I learned this, at least, by my experiment: that if one advances confidently in the direction of his dreams, and endeavors to live the life which he has imagined, he will meet with success unexpected in common hours.” – Henry David Thoreau
I am a simple man who doesn’t relish material things. I have a problem with most technology because I feel it is the “Achilles Heel” of today’s society. We have become to dependent on it and if it ever fails we will find ourselves in a world of chaos and ruin. Maybe I am old school but I just don’t see today’s networks that make this modern technology work as it does, being infallible. Just ask yourself, what would happen if a virus was able to penetrate our financial systems and erase all the data? Could we survive a hit like that? I know what you are sayin, we have safe guards for that. Yeah right. Tell that to the folks that had problems with their tax returns being stolen.
“The glory of friendship is not the outstretched hand, not the kindly smile, nor the joy of companionship; it is the spiritual inspiration that comes to one when you discover that someone else believes in you and is willing to trust you with a friendship.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
I don’t take friendship lightly. I have a tough time trusting people, but then there are plenty of reasons for that. Trust is the foundation of a true friendship. Now I am not talking a casual friendship, I am talking a friendship where you bare your soul to that person. A lot of things just don’t mean to people what it did 30 years ago. Friendship is one of those things that I think has lost its true meaning.
I don’t believe in the “everyone gets a trophy” way of life. I think we do our children an injustice by not letting them experience defeat and disappointment.. We are just delaying the inevitable. One will never win every battle they encounter. Such is life so let us prepare them early in life.
Right, wrong or indifferent I believe an individual is responsible for their own fate/destiny. Yes, some people are born with a silver spoon in their mouth but that person can fail himself/herself just as easy as the person who was born into poverty. If destiny decided my life I guess I could say my life came with a guarantee. Guaranteed to crash and burn or succeed no matter what I do because destiny has all ready decided that for me.
“Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in awhile, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean.” – John Muir
I am not a religious person, I am a spiritual person. I love and respect Mother Earth. I have always been drawn to nature and when I am in the woods or on the river I am home where I belong. There is no better place to go to cleanse your soul and recharge your spirit. Photography is my passion. Horseback riding is another favorite of mine. I dislike the way we teach young girls to judge their beauty by what is on the outside and not by what is on the inside. I would rather be in the wilderness of Montana than on a beach in the Caribbean. If I could have lunch with anyone I wanted, it would be my Grandma Bobbi. Damn I miss her. I would like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony. I would to spend a day with Thoreau and Emerson. I want my own cabin and Walden Pond. If I could do one thing to change the world, it would be to put love in everyone’s heart because that would resolve all the other problems. “Faith, hope and love are some good things He gave us, and the greatest was love.” – Alan Jackson (Where Were You)
Now you know a little more about the man that writes the blogs. Thanks for taking the time to read my blog and I hope you enjoyed it. Don’t forget to spread the love.
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You never fail to put into words what touches my heart and soul, one of many reasons I love your posts. This one hits home. I am blessed to have many “friends”, but know I am more blessed to have those very few with whom I have a connection that is so deeply felt. Like you, my soul is recharged when I am in nature. On those times I am in it for more than a few hours (week long camp trips), the recharge lasts, gratefully, much longer and is from which I draw when I need mental recharges to work ha. I don’t know about you, but my need for and how friends are defined, has changed over the years too. When I don’t communicate for a bit with those I truly miss, I find my value of them has deepened on a richer level than I knew, and I seek them out. Thankfully, the ones that matter, are still there. Here’s to hoping we continue to deepen meaningful friendships and the frequency of our soul rejuvenating experiences! Thank you for a timely and wonderful post!
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