Roadblocks and Detours

Hello friends,

I know it has been a while since I posted anything.  I don’t want you to think I have given up on this or you.  Unfortunately, the past couple of weeks since my last event have been really really rough.  I have received a quadruple nut slap, sorry but that’s the best way to describe it.

These different and overall unrelated issues really beat me down and discouraged the hell out of me.   So I had to spend some extra time just getting back to a state that is good for me before writing again.

On the good side, I have done some good work and these things that would Continue reading “Roadblocks and Detours”

Thoughts of the week

The holiday season is coming to an end and a new year is just around the corner.  This by far has been the toughest year I have ever faced.  Filled with loss and pain.  It has also been filled with growth and hope.

We have all experienced a major loss.  The first year of facing birthdays, holidays and anniversaries after the pain of losing someone close is always a tough one.  The grieving and painful realization of how different life is going to be without them.  Traditions may need to be altered and the family dynamic may be completely different.

Most of us have been prepared for these larger shakeups with the Continue reading “Thoughts of the week”

UN-Gratefulness

Thanksgiving has just past and we have been bombarded by things to be grateful for.  It’s great to remember and

 

reflect on the blessings you have and I don’t want to take away from that.  I do however want to shake it up and talk about being ungrateful.  What are the consequences of being ungrateful?  Here are a few things that have come to light for me.

You will not be able to see the opportunities being offered to you:

When you are ungrateful, you constantly look at what others have and you

Continue reading “UN-Gratefulness”

Why this journey, why this mission:

My story.

My name is Thomas Knapp. I’ve served 17 years in the United States Marine Corps (Jan 1993 – Sept 2013) and obtained the rank of Gunnery Sargent.  During those years, I served two tours in Iraq, in 2003 and 2004.  I have also served 11 years with my local police department holding a supervisor position and the rank of Sargent.  I was a member of the department SWAT team functioning as an operator and sniper.  I am proud of my service and worked hard to uphold high standards and lead those I was in charge of with dignity and respect.

I am also a father of three beautiful and awesome human beings.  Two sons Continue reading “Why this journey, why this mission:”

Stretching Exercises

I will be out in Las Vegas this week for the SEMA and AAPEX shows.  Hoping to get some insight on my overlanding rig.   Networking and fact gathering is the agenda this week.

So I am leaving you with an entry from Science of the Mind monthly magazine.  The following comes from “Creative Mind and Success” 1st published in 1919.

Stretching Exercises:

Because We are limited is no reason why the Universe should have limitation.  Our limitation is only our unbelief; life can give us a big thing or a little thing.  When it gives us a little thing, it is not limited Continue reading “Stretching Exercises”