JEEP LIFE AND THE GREAT OUTDOORS
"Not all those who wander are lost"
There's something about a bond or friendship that happens when you're on the trail. It's almost odd. There's a genuine sincerity that you just don't seem to have with your friends at school or work. It's something deeper than the day to day life we share with the people around us.
I have my opinions why of course. I think it has to do separating ourselves from the chaos of stuff. You know, getting back to the basics in nature. A simple life tends to be a happier one...a more fulfilling one. That's just one of the factors of course and I'm sure I'll talk more in the future about it all, but today I want to express a thank you.
A thank you to the people in my life that are genuine. The folks that value me, like I value them. The people around that are loyal and honestly care about something bigger than themselves in life.
Believe it or not...those traits are few and far in between in "friendships". So when you find them, nurture them. Be the friend to them that you would want as a friend. Free from judgement, and gossip. Be loyal to the integrity of the relationship. Be forgiving. There's a saying...the hole that you give through in life is the same hole you receive through. That couldn't be more true.
Look, things will happen your entire life that don't seem right. We are all imperfect, we are all not our best at times. Often however, a slice of time or single moment isn't defining of a person character. It's the end game that matters, it's our intention that matters. We all screw things up from time to time, pretty bad even, but...if we can start looking at each other through the eyes that we want to be looked at, we would be surprised how our relationships grow.
Traits like loyalty, honor and selflessness become harder and harder to achieve and find these days in our humanity, but striving to be those things will help ensure that you surround yourself with those things. Appreciate the friends and loved ones you have in your life by celebrating them through your own behavior. There's no better way to be loved than to love first.
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