I like to text. It’s true, even though I am “older” I very much enjoy the luxury of just saying a few words and not having to sit on the phone and talk. But…I don’t (or at least I try very hard) not to text when I am visiting with someone, checking out at a store, eating with a friend…and the big one,..DRIVING.
The ability to “talk text” is without a doubt my favorite! I can say what I want and hit send and be done! However, no matter how great your phone is, you better double check before you hit the send button! LOL
The reason I bring this topic of communication up is that I was thinking how much I love riding my scooter because of all the sounds and smells I get to enjoy. Then I realized it was also because, I don’t have my phone anywhere near me. If I want to call someone or text, I have to wait until I have stopped somewhere. By then, I often second guess myself out of the text or call, because I have waited THIS long, I ask myself…“is it even necessary”?
So that was the revelation…is this even necessary? The quick little quips or comments you text in a day? Sure, keep the “I love you’s”, but do we really need the constant commentary? Maybe we would have more to say to friends and loved ones when we saw them if we didn’t text them 5 times a day with our updates.
Todays Thoughts: Put your phone away. Remember the true art of conversation and embrace it! Make your friends priorities and look forward to “catching up” with them! Drive a scooter…you will have no choice but to put the phone away!!
I opened my business in April of 2014 here in Wheat Ridge Colorado!
Many people ask me, why Wheat Ridge? Easy…have you seen it? It’s an up an coming town that borders with the Highlands, is an EASY direct drive into downtown Denver, and it is an EASY and direct drive into downtown Golden. Yet, it has a small town feel. The people are friendly the streets are clean and it’s growing and growing into a very desirable town.
Here’s a little history on Wheat Ridge:
“Although Wheat Ridge is a relatively young incorporated city, it has a rich history based on agriculture and the community’s location along regional travel routes. It grew from a popular rest stop for travelers during the Gold Rush of the late 1850s to a thriving agricultural and suburban community known as the “Carnation City” in the mid 1900s. As the residential areas of unincorporated Jefferson County grew to provide housing to the Denver workforce during the 1950s, the major transportation corridors extending from Denver developed with commercial services. During that era, the formation of numerous utility and fire protection districts provided these unincorporated areas with urban services.”
I don’t think I could have picked a more ideal spot for C.C. Rider Rental than Wheat Ridge. The section of town I am in is called “The Ridge @38”. It is filled with things like an Art Studio (Teller St. Gallery), Florists (Posie Girl Flowers), Antiques and Jewlery (Peter Damian), great cycling (Wheat Ridge Cycle)…if you have stumbled upon us yet…What are you waiting for?!
On October 8th we will be honored with another Full Moon. I don’t know about anyone else, but I love full moons! I just love they way the look and how bright the night sky get’s. But many people have all sorts of reasons why they like or don’t like a Full Moon. Here are just a few of them:
- The honeymoon is named after the full moon in June. As it fell between
the planting and harvesting of crops this was traditionally the best month
to get married.
- According to superstition a male child is more likely to be conceived at
- The pull of a full moon is so strong that it causes tree sap to rise inside the trees. In certain areas, full moon harvests are avoided because the increased sap flow attracts insects.
- A German study found that people are more likely to binge drink when there is a full moon
And a few famous Moon quotes for you:
- “Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side which he never shows to anybody.”
― Mark Twain
- “She didn’t quite know what the relationship was between lunatics and the moon, but it must be a strong one, if they used a word like that to describe the insane.”
― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die
- “Moonlight drowns out all but the brightest stars.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien, The Lord of the Rings
- “One of these days Alice, Pow! Straight to the Moon!”_ Ralph Kramden, The Honeymooners
Interesting isn’t it? There are Myths and Legends going back to the beginning of time regarding the moon. We tend to take that big ol’ object in the sky for granted.
Todays Thoughts: Look up. Pay attention to what guides and directs you in life. Don’t take for granted things that just always seem to be there. Embrace the power that is around you everyday!