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Why Jesus is my best friend

Disney Cast Member name tag from 1990 and some Cast exclusive WDW anniversary pins from 1990 and beyond.

Why Jesus is my best friend…

If you can imagine a hopeless situation, you’ll see this clearly…

Remember three weeks after i got my driver’s license in 1975? i lost control of our humongous family station wagon on a two-lane country road on a trick-or-treat night.

Looking up and seeing oncoming headlights directly in front of me because i had drifted into the wrong lane (because i was distracted by my two high school classmates riding with me) caused me to panic, overreact with the power-steering, run off the road, hit a culvert – simultaneously hitting the gas instead of the brake – and came to a smashing halt after plowing into a farmhouse porch and front wall. A family sat on the other side eating dinner. Can you imagine their disbelief with the impact’s noise and damage?

Can you imagine if i had hit and killed not one, but multiple trick-or-treaters?

And what if i hadn’t had time to swerve out of the way and caused a head-on collision? Would there have been fatalities, including my own?

What if i didn’t die, but others did. How would i ever reconcile my life?

How would i ever shed the guilt and personal torture?

Only Jesus.

And that is why Jesus should be your best friend.

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Please don't tell me

Disney insider experts

Bob Iger time magazine
Stumbled upon this last year on LinkedIn. We’ve earned another amazing business award.

Disney insider experts.

Bob Iger.

Me.

My wife.

Not sure where Bob lived in 1989, but my wife and i lived 30 miles south of Disney’s Contemporary Resort.

i was working in Resort Special Activities (RSA to everyone in the company).

RSA was a team of 10 Cast Members dedicated to facilitating Walt Disney World experiences for our Company’s very top executives (CEO, COO, CFO, etc) and also our Company’s most important Guests (our Board, celebrities, business icons, political figures).

On this day (today, Jan 29) in 1989 we watched the Challenger launch on TV until it cleared the launch pad and then went outside to watch it climb into space.

And then disaster 73 seconds later.

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Many Americans are killing themselves with poor personal responsibility habits

Bertrand Russell quote
Life is full of things we don’t understand. Some of them have answers, but we must decide for ourselves.

 

The tragic events in Las Vegas yesterday have many people jumping on a (predictable) bandwagon for how America needs to change.

Two thoughts:

  1. Beat your drums all day, every day instead of waiting for tragedy.
  2. Clean up your own yard first before proclaiming your neighbor’s yard is a mess.

Many Americans are killing themselves with poor personal responsibility habits.

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It was much worse than i thought

HS football
Last night.

 

It was much worse than i thought. Dear son, it’s difficult to imagine a tragedy being any worse than it first seems, but sometimes, it happens.

Every one of us is in one of three places in life: currently going through a hell no one knows about, just came out of a hell no one knew about, or about to go into a hell no one will know about.

Be kind to everyone.

Include yourself.

 

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i saw the pattern emerging yesterday

Flags at half-staff
This past week at Windermere Runners Club workout.

 

Orlando Pulse tragedy
Stumbled upon this last night.

 

i saw the pattern emerging yesterday.

Denial.

One week in Orlando filled with three horrific tragedies.

It can’t be happening.

So i am pretending it didn’t.

Yesterday was the first time (and it happened several times yesterday) i caught myself saying it to others (non-Floridians) in response to their inquiry and condolences.

 

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On April Fool’s Day 2009, jeff noel began writing five daily, differently-themed blogs (on five different sites). It was to be a 100-day self-imposed “writer’s bootcamp”, in preparation for writing his first book. He hasn’t missed a single day since.

 

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