August 28, 2012

What Are You Waiting For?

For a long time it seemed to me that life was about to begin - real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time to still be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.

This perspective has helped me to see that there is no way to happiness. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have. And treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time … and remember that time waits for no one…

So stop waiting
until you finish school,
until you go back to school,
until you lose ten pounds,
until you gain ten pounds,
until you have kids,
until your kids leave the house,
until you start work,
until you retire,
until you get married,
until you get divorced,
until Friday night,
until Sunday morning,
until you get a new car or home,
until your car or home is paid off,
until spring,
until summer,
until fall,
until winter,
until you are off welfare,
until the first or fifteenth,
until your song comes on,
until you've had a drink,
until you've sobered up,
until you die,
until you are born again
to decide that there is no better time than right now to be happy…

Happiness is a journey, not a destination.

-Alfred d'Souza

August 22, 2012

Mini Cooper or Hello Kitty?

This might be the silliest thing I have seen in a long, long time.

August 13, 2012

5 Things I've Learned While Camping

#1 -
If you leave on a Friday after work you will definitely get caught in traffic.  Patience is required.

#2 -
When you set your tent up in the dark, you will wake up surrounded by questionable neighbours (yes that is a very, very large slug).

#3 -
If the water is green, while it's pretty, it's from a glacier.  It's...refreshing.

#4 -
Big, old trees are beautiful and provide shade.  And spiders.

#5 -
Spending two nights in a mountain valley, on a quiet beach on the banks of a sparkling clean river, and two days with no cell phone or internet connection is one of the best things you can do for your body,  mind and heart (even the rocks understand this).

(all photos were taken at Marblemount in the Cascasde Mountains in Washington State)