Tag: moment

Early Bird Gets the Worm; and the Fog!

It’s 7:00 am eastbound along the Cape Cod Canal. The sun has just risen over the horizon as we make our way into the light of the orange glow. If we had been driving along on auto-pilot it may have been missed. But, in the early mornings along the canal memorable reminders bubble to the surface; auto-pilot is manually shut off and we begin to take in the quiet morning as it awakens for the day.

And, there it is!!

From the time we were young, we were told you have to get up early to see it. If you were 5 minutes late it may not be there. Today, timing was perfect. Like a lot of good things in life you first have to be on the look out and aware; and secondly, the timing needs to be right.

Sunrise on the Cape Cod Railway

We love early mornings. The world is quiet and serene. You get to watch the day as it begins to unfold. Fishermen make their way along the docks (chatting and laughing of yesterday’s events) heading to ready their boats for today’s adventures. Shop owners, sweeping up, unfurling awnings and opening their doors to unveil the enviable aromas of coffee and freshly baked bread and pastries. Other early risers are out getting an exercise jump on the day as they jog, bike or walk with friends. The dew isn’t yet burned off by the rising sun and everything in its path glows in that sunrise flat light while it whitewashes the world until it rises higher in the morning sky and changes day from slumber to awake.

It’s a time to review and reflect, anticipate and plan; and most of all recharge and be grateful for everything that is life; oh yeah, and drink really good coffee while doing it all!!

Sunrise, birds and early morning fog on the Cape Cod Canal

Back to the original topic at hand. Turning the corner, the sunrise hit us smack in the face and with the windows down we began taking in the sights and sounds of the early morning; and, there it is. We pulled off the side of the road down into a bumpy parking lot and parked; figuring a little effort might get a big reward. The reward was there but the effort was slightly larger than little. In flip flops we carried our trusty phone camera as we traversed down a steep embankment, through a thicket and onto slippery rocks to the spot. The effort and time paid off as the photo below reveals.

The sun shrouded in mist lit up the shining steel of the bridge while the early morning fog hovered above the water and rolled beneath the bridge.

Sunrise and early morning fog on the Cape Cod Canal / Sagamore Bridge
Sunrise and early morning fog on the Cape Cod Canal / Sagamore Bridge

We smile every time we get to witness this event as it not only reminds us to be present, but it also reminds us of those that have gone before us. So, the next time you’re up early, head to your local gathering spot, marina, beach, lake or waterway; watch the world awaken and smile at the fog.

LiFE is NOW… get out of the fog and SEE THE FOG!

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FOCUS on NOW… you owe it to yourself

LiFE is NOW… is a way of life;

an affirmative action to be present during each day.

While spending energy reminiscing about the past

or worrying about the future we lose the ability to

focus 100% of our energy into enjoying the present.

People say they can multi task

but in reality they are short changing themselves

as they cannot possibly

focus all energy on the present

and enjoy it.

A portion of their energy is always lagging behind in the past

or jumping forward to the future.

This is not to say that

life in the present is always worth enjoying

(it could be tough or sad)

but, don’t we owe it to ourselves to

give 100% of our energy

to either forge through life

or sit back and enjoy it?  

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A Deeper Meaning of LiFE…

Pocomo Head, Nantucket

So, we guess it’s time to find out what this thing is all about. “A tiny company with a big idea” – boy that’s really thinking big!. “Own it, Live it, Love it“- well, we own it so that’s good, we love it; another plus…but, are we living it?!. I’m not sure. Let’s travel back in time and review our founding principles which we’ve incorporated in our website in “The Story

We mention working for someone else’s dream and being perched (and toiling) behind a computer, strapped to a desk. Uh-oh. But sometimes, working for someone else’s dream is also a long road to your own dream. LiFE gets in the way. Kids, pets, college and family start to take precedence over that dream. But at no time is the dream extinguished; it’s kept on the back burner to simmer while LiFE runs its course; until it is time to turn up the heat. During this simmering phase, all is not lost and it’s not time wasted; as images, dreams and ideas are constantly permeating the mind.

One of our founding principles was to get people to recognize the moment of NOW and just simply live in it. Forget about yesterday and stop worrying about tomorrow. You’re only stealing energy away from enjoying the moment you’re in currently.

But is that enough? We don’t think so. We, as a community, are able to focus our energy at living life to the fullest; but there are those who by choice or by circumstance are either fighting for our lives or fighting for their own. We are able to live freely without worry because of those who selflessly give of themselves to protect our freedoms. Then there are those who are fighting for their own lives; either due to illness or tragedy. We thought both deserved recognition and help. Please consider donating or volunteering to help others (helpful links on homepage). You’ll be glad you did. Perhaps you’ll find a deeper meaning of life.

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Be careful what you listen to

“Like” has become a word we no longer “Like”! 

Let us explain.

Have you listened lately to dialogue and conversation you hear around you.  Does it sound like someone is always talking or the conversation never seems to have an end?  Well it could be from that little four letter word everyone is using these days.  No, not FÜ©λ (get your mind out of the gutter!). 

It’s that word “Like”.  Let’s take a look at an example of the length of time it now takes to state the same point. 

First off, using “like”

Like the other like day we were like walking to the bus, and like you know we like took the bus to like this cool store where they like had this giant like Ferris wheel that like lit up when it like went around.  Like, you know what like I mean? Like, I’ve never seen like some-like-thing that like does that!

Secondly, “normal” conversation

The other day we were walking to the bus, and we took the bus to this cool store where they had a giant Ferris wheel that lit up when it went around.  You know what I mean?  I’ve never seen something that does that!

That’s better!  Shorter conversation that says the same thing. 

We’re sorry for bringing this to your attention; although it does appear to be an epidemic (you can thank us for this public service announcement – or not).  It’s likely going to haunt you from here out.  Now that you’re aware of it you’ll hear it in coffee shops, at home, at work and in school.  Careful, you may even hear it coming from your mouth.  You are what you listen to.  So…

Be careful what you listen to! 

 

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