9.08.2013

If you could would you...

If you could, would you...Photo: A pink sunset at Half Dome in Yosemite
hike to the top of half dome in the dark just to see the sun rise?

If you could, would you...

stand at the rim of the Grand Canyon just to marvel at it's grandeur?

If you could, would you...
Durian fruit
eat this?

French Black Truffles
taste that?

If you could, would you...                                                                                                                                    
















plant a garden with a small child so they can watch it grow?

Would you...
Elderly man and boy hold hands. Photograph: Henry Wolf/ Getty Images
hold the hand of a loved one and sit in silence through the night just to let them know you are there?

Would you...
climb this rock?

catch this wave?

Observing the stars... (Credit: To the rightful owner)
Stop in your tracks on a midnight walk to stare at the stars and bask in their vastness?

If you could, would you...
























work on your splits no matter your age?

Would you...
stand on the moon,

dancing in field
dance a silly groove,


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chase the fireflies,
















learn to paint like one of the masters?

Would you...




















drop everything and rush to their side because you deeply love them?

Would you...

















drink in their silliness night after night,





















tickle their toes,




















make a blanket fort and let it stay up for weeks?

Would you...


show them what love is by loving them first?

If you could, would you...


give sacrificially,

Old Couples in Love Are So Cute
love unconditionally (that includes loving yourself),


















and always remember, your dreams are relevant no matter what age you are?

Life offers us many adventures, great and small. Embrace them. Make opportunities. Share them. And most importantly, do something that scares you, or terrifies you. Every day. For this is where we find ourselves vulnerable. And that, my friends, is where the bread gets buttered. When we are vulnerable, we allow others to see us in a place where we offer the truth about ourselves. Vulnerability is not a weakness. It is, if I may, an "honesty". It is powerful. It is an offering of our true selves. And that, I believe, should be applauded!

Take risks, live in gratitude, do what you love. This is where joy resides. And let that joy bubble up and infect others.








































Enjoy life, wear a super hero cape as much as possible, and be sure to bring others with you!




51 comments:

  1. I loved this post! Superb piece! Yes, Yes I would! Thank You for the inspiration today! :)

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    1. Thank you! Working on my bucket list inspired this.

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  2. I love it! What a happy, uplifting and inspiring post! That is exactly what our family is doing. We left our old lives behind and we hit the road in our RV. Great photos!

    Jennifer <3 www.HappilyUprooted.com

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    1. How awesome for you and your family!! Glad you stopped by I will have to check out your adventures.

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  3. wow! what a beautiful and uplifting post. you should probably be a commercial writer for something for sale like a new family car or an insurance company. :) thanks for sharing!

    Stopping by from the blogelina commentathon!

    ~ Dara

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    1. Well thank you! I have never thought about commercial writing. Interesting thought!

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  4. I actually have done a few of these. Bucket lists are awesome. I hope you'll share yours!

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    1. I have done some too but I have a big list to do. I will definitely be sharing!

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  5. This was so uplifting and such a great start to my morning. Thank you for the inspiration!

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    1. So glad you liked it. Hope your day is awesome!

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  6. Love all the pictures and inspiring post. The old couple is the hospital is by far my favorite picture. I hope my husband & I grow old like that together.

    -Stacey
    Gluedtomycrafts.blogspot.com

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    1. I agree! I love that photo! I hope to grow old with my husband like that as well. Love and laughter until the end!

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  7. I agree! I love that photo! I hope to grow old with my husband like that as well. Love and laughter until the end!

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  8. This post is so inspiring and uplifting! (and a nice reminder to just enjoy life as much as possible!)

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    1. Enjoy life and love in all you do! Don't forget about the love part! So glad you liked it. Be inspired and go do!

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  9. What a beautiful way to start off my morning! It's 7:33AM and this is a fabulous thing to wake up to read!

    Thank you!

    -Rebecca @ Love at First Book

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    1. You are so sweet! I hope you day is wonderful!

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  10. Thank you for sharing this loving post. indeed, we have to stop and really take the time to think what we are doing of our precious time on earth. what is important and not...Some food for thought on this Friday morning. Thank you!

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    1. I find I waste a lot of time rather than embrace the moment. I am definitely a work in progress.

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  11. What beautiful inspiration! I'm going to go climb that dome now.... ;) But seriously, I would still like to be able to do splits like that older woman above! She's awesome!

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    1. Agreed! Seriously, that woman is amazing.

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    1. I pray it inspires and changes your day, week month and year.

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  13. This is so uplifting and makes you want to get out there and do something great!

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  14. How inspiring! I constantly try to kick myself out of my comfort zone, no matter how hard it may be. Being comfortable kills my creativity. I loved the picture of the old couple - I hope my husband and I will laugh together as well when we grow old. Thanks for such a wonderful post!

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    1. The comfort zone is a creative killer. It is scary to step out of it but ALWAYS rewarding.

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    2. It definitely is! It's what makes you feel alive.

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    1. Thank you so much. I think the most beautiful are of my family.

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  16. Beautiful and thought provoking - I love it

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  17. I need to find my bucket list again...I did get to check the "swim with stingrays" one off!

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    1. How incredible! My kids would love to swim with the stingrays. May have to add that to the list.

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  18. If I could...yes, yes I would. Those are beautiful photos.

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    1. Thank you. They are beautiful places and beautiful people.

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  19. Very inspiring post with gorgeous photos! I would do many of those things if I could. Except the things that involve high places! Well, unless we're being totally theoretical and I could overcome my fears. Then I would!

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    1. I am sure you can find other things to take you out of your comfort zone. It is just about doing things you have never done before with people you love!

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  20. Great pics! I would totally wear a superhero!

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  21. Very inspiring words and great pictures. I hope I can do those splits!

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  22. What a rousing post for all. It certainly makes you think about what's important in your own life.

    Angi from Tim And Angi.

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  23. This is one of the best posts I have seen in a while. I love posts that really make you think about your attitude towards life.

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  24. great post! Our attitude is everything :o) Although I must say I can never recommend eating a durian fruit :o) Nasty stuff!!! Stopping by from the comment-a-thon.... Emily

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  25. Great post! Really made me think about how far I would go to enjoy life and to what depths I would go to show others love.

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  26. I loved all the stunning photos along with your inspiring post.

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  27. Very Inspirational and nicely put together! m afraid I am STILL not a fan of doing things that frighten or terrify me ( BIG CHicken!) Last time I did that was whe my son was 16 and talked me into riding a ride at the fair that looked like it would shake my brains out. It did. Havent been the same since. :)

    By the way...that is by far the coolest "tent" I have ever seen!
    Thankyou for proving Proverbs 11:13 to be true.

    He who refreshes others will himself be refreshed.

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  28. What a refreshing inspiring post! Life is to be lived to its fullest and with lots of laughter and exploring.

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  29. Absolutely! It's important for me to teach my daughter to "try" out the world. Go forth and conquer!

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  30. I would like to hike to the top of a mountain in the dark just to see the sun rise! I'd love to do that!

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  31. Gratitude really makes everything better. Thanks for the inspiration!

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