Mark Twain once said: “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco.” Having lived there for ten years, I know where he’s coming from.
And now I live in Austin, Texas, where one might say: “The most pleasant summer I’ve ever spent was a winter in Austin, Texas.” Yesterday, the high was 85o and the low was 53o. Tuesday, the high was 86o and the low was 56o. That’s about as good as it gets in my book. Well, this morning, I saw this on Facebook:
El Arroyo is a Tex-Mex Restaurant in Austin, which has a reputation of clever signage.
After seeing that, I thought of this next one. A good friend of mine told me about it earlier this week:
Hold My Beer is a fabulous meme for so many reasons.
First, it exudes the kind of confidence we all long for. You can tell the difference between true confidence, which is a tad understated, and the boastful arrogance, which has undertones of doubt.
Next, there is ease and playfulness to it. The thought of drinking beer while performing unheard of feats amuses the onlooker.
The last reason I’ll mention is more subtle…and more significant (manifestationally speaking). I love how this simple meme suggests a powerful technique for success, which is along the lines of the idea: Act as if. Appreciation is powerful, but anticipation is even more so. When you celebrate your success before having accomplish it, it is assured!
And now, I just had to add this one. I took another popular meme of late and added my own twist:
Whether you support Trump’s executive orders or despise them, you should still be able to appreciate what this cartoon conveys. Our three-branch form of government is an elegant design, even if the execution of it lacks all sorts of things.
This cartoon further appeals to me for a different reason. The day before I saw the original version of this floating around on Facebook, I wrote Astrology Update: February 2017 and spoke about how Jupiter was about to station retrograde in Libra, the sign of justice and law. This time around, Jupiter played the role of Madam Justice.
And speaking of Madam Justice… Did you know that she is a character in my first book: Journey to the Temple of Ra? She makes her appearance in the chapter called XI – Justice, which is in Part III – Earth – North. [If you read A Fool’s Journey, the earlier version of this story, you did not meet Madam Justice. This entire section of the book was rewritten for Journey to the Temple of Ra.]
Madam Justice is an archetype that best matches the Law of Attraction. As Abraham says, “You get what you think about whether you like it or not.”
Abraham also says, “There’s nothing serious going on here,” regarding life on Planet Earth. It can feel that way if you get sucked into politics and the news. Thankfully, there are a lot of spirited people out there who can get us to laugh at the display—the drama and the trauma of it all. More than not, I am one who has been far too serious about life. Thus, I have grown to appreciate those that entertain and distract us from too much seriousness.
More good news:
My first box of books have arrived! It mostly contained the new print edition of Scribe to the Pantheon of Rome, a book I wrote, illustrated, designed, and published. It also contained one copy of the new edition of Journey to the Temple of Ra, which I am VERY happy with
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Whether you’re watching an abundance of snow (New England), or enjoying a brisk day like we have here, do take a moment to enjoy the beauty that is out there!