August 19, 2014 0
“The purpose of our lives is to be happy.” ~Dalai Lama
If you’ve been pondering your purpose lately, this is a quick way to get grounded again, and to take an inventory of what’s working and what’s not in your life. You may find another purpose for your life, but underneath it all is this deeper underlying purpose.
Make this day a Happy day!
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August 13, 2014 0
A few thoughts on the power of the word one…
“The creation of a thousand forests is in one acorn.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall.” –Oliver Goldsmith
“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” –Jim Rohn
“Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” –Thomas A. Edison
“The best thing about the future is that it comes one day at a time.” –Abraham Lincoln
“Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.” –Ronald Reagan
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.” –Mark Twain
“Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.” –Robert Brault
“Growth is an erratic forward movement: two steps forward, one step back. Remember that and be very gentle with yourself.” –Julia Cameron
“One song can change a moment, one idea can change a world, one step can start a journey, but a prayer can change even the impossible.” –Unknown
In the same spirit of the word one:
“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” –Martin Luther King Jr.
And: “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” –Lao Tzu, Chinese Philosopher (604 BC-531 BC).
The power of ‘one’ has often been cited. Yet we fail to apply it effectively most of the times. There’s an opportunity out there for each one of us. Its upto us to see it and grab it.
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August 2, 2014 0
What is now a sea of grass and sky called Pawnee National Grassland was once littered with hopeful frontier families foraging westward in humble wagons. The Homestead Act brought around six million settlers to the West’s plains by 1890, but harsh winters and droughts crushed their hopes of growing crops.
Yesterday I made my second trip to the Pawnee Buttes. This is a wonderful get-away from the daily hustle and bustle of town. With only about 35 visitors a day, it’s the place for beautiful solitude. The is a birdwatchers paradise and well worth the drive. This prairie is just like it was when people traveled the Overland trail. Nice to find the wide open grassland and imagine the Indian people and cowboys who first rode those lands. If you like open areas, this is for you. There is a decent hiking trail to the Pawnee Buttes. There are some neat areas to explore once you are at the Buttes. I love the wide open spaces and blue sky. It can get windy, so prepare for that.
Have a good day!
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