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Remembering Who Our Alies Are by: Parish Stahl

01 Nov 2013 9:25 AM | Lora Bigcraft (Administrator)

Remembering Who Our Allies Are

By: Parrish L. Stahl

One of the greatest moments in life is discovering where your passion lies.  Some of us are lucky and find out when we are extremely young.  Such is the case when someone knows they want to work with animals for instance. 

There are always questions to ask ourselves.  Like, will this be a hobby, a

career or both?  What steps will it take to set up and eventually reach goals? 

 Sometimes life happens and we end up working outside our passions until

we are much older.  This might be someone who has always had an artistic talent but waits until they are long retired to fully explore that side of themselves.  Life is a timeline with many stops and starts along the way.  Whatever part of the timeline you are on, one thing is certain; you will need friends and allies.  Part of the beauty of being human is that journeys differ

and vary, but most of us want desperately to help each other.

Does it really matter at what stage we truly learn to love and understand how powerful our personal passions are?  Do not we sometimes put up our own barriers?  Far too often we hear healthy people with many decades of active

life in front of them say, If I were younger, stronger, smarter, thinner and the list goes on….. Do you ever wonder why we spend so much of our lives trying

 to talk ourselves out of things?  Fear is a normal thing, but man, it is a lousy motivator. 

One advantage of being a little older is that it is much easier to understand what and who you need to reach goals.  Almost everyone has access to

endless information.  Experience teaches us that allies can be a filter for

sifting out what you really need. Why are public entities like libraries, non-profits & museums busier than ever?  Could it be among the many reasons

 that people are eager to explore their options in life? 

If you are exploring and looking for reasons why you can reach for a goal, remember to get some help.  There are people that are charged with and

 make a career out of helping other people reach for goals. 

So often we hear I do not have any help.  That is not necessarily so.  Everyone has help out there.  Sometimes people need assistance learning how to seek help out.  When people learn to come together and within the imperfect systems we have to work with; they do extraordinary things.  Chances are

you have numerous allies in this world that you have never imagined are in

your corner.  Negative energy breeds negativity.  Positive energy on the

other hand is infectious and spreads through your life like a cleansing wildfire.

If you are planning the next stage of your life, it makes sense to make goal number one to have a positive attitude.  Next list who your allies are; you

may be pleasantly surprised.


  • 04 Nov 2013 3:42 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Brenda Jane Bobon Great article! I found artistic abilities after 40!
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  • 04 Nov 2013 4:17 PM | Parrish Stahl
    We are granted our time on earth to serve our heavenly father. When we step outside the box, we are opening our selves up to challenges. One of my biggest challenges has been trying to do things on my own; It has taken life experience to realize I can never make it about me, it has to be what God wants me to do. I have been known to say I am going to do something, but I do not want nothing in return. What I have heard some community leaders say about me is I do things for others out of the kindness of my heart. Knowing this is what I do, I know someone has been taking notice of what I do and why I do what I do when I help others. So yes, I am trying to send a positive message when I do things and I can see other people around me trying to follow this example which is fulfilling for me.

    Thomas K. Burke-Retired Corrections Officer
    Save Our Youth-Founder & Mentor
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  • 05 Nov 2013 12:50 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Well said young man, well said.

    It reminds me of a paraprosdokian (yes, it is a word, Google it…lol) and that is…… Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit.. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
    Chris Yeloushan

    CWI Operations/Logistics Manager
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  • 05 Nov 2013 12:51 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Brenda Maki O'Brien commented on your status.

    Brenda wrote: "Great blog Parry, and so very true. Your eternal optimism shines through in your words. Very wise, my friend."
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  • 05 Nov 2013 1:00 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Perry your article is very fitting for me this week I lost one of the 10 people that fit on my two hands steve jones 50 years old skydiver found out only 2 months ago he had cancer passed away last week. Perry we are indeed allies.
    B.D.B.S. to friend Steve

    The good thing is he died knowing he had friends in this world. Skydivers always have soul mates.

    Take Care brother,

    Parrish L. Stahl
    Public Relations and Outreach Specialist
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  • 05 Nov 2013 1:07 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Brenda Jane Bobon commented on a status you shared.

    Brenda wrote: "Great article! I found artistic abilities after 40!"
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  • 05 Nov 2013 2:40 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Karen Young: Great Article
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  • 05 Nov 2013 2:41 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Craig Farrow: Really enjoyed this!
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  • 05 Nov 2013 2:42 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Dawn Simpkins: Liked this a lot
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  • 05 Nov 2013 2:44 PM | Parrish Stahl
    Tracy Rubert Blankenberger: Enjoyed: this is thought provoking!
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  • 07 Nov 2013 12:14 PM | Parrish Stahl
    I appreciate this piece – it is obvious to me that one of your passions is to be able to help others find their way. Kudos to you and the work that you do. 
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  • 07 Nov 2013 12:15 PM | Parrish Stahl
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