- Thoughts for inspired living

October 13, 2008


Filed under: John Morgan's Blog — John Morgan @ 7:01 am

I was treated to a new word over the weekend – “BLOGOVERSARY.”

It came from my friend and co-worker, Hali Chambers who reminded me that I have been blogging for a year as of October 11th.

I never thought I would blog, but here I am a year later. It got me to thinking about how GRASSHOPPER NOTES and thus this blog came to be.

When I’m on the road, I carry a journal with me and when something pops into my head that I deem personally noteworthy, I jot it down. One night after returning home from a trip I was sitting in our living room writing something in my journal. My son asked what I was doing. I explained that thoughts would come to me out of the blue from time to time and some of them seemed worthwhile to write down and remember. He asked me for an example. I read the following from my journal:

“How much would you bet on a grasshopper race if their legs were bound by the limitations of your thoughts?”

He responded, “That’s pretty deep” and went on his way. A week later I was in the same chair, doing the same thing when my son walked in the room and said, “What are you doing?” I said, “I’m writing in my journal.” He responded, “Oh, grasshopper notes.” It instantly gelled in my mind as the name for my new website.

Who is The Grasshopper? I answer it in this way:

“The Grasshopper is the knowing part of you that lets the truth slip out from time to time. Not the relevant truth but the truth that can only come from the one source of everything.”

Everyone owns a Grasshopper. I encourage you to keep a journal of your spontaneous thoughts. They can offer insight into many things that thinking often blocks. Any notebook or journal will do. If you want an official Grasshopper Journal available in 4 cool colors, visit my shop on Café Press and order one. Here is the link.

I further encourage you to sign up for a weekly Grasshopper Note to arrive in your email inbox every Monday morning. The message will contain the thought that popped in for me and a bit of commentary as to what it may pertain to. You are also encouraged to offer alternate meanings. There is no charge for the weekly note and it may open a part of you that you’ve been keeping closed off that could use a bit of light.

Thank you for reading my blog and for reading my weekly Grasshopper Notes at


All the best,





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