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Insecure Startup

A couple years ago I got a new computer and loaded all of the software from my previous computer onto it.  Almost everything transferred over perfectly…except one thing.

For the last two years, every time I restart my computer, I get this error message on startup:

I don’t restart my computer that often – I just put it to sleep each night and wake it up each morning.  I only restart when it starts acting funky – going slow, being cranky, getting stuck on things that should be easy.

I often go a week or two between restarts.  Which means that I forget for long periods of time that this message is lurking, waiting for me.

For a while it really bugged me every time it popped up.  Then one day I had an epiphany – PAY ATTENTION TO THE MESSAGE

“Insecure Startup Item disabled. … it does not have the proper security settings.”

Well DAY-UMN!!! My computer is telling me that I no longer have the proper settings to allow insecurity to start up in my system.  If that’s not good news, I don’t know what is!!!!

In reality, my insecure item does start up periodically.  But the good news is that my computer is teaching me that all I have to do is restart my system to be reminded that it’s not real.  It’s just habitual behavior.  So when those things start up in my life – going slow, being cranky, getting stuck on things that should be easy – I can reset my system and remember that my insecure startup item has once again been disabled.

How cool is that?!?  :-)

Now the desire to go looking for a way to turn that little message off is gone.  I like my little reminder.  :-)

Today’s miracle: My insecure startup item has been disabled.

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Leah Carey

Leah Carey is the Chief Miracle Officer of The Miracle Journal, where she writes about the large and small miracles that happen in her life every day. She is a life coach, speaker, journalist, freelance writer, and lover of life. In all of those pursuits, she works with people to identify what’s already right in your life so you can build an even more joyful and fulfilling daily experience from that foundation. You can find her on Facebook, , Twitter, and YouTube.

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