Early Morning Inspiration. 

I just completed the series 13 Reasons Why. It tackles the incredibly difficult discussions of why do teens commit suicide. And in this particular series it all starts with a photo. 

Hannah Baker has a photo of her kissing a boy. Then, another photo comes up of her kissing a girl. It steam rolls into her being called slut, and ultimately, her reputation becomes completely undesirable for her and she goes through so much. She ends up with PTSD because she feels so all alone. 

And it all started with a photo. They say a photo is worth a thousand words. In today’s world of social networking and so many abilities to share images and stories around the world we need to make sure, we NEED TO ABSOLUTELY BE 100% POSITIVE THAT THE STORY WE HEAR IS THE CORRECT ONE!! Being a teen-ager is tough enough without false stories starting. 

And I want everyone in the world to know, I am here. God has placed (what I consider) the most colorful people in my life. I have been the go-to guy for literally hundreds of people. There is not a story I have not heard. I am serious! You CANNOT SHOCK ME TO STOP LOVING YOU WITH ALL THAT I AM!! 

No matter your story, there is always a way to continue it. Don’t ever let the bad photos stop you from taking snap shots of your life. A picture is worth a thousand words, but your life is worth infinitely much more. 

Gray Matter. 

Your brain is made of what is called Gray Matter. Your gray matter matters because without it no thoughts or ideas could be shared. I hope it is something of which you care!! 

Take care of your brain and exercise it daily. You never want your gray matter to go flatter Daily! Click the link to help you think. 


Gray Skies Are Gonna Clear Up? 

We have all heard the song, Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face. I have battled being depressed in my life before. I have been watching the Netflix series, 13 Reasons Why and this series tackles the notion of teen suicide, bullying and depression. And it really has me thinking. 

It’s not gonna be all sunshine and rainbows. Gray skies are gonna clear up, put on a happy face? Seriously? Are we that callous of a world that we think we have the right to say that to anyone, anytime??! It’s not that easy and anyone who has never experienced it has no clue what they are talking about! 

Put on a happy face is the most condescending thing you can say to a person who is battling feelings you have no clue about. Gray skies don’t always clear up! But, we can learn to dance in the rain. I have Spina Bifida. That is hospitslizations and feeling absolutely less than working order many days of my life. Do I ever talk about it? No. I dance in the rain. And rain can cause pain. I smile through it. 

Please remember, gray skies don’t always clear up and putting on a happy face can be absolutely impossible for some people some days. So, what we as humanity need to do is work on our compassion and shutting the hell up and just listening. Life has gray skies. We shouldn’t try and deny it and say it’s all rainbows and butterflies. It isn’t! Some people live through storms we have no idea about. Let’s try some compassion because not all gray skies go away. 

Bad Rep. 

Gray always gets a bad rep, doesn’t it? Gray skies. Clouds. But, we need to look at things different. Everything is not always black or white. The gray area can be a comfortable, beautiful area. 

A cornucopia of mixing creates a togetherness swirl of awesome!! I like to live my life in the mixture of column A and column B. I think it is time we all lived more in the gray area of life. It takes gray clouds to make a rainbow.