DP: “No. He is riding over to the cemetery with TwoLane and Creek. And how are you, Geezer?”
JF: “Not bad. Hey, where is that Screaming Eagle, or are you in a cage today?”
DP: “Traded in my Screaming Eagle for a Harley Fatboy. I like the way the pipes sound -- mellow and deep.”
JF: “What is up with Harley's anyway? I mean, Tiger traded his Heritage Classic for a Goldwing.”
DP: “Did he tell you why?”
JF: “He said Harley's shake too much. He was always taking it to the dealer to have everything re-tightened. I think he just couldn't keep his new dentures in his mouth.”
DP: (laughing). “Well, that new Goldwing with its 1800cc's won't vibrate. Those opposing cylinders make it run so smooth. Didn't you put a pair of Vance and Hines pipes on your bike?”
JF: “No. I don't have $600 to spend on pipes and a re-jet kit. But I have been looking at adding a Cobra light bar to add some lights. But I can't decide to use them or get a pair of bullet lights from Show Chrome to add to my highway bar, or to get the new windshield and lightbar from National Cycle. Which would you get?”
DP: “Hey, is that Scooter coming. She hasn't been at a mission in a long time. Let's go see her!”
These guys know motorcycles. They enjoy comparing different cycles and cycle parts. Nothing negative, but a constant admiration and appreciation for each bike's strong points. They would welcome the chance to tell you about their bikes, rides, and experiences.
Whatever is of GOOD REPUTE.
It is good to talk about the things we enjoy, take pride in, or promote. They have valuable qualities we admire or enjoy. We would do ourselves a favor to explore, analyze and determine what makes them attractive.
There is a direct relationship between the amount of time we concentrate on the worries, disappointments, or disillusionments, and the resulting negative mindset. Reducing the time reduces the anxiety and depressive negativity.
Carefully watch and consider. We speak highly of Toyota cars or trucks for their dependability. Then, when auto shopping, what do we search for? Or, after watching the children or grandchildren, we pridefully talk about their successes.
We contemplate the good qualities of organizations like the Red Cross, the Marines, Alcoholics Anonymous, or St. Jude Research. Then we promote their efforts. They are of a good repute.
We consider how successful each has been and we consider their efforts for good.
We watch and think of successful things, people, and organizations. Result: We become successful people ourselves or become part of organizations that serve others. We not only increase our own self-esteem, but contribute to the welfare and success of others.
We become of good repute.
Isn't God of good repute. Are we becoming like Him? Isn't that the point, Paul?
Philippians 4:8 “Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things.”