Sometimes we look at sights in nature but don't really see. While hiking in the woods the other day, it became a realization that we need to open our heart and eyes to see the beauty of the simple things in nature with each season. There is so much order and purpose in His creation. God has given us awesome beauty in this world to see and enjoy... if we would but stop to see and feel it. Join us as this blog is about stopping to see the real beauty around us...to touch and feel it... "Through the Lens".

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Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Let's Live Big!

My brother sent me an e-mail today that really summed up some of the feelings that we experienced when deciding to fulltime. He was challenging me (us) to never begin thinking "old." He went on to say to stay active but more than just physical or mental exercise but true passions, burning passions. That completely sums up how we have always felt about travel and volunteering our time and talent as we travel around this great country. It is a passion, a burning passion. Then he said that we, "had a lifetime behind us and a lifetime ahead of us - so much still to give." "Let's live big." It is my opinion that living big is what fulltiming is all about. I don't know any "old" fulltimers. The fulltimers I know are always excited about tomorrow and what is down the next road or around the next corner. They never dread getting out of their bed so they can just do the same old thing again another day. Every day is different. Isn't that exciting?? "So much still to give." This is why Mike and I want to stop and volunteer as we travel. We want to be able to give back, to help make something better, or assist in helping others have a good time. We want to do more than know history or read history we want to experience it, touch it and see it. If a picture is worth a thousand words I want to see it and be left speechless.

My wonderful brother had such great thoughts and I so appreciate his advice. It is so true for everyone. Find a passion, a burning passion and keep yourself active with people excited about life. We might not be able to change the number of years we have lived but we can stay active and happy with our lives. "And in the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." Abraham Lincoln

1 comment:

Vicki and Porter said...

Good post, we have been just sightseeing and relaxing so far, but we are involved with ARPH, an australian shepherd rescue organization. We can only provide transportation since we started full timing, but the timing and placement need to be perfect. We will do more once we see more of the country and start staying in locations for more than a week or so at a time. We love your blog. Keep in touch. Porter and Vicki