Friday, April 28, 2017

Y is for Yolo, you only live once

I recently read The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. It was a retirement gift. The story tells of a shepard's journey to find his personal legend, a story of self-discovery. It's one of those books that causes you to evaluate your life. I read the cliff notes too. I'm reminded that you only get one life on this earth, so you should make it your best. Seek out your dreams, do not let fear control your actions, be intentionally grateful, and live in the present. I've tried to live my life in this way. Instead of writing my essay to explain, I've Included a few of my favorite nature pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Barn near President James & Dolly Madison's home
Blossom from the Tulip Poplar in my yard

Sunny day on the Mingo River

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8 comments:

  1. Ah, tulip poplars! I first saw them bloom when I was on an art retreat at The Hambidge Center in northeastern Georgia. So beautiful!

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    1. Our son planted this one when he was 9, it took 9 years to bloom. The blooms are beautiful. Thanks for stopping by.

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  2. Beautiful sentiment and photos! My husband and I also decided to grab this one life by the horns and put our thoughts into action. We got rid of all of our stuff and moved from the US to Ecuador in 2013.

    Emily | My Life In Ecuador | Yuletide at the Olón Orphanage

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    1. Wow, that took courage! I can't wait to read more of your posts. Thank you for stopping by.

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  3. I love this philosophy, YOLO! Thanks for the reminder with gorgeous photos.

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