There is a battle for the hearts and minds of America today. This show encourages you to stay true, and fight one more round, featuring contributions from Natalie Foster of NRA News, GirlsGuideToGuns.com, the late great Charlton Heston, Barbara Baird of womensoutdoornews.com and NRA Outdoors. It is what it is. Failure isn’t final. These are the golden years, Bones Hooks. And although not mentioned, check out the product called The RAC.
Red Skelton- Pledge of Allegiance
Life is about choices.
You can refuse to choose and choices will be made for you. Change is inevitable. I am Christian by conversion and Baptist by choice. I have made conscious decisions on which political party I would affiliate with. I have decided what kind of man I would be and still seeking to become him. You will be defined by what you do. You will be remembered by what you say and how you lived and maybe where you were when you died.
I would like you to check yourself this week. Do like Socrates advised and self examine yourself.
I have tried many things in order to live fully. Some were as simple as walking barefoot on wet grass to enjoy the sensation and others were like when I rode a motorcycle across the United States was to have no regrets. I am in competition with no one and nothing except maybe time. It is constant, ever progressing, ever changing. When the pall bearers take my body to the grave, I want to be smiling.
I have outlived some poor decisions and learned from the experiences. I am wiser but not at my full potential. I am still learning and trying to hit the point where my gifts can support me financially. Everyone is born with gifts that if utilized can support you. The only problem is you don’t get “users manual” when you are born. You have to realize what you have and master it.
It is what it is
Life is what you make it. I am at a stage in my life when I am taking notice of what works and what doesn’t.
For example, even if you married a rich hottie, a sexual dynamo, that you didn’t have to chain to the radiator, that liked to cook for you, take care of you and even wash your shorts, you’d mess it up. You’d get bored. You’d find fault with her. Or you’d lose your libido, suffer some health issue and couldn’t even enjoy what you had. It is what it is.
Or what if you managed to get the vehicle of your dreams. Whether it was high performance, high dollar or luxury, I guarantee you would soon become disillusioned from it. You’d get sick of the insurance premiums, the parking worry, worrying about theft, police attention or the maintenance required. It is what it is.
Most of us are frustrated trying to keep up. We are mad at our failures. We want to blame someone or something. We are in various stages of depression. Some of us are so pissed off, we just cry. Now this is coming from a guy that been there and done that. And despite it all of my accumulated knowledge, I couldn’t go viral if I had the bubonic plague. It is what it is.
Life is what you make it. Happiness is fleeting, temporary and dependent upon situations. Joy comes from inner peace. Try to enjoy a little more of just living if you can. Work on it. Don’t be frivolous with your time. Don’t do anything to the excess. Don’t let any substance or person control you.
Think about tomorrow. Plan for a future but savor today. Your past is history. Live in the present. It is what it is.
Ok so things aren’t so great.
You missed the Mega-Millions by just six numbers. It is what it is.
You are lower than the sea bottom in the Marianas Trench with your mortgage. It is what it is.
You are self employed and you hate your boss. It is what it is.
Remember all the stuff you couldn’t wait for?
When we were kids we couldn’t wait to stay up all night.
We couldn’t wait for our birthdays.
We couldn’t wait for summer break.
We couldn’t wait for Christmas.
We could wait to drive.
We couldn’t wait for sex, to vote, to drink alcohol, to graduate, to get out of the house, to be on our own.
Now what are you waiting for? Live. Enjoy.
Don’t wait for success, I say go ahead without it.
Find something and someone to love. Find someone to share a story with, an experience, and your day. It is what it is.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
Rev. Kenn Blanchard, aka the Black Man With A Gun™ is an internationally known figure in the gun rights community since 1991. He is a former US Marine, federal police officer, intelligence officer and trainer. He produces the Urban Shooter Podcast, voice overs, motivates, inspires and writes for the Blanchard Media Group. http://twitter.com/kennblanchard, email@example.com