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Simple Motivational Wallpaper for 2012

Last year I created three simple motivational wallpapers for myself and decided to share them with you. As it proved to be one of my more popular post last year I wanted to do it again.

The three images below each occupy one of my Mac OS X Spaces. They inspire me to continue learning—something new every day, to act on what I learn so that knowledge becomes wisdom, and then to share that wisdom with you so that we all can benefit.


Learn - CCComicrazy - 1920
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Act - CCComicrazy - 1920
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Share - CCComicrazy - 1920
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All images are were made with widescreen displays (resolution of 1920 x 1200 pixles) in mind and were designed in Pixelmator using the Comicrazy front.

You can download the full set, including alternative resolutions and/or in good ol’ Helvetica from my Learn, Act, Share flickr set.

Some of you might recognize these quotes from their original source. Regardless of whether you do or not, these wallpapers can help motivate you to make the most out of 2012.

Did you find these wallpapers helpful? What image(s) are you using to motivate you in 2012? Sound off in the comments below.

All images are from my flickr, unless otherwise noted.


A Nine Year Old’s Nativity

A Nine Year Old's Nativity

Thanksgiving is over. So, I guess it’s safe for everyone to start posting about Christmas now. I’ve got my special Yuletide playlist queued up and I’m ready to join in with the rest of the Christian world to commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ.

Before everyone gets caught up in the rush to buy presents I just wanted to remind everyone what we’re celebrating.

Lulabelle, my nine year old wunderkind, always draws the happiest pictures. Her interpretation of the Nativity is no exception.

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a more jubilant Mary, Joseph, or Wise Men. Truly the birth of the Savior was cause to celebrate then even as it is now.

May you have joy and peace this Christmas Season.

Why I Wear Two Rings

I’m no “Disco Stu”.

Disco Stu (Series 9)

Photo by BurningAstronaut

What I’m trying to say is that as a general rule I’m not a fan of male jewelry—no bracelets, no necklaces, no earrings. I do, however, wear two rings.

One I wear for obvious reasons, it’s a symbol of eternal love and devotion to my spouse. Why I wear the other ring is one of the most frequent questions I am asked. I wear it for symbolic reasons as well.

My other ring is a CTR ring. CTR is an acronym for “Choose The Right”, as such it is a constant reminder to me to do the right thing—no matter the consequences.

CTR Ring

Ring available from Deseret Book

It is common for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons) to give these rings to our children when they are preparing for baptism.

A CTR ring is a common symbol of the Church. I...

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I always loved wearing my CTR ring as a child. Even now that I’m an adult this small symbol helps remind me to make good decisions.

Symbols are a powerful teaching tool. What symbols do you see or use in your life? How do they help you live your life? Sound off in the comments below.