Okay. So it’s June and we’re at the half way point through 2016. In #MagicalMay
a meme kept coming to me: There’s beauty and delight in the so-called simple things
. In fact, the little things are big and the big things are little. Things like sitting down with another family for dinner, laughing together, sharing a wholesome meal, and basking in the love which keeps that family together. That’s magical too. That’s why I have a picture of food that accompanies this post. That, my friends, is watermelon salsa
! I never had that before. The highlight of #MagicalMay
is Sandra & Greg’s magical fruit salsa and the time I spent with them enjoying it. For the icing on the cake, they taught me how to play ‘Taboo’ :-). Now it’s on to #JackedJune
and I feel like it’s going to be a doozy!
Oh, before I go I’d like to give a big shout out to Dr. Robert Hull. I bumped into him just before #MagicalMay
began, and he graciously gave of his time with me. Our brief but insightful conversation covering the ‘accumulation-of-small-gains’ was very helpful to me. Dr. Hull is whip smart and just an incredibly insightful person. You can check out a book by Dr. Hull here: http://www.amazon.com/Supporting-Educating-Traumatized-Students-Professionals/dp/0199766525/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1465216615&sr=8-2&keywords=robert+hull
Of course, I want to acknowledge my inspirational friends and awesome power-couple Shawn and Nikki. They are fantastically generous, kind, supportive, encouraging, and more. I’m grateful for young Jazz who just continues to amaze me and all of us with her grace, intelligence, and athleticism. She gives me hope for the future and reminds me that there is good in people. I haven’t said much in our encounters – but I hope there’s something I’ve said that she will find useful in her future endeavors.
I have so many people to thank and so much to be thankful about at this halfway point through the year. I’m just overwhelmed with gratitude right now. Of course, I’m thankful for God and the Gospel and Jesus Christ because without them I would not be where I am right now writing this. It is only God’s will that got me here because I can truly say that Satan had a very different, very ugly plan for me. But God is more powerful. And, he is not done. He’s doing it for me and he can do it for you too. I'm thankful to God for the 4K tv/monitor, the developer's laptop, the additional office equipment, the stuff from REI, and all the other material things I got in May 2016 and I pray that he moves me to use them in the most effective way possible. Extra:
I’ll break with my usual pattern a bit here and share a bit more of how we’re executing our plans this year. We’re into goals – big time. We’re not just having fun naming the months, lol. The months not only have names they also have themes. In June, the theme is: “Don’t Major In The Minors
”. So we’re not only "Jacked in June" (#JackedJune), we’re going after big fish out in the deep water in June. It’s time to tackle the BHAG’s
. That's what we mean by Don’t Major In The Minors
I've seen all the blockbuster action movie's that have come out this year - inside actual movie theaters! Here's my ranking of the big three: #1. X-Men Apocalypse #2. Captain America - Civil War #3. Batman vs Superman
. And, I'll throw this in: I almost never sit in the first few rows in the movie theater but it's totally worth it to sit up front to experience the 3D in Captain America - Civil War and for Batman vs Superman.
In the first fight scene in CA Civil War, when Black Widow beats up on everybody, it's like you're in the middle of the fight. In the Batman movie, when Batman power slams people into the floor in that dark fight scene with the goons, you feel
the floor breaking and you kinda feel like somebody's shoe is going to hit you in the face. It's big fun and very effective.
I'm all caught up on #TWD
too. I'm gonna go out on a limb here and predict that it's the end of Abraham
All the best to you in the second half of 2016.
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