I have a lot of friends and associates that seem to ‘envy’ this recent trip .. Manley Hot Springs Alaska down to the ‘lower 48 contiguous states’ to see some NFL Football games .. the New Orleans Saints in the Super Dome play the San Francisco 49ers and (OH MY OF ALL THINGS) to see the Dallas Cowboys play the Philadelphia Eagles in Jerry Jones fantastic new stadium ..
To do what I am doing requires THREE (3) things ..
FIRST AND FOREMOST .. YOU MUST HAVE YOUR HEALTH .. IF YOU DO NOT FEEL WELL .. YOU CAN NOT DO WHAT I AM DOING ..
Under the HEALTH category .. I include you must have the physical energy to do it ..
Now the second requirement .. YOU MUST HAVE THE MONEY TO DO THIS .. I mean just the gasoline cost on this recent trip will be astounding .. hundreds of dollars .. into the thousands of dollars range ..
OK .. HEALTH AND MONEY .. you MUST have both of these ..
But Health and Money are NOT enough ..
So what is the THIRD (3rd) MUST ..
ARE YOU READY ..
YOU MUST HAVE .. THE GUTS TO DO IT .
In the United States Marine Corps .. we were told .. we will prepare you (we will put it in your mind) .. and we will teach you (we will put it in your heart) .. and then .. we will give to you the GUTS TO DO WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IN COMBAT ..
SO YOU MUST HAVE THE GUTS TO GET UP OFF THE FIGURATIVE SOFA .. MAKE CALLS AND MAKE THE DECISIONS AND TAKE THE ACTION TO DO ALL OF THE THINGS THAT HEALTH AND MONEY WILL ALLOW YOU TO DO ..
FOR INSTANCE .. ON THIS TRIP .. ANCHORAGE TO NEW ORLEANS TO DALLAS AND POINTS BEYOND ..
First .. I had to figure out HOW to get from Manley Hot Springs Alaska to Fairbanks (in the sub-zero dark of the Alaskan winter) to get the plane to Anchorage to pick up Patti .. then the red-eye all night flight from Anchorage to Chicago and the day-trip from Chicago to Detroit on Amtrak (the train) ..
To put-this-all-together is a project ! ..
And without the GUTS TO DO IT .. all of your HEALTH and all of your MONEY will just await your actions and your decisions ..
- For What It’s Worth.. 145.. November 20, 2012
- IT GETS CRAZY AS DEPARTURE TIME APPROACHES ..