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Do Numbers Really Count….

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Do numbers really count for you when you blog? Are you blogging for money, recognition or just because you enjoy spending time writing content on your blog?

Do you have a Twitter or a Facebook Account? Does it bother you when you lose followers or friends in these accounts? Does it make you lose sleep wondering, what you did wrong?

When you started blogging, the main reason was to help others with the knowledge you have. To seek others like yourself and share your information.

For me, it has never been about any type of monetary compensation. It has been about sharing my opinion. Sharing the articles, bringing more awareness to issues that matter most to us.

For the new bloggers out there, welcome to the blogging world. My advice to you, write about what you like. Do not worry how many followers you have or didn’t get today. You are informing a community, you are helping someone out there with your words.

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You have opened a road, “the road of knowledge”, you are their voice. You are their inspiration. The words you write today will be immortal. Choose them well.

Have fun! Bring irony to the situation, but most of all always bring hope and peace in the article you write. You have taken a very important job. Self-satisfaction will be your reward.

 

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Posted in Editorial, Life Stories, News

The New Age Of Minimalist

A photo by Liz Weston. unsplash.com/photos/8zwyATYyrSY

The minimalist live style started back in the 1950. Basically, you live with less, much less about 100 things.

Today is a big trend. The simplicity of art, media, and lifestyle has evolved into this new (yet old) culture. To be a minimalist is to free yourself of stress, clutter, things that are not so much important. To enjoy life to the fullest with family, friends, eat right, value simplicity.

Look around you, de-clutter yourself of material things that no longer have value. Ask yourself, do you really need 10 or 20 pairs of shoes? Do you need so many clothes? Is your closet full of clothes that you no longer use? Does your home have to look like a museum in order to make you feel better? Is having so many electronic devices good for you?

Would it really hurt you to have maybe 1 or 2 credit cards instead of the 10 you are carrying around? Is it really necessary to upgrade your car or phone every year?

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There is an old saying, “You can’t take it with you when you die.”

For some of us, living with less has always been our struggle. There is nothing fancy or easy with having less. We just cannot afford it. Now, it’s a new way of life.

Can you live with less? Ask yourself. You might be surprised with your answer.

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Posted in Editorial, Health, Life Stories

Turning a negative into a positive

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“Sometimes life throws us a curve here and there and we may feel that we are all alone.

Yet we are not. Always look around you and find something positive from your struggle. Take a moment and look at the positive of the situation. Learn from your mistake and next time make it better. ”

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Life is a Puzzle……..

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Hi! Welcome to The Poor American,

This morning I had no clue as to what to write. What was out there to inspired me this morning and pass it on to you. I drew a total blank. Mind you I am full of ideas when I am sitting in my car. But once I get to my office space, “nada”.

This week, I had to too many distractions. Between my families “personal drama and crisis” to being productive.

Then  I saw this picture pop into my screen…………I am inspired.

 

The events that are going on in the news are too powerful and overwhelming to be put into simple words. Most of the bloggers and media are just giving their opinion or just being one-sided to the news. Trying to determined who is right, or who is going to be the winner.

I strongly believe when someone life is at stake no one should be proclaim a winner.

We all make mistake. We all say things in anger that we do not mean, and we all regret saying them after we think things thru. Violence is not the answered to solve anything, but sometimes, just sometimes a strong action or respond needs to happen to get the message across.

Life is a puzzle. Depending on how many pieces your life have. It can be an easy puzzle or more complex. We all juggle with time and responsibilities and sometime we fail miserably trying to make everyone happy. We are to stress and put too much importance on little things. Life is to short, don’t waste it.

This Pokemon crazed is what it is. Just a crazed. The thing I do not get, its people driving their cars and playing the game. I do not get either, how they can just detached themselves from reality and forget, where they are going.They harm themselves by either crossing the street without looking or entering others people property. Then they blame the game. It just amazes me.

If you are like me, you read spend a good amount of time reading articles and you also read some of the comments, just to see how people are feeling about the issue. Most of the time, the reply and the comments are more colorful and entertaining than the actual article. Let me explain.

I was reading about the Spaniard “Matador” who lost his life doing his job. Performing. It was just the same as when we are out west and we see the rodeos. Okay, we do not kill the bull or cow. But the cowboy can get hurt and sometimes their injuries are fatal.

I was totally shock at the in-humane and the lack of sensitivity a reader had toward the life of the “Matador”. She simply said, she was happy he died, may he rot in hell and even us profanity toward the widow. Calling her name and wishing her death as well.

Just because she is an animal activist and she felt this was animal abuse. I agree, on the animal abuse part. I do not see this as a sport. However, the woman lost her husband. Condolences should had been given (this show good taste and manners) then reamed the sport for its lack of inhumane way of treating animals. This way it would had shown credibility to her opinion and not make her look like a lunatic.

I am probably boring you today with my ranting, so let me just sum it up.

Life is a puzzle. You put the pieces together and form a picture of who, or what you are.

You show your strength, your weakness, your beauty and ugliness thru the pieces you lay before you as your picture who you really are. Think and act wisely before you do. Sometimes does pieces might temporarily fit, but it shouldn’t define you who you are.

Always makes the best of a situation and not the worst. Thinking positive, motivate all of us into being better persons and not classifying us into something we are not.

Think before you speak (in this case-think before you write) words spoken may be forgiven and forgotten, but words you write will never be.

This is just my opinion.

 

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Open Letter to All Animal Abuser

Maxi and Me

Hello,

My name is Max, and I am a boxer. This is my owner. She likes to be called “Mama”. When my human family tells me “….go see Mama,” I know I have to go see what she wants. I had other siblings, 11 of them to be exact. I do not know where they are now, but I do know my human family loves me and takes care of me, as I take care of them.

My human family is pretty cool. Actually, they let me lounge on the couch all day long,they give me baths when I am stinky, feed me when I am hungry, give me shelter, they buy me toys so I won’t chew their shoes or the furniture. They take me out for walks so I get exercise and take me to the Vet so that I am always healthy.

I also love those wonderful car rides. I have even become somewhat of a celebrity at my human sister’s school. I try my best not to bark too much but sometimes I can help it because I get too excited and I want to share my discovery or alert my family of danger, even voice my opinion on something I just might need or don’t understand. My Human Mom is very good at understanding what I am trying to say. She never beats me or hurts me when I am bad. They love me as I love them and they trust me as I trust them. They are my family.

I am not asking you to be like my human family, all I am asking  is to please stop hurting my fellow friends. They are not to blame for your anger or cruelty you are giving them. They don’t deserve to be mistreated or abused. All they are asking is to be loved, respected and taken care of properly. If you  can not do this anymore, there are places for free that can take them in-no questions asked. I promise you, you will feel much better about yourself.

So please think before you act. Walk away if you must. Animal cruelty is a crime, and you will be punished; it is also morally wrong. I believe it’s better to be known as an animal lover  than an animal hater.

 

Your Friend,

Max