“You can fail at what you don’t want so why not take a chance on doing what you love.”
– Jim Carrey
Inspirational words from Jim Carrey’s Commencement Address at the 2014 MUM Graduation. (Maharishi University of Management)
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I have always been a big fan of trees. When I was in college I was so infatuated with trees, I took a 3 credit course. It was fascinating. As the season changes from summer to fall, I am reminded of just how majestic trees live their life. Many grow for decades, enduring extreme temperature and environmental changes and still manage to survive. Not too certain we humans would do as well. I came across this quote of Jeffrey McDaniel’s regarding trees and it really hit home.
“I realize there is something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” – Jeffrey McDaniel
Although this is not a fall foliage image, it does show the strength of this tree. The ability to endure coastal living with it’s sandy soil and constant salty conditions is just another way trees show their strength and honesty. Knowing when and how to conserve energy to endure.
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As hockey’s Stanley Cup Play-offs come to the final round a quote of Wayne Gretzky comes to mind:
“One hundred percent of the shots you don’t take, don’t go in.” Wayne Gretzky
In this year’s Stanley Cup the LA King and NY Rangers are matched up and this quote came to mind as Wayne Gretzky dropped the first puck of the series. Tonight maybe the deciding game of the Stanley Cup Winner as the Kings have dominated the series thus far. I have to admire the efforts put forth by both teams; the incredible amount of shots at the net in pursuit of a goal, endless skates back and forth on the ice, and just the sheer number of games played to get to this point in the season. I have true admiration for both teams. I know I will be watching and I hope you do too.
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Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.