I wanted to write a positive blog today to put some positive energy out there in the world. So I thought of a place that I enjoy eating at and this Thai restaurant definitely came to mind on my top 10 favorite places to eat. Let me start by saying the atmosphere in this restaurant is very relaxing and inviting. Their menu is filled with some of the most flavorful delicious dishes you could ever imagine introducing to your pallet. Their mouth watering soups and sides will leave you eager for your main dish that will astonish you beyond all belief. With every bite you endure you will be left with a mouth full of flavor that will surely bring you back to this place again and again and again. They have wonderful lunch specials and even cater to those with more of an exotic flavor crave. You can certainly eat just a little or a lot at this place. But I think you will agree that one visit alone to this place is next to impossible to try and imagine. I am sure you will agree with my review of this place yourself. So give them a try and enjoy the exotic flavors of Thailand right in your own backyard.
I use my website and my blogs to speak my mind and to exhaust my 1st amendment constitutional rights whenever the need arises. Such is the case with Serious Fleet Division located at 64 S. Hamilton Pl. Gilbert, Arizona 85233. I started taking my fleet of trucks to these guys within the last year or so despite a bad experience right from the start. I took one of my trucks in for a routine oil change. Everything was working fine as usual. However when I received my truck back from them the mechanic who handed me my keys informed me that my air conditioning may need to be checked soon because it was blowing out hot air. I immediately noticed what he was referring to the moment I got into my truck. This is strange it wasn’t like this just a few minutes prior to dropping the truck off. So I proceeded to take my truck to Auto Zone where they hooked up all of their gauges and was able to determine that there was zero free on left in my system. Obviously upset and pointing the finger I contacted Serious and informed them I would not be back. However shortly after this they all ended up in my office begging for a second chance and informing me that they were truly innocent. So as kind of a person as I am I agreed to give them one more try.
Now lets fast forward 6 months into the the most recent past. I took my Tundra once again to Serious to have new front and back brakes put on my truck. Also to get an oil change. Nothing else was wrong because just a week prior to this I went out of town and checked my fluids which were all normal as usual. So they did the front and rear brakes and then the oil got changed in addition to all that. They return my vehicle to me and within 48 hours after I am driving in Paradise Valley and notice that my air conditioning is starting to blow out warm air suddenly. So I look down at all my gauges and to my surprise my temp gauge is in the red! Wow! So I was able to pull my truck over in the parking garage of Scottsdale Fashion Mall. At which time I was able to do some shopping which gave my truck enough time to cool down so I could later remove the radiator cap. Which I did. And OH MY GOD everyone my radiator was BONE DRY. Nothing in it. So I filled it up with water and made my way to another auto parts store where I was able to add Anti Freeze to it as well. I of course blaming Serious once again contacted Brad Jamison and vented my suspicions and frustrations out on him. Brad informed me that they had video cameras that always recorded everything that happens in the bay areas and that he would review the video feed and get back with me with a definite determination. 24 hours later when I received word from Brad he informed me that on that particular day at the particular time my truck was being serviced the video cameras weren’t recording. Ha ha ha ha. Really!!?? No people listen really good… this place is very dishonest. They are gangsters in there working their customers over like a chef tossing dough. Around and around they go. They come off as trusting and confident individuals and really go out of their way to get you to trust them. But once you do, you will start to notice new problems that arise right after you get your vehicle back from them. This is how they make their money. They get you in the door and then they have you. Please do yourself a huge favor and do not use this company.
I want to talk today about the differences between praying and meditating. Both are in my opinion equally important when it comes to centering yourself with the universal God. Praying is a action of thought. Where meditating is an action meant to release all thoughts in order to let in vision from within yourself. However the law of attraction teaches us that your thoughts have an impact on your reality. Like what you eat is what you are in the same sense what you think you will eventually receive. I believe this. Dr. Emoto’s Rice experiment actually proves this. Perhaps I will do a blog on all Dr. Emoto’s rice experiment another time. If you are interested before I have a chance to write the blog do some research yourself and I think you will find the facts of the experiment to be life changing. You must have a thought process in order to receive the desired results. Without it it’s impossible. Praying allows you the chance to think and have those thoughts. Therefore praying no matter which God you are praying to in itself is a very valuable tool to utilize in self changes.
But then so is Meditating. Look at meditating much like you would look at a dirty windshield. Most of the time we can see what we need to see in order to steer the vehicle where we need to go. Over time the vision may get dirtier and dirtier. But still we drive on and don’t worry about cleaning the dirt. But once we go through a car wash or we clean the window while getting gas we always notice immediately how much clearer we can see. The same is true with your thoughts. You think every day. You have thoughts every day. But if you don’t have a form of meditation then all you only become use to thinking in the manner that you become familiar with. And if it’s working for you at the time, then like many believe if it don’t need fixed don’t fix it. That is a false perception. You need to cleanse your thoughts. You need to hit the reset button. Clean the glass that houses your thoughts so that your thoughts are much clearer and vibrant to you. Think about it another way… everything needs cleaning. If you stick something in your fridge and leave it there it will spoil. Same with your thoughts. Imagine a glass housing that houses your thoughts. Well your thoughts build up over time in that glass case and before you know it the glass has darkened and is barely able to be seen through. So although your thoughts are there they certainly aren’t clear. Maybe don’t even make sense. Meditating is an act of cleaning that glass. So you can see your thoughts much clearer. Meditating even if it is only for 5 simple minutes a day in my opinion is absolutely necessary in order to maintain good clear thoughts. You ever prayed about something but wondered why your prayers are never answered? Maybe it has something to do with the clarity of the thoughts you were having while you prayed. So first have good clear thoughts that you can acquire by mediation and then do your praying. Try that for awhile and see if you don’t notice a huge change in your life. I think you you will.
Let me say something about this place… I have NEVER been more excited to write a blog or a review about anyone or anyplace ever before. But this place is amazing!! From the start online when I was booking my free penthouse suite paid for by my American Express points, the service that was shown to me was nothing short of spectacular. And may I just say that I am not always easily impressed by services I have received from resorts or hotels. I have actually written some bad reviews about some as a matter of fact. But there is absolutely nothing bad about this place. From the very start the staff were friendly and helpful. They helped me back out of a reservation I had made incorrectly to assist me in making the correct reservation for a much better room at absolutely zero charge verses the prior reservation I had made where I would have been responsible for resort fees. Now not long after the reservation was made which was on last Friday afternoon did I receive an actual text message from an employee of the resort “Maria’ who wanted to make sure to wish me safe travels to their resort and to inquire about as to why we were coming up and if it was for any special occasions. When I informed her it was indeed to celebrate my wife and I’s anniversary she was quick to offer comps and additional services at no charge to me to make our weekend even more special. Now who does something like that? This is unheard of as far as I am concerned. Although I declined her hospitality and offers I did make a special request via text message later that day on my way in route to the resort. I had forgotten some playing cards and really wanted to play some cards when I arrived Friday night. When I informed “Christiane” of this via text I was assured once again it was no problem and I would have several decks of cards waiting for me at the front desk when I arrived. At no charge to me. What!!!??? Again this is unheard of. And indeed when I arrived they had 3 decks of cards ready and waiting brand new in the box never been opened. At no charge? Wow. So we checked into the hotel and discovered that the restaurant stopped sitting people and if we were hungry our only option was room service. Which we did. We ordered a pizza and some rice. Neither of which were very… able to be reviewed positively. However, the following day I received yet another text message from the hotel staff asking how my stay was going and how I would rate their hotel. At the time only because of the quality of the pizza I gave them an 8 out of 10. But then they heard what I had to say and listened with the intent to make it right. And they did. They took the pizza off the bill. Which was so kind of them that I bumped it up to a 9 out of 10 rating for this place. The stay was amazing. The resort is amazing. The staff is the most amazing staff I have ever come into contact with. I am utterly amazed by this place. Thank you to the Hilton Sedona Resort at Bell Rock. for making my weekend as enjoyable as you did. When I travel to Sedona, Arizona which will be more frequently now, there is no other place I’ll stay in than The Hilton Sedona Resort in Sedona, Arizona. You will not find a better place to stay in. I swear it. I am leaving all their contact information below.
90 RIDGE TRAIL DRIVE, SEDONA, ARIZONA, 86351, USATEL: +1-928-284-4040 FAX: +1-928-284-0170
I’m sorry but this blog is going to express my extreme frustration towards the sheeple who have allowed themselves to be influenced out of showing love and desire for the celebration of Christmas. As I drive around the valley I see now just how rare it is to see others celebrating or decorating for Christmas. Have we aloud ourselves to be pushed into the privacy of our own homes for Christmas now too? Are people afraid to show their Christmas spirit anymore? Boy I remember when I was a child Christmas time was a huge deal. Every house hold celebrated it. You couldn’t go 1 block without knowing it was Christmas. Well if I didn’t know it was Christmas time now I certainly wouldn’t know it was Christmas time by looking at my surroundings around me presently. Less than 15 days until Christmas? Are you serious? WHAT IS WRONG WITH EVERYONE??? Stop being afraid to be and show who you are! We are Americans! and Americans celebrate Christmas!! Most of the world as a matter of fact celebrates some sort of Christmas at some point in time. Are we afraid to say we believe in and love Jesus Christ? Well I refuse to be apart of that club! I love Jesus Christ! And my loyalty is to his Father my father God. The universe is my God and it produced a son and we called him Jesus Christ! And the day we celebrate his birthday is right around the corner! And I’m not afraid to show my love and loyalty in my continued desire to celebrate and make it a huge deal in my family and house hold. So with that said let me end on this note. I love Jesus. I am in love with God. And I am not afraid to say it or show it. So I really hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas this year. Remember in your hearts what it is really all about. Don’t forget your faith in God and his son in the flesh Jesus Christ. I wish you all the best I really do.
You know as I write this blog today it is very much inspired by a video I recently watched about positive thinking and how your thoughts really do dictate your reality. At least eventually. My last marriage failed because we were absolutely opposite of one another. Where she was extremely negative and always looking at any and all bad she could find and then spent all of her time dwelling on it, I on the other hand try only to see goodness. My frustration levels always peaked. I would hold in so much anger that was building up because all I wanted to hear was something nice. Something beautiful. Anything. I was desperate for it. I used to tell her that she was a black cloud that hung over me everywhere I went. And it was true. So many times I pleaded with her to just take a moment to relax and take in all the beauty that is around us. From the tree’s that are growing around us to the flowers, or the beautiful sky. To find beauty all you have to do is open your eyes. But what I didn’t understand at that time is that some people are unable to see what others can see. It is true. There is so much beauty and so much good to dwell on that there should be no reason why others can’t see it too. But some just can’t. Maybe it’s because they aren’t looking. Or maybe it’s because they don’t care enough to look. So I guess that it really goes back to the values of each individual person. One might question if they appreciate beauty… If they appreciate goodness… Or if you are one of those people who spends more time finding negative things to appreciate. If that’s the case I’d ask myself if I were you how that affects your relationships around you. Because in my experience it certainly wasn’t good and definitely didn’t result in happiness. And after 12 years of marriage, drove us to a divorce. Now that the black cloud has been removed from over me, I admit that I am a lot more happier and find myself exploring more and more of my spiritual side then I ever have before. I concentrate better. I treat people around me better. I have grown as a human being more in the last 5 years than I believe I have in my entire life. And I give credit all to God for removing the negativity from my life. I thank God for this. Now I am remarried to a beautiful Ukrainian classical concert pianist and for the first time in my life am genuinely happy. So when you find yourself in a situation where you don’t believe there is any beauty or any good… take another look and find what you missed the first time. And don’t stop until you do. Because it’s there to be seen. And because it matters. It matters the kind of person you want to be. So start with changing your perception. Find the good in everything and you will see how your life instantly changes before your eyes. It really is an amazing feeling once you can program your mind to only see the good in everything. Try it. You know what I see in the picture I posted with this blog? I certainly don’t see a dead tree in a deserted desert. Most might. What first comes to my mind when I look at the picture is strength. Then I realize this is another one of God’s miracles. I see a tree that has survived dead or alive in an impossible environment to survive in. Then it makes me realize that no matter what your situation may be that nothing is actually impossible. The tree in the picture in my mind is a message of just that from our universe. You may not see that message but I do. That makes this picture so beautiful. So you see beauty is definitely in the eye of the beholder.