nothing more. This high end safe held many secrets throughout the years, but now it’s covered in rust & abandoned. Is this how life is? Do we have a purpose to fulfill, will we be forgotten after the deed is done? People that pay it forward or simply go about their lives doing right deserve to be held in the spot-light, yet in this life we simply just turn the page.  Millions of Women & Men fight for our freedom yet they go unnoticed…Kim kardashian has a baby and within minutes every media outlet is spewing about it. Do we care? But wait we are in the 21st Century where being famous or simply having any media outlet recognize us requires a simple “sex tape”.  That man that died saving a 2 year old in a fire was recognized in his local newspaper for one day, no one remembers the story or the hero’s name.. This is the world we live in today! Don’t let that get in your way to make a difference, doing one small deed might turn into a world-wide change. Be that person that goes unnoticed, because deep down you and God know the life you have lived.

P.S- Pay It Forward 🙂

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Time is of the essence

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” The simple pleasures of people watching” -JC

Flying stand-by has been a routine in my life when it comes to traveling. Which means if there are any seats left after everyone has boarded the plane, you will get a ticket to your destination. There are some scenarios where you are just S.O.L and you just don’t get on…for hours…for days. It happens, it’s just one small drawback of flying at a discounted rate. I’ve alway’s had a sense of excitement for people watching. Like bird watching except with people, very entertaining.  You get a feel of the beauty and rhythm of the world around us; as well as a form of free entertainment. Airports are my favorite place for this leisure ranked # 1. I’m sitting in a small restaurant tucked into the corner of the airport, which gives me a spectacular view. Unfortunately I get a server that has no patience and no meaning of time. I’m relaxing, writing, people watching, and slowly eating. It’s in her nature to rush me, which I find very rude…my number 1 pet peeve. Another pet peeve, I’m not even done with my meal and I get a check? Time is the whole reason I am writing this blog…why is it that 99.9% of Americans go with the saying “Time is money” ? Money cannot buy time can it? Even boarding or de-boarding a plane, people are in a hurry to get off and get on with their lives. Have patience..patience is virtue. 

 

Mobilgas Pegasus

Found this photograph on Etsy a great place to find unique items for reasonable prices. This piece will look great on my dining room wall. I don’t know why I love the Mobil Gas Pegasus so much but it resembles character in Advertising. I went to school for Marketing & Advertising and in this day many Ad’s lack character. I have always wanted an original Pegasus horse to hang in my living room but a life-size Pegasus will break the bank. This piece of art will do just fine for now.

 

Antique & Industrial Era

Why are items from this era so attractive to people today? The value of the majority of antiques and vintage finds are worth more today than they once were. A few simple words can answer these questions: Quality & Character. No one can build a structure or item with their own bare hands anymore, well it’s rare some still can.  Home’s built before the 1930’s have always been keen to my eye’s. The character that you can find in these homes is remarkable, from hardwood floors to the built-in wood shelving units. My dream is to remodel  homes back to how they were originally built. I want the original claw foot tub, the small kitchen & oak hardwood floors. I have my family reunion every year in Logan Ohio, every year I drive on State Route 22 and pass my dream home. Here is a house that was built in the late 1800’s or early 1900’s that has so much potential. I pass by this house every year and yet the house remains untouched. The owner unfortunately has no intention on selling anytime soon, one day when he does I hope to own it.  Everything in this house can be restored to its once pristine condition.

A life in color

Imagine a life full of creativity, a world in which colors flow endlessly through your mind. I live in that world full of idea’s flying past my eyes.  On occasion I will accomplish one of these crazy idea’s that flow through my mind. Why is it that human’s have a bucket list or a list of dreams or a to do list yet no one gets them all done? Have we lost our ambition & motivation in life? We should not live day-to-day to be overwhelmed by stress or anxiety. It seem’s that in this day and time people live to work, yes if only it were that easy not to. Money does not buy happiness but it does make life A LOT easier. So many people have told me that you only live once, you only have the chance to do everything you ever dreamed of once. Life is all about taking chances & taking risks. Get the most out of this world and a life that is absolutely remarkable. Work in an environment that brings joy & happiness, where you wake up every morning and you are excited for what your day brings. Never look back with regret.