“Let others see their own greatness when looking in your eyes.”
― Mollie Marti
WILD Feature –
Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep
“Recognize the remarkable individuals in your life who help you envision a world far beyond yourself.”
― Bill Courtney, Against the Grain: A Coach’s Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love
WILD Feature, Peak Week, Day 4 –
Buck Mountain (right), Static Peak (left)
Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming
I’ve known remarkable people throughout my entire life – my parents, a high school English teacher, a boss that gave me a second chance, a mentor who once accused me of being “a dollar chasing a dime” 😬, my daughters, my wife Toni (my favorite human) …and a thousand other points of light that touched my life in profound ways. There is no such thing as a “self made man/woman” no one is an island. We are infinitely entwined with the world and the universe around us – physically, emotionally, environmentally, spiritually in every way. And you are just as important to others as they are to you. Don’t ever doubt that. Keep giving of yourself even when you are not getting the response you hope for. Stay loving, stay kind, stay hopeful.
Thank you for being in my life!
Our lives are defined by opportunities, even the ones we miss. Thankfully, we can start today to seek out new ones!
White-tailed Deer (Buck)
North Park, Colorado
It’s true that Christmas is not about reindeer, but hearing hooves on our rooftop invokes a sense of anticipation and imagination! Perhaps what we are hearing is the spirit of Christmas knocking at our heart, offering us the gift of peace! All we have to do is open it….first our heart….then the gift!
(no, they are really moose…ha!…the reindeer had already returned to the North Pole so I had to substitute!)
“With a good conscience our only sure reward, with history the final judge of deeds, let us go forth to lead the land we love, asking His blessing and His help, but knowing that here on earth God’s work must truly be our own” ~John Fitzgerald Kennedy (US President)
Moose on the Upper Michigan,
“Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to a divine purpose. There is one thing we do know: That we are here for the sake of other men, for the countless unknown souls with whose fate we are connected by a bond of sympathy. Many times a day, I realize…how earnestly I must exert myself in order to give in return as much as I have received and am still receiving.”
― Albert Einstein, Living Philosophies
WILD Feature –
Elk overlooking Desolation Peaks, Colorado