Saturday, December 4, 2010


Daddy was a colorful character.  One of his favorite sayings was, “What the cat fur is going on?”  (WTCF for short)
WTCF is a distant cousin to the famous WTF.  Even though WTF is fast becoming a widely used expression, there are those that frown on it.  Personally, I think a loud WTF every once in a while is good for the soul.  However, in order not to offend, I will refrain from using this acronym and opt for daddy’s WTCF. 
  My intent for this blog site is to put positive, joyful energy into the universe—to focus on the productive instead of the non-productive.  I try to live my life the same way.  However, there are moments when I just have to stop and ask, “What the cat fur is going on?”  Thus, from time-to-time, WTCF will pop up.   This is allowed because, after all, it is my blog.
Today’s WTCF concerns politics and money—two of the worst topics of conversation.
I confess when it comes to politics I’m as dumb as a box of rocks.  I don’t know the difference between a Republican or a Democrat.  The only thing I know about Right Wing and Left Wing is what side of the chicken they’re on. Tea Party?  Isn’t that what Alice and the Mad Hatter had? 
My friend, Gypsy Jan, claims I’m smart not to know the workings of government and to stay that way.  Hmm . . .  maybe, but I have the solution to our economic and political BS—another great acronym. 
Everyday at work the TV in the break room is tuned to FOX News.  From 8-5 we are bombarded with every type of negativity known to mankind—earthquakes, violence, death, and destruction.   No wonder co-workers are irritable, listless, and uncaring. 
Even if we aren’t consciously listening to the endless gloom and doom being spouted from every news correspondent and consultant, negative energy is worming its way into our brain.  Now, take this non-productive energy and multiply it by the millions of people watching the news every day and you have the answer to why the world is in the shape that it is.
Remember the men trapped in the mine in Chile?  Instead of focusing on their death, the Chile government and people concentrated on LIFE.   For a brief moment in time, the world held its breath and said millions of prayers of hope and optimism. Governments and people from all over the world forgot their hatred and bickering and worked together for the benefit of Man.  
That wonderful, positive energy manifested into a flawless, successful rescue.
Remember Apollo 13?  NASA put all intent on getting those astronauts back alive. Failure was not an option.  Again, people all around the world banded together and concentrated on a positive solution.  The result?  All three space travelers made it safely home to Mother Earth.  
In both examples, the world shifted the focus from the negative to the positive.
What would happen if, for one second, everyone in the world shifted their focus from the power of the all-mighty buck to that of one of endless abundance and gratitude?   
Ask yourself what would happen if, for only one moment, everyone decided to concentrate on love and acceptance instead of hate.
The answer to world peace, a stable economy, and outstanding leadership is not Republican or Democrat, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, or Pagan.  It isn’t rich, poor, or middle class.  It’s simply a matter of putting all intent into THE GOOD. 
That is the second coming of Christ.


  1. SHIFT THE FOCUS! I love it! Next time I'm in the middle of a political discussion, I plan to use it. Maybe I'll just say STF!! Good for you on the blogging, Dixie Ruth - pictures and all!

  2. You're absolutely right, Dixie Ruth. It's like the movie, Monsters, Inc. The evil monsters were scaring children. Their cries provided energy for the monsters' planet. One laugh--one positive moment provided more energy than all the negative, scared energy they were getting.

    The power the people of the world could produce with one minute of happy thought would, indeed, cure the planet of strife.

    Keep one smiling!