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Volunteering @GRB Thursday, Aug. 31.   I went at midnight (shhh no one tell my mom) and was turned away, too many volunt…

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This is a share on two counts - 1. Check out my jumpsuit! 2. Falling in LOVE by Alan Watts. For all of the scaredy cats out there like me - worth a read. Thanks to @janansiam for sharing @bigpoweryoga today. AND here we go: “Well now really when we go back into falling in love. And say, it's crazy. Falling. You see? We don't say "rising into love". There is in it, the idea of the fall. And it goes back, as a matter of fact, to extremely fundamental things. That there is always a curious tie at some point between the fall and the creation. Taking this ghastly risk is the condition of there being life. You see, for all life is an act of faith and an act of gamble. The moment you take a step, you do so on an act of faith because you don't really know that the floor's not going to give under your feet. The moment you take a journey, what an act of faith. The moment that you enter into any kind of human undertaking in relationship, what an act of faith. See, you've given yourself up. But this is the most powerful thing that can be done: surrender. See. And love is an act of surrender to another person. Total abandonment. I give myself to you. Take me. Do anything you like with me. See. So, that's quite mad because you see, it's letting things get out of control. All sensible people keep things in control. Watch it, watch it, watch it. Security? Vigilance Watch it. Police? Watch it. Guards? Watch it. Who's going to watch the guards? So, actually, therefore, the course of wisdom, what is really sensible, is to let go, is to commit oneself, to give oneself up and that's quite mad. So we come to the strange conclusion that in madness lies sanity.” ❤️🙏❤️ I’ll write my thoughts on this later, for now: HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!! Photo credit: @organizedbymj #fallinginlove #inspiration #motivation #valentines #valentinesday #yoga #happyvalentinesday #anthropologie #jumpsuit #red #galentinesday #ladiesluncheon #travel #tourist #wanderlust #wanderlusters #houston #htx #houstontexas ...

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Ever feel like life is a tug of war between YOLO and adulting? You aren’t alone. We are all in the same boat, or snowy woods, rather. The below poem, “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening”, rivals only one other poem of Robert Frost’s in terms of popularity. No doubt, because it aptly conveys the natural tension that is life. ———-“Whose woods these are I think I know.
His house is in the village though;
He will not see me stopping here
To watch his woods fill up with snow.
My little horse must think it queer
To stop without a farmhouse near
Between the woods and frozen lake
The darkest evening of the year.
He gives his harness bells a shake
To ask if there is some mistake.
The only other sound’s the sweep
Of easy wind and downy flake.
The woods are lovely, dark and deep,
But I have promises to keep,
And miles to go before I sleep,
And miles to go before I sleep.” ——————————-There is nothing that can’t be overcome. You don’t need to panic or run or eat a cupcake. Just breathe.
Can you guess the Robert Frost poem that rivaled the above poem in terms of popularity?
#robertfrost #robertfrostpoem #inspiration #motivation #snow #snowywoods #idaho #idahogram #schweitzermountain #schweitzer #ski #apresski #7b #skiing #skiingseason #skilife #dontgiveup #getunstuck #selfhelp #yolo #sandpoint #sandpointidaho
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Llamas are all over the place...mugs, tshirts...want to make $? Put a fuzzy llama on it. In addition to being cute enough for printed merchandise and live photo ops (photo op courtesy of @kgovin ), the llama plays triple duty as a pack animal (South America). A llama can carry 18 to 28% of its body weight. And now, here’s a lesson we should take from this “it” creature of the hour. According to National Geographic, if a pack placed on a llama is too heavy, the llama will refuse to move. Other behaviors might include hissing or spitting until the burden is lightened. While I don’t recommend hissing or spitting 😂, the self protective limit that kicks in, is worth exploring. For such a popular, photogenic cutie, the llama displays an absence of ego, seriously healthy boundaries, and the ability to act based on intuition. Out in the wild, listening to intuition can be a life or death call. In the middle of a big city, sometimes our intuition mistakenly gets drowned with Pepto Bismal or cast aside due to a blinding desire. So, if you aren’t seeing the results you want, if you feel stuck - evaluate how often you listen to your intuition. The good news is, intuition is a God-given freebie!!! And like anything else, using it effectively...takes practice. 💪🏼Llamaste! #getunstuck #inspiration #motivation #intuition #llama #llamasofinstagram #llamalove #travel #tourist #wanderlust #wanderlusters #velvet #velvetdress #beehive #beehiveboutique #houston #houtx #houstontexas #hou #explore #trustyourintuition #followyourintuition ...

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Millions of new jobs. Billions in new GDP...I’m not talking about politics, I’m talking about 5G. Here are a few more tidbits of what we have to look forward to with 5G: smarter agriculture, improved public safety, remote healthcare....the possibilities are world-changing. I picked this info up from a presentation by Crown Castle at a Colliers event. (Thanks to both entities for the newfound knowledge.) There’s more: To get to 5G we had to start with 1G. 1G brought us analog voice. 2G digital voice & text. 3G mobile data. 4G mobile internet. Wow. Started from a land line and now we’re here. Sometimes, I feel like I’m stuck in my own 1G mode, regardless of what I do. And with that, there’s frustration, agitation...more “tions” than I can count. The operative word in this scenario is “feel”. When we don’t see the results the way we want to see them, we assign a value to our G. We think, feel, and react. Quite often if we are indeed stuck in 1G mode, it’s due to our reaction, not our actual situation. When we can get in front of our thoughts and feelings - we can mitigate the reaction. And that, is progress 🙂 #getunstuck #inspiration #motivation #progress #5g #travel #tourist #wanderlust #wanderlusters #downtownhouston #houston #houtx #houstontx #manageyouremotions #progress ...

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Since I missed new year, I’m wishing you a Happy Lunar New Year! I hope this year brings to fruition the desires of your heart ❤️, and that at the very least, that your heart is filled with hope. And here’s why. Some years, God’s thumbprint is undeniable. Easy peasy. My Insta Stories feature one of those years for me. I made a big move...thousands of miles away...that changed my life. And in the best and “worst” of that year, it was incredible! Some years on the other hand...feel like God went on vaca...and we are left to our own devices - in an unfamiliar wilderness. In those years, there always seems to be a whirlwind of things that don’t go as planned, unsavory things that are out of our control...to make matters worse, we get in our own way/resort to our old ways. Oy. It’s easy to feel hopeless. C.S. Lewis writes about something called The Law of Undulation - that life is a series of peaks and valleys. Those years - those ones where we fall on our tailbone, when life smacks us around, and when God seems silent - three big whammies - those stretches of time (even when they go longer than we are comfortable with), they’re growth spurts. At the end of them, we’ll be wiser, more compassionate, more empathetic, more mature. So lame!!! 😂 Just kidding! We will rise up out of the valley and onto a peak once again. So, have HOPE. A peak is coming! In the meantime, those feelings of despair can create inflammation - in our attitude, our perspective, out thoughts...our choices...how mindful we are, what we put in our bodies, in our closets...how we handle our relationships...that despair-filled inflammation can creep into every area of our lives. Don’t lose hope. Be on the 👀! A peak is coming! #hope #peaksandvalleys #inspiration #motivation #getunstuck #lunarnewyear #chinesenewyear #houston #htx #hou #godisgoodallthetime #changeyourattitude #choosehope #happylunarnewyear #travel #tourist #wanderlust #wanderlusters photo by @sallylebig #cslewis #cslewisquotes #lawofundulation #growthspurts ...

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In his later years, Robert Frost became a snowbird. Scenes like this would have him head straight to his Miami home, a home he named “Pencil Pines.” Frost was also a 4xPulitzer Prize winning poet. It’s rumored that Frost named his Miami home “Pencil Pines” because the only work that ever made him any $ involved a pencil. This award-winning writer did factory work and spent nearly a decade as a farmer. That work (that didn’t involve a pencil) played a part in his writing. The writing that he did during the nine years he spent as a farmer is what made him famous. Sometimes, where we are, what we’re doing...doesn’t seem like the right fit. In the now, it might not be “right,” but in the later, it’s 💯. Hoping this decade dovetails perfectly into your next. #happy2020 #getunstuck #inspiration #motivation #idaho #babyitscoldoutside #idahome #idaho #schweitzermountain #sandpointidaho #travel #tourist #wanderlust #wanderlusters #idahoexplored #motivation #inspiration #pnw #pacificnorthwestisbest #robertfrost #happynewyear #happynewyear2020 #happyholidays #2020 #roadlesstraveled #idahoexplored #idaholife #idahogram ...

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