Sending you a Big Hug & Smile…..Life is a journey…..

Here’s an Extra Big Hug and a Smile to anyone whom may need one!! Life is a journey. It is always full of paths and directions….no matter which direction you take, no matter what path you end up on, no matter what journey Life is leading you down….ALWAYS remember that YOU are loved, YOU are a wonderful person and Life is what you make of it so be just as Happy as you can be end enjoy Life to the fullest!!img_9244

We may not be able to control everything in our Lives and that’s ok, but we can control how we let Life affect us!! ¬†So once again, here’s a Great Big Virtual Hug from me to you and a Smile to help brighten your day!ūüėÉ ¬†Much Luv 2 U ALL!!!! ¬†Thanks for Reading my Thoughts………..Robin Robinson

Count Your Blessings, NOT Your Problems

It is far better to Count Your Blessings than to count your problems. ¬†We all have issues and problems but that’s okay, it’s just a part of Life. ¬†These things should NOT consume us or define who we are.

 

There are far more important things we should be consumed with that are positives within our lives…….ourselves, our family and friends, the simple fact that we are alive yet another day to enjoy what Life has to offer and for the simple fact that Life is more enjoyable when we concentrate on the Good Within our Lives and that surrounds us!!

Do NOT let the negatives in this world make you bitter, do not let them consume you………Look and find the Positives and the Good within Life, there are far more greater things in Life to be Grateful for!!! ¬†Hope you all have a wonderful day…..Hugs and much Luv 2 U ALL!!! ¬†Thanks for Reading my Thoughts……..Robin Robinson

4-1-17 Smile, Love & Appreciate..our lives are different but that’s okay..be the best YOU you can be anyways!!

As this week was spent with family and friends remembering our loved one and others that have already passed away we shared many stories of both good and bad times.  But, we also found ourselves being surrounded with the constant negatives, drama and soul draining complaints by our loved ones being miserable, worrying over the unknowns of  the future, of gossiping about others, of the complaints about their lives and those around them, we were asked for advice numerous times and more often than not asked what we knew, what we had heard and were constantly surrounded and felt as though they were attempting to suck us in to the negatives that they thrive on!!! 

It is amazing to me that they want the best of everything , they want happiness like my husband and I have, they want more out of life but yet are unwilling to change, to try new things, to try and change their surrounds, to try to be positive and to see the Good within their lives with the blessings that they already have but yet they are unwilling to change their negative ways, they are so unwilling and close minded to see how easy it is to start seeing the Good Within Their Lives!!  It really saddens me and hurts my heart and soul!!

This is part of why my husband and I moved a year ago once we became emptynesters….we wanted more and we wanted to distance ourselves from all of the negativity….we wanted to leave it all behind us. ¬†All I can do now is Love Them Unconditionally, be here for them and help them as best I possibly can…..all I can do is encourage them and try to guide them into more positive and happy thoughts but ONLY if and when they ask for it…..All I Can Do Is Live My Life To Be The Happiest, The Most Positive And The Most Life Loving Person That I Can Be!! ¬†Where do you fit into any of my above scenario, are you a complainer and negative or are you the Happy Life Loving Person?!?!?! ¬†Do what makes YOU Happy, surround yourself with Positive People who bring out the best in you and Live Your Life even if you have to distance yourself from loved ones in order to be the Best Person You Can Be!!! ¬†Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…….Robin Robinson

20 Simple Words to Think about…..

20 Words….20 Simple Words to Think about as you go about today and every day.
When you or someone else is gossiping, spreading rumors, judging or talking about someone other than yourselves have you ever stopped to think about what is really being said, about what the truth may or may not be……….Do you or this other person actually know what the person you are talking about is going through first hand, did you ask permission to talk about them and share what you know, would you want others talking about you this way……….Would you talk about this person this same way if they were standing in front of you to hear this conversation or would you be ashamed of yourself for listening, talking or joining in on this conversation………Is this really something that matters in Your Personal Life or those that are doing the talking, does this affect you guys personally and is it really any of your business……….Words and Actions can be very hurtful…negativity, drama & gossip can eat at ones soul and be so negatively consuming that one doesn’t realize how much damage may be being done………

Before You Speak about someone else THINK, Before You Continue to Listen why not ask out loud if it really matters, Before You Continue to Listen why not choose to be a better person and excuse yourself from the conversation or simply say you don’t want to hear it as it has nothing to do with you?!?! ¬†Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…..Robin Robinson

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Good Morning, Despite being way too early……

Despite being wide awake before 5am, Despite tossing and turning and NOT being able to sleep in I am once again in a good mood!! ¬†I finally had enough lying in bed thinking of all the things I need to do, can do and don’t want to do so I decided to just get up anyways! ¬†I am smiling once again as it is yet another day!!ūüėÜ

I do not know why…I do not know how….I do not fully understand why I am so bright eyed and bushy tailed, full of smiles and so dang chipper 99% of every morning but one thing that does make sense is that I am ME, and I am Meant to Annoy ALL of you that are Grumpy in the mornings, Grumpy during the Day and maybe just maybe I am here to Brighten Someone’s Day once in awhile!!ūüĎćūüėČGOOD MORNING Everyone!!! ¬†Hope you have a wonderful day followed by a nice relaxing evening before you have to start the work week once again!! ¬†Hugs & Luv 2 U ALL ¬†Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…..Robin Robinson

Good Morning!!  Nothing wrong with Smiles and Positivity in the morning or anytime of day!!!  Some people will try to pull you into their misery and negativity but rise above and do not allow yourself to get drawn in.

 

Smile, be positive and remember that they may have struggles they are dealing with so try not to take it personal no matter what they say.  Another persons unhappiness and negativity is NOT your fault!!  We all have choices, choose wisely.

I myself choose to see the best in people…I choose to smile and be nice even when others are not…I choose to find the good in life…I choose to distance myself from negativity…I choose to live my life with no regrets…I choose to try and be a better person everyday…I choose to Be Happy and Positive!!! ¬†What do you choose? ¬†Today is Another Day, I once again hope you ALL have a wonderful day!!!! ¬†Thanks for Reading my Thoughts…..Robin Robinson

Christmas Eve Day Mishap and I’m still LAUGHING at myself!!¬†

DISCLAIMER: DO NOT ATTEMPT THE FOLLOWING What do these ingredients: Tequila, Peanut Butter, Lime & Serrano Pepper (cut in pan) have in common? 

It was Christmas Eve Day and the food prep had begun. One Serrano Pepper (seeds & membranes removed) cut up for the corn. NO spice at all so time for Serrano Pepper #2 but this time while thinking to herself, Robin decides that maybe some of the membrane and/or seeds should be included but first she should double check for any heat. (As she takes the smallest piece of membrane possible to test she is debating on wether this is a good idea or not but because the first one has NO heat to the Pepper at all it should be ok.) The small piece of membrane was slightly touched to the tip of her tongue and there was nothing at first followed by the most intense, on fire, burning sensation possible (Robin is a pansy when it comes to spice and this was WAY over the top!!) 
As Robin knew better than to drink water she fumbled around for something to help!! She found saltine crackers, a cookie, coffee, summer sausage and finally resorted to an ice cube to hopefully numb the pain!! While the ice cube was on the tongue the pain was relieved but once melted the intensity was in full force and had spread to her lips as she had been moving the ice cube back and forth and had apparently touched her lips with her on fire, Pepper oil laced tongue!!!! 

NOW WHAT?!?!?! No what was she suppose to do?!?! NO milk in the house to try and the burning pain was unbearable (kind of funny because deep inside she knew it was a dumb idea)!!!! GOOGLE!!!! GOOGLE was the answer, there must be some info on what to try online!! She quickly googled it and found a chart of “Do’s and Don’ts” and went into action with a giant jar of Peanut Butter!!

She quickly took a giant spoonful of Peanut Butter and plopped it in her mouth. She then smooshed it ALL over including on her lips in an attempt to help the burning sensations and control the flames that she was surely throwing out in every breath! (Terry and Zach were a lot of sympathetic help as they obviously laughed with her during her time of pain…insert heavy heavy sarcasm.) As the Peanut Butter was melting and liquefying in the heat it wasn’t helping!! So Robin decided it just sitting in her mouth and on her lips was NOT working so she quickly (as quick as possible with gooey sticky Peanut Butter) swallowed the Peanut Butter!! To her surprise the pain and burning had slightly subsided but was still extremely prominent and painful….what was next on the Chart that she had on hand? TEQUILA!!!

A “DO” for relieving the heat was Alcohol!!! (Please note that a big DON’T is Beer but Hard Alcohol is good.) “Time for Alcohol”, grabs the warm tequila and cuts a piece of lime. (You have to have lime with Tequila as it is yummier but NO time to chill just have to down warm!! Robin is apprehensive about Alcohol but willing to try anything at this point! The worse that happens is she just has to cook a little tipsy, she’s done that before so no big deal!!ūüėČ)

Here goes and down goes the shot after a quick swish around the mouth followed by the lime…..Hmmmmm, WOW!!! The intense Fire, Burning and Pain was gone from her tongue and just a little slight sting was left on her lips!! HURRAY!!!! HIP HIP HURRAY GOOGLE, PEANUT BUTTER & TEQUILA SAVED THE DAY!!! 

DISCLAIMER: While the above scenario is True and Factual, DO NOT ATTEMPT to Repeat just to see if Peanut Butter and Tequila really work!!!! LoL 

Just thought I would make a few of ya smile, chuckle, shake your head and/or laugh out loud by sharing my mishaps on Christmas Eve Day!! Hope you ALL had a wonderful Christmas!! Luv & Hugs to you ALL!! Thanks for reading my thoughts……Robin Robinson