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Remember when we were young, dreaming of all the things we would do.

Remember when we were young, dreaming of all the things we would do. We talked outside of my parents' house really late until the hidden sun's faint glow turned the skies dark blue. Now, years later, we can look back and smile for doing all the things we wanted to do. Ahead of us, bigger dreams, bigger goals. Let's keep pushing forward, through our ebbs and flow. For as long as we exist, we'll continue to grow. - poem, +positive masters, Jon Riki Karamatsu, 2/14/2020 - While talking with my good friend Brandon Mitsuda, I took a picture of this night rainbow, created by the misty white glow from the big moon in Waikele, Hawaii on Monday February 10, 2020....

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I changed my mind regarding watching television shows and playing video games.

I changed my mind regarding watching television shows and playing video games. If they bring joy into your life and help you to alleviate your stress and anxiety, go ahead and consume them in moderation to get that boost of energy that you need to keep working on your dream life. I hardly ever play video games and rarely watch television programs. I don't have any video games on my computer, nor do I have a game console at home. About five years ago, I deleted any video game from my smart phone. This all changed this past Saturday January 25, 2020 when my 9-year-old second cousin E showed me how much he loves the video game "The Battle Cats"...

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In a dispute, not everyone will believe the facts. Keep doing what you can, but don't let your stress destroy your health or suck the joy out of your life.

If you're facing a dispute or litigation, all you can do is present your side of what happened. After that, it's up to the trier of fact, whether it be a mediator, arbitrator, judge, or jury. If they side with you, great! However, if they don't, tell yourself that you did what you could. Continue to do what you can, but don't let your stress destroy your health or suck the joy out of your life. My friends, I know it's tough. The truth will always live in you. Your life means a lot to those who love you. With Warmest Aloha,Jon

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5 Benefits of reading fiction!

 5 Benefits of reading fiction: 📚📖⁠ (1) Fiction expands your imagination. You visualize the characters & scenes. 😃⁠ (2) Fiction motivates you to be the hero in your life. In most novels, the protagonist faces obstacles to become a hero. Win or lose, you respect the protagonist for his/her tremendous efforts. Likewise, you can do the same in your journey. 👊⁠⁠ (3) Fiction helps you empathize for others. When you read fiction, you empathize for the characters undergoing hardship, an important quality to have in your life and career. ❤️⁠ (4) Through fiction, you learn different styles of writing that aren't usually shown in nonfiction books. 🖋️⁠ (5) Fiction reduces your stress by taking you into other worlds and...

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