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Apr 16th, 2019 at 4:31:02 pm

tcr! · Apr 16, 2019 at 4:31 pm

The only thing that’s keeping me going on this drive home right now is knowing that I have half a day old donut waiting for me there.

🍩 🏠 πŸ‘ #lettherebehope

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JJania · Apr 16, 2019 at 4:42 pm

Remember that the hole is timeless.

tcr! tcr! · Apr 16, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Thanks, I needed that reminder 😊

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tcr! tcr! · Apr 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

In related news…

half a day old donut

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Karly · Apr 16, 2019 at 4:58 pm

I feel like I did this about 4 hours ago…. oh wait. I did.

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Mad from a distance

tcr! · Apr 16, 2019 at 1:19 pm

Green stoplights

Yesterday I pulled up behind a silver car waiting at a stoplight. There was another white car to my right, double parked with the blinkers on.

An older, burly dude was walking slowly down the sidewalk, eyeing the parked white car. I assumed it to be his. I also knew there was no way in hell he’d be able to open his driver’s side door. There wasn’t any room with his double park for him to get in.

I started to feel tense. Totally ready for the stoplight to turn green so this whole situation would go away. I like stuff to go away.

“What the hell you park like that for? This is a no win situation.”

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Apr 16, 2019 at 2:36 pm

“…to own and tend. …to control and parse.” 😊

tcr! tcr! · Apr 16, 2019 at 4:46 pm

Exactly. I don’t know why I sometimes think that another’s feeling is mine to manage. I got enough going on with just me. 😊

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Jim J · 6 days ago

Well said!

tcr! tcr! · 6 days ago

Thanks!

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Black 1986 Monte Carlo, crashed

tcr! · Apr 14, 2019 at 7:40 pm

Black 1986 Monte Carlo crashed

This is what your car might’ve looked like in the mid 90s because you crashed into a stopped car on a four lane highway because you had road rage and were pissed at yet another car that had cut you off.

I can honestly say that I don’t try to be a better person today because yesterday I simply thought it was a good idea.

#photos #autonews #lettherebehope

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No horse blankets

tcr! · Apr 10, 2019 at 9:53 am

No horse blankets

When I got to the place where I couldn’t stand myself anymore, where I didn’t want to be the person I’d always been. And not do the same things I’d always done, I can see now that’s when I had reached the breaking point.

The pain of being me had broken my very soul. Fuck.

It wasn’t the drinking, it wasn’t ever the drugs. It was me. It wasn’t the traffic or the other drivers. It wasn’t other people at all. Well, it was some of those people but when that blanket of denial was pulled back just far enough I could see, when a light came on that cast a clarity almost too bright on what I’d been doing to myself nothing ever looked the same again in the days after.

Thinking back to that moment and all the desperate, frantic pain, tortured to tears, completely sober and sick of being myself, that’s when I turned a corner and walked down a path I’d only heard other people talk about.

And that’s when the spiritual revolution began.

No horse blankets.

#photos #alcoholism #lettherebehope

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vaughn3 · Apr 10, 2019 at 1:46 pm

Well said

tcr! tcr! · Apr 10, 2019 at 4:47 pm

Thank you!

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glenn.cremer glenn.cremer · Apr 11, 2019 at 12:59 pm

I had never heard it put that way, but well said.

tcr! tcr! · Apr 11, 2019 at 6:59 pm

Thanks ❀️

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Dragon eggs are budding

tcr! · Apr 8, 2019 at 7:57 am

Dragon eggs are budding

We only have to believe in the fairy tales from our imagination for them to be true.

Scour the earth for signs of hope. Life’s as magical as we want it to be.

#photos #naturerocks #lettherebehope

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Irene · Apr 8, 2019 at 10:53 am

Isn’t it great to see the buds popping out!?😊

tcr! tcr! · Apr 8, 2019 at 11:04 am

Is most certainly is!

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Fate or destiny, your pick

tcr! · Mar 19, 2019 at 7:30 am

I’ve thought about this too much at various points…and where I finally ended up with fate and destiny is this:

Life is like a flower bed, just earth, soil, what have you. Sometimes it’s wet with rain and other times it’s warm with sun.

If I do nothing fate takes over and the weeds get out of control. The flowers won’t be healthy and mediocre at best. Nature will do it’s own thing whether I like it or not. And the end of the day when I go to sleep the flower bed will be nothing I want to be a part of.

Because fate is the future we’ve given in to.

However, if I take action, pull the weeds, plant the seeds, keep them watered, give them attention and love then the flowers will grow strong and bloom in triumph.

Sunflowers in triumph

Because destiny is the future we decide.

#photos #flowers #allislost #lettherebehope #fatedebate

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An every time gas station tale

tcr! · Mar 3, 2019 at 9:09 am

Gas pump: Will you be paying with a credit or debit card?

Me: Credit.

Me pushes “credit card” button and inserts credit card.


Gas pump: Is this a debit or card?

Me: It’s a credit card… πŸ™„

Me pushes “credit card” button again.


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CintrΓ³n · Mar 3, 2019 at 9:41 am

My thoughts exactly

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McQuaid · Mar 3, 2019 at 9:44 am

Keep coming back, Travis!

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fiatlux423 · Mar 3, 2019 at 9:48 am

Was this a Shell station?

tcr! tcr! · Mar 3, 2019 at 11:30 am

Yep. They’re the worst

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Ross Bottino · Mar 3, 2019 at 10:17 am

Wait, you didn’t also have to enter your zip code??

tcr! tcr! · Mar 3, 2019 at 11:31 am

For whatever reason this time I didn’t. I was waiting in disgust for that prompt though.

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johnny red · Mar 3, 2019 at 11:01 am

We are all God’s Children, Travis

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Jim J · Mar 3, 2019 at 12:10 pm

I camembert it no longer…Would you like a little cheese with your whine?

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Kelly K · Mar 3, 2019 at 2:26 pm

It takes longer to answer all those freaking questions than it does just to pump the gas! πŸ™„

tcr! tcr! · Mar 4, 2019 at 7:25 am

Yep. I’m surprised there’s not pump rage to go along with people’s road rage.

Kelly K · Mar 4, 2019 at 9:14 am

There probably is.

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Mar 1st, 2019 at 8:01:59 am

tcr! · Mar 1, 2019 at 8:01 am

Sometimes I check my email with dread. It’s so nice to feel the opposite afterward.


Me yesterday:

The website was timing out during upload but I’ve fixed this and also imported all four of your CE spreadsheets.


Client today:

I just made them all active! So exciting!

Thank you again! You are a Prince! ;->


Best way to start the workday, even better that it’s a Friday workday. πŸŽ‰

#worknews #lettherebehope

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Perpetuate the truth of love

tcr! · Feb 16, 2019 at 10:29 am

you me love

And then there was that one time that Jimi told me “love is an action.”

Another one of those conversations that changed everything.

When two people first meet they feel a certain kind of love, a romantic high that’s unparalleled. We’re on top of the world and nothing can touch us. And then as the relationship goes on that high fades because they always do.

And many a good people have said that the love is gone from their marriage or relationship or whatever. Unfortunately, that’s how love works. There’s nothing wrong with it, it’s not that we didn’t do something right. It’s because romantic love, in the beginning, is designed to stimulate us into loving action.

“Here’s how good life can be with another.”

Life gives us a golden ticket. If I just put that golden ticket into my pocket it’ll lose its luster. It’ll get crumpled. Love’s an amusement park full of thrills and chills so I need to get my ass out there, run away with a beautiful girl, and ride the rides.

Because If I’m not feeling loving all I need to do is act lovingly.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 16, 2019 at 11:35 am

cool snoopy

tcr! tcr! · Feb 16, 2019 at 12:37 pm

cool woodstock

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jamnperry · Feb 16, 2019 at 12:53 pm

That’s really good advice! It’s true of the Divine also and those highs can be a daily occurrence you can drink from anytime. When you’re in a loving posture with life like you describe and love flows through you, being spiritual for me finds ways to flirt with the Divine because He/She is also romantic. She responds with those touches or synchronicity in various ways.

Love is like the wind that comes and goes and you can’t always keep a hold of it like a slippery fish. But we are dependent on it and it’s how the universe is meant to function. Our source has always been the Divine and to drink from those waters isn’t so easy. It pleases Her to flow through us though like it does when you hold anyone’s baby. You hit the nail on the head though. Try finding a way to flirt with the Divine and maybe she will touch you more often.

tcr! tcr! · Feb 16, 2019 at 2:51 pm

Yep, for sure. All those things worth doing are generally simple but not often easy.

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manisfestationqueen · Feb 16, 2019 at 1:47 pm

You are so correct. I had been giving in to lower frequencies out of laziness… But I need to keep pushing towards positivity. My breakup with my bf of 2 years has made me resentful of men. Thinking they are selfish… How selfish of me to believe that everyone is the same. Today I will believe in love and attraction will follow. Namaste :)

tcr! tcr! · Feb 16, 2019 at 2:49 pm

Where the body goes the mind will follow!

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graceannehika · Feb 16, 2019 at 4:25 pm

Thanks whoever you are. This was great!

tcr! tcr! · Feb 16, 2019 at 4:40 pm

You are most welcome!

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punchbuggyhurts · Feb 16, 2019 at 4:59 pm

Become Love and we will be re-united once more with the divine presence, which is and has always been within us.

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gandhitheblue · Feb 16, 2019 at 5:25 pm

Agreed, the novelty of intense love can only really strike you a few times before it has to subside into a steady everyday thing. It’s not good to just chase another dopamine high, but instead for love to be a steady river. It’s the difference between eating a big meal after a long time of being famished, and having a steady diet that you eat every day.

Love should be the background music, but often shows up in ways that take a bit of effort and routine.

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Just stay there

tcr! · Feb 8, 2019 at 6:55 am

Candle in the dark

So anyways, I don’t know where this quote came from but it’s one of my favorites.

The next time you get driven to your knees to pray, just stay there.

I pray when I’m in pain but mostly I try to pray because I’m okay and want to stay that way. I do my best to stay on my spiritual knees because if I let arrogance or pride or hurt overrule what really matters, I know I’ll be humbled against my will and that’s never fun.

But more than that… I’d rather stay in the sunshine than go sit in the dark. Once wrapped in that warm, peaceful glow sitting in a cold, dark basement doesn’t sound that appealing. I’ve made life bad enough.

Okay, saying “wrapped in that warm, peaceful glow” is fruity. I’m not sitting in a lotus position all day channeling Buddha nor am I walking around on rainbows.

But when I have that cosmonaut bond, I’m okay. And I don’t struggle with the everyday headaches of making lists and tying my shoes.

#photos #candles #lettherebehope

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