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  • D. shared from Alone: The Classic Polar Adventure by Richard E. Byrd
    We are caught up in the winds that blow every which way. And in the hullabaloo the thinking man is driven to ponder where he is being blown and to long desperately for some quiet place where he can reason undisturbed and take inventory. It
    Note: Admiral Richard E. Byrd, from "Alone."
  • D. shared from Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (Vintage) by Cheryl Strayed
    What this requires of us is that we don’t get tangled up in the living, even when we in fact feel woefully tangled up. It demands that we focus not only on what’s happening in our stories, but also what our stories are about.
    Note: We must see past the day-to-day to understand the meaning:
  • D. shared from Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar (Vintage) by Cheryl Strayed
    What do you do when you don’t know what to do about something? I talk to Mr. Sugar and my friends. I make lists. I attempt to analyze the situation from the perspective of my “best self”—the one that’s generous, reasonable, forgiving, loving, bighearted, and grateful. I think really hard about what I’ll wish I did a year from now. I map out the consequences of the various actions I could take. I ask what my motivations are, what my desires are, what my fears are, what I have to lose, and what I have to gain. I move toward the light, even if it’s a hard direction in which to move....
    Note: Good advice when making a decision.
  • D. shared from Stop With The BS by Shane Mac
    The fact that communities in Africa don’t even have clean drinking water and people die every day because of it and I sit here drinking whiskeys and water and soda.
  • D. shared from Stop With The BS by Shane Mac
    I heard a quote once that “You are the average of your five friends,
    Note: Am I learning from and inspired by my friends?
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D. Gary Lerude