“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
It is amazing how I can go through a year being busy, being frustrated, being excited, being tired…and not take a moment to sit quietly and express any gratitude for the time I share with others. Continue reading “Adventure Gratitude Moment”
It’s been a few weeks since my last writing. Life has a way of interrupting the best of intentions. Between illnesses, hospital visits, trips, travails, time with friends & family, and other events, time slipped away between posts. I have started a couple but they are waiting for my “final” thoughts to wrap them up…that or no thoughts and a full closure (hmmm, another life metaphor?).
There are so many analogies and metaphors about footsteps that it seems self-serving to write yet another missive about them. Well, yes in a way it is but it is also my way to explain how everyday events can be used to help me relate stories and thoughts to others. Continue reading “Footstep Analogies & Metaphors”
If you are reading this then you are probably using a computer of some kind: a Mac, PC or Smartphone. You might have taken the liberty of customizing your lock screen or working screen background. You may have adjusted what happens when your computer is idle by turning on a screen saver of some ilk (it’s here we drop the smartphone which usually turn off). Screen savers originated as a result of a problem of image burn-in on the old CRT (cathode ray tube) monitors where if you left an image on long enough, it literally becomes burned into the display and nothing will remove the ghost image.
We returned from several trips this past weekend. I think we’re done with major trips, kenneling and pet-sitting activities for a while but you never know. So where does that leave us? Continue reading “What To Do”
The thermometer read over 90 dF so what was the brilliant plan for an adventure day? Miniature golf, of course! Out under the blazing blue sky of North Carolina sans any wind is perfect for standing still and just putting a round or two of golf, right? Continue reading “Landing in Adventure”
It appears I am always seeking a new start and sometimes those new starts curtail other activities mid-stride. In hindsight, jumping from activity to activity appears to provide a moment of excitement but long-term dissatisfaction with all endeavors as the end result. Continue reading “A New Start”
This was a busy week. We managed to enact a bunch of verbs: climbing, fishing, casting, spinning, swinging, acting, singing, dancing, playing, riding, casting and teaching to mention a few. Continue reading “The Verbs”
Message summary: To make an adventure truly enjoyable, pre-planning is a must for those who have to watch what they eat and drink.
A day doesn’t go by when you don’t hear about someone who has a physical condition that limits what he or she can do or eat. Adventuring adds a new level of challenge when we have to consider and make allowance for this. Continue reading “Adventuring with Challenges”