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GPDesign1
12-23-2004, 05:38 PM
I try to do it every day, but at Christmas when life slows down for a while, it's a great time to take stock of all the things I have to be grateful for. For some reason unknown to me, God has decided to take an interest in my life. Sometimes, I think he just wants to see what I might do next!

It finally soaked through my thick skull about two years ago that God gives us all "our own head".... the complete freedom to pursue our dreams, whatever they are. God lets us do what we want and he also lets us live with the outcomes we create. All the while, he's hoping we'll chose to do the "good thing"... on our own. God is the sum of all that's positive and good and constructive in the Universe and I think he wants a family of others who desire to be on the same path. Much like letting a child sit on your lap and "drive", I think it makes God smile when we keep it "out of the ditches".

Over the ages, in an effort to show us the wonderful outcome of being on his team, God has sent us many messengers. Abraham was the first. Buddah, Mohammed... all good men with God's positive message. I believe that God wants so badly for us to see the power of His goodness that he even caused a man to be born and called him his son. Jesus was sent as the example of what we all can be. Jesus never put up with foolishness or double-talk. He was strong and straight and honest. He always gave people the benefit of the doubt and treated them with real love and respect. He provided to us the example of treating people as you would be treated. Of doing the "good thing" every chance we get. The birthday of that life, our Brother, the Son of God is what we celebrate each year.

All good wishes to you and your families for a Merry Christmas and a wonderful New Year!

Gary
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jaybird
12-23-2004, 06:21 PM
thankyou, and merry christmas to you also.

hulan2
12-23-2004, 06:34 PM
Very well said GP. It is great to hear such a positive message and reminder of what a blessing it is to be alive and well this Christmas. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

John Gamba
12-24-2004, 07:59 AM
Merry Christmas to you too!!

I hope your mower is doing well for you and better in 05. I like the new engine line up, keep up the good work.
John

coastallandscapesolutions
12-24-2004, 08:01 AM
Merry Chistmas to all and to a all good nite.

Davis Lawn Mowing, LLC.
12-24-2004, 08:37 AM
Merry Christmas to all of you as well.

jpmako
12-24-2004, 09:11 AM
Merry Christmas to all and a safe and prosperous New Year!
John Gamba I was wondering were you have been, I have not seen a lot of action from you here lately, kinda figured you were on an extended cruise or something. Lol :waving:

glllc
12-24-2004, 09:51 AM
Merry Christmas to All.

impactlandscaping
12-24-2004, 10:25 AM
Well said, Gary...it's nice to see past all of the commercialism and see the true meaning of Christmas. May each of you find your true Christmas this holiday. Merry Christmas to everyone!!!



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RICHIE K
12-24-2004, 03:17 PM
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO YOU ALL


RICHIE K

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Lazer_Z
12-24-2004, 03:21 PM
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year and heres to continued success in '05 :drinkup: :drinkup:

Envy Lawn Service
12-24-2004, 03:33 PM
Well said, Gary...it's nice to see past all of the commercialism and see the true meaning of Christmas.
I second that.... VERY well said. In fact, I've never seen it put quite that way before. It's a refreshing perspective on things and a far cry from the traditional 'bible thumping' stuff that seems to pressure people to run in the other direction. Your words are more like something you read once and never forget....

J&R
12-24-2004, 04:08 PM
Merry CHRISTmas to all.

Mo Green
12-24-2004, 05:43 PM
Happy Hollidays to all. Thanks for sharing your wealth of knowledge.

TClawn
12-24-2004, 07:10 PM
gary, what is the new engine going to be in '05? kohler or briggs?

impactlandscaping
12-25-2004, 12:51 AM
gary, what is the new engine going to be in '05? kohler or briggs?


How about Kawasaki??? It'd be worth the extra 300.00 to me... :D

Big M LawnnSnow
12-25-2004, 04:01 AM
Merry Christmas to all and a Happy New Year!!!!!

John Gamba
12-25-2004, 07:44 AM
Merry Christmas to all and a safe and prosperous New Year!
John Gamba I was wondering were you have been, I have not seen a lot of action from you here lately, kinda figured you were on an extended cruise or something. Lol :waving:


Yes jpmako
I just got back from a Big Pine Key Quickie. You should have used Garys Mower in the pic :rolleyes: I think Gary would like a Christmas Present from you this year :laugh:

Maybe i can do something :D We are getting ready to do the eastern Caribbean. I'll see what i can do :waving:

John

stevesmowing
12-25-2004, 08:28 AM
Merry Christmas!

twwlawn
12-25-2004, 09:06 AM
Thanks Gary, well put. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year's to everyone here on LawnSite.
twwlawn

jeffex
12-25-2004, 10:07 AM
And the funny thing is, when you figure it out, HE was right there all the time. It just takes some of us hard heads a little longer to submit to the power.