How Old Are You?

Age is a relative thing.  You only feel as old as you think you are, that is until your body says “WHAT ARE YOU DOING?’.  There are days I feel and think I am still young enough to do those same dumb things I did when I was in my mid-twenties.  That’s when my body says “easy does it”.

I remember talking with my wife’s grandmother, Granny Huff.  One day while visiting her Celia asked if she felt she was getting older.  Her response made an impact on me that I remember to this day.

“My mind says I am still 22 years old, but my body tells me otherwise”, was her reply.  “But, that doesn’t mean I quit trying”.

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That’s the kind of attitude I want to have until the day my maker calls me home.  I will always dream new dreams and set new goals, it can keep me young.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

 

 

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What Are You Looking At?

What do you look at? Do you look at problems and obstacles as things that hold you back from reaching your goals?

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Here is a different way to look at problems and obstacles you might not thought of. 

Obstacles are those things you must go around to reach your goal, much like something in the road you must steer around to keep from hitting with your car.

Problems are not really problems, they are those things that are just waiting for a solution to be found.  Find your solution and there are no problems.

Each of these can be overcome by keeping your eyes focused on the goal, the end result of your endeavors.

When reaching for your dreams, keep your eyesight set at 20/20.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

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It’s A Part Of Life!

 

Goal setting is a big part of life.  When I was younger I would always want to do something and put my mind to it so I could get it.  I didn’t know it at the time but I was setting a goal to reach what I wanted.

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Goals are a funny thing.  Once you set them and look at them daily, your sub-conscious mind takes over and orchestrates the events necessary to reach those goals. 

So let you imagination run wild and dream really big dreams.  Then set the goals to reach those dreams.  If the dream is so big that it could take a year or 2 to complete, create smaller goals and milestones that can be reached easier.  In doing so you will not become overwhelmed and quit but you will reach success.  Your dreams and goals are too important for you to give up on.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

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Look Both Ways Before Crossing The Street

quick decisionsRobert H. Schuller said, “High achievers spot rich opportunities swiftly, make big decisions quickly and move into action immediately. Follow these principles and you can make your dreams come true.  I have found this to be true many times in my life.  However, there have been times of error on my part.

If you are going to take the credit for making a big decision, taking action immediately and seeing a major victory, then you must also be willing to accept the consequences of making a wrong choice to an end of seeing a loss.  Taking responsibility for one’s own actions is the sign of a mature individual that can be trusted.  The final thought for today is to always try to avoid the vehicles of life when crossing the street, but don’t let the traffic keep you from trying improve your life.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

 

 

 

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Fun At Work, Are You Kidding?

Over the years I have worked at many jobs.  I started in a service station right out of high school, then a tuna cannery in Astoria Oregon.

I have been a welder of crab pots for crab fishermen, laborer at a construction sight, and high pressure gas welder.  I have been a lumber yard worker, store manager, Insurance salesman (please don’t hold that against me), an over the road truck driver, and a wastewater operator.

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At each of these jobs, I had fun.  However, if and when they were no longer fun, I found something that was fun and whole heartedly pursued it.  So if you aren’t having fun at what you do, go find something you like to do, have fun with it, and turn it into a money making business.  You will never have to work again, just have fun.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

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Who Is Your Closest Friend?

 

A friend is someone you can tell your deepest thoughts and dreams to without being judged or laughed at.  They won’t turn away when the times get tough.  They will remain a true friend and tell you when you are doing something wrong.  They will remain steadfast in the relationship to the very end.

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This is the type of relationship I have with my wife, but sometimes I allow my own pride to get in the way and cloud my judgement.  We argue and sometimes I say things I really don’t mean, just to get my way.  MY BAD!  That’s when my conscience kicks in and convicts me of the crime of disrespecting my best friend.  These errors in judgement are becoming fewer and I am recoginizing this pride sooner.  I then ask for forgiveness striving to be a better friend then I have been.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

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Impossible?

 

I have heard it said, “The longest journey begins with the first step”.  I beleive the longest journey begins with your first breath.  Life.  The thing is, you have the ability to make your journey the adventure you choose.  You can make it as fun and full as you wish, but it takes action.  You can always do what’s necessary to live, but then, try doing what’s  possible and see what happens.  

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Impossible?  Maybe not.  Anything the mind can conceive it can achieve, when you put your mind to it.

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Perry

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The Biggest Risk

Success comes from learning.

Learning comes from mistakes.

Mistakes come from at least trying.

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I couldn’t have said it any better.

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Perry

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Life Happens

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How often have we planned something only to see those plans fail.  I have experienced this many times in my life.  Go on a camping trip, hole in tent, go for a bicycle ride, flat tire, go to the theater with my wife, got the wrong time movie already started.

When things like these happen, how do you respond to life.  Mad, upset, or looking for the silver lining?  I do get upset, but quite often I later discover the reason LIFE happened.  The lesson that I have learned is when life happens, take a the time to re-evaluate and make the best of it.

Hole in tent, find a motel near by, flat tire, take a walk instead, movie already started, go have a wonderful meal and catch the next showing.

Until Next Time…

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Perry

 

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Time Goes By

20th-birthday-cakeMy wife and I had a conversation today.  She began thinking, (out loud), about our oldest grandson.  “He’ll be 20 this month”, was all I heard.  I instantly knew who she was talking about, but just to make sure, I asked, “you mean Ian”?

“Who else do you know who’s going to be 20”, she replied.

I began giving that blank stare into the heavens.  “Stop it, of course I mean Ian”.

gravestoneShe then began to tear up and said. “You know, dad passed away just 2 days before Ian was born.  That means he has been gone 20 years this month.  And that means mom has been gone 34 years now.  Where have all the years gone”.

For the next 20 minutes we discussed our move from Oregon to Nevada and on this very day 20 years ago is when we crossed the Nevada border to live.  We talked about the various years of child rearing, empty nesters, new grandparents and the transition to older (but not old) grand parenting.

PC29 SmallerCelia, (my wife), stopped for a second and said, “You know I now see just how finite life really is.  If I had realized that, when I was in, say, junior high, I would have never worried at all about the things I did.  Why do you think time is just flying by”.

I had no answer, I was deep in my own world of contemplation of time gone by.

“Do you think it might be that when we were younger we looked at old age as so very far off?” she asked.  “And now that we are older we look at life differently?”

“Well, absolutely.  The older we get it feels like the years are just flying by faster”.  I replied.

She thought for what seemed hours, then said something that just floored me.  The depth of her statement was so profound to me, I was speechless.

She said.

happy girl1.0“I think its because, when we were younger we were at the beginning of our life span with an almost uncountable number of days ahead.  But, now we have so many more days in the past then we do in the future, it has become really easy to number them.  Not that we know the month, day or hour, but we know there are less ahead”.

WOW, my wife can literally leave me speechless, with a look of awe on my face.  Once I regained my composure, I told her, “Then we best make these last ones memorable enough to leave a lasting legacy for our children and grandchildren to follow”. 

Don’t wait to reach grandparenthood to discover this for yourself.  Learn it now and begin creating that legacy for your family.

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Perry

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