Friday, December 12, 2008


The worst feeling isn't' being lonely. Its being forgotten by someone who you could never forget.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Phrases from women...that I think men should know the meaning to!

Fine- The word that women use to end an argument when they are right and you need to shut up

5 Minutes- Conditional phrase such as if a woman is getting dressed this means a half an hour or five minutes and only five minutes is the amount of time you have been given to finish watching the game and help around the house.

Nothing- *Normally the calm before the storm* Nothing means something so fellas be on your toes. Remember arguments that begin with nothing usually end in fine.

Go Ahead- This is a dare…not permission! DON’T DO IT!

Loud Sigh- Not actually a word or phrase but a nonverbal statement misunderstood…mostly by men. Loud sigh means the woman thinks you’re an idiot and wonders why she is standing there with you wasting her time arguing with you about “nothing.”

That’s Okay- One of the most dangerous statements a woman can use. This means she is going to think long and hard before deciding how and when you are going to pay for your mistake

“Thanks”- A woman is thanking you, don’t question or faint just say “you’re welcome.”

Whatever- In case you didn’t’ know…this is a woman’s way of saying F*@% you

Don’t worry about it, I got it (aka that’s okay I got it)- Another dangerous statement! This is something a woman has asked a man to do several times but is now doing it herself. This will result in a man asking a woman what’s wrong and for her response see #3.

Thursday, December 4, 2008


Remember tonight, for it is the beginning of always. A promise. A belief in each other and the possibility of love.

Monday, November 17, 2008

The world: Kicks you in the butt!

The world is going to continually test you. Over and over and over again. Don't get discouraged!

Times are changing....don't get left behind.

Sick of the daily grind. Crawl out of bed, take shower/put on clothes, drive (some sort of transportation) to work or school or school then work. Whatever your "daily" grind take it and wad it up and shoot the proverbial 3 pointer in the trash can.


Its time to stop being a zombie. No one can hold you to that "ritual" you have succumb to. Awake is the new asleep baby!

Whatever it is just go do it. Change that little part in your day and get away from it all. Change things up.

After all change it good.

The key to change is to let go of fear. Don't live your life in fear of what is going to happen if you change. If anything fear what will happen if you DON'T change. It may not be something like a daily thing you want to change. If you like your "procedure" then awesome! However, if there is something about yourself that you want to change. NO it! Don't worry about things in your past. No one can go back and change the beginning, but you CAN start today new and change the ending!

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

For you and all!


Take a look around. The things you are surrounded by at this current moment. Are you where you want to be? If you aren't...

#1. Why are you here?
#2. What is stopping you from being where you want to be?
#3. What can you do to get where it is that you want to be?

Are you content. If you say yes...I laugh at you. Is being content the thing you wanna be? The given definition in the dictionary of content is and I quote, " satisfied with what one is or has; not wanting more or anything else." So I suggest to you if you have some other want or content enough?

Don't be content with waiting and seeing what will happen, but use your determination for what you want to make the "right" things happen.

There is one great trip in this world. That trip is life and you should experience it to the fullest. Don't just lean on the wall and hold it up and watch it stride past you like a beautiful thing that it is...walk beside it..don't get to far ahead of yourself because life may not follow and don't fall too far behind because you may find that it won't lead you...walk beside it hand in hand.

~Michael R. Athey~

Monday, April 14, 2008

Where are you heading?

- Defined by the online dictionary as a "state of being."

- Defined by the online dictionary as "the condition that distinguishes organisms from inorganic objects and dead organisms, being manifested by growth through metabolism, reproduction,and the power of adaptation to environment through changes originating internally."

You may be finding it difficult for you to understand why I am writing about these two objects. The answer is not simple, nor complex. I mean I actually don't have a concrete, nailed to the floor answer for you. I just want you to pose your own questions to life. I ask YOU are you existing or are you living? After all, "in the end its not the years in your life that count, its the life in your years!" (Abraham Lincoln).

Are you standing back letting the days pass you by? Are you getting the daily dose of life you have always wanted? Are you doing the things you want to do in life before its to late? Are you a statue being subjected to mother nature getting weathered and frail?

"Listen don’t worry, but know that worrying is as effective as trying to solve an algebra equation by chewing bubblegum. The real troubles in your life are apt to be things that
never crossed your worried mind. Don’t feel guilty if you don’t know what you want to do with your life. I know some pretty interesting 40 year olds who still don't know what they want to do (my aunt). Money does NOT = L.I.F.E. Enjoy your body, use it every way you can…don’t be afraid of it, or what other people think of it, it’s the greatest instrument you’ll ever own. Get to know your parents, you never know when they’ll be gone for good. Be nice to your siblings; they are the best link to your past and the people most likely to stick with you in the future Understand that friends come and go,but for the precious few you should hold on."

I recommend you Sing aloud....Dance....make a fool of yourself. Live!

The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, the education, the money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company…a church…or even a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that d ay. We cannot change our past…we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you…we are in charge of our attitudes!

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Life is like...

Life is like the ocean tide. If you swim against it then you will tire. Be warned...floating on it most often times carries you out to sea; however if you tread water, you'll be there to see the morning sunrise over the horizon (MRA).

Michael R. Athey

Fear and Doubt...Ain't no thang!

Doubt: a status between belief and disbelief. It is uncertainty or distrust of a fact, an action, a motive, or a decision. It brings into question some notion of reality, and may involve delaying relevant action out of concern that one might be mistaken or at fault. Fear: emotional response to tangible and realistic dangers. Fear should be distinguished from anxiety, an emotion that often arises out of proportion to the actual threat or danger involved, and can be subjectively experienced without any specific attention to the threatening object.

Don't waste your life in doubts and fears: spend yourself on the work before you, well assured that the right performance of this hour's duties will be the best preparation for the hours or ages that follow it (RWE).

Michael R. Athey

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Life Components

Vulnerability, Fragility, the part of life where you are afraid of being a lone and hurt. Those things. The things that are apart of your past…the things you don’t want to last but will always stare you in the face in every situation. Things you can’t really figure out how to get around. You worry and stress how to cope with these things. Here is the answer….don’t try to get rid of them. For one it’s impossible. They will always be there to more or less say haunt you. However, that isn’t what they are doing. They are taking your character, your strength, your sanity and making them stronger. I know the toll is tough to take at first and for a while. There is a breaking point, believe me there is! You realize it and then you are in the clear. Keep in mind that it is always dark before it is light. Things will come around. They always do. Life is a series of tests and these are components making up life. No need at the end of the beaten path lay a meadow of flowers where you can rest your head. Its just the will it takes to get there to see this heavenly site. If you are willing to give what you aren’t going to get out then we need a new direction. A direction that can guide you to the light at the end of the tunnel. If what you are doing isn’t just for you then take a different path at the fork in the road. Seize the opportunity. If you look in your life at the certain things you keep going back to…incorporate that in your life…because whether you get it or not…that is what makes you happy and if you can produce happiness…then you are already smelling the scent of wildflowers!

Michael R. Athey