Wayzata, Minnesota

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Being In The Flow

"Just living is not enough.
One must have sunshine, freedom and
a little flower."
Hans Christian Andersen

"The flower is a jumble of thighs
the sun's harem
the most oriental thing imaginable."
Malcolm de Chazal

YEARS - We never know how many will be ours,
 so it's important to make the most of it!

Filling our years -

"The most important story we will ever write in life is our own- not with ink, but with our choices." Richard Paul Evans from his book, The Gift.

On getting our story right, 
it helps to always,
 keep a good head on your shoulders.

On Making the Years right.

"We are all in motion. Always.  Those who are not climbing toward something are descending toward nothing."  From his book, Miles to Go

There might be moments through our years when you just need to 

                   Let it go!

"YOU miss 100 percent of the shots YOU don't take."  - Wayne Gretzky

YOU know it's better to try than never try at all?

  This tribute is for a goodhearted hero from Minnesota, after being faced with an unbelievable situation.

There are situations that may unexpectedly arrive and your choice for the better good of so many others, may come into play.
They don't mention it here, but he also said moments before the end, "Let's roll."

Thank you Tom, for those of us that knew you, and the many others yet to discover your courageousness, you will not be forgotten, ever.

"Love is the ultimate and highest goal to which man can aspire."
 - Viktor E. Frankl

How many years to get it right?  We'll never know.  But-

"When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."  Viktor E. Frankl


Cloudia said...

Thanks! Needed that!

ALOHA from Honolulu

Leovi said...

Nice photos, delicateness, wonderful flowers! Really beautiful colors!

Dominique Goh said...

Lovely pictures.. a lot has really changed over the years.

Cris @ Home made easy cakes said...

Lovely pics! Great choise for the letter Y

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

"Let it go" reminded me of this song.

Thanks, Karen!

R. Mac Wheeler said...

I love the old crack, "You don't live longer, it just seems like it'll never come to an end."


carol l mckenna said...

Great post and photos ~ lots of reflection it seems went into your post for Y ~ xoxo

artmusedog and carol ( A Creative Harbor)

fredamans said...

Love the quotes, especially "Do Something".

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

good advice. I need to let it go right now...

Wandering Wren said...

You have come up with a great Y post - made me think and smile - always a good combination :)!
Thanks Wren x

Lmkazmierczak said...

I concur! Enjoyed your post.

Lola said...

Such a reflective post - with such lovely photos too!

Splendid Little Stars said...

great quotes!
thoughts to ponder.
The memorial to Tom is very moving.
a wonderful post.

Betty said...

I'm sorry you lost someone you knew on that horrible day.

Yes, none of us knows from one heart beat to the next what is going to happen.

I enjoyed those quotes.