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About me: ( by DUSTIN RAWLS)

I’m so genuinely caring that people often take my genuine interest in their thoughts as sarcasm or mocking. I’m loyal to those who are loyal to me and often to those who aren’t. I think everyone will get his or hers in the end. I’m somewhat of a wanderer -- in thought and physical location. I’m not a “think-before-you-speak” kinda guy. I have no respect for a disrespectful person. I consider myself to be virtually fearless, and although I acknowledge consequence, I don’t empower it – “Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.” Every man should pave his own path, establish his own beliefs and take full advantage of his right to the pursuit of happiness! “Question with boldness even the existence of a God; because, if there be one, he must more approve of the homage of reason, than that of blind-folded fear.” I’m a hopeless romantic, believe in love and soul mates and want a woman who sees right through me and loves what she finds! I have the tightest knit group of friends and greatest family a man could ask for and would lay down my life for every one of them!

Favorite Quotes

Procrastination is wasting today’s time to clutter up tomorrow’s opportunities with yesterday’s troubles.

To laugh often and much; To win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children; To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends; To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others; To leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition; To know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived. This is to have succeeded


Monday, May 07, 2007
Endurance vs. Indecisiveness
Endurance is often a form of indecision…-- Elizabeth Bibesco
I recently posted a bulletin addressing my decision to make a career change. The decision making process was a fairly long one, which made me question my ability to decide what I want. Of course, if you know me at all, you know I have had this problem for a very, very long time. I’ve always had a little “yes-man” in me, feared verbal confrontation and worried more about how what I do will affect others than myself. Recently, I’ve been making strong efforts to change those things about myself because I don’t believe they are a part of who I am or want to be.
One of my biggest advocates for changing these qualities is Becca, who constantly has to remind me of how not everyone will do for me as much as I try to do for them. I know a lot of people will. Most who are reading this would do as much for me as I would for them, but I do not discriminate. This can be a good quality at times because many hail “the Golden Rule” as the greatest truth; However, I often “Golden Rule” myself out of opportunities based on how my decision will affect others.
I was proud of myself for sticking with my current employer even though I did not completely like the position I have. I used my endurance in the situation as reason to feel like I’ve been accomplishing something worthy of my time. Indecisiveness is absolutely never a good thing, and after reading this quote today, I realized that endurance could sometimes be the indecisiveness that is so damaging to a life’s journey. I knew for a fact, months ago, that I would never want to make this job my career, but I didn’t ask for a new position; I didn’t look for a new job; I just maintained a state of enduring indecisiveness because I didn’t want to put my employer in, what I thought would be, a tough spot.
I finally made a decision, and guess what. My former employer is just fine without me. (Imagine that)
I never thought of my endurance in some situations, relationships, ideologies or habits to be indecisiveness, and I could imagine not too many people do. Since reading this quote earlier, I’ve pointed out many such areas in my life. If something has been in your life long enough to feel like, “it’s what I do”, think about if it’s in your life because you want it to be or because you fear making a change, a new decision or a sacrifice.

Date: 3/21/2007 10:05:51 AM
Subject: Re: About Me
1. What time did you get up this morning?   8
2. Diamonds or pearls?   Diamonds
3. What was the last film you saw at the cinema?    Zodiac
4. What is your favorite TV show?  I agree w/ Tiff, I love Grey's Anatomy...I mean UFC?
5. What do you usually have for breakfast? Nothing
7. What is your middle name? Marshall
8. What food do you like? Every food! 
9. What is your favorite CD at the moment? Does my I-Pod's "Gospel" playlist count?
10. What kind of car do you drive? Nissan Sentra
11. Favorite sandwich?   Arby's Bacon and Cheddar melt
12. What characteristic do you despise?  Disrespectful
13. Favorite item of clothing?  Shoes
14. If you could go anywhere in the world on vacation,
where would you go?    Australia
15.What color is your bathroom? White
16. Favorite brand of clothing? Nike
17. Where would you retire to?  An RV
18. What was your most recent memorable birthday? that still considered recent?
19. Favorite sport to watch? Basketball
20. Furthest place you are sending this? I guess wherever Paul's at or San Diego
21. Who do you least expect to send this back to you?  Brett
22. Person you expect to send it back first? Monty
23. Favorite saying? That's deep.
24. When is your birthday? Sept. 2
25. Are you a morning person or a night person? Can I be an afternoon person?
26. What is your shoe size? 10
27. Pets? My roommate has a chihuahua
28. Any new and exciting news you'd like to share with
Us?  Not at the moment
29. What did you want to be when you were little? Rambo or professional BMX rider
30. How are you today?  Anxious and bored
31. What is your favorite candy? Mike and Ikes
32. What is your favorite flower? Sunflower
33. What is a day on the calendar you are looking
forward to?  April 1 -- April Fools Day is always fun
32. What church do you attend? None
33. What is your full name? Dustin Marshall Rawls
34. What are you listening to right now? Tye Tribbett
35. What was the last thing you ate? Steak and potatoes
36. Do you wish on stars? Sometimes
37. If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Silve
38. How is the weather right now? I wouldn't know because I'm stuck in this stupid office w/ no window!!!!!!!!
39. Last person you spoke to on the phone? Some guy from a vendor
40. Do you like the person who sent this to you? Of course!
41. Favorite soft drink? Dr. Pepper
42. Favorite restaurant? Johnny Carino's
43. Hair color? Light Brown
44. Sibling? Two sisters -- Tiffany and Destiny
45. Favorite day of the year? 4th of July
46. What was your favorite toy as a child? GI Joe
47. Summer or winter? Summer all the way!!!
48. Hugs or kisses? Both
49. Chocolate or Vanilla? Strawberry
50. Do you want your friends to email you back? It's not a big deal
51. When was the last time you cried? About 30 minutes ago when I thought about how wonderful life is
52. What is under your bed? Books
53. Who is the friend you have had the longest? Jodie Gish
54. What did you do last night? Cooked steaks and ate them
55. Favorite smell? New Shoes
56. What are you afraid of? Never living to my potential
57. Plain, buttered, or salted Popcorn? Salted
58. How many keys on your key ring? 4
59. How many years at your current job? Six months
60. Favorite day of the week? Sunday
61. How many towns have you lived in?  6
62. Do you make friends easily? Yes
63. How many people will you be sending this to? 7 

The Lord has promised to prepare
A place in heaven above—
A home where we will always be
With Him and those we love.  —Sper

Because Christ lives, death is not tragedy but triumph.


Dustin Marshall Rawls
September 2, 1982 - September 27, 2007
Dustin Lives on Through All The Many People that had the honor to know him!
I love you my Son!
God Blessed Me So giving you as MY SON!

Dustin loved and was loved  by so many, he touched so many lives while here on earth and gave the gift of life to many more  being a organ donor.  
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