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Monday, August 12, 2019
JosephismThis my list of Josephisms, many are mine, some are borrowed, some are quoted. Years ago, an MS sponsor asked me to sign bandannas for a team event. The team had 25 riders. The sponsor asked that I give each team member have a different quote with my signature. Here and there I started collecting Josephism quotes.
- Live, Ride, Believe.
HERO means Help Everyone, Respect Others.
Time, talent, treasure, and tenacity. Tenacity – never give up.
Every step forward loses where it came from.
Even to turn around and look behind is a different memory.
Every step forward loses time.
To turn around and look behind, loses time.
Every step forward is a new precious present.
Our challenges grant us the gift of many precious presents. So happy you are collecting them.
Thinking creates thoughts for stories.
You can only use one sense at a time.
My brain is the perfect chaos engine, happily enjoying every distraction.
My writing, like my thoughts, is a scatter diagram of incomplete articles.
My brain is happy as a chaos generator.
Once I had a dollar. Once I wished for a dollar. Once I earned a dollar.
The term money means title, value, use, and asset. In the bank (use), I have (title) 10 (value) dollars (asset).
An invoice is a demand for money; a payment is a transfer of title.
Space and time are artworks of the mind.
Ideas are always ideas.
A found penny is a treasure and a misfortune.
A term is more than a language artifact, it is a stakeholder of ideas.
A term is the end of a thought and the beginning of communication.
Failing because of quitting is not the same as quitting because of failing
I am an individual.
A horse my refuse water, my job is to provide the water.
No one gets an education. Education gets you.
To thrive is to change.
The future and the past are stories.
A life is many lives.
Devote time to the people you love.
Every intention is a precious present.
Thrive with determination.
The universe of men and the universe of women are two dimensions.
The mind’s eye sees its heart’s perspective.
Only we can determine our fatigue.
Three, one, two, one, three.
WWJD - What would Joseph do?
Left, right, left; count, cadence count; 1 - 2 - 3 - 4; 1 - 2 - 3 - 4.
Peddling up-hill is life-affirming. Peddkng down-hill is fun.
A rock in the road is a signpost to a clear path.
Don't look at the pothole.
In every happy heart, there is love.
Love is a great spin that lasts forever.
Bikers ride in the sky because the sky starts at our tires on the road.
Remember to breathe from the gut.
The brain is a discrimination engine. The mind is a biased engine.
I do not accept racism.
The reason for war is economic power.
Tomorrow you may wake up dead.
Courage is only required for something you fear.
Bicycles are energy star rated.
Another name for the future is life.
A bicyclist always has the wind in their face.
I was disabled now I am adaptive.
In every happy heart, there are beats at for at least two people.
Real men have happy hearts.
To speak for itself, someone must hear it speak.
Here in the hell is the bathroom? I gotta piss.
First, learn 3 words, “I love you.” Then learn 2 words, “I surrender.” And one word, “OK”
Smile! Display your happy heart.
Biking, like wisdom, is applying the right leverage in the right place at the right time.
Sternum up, smile, see the world, shake it off, suck the gut, set intentions.
SAFE: Strength, Agility, Flexibility, Endurance; the finite wellness elements of conditioning.
Fatigue equals vigor minus endurance.
What not is the truth. What is not is an opinion.
Ability-to-thrive equals quality-of-life and quantity-of-life.
We are eccentric beings in an eccentric universe.
The mind is a bucket full of moods.
To overcome one challenge challenges all challenges.
When walking, what foot moves first?
To see is the hardest part of the picture.
“Last one, best one.”
All exist in the Goodwill Grant.
Failure to thrive is not an option.
I this for now and that already pasted.
Time is a learned concept of the human mind.
Time is absent in nature.
Truth enables space.
Not am I not.
Honesty is the power of movement.
I refuse to be depressed.
Respect permits identity.
Trust is the first principle of a relationship.
Love, faith, and hope bond family.
The trinity of fatigue: physical prowess, neurological coordination, cognitive planning.
A broken stick has 3 parts, 2 pieces of wood and a break.
When filling up, make sure to clean the headlights.
40 squats a day.
The mind trains the brain, the brain trains the body.
I am what I see I am.
Behind the mind of a great engineer is a great artist.
Thanks for your service.
The axle conquered the American West.
Frustration is the grantor for inspiration.
A coin and a prayer are both collateral.
The word money means value, use, asset, and title. Payment is the transfer of title. -- I have (title) 5 (value) dollars (asset) in the bank (use).
Fear threat reactions: fight, flight, freeze, fawn, fade, fold, forget, finesse.
The Apostle's Challenge: form, fit, function, finance, fabrication, family, fix, feature, fact, fear, fubar.
Wellness modifies yesterday, connected by empathy, grow with affinity, live through change, the journey for oneself, together, experience life, remodel is an adventure.
Volunteering is a coin with two sides. The head side is a risk to the organization. the tail side is a risk to the person. Volunteering for charity is a risk for the organization. Volunteering of the draft is a risk to the person
A value is more than money:
Abundance, Accountability, Achievement, Action, Adventure, Ambition, Awareness, Balance, Beauty, Being the Best, Calmness, Cheerfulness, Clarity, Comfort, Compassion, Competition, Connection, Contribution, Control, Courage, Creativity, Curiosity, Determination, Discipline, Effectiveness, Empathy, Energy, Enthusiasm, Excellence, Fairness, Faith, Fame, Family, Flexibility, Freedom, Friendship, Fulfillment, Fun, Harmony, Happiness, Health, Honesty, Honor, Humility, Independence, Integrity, Intelligence, Intimacy, Inspiration, Kindness, Knowledge, Liveliness, Love, Money, Nature, Passion, Peace, Perfection, Persistence, Philanthropy, Power, Respect, Security, Simplicity, Significance, Spirituality, Spontaneity, Strength, Stability, Success, Status, Teamwork, Tolerance, Tradition, Truth, Vitality, Volunteering, Wealth, Wisdom
On a family member's death. My heart is sad and touches your grief as my grief too. Our family is blessed with many experiences of birth, life, and death. At each, we gather to sing a promise, a praise, and a memory. Each song is a prayer to each other and a whisper to God for His blessing. A touch of grief is God's whisper to spark memories of joy.
- Our aspirations are our possibilities. - Samual Johnson
- We will either find a way or make one. - Hannibal
- Start by doing what is necessary, then do what's possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. - Saint Francis of Assisi
- We stopped to smell the flowers, then went on our way,
- They can because they think they can. - Virgil
- Just trust yourself and you will know how to live. - Goethe
- One today is worth two tomorrows. - Ben Franklin
- It's wonderful what we can do if we are always doing. - George Washington
- Faith in oneself is the best and safest course. - Michaelangelo
- It is never too late to be what you might have been. - George Elliot
- Clear your mind of cannot. - Samual Johnson
- Only the heart knows how to find what is precious. - Dostoyevsky
- Today I am out me-walking.
- A journey of a thousand steps must begin with a single step, - Lao-Tsu
Thoughts on God
God’s Gifts and His Teaching.
God’s first gift was a place to live.
God’s second gift was life.
God’s third gift was the ability to survive.
God’s fourth gift was rational thought.
God’s fifth gift was free will.
God’s sixth gift was the ability to learn.
God’s seventh gift shared His wisdom.
God began teaching lessons about using His gifts.
God’s first lesson teaching is respect for others. The Garden’s lesson teaches the difference between public and private property and the respect for each. The apple is another person’s private property. The free will assault by word (Eve) and deed (Adam) on private property is trespass. The consequences of a person’s trespass is misplaced respect
God’s second lesson expands rational thought to teach community development by acts of respect, restitution, and forgiveness.
God continues His teaching with Moses and the 10 articles of respect, three to honor God’s property, and seven to honor other’s property.
Jesus, Himself, tells us and demonstrates to us that respect for others begins with respect for oneself. At His death, He teaches forgiveness is a quality of respect.
In all the philosopher’s writings and in all the prayers, respect is the thread that binds each word and thought to God’s first teaching.
To understand His teaching, God gives us rational thought as his greatest gift. With rational thought and learning, His teaching of respect became thought’s permanent rational acts.
God’s wisdom knew Adam and Eve would trespass. He knew that in leaving the Garden, His grant of rational thought and respect would allow His people to grow in knowledge and to honor diversify.
This explanation of the Bible’s verses perceives God as Devine Wisdom. God never teaches hate or hell. These are rational thought constructs to explain loss of self-respect and respect for others.
Divine wisdom is self-complete. Why are we aware of His creation, gifts, and teachings? Our notions of heaven and the ends of time are wishful misconstrued atonements for trespass and a plea to return to God’s garden.
The first garden is only a memory story. God planted a new garden filled with His gifts and teachings. The only nourishment required is respect.
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