OUR ADVENTURE AT LAKE ARROWHEAD THE BARNETTS ON ICE O ne of my greatest joys in life is being able to travel with my family. We’ve been to a lot of pretty great places, but the trips I love the most are the ones where I’m able to share something new with my kids. For example, this last winter Nicole and I took Finn and Harlow up to Lake Arrowhead to see snow for the first time.
Harlow were sitting on the couch, watching this silly movie for the eighth time together. Finn had his arm around Harlow, and while they were cuddling, I made them bacon and eggs, which Finn called “alien soup.” It’s one of my favorite memories from our trip. When it was time to leave, Finn was not ready. He was so sad and wanted to come back immediately. Fortunately, we have a lot of great trips planned for the future. Nicole and I want to
We knew we were guaranteed to have some snow during our trip, but the night before we went up, they got an extra 18 inches. It was beyond perfect. We had to put chains on the car tires, which Finn thought was the coolest thing ever. He kept talking about what an awesome “invention” it was. When we were driving through the snow, I had to agree with him. The kids were blown away by all the snow and how fresh the mountain air was. Finn called it “sugar air.” He and Harlow loved to stand by the window and breathe it in, despite the cold. We had to bundle Harlow up so much that she looked like Maggie Simpson. Early on, Harlow fell face first into the snow. I was worried for a moment, because it clearly freaked her out at first, but she quickly got back up. She must have decided it was fun, because she kept falling on purpose after that. Nicole’s parents, her sister, and her sister’s son were there too, so Finn and Harlow got to make a lot of fun memories with their cousin. Since this was their first time in the snow, we had a pretty long to-do list. They had a blast making snowballs, throwing the snowballs at trees, and going sledding. As a dad, my favorite part was building a sledding track for the kids. We tried to build a snowman, too, but we weren’t very successful. Harlow ran out of steam pretty fast, and Finn was having more fun sledding. One thing I really love about taking trips with my family is how random stuff that would be mundane at home becomes great memories. We found a movie on Netflix called “Leroy and Stitch.” It’s a sequel to the Disney movie “Lilo and Stitch” and, frankly, it’s a terrible movie. But it will always make me think of that magical family trip. The last morning we were there, Finn and
The kids were blown away by all the snow and how fresh the mountain air was.
take the kids to Yosemite, and maybe rent an RV and drive up the California coast to Big Sur. When they’re older, I’d love to take Finn and Harlow to the state parks in Utah and later out to see the Grand Canyon. Nicole has a lot of wonderful childhood memories from camping and being in the great outdoors. They really shaped the person she is today. Considering she’s a pretty amazing person, I want my kids to have those same experiences. Getting our kids out into
nature is really important to us, and I look forward to all the adventures we’re going to have together.
‘The Magic of Thinking Big’ REVISITING A CLASSIC
was president, but today they’re a given. While this may make some of Schwartz’s ideas feel old hat to modern audiences, the essence of what he wrote in 1959 still rings true today. In fact, one could argue that several core concepts of this decades-old work are even more applicable today. A running theme in Schwartz’s book is the incomparable benefit of treating people like people. While many personal and business dealings hinge on the power of a handshake, there’s something refreshing about the common human decency of Schwartz’s outlook. So many motivational works today focus solely on personal reflection — “Thinking Big” reminds us that there is great power in simply being good to other people. Perhaps the largest takeaway today's readers can find here is to take on more and think bigger. “Thinking Big” is replete with real- world success stories of people doing precisely that, from students collaborating to solve supposedly impossible problems to wounded paratroopers making their way across the mountains of Burma toward safety. Whether you’re dusting off an old copy or picking it up for the first time, this classic is still worth a read in 2019.
In this issue we’re diving into an old classic that helped define the modern personal development genre and has helped millions of readers improve their lives. “The Magic of Thinking Big” flew off shelves when it was first published
in 1959, propelling author David J. Schwartz from university professor to foremost authority on motivation. But does his seminal work still hold true 60 years later? Is there still magic in letting yourself think big in the 21st century? In a word, yes. The lessons in “Thinking Big” are broad, but their wide applicability is also what makes them timeless. While today, many authors and motivational coaches — from “influencer” culture
to “growth hacking” — focus on whatever is new and shiny, Schwartz focuses on the fundamentals.
This can make the opening chapters in “Thinking Big” feel excessively familiar to those who have read other personal development books. The power of positivity and self- confidence may have been groundbreaking ideas back when Eisenhower
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Rainbow Easter Prank Passover Fool Showers
Taurus Hoax Spring Butterfly Dandelion Mischief
$300,000 Sexual Abuse of a Minor at Neighbor's Home
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$250,000 Bed Sore at Nursing Home
Referral Fees Paid: $20,000.00
$130,000 Physical Assault – Bar Fight
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$50,000 Car Accident – Policy Limit Case
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$625,000 Sexual Assault of a Foreign Exchange Student/Minor $188,000 Premises Liability – Trip and Fall at a Car Dealership
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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Page 1 A Taste of Snow and 'Sugar Air'
Page 2 Discover ‘The Magic of Thinking Big’
Page 3 HelpWhen the Unthinkable Happens
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Page 4 Adventure Awaits (At Home)
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teach you all about the wonders of your town. Download an app like Eventbrite, or go old-school and check for fun local events in the paper. APPRECIATE THE ARTS There are countless tiny museums and cultural attractions all over the place that most people overlook — especially those who have lived in an area for a while. Does your hometown have interesting art installations on Main Street? What about museums dedicated to strange and supernatural phenomena, parks, historical landmarks, or giant robotic farm animals? Check Yelp.com for lists of popular attractions near you, or ask your friends for suggestions. You might be surprised by what your hometown has to offer.
Do you dream of adventure? Do you want to see something new, discover someplace interesting, and make memories you’ll cherish forever? Do you still have to be at work on Monday? Finding adventure doesn’t have to mean packing up and trekking across the globe for six months. Being adventurous is all about changing your mindset and looking for the unexpected in the familiar. As you start planning summer vacations, instead of spending a lot of money to be a tourist somewhere else, why not try finding a little adventure at home? GET A ROOM If you really want to experience your hometown through the eyes of a tourist, try waking up somewhere new. One night in a hotel room or bed-and-breakfast can really put you in the adventuring mindset. FIND LOCAL EVENTS Now’s the time to check out the farmers market you’ve been meaning to go to for ages! Then you can swing by that free concert in the park before going to a play at your community theater. Attending local events is a great way to visit places in town you’ve never been before. You might even find a historical tour that can
You might be thinking, “This is would be great if I lived somewhere fun!” If you’ve ever thought your town was boring, that’s all the more reason to try being a tourist! Adventures can happen anywhere if you just take that first step out the door.Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4
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