Why I don’t like christmas period

Christmas is a hard period of the year for me. Why ? We should be joyfull, give gifts, offer gifts and be with people we love.

I just noticed that year after year I didn’t like december

Christmas season is too commercial

Every where we can see chrismas decoration. Shops are full and we MUST buy.  As I don’t like shopping, usualy I procastine my shopping list to january. And in January is sales.  Why buying in december ?

Christmas season is a stressing season

You should go on Christmas super with colleagues, with charity or church. December is a busy day

Christmas emphasis loneliness

When you have no family or when your family is far  away or when you have a family but with bad relationship. You can feel lonely. Christmas is a family celebration. You remember that you are alone.

Christmas is not a biblical idea

In the Bible anniversary was not celebrated. Why celebrate anniversary of the birth of Jesus ? And we don’t know the exact day of the birth of Jesus. Is is really on december ?  No for sure!!! Christmas is not a biblical feast.

December a stressing month

Yellow revolution in France

French are not like german people. They like to strike. They are grumbler. Regulary they strike and make demonstration. In November 2018 yellow vest started revolt against tax. Was it a protestation like many ? No !! This is the first time than no political organisation was behind. No trade unions. Only midle class people who had enough because the french president Macron add too many taxes. End of november 2018 french president talk to yellow vest : I understand you but I will not change any thing. What want yellow vests in France – Less taxes – More public services – Civil assembly that will represent population – Referemdum – New constitutiom – More democraty Saturday 24 of november they demonstrate in Paris. They decided to continue each saturday untill the governement change.









My opinion with all this protestation : It looks like Ukrainian orange revolution. This strike is for more democraty. But France is not a democraty any more. Bruxelles and european treaty took sovereignty. Macron is more a german than french. He is always with Merkel. He wanted to give nuclear power to Germans. He already sold fast Train to German TGV (Alstom). His reforms are against the population.

Why I don’t like Back Friday

I just notice that even in western Europe in Switzerland we now have Black Friday.  It is hard to not see advertisement with excuse of Black Friday.  

In the same time we also have huge propagande against global warming. I use volontary propagande because this information is not neutral at all. For me information is neutral when we can learn objective information with advantage and disadvantage. But concerning global warming  there is very few ballanced article. 

Politicaly it is the same. We have kind of propaganda. Globalisation is the new religion. Do you think it is normal that buying in China is cheaper than buying local product ?  Almost all political party promote globalisation and economic groth.

Now you have in one side two opposite propaganda : Glogal warming and economic globalisation. This is totaly contrary. Am I the only one who think  that is none sens. Either global warming is wrong eithe globalisation is not a solution. Because more you produce more you contribute to the global warming. 

And the Back Friday ?? 

You buy useless product. You think it is cheap. Do you really need this product. We receive lot of advertisment that is contrary with global warmin. 

No I will not buy anythink today Black Friday. I don’t believe of globalisation and even with global warming. But I have a real ecological conscience. Buying only what I need. Keeping my product as long as possible. Walking and riding a bicycle instead of driving a car. ETC …

Black Friday push people to buy useless product. That polute the world. This is the origin of the global warming. 

Procrastination

Procrastination…. I wanted to write an article about procrastination but I put it at tomorrow. And the next day I was too tired. The next day I didn’t want to do it and the next day I had no inspiration.

Procrastination is when you put at later something. You don’t do it now but you say I’ll do it later. You are kind of lazy. you are not motivated. Maybe you are down. You could be sad. You could be depressed. You can do many other things.

Do not push at tomorrow what you can to Today

How to not procrastinate.


I have no miracle solution for that unfortunatly but few ideas

1 Be organised

Write down task and put them in priority

2 Start

The most hard thing is to start. Make it 5 mn. It is the hardest 5 mn but after it will be easier

3 Start easy.

Big tasks can be terrifying, so we put them off. By taking that huge job and breaking it down into its first few concrete tasks, you can reduce your fear and help yourself get started.


4 Put your objectif for today


During the day, set goals and rewards. Each time you hit a goal, you earn the reward: a short break


5 Do not put for yourself too much


If you have huge amount of task you will not be happy because you will not finish. In contrary set reachable goal

6 Get a good why.

think about the why. If you’re struggling to get something done, why not spend a few minutes thinking more deeply about exactly why you want to do it.

I will try to make this in application. And you how to you face procrastination ? What is your solution ?

Wonderful story! I dare you to do it again

At a Wednesday evening church meeting a very wealthy man rose to give his testimony.
“I’m a millionaire,” he said, “and I attribute it all to the rich blessings of God in my life. I can still remember the turning point in my faith, like it was yesterday:
I had just earned my first dollar and I went to a church meeting that night.
The speaker was a missionary who told about his work.
I knew that I only had a dollar bill and had to either give it all to God’s work or nothing at all.
So at that moment I decided to give my whole dollar to God.
I believe that God blessed that decision, and that is why I am a rich man today.”
As he finished it was clear that everyone had been moved by this man’s story.
But, as he took his seat, a little old lady sitting in the same pew leaned over and said: “Wonderful story! I dare you to do it again!”

for KING & COUNTRY – burn the ships

Comment of the group

Are there ships you need to burn in your life? What from your past has kept you silent and held you back from freedom? This album, ‘Burn the Ships’ was conceived when my wife, Courtney was battling addiction and all that comes along with it…. She one day chose to literally “flush the pills”, and never look back. Now we invite you to stand with us – leave the past behind, step into a new day, and ‘Burn the Ships’.

The ships (struggles, bad habits, insecurities, distractions, and addictions) in our lives that need to be burned. Your ship is the largest negative aspect of your life that consumes you, your thoughts, and your daily being. These ships look completely different for each individual, yet everyone has them.

My comment : Sometimes we need to turn the page and look forward. Do not look backward. What you wanted to keep. Let it go. Your ship sometimes needs to be burnt. Your ship is the symbole to your old life. You still can go back with your ship. If you burn it you should stay. Your problem is past.

 

Step into a new day
We can rise up from the dust and walk away
We can dance upon our heartache, yeah
So light a match, leave the past, burn the ships
And don’t you look back

How many kisses? Bisous? French greetings

In France when you greet a friend or a family member you don’t hug but you say hello with kisses.

Rule :

  • A man just give a hand to a man.
  • A woman can kiss a woman
  • A woman can kiss a man

Concerning the number of kiss : The general rule is 2. But as you can see on the map it depends according to the region. It can be 1, 2, 3 or 4. Personnaly I never see someone greet with 5 kisses.

If you kiss a friend, it means that you are a close friend. If a man shake the hand of a woman it means that the man or the woman want to keep a distance. But you have to feel it. The context is very important to know if you (a man) greet a woman with shaking hand or with a kiss. Never hug !!!

Concerning hug, slowly some people can start hugging. It is very rare but maybe this is influence of american films or english culture.

As a stranger, if you give your hand to greet someone you will never make a mistake. After a while if you are close and want to do like french, you can kiss. If someone start to greet you by kissing just accept.

Concerning the french language now when using TU and VOUS.

An other hard things impossible to explain is polite formule. Sometimes you have to say VOUS and sometimes TU. In the past VOUS was polite and TU casual but now it tends to be opposite. TU show a friendliness and proximity while VOUS shows a distance.

If you don’t know someone you can use vous, talking with a phone with someone you don’t know : use vous, in a shop use vous.

With your friends use tu. If you use vous with your friends, it is very rude and strange. It is like your friend is not your friend. If you start using vous and continue with tu, it means that you trust your friend and now you are closer.

If someone say vous, continue with vous, If someone say tu continue with tu.

 

Changed

Jordan Feliz is one of my best christian artist in the moment. Changed is a funny video and nice song. The hat symbolize the grace we can have in Jesus. We can be changed. We can have hard time but we can overcome it and be changed.

 

 

[Verse 1]
Let me tell you, all my friends
About this joy I’m living in

[Pre-Chorus]
Let me take the mic, go on and testify
How I was dead and then I came to life
No more living in the dark of night
Now everything’s alright

[Chorus]
I’ve been changed, I’ve been saved
Brand new day
I’ve been changed, I’ve been changed
Tell me why would I turn back now?
There’s no end to the love I’ve found
Future’s bright and there ain’t no doubt
I’ve been changed, I’ve been changed

[Verse 2]
All my heartbreak fades away
Like a book when you turn the page

[Pre-Chorus]
Let me take the mic, go on and testify
How I was dead and then I came to life
No more living in the dark of night
Now everything’s alright

[Chorus]
I’ve been changed, I’ve been saved
Brand new day
I’ve been changed, I’ve been changed
Tell me why would I turn back now?
There’s no end to the love I’ve found
Future’s bright and there ain’t no doubt
I’ve been changed, I’ve been changed

[Interlude]
Woo-oh, woo-oh
Woo-oh, I’ve been changed
Woo-oh, woo-oh
Woo-oh