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Take risks….often!

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool.
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.
To reach out for another is to risk involvement.
To place your dreams before the crowd is to risk ridicule.
To love is to risk not being loved in return.
To go forward in the face of overwhelming odds is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
One may avoid suffering and sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow or love.
Chained by ones certitudes they are a slave; one has forfeited their freedom.

Only a person who takes risks is free.

Photography by: Jenell Bindl, Plain, WI

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May is “Women Rider Month”…

Come on girls, lets get riding! Wha Hoo!

We were young & w/o a care….

We were young and without a care; we we were curious and carefree. It’s no wonder we had been given the agnomen of “foot loose & fancy free”! I miss those days….

agnomen \ag-NOH-muhn\ , noun:
1. A nickname.
2. An additional, fourth name given to a person by the ancient Romans in allusion to some achievement or other circumstance, as “Africanus” in “Publius Cornelius Scipio Africanus.”

Origin: Agnomen comes from the Latin tradition of adding a fourth nickname to someone’s given name. Ag- is a variation of the prefix ad- meaning “to” or “near.” Nomen means “name.”

a reconnoiter…of the “good ‘ole days”…

Upon further reconnoiter, I must admit that these were the “good ‘ole days”!

reconnoiter \ ree-kuh-NOI-ter \ , verb;
1. To make an inspection or observation.
2. To inspect, observe, or survey (the enemy, the enemy’s strength or position, a region, etc.) in order to gain information for military purposes.
3. To examine or survey a region or area for engineering, geological, or other purposes.

Origin: Reconnoiter comes from the French word reconnoître meaning “to explore.”

Ahhh…the irriguous fields….

Every year, at the beginning of Spring, nothing exceeds the luxuriant greens of the irriguous fields!
irriguous \ ih-RIG-yoo-uhs \ , adjective;
1. well-watered, as land.
Origin:
1645–55;  < Latin irriguus,  equivalent to irrig ( āre ) to wet ( see irrigate) + -uus  deverbal adj. suffix
Hyde’s Mill in Wisconsin, 2008

I absolutely approbate….

When I was sitting on the front stoop, I heard the rumble of a motorcycle coming down the street. My neighbor’s toddler daughter appeared to be scared, as she ran into the house and yelled for her mother. I don’t care what anyone else thinks, I absolutely love the feel of the rumble of the pipes of a Harley-Davidson and approbate!

approbate \AP-ruh-beyt\, verb:
1. to approve officially.

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We are all at different paths in our lives…

~But no matter where we go, we take a little of each other every where!
~Opportunity may knock once, but temptation bangs on your front door forever.
~A bad attitude is like a flat tire; you ain’t going any where till you change it.
~The best thing about the future is that it comes only one day at a time.
~Out of difficulties grow miracles. Courage doesn’t always roar; sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, “I will try again tomorrow”.
~Only those who risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.
~Though no one can go back and make a brand new start,
anybody can start from NOW and make a brand new ending.
~We may not have it all together, but together we have it all.

~Unknown Author~

How “tony” is that…

Having a day off during the work week, is a novel idea.  Not only does it help to break up the work week, but it also allows me to do ordinary things on a day when everything is open for regular business.  My spouse and I headed to a nearby town, for a lunch date at a “tony” cafe.  We like to try new  & quaint establishments for our get-a-ways, as it makes me feel mysterious.  I get a feeling of escape when I can do something like that, on a day when everyone else is working.

tony

\ TOH-nee \  , adjective;

1. High-toned; stylish.
Origin:
An Americanism, tony  entered the language in the 1870s. Its precise origin is unclear, but it is related to the word tone  meaning “a particular quality or way of sounding.”

Better, not Bitter…..

“The difficulties of life are intended to make us better, not bitter.”

-Author Unknown (Thanx Kim Anderson Prchl, for the “Share”)

Learn to appreciate what you have…

Happiness always looks small while you hold it in your hands, but let it go, and you learn at once, how big and precious it is. You never see it coming you just get to see it go. If you have something good don’t ever take it for granted. Otherwise someday, someone will come along and appreciate what you didn’t. Lesson: Learn to appreciate what you have, before time teaches you to appreciate what you had.

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