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My Favorite Quote
This quote helped create a foundation for everything in my life.
“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ ” Erma Bombeck
- 310,432 hits
A Prayer for the Game of Life
“DEAR GOD, help me be a good sport in the game of life. I don’t ask for an easy place in the lineup. Put me anywhere you need me. I only ask that I can give you 100% of everything I have. If all the hard drives seem to come my way, I thank you for the compliment. Help me to remember that you never send a player more trouble then he can handle with your help…
And help me, Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. May I always play on the square no matter what others do…Help me study…THE BOOK so I’ll know the rules…
Finally, God, if the natural turn of events goes against me and I am benched for sickness or old age, help me accept that as a part of the game, too. Keep me from whimpering that I was framed or that I got a raw deal. And when I finish the final inning, I ask for no laurels; all I want is to believe in my heart, I played as well as I could and that I didn’t let you down.
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I think I met these two while asking them to take a picture for me. I enjoyed meeting and chatting with them.
She told me that she is not fast, but can go far. She had been far when I met her today. I enjoyed meeting and chatting with her.
Mark and I ran into each other at the top of the falls parking lot. He was chatting with two folks about the park.
We headed down the East Ridge Trail. We both held back and we decided to go elsewhere. The East Ridge Trail is extremely rocky for about the first 1/4 mile. The rocks are not enjoyable.
We headed back across the top of the falls and headed to High Shoals Rd. We went out into the forest. We had gone about 1/2 mile and Mark stuck his hand out to stop me. It was an extremely beautiful copperhead. It was in the road. We knew it would not be safe there. We looked around, found a stick and picked up the snake and moved it out of harms way. He possibly might have went back out in the road after we left, but we did our part.
We kept a watch and turned around when we knew we would end up back at the lodge at the perfect time for lunch.
We had a great lunch, with great conversation, and then Mark headed home.
We didn’t run, didn’t jog, we walked.
Amicalola Falls State Park in North Georgia
August 21st 2015
Taking off from the around georgia trek because my son and his family are home on vacation.
Mark and I spoke with these folks for awhile. They both attend Florida State University. They are engineering students. We spoke of alzheimers disease.
FSU is my favorite college football team.