“These are the days of miracle and wonder…” Paul Simon
This time of year is always amped with anticipation. Christmas has come and gone, and, in many cases, is still going for many. Friends and family have either gotten what they wanted, or have leisurely gone and gotten themselves what they aptly missed out on the day the big red man came to visit. The last of this dwindling year is closing out, with the promise of new turf and a fresh start just around the corner. It is an exciting time of the year, no doubt about it.
“Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” – Carl Sagan
In all reality it is just another day, like any other. It has all the potential highs and lows of any given twenty-four hour period previous to it, or after it. Yet, we are afforded the rare opportunity to be able to take this day and plunge into fresh waters, cleansed and unadulterated. Ready, and recharged to fling ourselves into the next adventure, and make ourselves the person we always thought we could be. The only thing standing in our way, the only challenge presenting itself, comes a few months into our new carefree life, when the realization starts to settle in that we must maintain said adventure. Here in lies the rub.
“Nuts!” - Brig. Gen. Anthony 'Tony' McAuliffe
We have a choice to make. Will we, at this juncture of our new found journey, decide that we have done enough, surrender all hope, and jump off the rail car, slinking back into the old habit of ambling around until our next New Years; or will we ride on, fight through the bulge, bring more people aboard, and take this train to the last unknown stop with a group of bad asses that share the same sense of adventure.
“Never lose an opportunity of seeing anything that is beautiful…” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What will you do? I guess you’ll know soon enough. Because this is your ride, your story, your life; you are the only one who can decide if you want to be part of the adventure, or part of the scenery, waiting around for someone to come tell you about being a bad ass. Don’t be scenery. Go be a badass!
“We must go and see for ourselves…” Jacques Cousteau.
Hard times make hard people. Live Uncommon
- January 23, 2017
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