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ED'S PLACE - Sun Jan 07, 2018 @ 06:57AM
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I send this blog post to all those who are hurting, who have circumstances in their lives that have caused their hearts to be broken. I've learned in my life that the sun does not shine for ever body, every day but what is so good, so amazing and so true is that after the rain, the world is so much beautiful, the sky is so much clearer and what seemed so bleak and gray becomes so bright. Those rainy days my friends will seem to one day have simply been a moment in time that you will realize through faith, does not or will not last forever.  It is important that you believe this and take comfort in this.   So if you have suffered or are suffering a loss, know that the memories of the person you have lost will bring you comfort. If you have had circumstances that have knocked you to your knees, know that you have the strength to get back up. If you took two steps forward and someone or something has knocked you one step back, know that you are still ahead one step and have the ability to keep moving forward. If you are lonely, know that there are places you can go to find companionship, just seek them out. If you have given up on life, know that is so precious and that there are those who are truly dying that would give anything to have the life you want to give up or have given up on. We can not unbreak your heart but what we can do is tell you that your heartbreak is just a moment in time that you have the strength to get past. You are mighty, worthy and incredibly strong. Take solace in knowing this and realizing that a broken heart will soon mend through time if you keep a positive attitude. We at Ed's Place as always wish you love, peace, and joy.  

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ED'S PLACE - Thu Jul 20, 2017 @ 10:25PM
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Why is it that we are afraid to truly say what we feel in our hearts sometimes.  You ever have someone say to you, "how are you," and you respond, "fine," even though at that moment you may not be feeling fine.    Well, join the club because so many of us respond in this way like it's been programmed into us to do so.

Honestly, I think that people would be shocked if we responded in a negative way like saying, "I'm not good," and went on to tell them why and spilled our woes from our heart and I bet most people wouldn't know how to respond once a person doing this was finished.

We at Ed's Place decided to do an experiment and spend a day just speaking our true minds to people and being totally honest in our feelings while trying not to hurt or offend anyone and we found it to be so refreshing and quite amusing.  The looks on some people face were classic and not one person was hurt, offended and we found ourselves even getting a few laughs out of people because they found humor and appreciation in our honesty.  Yes, It took an effort to truly say what we wanted to say to people with no restraints or hesitation because we were all so used to holding back but in the end, we all agreed that it was very liberating.

So go ahead my friend take a day to be you, to not be politically correct, to honestly present your feelings when the opportunity arises and to find strength and liberation in your honesty.  Don't be mean or cruel but speak your true mind, your truth and throw out the fear of worrying about what someone is thinking or what their opinion will be of you.  Just remember don't be hurtful, don't jeopardize a job or relationship but just one day say what you feel need to be said if possible.  This may actually become a habit and you may be one of the few who can truly walk through life being your true self and presenting your true self to others and feeling comfortable doing it. 

We at Ed's Place declare one day for you as your, "SAY WHAT?!" day.  Enjoy it and please know that your true feelings matter, your opinions are welcomed and we'd love to hear what' is truly in your heart.  'SAY WHAT?!"

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ED'S PLACE - Tue May 02, 2017 @ 09:16AM
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YOU ARE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT.

YOU ARE ENOUGH SO LIVE YOUR LIFE UNAPOLOGETIC.
DON’T DILUTE WHO YOU ARE TO SATISFY ANYONE.
DO YOU TO THE BEST OF YOUR ABILITY AND KNOW THAT IT IS GOOD ENOUGH.
CONTINUE TO BE A WORK IN PROGRESS AND MOLD AND SHAPE YOURSELF EVERY DAY.
YOU ARE PERFECTLY IMPERFECT AND WE AT ED’S PLACE, WE LOVE IT!
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ED'S PLACE - Sat Mar 25, 2017 @ 06:01PM
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I'm not going to ramble on with this blog post but I want to put one simple thought in your head today and hope that it sticks in it for the remainder of your life. When it is all said and done and you no longer travel your journey in your life here on Earth let it be said that you were a dreamer, believer, and doer. Reach for the stars my friend, they are only arms distance. We encourage you to dream big, believe in yourself and your ability to achieve your dreams and know that you can do any and everything you set your mind to. We at Ed's Place believe in you and we can't wait to see your incredible dreams realized! .

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ED'S PLACE - Thu Mar 24, 2016 @ 04:05PM
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I know that at times it seems like you just can't move ahead.  You get paid and the money is gone as soon as you cash your check or it gets deposited in the bank; You solve one dilemma in your life only to be faced with another; You finally find a happy place only to have someone or something disturb your inner peace. 

This, my friend, is called living. 

Don't get discouraged if your life is not perfect or you find obstacles that seem to block your path to success or inner peace.  Know that you have the strength to go around them, under them, through them or over them. 

You are an awesome individual that has navigated through life thus far and will continue to do so.  Yeah, you may have a few bumps and bruises but believe me, so do I and so do we all.

It's okay to have moments of doubt or weakness as long as you know that those are simply that, moments.  Life is filled with so many moments that you have to remember to not get stuck living in one. 

I know you've heard of that old saying, "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade."  Well don't only make it but drink it.  Whatever Lemon has landed in your life garden use it to nourish and strengthen your soul. Mix it with the sweetness of your triumphs and become a stronger and better person. 

Here's to you, my friend.  We at Ed's Place lift our glasses of lemonade to you and say, "Cheers." 

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ED'S PLACE - Sat May 16, 2015 @ 07:41PM
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Don't live your life saying or thinking, "I should of, could of or would of,"  To live in the past only hinders your present and future.  What you want to do is learn from your past and use it as a tool to enhance and improve your today and tomorrows.

Sure we all have regrets for things in the past and may think about how we might have done  something differently if we could have the chance to change it but the problem is we rarely have that chance and we can't change our past because it has done just that-past.  So although it is okay to reflect on your yesterdays don't live in them.

Today is your day, your day to make a difference and do the things that you have in your heart to do.  If you can't fulfill it today, that's okay but use today to start making plans to reach your goals and your dream. Mistakes that have been made were lessons that you should learn from. 

Never sell yourself short, never think you are not worthy of everything and never think you can't achieve a dream.  Mountains are meant to be climbed, Valleys are meant to walk though and obstacles are meant to be moved.  We at Ed's Place believe in you.  Although your journey at times may make a few turns, encounter a mountain or take you through a valley we know you will get to you destination.

Dream big our friend and know that the world is yours for the taking.

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ED'S PLACE - Thu Oct 24, 2013 @ 12:40AM
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What happened to 2013?  Here we are at year end getting ready to tackle the holidays and hopefully enjoy the company of the ones we love. 

For many of us this may be a time where we find great joy but for some it can be a very stressful time. 

We at Ed's Place would like to challenge you one more time this year. No worries, no stress, just a simple challenge. 

We ask that you find a way to give back to your community.  Reach out to someone in need and share your gift of love and compassion. 

Call or go visit an elderly person you know and tell them how special they are. Donate a toy, can food or clothing to an organization in your nieghborhood to give to those who are in need.  Start a can food drive at your church or job and donate what you gather to a shelter or soup kitchen.  Say a kind word to a homeless person or begger you see on the street and give them some change (they may actually put it to good use).  Embrace a child in your life and give him or her a big hug, just because.  Contact Volanteer America, Red Cross, UNICEF, your local church or any other non-profit organization near you and offer your time.  Send out holiday cards to people you love and put a special word of encouragement in it.  Share you beautiful spirit with the world around you in whatever way works for you.

This is the time that many psychologist say people often get depressed. If you know someone who will be alone during the holiday season, won't you please reach out to him or her and fill that void? 

Given just  a little bit of yourself to those in need can make a big difference. 

Have a happy holiday season, be safe and reach out and touch someones life.  We promise you-not only will that person appreciate it but so will you.

Ed's Place.

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ED'S PLACE - Mon Mar 11, 2013 @ 10:29AM
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WOW, are we still in the year of struggle?  Is anything getting better out there?  Does anyone know how long all this stuff with the economy is going to go on?

Well I hate to be the one to bust you bubble but as that saying goes, "It is as it," so put on your big girl panties or big boy briefs and keep on keeping on. 

Keep your head up because although most of us aren't were we once were and are struggling we have the blessing of having our health, a sound mind, the love of family and friends and the ability to better our lives.  Rather you are employed or unemployed, rich or poor, single or married etc, etc...; if you have your health and you have your sound mind you should be smiling and telling yourself, "IT'S A GOOD DAY."

Wake up each morning and take a moment to enjoy the sun shining, the fluffy clouds, the beautiful trees, the brilliant flowers, the white snow and the smell of fresh air when you walk outside. 

Take a moment to embrace a love one or your fellow man and give him or a big squeeze just for being in your life.  Okay, I know this is asking for a lot but do it, I promise you it will not only make you feel better but it will lift the spirit of the person who is receiving.

If you are one of those who are in the position to help others, think of something you can do today that can better someone who is in needs life.  It doesn't have to be monetary either because a kind word of encouragement is sometimes worth more than a million dollars.

So remember my friend you are not alone in your struggle and TODAY IS A GOOD DAY and we at Ed's Place sincerely hope you find joy, peace and prosperity in it. 

Ed's Place

 

 

 

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ED'S PLACE - Sat Apr 21, 2012 @ 09:10AM
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It is so vital to know who you are as a person, an individual, a human being. 

What does that mean, you wonder?  It means that you have to truly discover your inner-self in order to find self-love and self-satisfaction.

Learn what you like to do, explore the world through the internet and other outlets to see what the world has to offer you and what goals you would like to make.

Think outside the box and explore.

Get in touch with your inner self by taking time to meditate and reflect.

Embrace your short comings and nurture them to maturity where they become your strength.

Reach out to groups and organization where you can socialize and be a part of something.

Promise yourself you will do one new thing each month that will challenge your comfort zone, and do it.

Get in touch with who you are emotionally and spiritually.

KNOW WHO YOU ARE and learn to embrace and love yourself as a person.

Dream big and go for it.

We at Ed's Place believe if you can dream it, you have a great chance of being able to live it in today's world.

We will see you at the top of the mountain peak which we believe you will climb...

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ED'S PLACE - Wed Feb 22, 2012 @ 06:52AM
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So many times I have put things I wanted to do for myself aside and said maybe I'll get to it tomorrow and tomorrow never seem to have come.  I found myself so busy just trying to keep up with all my daily obligations that I never had that moment to devote to me and I  found myself not being able to catch up to my own self, my own life. 

I decided to slow myself down and take time to watch a sunrise and sunset and this simple task was so amazing. 

I next decided to go to the beach and enjoy the water and the coolness of the ocean breeze and as I watched each wave crash against the rocks I found myself closer and closer to inner peace, this feeling was incredible. 

Finally, I decided to take a long drive by myself in the Valley with no radio playing and what I found was that my thoughts took me to such a beautiful place of joy.  I thought about my father who had past ten years ago and how I had been so busy I had not even had the time to enjoy my memories of him.  I thought about my goals which I had set many years ago and how many of them I had actually achieved, which made me smile.

I thought about my future plans and than without even realizing it I just didn't think anymore.  I enjoyed the beauty of the Valley, the vineyards, the mountains, the blue sky, the fresh air that blew through my open window and most of all I enjoyed me.

I than decided not to allow my duties as a productive human being to overcome my duties to love myself anymore, that I would take a few moments everyday and devote it to me.  I begin to set aside ME TIME every day for two hours and spend it doing something nice for myself and doing something I wanted to do.

"TWO HOURS," you say.  

Yes, two hours.  

You see, I realized that if I can give eight hours a day to a job that earns some other human being millions, no billions of dollars a year without a second thought, I could give myself two hours each day.

We at Ed's Place, challenge you to love yourself, get in touch with what brings you inner peace and embrace it.  Slow down and smell the flowers, enjoy the amazement of a tree, observe the freedom of a bird soaring.  Get in touch with your mind, body and spirit and love yourself every day. 

We challenge you to put aside your stress for two hours a day and just find joy in what makes you happy and don't feel guilty or like you are cheating the world out of anything.   REMEMBER,  YOU DESERVE EVERY SECOND, MINUTE AND HOUR that you set aside for yourself.  You are so worthy of this. 

Don't wait until tomorrow, because in reality, tomorrow never comes.   

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