Adam & Eve / Forgive

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Adam & Eve / Forgive (Excerpt from An American Millennial)

2010

By Garrett Larson

Think of why we are saved (offered to be saved) and why God forgets sin once we seek forgiveness and turn from it. Sin is here. From Adam and Eve. It just is. It gets passed around very fast. God knows hurting people hurt people – and how we can be so easily influenced by things without even knowing what we are doing for a while. That’s why He just says acknowledge it and move on and forget about it because He has. How fascinating is that? Think of how incapable humans are of forgetting like that. We hate to forgive and then when we do we still think of old situations. Even if we are not holding them against someone. Or sometimes we say we forgive but do not mean it. Or maybe we do but we are reminded of what happened and then get upset all over again. What, what? What God. Follow His lead, please.

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Regret Burns

Regret Burns (Excerpt from An American Millennial)

July 2010

By Garrett Larson

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Place your bets. Do it carefully. Maybe you were made for a mission and you just have 6 months to live and you can complete it or you can work your 9-5 and just get by, ever so quietly. There comes a point when you have to take the safe way, stay in the cove, or bet it all and make it happen. The funny thing is I believe the “safe” way is actually much harder and painful. Regret burns deep down and never really fades … also when you are doing what you were made to do it happens, it flows, you don’t check to see when your break is or think about what you are going to eat for an hour – you get in the zone and it flows. It can be very strenuous and trying and there are bad days for sure. But you know that you know that it’s happening and you aren’t in the cove anymore, you are right where you need to be. Know where you must be if you are going to get it done.

I always loved that part in Sister Act when the music was flowing and everyone loved it and they were involved with their community and giving out fruit. Hehe. And Whoopi turned an old car into a playset for kids haha. It was just nice to see people helping people.

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Introducing: An American Millennial

An American Millennial

Hey! Ok confession. I have been working on this certain project since 2010 ish… but I stopped – years ago. I had a block with it – I am not sure if it was fear or what have you. … SO. I am back at it. I will post excerpts and I hope to get it edited and together so it can be helpful! I will try to post dates of when I wrote each blurb/section. It still feels like a living breathing project that needs editing and attention. Just FYI 🙂
Thanks for your interest. 🙂

 

Millennials Are Bad at Everything? …

Millennials Are Bad at Everything? …

by Garrett Larson

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Ha. No – But I am not sure how good we are at a lot of things – because of tech and related – so this includes friendships! What is going on?! (I know and believe we are great at a lot of things btw!)

What a lot of my millennial friends and I complain about: money/job shit/money lol/…. RELATIONSHIPS! How hard they are they?! ‘Adulting’ as a millennial is tough (lol that phrase is snappy, but oh well), but most adults agree it is difficult to make lasting new friendships as adults! Factor in tech and it really is tough! So… what to do?

Several times this year I have woken up, or randomly thought: what is what?! Like #2017, right? Ha. Dating – yes! But, I want to talk about friendships. People that are there for you and care about you/for you – and you really love and care about each other – and are not trying to get anything out of each other: #network. God, I hate networking and that term in general ha. So I have been thinking about what makes a good friend and how we know if it will last.

The Way I See My Friendships:

Trusted Friend = GOLDEN

We have built trust.

We put time into talking (in person/phone..).

We speak more often than not because we want to and make time to – even if just for a few minutes or silly texts off and on. 🙂

What is What Acquaintance = Yuck!

No one is doing much to see each other – no one seems to care – what is the point? Maybe you have lost interest or are just busy – but no one seems to care so the friendship is drying up/cooling down.

Past Friend

You still keep up once in a while – that’s OK – if it works for both of you. I am just more into having close, trusted friends and building those relationships … and letting people in and introducing others to others! Let people meet each other! It’s fun!

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Friends Get Fired?!

Yes and no – ha, not to be dramatic, but if it is not working – say something! Be pleasant, but honesty is the best! And it works! Boom bam. If that does not work I put less energy into the relationship, lower expectations to zero (sad I know), and let it fizzle into what is what or, acquaintance land! Sad, but there are loving, amazing and wonderful friends out there! I met a recent bff while volunteering at an art museum! It was interesting and then great to have met a new loving friend!

So! Put yourself out there! Smile (I know I have a RBF) ha google it if you are thinking what is what. OK fine! It means resting bitch face – like you aren’t mad, but u sorta look mad when you are just being you, ha. … Step away from the tech shit! Seriously! Stop! I use it too – to guard myself from the world some too. How sad. Why not be friendly and meet people while out and about!

What not to do:

Who knows, lol – clingy is not pretty. Not being open and honest will fail the friendship. Secrets are not fun. Excluding is sad.

I love these from the Bible!:

Proverbs 18:24

24 One who has unreliable friends soon comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.

Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

9 Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: 10 If either of them falls down, one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up.

John 15:12-15

12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you. 13 Greater love has no one than this: to lay down one’s life for one’s friends. 14 You are my friends if you do what I command. 15 I no longer call you servants, because a servant does not know his master’s business. Instead, I have called you friends, for everything that I learned from my Father I have made known to you.

Quick Tip:

Give gifts! Even little silly things that cost a dollar. I like to give out #vintage lol cassettes from the 90s. Silly stuff that shows you care. 🙂 Always a pleaser.

So what doesn’t help if you feel lonely:

self-medicating, over medicating (lots of drinks/pills), overindulging in general. …

Final:

I remember God told me once to not have a poverty mindset – I took that as financial because of financial drama. Lol.

We should aim big and have people that treasure us, what to help us move forward with our goals, and want our advice about how they can too! No poverty mindset! Aim big!

Blessings and Prayers!

garrett/baby g 🙂

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Note: A special thanks to my people! Thank you for being there for me! You know who you are! LOL.

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Book Review! ‘Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers’ by Anne Lamott

First off, this book is very fun and just downright truthful. Lamott has achieved a level of self-assurance mixed thoroughly with humility that most current writers could only hope for. Subtle and poignant, she tells it like it is, as always. Politics are not my thing in regards to writing, don’t worry, she seems to be tired of them as well and seems to mostly avoid the topic.

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