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April 12, 2016 § 1 Comment

“Invisible threads are the strongest ties.” – Friedrich Nietzsche

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La Sal Mountains from Island In The Sky

La Sal Mountains from Island In The Sky

http://www.summitpost.org/la-sal-mountains-from-island-in-the-sky/800865

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“Not one day in anyone’s life is an uneventful day, no day without profound meaning, no matter how dull and boring it might seem, no matter whether you are a seamstress or a queen, a shoeshine boy, or a movie star, a renowned philosopher or a Down’s-syndrome child. Because in every day of your life, there are opportunities to perform little kindnesses for others, both by conscious acts of will and unconscious example. Each smallest act of kindness—even just words of hope when they are needed, the remembrance of a birthday, a compliment that engenders a smile—reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each thoughtless expression of hatred, each envious and bitter act, regardless of how petty, can inspire others, and is therefore the seed that ultimately produces evil fruit, poisoning people whom you have never met and never will. All human lives are so profoundly and intricately entwined—those dead, those living, those generations yet to come—that the fate of all is the fate of each, and the hope of humanity rests in every heart and in every pair of hands. Therefore, after every failure, we are obliged to strive again for success, and when faced with the end of one thing, we must build something new and better in the ashes, just as from pain and grief, we must weave hope, for each of us is a thread critical to the strength—to the very survival of the human tapestry. Every hour in every life contains such often-unrecognized potential to affect the world that the great days and thrilling possibilities are combined always in this momentous day.” –  Dean Koontz

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Little Cotton Valley - Utah Landscape Photography

Cecret Lake in Little Cottonwood Canyon

http://clintlosee.photoshelter.com/image/I0000xEuu0H_RKGI

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“If we were always conscious of the fact that people precious to us are frighteningly mortal, hanging not even by a thread, but by a wisp of gossamer, perhaps we would be kinder to them and more grateful for the love and friendship they give to us.”- Dean Koontz

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Henry Mountains

Henry mountains

http://parkerlab.bio.uci.edu/nonscientific_adventures/canyonland_arches.htm

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“Life is a tapestry woven by the decisions we make.” – Sherrilyn Kenyon

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Box Elder County

Box Elder County

Utah Department of Transportation – Box Elder County I-15 Improvements

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“I have come to believe that we do not walk alone in this life. There are others, fellow sojourners, whose journeys are interwoven with ours in seemingly random patterns, yet, in the end, have been carefully placed to reveal a remarkable tapestry.” – Richard Paul Evans

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American Bison in the Henry Mountains

Rare, genetically-pure bison found in Utah’s Henry Mountains

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“A wonderful realization will be the day you realize that you are unique in all the world. There is nothing that is an accident. You are a special combination for a purpose — and don’t let them tell you otherwise, even if they tell you that purpose is an illusion. (Live an illusion if you have to). You are that combination so that you can do what is essential for you to do. Don’t ever believe that you have nothing to contribute. The world is an incredibly unfulfilled tapestry. And only you can fulfill that tiny space that is yours.”   – Leo Buscaglia

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Stansbury Mountains

Stansbury Mountains

http://www.summitpost.org/utah-western-desert-ranges/190033

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“Regular maps have few surprises: their contour lines reveal where the Andes are, and are reasonably clear. More precious, though, are the unpublished maps we make ourselves, of our city, our place, our daily world, our life; those maps of our private world we use every day; here I was happy, in that place I left my coat behind after a party, that is where I met my love; I cried there once, I was heartsore; but felt better round the corner once I saw the hills of Fife across the Forth, things of that sort, our personal memories, that make the private tapestry of our lives.” – Alexander McCall Smith

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American Fork Canyon

American Fork Canyon

http://www.wasatchhiker.com/

 

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“Each soul path is a divine unique fingerprint and its existence adds to the beautiful tapestry of the cosmos. “Life is a series of defining moments, cross roads and gateways as each door closes and new ones open. Always and in all ways follow the heartbeat of your own soul which is the path filled with light and love.”   – Jan Porter

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Cache Vally Mountains

Cache Valley

http://www.lisaudy.com/photo-contest.php

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“Our right brain perceives the big picture and recognizes that everything around us, about us, among us and within us is made up of energy particles that are woven together into a universal tapestry. Since everything is connected, there is an intimate relationship between the atomic space around and within me, and the atomic space around and within you – regardless of where we are. On an energetic level, if I think about you, send good vibrations your way, hold you in the light, or pray for you, then I am consciously sending my energy to you with a healing intention. If I meditate over you or lay my hands upon your wound, then I am purposely directing the energy of my being to help you heal.” – Jill Bolte Taylor, “My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist’s Personal Journey

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Mt Nebo

Mount Nebo taken from southwest of Nephi on I-80 at sunset. February 23, 2005

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“Globetrotting destroys ethnocentricity, helping us understand and appreciate other cultures. Rather than fear the diversity on this planet, celebrate it. Among your most prized souvenirs will be the strands of different cultures you choose to knit into your own character. The world is a cultural yarn shop, and Back Door travelers are weaving the ultimate tapestry.” – Rick Steves

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April 22, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Its all about perspective, that is how you look at things. Your own thoughts and outlook defines whether an experience, event, situation whatever is good or bad. And your definition determines your response.” – Stella Payton

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Narrows Zion NP

Narrows Zion NP

http://www.tripadvisor.com/LocationPhotoDirectLink-g143057-d103399-i121998589-The_Narrows-Zion_National_Park_Utah.html

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“I’m convinced that the best solutions are often the ones that are counterintuitive – that challenge conventional thinking – and end in breakthroughs. It is always easier to do things the same old way…why change? To fight this, keep your dissatisfaction index high and break with tradition. Don’t be too quick to accept the way things are being done. Question whether there’s a better way. Very often you will find that once you make this break from the usual way – and incidentally, this is probably the hardest thing to do—and start on a new track your horizon of new thoughts immediately broadens. New ideas flow in like water. Always keep your interests broad – don’t let your mind be stunted by a limited view.” – Nathaniel Wyeth

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Zion Narrows

Zion Narrows

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“Memory is like patches of sunlight in an overcast valley, shifting with the movement of the clouds. Now and then the light will fall on a particular point in time, illuminating it for a moment before the wind seals up the gap, and the world is in shadows again.” – Twan Eng Tan

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Zion Lower Emerald Pools Trail

Zion Lower Emerald Pools Trail

http://www.allzion.com/trails/lower_emerald_pools_trail.php

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“I am grateful for the rare opportunities to look at my circumstances from a higher perspective, one detached from the dim outlook I normally insist on seeing. These periodic glimpses show me life’s grandeur.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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Zion National Park stream

Zion National Park stream

http://travel.aarp.org/destinations/united-states/zion-national-park/

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“Humor can make a serious difference. In the workplace, at home, in all areas of life – looking for a reason to laugh is necessary. A sense of humor helps us to get through the dull times, cope with the difficult times, enjoy the good times and manage the scary times.” – Steve Goodier

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Zion NP Climbing up to Angel's Landing

Zion NP Climbing up to Angel’s Landing

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“Closing your eyes won’t make the awfulness go away. It may be that nothing will. But dwelling on it, dreading the evil, playing out the misery in your head – doesn’t this feed the monster? You can’t close your eyes to life, but you can choose where your gaze lingers.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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