Side Trips can Provide Inspiration on the Journey Forward

"Sometimes the most scenic roads in life are the detours you didn’t mean to take.” – Angela N. Blount Have you ever been on a road trip so intent on arriving at your destination that you don't bother to stop at any of the attractions along the way? I have done several road trips, both … Continue reading Side Trips can Provide Inspiration on the Journey Forward

Recommitment instead of Resolutions

"New Year's resolutions work like this: you think of something you enjoy doing then resolve to stop doing it," Charlie Booker. Another New Year and another opportunity to make New Year's resolutions we most likely won't keep.  Statistics show that eighty percent (80%) of New Year's resolutions fail. So why do we keep making them?  … Continue reading Recommitment instead of Resolutions

If Something is Worthwhile, Fight For It

"It shouldn't be easy to be amazing.  Then everything would be. It's the things you fight for and struggle with before earning that have the greatest worth.  When something is difficult to come by, you'll do that much more to make it's even harder - or impossible - to lose." by Sarah Dessen, Along for … Continue reading If Something is Worthwhile, Fight For It

The Path Forward is Not Always Straight

"An obstacle is often an unrecognized opportunity."  Unknown It's one of the prettiest times of the year in Colorado - the temperatures are beginning to cool and the aspen leaves are beginning their annual metamorphosis from summer green to fall yellow.  Hiking in the mountains during this change is magical - as confirmed by the … Continue reading The Path Forward is Not Always Straight

Small Steps on a Long Journey

"Dreams can come true, but there is a secret.  They're realized through the magic of persistence, determination, commitment, passion, practice, focus and hard work. They happen a step at a time, manifested over years, not weeks." By Elbert Hubbard, American writer, publisher, artist and philosopher. On a fairly difficult hike yesterday, I was reminded of … Continue reading Small Steps on a Long Journey