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September 11, 2016 § Leave a comment

“We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” – Anais Nin

 

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“I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next.
Delicious Ambiguity.” – Gilda Radnor

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November 24, 2015 § Leave a comment

“Gratitude doesn’t change the scenery.  It merely washes clean the glass you look through so you can clearly see the colors.” – Richelle E. Goodrich

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“Life is filled with unanswered questions, but it is the courage to seek those answers that continues to give meaning to life. You can spend your life wallowing in despair, wondering why you were the one who was led towards the road strewn with pain, or you can be grateful that you are strong enough to survive.” – J.D. Stroube

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“The world is so exquisite with so much love and moral depth, that there is no reason to deceive ourselves with pretty stories for which there’s little good evidence. Far better it seems to me, in our vulnerability, is to look death in the eye and to be grateful every day for the brief but magnificent opportunity that life provides.” – Carl Sagan

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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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Pitts S1S Flying over the High Sierra Nevada Mountains

 

http://yellowairplane.com/Pitts/Pitts_Top.html

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“It is unearned love–the love that goes before, that greets us on the way. It’s the help you receive when you have no bright ideas left, when you are empty and desperate and have discovered that your best thinking and most charming charm have failed you. Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you are to be there.” -Ann Lamott

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“Grace is the light or electricity or juice or breeze that takes you from that isolated place and puts you with others who are as startled and embarrassed and eventually grateful as you are to be there.” – Ann Lamott

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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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