on being adventurous

with each passing year i shed more of my fears.  fear about what people think of me, what i should be doing, how i look, what i spend time on, etc...  there are so many.  we all have them.  some of us are very good at confronting and overcoming.  and some of us feel paralyzed.

somehow... age, time on earth, experience, trial & error, falling down again and again, and getting back up again... has given me more confidence to take risks, to follow my gut, to do what feels right.

and i couldn't be more engaged and inspired in those times.  because what usually follows when we face our fears and go for it... is reward.  

Timon & Thorben, the handsome boys/brothers pictured here, were a gift to me on a day that i chose to take a risk.  I can't thank their parents enough for being so kind and welcoming.  As a gift for their generosity... I captured their most prized gift... their boys.  

To help them remember how beautiful their life is.

Take a risk today.  xo

 

( gold in them hills )

 

"i know it doesn't seem that way, but maybe it's the perfect day, even though the bills are piling, and maybe lady luck ain't smiling.

but if we'd only open our eyes, we'd see the blessings in disguise, that all the rain clouds are fountains, though our troubles seem like mountains.

there's gold in them hills.  there's gold in them hills.  so don't lose heart.  give the day a chance to start.

every now and then life says, where do you think you're going so fast, we're apt to think it cruel but sometimes, it's a case of cruel to be kind.

and if we'd get up off our knees, why then we'd see the forest for the trees, and we'd see the new sun rising, over the hills on the horizon.

there's gold in them hills. there's gold in them hills.  so don't lose faith.  give the world a chance to say...

a word or two, my friend, there's no telling how the day might end, and we'll never know until we see, that there's gold in them hills.

there's gold in them hills.  so don't lose heart.  give the day a chance to start.

there's gold in them hills.  there's gold in them hills."

Ron Sexmith (my favourite rendition of this song can be listened to & purchased by clicking here)