Thursday, June 21, 2012
I was reading an article from Outside Magazine called the 2012 Adventure Bucket List - 50 epic adventures to do before you die. In the foreword they talk about how Americans have and take less vacation than other major countries. Here's a link to the article for more info: www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-advent
The motivational quote they start the list with is:
“One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am—a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.”
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
That first peak is the best place to pause and look back, to see if you took the easiest route, to learn the lessons from the first climb. And it is the best place to examine the terrain ahead, to change your plans and goals, to take a deep breath and begin climbing again.
- By Michael Johnson
Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.
- Abraham Lincoln
People rarely succeed unless they have fun in what they are doing.
- Dale Carnegie
As a mother of teenagers, do you know how many times I picked up the phone to apologize to my own mother?
- Christy Borgeld
It is not length of life, but depth of life.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
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