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William George Jordan“Into the hands of every individual is given a marvelous power for good or evil – the silent, unconscious, unseen influence of his life. This is simply the constant radiation of what man really is, not what he pretends to be.” ~ William George Jordan

Gary Thomas“If your own marriage has grown stale, look in the mirror and ask God how he can use it to transform the person looking back at you. If you’ve let bitterness seize your heart, stop praying for your spouse to change and ask God to change you. Most marriages can survive temporarily ‘falling out of love.’ But you’re headed for disaster if you ever let yourself fall out of repentance.” – Gary Thomas, Sacred Marriage (Zondervan, 2000)

Sidney Howard“One-half of knowing what you want is knowing what you must give up before you get it.” ~ Sidney Howard

itLet’s get to the answer to yesterday’s trivia question and then on to the post for today. From the top of what mountain near Raton can you see over four states? The correct answer is C – Capulin Mountain. Bonus: what 4 states can you see? NM, Co, TX & OK. A little higher and you could also see KS. Congratulations to those who answered correctly.  Now to today’s post.

In my reading, I ran across this statement: “We need leaders who are willing to do whatever is necessary to ensure that we hand it off to the next generation in better shape than when we found it.” I wonder what the “it” was they were referring to.

Is it the environment? I think we’ve made great strides to do just that. But it still amazes me how expensive some of these simple solutions actually are.

Maybe they were talking about finances. Well, many are more in debt today than ever before. The student loan debt is now over $1.4 trillion! Whoops, must not have bee finances.

Maybe it was the world, as we know it. Maybe not.

All of us have a responsibility to hand it over to the next generation in better shape than when we received it from the previous generation. What are you doing to make that happen?

st. francis“Start by doing what’s necessary, then what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Mia Hamm“I am a member of a team, and I rely on the team, I defer to it and sacrifice for it, because the team, not the individual, is the ultimate champion.” ~ Mia Hamm

MarioA“Circumstances may cause interruptions and delays, but never lose sight of your goal. Prepare yourself in every way you can by increasing your knowledge and adding to your experience, so that you can make the most of opportunity when it occurs.” – Mario Andretti