Monday, October 18, 2010

Monday Musings - October 18, 2010

1. Election season is in full swing. The candidates are buying up the airtime for campaign ads. I can't wait until the beer commercials return.

2. It seems that if I stop by the recycling bin on my way back from the mailbox that I wind up with a lot less junk in the house. And there really isn't all that much important mail anyway.

3. Last week something really miraculous happened--the miners in Chile were rescued after 69 days under ground. We need to remember that good things happen too and not get so focused upon the bad things happening around us.

4. I heard a compelling testimony about forgiveness during church yesterday--and it reinforced my belief that too many people are looking for revenge rather than freeing themselves from the trap of hatred and forgiving those who transgress against them. According to Lewis Smedes, "To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you."

5. October is more than half over--just yesterday it seemed I was complaining about closing the pool.

6. Passion. It dawned upon me that passion is what often separates successful people from those who are less successful.

7. Cars never break when it is convenient. And the corollary to that is that when you're running late and need to be somewhere, the gas tank is empty.

8. I wonder how many things that I think need to be done, really aren't all that important?
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