Weekly Posting Goal:

Start off your week with a new post from Spark America every Sunday to get you informed and energized, and to give you meaningful, thought provoking information and inspirational dialog to share with your friends for the entire week. I welcome your comments.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

I believe -- parte due

I believe for every drop of rain that falls, a flower grows
I believe that somewhere in the darkest night, a candle glows
I believe for everyone that goes astray, someone will come to show the way
I believe above the storm the smallest prayer will still be heard
I believe that someone in the great somewhere hears every word
Every time I hear a newborn baby cry, or touch a leaf, or see the sky, then I know why I believe
Frankie Laine -- 1953

           Believe in love and find the hidden places in another persons heart...
           I believe that once in a while in an ordinary life, something extraordinary happens...

           I believe that nothing is worse than being apart...



Sunday, October 12, 2014

I Believe-- Parte Uno

To believe is to have confidence in the truth, the existence or the reliability of something, although without absolute truth that one is right in doing so.
I believe:

in things that are invisible to the eye, if only we would just take the time to look,

it can be a good day from morning til night,

a homeless person is still a person with a heart and soul, just take the time to look into their eyes and see for yourself,

my brother Dave spoke with his heart when he told me he was proud that I was his brother,

life's purpose is grounded in simplicity --  we just need to find the shoes that will help us walk down the road of understanding,

we can achieve whatever we set out to do, we just need to learn how to program our search engines,

a beautiful sunset always turns into an even more meaningful sunrise,

that who ever reads this is a really good person, someone that believes as I do,

there is so much to believe in, much like stars across the sky, we were born to shine,

that romance is what keeps two people tethered forever...
that we just need to see someone, touch them, and know...

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Life---Just Another Four Letter Word

The word life is just one word included in over 450,000 other four letter words in the English language, yet it's true meaning seems to have a different connotation to most people.

The meaning of life is a philosophical question concerning the significance of life or existence in general. It can also be expressed in different forms, such as "Why are we here?", "What is life all about?", and "What is the purpose of existence?" It has been the subject of much philosophical, scientific, and theological speculation throughout history. There have been a large number of proposed answers to these questions from many different cultural and ideological backgrounds.
The meaning of life is in the philosophical and religious conceptions of existencesocial tiesconsciousness, and happiness, and borders on many other issues, such as symbolic meaningontologyvalue, purpose, ethicsgood and evilfree will, the existence of one or multiple Godsconceptions of God, the soul, and the afterlife. Scientific contributions focus primarily on describing related empirical facts about the universe, exploring the context and parameters concerning the 'how' of life. Science also studies and can provide recommendations for the pursuit of well-being and a related conception of morality. An alternative, humanistic approach poses the question "What is the meaning of my life?" The value of the question pertaining to the purpose of life may coincide with the achievement of ultimate reality, or a feeling of oneness, or even a feeling of sacredness.

The meaning of life. So many of us spend each day of our life searching for, or seeking, the simple life answers to this question. "It's A Wonderful Life" is not simply a movie. If you find the answers you seek or make this wonderful journey a reality, you can actually have a wonderful life. For with all it's ups and downs, good and bad days, life can still be a thrilling process--- don't spend half of your life learning what "it's my life" really means, you can bring life and it's true meaning into your heart,mind and soul today.

Don't make the mistake about life's true meaning by searching for the answers, when the answer might be right in front of you.

Sometimes we become confused as to what road we must choose... til we meet again...and then...