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

Make A Difference, Be A Blessing NOT…..

Why not be anything less than nice? ¬†Let your words heal & comfort….we all have our own struggles but it isn’t fair to share and take out our inner misery onto others, it isn’t their fault how we feel. ¬†They themselves may be dealing with something far worse than our own issues that we do not know about!! ¬†We are ALL guilty of negativity toward others but why not strive to do and to be better?!?!

Being Nice, Being Positive & Being Kind despite what you yourself may be dealing with is NOT always easy but it makes Life more enjoyable and it can help lift someone up instead of tearing them down further, including yourself!!! ¬†Do NOT take your issues out on others, they have nothing to do with what you are dealing with!!!!! ¬†May we all find better Inner Peace to help guide us through Life’s Battles……Good Luck to us all, Sending Positive Vibes your way……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

23 Years of Marriage…..

Yesterday, December 18, 2016 was 23 Years…..23 Years of being Married…..

23 Years of Togetherness…..

23 Years of Growing Closer…..

23 Years of Laughter and Chuckles…..

23 Years of Travels to and fro…..

23 Years of Precious Memories…..

23 Years of Creating our Family…..

23 Years of Annoying the Other…..

23 Years of I Love You’s…..

23 Years of Kisses…..

23 Years Since we first said “I Do”…..

Yesterday was 23 Years and I am just as Proud and Happy today as I was back then to be married to my wonderful husband and friend. We have had our share of ups and downs but have always found ways to overcome all of life’s obstacles. We have believed in and supported each other in all that we have done which has brought us closer as friends and as husband and wife. A Great Big Thanks to you my Hubby for Loving me Unconditionally as I know it hasn’t always been easy to LUV me….Your Luving Annoying Beautiful Sweetest Angel Smarty Pants Goddess Wifey Poo

Having a Child in College vs Military, there is a difference…from a mom of both

Having a Child in College vs Military from a mom of both………

Many people do NOT think about the difference on families of kids in College vs Military…often people assume they are the same…often people have never taken the time to think about the differences…often people assume one is better than the other…often people take the simple things for granted…often people say hurtful things in comparing one to the other but may not realize it…often people feel hurt by what others say because those saying it do not understand that there is a HUGE difference between the two…often people do not realize at how their comments may offend another greatly and be taken personally towards their child and family regardless of their choice, College or Military. I myself did not realize the differences and had never even thought about it until I went through both. I am trying NOT to offend anyone but rather inform anyone whom may not have thought about some of the similarities vs differences in hopes to help spare anyone’s feelings in the future. This is just my opinion and how I see it as a Mom.
When a kid goes off to College and leaves the nest it is sad, tough and sometimes hard to accept but yet you are proud and happy for them to be going out on their own and to be working toward a degree. You worry and wonder how they are doing and wonder what they are not telling you about. However, you can call and talk to them everyday….you can text back and forth any time of day…..you can go visit them and get a hug anytime you want….you can have them home for the Holidays and as often as they want……you can tell them about the funny things or call just to hear their voice, YOU have access to your child 24 hours a day!!!

When a kid goes off and into the Military and leaves the nest it is again sad, tough and sometimes hard to accept but yet you are proud and happy for them to be going out on their own and that they have chosen to Serve their Country, they have signed on the dotted line that is equivalent to them writing a blank check of up to and including their lives. You worry and wonder throughout Bootcamp how they are doing and wonder if they are being completely honest on how they’re doing…..if and when you hear from them as typically weeks go by and then you receive a handwritten letter that they might be able to write once a week with the possibility of a quick call if you are lucky but typically only if they need information from you so it’s short and to the point if and when they call. AFTER Bootcamp they head off to Schooling where they have their phones once again and you can call and talk to them everyday if they are not out in the field, you can text back and forth anytime of day if they are not on Watch Duty after class, you may get them home for the Holidays and at any time if they are granted leave, you can tell them about the funny things or call just to hear their voice except when they are Deployed and far away, YOU have limited access to your child that varies greatly throughout the year.

There is a difference between the two and they should all be respected for their choices. PLEASE be kind in your words, respect the choices that have been made and try to be understanding of what others may be going through regardless wether it’s College or Military…..Heartache, Love, Pride & Worries are felt for both.

Sincerely and Thanks for Reading my Thoughts, Robin Robinson