Archive for July, 2011

So, have you drunk the water? Well have you? What I mean is this. Who makes up your mind? Are you saying what you think? When you study your thoughts striping back all the layers and get to the meat of the true
thought. Is it yours? Really think about it. Most people just simply repeat things that they have heard other people say or do things like they have seen others do.

There seems to not be any more original thoughts in the world. I was listening to a discussion on the Patent industry. The program examined one particular patent. This one patent had been given to five thousand other people. Again I say no more original thoughts. The original Patent office only gave patents to applications that were original. Today’s office is all about the money. Again everything is repeated. Hair styles, music, even the way we raise or kids. Most of us are just raising our kids like our parents did.

Now look at this. When you meet someone who does it different do you began to try to convince that person that they are doing it wrong? That they need to stop what they are doing and do it like you? When in reality your just doing it like someone else.

This point can be applied to so many areas. You can pick any area and most likely be right.

If this person is you than somewhere you have drunk the water.

Take time to really find your own thoughts through research to get to the truth. Don’t be clones of others thoughts, actions or beliefs. Understand yourself and stand on your own thoughts. Stand on the truth and know that you know who you are. Understand this true quote. “A man who stands for nothing will fall for anything.”

I hope you get it.

When the Waters Were Changed:

Once upon a time Khidr, the teacher of Moses, called upon mankind with a warning. At a certain date, he said, all the water in the world which had not been specially hoarded would disappear. It would then be renewed,
with different water, which would drive men mad.

Only one man listened to the meaning of this advice. He collected water and went to a secure place where he stored it, and waited for the water to change its character.

On the appointed date the streams stopped running, the wells went dry, and the man who had listened, seeing this happening, went to his retreat and drank his preserved water.

When he saw, from his security, the waterfalls again beginning to flow, this man descended among the other sons of men. He found that they were thinking and talking in an entirely different way from before; yet they had no memory of what had happened, nor of having been warned. When he tried to talk to them, he realized that they thought that he was mad, and they showed hostility or compassion, not understanding.

At first, he drank none of the new water, but went back to his concealment, to draw on his supplies, every day. Finally, however, he took the decision to drink the new water because he could not bear the loneliness of living, behaving and thinking in a different way from everyone else. He drank the new water, and became like the rest. Then he forgot all about his own store of special water, and his fellows began to look upon him as a madman who had miraculously been restored to sanity.

Taken from; Tales of The Dervishes, Idries Shah, 1967

So this past weekend we had an ALL DADS, ALL KIDs trip to the zoo outing. On, yeah, we had it organized, timed out, and planned out. We were on point too. We all synchronized to meet at the zoo for 10:00am. I was a little late I got there at 10:10am.

Uncle Barry, got there early and had tickets for me and my daughter. Uncle Charles had gotten tickets for him and his son the day before. So, as I said before we had this thang planned out.

We got in there and rented three strollers for the day so that the kids did not have to walk. We had three two years old and plus it was already at that point another hot day in Houston.

Just like any trip to the zoo we had to get a map then get our location and direction down so that we could map out a path in which we could see and get to everything we wanted see in one perfectly organized MAN trip. One goal, one mind, one stop; you women know that’s how we do it.

     

We got going enjoying the day and asking the kids if they wanted water or snacks about every ten to fifteen steps. We are the concerned dads. About ten minutes in two our trip we were stopped by a woman. In a loud voice she said “WOW” now here is something you don’t see often. Is it daddies day out?” We laughed with her and carried on our way.

After she said that I began notice that as we walked, almost every woman we passed by would look at us and say a few words to whomever they were walking with. Then about 30 minutes later another woman said some thing to us. I thought myself what is so crazy about seeing three dads out together with their kids.

Then it dawn on me like a light from heaven. It was not that they were surprise to see three dads out together I believed they were surprise to see three Real Fathers out together actually loving their kids and being patient with them. Society has really derailed the image of the Father being there with his kids and loving it.

There are more shows that illustrate Proud Men who sleep around and are part-time daddies but not true fathers. So I say it’s not cool to have a kid and not be a Father to that child. I know things and circumstances happen but we have to kill the stigma that men, true men can’t be true Fathers.

I tell you what. I love God and My kids. Now my wife….just joking I love her too. I thought it was funny.

Well, we had a great trip to Mexico City. I am a little late on the follow-up post. Please forgive me. I had to celebrate the July 4th holiday along with my July 5th Anniversary. Thank you in advance for the congrats.

So while in Mexico City, Gojoewesley.com had the opportunity to visit a few of the many historical sites in Mexico City. We took lots of pictures. The first site that we visited was the castle of Maximilliano I (Maximillia the 1st) of the Austrian Navy, he was proclaimed Emperor of Mexico on 10 April 1864 with the backing of Napoleon III of France and a group of Mexican monarchists who sought to revive the Mexican monarchy. Many foreign governments, including that of the United States, refused to recognize his government. This helped to ensure the success of Liberal forces led by Benito Juárez, and Maximilian was executed, after capture by the Liberals, in 1867.  In Mexico, he and his consort are known as Maximiliano and Carlota. ( I got that from Wikipedia. I couldn’t remember anything good to tell you. LOL)

We also visited and took pictures of the site dedicated to CasaQ logo Los Niños Héroes (The Boy Heroes) were six teenage military cadets, the youngest only 13, who died defending their country at Mexico City’s Chapultepec Castle (a military academy) on September 13, 1847 at the end of the Mexican-American War.

I also had a good time signing autographs and interacting with the kids. I also got into a hot air ballon with Ed as you will see in the photos. Ed works at Jacobs as an Area Safety Manager. He helped to translate for as Joe Wesley still doesn’t know how to speak spanish. I working on it.

I think he had to use about half of the tank to get us off the ground. ha, ha,

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