The Cost of a Laugh and Smile 2018-67

                        The Cost of a Laugh and Smile   2018-67

Beware, be warned!  You could pay a price for that smile or moment of laughter you make!!!

For you to expose your inner most feeling of joy at something, to someone, you may make yourself vulnerable to many things you do not want or expect. No longer looked at as a person having no interest, no light side, and having a dull existence.

Instead, seen as a normal humanoid, with emotions, allowing a laugh to escape the confines of the brain, released by the gatekeeper mind, that controls what passes from the lips of the body.

Muscles of the face now contracted into a grimace of pleasure and not despair. The voice box making a sound, not of speech, but of an unnatural, for you, guttural noise.

I dare say, BUT, at what cost?

To be considered now, as one with joy, one with a light heart and not a heavy one? To be seen like a Shakespearian actor, stating “if you tickle me do I not laugh”, knowing also, that if they prick you, do you not bleed?

A different you now, that cannot be taken back, never to be seen as the old Self – Now the New!!

No longer reserved with introspective thoughts. Now exposed for those to see, the REAL you.

Pay the Price!  Do NOT be bashful, let it all hang out! Let those that look, actually see, really hear what and how you are now.

Don’t hide behind dignity, skirting reality!! Be your REAL Self –  enjoy and be thankful, —–for the cost of living – ACTUALLY living —–is a Life of Joy.

 

Peace,

Den Betts            Email: bettsen@gmail.com    Blog:  thebettsden.com

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Richness Waiting 2018-66

Oh, how we want the state of existing to be desirable and at the forefront of something to be desirable, but in great abundance for us. Sometimes, things happen that prevent this and we might WANT it, but cannot get or have it; but we wait for it. Such is life!!!!

 

Richness Waiting  2018-66

 

Lo, behold, the richness squandered,

Lying low, toward day gone by,

Spending time, it stays the moment still,

Wondering of its existence with a why?

 

Ever mindful of a wondrous time set,

Waiting, hopeful for another chance,

The richness stays, upon the distance,

Once more waiting, waiting ever so,

Finally stating for all to hear,

No more, no more, forever more.

 

Peace

 

Den Betts   email:bettsden@gmail.com  Blog: thebettsden.com

Know it ALL 2018-65

I know of some that are what they are, and actually, not what THEY think they are, just are.  Confusing? OK, that is fine with me.  Someone called me a Know It All, and I corrected them and said, “No I am NOT; I am somewhat of a know a lot or at least some things.”  Perhaps I was just being a smart— to them.  I do NOT know things other than what I do know, so I might expound on that, and still be wrong, but my opinion might be understandable; maybe……

Know It All  2018-65

People of all types and persuasion

have a means of talk and communication

unique to them and those they know

in any ethnic or race, in play or show.

 

Those that think they are so smart

and believe that others are beneath them,

might want to consider just how sharp

they really are – if they start to condemn

 

Words alone do not make the man;

it takes more than words to gain respect

and those that think they are so great

usually will get less than they expect.

 

Talking down to another person

is not a two on one discussion

but more than likely is similar to

a soap box of poor oration.

 

So remember friend if you want an edge

those of vast knowledge and wisdom

treat their fellow man as equal;

to do otherwise could be quite fatal.

 

Den Betts    bettsden@gmail.com Blog: thebettsden.com

 

I’m Wrong!!! 2018-64

I’m Wrong!!!!   2018-64

I was writing a blog or a post to publish and I realized something. What I was stating, made sense, but had no meaning to some of those who would read it; I think!

What I was writing had a message to any that took the time to read it. The post had some flaws to it. It was TOO long, TOO intense, TOO serious, and perhaps just TOO everything.  SO, I’m Wrong!!!!!

Maybe a few or select group of people would get something out of it and appreciate what I wrote. I believe, just now, that the world likes bullet points and not TOO many words of discourse to ponder or contemplate. My fault.

My PC counts words in a document like most PC’s do, and I try to keep the total number of words between 500 and 800 words to a post.  Now, I think that is TOO much for today’s reader to struggle through. My fault.

Another thought.  My posts have NO pictures, none, just words. The saying that a picture is worth a thousand words or 500 or 800 and does not make anyone think about anything; just laugh, giggle, and might require a “Oh Gee, how nice” comment makes me realize that using just words might require an actual thinking process comes to mind.

A good or great indicator that I am correct is the lack of anyone telling me that I am wrong in the subject that I am writing about. So, the realization that I may be making sense to a subject is lost.

Maybe I should include some words like the F-Bomb or use other vulgarity that is spicy to entice those that could care less about the subject at hand to get interested in what I write. Hmmmmmmmm!

Nah, NOT going to happen. Why!? Because, just like Rhett said in the movie “Gone with the Wind”, “Frankly my dear, I don’t give a damn.”   I succeed in accomplishing my main goal in writing my blog or posting on FB. What is that?

Well, out of my infernal brain, my posts explode and onto paper, or on the PC, and now they can be forgotten; gone forever from my mind and onto the ethernet, where they can lie at peace.

Release, release, now free, not to torment my inner self anymore.

Peace Finally,                                                                                                                     397 Words Total

Den Betts             Email: bettsden@gmail.com    Blog: thebettsden.com

Hope? 2018-63

I am NOT that naïve that I feel all is lost in the world today. I do feel that as a species, living and breathing and being the most supreme (?) being, we have the capability to make things correct. Whether or not this is true or just a pipe dream will be the final fact to be seen as true or not…..

Hope?   2018-63

Is there hope – that the world will wake up

To a common goal of the survival of mankind?

That future generations will be able to breath,

To eat, to drink of natures plentiful bounty?

 

Is there hope- that the inhabitants of the world

Will lean to live in peace with one another?

Co-existing with mutual respect of each other

Realizing each has rights to separate individuality?

 

Is there hope- that the hunger, the health, the overall

Needs of those of the world will be acknowledged?

To have action instead of promises, to have results

Instead of delays, to give hope instead of despair?

 

Den Betts    Email: bettsden@gmail.com

Blog:   thebettsden.com

Regression 2018-62

I will relate this now, not for me from before, but for anyone experiencing things that they want NOT to return, but instead, STAY AWAY from being in their minds or lives. Sometimes, if not many times, we want the past to remain the past and not come to the present, ever again. This could be a remembrance or something of an occurrence that is just too hard to envision again.  So be it!

Regression  2018-62

 

Going back in time, in

thoughts, words and deeds

To the beginning – not now

when things were or had begun

Mood swings revisited, with

feelings laid bare, Expressions

of the mind of the past, welling

to the forefront, high.

Depression returned to visit once

again-  not a friend

The hills and valleys of life’s

roller coaster ride continues

Tomorrow – a hope that the rise

will begin, away from the

regression once again…

Den Betts    bettsden@gmail.com    Blog: thebettsden.com

The Art of the Lies 2018-61

The Art of the Lies 2018-61

The first thing to know is this: Lies made by someone are intentional. They are meant to deceive, distract, create discord and, in the process, they create disillusionment, divisiveness and are destructive in nature, in the whole. Falsehood statements are the state of being untrue and could be unintentional in nature, but still, they constitute a lie.

To lie, is to speak or write an untruth. This means you are communicating something that is wrong or incorrect; simple as that. There are many reasons that some people do this. It is done to sway the opinion of others, such as a base of followers.

There is nothing honorable about this action of wrong doing. Lies are easily found out in time and will show the truth as facts and not made up stories or statements. When someone is found to have committed a lie, NORMAL people will lessen their respect for the liar.

And, from that lying statement to any future pronouncements, the question will always be made, is that person lying again?  Can we trust anymore, what is said or written by that person?  It takes time to garner something else; RESPECT, which is earned and not a given in life. Once respect is lost it is so, so, so difficult to be attained again in life. 

I would imagine that to be caught in a lie would be embarrassing to that person. Unless, lying is a part of that person’s makeup and way of life itself. Then there are no such feelings of having remorse of being found out for what you are a liar in life.

It could be that the “Art of the Deal”, involves having “The Art of the Lies” as a norm in life and that person would think it is all right to do this, without any compunction.

Now the other side:

What does lying by a leader mean to the world, the U.S. and citizen today?

I would think that distrust would be a large factor. How can other world leaders believe what a leader states as policy and wonder if it is a true decision of policy? How can those in the U.S. decide on what to think about what they hear is actual which is based on a Fox News report that is based on lies? How can a common citizen make decisions themselves, that are predicated by lies by a leader who thinks lying is normal in everyday life?

If we are in denial, we would have no problem with going about life in a fog of deceit! We would accept the lies as truth and call factual news outlets as being “fake” news in their reports. We would become “lemmings” and follow others in a way of refuting facts and accepting unreality.  

We could look in a mirror and eventually curse ourselves for allowing lies to control our lives. The basis of accepting lies as lies is hard to do for some, but the truth is; it is needed. If this is hard or difficult to do or worse, impossible to do, that is sad.

The choice is ours!   So be it…

Peace,

Den Betts