One day someone asked me……

One day someone asked me why I go so hard? Am I trying to keep up with someone? Am I afraid to get left behind? Who is my competition?

For a split second I almost told them don’t ever ask me a dumb question like that. There’s nothing on this Earth that a person has that I want and need that I’m in constant competition with them everyday for it.

Then a light bulb went off…………

I’m in competition with no man, not even myself. I have the victory over external and internal forms of stimuli. I just have to walk in that authority. Who I am, what I do and who I am supposed to be will be measured to no man but the one who is above all. Look in the mirror and tell me what you see? Do you see what’s staring back? When ever you stop, quit and don’t continue that, that thing right there. You know, your past, doubts, fears, worries, insecurities, etc it will catch up and it’s not just interested in catching up. No, my friend it’s coming to consume you. So now my friend, TELL ME what’s your competition after hearing me say all of that?

Keep coming

A little motivation/inspiration to begin the day. Whatever you were told that you couldn’t have (positive speaking) and only you know what you were told. Go for it. I mean don’t walk, skip, twinkle toes, tip toe. Come for your stuff. Make you foot steps be known and heard.

If someone told you that you will never get over a addiction. Go for your healing and recovery.

That marriage is headed for divorce there is nothing that you can do to save it. Remember what God put together let no man tear apart. Go for it there’s is always a chance.

Your children are a lost caused. Go for it. What is loss can be found.

You’ll never get that job you don’t qualify. There are more candidates that are more qualified than you. Go for it. It’s not about the qualifications more so than the willingness and ability to learn how to do and get the job done. There are highly qualified candidates that still can’t get stuff done. So it’s a even playing field. Go for it.

You’ll can never be great. Don’t listen to that. Go realize your potential, worth and value. Spend years being patient developing who you are and shall be and go claim what you were design to always be.

From fisherofmen to you

Repair it

It’s time to become a mechanic and change that old way of thinking/feeling. That old way of thinking/feeling has taken you this far, but to continue this journey you will have to change your mentality. This will allow you to become new, a transformed creation that now you will have the abilities to go as far as you want without any major or minor bumps in the road holding you back.

3 Times in Life When You Need MORE Patience!

Caught this video on YouTube talking about patience. Honestly, I can become better at being patient. I’m a very fast paced person who likes to see results immediately. I’m not interested in foolishness and stupidity. Due to this i show very little to no tolerance for people. I have a habit of showing people the exit instead of seeing that some people are worth spending time with and helping them become better. Yeah it takes time but in the end it will be worth it. So i’ve heard. I enjoy being around people who can move like lightening, however everything has a process and what comes with that process is time.

I am not a patient person and I need to become better and better at this. The problem for me and with many others patience is closely related to feeling a sense of loss of control. Sometimes I don’t like that I don’t have full and total control over a situation, circumstances or outcome of an event taking place. So instead I rush everything missing and appreciation nothing. Sometimes situations and events in life are not ideal. I would rather have the easier route. I wouldn’t perfer to be around this particular person for long time or go through certain things teaching me wisdom and helping me grow.

Hey, that’s why we need patience, but more so have understanding and knowledge that begats wisdom in teaching us what it is exactly that we’re patient to and for. So with that being said enjoy the video learning 3 times in life that we need to display patience.

Remember: Take a page out of a farm’s book

Love is a universal language

So I should be asleep getting some rest preparing myself for work tomorrow. Couldn’t help myself on YouTube looking at compilations of the Martin Show and the Fresh Prince of Bel Air. I got this quote app installed on my phone. Yeah, I’mma sucker for good quotes. I got an interesting one that says,

Love is a universal solution to all human problems. It heals wounds, mends broken hearts, unite enemies and encourages growth. Love is all we need everyday and everywhere.

This quote got me thinking that love is a universal language that all of us should speak. This should be a requirement instead it isn’t. We speak the language of taxes, borrower, lender, anger, busy, annoyed, fed up, tierd, mad, selfish, ego, etc. However, all of us is lacking that important piece that will complete the puzzle in our lives. Love. I mean it’s amazing to me how one thing. One simple act can cover a multitude of garbage that each and everyone of us is facing and going thru in life. Not just the word Love, not just someone speaking I love you but the act of performing the duties of love can affect, impact all of our lives in such a tremendous way.

See some where along the way, all of us have strayed away from the principle of love and instead is settling to do the bare minimum. Love can only be affective in someone’s life if the person that is speaking the word actually perform the task and duties and the person receiving is open, willing and able to accept. But something is missing. As I write these words I feel a since of incomplete.

I mean true you have to not just speak but act. I mean duh! You got to put in the work and effort. Also, yeah the other person has to stop asking and searching but wake up and realize what is right there in front of them and accept it whole hearted. True it takes two to tangle. But more so than just giving somebody love, you must be genuine because if you are just saying, speaking love. Doing the act of love without any care or authentic reasoning behind it. Well, the love that you give won’t carry much weight. It will be ineffective.

So yeah we all need love. Let’s stop holding onto someone else solution and spread that love to the four corners of this world, but remember don’t do it because I say do it. Do it because it’s in you to give. Do it because it’s in you to think of others. Do it because it’s in you to want to see people become better. Do it because it’s in you to be genuine about it.

Fisherofmen out

The Mystery Blogger Award Nominations 2nd Time

My second award what a honor. I would just like to say

So very sorry to

Huguette

My Emotional Fingerprint…

She has a very dope blog. I really enjoy how she keeps it real. Classy but keeps it 💯. I respect that.

huguetta
Beirut, Lebanon

Bio: A simple person who loves to express different feelings and thoughts in writing, I write since childhood but I wouldn’t call myself a “writer”. Passionate and honest, I write mainly in classical Arabic and Lebanese Arabic as well (my mother language) but love to write in English as much as I can even though French is my second language. I have a law degree but working in a totally different field. I’m a founder member of Amnesty International groups in Lebanon and remained a member for almost 6 years. (More in her about section. Go to her blog and show love check put her blog)

https://huguetta.wordpress.com/2019/04/04/mystery-blogger-award-third-nomination/

Yeah this is my second time receiving this award I’m a little late to the party but I checked my emails and I received this honor about a week ago

What is the mystery Blogger Award

Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma

Rules:

  • Put the award logo/image on your blog
  • List the rules.
  • Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  • Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well.
  • Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  • You have to nominate 10-20 people
  • Notify your nominees by commenting on their blog
  • Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question
  • Share a link to your best posts.

3 things about myself:

1) I am a very chilled and relaxed person. I like to live my life low-key. I enjoy just chillin with the wife, watching TV and surround my self with laughter, peace, joy and happiness.

2) I have a turtle I had her ever since 2006. Yeah 13 years we have been through it all. The first and only girl that my mom allowed to come in and stay over.

3) I’m a big fan of chocolate and I’m not talking about milk chocolate. No dark chocolate. That hardcore, rich chocolate that make you grab a glass of water not milk. There is a chocolate store here in Chicago Illinois on Chicago avenue and Michigan. Downtown. Man, I ummmmmmmm, got a serious problem y’all. Pray for me. Also I love me some chicken Shawarma it’s da bomb.

Questions fromHuguette: (Better to say I pass than to answer half or fake answer)

  1. Brunei’s anti-gay law went into effect this week, anyone found guilty with adultery and homosexual sex will be stoned to death ! I know you are against not the question. If your kid now or in the future, if you ever had kids, confessed to you that they are gay. What would you do? How would you react? I don’t know I’ll probably punch them in the face and lie and say that there was a gnat on their face. Honestly, I would be surprised because their dad loves his Mama’s. But obviously I would ask questions get to the root of this. I would love them. That’s my seed but I ain’t having it. If I never prayed hard before to the most high. I’mma pull a Jesus move, blood will be running out of the pores of my skin.
  2. What’s your major (if student) or profession? I have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Psychology and a minor in Family and Child Studies
  3. Why you started blogging? I started a blog for more income. I don’t like working a 9 to 5. I’m my own boss. However, fisherofmen is a blog to help the hopeless. To remind them that everyday you wake is a opportunity to change and evolve. Your yesterday don’t have to dictate your tomorrow. Where there’s mercy there’s grace. You are not forgotten about we care and got you. Fisherofmen is about pulling the next man up. What wisdom and knowledge that you have received turn around and help the next man. If a man hunger show where the bread is. If a man is thirsty show him where he can get water.
  4. Describe one awkward moment happened to you and you were really embarrassed? 1st grade I had to pee bad and I asked the teacher could I go to the bathroom. She turned me down and told me to stay quiet. I was on the floor and the part that I was sitting on had a tile in the floor missing. So my body said screw it. She said stay put. She never said that you couldn’t release your fluids. So I urinated on myself and if filled the missing space in the floor and a girl said out loud. You pee-pee on yourself. I was released, embarrassed and soaked. Hahaa, now that I look back on it. It’s funny but at the time naw that was messed up.
  5. You are a decision maker in your country and have the ultimate power, name the first decision you will take without any hesitation. Universal health care and free education.
  6. Tom or Jerry? Jerry all day baby. Ain’t nobody getting me. I don’t like to be got.

Questions: I’m going to reuse Huguette questions

  1. Brunei’s anti-gay law went into effect this week, anyone found guilty with adultery and homosexual sex will be stoned to death ! I know you are against not the question. If your kid now or in the future, if you ever had kids, confessed to you that they are gay. What would you do? How would you react ?
  2. What’s your major (if student) or profession?
  3. Why you started blogging?
  4. Describe one awkward moment happened to you and you were really embarrassed
  5. You are a decision maker in your country and have the ultimate power, name the first decision you will take without any hesitation.
  6. Tom or Jerry?

My Nominees

Tony Bologna https://tonysbologna.com

Amanda Cade https://amandacade.com

A Wise Womans Journey https://awisewomansjourney.wordpress.com

Sofii

https://abookathoughtblog.wordpress.com/2019/04/08/its-monday-what-are-you-reading🌿-2/

Stuart L. Tutt

https://stubaby777.wordpress.com

Bogdan (DM)

https://pointlessoverthinking.com

Breakaway Consciousness

https://breakawayindividual.com

Cristian Mihai

https://cristianmihai.net

Benjamin Lee

https://benjaminlee.blog

Joy Passion Desire https://joypassiondesire.com

Share a link to your best post

https://fisherofmen.blog/2019/03/07/start-to-be-great/

https://fisherofmen.blog/2019/03/18/not-all-storms-destroy/

https://fisherofmen.blog/2019/02/28/just-hold-on-there-is-going-to-be-brighter-days/

https://fisherofmen.blog/2019/04/03/be-original-be-you/

https://fisherofmen.blog/2019/03/31/growing-student-debt-crisis-candidates-say-cancel-it-free-college-refinance/

All I Can See

Dope picture it really captures a person’s point of view from the airplane window of what they may have to endure making home or where ever they will be staying at a different location that they are visiting. However, a wise womans journey made a dope blog post and ask for us to get in on the action so I couldn’t say no.
Fisherofmen wrote:
All I see is drops of water on the airplane window. The back of another plane that I can see also through the window. Im ready to get off this plane, please say thank you for flying with us and dismiss us so we can go. Awwww crap it looks windy outside too. Dark skies and wet. I hope I don’t step in a puddle and get wet. I hope I don’t step in a puddle and strink or sink. Boy I can’t swim. Oh great the wind. I may get blown across the airport. All I want to do is go to baggage claim, flag down a taxi and leave. Made it home finally. Warm blanket, clean clothes, nice hot shower. Relax and chill. Hot chocolate, hot coffee, apple cider on the stove. Who knows? I’m just glad I’m inside chillin. Long day had to navigate my way through hell and back. Weather man said rain, dark windy skies @ 8pm. It’s 1pm and I look up at the skies and see this. My wife tells me the mail got all soak and wet. Keyshaun, oh Keyshaun. What? Mail wet. I don’t hear her I’m too into basketball. Then out the coner of my eye I see a wet dog. Heavy rain drops, hahaa man it’s pouring. Now I can’t watch TV because the rain is messing with the satellite dish. Wet, dark windy day, wet dog who walks over to me looking like a sad dog, wet mail, white pages no black ink. Can’t see tv because rain is messing with the frequency and the dish. I look back at the wet sad dog and laugh. Which reminds me. Yo mami. Remember being outside in that mess?

awisewomansjourney

NaPoWriMo 2019 Challenge – Day 9

Twittering Tales #131 April 9, 2019

About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. 

Bright lights,

airplane awaiting for clearance

to fly…

but all I can see

are the tears that fall

with the raindrops…endlessly,

as my lover sits in the airplane

waiting for his new life to take off

without me to never return again.

~ * ~

228 Characters.

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Share Your World 4-08-19

Just reading through others bloggers post and I stumble across Melanie B. Cee from Sparks From A Combustible Mind and I see that she has posted her weekly 4 or 5 blog questions. I’m kind of late to the party but who cares anybody can join and participate just head over to Melanie website to find out the rules and begin. https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2019/04/08/share-your-world-4-8-19/

Let’s begin

QUESTION:

  1. What does a successful relationship look like to you? A successful relationship embodies order and balance. Both people, male and female operating admirable in their role with one another. Complementing each other, showing that they can work in unison. No one is trying to over shadow the other. Displaying knowledge and understanding of the order and balance that need to be maintained to flourish and prosper. (All in all we are a team let’s go get this trophy together)
  2. If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for? People using their common sense. I would love to see that now a trophy or gold medal is on the line. How many people would train their butts off? How many people would display a level of stamina, endurance and grit that’s never been seen before?
  3. What do you wish you knew more about? I wish that I knew more about reaching out to the masses of people. There are so many people out there in the world who need a touch. They just want to be healed and set free. They yearn for hope and a better tomorrow. I wish that I could reach out and touch any and everyone in pain and they be healed but I’m not God. That’s his job and I’m not going to over step my boundaries. All I can do is be a humble servant and direct people to the bread and give you drink if you’re thirsty, that is? John 6:35
  4. What is better in your opinion – asking for forgiveness or permission? Forgiveness is not always for the person that you are apologizing to. While it is good to help set the person free from whatever hurt or pain that you have caused them. It is equally as good to forgive yourself for the continuous mistakes so you also can be set free and move on. To me permission, ummmmmmmm sometimes you need to ask. However, I am a firm believer that if you have to ask for permission in areas that you know that you can be effective in and that needs you emotionally, mentally, spiritually and physically. It’s almost a question of “are you asking or are you just hoping that you hear the word no so you don’t have to step up and give of yourself?”

Also used the picture from Melanie blog as well

GRATITUDE QUESTION

What’s the best thing about your life right now?

The best thing about my life is that I am alive blessed to see another day. It’s finally spring my favorite time of the year. I have this opportunity to make the most of my time, my life. But that’s usually fisherofmen stuff. To keep it 💯. My beautiful Latina wife. I can come home and not have any worries because she is always holding the forth down for a brotha. She loves, cares and tolerates me. I know if we were ever in a fox hole together. We would go to war together. Neither one of us would shoot the other in the back.

In fisherofmen fashion

Like a Thanos snap I am out of here