Before I get to my Spiritual Eskimo encounter a few days ago .. I want to post some photographs. I know many of you enjoy seeing photographs so here we go!
“What’s that ‘Zilla?” .. “I am inactive for weeks-on-end and now BAM! A pair of very real posts over at .. bobba caps doxology .. on Blogspot and again here after two lengthy posts about SPIRITUAL ESKIMOS a few days ago!” .. “What gives you ask?” .. “What can I say ‘Zilla my friend .. when I get HOT .. I GET SMOKING-ON-FIRE-HOT” ..
Over at bobba caps doxology I put up a post showing the piles of snow we have here in Anchorage you asked about ‘Zilla and how and where they came from.
So here we all go with some recent photos here in Anchorage outside our ‘condo’.
This ‘Alaska Snow Plow’ is the reason we have piles of snow. The snow on the streets and parking areas has to go somewhere and this ‘full-sized’ front-end-loader is the vehicle that removes and ‘stacks’ the snow. He is a BIG HONKER!
Below are some photos of his ‘HONKING-HANDY-WORK’ snow piles. Do you think that the operator has fun doing this? I think yes-he-enjoys-his-job! The kids below are enjoying one of his snow piles!
More .. ever-more .. piles of snow!
My Chevrolet Suburban named .. R. RICHARDSON RICHTOFFEN .. is just calmly putting up with the whole scene here! He is ‘easy’ with what-ever. Notice the piles of snow in front of him and beside him. He loved our outing yesterday down Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet! See what Patti and I did on our drive yesterday over at .. bobba caps doxology.
Truth-Be-Told .. this is after all a program-of-honesty! .. this is the season known to Alaskans as ‘break-up’. Let me assure all of you following-along-here that ‘break-up’ is NOT overly popular with each and with every resident of Alaska. Some people up here actually DETEST ‘break-up’. In the below photo you can see what a wet mess it is. Believe me (have I ever told you a fib?) driving on the streets is a real challenge because in places you have ice-hard ruts to navigate!
Oh YES! YES INDEED! We still have snow on the ground in early April. A LOT of snow in many places.
Out behind our ‘condo’ you can see that the snow IS melting in our back-yard. The below photo was taken earlier this week.
Below you can see real-progress as the snow recedes back away from our building.
I know ‘Zilla you are loving two things here. The NIFTY pictures and The Fact you are enjoying 70 Degrees down in the High Desert of California!
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We never know .. not one single one of us .. how we ‘touch’ other people and how deeply we touch them and in fact how we may affect their lives!
ONE OF GOD’S ESKIMOS AT SAM’S CLUB!
I have a conditioned response. Whenever someone (a cashier .. a clerk .. a wait-person .. even an acquaintance ..) says to me .. “Have a nice day.” .. “Have a nice weekend.” I unhesitatingly respond as follows:
I first make firm eye-contact with them and I pointedly ask them:
“Do you know why I will have a nice day?” .. “Do you know why I will have a nice weekend?”
Almost unfailingly they will look at me and say .. “No.”
I then say (again looking directly at them for emphasis) ..
“I will have a nice day BECAUSE I decide to have a nice day. We make a decision to have a nice day. Having a nice day is not an accident.”
Last Monday I was in our local Sam’s Club. For my followers in India and abroad .. Sam’s Club is a discount membership enormous ‘big box’ store owned by Wal-Mart Corporation. As I approached the check-out counter a young female employee (she may well have been a manager) came up to me and said to me .. “Thank you for shopping at Sam’s Club. Have a nice day.”
And? I said to her .. “I WILL have a nice day. Do you know why I WILL have a nice day?” and without waiting for her to respond or reply in any way I continued .. “I WILL have a nice day because I DECIDE TO HAVE A NICE DAY. Having a nice day is a decision.”
Her reaction to me was INSTANT AND UNFLINCHING!! She fairly ‘squeeled-with-joy’ and said to me:
“OH! .. YOU ARE THE MAN! A month or so ago we had this discussion. I have thought about what you said each and every single day since. I am so happy to see you again so I could thank you so very much for your philosophy! You have no idea how much it means to me!”
“God?” .. “We’ve had this discussion my Little Captain!” .. “Is it too much to ask of you God to JUST ONCE LET ME KNOW that one of your Eskimos is about to run into me? What IF I had snarled at her!”
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And? May you rest forever in peace Mr. Paul Harvey!
THE REST OF THE STORY.
With Patti still fighting her asmathic bronchitis for over two months now .. I have begun to fall into a bit of a depressive episode over concerns for her health.
This amazing encounter with this young lady at Sam’s Club REALLY ENERGIZED me! IF I affected her in such a positive manner then maybe I can get-things-going again here on my two web sites.
So ‘Zilla there-you-have-it my friend.
Starting with Patti here and continuing to all of you following along .. THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT!
And? THANK YOU OH GOD OF ABRAHAM for yet another one of YOUR SPIRITUAL ESKIMOS!
With Love .. Cap ..
- MAR 26, 14 .. GOD’S ESKIMOS .. Part 1
- APR 16, 14 .. ALASKA’S ‘BREAK UP’ .. WINTER IS FADING ..