Looking At The Positive Side Of A Situation

Looking At The Positive Side Of A Situation

At times in our lives things happen that we have no control over such as being laid off from work or other types of problems that may happen but no matter what, looking at the positive side of a situation is the best thing to do because that will help you get past those hard times. When a family member or a long time friend passes away it can be very hard to lose someone that’s close to your heart and I have been their myself knowing it’s not easy and it’s very heartbreaking when someone that means so much to you passes on plus over the years I have lost some family ,members and friends who past on due to cancer or other types of health issues but what got me through that was remembering all of the good and great times.

We can do one of two things, we can either sit around mope and feel sorry for ourselves and let the days pass us by, or we can just make the best of what ever situation we are facing and keep moving forward plus with family members and friends that have past on they would want others they knew to keep on going and enjoying life. Life is too short to be negative and keep thinking the worst in every situation that you face, things do get better. Some also that are not able to find work have a hard time feeding their kids or putting a roof over their heads and think that things are hopeless but when they learn that there is help out there and others will do what they can to pitch in, they open their eyes and see the positive side of things.

No matter what you are facing in your life and how much hard times your are going through, it’s always best to look at the positive side of the situation and to keep that attitude on the positive side because, things happen in life for a reason plus why stress over things that you can”t control? Some that are in the hospital may have to be in there for months at a time and some may gripe and get impatient and some just make the best of it and  learn to have patience. My brother was in the hospital for over 2 months fighting cancer and he did what he needed to do so if you wanna get healthy, you gotta make the best of it and be patient no matter the ordeal. We all face bumpy roads from time to time in every situation we face but, when we are looking at the positive side of a situation, it’s what makes us stronger and more wise to handle anything that comes our way. Myself I have learned to look at the situation in a positive way and not to think negative things otherwise, that will destroy your positive mindset. When you look at the positive side of a situation and know that things will get better, that will help you keep that great attitude that you need to have as you go forward in life.

Toaster History

Toaster History

 

For many years everyone across the world have enjoyed toast with their breakfast or anytime during the day by user many different types of toasters throughout the years so today gonna look back on toaster history. Toasters go back many years but the electric household toasters were first sold in the 1950’s and in those days they were just the regular 2 slot toasters and a metal box so, you had to be very careful not to touch the sides after the toaster was used because, it got very hot so, before you were gonna clean out the toaster and put in away, you had to have it cool down for a while.

About every family would have toast for breakfast alone or with their meals plus anytime of the day if they wanted a quick snack plus some that make sandwiches like to toast their bread because it gives it that extra crispy taste to the sandwich plus you can have you bread lighter or darker depending on what you prefer. Toaster ovens came out a little later and this gave the option to toast a small pizza or other types of food that took only a short time to cook plus came in handy when you did not want to bother cooking plus these are still used by people around the world to this day.

Toasters that you will find in the stores now have different panels that’s plastic and cool to the touch so, with this safety feature, you don’t have to worry about burning your hands by mistake like you had to on the old toasters years ago. Also toasters have advance over the last 60 plus years with some of them having 5 or more slots and toasters come in many different designs and colors that can truly match the decor in your own kitchen.

Besides using regular bread, today you can find many different types of toasters including ones that are big enough for toasting bagels plus also one time in one of the stores I have seen a hotdog toaster where you toast your bread and cook your hotdogs at the same time  and that’s one thing that I would love to invest in. There are also different types of sandwich makers where you can toast your bread and have everything melted onto that sandwich making it a very great sandwich to have plus having some chips on the side, goes along really well with a great and tasty toasted sandwich.

The toaster has come a long way since it’s invention from the early days to the toasters that are out today. Speaking of toasters sometimes I will make myself an instant grill cheese sandwich where I first toast my bread, then put on a slice or two of cheese and sometimes meat and heat it up for 30 seconds in the microwave and it’s very good. The toaster has a very longs history and with technology advancing ,who knows what will happen next as years or seconds fly by. Here is a toast to one of the greatest home inventions that is still in use today, the toaster lives on in each household.

 

Being Open And Honest

Being Open And Honest

When it comes to certain situations, being open and honest is very important because you never want to lie about anything that did or did not happen plus it’s always good to tell the truth. Let’s say that a person gets caught shoplifting and they know that their busted plus most of them will say that they did not do it and try anything to get out of it but,that can make things worse by the cops being called and the shoplifter being sent off to jail. But if that shoplifter was honest and admitted it right then and there, it most likely would of been a slap on the wrist and banned from the store.

Another way of being open and honest is if something or someone is bothering you, don’t sugarcoat it or hold it in besides if you hold it in too long you will end up exploding at others around you making things a whole lot worse. When you tell someone what’s on your mind and are 100 percent fully open and honest about it, you will for sure feel much better that you got what you needed to get off of your chest and doing that is very helpful. This is what I am learning  because I used to keep things bottled up and would do that until I went off like a firecracker making me look silly so now I am open and honest if I am getting stressed out or if someone or something is causing me to get upset then after that I feel better and fully relieved.

Some may be afraid or embarrassed to say what’s on their mind because they don’t wanna be yelled or laughed it plus with some jobs some employees may be afraid to speak up if their boss is treating them with disrespect but with most jobs if you kindly tell your boss the way that you’re being spoken to is disrespectful and you don’t like it, most of them will admit they were wrong and apologize plus will respect you for standing up to them. For those who are on a strict health change due to overweight you need to be honest with your Doctor and others if you are either sticking to it or have cheated so this way they can be there for you when you do well but get you back on track and the day will soon come that you are slim and in great shape.

No matter what it may be, being open and honest with others plus youself is a very important key in life that not only gains respect for others but, ist also gains respect for yourself. When a couple that’s about to get married and during the years of marriage most of them are open and honest with each other plus, that’s important in any type of relationship. When you are open and honest with people around you,it will show how you care.

Staying On A Regular Sleeping Schedule

Staying On A Regular Sleeping Schedule

In order to get a good nights rest and be refreshed the next day, staying on a regular sleeping  schedule is very important. Experts say that it’s best to get a full 7 to 8 hours a sleep per night and to keep your schedule on the same time frame but we know that if you have a job where you work different hours, it may be hard to stay on that same sleeping schedule because of your work schedule changing from week to week or every 2 weeks.

If you are someone that always has the morning shifts and work lets say Monday Through Friday 7Am to 3Pm and have the weekends off that will make it very easy for you to stay on that same sleeping schedule even on the weekends. If you went to bed at 9 Pm in the evening you would be up at 5Am in the morning and you may either get up the same time on the weekends or if you stay up a little bit til 11 pm knowing that you are off the next two days you may end up sleeping in until 7Am. Some that are retired also stay on the same sleeping schedule and get up early because they don’t wanna miss out on great things in life with their family and their Grandkids and Great Grandkids because to them life and sleeping late is too short.

I do admit when I was younger when I did not have to be up early the next day I would be up late like all night then not get up until 3pm but as I got older got used to going to bed early and being up early even on days off. I make sure that on a work night I am in bed early but got into the habit of being up too late on the weekends and need to get back on a regular sleeping schedule even on my days off otherwise I miss out on half of the day plus it’s best for me to be in bed early and get up early so I have a great and full day to enjoy. During the work week I have been up between 5 and 5.30 in the morning but on my days off I am gonna be up between 7 and 8 Am and sometimes 6 Am so no more staying up very late at night, gotta have sleep. Also to make sure that you have a good nights rest don’t have any coffee, soda or anything with caffeine in it when it comes close to your bedtime.

Another way to make sure that you get a good nights sleep is to have a clean room and some large shades plus curtains for privacy when you are getting your full 8 hours of sleep and also sticking to that same bed time is very important as well. Some it may take them from a few moments to about 20 to 30 minutes to fall asleep and some  fall asleep once they hit the pillow but either way, staying on that same schedule will do you good.

Remembering Chester Bennington

Remembering Chester Bennington

Every fan including myself is remember Chester Bennington who was a great singer and an amazing frontman for Linkin Park and his gift for music will always be remembered.  Chester Bennington was born March, 20th 1976 in  Phoenix AZ and  later as he grew up moved to california to become a singer and a member of LInkin Park which the band was formed in 1996 but came out with the first album Hybird Theory was released in 2000 and this album is amazing and depending on the song Bennington’s vocals were either a powerful scream or a lite and quiet whisper but either way the way he put his heart and soul into singing was just pure magic and the songs like “One Step Closer”, “Crawling” and others off that, amazing.

There is also a remix album called Reanimation which includes some great remixes and if you have the DVD Audio  you can hear the whole album in surround sound and see a couple of videos. The next album Meteora is a great follow up to the first Linkin Park album and Chester and the crew do it again with songs such as “Somewhere I Belong”, “Faint”, “Numb, and “Breaking The  Habit”. The artwork for this album is just great and well done. Chester had also done some work outside of  Linkin Park and  form 2013-2015 was lead singer for Stone Temple Pilots. Every single thing that Chester Bennington had done in music is something that every fan will always remember for years to come. I have been a huge Linkin Park fan since they hit the music world plus Chester Bennington’s powerful vocals put a great and powerful touch to this band. Chester recorded 7 albums with Linkin Park throughout his career and as I mentioned before his vocals were either a powerful scream or a quiet whisper depending on the feeling of the song.

The resent tour called  One More Light was the last tour with  Chester Bennington and sadly on  July 20, 2017  he took his own life and his body was discovered by his housekeeper. The fans around the world, his band members,  and everyone who knew him  as a friend or family member were very heartbroken to hear the sad news and I was very heartbroken myself. It does not matter if you are a famous star or just a person who works a regular 9 to 5 job when people deal with certain things in life it comes to a point where that person can’t take it any longer and decides to end their lives. Although he is past on  Chester Bennington’s memory and music creations will always live on. Also I know that anyone who has a collection of Linkin Park albums, CD, digital downloads or digital records, are cranking up the music  and are hear those classic Linkin Park songs with Chester on lead. Here is to the memory and music of Chester  bennington, May his memory live on in every fans hearts and the hearts of the ones that knew him.

Getting Every Detail

Getting Every Detail

When it comes to learning or being told important information, getting every detail is very important because there may be some very important information that you don’t wanna miss out on. You may be being taught how to cook and if you are either being taught by a professional or  someone you know that’s either a family member or a close friend, you need to pay full attention when it comes to cooking and the dos and don’t of it.

Also you may have a very important task on your job that your boss has talked with you and your co workers about and the reason why here that you wanna pay full attention is that this has important details that you and your coworkers need to know about and you just can’t half listen otherwise if you do and don’t get the full details, you will miss out on what you were told and end up messing up on the task and your boss would not be happy.

If you are someone that’s learning how to drive this is where details are very important because you are driving a automobile such as a car,truck van etc. You need to pay attention to every detail that the driving instructor is telling you if you want to be able to pass that drivers test. Myself I don’t drive but, from what I hear it takes a lot of focus to learn how to drive and you have to learn how to make quick decisions in certain situations.

For those that are being trained for any high risk high pay jobs this is where you really need to pay full attention and this is where your life depends on it. There have been people that have had high risk jobs such as Police Officers Fire Fighters etc and some have lost their lives in these lines of work so knowing survival and how to stay alive is very important plus anyone that’s not experienced in this type of work will need to go through weeks of training and to see if they have what it takes to make it in one of these high risk jobs and any job you have it’s always important to be focused.

Also let’s say you wanna learn how to play the guitar and sing, this requires a lot of focus and attention because not only do you have to focus on your guitar playing but you also need to focus on your singing and there are many great teachers that can teach you both those skills, you just gotta get in every single detail, pay attention so that you don’t miss out on anything that will be of value to you. Whatever you are learning  or getting information on, getting every single type of detail is the most very important key that you need. When you are dedicated to getting all the details and having full and complete concentration, it will benefit you very well in the long run. So always remember it’s wise to always pay attention to every detail

Duran Duran 30 Plus Years Going Strong

Duran Duran 30 Plus Years Going Strong

I have grown up in the 80’s and there are many favorite bands that I like and Duran Duran is one of them and so today gonna look back on Duran Duran, 30 plus years going strong. The first time I have heard of the fab5  is when the song “Union Of The Snake” was playing on the radio and I was like blown away great music and words and I asked my brother what song is this and who is singing it? he told me it was “Union Of The Snake” by Duran Duran. After a while I have heard more of their songs  plus it just grew on me and I have been a Duran Duran fan ever since,great music.

Every Duran Duran album is amazing and well done but I gotta say that their 1982 classic Rio is the best one hands down. Rio has many great songs on it  including  “Rio”, ” Save A Prayer”, and my all time favorite, “Hungry Like The Wolf” a great song with a fast tempo and amazing lyrics. The great voice of Simon Lebon, the magic keyboard work of Nick Rhodes , the Drumwork of Roger taylor, The bass style of John Taylor and The amazing guitar jam of Andy taylor is what makes that amazing and mind blowing Duran Duran sound and they can still bring it after all these years together.

I also had the single New Moon On Monday on a 45 R.P.M record back in the day that is from their album Seven And The Ragged Tigger which was the last album from the 80’s to feature all five Duran Duran members. For a while the two remaining members Simon Lebon and Nick Rhodes had new members join the band with them as Duran Duran but the  Fab 5 got back together  to record and release their 2004 album Astronaut. This album I have on Dubled Disc and when you listen to it in 5.1 surround sound, it sound very clear plus you hear more then you would on a regular CD.

Also after a while for personal reasons Andy Taylor departed from the band just leaving the 4 main members but they still have put out great albums and music and their concerts, are just mindblowing and I have seen them live back in the early 90’s and I gotta tell you all what an amazing show. Also you all know how many bands  have been using video screens at their shows will, Duran Duran was the first band to do that at their live shows and that idea just spreaded like wildfire to other artists. They all may be up in age but nothing is slowing down the Duran Duran train it’s gonna keep on going making more great music and putting on amazing shows. I do also like the newer material that they have put out in the last few years but the classics from the 80’s are the Duran Duran hits that I love the best. From Rio to the songs that they make today, Duran Duran is still going strong.

Getting Creative In The KItchen

Getting Creative In The KItchen

When it comes to making meals, getting creative in the kitchen can be a lot of fun when you come up with amazing ideas. Anyone that either knows how to cook or is just starting out, can use their minds and come up something that does not only look amazing but, taste good as well plus myself I am still learning how to cook and me and my brother has also came up with some creative ideas when making meals in the kitchen.

One weekend when I was over at a friends place I thought I make us dinner and thought eggs and tilapia so, I cooked them in 2 different pans one with the eggs and one with the tilapia and when they were booth done cooking I placed the tilapia on a cutting board and cut them into small pieces and then mixed them into the eggs,. It was very good plus my friend loved it as well and I do plan on making that again sometime down the road.

At times when I am cooking breakfast on the stove oatmeal for example, after I have everything cooking I like to add, some fruit etc and just let it cook into the oatmeal which makes it very good and some of you made find this strange but sometimes, I like to add peanut butter to my oatmeal because it gives it that little extra creamy smoothness to it. When cooking eggs I like to throw in a little bit of cheese different kinds of meat and there was  a few times that I would just make eggs with all that stuff in it toast some bread and make myself an egg sandwich and was very good and tasty.

Anyone with a creative mind can come up with anything in the kitchen and it’s not only during meal times it can be also when you are making desserts for people plus  many that have done that, have come up with some great and amazing things that will just blow your ,mind away and I have watched some of these cooking shows and let me tell ya, I have seen some amazing dessert creations and also great meal creations on top of that, well done.

One time I got creative making a Kaula shake but it was a single serve and the way I did that was  put in a scoop of ice cream, add milk, chocolate syrup and then finally add the  Kahula  mix which gave it a great mix to it. Whatever  ideas that you have in mind when in the kitchen, you can come up with anything when you put your heart, mind and soul into it.  It can also be great when you have leftovers and want to  Doctor it up a bit plus we have done the same also with leftovers by adding extra things to what we cooked the night or two nights before. Getting creative in the kitchen is very fun and  it challenges me to be creative and get better when it comes to learning how to cook meals when being in the kitchen at the stove.

Edjing Music MIxing App

Edjing Music MIxing App

Last week when I was online I wanted to find a free app that I can use for making custom mixes so I came across the Edjing Music Mixing App and after downloading it to my phone gave it a try and was very amazed on what it can do. There is also a full version that has all the features but since I gotta watch my money, got the free version for now but for me it work and I have made great mixes with it by taking parts of songs and putting them into one mega mix, I just love it. There are also effects including echo and a few other sound effects as well to add to your mix and spice it up.

If you got a great sound system you can also  just play your songs on your phone and mix like a DJ and it comes in handy when you are either hosting a party or going to a friends or family members party that does not have many tunes to play and this is with this app and your big music collection on your phone, you can come to the rescue and keep the party going plus you can also use the automix feature so you can dance and let the music play. For months I have been searching for an app where I wanted to make free custom mixes and this app just does that it’s a great app to use.

So far I have created a dance pop mix, a Metallica mix a mixture of music mix and a Pink Floyd mix. I still need to listen to the Pink Floyd mix but I listed to the other ones and they turned out very well and beautiful, it’s just sounds like that it was done by a professional DJ. The Edjing music mixing app is a very great app and it’s very easy and very simple to use. You can also get the full version for only $6.99 giving you all the features that you can use on this app and $6.99 for the full version is a very great deal. If you were going to buy software for your computer for song mixing or buy regular mixing equipment, you are going to be paying a lot for it plus takes time to set up but, the Edjing Music Mixing App downloads to your phone in minutes and it’s very simple to use. I have tried other mixing apps and they were just too hard to figure out  but this app is the best mixing app hands down. If you want to find a easy way to make custom mixes without any hassle and confusion I would suggest the Edjing  Music Mixing App because it delivers and I have been using it a  lot since downloading it and have made custom mixes at home and on the go. The Edjing Music Mixing App is like having your own mixing equipment in your own pocket, it’s the greatest app out there and it has got so many great reviews from many users.

Only Focus On What You Want

Only Focus On What You Want

Some that want better things in life still focus on negative things and gain that so if you want better things in your life, only focus on what you want because doing that will keep you a positive mindset. When you surround yourself with positive thoughts and happy people plus keep a great attitude on top of that great things will come to you plus when you work and focus on what you want in your life, those things will happen also.

The ones who are negative spend all their time complaining about every little thing and they will only gain what they don’t want. So If a person that hates their job and is negative will only focus on getting out of their job and when they keep doing that, they are still gonna be in that same job 5 plus years down the road but a person that has a positive attitude will enjoy that job and that person also has dreams of their own as well. People that have regular jobs with a positive outlook on life also may have big dreams and they focus on those dreams to make them a reality remember, you decide how you want to be a cranky person that’s always angry and negative or a happy person that’s always positive and makes the best of everyday life.

I used to have a habit of focusing on what I don’t want and doing that was holding me back and I will give an example on that. Me my brother and brother in law are planning on moving to San Diego in the near future and a lot of times I have been focusing on getting out of Arizona because if the hot summers but my brother told me  don’t focus on getting out of Arizona, focus on moving to San Diego so, I only focus on moving to san Diego and other things that I want in life and no longer will I focus on what I don’t want because, being negative and down is no longer a part of my life it’s gone.

You can also find many ways of keeping a positive and outgoing attitude to keep a happy and great focus on life and the happier you are, the better that you will feel. One way to do that is by going online watching videos that talk about positive and great things that will teach you how to be positive and surround yourself with positive people. Also there are many other things out there that can motive you and your mind that can help get your focus on a positive thinking level. Meditations is another thing that you can do every single morning and this is how I start my day and it does wonders for me and it will do the same for you. So always only focus on what you want and keep the negative thoughts away from your mind always be happy.