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The 3rd Annual John Buskirk Golf Outing…for a great time in Geneva

To all my beloved family and friends, I invite you to join us at the “3rd Annual John Buskirk Golf Outing”

Where; Geneva on the Lake Municipal Golf Course

When; June 23rd at 2pm

What: 18 holes of golf with a beer/soda cart servicing the players and Hot Dogs on the turn at the 9th and a wonderful Steak dinner  waiting for you at the Pavillion on-site after. Dinner only starts at 6pm and is $20, there will be doorprizes and a great time had by all! You can send your reservations to;

John Buskirk Golf Outing , P.O. Box 348, Geneva, Ohio 44041

Proceeds will go to the “John Buskirk Scholarship Fund”, to benefit kids in the Geneva area . Thanks for supporting this continuing legacy of Johnny’s to help out kids in Education and Sports.

Thanks, and we’ll see you there!

Sheila

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I suspect…

Women give birth to new life (for someone else).

Men have resurrection, Christ, Budda, Allah ( all boys) for a restoration of their same life for eternity.

But I suspect whatever it is that powers the Universe is bigger than SEX or DEATH.

Eradicate the Banks…all of them…round the world.

ImageWhat if Banks did not exist. What if the illusions that they promote, the debt, the wealth, the currency that currently causes all of us poverty, hunger, neglect and avarice, all the bad things that go along with greed were illegal. What if it was only people bartering with people? What if the basis in this world that has enough to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and care for the ill just did that? There’s enough food, enough medicine, enough housing for everyone. The entire”Monetary system” world wide is based on lies and illusions.  And only when we walk away from the banks in any form, from their power over our minds about what a piece of paper is worth ( a dollar bill) or a car or a apple or a lifesaving dose of Insulin that we GIVE them the power to them to control our lives. Stop believing in them and eradicate them from being and destroying our world that God gave us complete with the ability to feed, clothe, shelter and care for the ill. Let’s save ourselves from those that would enslave us, as they have.

What if we started by having just one day where there was no action on Wall St. , Where there was no action at the ATM’s. No loans written no debts paid. No houses bought through them. What if Banks simply didn’t exist? How much better a place would this world be?

My Brother Nat…

Well really God didn’t bless me too soon. She made sure that I was grown up enough to recognize this amazing soul came into my life. Nat is really my “Brother in Law”. But if ever there was a soul I’d like to claim for my blood relative it would be him. This man is filled with passions, for his family , his work , his community…he’s just too big a soul to keep quiet. He donates time to his churches to his community with the Lorain International Days and a host of other committees that just get the job done. Feeding the poor, encouraging and counseling those that need help getting back on track whether it be with a heating bill or visiting the sick this man is truly the meaning of what Christ was talking about when he said, “assuredly, I say to you inasmuch as you did to one of the least of these my brethren, you did it to Me.” Such has Nat done his whole life.

And he’s done it with a passion. The joy and laughter and love surround him. If he is present at a gathering just follow the laughter and the smiles and you’ll find him there in the center of the circle of family a human battery of joy ready with the hugs, smiles and stories that will set you at your ease and make you feel the warmth of standing in his light. It’s the love and acceptance that he emits , I find myself seeking him out each and every time. It doesn’t hurt that he is legendary in the Kitchen for the BEST Cabbage Rolls, Pirogis, Tamales, Stews, Soups. Actually you name it and with my sister Mary and their girls Natalie and Nora they turn them out in the amazing amounts, we are talking a hundred dozens at a go. But most of all its his spirit. I can still remember his Eulogy for his Mom. He just loved her so, but he realized just what people needed to hear and gave us the joyous part of her life to remember, then he sent a warning to the heavens telling his father to look out because Mom was now coming to heaven too and he better shape up, BUT FAST! He had all those sad faces smiling and nodding and then he said he had one of the best things of all…her last batch of cabbage rolls were given to him a few weeks earlier and the way he said it made the entire congregation laugh. Such a son, such a brother, we are so blessed. Lucky girl that sister of mine.

Postcards to Heaven…

I was reading about a psychic who holds events called “Postcards from Heaven”. Her name is Maureen Hancock and she’s in the Boston area and seems to be doing a world of good for those around her. But then a thought came to me, how poignant or helpful would it be to have “Postcards TO Heaven”. Because you would only have that limited space to say what your heart really needs to tell that person. I love you…I forgive you…You made such a difference in my life…Thank You…I’m so sorry…Forgive me. Those truly last most important statements that most of us never ever get a chance to say. Postcards to Heaven, you can send one a day until forever or you feel you’ve truly released that thought, wish, guilt or confirmed that love or need. I can remember watching the beginning of the movie “Love Actually” and it opens with a scene at Heathrow Airport in London busy with people saying their Hello’s and Goodbyes and the voice over speaks of all this ongoing love while saying that when the Twin Towers were hit people weren’t calling to yell about the stock market or be bothered about anything…they were calling to say they loved somebody. In those last minutes that’s what’s important. Just the facts. You made my life possible. I love you. I’m sorry. Thank you. Forgive me. I’ll always love you.

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So just start with those Postcards to Heaven to finish all those ends that weren’t allowed by time or distance or anger or whatever that changed the way it should have been allowed to happen. Say what you need to say and post it. Let it go. No addresses either to or from, just send it out there into the universe with the complete understanding that who ever that card was intended for will receive it. And let it go and move on and love and laugh and forgive and be kind all over again. You can do it right this time.

Photograph courtesy of Wikipedia Commons and Photographer Technical Sergeant Cecilio M. Ricardo Jr. USAF a brilliant photographer.

Things that make me smile…

I went looking for a few things to make me smile and found these…

Acts of lovingkindness (for yourself!)

I really believe in the consistent motion of trying to do the right thing. Believe and act with the intent  that you make a difference and you will make a difference. I think that if every day you do 1 thing or 2 things or 6 things or 9 things that are positive,  that day stretches out into infinity and affects 1 thing or 2 things or 6 things or 9 things. And it makes a positive WAVE that helps everything.

 The same thing is true of bad or miserable thoughts bought on by your own constant worries or inspired by  TV shows that foster greed (Kardshians) and contempt ( Housewives) and voyeurism ( Teen Mom). These horrible things have the constant and negative wave effect also on your mind soul and  life, your feelings and your future. Not to mention your family and friends whose lives immediately surround you.

 

So stay on the right track, the one that makes you feel good. Get away from all the endless thoughts of not having or being enough and realize just what wonders you do possess. Your amazing self. 

( this is my Aunt Peg…the Honorable Margaret J. Spellacy, Juvenile Court Judge, who had such a great smile and truly believed that in a Man’s world of 1958 she was the best candidate running and she was right. Just look at that smile, says it all. )

Be aware of the beauty and joy about YOU. The humor to enjoy them both and to look upon our human condition with a kind and loving eye. Being able to laugh at the idiocy of it all sometimes and see the similarities rich or poor that these emotions keep us in. Turn off those worrisome thoughts , just pay the bills as you can and keep going. Put on some great music and dance or sing let your soul have as much joy as worry…what the hell give it a lot more joy than worry and see what the steady diet of joy will do for a heart! Give it a try, what have you got to lose? Feeling miserable? Sacrifice it for lent! Feel good the way God intended when she went to the trouble of creating you out of star stuff, she certainly did not go through shaping you down to your fingerprints so you could worry about the light bill. Get on with your life, get on with joy, with intent to love who you are, where you are, and just who you are with and do that NOW.     

Tell the people around you that you love them, you’ll feel better immediately and so will they.

It’s an important thing to like what you do, like where you are. Because it makes your soul happy. It really is the best thing for the entire world for you to be happy.  I was thinking about this because an idea came to me that wasn’t a good one and I thought, “Why are you thinking like this?” and then I realized that I wasn’t thinking positive. So I stopped and tried to think of the good parts of the idea that had come to me. Then I realized that the very motion of looking for the good in the idea was like looking at it through the sunlight of being positive. It made it better, easier and I think that’s the way you need to do things. It’s just like a eulogy I heard once about how each life is like a stained glass window with its darks and its lights.

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You just need to look through the good colors the light ones and not the dark ones. It all depends on you and your choices on a daily basis to literally look for the light in the thoughts you’re having or the incidents in the world surrounding you.  Remember when you were little and sitting there in church (your heart, your soul) you could see the sunlight streaming through the windows casting blues and yellows and reds and greens everywhere beautiful colors. Choose the ones ( the thoughts) you love and stay in the colors the thoughts the motions that lend light and laughter and love to your life. Your choice here is the most important part of your life, for in it you and you alone decide to stay happy , exercise your free will and stay positive and calm and at peace with this would and yourself.

And I think about my Dad, he was like that. He was always picking out the light colors, the good or the funny things in people. He was forever telling wonderful stories, parables really, about the people he met in his life, the characters or situations in the life of a Police Officer the things that made him laugh, or the simple things that led to profound knowledge of the human condition. Lighthearted, he was, I think that’s what you have to do, you have to pick out those things that make you lighthearted.

And it doesn’t hurt to always, always, always be helping the next guy. Because that can make you lighthearted too. It keeps your sense of humor. Because that’s what it is to be human. A sense of humor. 

And be good to yourself first, for it needs you more than you’ll ever realize, we all do. So take good care of yourself and then you can really help the next soul. You can do it, remember, you are created out of the same star stuff as Will Rogers, Shakespeare, Mother Teresa and the rest of those guardian angels, YOUR bones are knit of the very same star-dust as theirs. Sparkle, you natural wonder!

Many Thanks to Wikipedia Commons for some terrific photographs and illustrations explaining my thoughts, what a great free source of illustrations and photo for any idea you might have. If you can think it Wikipedia Commons can picture it. Thanks