Today’s quote really doesn’t need much introduction. I think it really does speak for itself. It’s message is bold and open.
To make bread or love, to dig in the earth, to feed an animal or cook for a stranger — these activities require no extensive commentary, no lucid theology. All they require is someone willing to bend, reach, chop, stir. Most of these tasks are so full of pleasure that there is no need to complicate things by calling them holy. And yet these are the same activities that change lives, sometimes all at once and sometimes more slowly, the way dripping water changes stone. In a world where faith is often construed as a way of thinking, bodily practices remind the willing that faith is a way of life. – Barbara Brown Taylor
Today, i get to golf the Challenge at Manele Bay, designed by Jack Nicklaus. This course is beautiful and every hole has a view of the Pacific Ocean. It’s so beautiful that Bill and Melinda Gates were married on the 12th hole.
And I get to golf here… *phew*
How people keep correcting us when we are young! There is always some bad habit or other they tell us we ought to get over. Yet most bad habits are tools to help us through life. – Jack Nicklaus
I found this quote while looking for something to do with hiking, since that’s what I’m off to do today. Going to hike near Mt. St. Helens, Washington. It’s supposed to be near 100* this afternoon. That’s got me running for the hills. I know when I’ve found a good quote, because it slaps me in the face, makes me read it a second and third time and then sinks in. This one did that. Enjoy.
I have never found anywhere, in the domain of art, that you don’t have to walk to. (There is quite an array of jets, buses and hacks which you can ride to Success; but that is a different destination.) It is a pretty wild country. There are, of course, roads. Great artists make the roads; good teachers and good companions can point them out. But there ain’t no free rides, baby. No hitchhiking. And if you want to strike out in any new direction, you go alone. With a machete in your hand and the fear of God in your heart. – Ursula K. Le Guin
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An interesting, and smart, perspective. I hadn’t thought about things in this manner. A good reminder is always necessary. Happy Friday, my friends.
If we haven’t specified where we want to go, it is hard to set our compass, to muster enthusiasm, or to measure progress. But vision is not only missing almost entirely from policy discussions; it is missing from our culture. We talk easily and endlessly about our frustrations, doubts, and complaints, but we speak only rarely, and sometimes with embarrassment, about our dreams and values. – Donella Meadows
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I love the idea of working hard, reaching for your goals and making things happen. Idle time really drives me crazy. I’m almost always working on something, tinkering, futzing, or just seeking out new projects. Idle time makes Schnik go crazy. 🙂
I believe in the Scottish proverb: ‘Hard work never killed a man.’ Men die of boredom, psychological conflict and disease. They do not die of hard work. – David Ogilvy
This photo was taken on a walk through Mt. Tabor Park in Portland. This long line of stairs reminds me that you still have to take them one, maybe two, at a time. You just have to start climbing, though.
Not many things bring me as much joy as posting the daily quote and photo here. This post is my 500th. Thanks for sticking around and here’s to another 500!!