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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

#TuesdayTreasures with David Arp!

Good Morning!

Still in SC today but we're heading to south FL tomorrow. Never fear though, this (blog) show will go on LOL!

Last year I introduced you to David Arp when he shared some thoughts and our spotlight. Today David returns to share treasures with us and info on his new book, ORB.

Welcome back Dave!

Thanks for having me, Pamela. This is the second time you’ve been so gracious.

My dad used to ask me what I was up to. I would answer with whatever it was at the time. If it
involved money, he asked if I spent wisely. Well, of course, in my mind it was wisely. My teachers used to tell me to spend my time in class wisely. That advice went in one ear and out the other and the truth be told, one glance at my grades would have told that story about my study habits quickly enough. I thought more about how I spent my money than how I spent my time. Time goes whether it’s spent wisely or not. Money can be saved, but like time, once spent it’s gone forever.

I mentioned on my personal blog not long ago that I was going to start looking forward to my 90th birthday celebration. I don’t know how long I’m going to be here anymore than the next person does, but at least time will slow down. Looking back does nothing to the perception of time. We tend to do that as we age. Look back I mean. I don’t think I’m alone in that respect.

Time spent with God and family and friends is time well spent. My kids. My grandkids. My brothers. My cousins. My friends.

Treasures are in memories, yours and theirs.

Many a man has passed from this life leaving millions of dollars he would have gladly spent on more time.

PS: the young lady on the horse is my 10-year-old granddaughter who did a free-style reining pattern to the song Footloose. For the encore, she had her horse perform and 20’ slide then a flat spin in the middle of the arena. When she jumped up in the saddle and danced the crowd went nuts and her mother nearly passed out.

Wow, I think I would pass out too but BRAVO for her! Thanks for sharing your treasures with us Dave.

David Arp was born in Arizona, raised in Texas, and lives in Colorado with his wife of 32 years. He’s 61, but has only spent half of the past 40 years at home. The other half he traveled and worked the oilfields of the world, from the deserts of the Middle East to the vast oceans offshore. He has three children and six grandchildren. 

His new release, ORB is available from Pelican Book Group and Amazon.

Find out more by visiting his website and connecting with him on Facebook

Hope you enjoyed today's post and that you'll join us again for Tuesday Treasures, Thursday Thoughts and Saturday Spotlight.

Until next time, take care and God Bless.


Gail Pallotta said...

Hi David,

Thanks for reminding us of the valuable things in life we should take time for. What a cute picture of your granddaughter. Seems she's inherited an adventurous spirit. Congratulations on your new book!

Erin Lorence said...

I appreciate you sharing your wisdom about what we should value in life. So true! Congratulations on your book--what a great way to spend your time, giving others joy as they read it.

Jacqueline Seewald said...


Congrats on your book. I guess as we get older we value our time on this earth with family and friends much more--the wisdom of age.

Alina K. Field said...

I've got a few years on you and looking ahead is my policy also! Love the picture and story of your granddaughter. Best of luck with the book!

Dave Arp said...

Thanks Gail. Thanks for taking the time to comment. Blessings.

Dave Arp said...

Thank you Unknown. Appreciate you. Blessings

Dave Arp said...

Jacqueline, years ago I asked God for patience and wisdom and woke up in Saudi Arabia. I’ve been wary about asking for anything since. Ha. Patience and wisdom are the jewels of old age. Thanks for visiting. Blessings.

Dave Arp said...

Alina, grandkids are the greatest to have. I can’t imagine life without mine. Thanks for the visit. Blessings.

Alicia Dean said...

Those are exactly the things worth looking back on. Cute pic of your granddaughter. Impressive talent! Best wishes.

Dave Arp said...

Thanks Alicia. Appreciate your time to stop in. Blessings