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Monday Musings – 21/06/10

A Harley Wanna Be Rider…

MJ took this picture of me a few weeks ago in a mall in downtown Bangkok .  Using Harley Davidson as an illustration at some of our RTC seminars has raised my passion level for the bike to the point that many people ask me if I ride one. 

If the truth be known, I have never gotten beyond sitting on a Harley in the showroom.  Sitting on a Harley makes me dream of what it would be like to take that machine on the open road, invigorated by its distinct sound, and enjoying the open sky with MJ sitting behind me – well two out of three ain’t bad (MJ with me on the back of a Harley would cause anyone to believe in miracles!!!).

Think about it, how many of us dream about things in life but we never get our dreams out of the showroom?  We like the safety and security it provides and it doesn’t cost anything to look, but our dreams never experience the open road and open sky of reality.  Don’t content yourself with a show room moment when you can have a lifetime of adventure, challenge and fulfillment.

Hey, just days before my fiftieth birthday I learned to drive a standard transmission vehicle and today I can say I have experienced the reality of driving the roads of Nairobi Kenya and Kitwe Zambia (trust me when I say that is an adventure!!!!)  Maybe, just maybe, in the next half century of my life, I will get the courage to take a Harley out of the show room and enjoy the open road.  I figure the best place to start riding a Harley would be on the streets of Ho Chin Minh, Vietnam – population five million, number of motorbikes on the road – four million – not!!!

Until next time…

Don

“Taking risks for Kingdom impact!”

 

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