Hello, my name is Jimmy Belasco.
What makes my heart sing?
Making people laugh.
Giving love to castaway animals.
Country & Western dancing.
Being LOVE and experiencing as much PEACE and JOY as possible.
Sharing what I’m learning with others.
At 7 years old, I realized two of my finest attributes that have carried me through life. The first of these fine attributes was that I didn’t have to think of what to say before opening my mouth – basically, I had NO FILTER. I opened my mouth, and the words started flowing; this is how I found my second attribute. I’m an Avid Over-sharer. I also happened to be a Preacher’s Kid, PK for short. Standing in front of the Widow’s Peak, the area in the back of the church auditorium where the blue-haired merry widows sat, I found my first audience before church started each Sunday morning. The more I shared the details of the goings-on of my family, the harder they laughed. Over-sharing PK without a filter and a twisted sense of humor.
My penchant for inappropriate humor came from my Mom. As far back as I can remember, we laughed at the most inappropriate stuff (at the most inappropriate moments). The twisted has gotten deeper, the filter is barely hanging on, and the number of stories is growing by the day.
13 Dogs & and Cat Named George…
I have a puppy problem. I am just a boy who cannot seem to say NO to a doggie in need. People will ask me what kind or breed of dogs I rescue, and my answer is “Oak Cliff Dogs” (my neighborhood). My family of animals included; dogs hit by cars and left for dead, sick and dumped on the side of the road, one who followed me home, several who showed up at our house asking for a home, and one who walked right in the front door, looked around a bit and laid down like he owned the place. At one point, my permanent family consisted of 13 dogs and a cat named George. Bananas? Yes. Regrets? None.
Country & Western dancing…
Even though I grew up as a preacher’s kid in a church that taught “dancing is a sin,” it was dancing, C&W dancing specifically, that helped me out of the darkest period of my life; finding my joy and eventually the love of my life, Mabo, with whom I am now married.
What I am learning is that:
- When I begin to love, respect, and honor myself, I begin to tap into my peace and experience joy… automatically.
- The things in life that matter the most – are not things.
- Those who live with the most LOVE, JOY & PEACE win!
Think about it; no matter who and where you are or your current circumstances, if you have peace in your mind, love in your heart, and joy in your life – you win!
I have also learned that my life and state of mind are nothing more than products of my choices over the years. And I have also come to know that I am in the driver’s seat of my life – because of my Power of Choice. As I make new choices, I have new experiences.
Thank goodness my life was/is not without struggle – for now, I have the experience, and boundless knowledge, to take with me on my path!
My life’s greatest accomplishments have been when I have found ways to hold love at the forefront of my life’s experience.
On this site, you will find many writings and videos, all simply about how I am learning to connect with my peace and joy when I allow myself to be love and to be loved.
Peace, love, Jimmy