The sun sets on another day…

I was looking at a tree and  thinking this morning about a joke. Well, it is a kinda a joke, and at the same time it is a bit of a challenge, and a bit of a way of life, so a little inspirational, well, it is a lot of everything. I saw it first on a meme, but tracked it down to a writer, Hunter S Thompson. the quote reads:

“Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming “Wow! What a Ride!”

So I took a picture of the tree, and was wondering about its history and all that it had been though. All the things the tree had seen, well, if trees could see. All the things that the tree had experienced, and all the years that had gone by. The tree was ragged and worn, beaten unmercifully, and had slid down into the grave, wow, what a ride.

In the end, life is a wondrous journey that deserves to be lived and lived well. Well does not mean hiding in a corner, it means living to the best of ones ability.

So as the sun sets on another day, next time you look at a tree, laugh that I would think all this from a tree, then smile knowing there is a lot more life to live, and go out there and make it happen!

Sleep sweet, love life, and enjoy every moment…


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