The Great Smoky Mountains

The Appalachian Trail from Clingsman Dome, Tennessee/North Carolina, USA

             The Route of the Appalachian Trail from Clingsman Dome, Tennessee/North Carolina, USA

The walk up to Clingsman Dome is relatively easy: 15-20 minutes up a paved pathway. And it shows by the number of people up at the lookout. But I think places like this are not only beautiful but necessary to ensure people remain connected with nature, and are reminded of her intrinsic values.

Welcome the Squamish Sun

Squamish Nation Welcome Figure, Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver, BC.

Squamish Nation Welcome Figure, Ambleside Beach, West Vancouver, BC.

Every day is an amazing opportunity, to continue building upon yesterday, or start fresh on a new path. Whatever way you are living, remember how lucky we are to be alive! How precious and fragile life is, and how beautiful the world can be. Cherish what you have, and work hard for what you don’t. Be kind, do good, and live wild and free.