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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Do you see everything as a fleeting gift?

Hope and faith
Yesterday on the Music Choice Soundscapes channel. My reflection was intentional.

 

Do you see everything as a fleeting gift?

The persistence of vision.

Seeing the future and never waiving from forward progress.

The redemptive power of persistence.

Find meaning.

Learn endurance first.

Everything we have is a gift.

Insert human forgetfulness.

In America, we (stereotypically) think everything is an entitlement.

Paved roads, electricity, public education, clean drinking water, etc, etc.

Our children, our grandchildren, our belongings, our health, etc, etc.

All of it could be taken away quickly, and suddenly, and what are we left with?

This is ours to figure out.

Hope is faith holding out its hand in the dark. – George Iles

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Dear Son

Note to self, remember everything is a gift

Note to self, remember everything is a gift.

Even the things that look like setbacks or obstacles.

 

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Rejoice

Use your imagination and dream big

Florida roadside swamp

 

(photo: Roadside Florida wetlands on December 23, 2014 from yesterday’s bicycle ride. A mashup of palm and deciduous.)

Two days before Christmas. Haven’t bought a single gift.

But have thought about a million gifts that can’t be wrapped.

All tucked, invisibly, under the tree.

Who needs more things?

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How Can You Tell?

The two best Christmas gifts will cost everything

Disney Leadership Speakers

 

(photo: Kate Spade store Mall at Millenia, Orlando, Florida)

The devil takes many forms.

Procrastination is one of the devil’s favorites.

Distraction is another and so is medication.

Shopping, conforming, tradition, excuses, regrets.

Two amazing Christmas gifts we can give ourselves are second chances and permission.

Think about it.

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How Can You Tell?

Recognize these seemingly insignificant moments as God’s little gifts

Simple, homemade, first draft business card (2008)
Simple, homemade, first draft business card (2008)

 

Recognize these seemingly insignificant moments as God’s little gifts – the random ones, out of nowhere. They appear in our face and delight us to no end.

Fred approached me last night at Gold’s Gym and thanked me for the inspiration. He said he wasn’t going to come to the gym and then he thought “what would Jeff say?”.

He was dead serious.

I was exceptionally surprised, and abundantly grateful. God sent a tiny gift of encouragement to my doorstep.

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