Write 30 notes

peanut butter and marshmallow sandwich
Not your typical honeymoon meal. The marshmallows are left over from the group campfire and Smores extravaganza on one of Washington State’s San Juan Islands. Peanut butter transferred to lighter plastic container from the original glass jar.

For the next 30 days before you go to bed, can you write a note to yourself about what you are thankful for?

Keep these 30 notes safe and reread them whenever you want.

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Some notes stay visible for a year

This note moved from the office to the closet where it stayed for about a year. As of today the only version of this note is this photograph.

Some notes stay visible for a year.

Roughly 90% of the time i place a date on a note.


Dates add hints/clues for recall and context.

Without a date for Steve’s quote, there’s no context for why it was written, where it was discovered, or what season in life was the motivation to write it down.

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Transparency can be incredibly easy

Business meeting notes
Notes from yesterday’s (a Sunday) meeting.


Transparency can be incredibly easy, whether you want it to be or not.

i want it to be.

Notes from yesterday’s meeting, posted publicly for posterity.

The Internet ensures there are no secrets.

Do the right things for the right reasons, and never do anything you wouldn’t want to be public knowledge.

Simple prayer: Live your life so that if anyone ever said anything bad about you, no one would believe it.





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Notes from long ago at work…

Aunt Grandma's debut episode


(photo: Aunt Grandma in her premier episode of Uncle Grandpa… laughter is no enemy to learning, said Walt Disney)

Years ago, inspiration hit while at work and the following were typed on the smartphone as a note to followup on later. Here we are… later… no edits, just a straight up copy and paste… a window into the past, pre-blogging days..

Peace w/who i am
content w/what i have
joy w/my situation
PEACE in your soul
JOY in your spirit
LOVE in your heart
thumb=to remind us to pray for friends & family
pointer=a reminder to pray for people who point us to God (pastors, teachers, leaders in the church)
middle=since it is the tallest, it can remind us to pray for the people who are leaders in our cities, states and country
ring=since it is the weakest, it can remind us to pray for those people less fortunate than we are
pinky=(smallest)since it is the smallest, it can be a reminder to pray for ourselves last
pray: ACTS
The best things are nearest: breath in your nostrils, light in your eyes, flowers at your feet, duties at your hand, the path of God just before you. – Robert Louis Stevenson
surrender serenity thanksgiving
forgiveness courage
service wisdom
ways to manage stress:
leave early
learn to let go (say no alot)
ways to manage money:
spend less than you earn
ways to manage weight:
use more calories than you eat
For mine is just a little oid-fashioned garden where the flowers come togther to praise the Lord and teach all who look upon them to do likewise. -Celia Thaxter
By listening steadfastly to your opponent, you will discover your own shadow.

October 3, 2014… a moment to look back….revealed while clearing some old work files.. in preparation for the future.

Today’s spiritual thought continues with a career thought for the day at the Next Blog

What is a miracle?

Sermon notes
Notes for a speech (circa 2011)


Sure, the number is well over one million people since 1999. Speaking adds up when you do it for career work, your Church, and your start-up business.

Yet it’s the audience from ages five to 10 – those spending their days in Kindergarten through fifth grade – that seem the most important to reach.

The seeds planted with them have extraordinary power.

Yet what seems like unlimited power to a young child begins fading at some point in life… and insidiously becomes defused and forgotten in adults.

Great to know exceptions still occur though.

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