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Lessons Learned in the Morning

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on Jun. 11, 2013

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My friend Sarah sent this to me this morning….

Travis,

Some mornings are filled with strange and useful lessons that surprise and delight me. This is what I learned this morning:

1) My new coffee maker is incredible and makes hella good coffee.

2) The steam from my new coffee maker has the ability to set off my smoke alarm.

3) If I go to turn off a smoke alarm before getting my cup of coffee, frustration and poor coordination lead to the untimely destruction of my smoke detector (oops).

4) While the prospect of burning to death in my sleep via an unfortunate apartment fire has increased, the likelihood of my being able to brew a heavenly cup of black tar in the wee hours without experiencing the ungodly brain-searing screeching of my former smoke alarm has increased.

5) I am ok with that trade.

Overheard

“The sad truth is that most evil is done by people who never make up their minds to be good or evil.”

...who said it?

“Almost every American I know does trade large portions of his life for entertainment, hour by weeknight hour, binge by Saturday binge, Facebook check by Facebook check. I’m one of them. In the course of writing this I’ve watched all 13 episodes of House of Cards and who knows how many more West Wing episodes, and I’ve spent any number of blurred hours falling down internet rabbit holes. All instead of reading, or writing, or working, or spending real time with people I love.”

...who said it?

“Live a good life. If there are gods and they are just, then they will not care how devout you have been, but will welcome you based on the virtues you have lived by. If there are gods, but unjust, then you should not want to worship them. If there are no gods, then you will be gone, but will have lived a noble life that will live on in the memories of your loved ones.”

...who said it?

“I play with variables constantly.”

...who said it?

“Only the person who has learned Continual Love coming from a heart of Gratitude/Worship can effectively deal with the problem of loneliness.”

...who said it?

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