Thoughts From The Wilderness – A Good Day To Smile

It’s still kind of early here at the “old homestead” on Friday morning. The sun is now just starting to peak over the eastern horizon.

For those of you who have followed along with Lynn and I over the past number of years, know that the outdoors fills a good or large chunk of our awake and not so awake hours.

Whether it be hiking, canoe tripping, snowshoeing in the Canadian Rockies or positioned along slightly above a raging river in an ice canyon at night or even a simple week’s worth of camping at a drive-in campground, we do tend to spend a fair amount of time outdoors.

The past year has taught ALL OF US a number of different life lessons. Some good one and unfortunately some bad or horrendous ones.

One thing we can always do and it is entirely up to us and it is the one thing we have absolute control over is our attitude. Now, I get that out attitude can change and often on an hourly basis, but it is still one thing we have control over.

Over the past year, one thing that many of us feel we’ve lost is a sense of control. Without a doubt, we’ve and many others have lost far more than control. The loss of loved ones is most certainly at the top of the list.

I’m not writing this as some sort of “pollyannaish” rose-coloured glasses all is good unrealistic outlook on our current situation.

Nope – our current situation in an overall sense is quite crappy or worse to tell the truth.

But, I do have a couple of suggestions.

If you find your overall whelmed by all the media coverage and granted most, if not all of it is negative, I get that. So, my suggestion and please excuse my language is “get the fu@k-off FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, the television, the radio, and just about any other media outlet.” Believe me – you’ll feel oh so much better.

Secondly and most importantly..

Smile and take a very deep breath. And once you’ve done that – do it again.

A smile and a deep breath can be the catalyst to change your attitude. Remember, your attitude is the one thing you have control over. Don’t give it up.

The pictures in the above collage where taken on our vacation camping trip trip last year to Algonquin Park.

Thinking back at our week there and looking at those pictures makes me smile and take a deep breath all at the same time.

— as always with love —

— get outdoors; find inspiration; discover yourself —

5 thoughts on “Thoughts From The Wilderness – A Good Day To Smile

  1. Absolutely true! I haven’t been reading news online (a sometimes addiction with me) and it helps a lot. It’s good to be informed but these days I am placing my mental health first. The information highway will be there when I feel ready.

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