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Ready For The Outdoors

Hoorah! Hooray! Springtime is here. We have spent a winter being blown about. We have been fighting frost and having layers applied for our layers that I thought that I was in Westeros. Yet, finally, spring has sprung. It is time to start thinking of camping hiking and other outdoor activities. It is time for us to get outdoors again. Time to get our feet and hands dirty as we ready the gardens and our …

Why Walk Around Barefoot

Ok this week I am getting a little out there in the outdoors area. I have always noticed a big difference between my younger self and the modern self. Often I attributed that difference with my grumpiness and cranky disposition to just getting older. I heard that when you turn 40 your testosterone drops and that makes a guy cranky and grumbly. Yet I remember back to when I was young I ran around barefoot …

Whats Your Mission?

So what are you wanting to accomplish in your life? We have talked about goals and mindset. Yet how do you tie these all together with your core values? That’s where this question comes into play. What are you wanting to accomplish in your life? Do you want to make every person smile? Maybe you want to have every person you encounter to see the beauty around them. Perhaps you are more ambitious and you …

Why Have a Mission Statement

Been working on getting your foundation setup. You have your core values and making them be your guiding principles in your life decisions. The next step is to shape your mission. What is your mission from God?

giphy Why Have a Mission Statement

When you have your mission your path becomes a lot clearer and direct. It is as if you found the expressway instead of taking the surface streets to the other side of town.

So this week we are going to the next step of making your mission statement. So we are looking to Rabbi Simon Jacobson and why you want to have a mission of statement. That objective to why you are doing what you do. Does help you find give bearing to your direction.

What Children Learn When Outdoors

Children are amazing. If you have kids the opportunity for you to sit back and watch them as they learn about their environment is always on in wonder. To see kids explore and learning their own way a truly fascinating experience

This week we have another Ted talk about what nature teaches kids. The answer is a lot, Nilda Cosco. Talks about the different aspect of the world and how kids see it.

The Problem with Fear of the Unknown

You are setting in your office and you just got an email from the boss. The phrasing is a bit ambiguous but you read it as he is not happy. So, what do you do? Do you avoid the email act like it isn’t there? Perhaps you go ahead and reply, then start packing your things? When in reality you read the email completely wrong and he is going to offer you a promotion. Take …

How to Pick the Right Sleeping Bag

Time to start getting the camping equipment setup. One piece of equipment that is needed is your trusty sleeping bag. You can bring sheets and blankets and all that good stuff but if you don’t want to keep up with all of those extra pieces then a sleeping bag is just what you are needing. Well, this months review is the ever important sleeping bag. No campsite is complete without a sleeping bag for each …

Where did Auld Lang Syne come from?

The Origin of Auld Lang Syne

One of the biggest traditions we have for the new year beside setting resolutions or goals is that we sing Auld Lang Syne at midnight. Yet why do we sing this particular song? That is actually a easy story to tell

There was a big time band director by the name of Guy Lombardo and in the 20’s he started playing this song at the stroke of midnight. And he kept it up till his death in 1977.

Yet the song didn’t stop with his passing. The song is actually several hundred years old and originated in Scotland. It was orginally ment as a farewell song. Often played at Graduations and funerals. This is because the song actualy means Old Long Since. In other words for the god old times.

So as you go out tonight to celebrate making it around the sun one more time. now you will know that the song you sing is more about that last year was not that bad and there were times to be remembered. Those memories though good or bad are what make you. So drink a pint and enjoy, but get home safely so get a ride home don’t drive. There are way to many amateur drunks, who are going to be out tonight. So be safe have fun.

To everyone, I wish you peace love and happiness. Next year is going to be fun, and I want you to be along for the ride.

If you are wondering if are they just repeating the same words over and over? Well pretty much sort of in a way. but not really so here are the lyrics with the scottish words and the english translation.

You can have a strange family but these folks are still important to your world

Survive The Difficult Family Members

Hey, it’s Christmas time, If you haven’t’ noticed yet! You had thanksgiving fly by and it reminded you exactly why you hate family functions. Yeah, something happens each year. You have subjected to the blatant back handed complements from the drunk aunt who has the self-delusional thoughts that she is in charge of everything. Then your odd uncle who believes you are still 8 and wants to wrestle after drinking a 12 pack. While you …