Megan and I had some things to do in Missoula last week, so afterwards we stopped to visit some ducks at a pond. She enjoyed feeding them, while I kept busy taking photos.
Since this was a spontaneous stop and I didn't have my camera with me, I had to make do with my cell phone and its "artistic" touch. Turned out kind of fun, nonetheless. :)
We stopped by the pond again a couple days later on another required trip to the city.
A flock of geese joined us the second time. -- Word must've got out that we had food. :)
Those pics to come in another post...
Our lessons in life aren't usually something we are very excited to receive, but they are given to us for a purpose. The following message by Seth Godin sums it up quite well. :)
"Don’t waste the lesson. Things rarely turn out precisely the way we hoped. Sometimes, if we’re lucky, we can figure out why. If we find the lesson and learn from it, it might be even more valuable than if we’d simply gotten lucky." --Seth Godin
What are your dreams?
Anyone who knows me or reads my blog knows that my biggest dream is living and hiking in the mountains. But living our dreams doesn't just happen.
I've been able to call the mountains my home for the last 24 years and counting. We gave up a lot to move here and it hasn't been easy, but it's the life we've chosen with no regrets on the trade-offs we've made and continue to make every day.
As to hiking, I get out in the mountains often because it's what I love to do, so I choose to make it a priority. To make it happen, I simply look at my schedule and make an appointment with myself and others to get out there. Cancellations are rare.
Life is busy for all of us, and it will keep us from living our dreams if we let it.
Living our dreams is about the choices we make every day.
We have to make our dreams happen. Chase them with a passion! :)
Overlooking Lost Horse Corridor from Lost Horse Observation Point.
Bitterroot Mountains, Montana. July 2019. Northern Rockies.
I am high above the timberline
Where the sky and mountains meet
Up where the air is very thin
Somehow it's easier to breathe
Like the wind in the canyon echoing
The spirit is calling me, whispering
Out here, in the wild and the wonder
Where the lightning and the thunder
Serve a great awakening
Out here, where the one who did the making
Is still in me creating, a place where I am free
I can hear, I can breathe, I believe, out here
"Out Here" song by Geoff Moore
This is my daughter's rendition of Big Creek Lake from one of my photos on our backpack trip last year. :)
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