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It costs $800k

The Rosary Mario held during his open-heart surgery. i asked permission to photograph it.

Went to Mass alone yesterday.

Got in line for coffee and donuts even though i don’t do either.

Just wanted to participate in spiritual community.

Maybe 15 minutes in line talking with a friend, he and his Family get coffee and donuts and i decide which table to sit at amongst the 20 tables in the long, narrow room.

The closest table at the end of the donut tables was empty except for a middle-aged man i’ve never seen before.

A year ago to the day, he and his wife arrived from Dominican Republic to spend Christmas with his 28-year old only son.

Stomach pain landed him in the local hospital at 3:00 PM, and the doctors told him he needed open-heart surgery at 6:00 AM.

His heart was so bad, they said he’d soon die.

He didn’t have $800,000, nor insurance to cover the surgery.

His prognosis was only 15-20% he’d survive the surgery.

The hospital gave him the $800,000 operation and subsequent treatments and therapies for free.

A priest gave him last rights and a Rosary.

He asked the medical team if he could hold the Rosary in his hand during the surgery.

This is a story that can’t be made up.

i almost stayed home.

i almost skipped coffee and donuts.

i almost didn’t sit at Mario’s table.

(csn, txt 1,2,3 when you read this pls)

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Spiritual bottomline only you can do

Church is every step. Javi is an excellent worker and spiritual warrior. Yesterday, replacing the home office window.

Yesterday’s lists were longer than i wanted. Today’s list is the summary, the big picture.

Spiritual bottomline only i can do:

Choosing my feelings.

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Hidden message was unintentionally created

Awoke at 3:30 AM with a Keynote Speaking business idea. Stayed up after writing it down. Too excited to go back to sleep.

At 4:00 AM i emailed an executive client with the following message, along with the photo in this post…

Did you catch the hidden msg?

Clarity of purpose ranks (ties) with being born, and becoming a dad.

The integrity of this profound belief is innocently illustrated in a random text.

Vision/purpose is THE most important of 19 blueprints.

How you amplify this as CEO is how well it will be heard (and received) in the far corners of your organization’s culture.

Be amazed and be amazing. There is no try, only do.

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As you make it

Last night, spotted this button through an office window.

As you make it, so it becomes.

It’s easy to lose sight of Jesus (or whatever is your spiritual center) when you are in an environment where Jesus (or whatever) doesn’t get mentioned much or at all.

Same thing happens with mind, body, work and home.

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Thankful for patience

Jungle cruise from Disneyland
For some reason, this photo is on my desktop and works almost every time despite the technical issues.

Thankful for patience.

Without patience, man, i’d be a wreck.

For a week now (since the web hosting migration) i’ve been unable to use the WordPress photo uploader. i’ve spent far too many hours trying to solve it. Yesterday i made a small inroad, but it’s not working consistently.

As a compromise, i’ve been using the media library of previously used photos. While not what i want, i’ll take it until we (patiently) solve this issue.

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