The Wanderings of Kit (Do you wander or just wonder?)
With my words, I hope to throw some oblique light upon your soul.
YES—YOU CAN > >
***Change your life at any time to make it more magnificent!
***Live with little money and still have an excellent life.
***Be able to live life getting very little sleep.
***Live ANYWHERE in the world and still make your life a fantastic event!
***See experiences that will add to and make your life better.
***I want to inspire you as to the wonders of the earth.
***Perhaps this is my new “gig”, traveling the world doing the same?
And, I’m not just, “Kitting Around”.
Create the life YOU want to live, NOW, then make your life better and better!
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*** The freedom I am experiencing in my travels is a marvelous thing.
*** Going where I want, when I want, and seeing wonderful places and people.
*** I will have places to show you and tales to tell.
*** I will have secrets to unfold and good news!
I WANT TO TAKE YOU AWAY WITH ME
ON WONDERFUL ADVENTURES!
INTRO TO THIS WEEK >>
Boulder, Colorado is nice! Yet it was time to move on. I had to get back to the wilderness, so I went to Rocky Mountain National Park, once again.
This new thing about wearing a mask is really bugging me. Is it because everyone else is doing it? or, are people really scared they’re going to die? Well, even in the wilderness, away from others, some people were wearing a mask, ridiculous, to me. Or, while driving in the car, alone, some are wearing their mask—it makes no sense.
Scientists who work with deadly viruses have complete protection. No air can get into them or out. These masks might make people feel better, but, from what I have read, do not do much to help.
While at Cindy’s I did a lot of work on her home, including painting her fence.
Why just last night we went out to a restaurant, I didn’t have a mask. Before I went in they told me I had to have a mask on. They had one for me though, so I put it on, with a big smile on my face. As we got into the restaurant, no one had their mask on—they were eating—of course. So I initially had my mask on, when I found no one had a mask on, I kept mine off.
You might know how it really bugs me when people don’t look you in the eye and connect? They don’t say “hi”, and aren’t friendly. Now, people can hide behind their masks and be very unfriendly. I still try and say hi, represent friendliness, but I seldom get friendliness in return. And it seems to be getting worse as time goes on. I hope you are not one of the unfriendlies.
Do these people also sleep in their masks?
I’m not sure that I like what this new human life on Earth is turning into, but what else do we have? We do have the long big sleep, but, I’ll save that for another time.
The van is running a superb, I had some work done to it here in Boulder, even picked up four new tires, which are rolling great! I want to thank Jeff Murray and Discount Tire for the great price for the four tires, which are rolling well. Discount Tire impresses me, all the employees who worked with me did so in an excellent way.
If you need tires, check out Discount Tire.
WORDS TO INSPIRE YOU! >>
Inspirational quotes and motivational sayings have an amazing ability to change the way we feel about life and can change our thinking. This is why I find them so interesting and important on our paths to happiness.
So what’s the secret of great quotes?
You see, the way you think and feel about yourself, including your beliefs and expectations about what is possible for you, determines everything that happens in your life. It all derives from your quality of thinking.
When you change the quality of your thinking, you change the quality of your life, sometimes instantly. Just as positive words can make someone smile, and/or, a well-timed humorous quote can make someone laugh, our thoughts react to the world in real-time.
You have complete control over only one thing in the universe — your thinking –
and that’s where motivational quotes come in! Self-talk is so important—THINK RIGHT!
I hope the words I pick do help you.
Be inspired by these words >>
From my book series, Beyond Your Potential >>
When we are children we have much less fear. After the accident, I had the limitations, the fear, that an adult might have. The way we can get over our fear of something is first to study and figure out exactly what it is we are scared of. In our mind, be able to accept the worst that can happen, and also the best that can happen. Then the most important is to take action. Without taking action we will stay in fear of whatever it is forever. Taking action toward our fear is the key to success. Another way that helped me, and can help you, is to picture ourselves doing whatever it is we fear. This will help us to conquer our fear. Really we are teaching ourselves, and the teacher is usually the one who learns the most.
Fear is False Evidence Appearing Real.
When we are dealing with loss and grief, remember that they are not our enemies, but living in constant fear of them is.
Fear of failure becomes fear of success for those of us who don’t ever try anything new.
If you fail at something in life, remember that it was only for that instance, you are not a failure as a person.
Breakthrough your fears.
There are three fears that many people are more scared of than even death: The Fear of Rejection, being made a fool or failure in the presence of others.
The Fear of Change, doing your own thing, going your own way, choosing a path that has not been followed before.
The Fear of Success, feeling guilty for our accomplishments and our successes.
The six basic fears:
The fear of poverty
The fear of criticism
The fear of ill health
The fear of loss of the love of someone
The fear of old age
The fear of death
Fears are nothing more than states of mind.
I never told myself that I could fail.
Confidence is the key. When you have confidence you can do just about anything. I learned that when you need to, just fake confidence to yourself and to others. You will feel better about yourself and get more accomplished, others will believe in you. Remember, confidence can bring you so far.
If you’re not confident at some point, fake it, you will be surprised at the outcome. What do you think I’m doing now, not really, but then again, who knows for sure. Always have full confidence that you will reach your goals and you will end up there before you know it. Confidence is a habit that you can, and must, develop for yourself. Confidence is not something you have naturally, it comes through practice. Find courage.
To develop courage…, act as if you already had it.
Do nothing to dull your energy. It is magnetic. Vitality, aliveness, and enthusiasm attract the same in others.
When I talk to people I never say “I should do that” or “I’m working toward that”. I work until I do whatever, then I don’t feel like a fool if I don’t do whatever it is. There is a saying I heard once, “Don’t should on yourself.”
Even when everything looks bleak, winners fuel themselves with continued optimism and determination. They persevere knowing that it will take years sometimes to become successful. Problems and frustrations are an incentive for them to work even harder.
Base your life on value, not cost.
Confidence is a pattern, train yourself.
MY DAILY JOTTINGS >>
7/3—I decided to go to Rocky Mountain National Park. I just knew that July 4th weekend would bring in masses of people. When I arrived at mid-morning I saw that there were cars backed up to a stop often, even before you got into the park. It took an hour to just get to the gate.
Then I found out that all cars have to have a reservation to even enter the park, so it was back I went after a waste of time.
7/4—This next day I left to go up to the park at 6 in the morning, wanting to get there before all the masses of people arrived. Arriving at the entrance gate, there was not even anyone there, so I drove right into the park. As the day went, of course, more and more people arrived.
Also, I came to Rocky mountain national park early at 6am because I knew animals would be out early.
Well, I am glad it went into the park. Pretty quickly after I arrived, I came up on three very large elk grazing at a pond. Even this early, there are many you already stopped to see them. You will see from the photos these are some big creatures.
Later I saw a mama moose and her youngster. Hard to see these two, first they were in the woods, then they were laying down in the woods. So, I saw their heads as they were laying in the grass. So, no photos, sorry.
It was nice early when there were not many people, but, as the day went on, more and more showed up.
I’m not sure, I think there’s a snowy icy area year-round. In fact, I juggled 3 snowballs, with an audience watching, it was fun.
Then, what about lunch Tim,e stuff started to fall from the sky.
But, I didn’t get wet.
The hail soon changed to rain.
As soon as the weather changed, everyone wanted to depart. Are they scared they’re going to melt or drowned in the water? Seems that everyone was on our way out. I just parked my van and watched these goofy people as I was sitting on the side of the road.
Speaking of that, looking to the side of the road, drop-offs where many kilometers down to a crash ending on the rocks. So inviting, but not yet for me. If I were going to kill myself, an ending like that would be too painful. I once heard that the most pleasant way to go is to overdose on LSD.
Smashing on the road, that is how my younger brother, Gary, died. he was out off-roading with my older brother’s son, drinking beer, no seat-belt, they rolled, they both died.
And my older brother, Mike, died the same sort of death. He is was taking a bus from San Diego to Baker, Oregon, no one knows why, he got off the bus and started hitchhiking. He was hit by a vehicle and killed.
And, you know my touch with death—hit by a truck, which resulted in a 37-day coma. So all three Summers males were in accidents, I’m the only one who lived. A sad thing, but that’s life (and death.)
Had dinner tonight right next to the stream, the sound was so pleasant. The tacos, I must say, where delicious. Wish you were with me, you would have loved them too.
Well, on my way out, I stopped by the Estes Park library to see if they are open.
YES, THEY WERE!
I was able to plug-in and get online just like the old days. Hopefully, soon, all the libraries will be open, which would be fabulous for me.
This Estes Park library is only open from 9am until 1pm, so, I got a few hours in with a smile on my face.
7/9—This trail we were on went up to, Red Rocks, right near Boulder. The entrance to this wonderful area is only a few blocks away from where Cindy lives, it’s fabulous. you can be in the wilderness in just a few minutes, what a great place to live.
But, yikes, I forgot to bring my camera. So, I could not take any photos to show you how splendid the area is. I’m sorry about that, I must remember to bring my camera to show you the fabulous places I go to.
Here is Red Rocks >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXW6QjcyAI8
This was a challenging terrain for me to conquer. Many rocks and boulders to get through, the trail was not the best, also. Just took one fall, as my foot slid on small pebbles. It was a great challenge.
With balance issues and how I often see double, I have trouble dealing with rocks in the landscape. I sometimes have to close one eye to see right, and do quick shifts in footing to help balance.
In fact, That is one of the main ways I came back from my 37-day coma, I would constantly challenge myself. I had to learn to do everything physical once again, including eating, walking, and juggling. Always reaching for more, I continue to concur things that seem challenging.
This is a habit that will help you, challenging yourself. Along with this, if I do not want to do something that you know needs to be done, I do that first, before easier things.
MY CHALLENGE FOR YOU THIS WEEK >>
Challenge yourself (safely)! This week, get things done you hesitate doing or put off, get them done! and stay ahead of your challenges. Make this a new habit, it will add much to your life.
Recently I went to get my teeth cleaned, along with xrays. The dentist found a number of things wrong with my teeth—over 6,000 bucks worth. I know I need to have some work done, then I remembered Dr. Bartell in Mexico, who has done work on my mouth in the past.
The last time I needed much work done it would have been over $10,000 in the US, I went to Dr. Bartell and it was 10% of the cost of having in done in America. And, the people there speak better English than I do, so, no language worries, and the work is magnificent.
I will be writing next week about each step I took to walk over the border and go to Dr. Bartell. If you need work done on your teeth, it might even be worth in to fly into San Diego and pop over the border to get some excellent work done on your mouth.