Monday Morning Boost: Where Is My Gift of Peace?

Monday Morning Boost: Where Is My Gift of Peace?

In the midst of the confusion and all the unknown connected with the Coronavirus turmoil, my soul is actively seeking elements of peace. My heart found great comfort yesterday listening to words of hope from the leaders of my faith during our worldwide general conference. More than their words, it was the feeling of peace and comfort I felt. As we enter this week between Palm Sunday and Easter, I am also drawn to the peace found in the Holy…

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Monday Morning Boost: Saving The Legacy Of Your Words

Monday Morning Boost: Saving The Legacy Of Your Words

The legacy we pass on is a HUGE reason I continue to share stories of my life and of my family. Writing for the world, so to speak, helps me write in a more compelling and persuasive way. My hope is someday when my family stumbles upon my written words (most likely generations down the road!) they will better enjoy because I write and share compelling stories. This concept of leaving something for our legacy suggests we leave our words…

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Monday Morning Boost: Dave, His Mother, & Quin Snyder

Monday Morning Boost: Dave, His Mother, & Quin Snyder

When a child expresses their desire to do something that seems impossible, or maybe just impractical, there are millions of ways to say it can’t be done… I don’t have time, not now, we’ll do that another day, you’re not old enough, you’re not strong enough, you can’t do it, that’s too far, too hard, what are you thinking, I don’t think so, let’s do something else instead. And the one used most often… No. Right now, thanks to our…

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Sunday Reflections: What has become your Ebenezer?

Sunday Reflections: What has become your Ebenezer?

Where is the main source of your love? From whence do you find your light? What has become your Ebenezer? Ebenezer??? The question comes from the first line of the second stanza of the beloved Christian hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing.” “Here I raise my Ebenezer, hither by thy help I come…” The lyrics reference a passage in 1 Samuel 7:12 when the prophet Samuel “took a stone, and set it between Mizpeh and Shen, and called the…

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Monday Morning Boost: It’s Time For You To Lead!

Monday Morning Boost: It’s Time For You To Lead!

When a crisis hits, it’s time for you to step into your confidence and lead. When all around seem to be clamoring like chickens with their heads chopped off, it’s for you to be the confident calm in the storm. When there are no visible solutions to the many surmounting problems, it’s time for you to find and/or create solutions you may not presently see. It’s Time For You To Lead! “But wait! It’s the Coronavirus,” you say. Yeah. I…

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Monday Morning Boost: Create Epic Moments!

Monday Morning Boost: Create Epic Moments!

What is your adventure? What passions are you pursuing? How are you creating epic moments? As I have contemplated such thoughts, I recalled a poem I wrote sometime in the last three years, which was when the poetry bug bit me. Originally inspired by the outgoing adventures of Linda Perkes (that’s her climbing the icefall by the way!), “Create Epic Moments” is all about the choice to discover and pursue our own adventures — no matter our age, our limitations,…

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SOARING WEAKNESS

SOARING WEAKNESS

Our weaknesses can easily overwhelm us and give us plentiful excuses to not step up to the plate. Or… We can choose to find a way to soar. Ty Bennett, a mentor and friend, inspired this little gem (link to his Monday Morning Mantra in the comments). I hope you enjoy! SOARING WEAKNESS By Les Patterson That which I find weak Stops me from soaring When I fail to see greatness Inside me is growing When I shift my perspective…

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Monday Morning Boost: The Uniqueness Of Leaves, And You and I!

Monday Morning Boost: The Uniqueness Of Leaves, And You and I!

Analyze, if you would please, the leaf diagram pictured. What do you notice? Perhaps you are wondering, as I did, what tree each leaf comes from. Trees are generally classified (is the right scientific terms?) as either deciduous or coniferous. Or in the very rare case “deciduous conifers” that take “characteristics of both” (thanks Vanessa Richins Myers for the education!). The key thing I noticed is each leaf is uniquely different. Each leaf from each and every tree has unique…

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Soak Up The Moments

Soak Up The Moments

Sometimes the very best we can do it simply breathe and soak up the beautiful moments…   SOAK UP THE MOMENTS By Les Patterson   Soak up the warmth Even if the day is cold Enjoy the energy of youth Even if you feel kinda old   Soak up the culture Even if you’re in a camion Enjoy being one with them Even if you’re not Amsterdamian   Soak up the weather Even if it’s fleeting Enjoy the soft rain Even…

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Monday Morning Boost: What Did You Dream of Becoming???

Monday Morning Boost: What Did You Dream of Becoming???

What did you dream, when you were a kid, of becoming when you grew up? If you believed the stereotypical, boys dreamt of becoming firefighters, police officers, and astronauts. And girls dreamt of becoming teachers, hairstylists, and secretaries. Kinda funny how stereotypical the stereotypical actually is! When I was a young kid, I had three core dreams I wanted to be when I grew up… army guy, cowboy, and racehorse jockey. And, in one way or the other, I had…

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