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Human auto-pilot

inspirational messages
What if…
Logan Pass September snow
GNP. The phenomenon known as flagging.
Logan Pass September snow
GNP. Logan Pass. 2018, L-R: me, Michael Ghalayiani, Djuan Rivers.
birthday at Logan Pass
GNP. Hidden Lake Trail. Djuan Rivers celebrating 53 in 2018.

In the 19th century the problem was that God is dead. In the 20th century the problem is that man is dead.

Erich Fromm

What if the only blessings you get today are the blessings you were grateful for yesterday?

dad

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The circle of life

instructions on paper
Most write Family. Then i ask them what’s at the center of Family. Many then say God. i press once more, what’s at the center of that. They usually stop with God.
circle with the word Jesus written in the center
i then reveal my answer and it’s as if they are caught off guard. Why/how did a Christian miss this?

What gift has Providence on man that is so dear to him as his children.

Cicero

The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Gratitude, more aware of what you have and what you don’t. Recognizing the treasures in the simple – a child’s hug, fertile soil, a golden sunset. Relishing in the comfort of the common – a warm bed, a hot meal, a clean shirt.

Max Lucado

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Blessed Beyond Measure?

Let the first thing be

Blue wild flower
Flowers during a Finland trip. Same flowers you see in Glacier National Park.

Let the first thing be, upon awakening, thank you.

So cliche.

Say thank you to start your day.

Up to you.

Proud of you for the way you honor such a simple, initial, daily habit and ritual.

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Dear Son

Reflection and gratitude crush this

Stitch. Everywhere. Lilo sometimes. Biking Going to the Sun Road June 2019, 300 meters from Continental Divide at Logan Pass.

Reflection and gratitude crush this.

Crush what?

Unhappiness.

Imagine being asked to start writing all the things you are grateful for and not being able to ever finish your list.

Try being unhappy when you are grateful.

PS. If it ain’t obvious, highly recommend Hailey’s video. Only 12 minutes.

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The Other Side

Gratitude

Another photo from the homeowners dock. Quite a lovely place for a phone call.

When we drove to Epcot for dinner two days ago, a car pulled out in front of us while we traveled at 55-mph (88-kph).

Was grateful for so many things:

  • Eyesight
  • Being able to drive
  • Being with family
  • Able to go to Epcot for dinner on a moment’s notice
  • Having three seconds in the day to “lose” from the slowdown
  • Having well-maintained roads, everywhere
  • No one got hurt
  • Nothing was damaged
  • Was driving the speed-limit
  • Having an adult mindset to focus on gratitude, not “poor driving judgement”
  • Seeing the long line of vehicles behind us and realizing the driver made a practical move

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