It is said that to succeed one has to get up before the others, before the birds, before the sun, drink a cup of coffee, eat a piece of toast and an egg, put on your shoes and run, run just to keep in the same place, and run faster if you want to succeed.
Oh, but the trees, the mountains, and the lakes know better. They are always there watching me, wordlessly, knowing that there is a joy in sitting back and watching silently. Lessons are learned by listening, not just with the ears, but the eyes.
Life is meant to be enjoyed, Stresslessly.
What a beautiful place to be, I thought, gazing around Kintla Lake. Calm, peaceful, serene, about as far north in Montana one could go without going over the border into Canada.
“Be mindful of the bears,” the park ranger said.
“Oh, I know,” I replied, “I come from a place full of them.”