Think About It

5 09 2009

“If one does not know to which port one is sailing, no wind is favorable.” -Seneca, Roman Stoic Philosopher





Lyrical Wisdom – The Climb by Miley Cyrus

2 09 2009

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Artist: Miley Cyrus

Song: The Climb

Album: Hannah Montana: The Movie

I can almost see it
That dream I am dreaming
But there’s a voice inside my head saying
“You’ll never reach it”

Every step I’m taking
Every move I make feels
Lost with no direction
My faith is shaking

But I gotta keep trying
Gotta keep my head held high

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb

The struggles I’m facing
The chances I’m taking
Sometimes might knock me down
But no, I’m not breaking

I may not know it
But these are the moments that
I’m gonna remember most, yeah
Just gotta keep going

And I, I got to be strong
Just keep pushing on

‘Cause there’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be a uphill battle
Sometimes I’m gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

There’s always gonna be another mountain
I’m always gonna wanna make it move
Always gonna be an uphill battle
Somebody’s gonna have to lose

Ain’t about how fast I get there
Ain’t about what’s waiting on the other side
It’s the climb, yeah!

Keep on moving, keep climbing
Keep the faith, baby
It’s all about, it’s all about the climb
Keep the faith, keep your faith, whoa





Imagination

27 08 2009

Photo: charlesyarbrough.com

“Keep your eyes on the stars, and your feet on the ground.”





Growing To Greatness

24 08 2009




Lyrical Wisdom – Dream Big by Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand

17 08 2009

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Artist: Ryan Shupe & The RubberBand

Song: Dream Big

Album: Dream Big

When you cry be sure to dry your eyes
‘Cause better days are sure to come
And when you smile be sure to smile wide
Don’t let them know that they have won
And when you walk, walk with pride
Don’t show the hurt inside
Because the pain will soon be gone

And when you dream, dream big
As big as the ocean blue
‘Cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big

When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud
‘Cause it will carry all your cares away
And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself
And it’ll help you feel okay
And when you pray, pray for strength
To help you carry on
When the troubles come your way

And when you dream, dream big
As big as the ocean blue
‘Cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big

When you laugh be sure to laugh out loud
‘Cause it will carry all your cares away
And when you see, see the beauty all around and in yourself
And it’ll help you feel okay
And when you pray, pray for strength
To help you carry on
When the troubles come your way

And when you dream, dream big
As big as the ocean blue
‘Cause when you dream it might come true
When you dream, dream big





You Can Be Whatever You Want To Be

14 08 2009

by Donna Levine

There is inside you
All of the potential
To be whatever you want to be;
All of the energy
To do whatever you want to do.
Imagine yourself as you would like to be,
Doing what you want to do,
And each day, take one step
Towards your dream.
And though at times it may seem too
difficult to continue,
Hold on to your dream.
One morning you will awake to find
That you are the person you dreamed of,
Doing what you wanted to do,
Simply because you had the courage
To believe in your potential
And to hold on to your dream.





Everyday Hero – A Fisherman’s Tale

7 08 2009

Summary: If you have not heard the story of Clay Dyer before, you need to.  For reasons doctors cannot explain, Clay was born without his legs or left arm and has only an appendage for a right arm.  But that does not stop him from doing what he loves to do – fish.  He refuses to use any special equipment because he wants to do what everyone else does, the way they do it, and does not want to be treated differently.

My turn: I am a fisherman myself and I understand how difficult it can be to tie your line, change lures, and unhook a fish.  Clay goes out there and does this with only one appendage and has to use his tongue and teeth to bait his hook and do what I do with two perfectly working hands.  I love this story because it shows someone who does what they love no matter what the circumstances!

Your turn: Do you have a similar story to share?  If so, let me know!  What do you think of this story?  Any opinions?

Want to learn more about Clay?  Visit his site:

http://www.smgoutdoors.com/claydyer.html