Archive for August, 2014

Thanks, August 29th

Friday, August 29th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that the Summer is ending and that we are entering a new season. With each new season comes a rebirth, a chance to move into a new season of life, a new opportunity. This Fall won’t be easier than the Summer or the Spring before it, but it’s a reminder that I again have a chance to work on the things I want to change about my life, my health, myself…

Today, I look forward to continuing to strengthen the things in my life that I love about life while decrease yet energy I focus into the wrong things. Today, I again thank God for my present and my future… and a chance to keep shaping that present and future.

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Thanks, August 18th

Monday, August 18th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful I didn’t strangle my puggle last when he broke out of the new dog pen that I spent all day building with my dad.

Today, I’m also thankful that despite being unable to sleep well, I feel pretty good.

Thanks, August 11th

Monday, August 11th, 2014

Today, I am thankful for friends… one of my closest friends, specifically. His name is Mike. I actually met him through the Internet and we’ve only hung out in person once. But he’s seriously like a brother to me. Despite vastly different upbringings, the amount of similarities we have in who we are are astounding… even if he is a hairy hipster and I’m not hairy enough or thin enough to begin to pull of that look.

Seriously though, a good talk with a good friend can really put things in perspective…

Oh, and by the way, Mike a talented musician, so I figured I’d share my favorite EP of his with you… and it’s free…

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And here’s a more recent sample of Mike’s musical genius, which features his wife on vocals with him…

Thanks, August 8th

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that even though I don’t always love my job, I have one. I’m thankful that we’ve been able to find a way for my wife to be a stay at home Mom, despite having to juggle money and not always knowing how we’ve made it work. I’m thankful for the strength and support of our extended family in helping it work.

I’m thankful that God has provided me the means to support my wife and children.

Thanks, August 4th

Monday, August 4th, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that my life is not defined by my mistakes. I’m thankful we all have the chance to define and redefine ourselves.

Thanks, August 3rd

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that my family, my faith, and my life have taught me not to judge people on the color of their skin, where they were born, their religious beliefs, or their sexual preference. I’m thankful that hurtful words offend me even when hearing people utter them ruins my day.

Thanks, August 3rd

Sunday, August 3rd, 2014

Today, I’m thankful that I have an open mind and don’t espouse ridiculous rhetoric each time I open my mouth. I’m thankful I wasn’t raised as a bigot and that I don’t judge people on the color of their skin, their religion, or their sexual orientation. I’m thankful that I was taught by my family, my faith, and my life to live people and to see through surface level traits. Today, I’m thankful that I don’t let my bias hurt others.