Sunday, September 18, 2016

The Mighty Redwood Trees

On a day trip this weekend we headed to Mendocino County and visited the Redwood grove that is home to the Chandelier Tree. A tree that stands 315 feet tall, has a diameter of 21 feet and is around 2,400 years old. The base of the tree has been cut into and now visitors are able to drive their cars through the center of the tree. Despite its age, size, and damage, it still lives and is as majestic as ever. We can learn a lot about perseverance from the Redwood trees.  They have survived through thousands of years, weathered many storms, and still remain MAGNIFICENT.

Our lives are much like the Redwood trees. We all have talents and amazing potential. We all have abilities and passions.  We often deal with challenges and struggles and yet we MUST continue to stand TALL.  Live your passion, live what you love. 

"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure." --Marianne Williamson

"It's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.  How much you can take and keep moving forward. That's how winning is done! Now if you know what you're worth then go out and get what you're worth." --Rocky Balboa

"What is the purpose of your life? What is your plan? Know what it is for you. That is what will give you the motivation, that will allow you to connect with others like never before." --Unknown

"He who says he can and he who says he can't are both usually right." --Confucius

"Break the rules, not the law, but the rules.  Trust yourself no matter what anyone else thinks. Don't be afraid to fail. Anything I have ever attempted I was always willing to fail. Keep pushing because you believe in yourself and your vision." --Arnold Shwarzenegger

“Wanting something is not enough. You must hunger for it. Your motivation must be absolutely compelling in order to overcome the obstacles that will invariably come your way.” --Les Brown

Continue to be innovative, creative, and a model of excellence!

Looking up while inside the Chandelier Tree

One of the may Redwood trees in the grove.

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