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The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community The greatness of a community is most accurately measured by the compassionate actions of its members. ~ Coretta Scott King There are times when we all feel alone, times when we feel like no one cares … Continue reading

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Happiness is Adventure & Travel

Happiness is Adventure & Travel Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life … Continue reading

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Simple Lessons in Happiness

Simple Lessons in Happiness Smile every chance you get. Not because life has been easy, perfect, or exactly as you had anticipated, but because you choose to be happy and grateful for all the good things you do have and … Continue reading

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10 things you can do to be happier today!

10 things you can do to be happier today! Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present ~ Jim Rohn So I’ve been gleaming through books and online resources and thought … Continue reading

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A special deal for my readers

A special deal for my readers Write something worth reading or do something worth writing about.               ~ Benjamin Franklin Hello my friends, today I wanted to show my appreciation for your continued support of my blog and my writing efforts.  … Continue reading

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A Happy Hiking Anniversary

A Happy Hiking Anniversary Come to the woods, for here is rest. There is no repose like that of the green deep woods. Of all the upness accessible to mortals, there is no upness comparable to the mountains. ~ Robert … Continue reading

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Hiker Slang

Hiker Slang We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect ~ Anais Nin At a book club recently for my book, Appalachian Trial Happiness, the readers said they wish there had been a glossary.  I had … Continue reading

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How to survive the first few days on the Appalachian Trail

How to survive the first few days on the Appalachian Trail Great works are performed not by strength but perseverance ~ Samuel Johnson Hiking the Appalachian Trail Thirty-two miles, that’s it, thirty-two miles. One of the things my friend Second … Continue reading

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Happiness is Floating on the Dead Sea

Happiness is Floating on the Dead Sea If you don’t love the sea, the sun, all the simple pleasures, what sort of life are you going to have? ~ Marty Rubin I have never been able to float on my … Continue reading

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On Hiking Alone

On Hiking Alone I really like this quote, thanks to my sister for sharing it with me. There has been a lot of talk in comment sections, in the NY Times and on Social Media about the woman who died … Continue reading

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