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Thanksgiving 2009

Got resolve?

Yesterday’s post spoke of being old and being brand new. Huh?  Here’s what I meant.

After five decades, the revelation that in the big picture, what other humans think of me is really inconsequential. It’s probably the same for you too.  And if it’s not, what if it was? Seriously.

We’re all going to be dead in 100 years and no one will remember any of us. So why worry about it?  Just live a good and decent life and work hard to do the right thing – primarily, try to serve others more than yourself.

It’s probably obnoxious to some people that I write five blogs every single day.  Who gives a fu flip?

Are you poised  to transform yourself before you die?  While it doesn’t matter what others think, it certainly matters what you think.  Got resolve?

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Thanksgiving 2009

Brand New Old Man

Is 50 old?  I think not.  Not to my In-Laws (83 & 86).  Maybe to our son (9), or one of my colleagues (28). But not me.  No sir-yee.

Old?  What does that mean, old?

And what does it mean to be brand new?    Can something “old” become brand new?

I think so.  I know so.

The question now, is, “Do you think so?”

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Thanksgiving 2009

Ok I Gotta Say This

But not sure how.  It’s kinda deep, and yet it’s not. It’s important, but most don’t see it.

Why? because people are afraid.  Fear is a survival tactic that was bestowed on early humans to help them avoid being eaten. What caveman wouldn’t want that?

Want you to know, upfront, that this has only been a revelation in the last year or so for me. And it is the five-a-day blog writing that has awakened the truth. And the truth is, most of us lack courage.

There are true alpha dogs in the human pack, but not nearly as many as you might think.  I digress.

Ever listen to people offering advice about what’s important? Next time listen more closely.

Do you hear them using their own examples, struggles, triumphs,? Or do they use someone else’s?  Or maybe no examples at all, just theory?

My theory is not much has changed since we lived in caves, except fewer of us get eaten when we walk outside.

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Thanksgiving 2009

First Match

Last weekend I began to teach our son:

  1. How to strike a match
  2. How to light a fire
  3. How to be respectful of fire
  4. Which side of the fire to approach

We have a campfire pit in our yard and this is the time of year for using it.  We burned enough yard and tree trimmings to make an excellent cooking fire.

He was hesitant to strike the match.  Perhaps even afraid. He’s nine.

As a Father, it seems intuitive to be the one to teach him certain things that will be taught by others, if I don’t beat them to it.

Striking a match is just the beginning.  Ya with me?

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Thanksgiving 2009

Happy Thanksgiving To All

Happy Thanksgiving to every single one of you. It’s a wonderful time of the year to remind ourselves of everything we have to be thankful for.

Since this is the last of the five-a-day blogs I’ve written today, all sharing the thanksgiving theme, I’ll simply share them here with you.

If you already follow the others, here’s something new. It’s your choice, every day, to be thankful. This is one of the first rules adults should teach children.

And the best tip for teaching children, is for your life to be your message.