Posts Tagged ‘YouTube’

The happiest people don’t necessarily have the best of everything but they make the most of everything.

As I said yesterday (in Keep Smiling), smiling can be infectious as if we smile, those around us will also feel like smiling. One thing helps make it easier to smile sometimes, is when we have all we need. That doesn’t mean we have the best of everything, but we don’t need the best of everything to be happy, as happiness is a very subjective feeling and as such can often be fulfilled simply by having all we need in life. e.g. loving family, good friends, a roof over our head, food to eat, clothes to keep us warm etc..

Note: To have everything we need does not include life’s luxuries, such as a car, lots of money, all the latest gadgets, but instead it is simply life’s necessities to live.

You’re all alone
Running out of ways to
Hold on to hope
And it always slips away
You’re all alone
But you don’t have to
Pretend to cope
There is a brighter way

Do the words of this song, ring true with you…Are you running out of ways to hold onto hope?

Don’t despair, there is still hope…there’s God!

As I said in yesterday’s blog post, you are Never Alone, because God is with you always. Therefore don’t feel alone, turn around and see God walking beside you.

It’s good to know that you don’t need to struggle through life on your own. That even during your darkest of times, God will stay by your side and will carry you through…

He is my strength and He carries when I have no strength left.

Thank you God.

We can cry with hope
We can say goodbye with hope
‘Cause we know our goodbye is not the end.


Revelation 21:4 (Amplified Bible)

God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and death shall be no more, neither shall there be anguish (sorrow and mourning) nor grief nor pain any more, for the old conditions and the former order of things have passed away.

Another sad day, but another day full of hope, as we said our final farewells to another loved one.

I came across the above song on YouTube yesterday and it really touch me, and reaffirmed to me that death of a loved one, is not the end of our relationship, because we will meet again in heaven.

There’s only one thing in life that’s certain, and that is that we’ll all die at some point. Even so, it’s still difficult for us to cope with death when someone close to us dies.

I pray that when we suffer bereavement, we may find reassurance and peace knowing there is hope…hope, in the knowledge that our goodbye is not the end.

Is life about helping others or about getting one over on someone?

I do wonder sometimes, as there are definitely a lot of folk about who always seems more intent on trying to get one over on someone else, than in actually working together and helping others.

What makes me even sadder about that observation is that some of those people I’m talking about profess to be Christinas…and that makes me mad!

We need to get the message out there that we’re all in this together, and therefore life should be about helping one another, not trying to get one over on everyone else. i.e. Help others rather than trying to beat them.

When you’re learning to play a musical instrument of any kind, one of the first things you get taught after you first learn the notes, is scales!

I must be honest and say I always hated practicing scales on any of the instruments I’ve been taught to play…piano, clarinet and trombone. Therefore when one of my friends posted this YouTube video on Facebook I immediately Liked it and wished it had been as interesting as this when I was learning scales…enjoy….

How many times have you either said that or someone has said that to you?

Have you noticed how it’s always the nice things that “go without saying“?

When we’re angry or annoyed we can often say things which we’d have been better off not saying. But when it comes to telling our loved ones how much they mean to us, or telling workmates or friends how much we appreciate their help, that often “goes without saying“.

Don’t let the nice things of life go unsaid, as it’s not always obvious to other how much you appreciate all they do for you or how much they mean to you!

What do you think of your national anthem? Does it make you feel proud to belong to that nation when you hear it?

Earlier this week on the radio, I heard part of a discussion surrounding our (Scotland‘s) national anthem. Firstly they asked what the listeners currently considered to be our national anthem and secondly, what they thought it should be.

I believe this whole discussion came about because Alex Salmond, our First Minister, stating that we should change our national anthem to Scotland Will Flourish.

From the part of the radio discussion I heard, there were 4 main candidates for our nation anthem. Here is a version of each of them, in no particular order:

There were many opinions voiced in the radio programme I heard, some better than others at trying to promote their particular choice. Personally I like the passion stirred by Flower of Scotland, so I’d probably vote for that. How about you?

Please use my poll below to indicate what you think our Scottish national anthem should be – I’ve listed the main candidates from the radio programme but please feel free to had your own suggestions:

Do you think God ever laughs? Do you think God ever laughs at some of the decisions we make or the things we do?

I’m sure God must have a chuckle to himself when He hears us making our own plans for our life – Why? Because He’s already planned our lives out for us long before we were even born.

I’m sure we’ve all heard children talking about what they’re going to be when they grow up – How many times do we as adults think the child’s plans are ridiculous and never going to happen. e.g. A child announces they’re going to be an astronaut, or win a noble peace prize – both things I think you’ll agree, that as quite unlikely things to happen

God knows how our life is going to pan out, so knows how ridiculous some of our plans are, in exactly the same way we know when children’s plans are unlikely to be achieved.

So if you want to make God laugh, tell Him your plans for your life!