Past – Present – Future 2019-011

What is TIME?  It is {or are} periods of existence, that is all. We can waste it or try to save it (will not work) or just use it the best we can. A time machine has not yet been invented, so we cannot go forward or backward physically, but we can be thankful for  having lived it and hopefully it will be a continued life experience.

Past-Present-Future     2019-011

The past is done

And the future’s begun

Dwell not on yesterday

As life goes on, regardless

Of events of the past.

 

Today is tomorrow’s history

As yesterday’s is today and

Tomorrow is yesterday’s

Future as it is also today.

 

Think positive of the morrow

As the hopes of today are

Life rafts in a sea of despair

Nothing is so bad that can’t

Be changed in the future.

 

Peace,

Den Betts       bettsden@gmail.com    Email

thebettsden.com           Blog site

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Real World 2019-010

We ALL like to watch the shows on NETFLEX, or cable TV where we are taken to a near or far away place to watch actors portray their heroes or villains. We are given time to get snacks, go to the bathroom, etc., during the commercials. It is all made up, and we are released to go back to reality again afterwards. Not so, for the real stories that take place across America and the world.   There is no pausing, no end, no release from the turmoil’s that are a daily life of living.  It   IS   the Real World

Real World     2010-010

 

The world of make believe

as shown on magic screens

belies the life outside

in the real scope of things

 

The good in white and bad in black

speaking lines from written script

made to look and sound sincere

as they are in life

 

So much violence, death

and destruction, shown in

neat packages ending in the

hour or the half

 

Streets with the true villains

anguish and hardship, tells

the real stories that can’t

be shown in depth or time

 

Den Betts

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thebettsden.com           =  Blog Site

Ethics, Character, Integrity 2019-009

Ethics, Character, Integrity       2019-009

This title is NOT about the political arena that was foremost in people’s minds in November of 2016? It  could be about something or someone currently in the spotlight or not…. Or is it?

No, I refer to the overall lack of the 3 words in the subject title, by some people, that ignore them and instead have other agenda’s they desire and want and live by today.

When did we start to ignore or discount things or feelings of belief, faith, and that hard word, righteousness, which counteracts the title 3 words?  I ask, have we relegated our beliefs of decency and redrawn our standards of living to appease our desires to fit our lifestyles today?  I hope not!

Is it time to restructure our thinking to where we change ourselves to return to a life of where we can live with ourselves in a better way internally, involving ethics, character and having integrity?

Today, a law should not be made to fit the moment, but to last a goodly period of time, and to address the subject at hand.   We could, instead of rushing to appease, make them to be fair and decent, after discussion by all parties.  Bi-partisan agreements are good generally, but unfair dictates are not good for anyone.

The masses are sometimes led by the minority, which is fine, but the overall “good for all” is still a factor to be considered.  The minority are sometimes forgotten about in the scope of things but have to be included in the final outcome in some cases. A complex quandary at times, but one that needs to be addressed.

The character of people is challenged by events and situations at times, but those moral or mental qualities are most distinctive to the individual in almost ALL cases. It is what becomes our nature, our temperament, our distinctive makeup of who we are in life. Our essence of who we are comprises our character and it is usually for all to see and hard to hide from in life. We will be found out eventually, where our identity will be seen by all. The truth will prevail, always……

Therefore, our integrity is or could be at question.  The old saying of integrity has to be earned not given to one is still a factor today. If we are a continual liar in life, doing things that are not good, and our character becomes questionable, our integrity will suffer.

Being good at something, or at least getting credit for it, does NOT mean you would be a person involving the subjects three attributes.  Perhaps these words could be the judging words of those we have as leaders in this great country of the United States of America!!!!!!!!!!!

 

Peace,

Den Betts            bettsden@gmail.com    = email

                                thebettsden.com             = Blog site

Tired – I Quit 2019-006

TIRED – I QUIT 2019-006
I guess I am just plain tired of many things I do!!! At the moment, I am thinking of my comments on Facebook that I post, primarily. Any that have to do with Trump especially.
TRUMP
Many of the people that read my posts, especially certain ones, have the same opinion about him that I do, so I believe I am preaching to the choir. Any post about him are irreverent anyhow. Some people may disagree with what I say who, like him, but they also remain quiet to what I state.
RELIGION
Another issue is when I post a copy of a blog post on Facebook, especially about any topic regarding religion. Again, to many or some I am preaching to the choir and they feel the same way, perhaps, as I do. Anyone with faith problems, just may not want to hear what I post due to reason I will not state now. I realize this, but I usually posted beliefs that can actually be debated or discussed. Oh well…..
WORD COUNT
Another thing I now know is the fact that my posts are usually set at a total word count of 500-1000 words per post. Some people are conditioned to a power point and bullet point presentation in life with short, concise statements as something they want to take in time to read quickly. I don’t write that way and will NOT do so. What I have to say and post is not something I will or will not do as a twitter dictated word usage of just so many characters and words. That is just me as I am.
I do NOT get feedback from Facebook people, either good or bad about what I write. All, either ignore and do not read or could care less about the subject written, or just plain do not want to take the time to read in detail.
BLOG SITE
So, why bother writing?? I DO post what I write at my blog site, thebettsden.com and that is different. I get people from all over the world who read and sometimes “like” the postings. The total number of people to date following me is over a hundred… WOW!!!
I have posted over 450 posts of many categories and over 3000 views have been recorded to date in the 3-4 years of posts.
I QUIT
Therefore, I am NOT going to waste my time to copy too Facebook anymore. IT does take a procedural effort and I am wasting my time doing so. I could say that NO likes, NO comments, NO shares equal NO interest and I can and do accept that about my Facebook posts.
BUT
I am NOT leaving Facebook and will continue to “like” other posts, post comments about other “normal” things and on occasional, post a saying or picture with words that go with it.
This is NOT farewell, but instead a withdrawal of posting my opinion on certain things in life. So be it…..
Peace,                                                                                  533 Words
Den  Betts
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The Place 2019-002

The Place      2019-002

The Place is not – where it is  at or how did it get there.  The Place is not the when we arrive or why we ended up there.  The Place IS – because it is and that is the reason for its existence.

Many will find it to be magnificent. Some will be in awe to its greatness.  ALL will find it to be the epitome of life everlasting.  The Place does not have tickets for admission but does have a cost for entry.

Once in, there are no rules, but there are expectations, duties, and responsibilities and the like. There are no formal attire requirements for everyone will be the same in entirety and very transparent, for there is or will be no form to cover, to hide from or to see.  You will meet people that you know and be known by all that see and hear you.

Stories that you wondered about before, will be told and then known in detail once and for all. Habits that were formed will be lost, replaced with new standards to live by on a regular basis.  Pains and aches that mattered before will not be factors or anything to be concerned with now.

Past anxieties will be forgotten and any before despairs will be history again, never to see the light of day. The human frailties are a thing of the past, gone forever now.

Communication will be easy, what you say will be understood by all, and what others say you will know instantly the meaning. Universal knowledge will be the norm.

Race, creed, nationality, tribes, clans are gone, but not forgotten, just enhanced for understanding by all.

Peace reigns, love rules, togetherness is the common trait.  Any past hatreds, prejudices, differences are now wiped clean, with nothing to be held against the before thoughts.

If Heaven were to have another name it would be this Place.

 

Peace,

Den Betts

betts@gmail.com     Email

thebettsden.com      Blog site

Empathy 2019-001

Empathy        2019-001

Not enough of us have enough empathy for others. We can say we do, but in closer inspection, our nature is not in having enough. We live in a world of “ME” at times. What do I get, want, desire, without any feeling about anyone else, other than ourselves?

Our aches, and pains, our job situation, our pleasures and nothing about the other guy prevails, and what he desires or NEEDS. This is NOT unusual, quite common, and defiantly not an exceptional trait life choice of acting.
How do I allow myself, yourself or ourselves to get into this mode of thinking of Self and not of others? You say you have never thought this, or do not do so, ever???? I doubt it. It is a human condition of life to think of ourselves before we do so toward others.

Or first goal upon awakening is to do something for ourselves, and that is normal…. But where do we take some time to have feelings for others and not ourselves? Many organizations try to tug at our heartstrings and play upon our sympathy for those issues they are promoting. They want a donation to go to them to hopefully address the needs that they show us. That’s nice, but not what I am referring to now. For I have listed below those that I feel could use our empathy, sympathy and money.

Migrants, the Sudan starving people, Human trafficked people, sex slaves, homeless, returning vets, coal miners that are unemployed, factory people replaced by robots, prejudiced people of all sorts, and the multitude living in hunger daily. This is just part of a list, actually.

So, what to do? Some of these above issues can be helped with money, but many if not all sometimes requires action of some party with power to do something; such as our leaders. If we do nothing as individuals, we are nothing ourselves. We do not deserve to be recognized as caring people for others.

We cannot get on the band wagon and toot our horns for all people needing empathy. We can get involved in some way in certain areas that we may have a strong presence, AND DO SOMETHING!
Just a thought for the beginning of 2019.

Peace,
Den Betts
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thebettsden.com = Blog site

Highs and Lows in LIfe 2018-104

The Highs and Lows in Life   2018-104

There are some people that think they are mightier than others and could be called the Highbrows in their thoughts and actions in life.

They would also, perhaps, call some other people in life, “the low life’s” and treat them as such, in some way.

Ironically, those same people in the lower life spectrum could also consider themselves as highbrow types and look down at some others as low life.

This almost sounds like a pecking order existence, and makes one wonder who the devil is actually the lowest of the lowest?

Higher education, or lack of such, very large income against a small type 1040 total, a respectful and professional employment, compared to a menial job existence and other factors create these feelings of high and low existence for others.

Some factors of many that are not in this equation has to do with things that are not easy to put a check mark for either.

Character, kindness, loving nature, self-respect, empathy toward others, and a few more are traits that cannot be measured by a high and low type existence of thought.

If one thinks they are at the top of the heap but are lacking in good and decent relations with others, they might be classified as, on that in reality, belonging in the bottom of the pit, not the top.

The soul that others might look at as being near the lowest rung on the ladder could very well deserve a top pinnacle of thought, not as a low one.

It would be too easy – NO, it IS too easy – for some to classify people based on just certain factors and not take in the other person in THE WHOLE, and not just look at a part of the other person. Looks, dress, status in life, jobs held, education itself or not, are not in the equation of determining how the status of life is seen.  It DOES, but it does NOT make it right.

Peace,

Den Betts           bettsden@gmail.com      Email

                                thebettsden.com             Blog site