Who is your presidential candidate?

“Snoopy for President”

Snoopy for President

Based on what I have seen, heard and read so far we might be better off with man’s best friend in the White House. I say let the campaign begin now!
  • The world would be a nicer place if everyone had the ability to love as unconditionally as a dog. ~M.K. Clinton
  • The only creatures that are evolved enough to convey pure love are dogs and infants. ~Johnny Depp
  • Dogs are better than human beings because they know but do not tell. ~Emily Dickinson
  • What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight; it’s the size of the fight in the dog. ~Dwight D. Eisenhower
  • The average dog is a nicer person than the average person. ~Andy Rooney 

Share your favorite quote or memory of dogs in the comments, I would love to hear it! (I created the above collage picture using PicMonkey, a free on-line photo editing site.)

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Two Roads…

20150107_114611_1[1]When faced with this choice which one will you choose?

I have been home and holed up a lot this past week fighting the dreaded flu bug.  Truth be told I have felt miserable most of the time and not up to doing much of anything, especially writing.  I am finally starting to slowly feel better.  However, the down time has given me a chance to do a lot of thinking, when I wasn’t wallowing in my depths of self-pity over how sick I felt. 🙂

I have watched a lot of Netflix during this time including the movie “The Way” by Emilio Estevez and starring Martin Sheen.  If you haven’t seen it I would highly recommend it.  I won’t spoil it for you except to say it is about a father who walks the pilgrimage of the “El camino de Santiago“. There is one quote from the beginning of the movie I would like to share.

“You don’t choose a life, you live it.”

The past two days I have lost my voice, I can barely get out a scratchy whisper :).  This also has helped me to only say what is truth and not just fill the air with the rambling sounds of my own voice.  I turned 50 years old last August and over the past 6 months several different opportunities and choices could would most definitely take me in new directions.  A chance to truly live and to make a difference in the lives others and my family.  As C.S Lewis said,

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

I have fears about the choices road that I will be taking.  Mostly about what others might think, especially those closest to me.  It will be an adventure outside the 8-5 work day inside an office building but one that I believe God has set before me and my family.  More to come about that I am sure as things develop and God leads. I originally wrote a blog about this opportunity last August titled “Healing the Brokenhearted”.

I want more from life than just living to making a living and survive to the weekend.  So in this journey of my life, two roads have now diverged in the wood and I am choosing to take the one less traveled by, what about you?

When faced with this choice previously which did you choice?  How has that choice(s) impacted your life?  Do you have any regrets, wishing  you had made  a different choice?

 

 

Freedom Rolling

Freedom RollsThere is a freedom when the tires are rolling over dirt and the only sound you hear is the wind in your ears. ~M

If I can bicycle, I bicycle. ~David Attenborough

I have always struggled to achieve excellence. One thing that cycling has taught me is that if you can achieve something without a struggle it’s not going to be satisfying. ~Greg LeMond

Cycling can be lonely, but in a good way. It gives you a moment to breathe and think, and get away from what you’re working on. ~David Byrne

 If biking is your passion, set aside time to enjoy a good ride. ~Patrick Dempsey

What is your passion and what sets you free?