7/24/18 – Carson, WA
This is probably one of my favorite campsites. I slept so well last night; very few mosquitos, campfire smells, dense trees, and the sounds of flowing water in the creek. Wonderful.
I found this little bit of a journal entry and reread it a couple of times. I found it pleasing to read and found myself being transported back to that time in 2018. Fumbling around a few other entries, I found some quotes and such that I’ve recorded over the years, and the feel-good and thought-provoking vibes continued. Thus I share the following with you to help spread some good vibes in these wackiest of times.
Start where you are. This is very important…Just where you are – that’s the place to start.
Too many people spend money they haven’t earned, to buy things they don’t want, to impress people they don’t like.
If adventures will not befall a young lady in her own village, she must seek them abroad.
– Jane Austen, Northanger Abbey
Everything worthwhile in life is won through surmounting the associated negative experience. Any attempt to escape the negative, to avoid it, or quash it or silence it, only backfires. The avoidance of suffering is a form of suffering. The avoidance of struggle is a struggle. The denial of failure is a failure. Hiding what is shameful is itself a form of shame.
– Mark Manson, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
In ordinary life, we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich.
There are bumps in the road on this journey home.
I realized long ago that it is only a case of a few years for an actress before she gradually and sometimes almost in prospectively loses popularity and younger ones start to take her place. Look at some of the one-time famous stars of a few years ago, whoever hears of them now? Most of them are unhappy and rather bewildered. It’s pretty hard to have your lifelong career at an end so I decided long ago that I wasn’t going to be one of them, that the years are not going to bother me as they do so many of my colleges. Wrinkles won’t worry me, neither will increasing weight because as long as I can use my head it won’t matter how I look.
You validate people’s lives by your attention.
One small crack does not mean that you are broken, it means that you were put to the test and you didn’t fall apart.
– Linda Poindexter, as found posted at a PCT Trailhead in California
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