The Journey of the trail

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The journey of the trail, some trails are short and some long, some trails are an easy nature walk, as most will test your skill and endurance, none the less all trails offer you the same thing…………. The fact of getting outside and being one with nature.

Don’t be frightened of how the trail may look at first glance, as you will never experience true beauty, as you would on the trail of your choosing, while you look deeply into what is all around you. The journey of the trail will have you travel along many different terrains, with some being muddy and murky, others bumpy with many curves, then as you climb higher, now you walk among the clouds on top of the rocks, that make up the summit of the mountain.

All trails start with the getting out of your vehicle and putting on your gear, including a good pair of hiking boots. You want a good solid but comfy boot, as this will determine of just how good of a day you will have on the trail. You will also need plenty of water as you will need to stay hydrated on the trail, not staying hydrated will lead to a whole different issue, than just walking the terrain of the trail. Don’t forget the first aid kit and keep it stocked, as you never know for what will be needed, especially on rugged terrain. Then there is the much needed snacks for the trail, as with the calorie burn, you will need to replenish the body with the important vitamins. When you are on the trail, you simply never know what you may en-tale? So it is important to be as ready as you can be, for what ever that the trail may have in store along your journey.

Hiking along a trail can be the best and funnest of times, as it can also be the hardest and worst memory of your life, which makes it even more important to be ready for whatever you may come across, to minimize the worst and greatly improve the best of times, you never forget the camera as well, so you can keep good records and good memories, not to forget that, you can capture some really good pictures of many different kinds of animals and plant life, that you may normally never see, in your everyday world. of the 9 to 5 and go home to sleep for the next day.

While there may be many different hikes out there, some being day hikes and others over night hikes, the one that really grabs me is the Appalachian Trail, at just over 2100 miles, ranging from Georgia to Maine and all the states in between, this hike takes six months from start to finish, through all different terrain and all different kinds of weather that Mother Nature may throw at you, but none the less, when you complete this hike, it will not only give you a sense of accomplishment, it will give you a huge confidence boost, that will have you feel like that is nothing you can not do.

Within this broken society for which we all live, sometimes we get so caught up in things that drag us down, instead of pick us up, that we forget about doing things that make us feel great. We are afraid to do things that we think others will poke fun at us, so we then lose sight of just doing things that makes us happy, as we than can walk our paths of this journey through life in peace, so we than can feel good of ourselves, regardless of what others may think of us? Life is too short not to live as we want to live, but always remember that, when we do it correctly, then life itself will bring us great rewards as well, without being sad or depressed for living a life of regret, because we were too afraid to simply be ourselves, be the true person of who we truly are and not the fake person that we hide in plain sight within this broken society.

 

” The journey of the trail encompasses many things, but nothing better then making us all feel good of ourselves”

” When the terrain becomes rugged and steep, is when we are at our best along the trail to persevere and complete the trail”

” Never forget of truly who you are, as this will always help in us feeling good of ourselves, within this broken society”

” The trail may be long or it may be short, it is still a trail that we can walk, to help us all in being truly of who we are”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There is a Destiny within the Journey

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This quote by the late Stuart Scott is an awesome quote, as you can change a few words, to have it go in whatever direction you want it to go in. Like you can take out the word Cancer and have something like this:

 

” You walk a path through this journey of life, By how you live and in the manner in which you live, so you can create your own destiny for which to live”

 

While walking through this journey, there will be many bumps that will bruise us, many obstacles that we need to get either over or around, sometimes we bring on these obstacles or bumps by our own in actions and sometimes they come from other sources? But either way this journey of life can be either as smooth as we want, or so bumpy, that we never truly give ourselves a chance to heal and move forward correctly.

I don’t know how many of you are familiar with the TV show NCIS? This show has been on the air for sixteen seasons now, the writer’s of the show are some of the best writer’s of any show and the topics they write, as well as the episodes that air, are pretty much as real as you can get, within the reality of life. Then there are the Actors of the show, these Individuals are like a car salesman, they have to believe in and become one with the Character they play, to completely sell the show to all of us as the viewer, not too mention making a connection to all of us as we watch each and every week.

Pauley Perrette………… AKA  Abby Sciuto, throughout her journey of all sixteen seasons on the show, has made millions of connections and has become a role model to many who have watched this show of NCIS. She has inspired so many and with her Goodbye episode this past Tuesday night,  there were many teary eyed people throughout the viewing Audience of the show. Abby’s journey throughout the show was of, kindness, empathy and compassion, as she worked her magic of forensics while she helped the team solve a lot of crimes. No matter how ugly each case was, Abby always saw the good and it showed in her actions, her sweet kindness made all the ugliness, look as beautiful of as a Rose. As Abby was on the show, Pauley Perrette is the same in real life, it was like Abby was actually playing herself on the show, which is how this show became so unique and how the show became so popular throughout the World. Yes we will all miss Abby, but as she moves forward on her journey away from NCIS, we too shall move forward throughout our journey along our paths. We all will still watch the show, as these writer’s keep bringing us back, with their creativity and suspense they keep us in. It is just like this journey, the Character’s and the events may change, but the journey keeps moving forward for all.

True that NCIS is a TV show and we all watch it in our realities, but when you have a writer’s room full of very creative writer’s and willing to explore topics of reality within the show, now you have the makings of one of the best shows ever, in the history of this invention called a television and the Character’s within the show, do their part within the show, to sell the show to each of us week after week. True it sucks when you watch a show and make a connection with one or two of the Character’s then they leave the show for whatever reason, but as they move forward with their journey’s, we to must move forward with our journey’s, as we all walk our paths within our reality, throughout this big journey called life.

 

” A good quote can stand the test of time and inspire us in many ways”

” The destiny within the journey varies between you and I, you just need faith in yourself and hope within the journey”

” The NCIS writer’s are very creative Individuals and know how to create the perfect words to keep us all in suspense from week to week”

” You make connections with certain Actor’s and when they leave the show you miss them deeply but you both move forward within reality”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Small Town ….. Big City

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We all walk a path of which we choose, along this journey through life. Some may live within a small town, while others choose to live within a big city. The journey may be the same, but the paths we walk are different, depending on each of us and what we want to achieve along our paths. Now there are no paths along this journey that come smooth and grooved, as we all have to work hard at grooming our paths, so we can be happy and at peace. These paths will bruise us and knock us down from time to time, but the paths should not dictate on how we walk along them? Although we do get caught up within all the crap and get stuck within the ruts of the paths, then we struggle with trying to get out of the ruts, which then has us, out of focus on what we truly want along the path.

Now as we walk through this journey on our paths, we do need to work, so we than can make ends meet and afford what we want, but some as they work for someone or maybe a Corporate company, want to do things their way? Well that’s not how it works, we need to do it their way, as they are the ones paying us weekly, so we can afford what we want and do as we want on our days off. The same goes for our elected officials within our Governments, these Individuals will do and say anything to gain our votes, then when they get into office, they proceed to forget who put them there and move forward with their own agendas, not too mention we also pay for them and all their trips while they ” serve us”. Then they will not work with their fellow elected officials as they should, because they are too busy with the attitude of,   ” all about me”. The big problem with our elected Officials is, they continue to lie to us as they say, ” I am here for you and I work for you”. I think the biggest problem is we the people, as we fear putting new blood within the office simply because, we don’t want to take the risk of putting someone in place, that can not handle the job? So we then continue with the status Quo and then complain til we are blue in the face, because we know they are screwing us within the Government.

We are so afraid of what others will think of us when we show we can’t handle anything, that we then do what ever we can, in order to not show failure……… only because through failure comes ridicule and gossip talk. We are so afraid of failure, that we then hide our mistakes when we make them ( yes we all make mistakes), then we point the finger elsewhere, just to divert our mistakes away from us. The biggest mistakes our elected officials make is, to tun for an office that not only they can not handle, but they then get lost within the job of serving themselves, instead of the job of serving those who voted them into the office.

Now living within a big city we have to work harder at maintaining a certain lifestyle, while those within the small town, have less pressure and don’t have to work as hard, to live in a more simplistic lifestyle. We all want great success and to achieve great things, but within this broken Society we all live, we all have truly lost what real success is and have lost our way on what we need to achieve, in order to have that success. Sometimes when our paths beat us up and bring us great pain, we then get lost within the clouds of our judgments and totally lose sight of what we want to achieve, so we then can have success.

This journey through life comes with no guarantees, as we have to work hard for what we want, we will also make many mistakes, although we need to own up to those mistakes and not hide them then point the finger away from ourselves. There will be many jobs that will confuse the heck out of us and have us tackle things we can not handle, that is when we need to be strong, admit to ourselves and to others that we need help, so we all can work together, instead of banging heads and causing chaos around us, so we all can walk our paths through this journey of life in happiness and peace.

 

”   Little big town or big city, you take your pick, but which ever you pick you still need to work together to move forward stronger”

” There is no path that is groomed, we have to work hard at grooming our paths, to have success at whatever we want to achieve”

” Our elected Officials need to get back to who put them into their office, instead of trying to forget them and move forward with their own agenda”

” We may becomes confused and out of focus along our paths, which even more of a reason to unclog the clouds of our judgments and focus harder along our paths”

 

Greatness Personified………

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” Greatness is within us all, but unfortunately only a few achieve true greatness”

 

Last nights Superbowl was an Epic event on so many levels, not too mention being one of the best Super bowls of my lifetime so far. Okay it is true I am a New England Patriot fan,  it is also true that I like many other true fans have gone through many seasons, with our beloved Pats only winning one game a year, so it is safe to say that, I am not the only one enjoying the ride for the last 17 seasons. With all the Hater’s hating on this team only shows what greatness brings and the New York Yankees back in their hay day, have also been through what the Patriots are going through now, which is where the nickname the ” Evil Empire” came from. What I say to all the Hater’s out there is, ” if you truly want to be a Champion, than step up to the plate and beat a true Champion”, with Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons almost did just that.

Tom Brady and Bill Belichek just solidified their greatness last night with this great come back win, some may say that the Falcons choked, but to the real football fan, this game was won a team that never gave up, no matter of how big the odds were as this game moved forward. This game was won by a team that never lost faith in their selves and their teammates, which kept hope alive for each and every one of them, when there is faith, you will always have hope and with these two, the confidence runs high throughout the entire team. Plus with the slogan of ” do your job”, the task at hand never really got too big for them to handle.

We all walk a path through this journey of life, we all also go through the good as well as the bad, with what I learned of Tom Brady’s Mom last night, I couldn’t stop my eyes from watering and to think she was at her first game watching her son……. the tears filled up my eyes and my heart became warm with love. with all the chemo she has been through, she was strong enough to go watch her son in person, which made this story so much bigger than the game of football itself. Tom Brady is more than just a football Quarterback, he is a Human, walking a path through this journey of life, just like all of us as well. The biggest difference between Tom Brady and most of us is, he never gives up, he never loses faith in himself and with this faith, never loses hope that he can achieve Greatness, plus as a Human and with all his Mom has been through, Tom Brady stays focused on the prize and the true prize isn’t each Championship ring he receives, the true prize is each chance he gets to spend good quality time with his Mom at her time of need. This was the story within the game, this is the story that drives Tom Brady to Greatness, this is a story and a message to the rest of us that, we to can achieve the same Greatness if we want it bad enough, we just have to stay focused on the true prize and not the prize surrounded by drama or false reality. We all walk a path through this journey of life and when we do it correctly, when we stay focused on the true prize and when we never give up, never lose faith, which brings us all the hope we need to move forward better and stronger, so we all can share our love within, with each other, as we then walk this journey in peace and happiness.

 

” True greatness is within us all, we just have to focus and never give up, so the greatness will shine over us all”

” Last nights Super bowl game was beyond a great game when you look deeply into the game”

” With Faith there will always be Hope and when you have them both, the confidence will drive you to never give up no matter of the odds”

 

 

A Message that will never end……..

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” A message for us all to stop all the hate, share our love that’s within ourselves, so we can move forward in peace and happiness”

 

I am going to keep sharing this picture of this young boy of eight year old Martin Richard, who was taken from us way too early and was a victim of the senseless tragedy, that was the Boston marathon bombing. This young boy in so many ways,was more mature than any one of us within this Society, for him to make this sign totally shows that he he was more grown up than what his age said and with all the ugliness around us, shows just how Childish some of us are within this Society.

We just elected a new President here in America and it wasn’t even close. This election wasn’t about any Political party, it was totally about the true silent majority American Citizen, being pissed off at how our so called leaders were leading us and in a direction of no return. The People have spoken but some in this country can’t handle the outcome, so they have turned to the streets, to disrupt the lives of the rest of us, Really!!! It is time for us all to grow up, show more love and respect of each other, unite with each other before it’s too late and as Martin Richard looks down on us, make him proud as we honor his words and his message, so we all can move forward in peace and happiness, throughout this journey of life.

We all have our struggles and we all are faced with some difficult challenges, but yet not all of us bring these struggles and challenges to those around us, as we are too busy fixing what is wrong, so we can be better and stronger moving forward, while others simply give up and blame everything else, instead of excepting what is wrong, taking responsibility and truly fixing what is wrong, so they too can move forward stronger and better, unless we all take more responsibility and respect each other, this ugliness will never go away, we are all equal within this journey of life, time we all start acting mature and  seeing this equality, or we will never be at peace and we will never be at true happiness.

Martin Richard might of been a young boy when he was taken from us, but he was so much more mature than some within this Society. This journey through life may not come with a text book, but it really is not that hard to walk through, all we have to do is, walk it correctly, respect all that is around you, take the love of God that is within us all and share it with each other, show more empathy of each other, so we than can walk our paths in peace and walk through this journey of life in true happiness.

 

” ” No more hurting people…………peace” A quote from an eight year old boy, that was taken from us too early and we all should live this quote everyday in his memory”

” Let us all remember this message and spread it like wildfire throughout all within this society”

” We all have our struggles, we all have our challenges, let us all fix what we need so we can move forward stronger and better”

” True strength is within us all, we just have to acknowledge it so we can move forward with confidence”

 

 

Winter keeps its hold, as Mother Nature shines…….

winter monadnock               This picture is at the driving range at the Gardner golf course in Gardner Massachusetts. There may be no green but there is a golf course under this white blanket called snow, right now Mother Nature is protecting the greens with her beauty and getting the greens ready for yet another season of golf.

Some may look at this white stuff called snow and be saying, please no more! We are done and want Spring to bring the flowers. Just as the beauty of the flowers brings us Spring and warmer weather, the snow of the winter has its own beauty, just like inside each one of us, there is beauty in everything, you just have to look deeply inside what you are looking at.

Within the background of this picture, you see a mountain, this is Mount Monadnock in Jaffrey, NH. Just a few miles from Gardner and the most hiked mountain in the World. To see this mountain from the driving range of the golf course is a beautiful site, but to see it topped with a white blanket, really brings out the beauty of the mountain. When you hike this mountain no matter what the season, then see it from a far covered with a white blanket of snow, you truly see the beauty of this mountain, you truly have a respect for the mountain and not just seeing it as something to do, or an object in which to get some exercise on.

When you first see this picture, you may not see the beauty of the green grass, the beauty of the trees in full bloom, or even anybody practicing their swings for the golf course across the street, but when you truly look deeply into this picture, you see more beauty than you ever imagined. The true beauty is the work of Mother Nature, what she has done to get the Earth ready, for us to enjoy yet another beautiful Spring season, then yet another Summer season, so we can enjoy ourselves outside while we bask within the sunlit skies.

There is a lot more to life, than just taking a picture for the memories, it is more about enjoying life before it is too late, enjoying everything around you and really looking deeply into what you see. Sometimes things happen to us that robs us from the true beauty, we then see things with our clouded sight and try to move on, without seeing the true beauty of, not only ourselves, but of everything around us.

We all walk our paths along this journey of life, we all have our struggles that sometimes takes us over, but when we stay true to who we are, stay true to our real feelings and emotions, have complete faith in not only ourselves, but complete faith in God, we will always look deeply into what we see, we will see the true beauty in all that is around us and within ourselves as well, we will also see others as a living, breathing person, instead of an object that is in our way. Sometimes we as people need help to look deeply into what we see, but we are so stubborn that we never ask for the help til it is too late, but it is never too late, as we never give ourselves a chance, to truly see the beauty of what we see.

” We may think winter is keeping a hold on us, but it is Mother Nature trying to get us to see its true beauty”

” We as people of this Society only can see what we want to see, but if we look deeply into what we see, we can see a whole lot more and the true beauty of all that is around us”