20 brutal truths about life

Twaz a 3 blog night in Q’s werld & here are the 20 Brutal Truths About Life No One Wants to Admit I promised ya…I myself recoverin’ frum crashin’ lastnight! …outa’ character fer da’ Q but sumtimez a power greater than ourselves is at play! React or create our choice right! sumtimes people like me do both – before during an after “the crash”
till we LEARN! an get a grip! lol; yes takez Time!

Headin’ into da’ storm Photo: by Quarksire

Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.

It’s much easier to talk about the weather, sports, and celebrities than your fear of mortality.

Unfortunately, the more time you spend pretending that ultimate truths don’t exist, the more time you waste not being your authentic self and getting the most out of every precious second.

Time, not money, is your most valuable asset. Allow the list below to ignite the spark of motivation you need to make better use of the time you have on this planet.

Sometimes we need to head into the storm to appreciate the light and have a renewed passion for the beauty of life.

Here are 20 brutal truths that every single person needs to hear.

1. You’re going to die and you have no idea when.

Stop pretending that you’re invincible. Acknowledge the fact of your own mortality, and then start structuring your life in a more meaningful way.

2. Everyone you love is going to die, and you don’t know when.

This truth may be saddening at first, but it also gives you permission to make amends with past difficulties and re-establish meaningful relationships with important figures in your life.

3. Your material wealth won’t make you a better or happier person.

Even if you’re one of the lucky ones who achieves his or her materialistic dreams, money only amplifies that which was already present.

4. Your obsession with finding happiness is what prevents its attainment.

Happiness is always present in your life–it’s just a matter of connecting to it and allowing it to flow through you that’s challenging.

5. Donating money does less than donating time.

Giving your time is a way to change your perception and create a memory for yourself and others that will last forever.

6. You can’t make everyone happy, and if you try, you’ll lose yourself.

Stop trying to please, and start respecting your values, principles, and autonomy.

7. You can’t be perfect, and holding yourself to unrealistic standards creates suffering.

Many perfectionists have unrelenting inner critics that are full of so much rage and self-hate that it tears them apart inside. Fight back against that negative voice, amplify your intuition, and start challenging your unrealistic standards.

8. Your thoughts are less important than your feelings and your feelings need acknowledgment.

Intellectually thinking through your problems isn’t as helpful as expressing the feelings that create your difficulties in the first place.

9. Your actions speak louder than your words, so you need to hold yourself accountable.

Be responsible and take actions that increase positivity and love.

10. Your achievements and successes won’t matter on your death bed.

When your time has come to transition from this reality, you won’t be thinking about that raise; you’ll be thinking about the relationships you’ve made–so start acting accordingly.

11. Your talent means nothing without consistent effort and practice.

Some of the most talented people in the world never move out from their parent’s basement.

12. Now is the only time that matters, so stop wasting it by ruminating on the past or planning the future.

You can’t control the past, and you can’t predict the future, and trying to do so only removes you from the one thing you can control–the present.

13. Nobody cares how difficult your life is, and you are the author of your life’s story.

Stop looking for people to give you sympathy and start creating the life story you want to read.

14. Your words are more important than your thoughts, so start inspiring people.

Words have the power to oppress, hurt, and shame, but they also have the power to liberate and inspire–start using them more wisely.

15. Investing in yourself isn’t selfish. It’s the most worthwhile thing you can do.

You have to put on your own gas mask to save the person sitting right next to you.

16. It’s not what happens, it’s how you react that matters.

Train yourself to respond in a way that leads to better outcomes.

17. You need to improve your relationships to have lasting happiness.

Relationships have a greater impact on your wellbeing and happiness than your income or your occupation, so make sure you give your relationship the attention and work it deserves.

18. Pleasure is temporary and fleeting, so stop chasing fireworks and start building a constellation.

Don’t settle for an ego boost right now when you can delay gratification and experience deeper fulfillment.

19. Your ambition means nothing without execution–it’s time to put in the work.

If you want to change the world, then go out there and do it!

20. Time is your most valuable asset–you need to prioritize how you spend it.

You have the power and responsibility to decide what you do with the time you have, so choose wisely.

Source: http://www.inc.com/matthew-jones/20-brutal-truths-about-life-no-one-wants-to-admit.html

~~~~ OH  an one i’ll add #21 🙂 ..we all crash sumtimes 😦 even though i preach “crashing is not an option!” ..an well, the important thing about the crash, once it starts happening if it does; is to attempt to CRASH SOFTLY – GENTLY CRASH,  if one has to crash…Be nice to Urself it hurts to crash hard – both mentally an or physically no matter how ya crash…physically or mentally…either way it B crashin’…so if’n ya have to control ur crash! all i’m sayin! One step at a time in slow motion…life will catch up with ya in Recovery!…oh thats after the crash – another story!  🙂  … Q ~~~~~

Inspirational Reads


Gettin a Grip

Planetary Declaration of Independence

Stayin’ Grounded when Lightnin’ Strikes in da’ Mind

The art of awakening…or waking up should i say!?


Stayin Grounded is important when lightnin storms inside da’ mind!

AN STAYIN’ GROUNDED when Lightnin strikes! in da’ mind!… well,
when overwhelmed, sumtimes life being difficult, so it becomes life in the now.

With every new strike!…
to integrate the past into the future truly steals frum the now,,
challenges are inseparable frum being here in dis werld,,,
but do we have to exist in our past any more?
does living in the past help today?
well, the BAD” past i have not forgiven an released…comes back whenever i focus on da’ past! so cure 2 dat is every time a negative or “BAD” memory comes up i must forgive an forget it so it don’t get in my way of today an the future! an make irrational decisions…etc etc..every time i dive..so i don’t dive a lot anymore…Not seeking the “Bad” stuff anyhow…it is senseless torture for one to let all the strikes frum the past hiot on an hurt on today an tomorrow as a result also!

well to the analytical judge,,elemental. an mentally finding meaning in- an deccerning way is important at this juncture in life..or i fail an go backwards in time! Simply Said! > , the past well, does not help the future….Not the bad parts anyhow, ones got to take the good an forgive da’ bad..parts.of da’ past! an move on…

Keen Perception is the key to this new reality!
Even when lightnin’ strikes again an again!
An, well Not miss-percieving what someone is talking bout is what it is all bout anyhew right….unless they are talkin’ bout something u do not agree with…well, some people don’t wish to be any part of it, because of judgements; mostly false frum the past perceptions that brought them to this point in life in the furst place,.still wit me?? Well, when Lightnin’ strikes….an one is woken up so to say or shocked into a new perception of reality, well at that point in time life can change for the better! sumtimes it takes lightnin’ to strike though an disas’ter or close happen to make that a possibility!…so as the synapses in ur brain strike away, imagine thousands of thousands of little lightnin strike within da brain!


to awaken the mind to anew day an a new reality to be held.tomorrow .
Maybe! well who knows.can only werk on it one day at a time as time progresses..an see if the dreams can become reality.:)
some say well, Q u are jest to hard to read.an some say well, Q> i can’t subscribe to what ya gots to say,well, so be it! is what it is to me..! 🙂
well, with many people it’s very simple…its the receiver thats messed up, the receiver of signals of fight or flight embedded in da’ ol brain coming to the surface so often it is….when fear is embedded in ones soul a thought can be a scary thought when it is really not…so miss interpretation is summoned upon the mind when that happens sumtimes….
there are as many different ways as there are people in a way but in the end the results are usually very similar…an the learning curve is pert much the same…
So, simply said> time is irrelevant when one is able to step back an forth frum the days of the future past rapidly as fast as lightnin’ & without judgement but jest using discernment to gather the conscious action to be taken in the future!…or even the NOW! …Comprende’
~ Q ~

PS: every one has a bottom…but only that person knows when they reach it…some peoples bottoms are deeper than others……some have more tapes frum the past to unreel to get it together for today an tomorrow…so they are not there to bother them anynmore….an forgiveness is the ONLY KEY HERE!..resentments are killers i tell ya!…an that well
an next time lightning strikes the heart an soul with things frum the past..forgive them an move on…instead of trying to escape em….without forgiveness there is no escape…Believe it er not!……will be 20 years alcohol free here next year…so i do have some sort of clue as to what i am speakin about.take care everyone

Weekly Photo Challenge: Face it!

A mind of Full of Faces yes indeed.

I had to face IT! i can’t keep to jest one !.


…we all have one…

willie 001

Quarked dog “Willie”

~~~er 2~~


Face of da’ rocky mountain Lynx by Q

~~~ er 3 er 4 or more ~~~
werd of the week this last week waz Face….

WordPress Worlwide Weekly Photo Challenge
an well; thru 3 days of rain here; i thought bout which face or faces to post! LoL…
well, i could post pics of my fav human faces an prolly catch hell for doing that

~ SO ~


Finally coming to the conclusion that besides the many human faces i have photographed over the years, the photos i have with UniQue expression of face…are those of animals…..so

Animals Only No People Allowed..4 dis post-it! 2 day


sad faced sugar with hurt arm

Some faces remain in da’ mind fereva, jest like a persons face remains in the mind forever..


..It would have to be a collage hundreds to express what i think of when i think of the werd FACE lol truly..

Like that which dreams are made of is the millions of choices for FACE! lol. This Face etched into my mind forever and onto film also in front of me one night I call the face of MY LIGHTNING DUDE!. Artificial face ,,yes an no lol.

lightnindude3c_by_Quarksire 001

facin’ up to da lightnin dude!

an well, subjecktively speakin in another interpretation i could say things like FACE THE DAY! er whatnot….Er Face da Night…..Er Face da truth if ya Dare..Face da facts!….But instead i keep dis’ 2  some faces of animals that are deeply embedded in my mind an soul…

Jest Like the Faces of people they also stay within the mind for a long time i believe, other faces do too!,,


Miss my missy i sur3e do!

that is if it is a memorable FACE fer some reason er another…


if ya were lewkin fer people faces well, not here not today on dis’ rainy day in paradise..Animal kinna day it is till the sun decides to shine in again!



over an out frum Q .hope ur not at all bored are ya lol ? 🙂



4 2 see people faces in Q’s werld click here….
People Photography

RainMan What?

an da’ rest of me welllllllll its raining like what? cats an what? well yeah its up to that round here an a few thunderboomers also….i gotz 750 watts in here an stage speakers so i trying to out do the thunderstors with this.for the neighbors lol 🙂 Here is what scott D has to say! …..

Photo; By Quarsire

Photo; By Quarsire

Soul of the Storm – Scott D. Davis – solo piano

From the solo piano album “Tahoma.” Get the CD, MP3, PDF sheet music or the complete Tahoma Songbook at http://www.scottddavis.com
jest stopping to watch da' show! a bit!

Q jest stopping to watch da’ show! a bit!

boom boom says da’ rainman as da’ supercells pass on by!
Tis below is what scott says bout it! an check out the riffs he does of all of metallicas music is pert awesome also 🙂 @ old folks homes imagine dat!

I’ve always loved thunderstorms, and yet I’ve always been afraid of them. They have an irresistible draw that is scary and yet strangely beautiful, much like this original composition for piano.
once again let it rain

The Unforgiven, Amazing performance

by Scott D. Davis – solo piano





WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge Reward

Imagine this….I said to myself for 24 hours? reward?


hmm..well i came up with a few rewarding pics etc etc…


an have seen some rewarding times also, but could not really pinpoint a post-it concerning the werd of the week here “reward” so i typed it into my own search bar in my site here an saw what i feel is the greatest reward for doing the weekly

WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge


i come up with a few web pages here an the top 2 with hundreds of visits 


so i guess the reward is in knowing that some people do see some of my stuff an like it evr so often ,,,an if ur one of them there likes, then I thank U for rewarding me with a “like”



have a splendid rewarding week everyone wherever ya might be – me well i am being rewarded with lots an lots of snow here …More to come

More WordPress weekly entries concerning the word Reward click on da’ logo below …Peace out


werd of da week "Reward"

werd of da week “Reward”


Weekly Photo Challenge Nighttime2 Bo’s shot

Lightning Electrical Sky

Quarksire Loves to take photographs at night in colorado of the incredible rocky mountain Kind that are very awesome an incredible sometimes.like my latest on NIghttime

Weekly Photo Challenge Nighttime by quarksire

So as my introduction to U.. I am entering this pic of bo’s an link to his page as an intro to the werdpress werld i hang with that bos stuff exists, and like mine u can buy prints etc etc, rolled up and sent to u ready to frame of some kewl stuff so no further adoo!

🙂 !

Striking Photography By “Bo” click on the link here to see the Video> Frum Striking Photography..

     The Shot above links to my web-friend an colorado local!  james-insogna Bo!’s website and his incredible Lightning photography also ..will have to add him to

my You Tube.

check out bo’s vid below :)!

Storm Catcher – July Sky Time Lapse Video

Werd of da' week Nightime

Werd of da’ week Nightime

WordPress weekly photo challenge

PS: Now maybe bo will come here an post a shot a week fer fun HUH ! Thanbks Bo for ur kewl stuff! keep em coming 🙂 Q

About bouldercountyphotographer

James “Bo” Insogna was Born and raised in Pittsburgh PA. He studied with the New York Institute of Photography. He Started his photography career 1984. He opened a studio in Boulder, Colorado downtown on the Boulder mall. Shooting for local newspapers, magazines, Skiing, Bicycling, models portfolios and some commercial work. In 1987 the economy got bad in Boulder so he decided to make a move to Scottsdale Arizona. Once in Arizona, He became a staff photographer for the Phoenician Arabian Horse Magazine doing the covers, inside lay outs and a two page spread called Bo Trek. In the late 1980’s – 1990’s he was a respected member of the Arabian Horse Community in Arizona, chosen to photograph champions, riders, trainers and owners. From the first Arizona lightning monsoon season, Bo very quickly became a Lightning Storm Chaser. Striking-Photography.com, http://www.ArizonaLightning.com and aka http://www.TheLightningMan.com was born. A very fun, exciting and dangerous job! Since 1987 he has spent many years pursuing elusive lightning storms spanning miles of natural desert. It takes great dedication, courage and desire to grip a metal camera upon a metal tripod astride mountain peaks with lightning crashing mere paces away. His prints reflect the courage and passion he feels for his art. He has been featured on television and in print. In 1991 The VVA honored him by choosing his Photograph “Operation Desert Storm” as the official print of the Arizona Desert Storm Memorial Fund. The men and the flag represent the “Operation” and the Victory and Liberation of Kuwait. The Saguaro represents the “Desert” and the men and women who served in the Gulf. The Lightning represents the “Storm” and the Air War with swift, precise strikes. Twenty years after leaving Boulder, Bo decided to relocate his family back in Colorado. He settled in Boulder County. Lovin Life in Boulder County! Facebook Twitter G+ Bo featured on ABC News TV 15 Bo featured on TV 3

Heaven an Hell

Heaven an Hell

a Quarked perspective!



Heaven is where the Police are British…

the cooks french….

the Mechanics German….

is where the Lovers are Italian…

and it is all organized by the Swiss!


Like a bolt of lightning frum Q's Brain

an Like a bolt of lightning frum Q’s Brain

Hell is where the Cooks are British…

the mechanics are French….

the Lovers are the Swiss…

The police are German


and it is all organized by the Italians

🙂 🙂 🙂

lol..well did i loose ya at the bakery on that one or are u a multicuultural individual…?

have a great day every one



Colorful Colorado blessingz 2 U

over an out frum da’ Q

PS: Don’t ferget bout the british Went Worth LoL 🙂


Quarksires First WordPress Post-it

The Lightning Dude***********

 This is My first post-it i ever did at WordPress, back in april 2013, with gewd intentions :

I said> you shalleventually see q’s webwerld charged full of gewd electrical charges created by the “lightning Dude”

came here from multiply and before that yahoo 360 and before that geocites and before that chatrooms at starlink etc etc for years. an website at homestead ..so anyhow my first post-it here at wordpress i jest went back to an noticed ? wow it has been viewed by jest a few folks,,& ,no ones evr bothered i guess to go back through my blogs that far to much ,so ,,anyhow the above is the pic i used and this is the page

The Lightning Dude


Posted on April 19, 2013 Image…an is kinna finny i didnt even got a like on it,,,,,a trip to me anyhew so i wanted to share the first page evr by da Q aka mike in sunny southern colorado 🙂


Category Archives: Magnanomous Mondays

now as of Monday July 21st 2014!


quarks compassionate heartz club rememberz!

 whenever a good rain washes the world, and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another is all i really gots to say this day jest wanted something stikingly good on the front page opf my blog instead of the as of late ,,,tired of having to respond to watching others games of selfish intent, especially when it has many a thing close to my heart an soul.an or my pocket bewk even or well when it touches somehow close to home…

“From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace. <^> Link article by Q


  So, point is keep on comin back sumpin new an different brewing in the rocky mountains all the time besides beer thunderstorms and pot! lol. have a great week werld.

~~~ Q~~~ 

Image 🙂


This is where I GET OFF!

Magnanomous monday is a day of the week where i like to do a wertthwhile sshare that is werth coming round to read! <edit>appearz dis post is almost layte but not short! lol

A HAppy week again 2 one an all! keep on keepin on ! One Day At A time <link 🙂


  i jest posted this post ..an it appears it is my 420th post-it lol…how funny is that! 🙂 so…..

A Place 2 Get off on Magnamous Monday


right on lightnin'




Si!.yeas….today isHi There again fffffrum da Q yup yupHi there frum high in da sky here

@7300 feet da’ rainbow filled werld here is.

Where there are RAINBOW WARS!..


an Yes there are more than 2 wayz to fly in q’s werld to say the very least!…

if ya didn’t read my last blog q well, click back one to see what i had to say bout flight since the topic came up today!


so yesterdays post is what i came up with ,,


,an tonight well……JEST WHAT IF COLORS REALLY DID HAVE THOUGHTS WELL, WHAT THEN…decided to talk to the lonely dead tree that hadn’t really heard from a real soul cept birdz in yearz….


“believe it er not”


Once upon a time the Colors of the world started to quarrel
that they were: all claimed the best
the most important, the most useful, the favorite



GREEN said “Clearly I am the most important. I am the sign of life and of hope. I was chosen for grass, trees, leaves – without me, all animals would die. Look over the countryside and you will see that I am in the majority.”

BLUE interrupted: “You only think about the earth, but consider the sky and the sea. It is the water that is the basis of life and drawn up by the clouds from the deep sea. The sky gives space and peace and serenity. Without my peace, you would all be nothing.”

YELLOW chuckled “You are all so serious. I bring laughter, gaiety, and warmth into the world. The sun is yellow, the moon is yellow, the stars are yellow. Every time you look at a sunflower, the whole world starts to smile. Without me there would be no fun.”

ORANGE started next started next to blow her trumpet: “I am the color of health and strength. I may be scarce, but I am precious for I serve the needs of human life. I carry the most important vitamins. Think of carrots, pumpkins, oranges, mangoes, and pawpaws. I don’t hang around all the time, but when I fill sky at sunrise or sunset, my beauty is so striking that no one gives another thought to any of you.”

RED could stand it no longer He shouted out: “I am the ruler of all of you- I am blood – life’s blood! I am the color of danger and of bravery. I am willing to fight for a cause. I bring fire into the blood. Without me, the earth would be as empty as the moon. I am the color of passion and of love, the red rose, the poinsettia and the poppy.”

PURPLE rose up to his full height. He was very tall and spoke with great pomp: “I am the color of royalty and power. Kings, cheifs, and bishops have always chosen me for I am the sign of authority and wisdom.

People do not question me – they listen and obey.”


INDIGO spoke, much more quietly than all the others, but with just as much determination: “Think of me. I am the color of silence. You hardly notice me, but without me you all become superficial. I represent thought and reflection, twilight and deep water. You need me for balance and contrast, for prayer and inner peace.”

And so the colors went on boasting, each convinced of his or her own superiority. Their quarreling became louder and louder. Suddenly there was a startling flash of bright lightening – thunder rolled and boomed.


Rain started to pour down relentlessly The colors crouched down in fear, drawing close to one another for comfort.

In the midst of the clamor,rain began to speak: YOU FOOLISH COLORZ U! ; fighting amongst yourselves, each trying to dominate the rest. Don’t you know that you were each made for a special purpose, unique and different?

Join hands with one another and come to me.

” Doing as they were told, the colors united and joined hands.


The rain continued: “From now on, when it rains, each of you will stretch across the sky in a great bow of color as a reminder that you can all live in peace.

“The rainbow is a sign of hope for tomorrow”

*And so, whenever a good rain washes the world, and a rainbow appears in the sky, let us remember to appreciate one another * 🙂


so watch-it and appreciate more 🙂

is the wise werdz fer me 2 day from

me dogZ & me 🙂 & 2 U all i can do, is all i gotz to deal with tonight is quarreling katz lol… !


Then well rocky mtn. weather as so any weather in the mtns anywhere changes rapidly and hourly daily,jest another kewl reason why i love living in this rea of the 4 corners usa.

,,have a splendid day





JUST for TODAY – May my souls will be to be forgiving today.


JUST for TODAY – may i forgive no matter what i Perceive