All posts by Ray Barbier

I am just an average man who loves writing, thinking and trying to inspire kindness, love, understanding and Compassion in others and try to find them within myself.

The Future


   The future is but a heartbeat away and ever illusive. It can be
  full of hope and dreams or it can be the worst nightmare. Most
  of what the future will be is decided by the choices we make
  here and now. We can almost predict what may come by our
  actions now, but other variables come into play. Such as the
  actions of others and unpredictable circumstances. My belief is 
  that we should try to do our best in making our actions a positive
  influence on the future.
   
    Common sense tells us that if we continue to ignore the facts and
  live in the disposable mentality we have that there will be a grim future
  left for the youth today and the children of tomorrow. Also we must
  start preparing for the rough weather ahead. Hurricanes are getting
  worse and more in number, Earthquakes are becoming more common
. The earths tempature is rising due to using fossil fuels and big business
  polluting. It is not too late if the world will join together to change the
  most likely future ahead.

The Present


     The present is like a jigsaw puzzle, we kind of have an idea 
  of what we want it to be but yet we got to constantly put 
  another piece in place. Sometimes we even have to try
  several pieces before one fits. One thing about the present
  is it is always here and never leaves us. It also goes on long
  after our time is up. And as someone once told me the present
  is called the present because it is the gift of life. We should enjoy
  every minute of the present and the gift that it is.

    To live in the present is to live life to the fullest, to live in the
  past is to let life pass you by. To live in the future is like
 driving while wearing binoculars.  Learn from the past,
 plan for the future and live for the moment.