Sunday, 30 January 2011

not much going on here...

Not too much activity happening, the weather outside has been frightful...well, not compared to other parts of North America, we have been given a reprieve at the moment from Mother Nature.  I confess to being a total slug this week, my snow-shoes have been sitting patiently at the front door, but haven't seen a snowflake yet.  Maybe later today.

Monday night I did however, go downtown to the Bytowne Cinema to see the Banff Mountain Film Festival.  All I can say is WOW!  The evening was action packed with independent short films of extreme sports and one feature film which left me in awe.  Crossing the Ditch was the world's first Trans-Tasman kayak expedition from Australia to New Zealand.   Take the time to read about this adventure, it will truly amaze you!




As I sit here reflecting on my quiet little life, there are those out there living their's.  Sometimes you just need a little push to get out the door....don't waste a second of this life...it is a gift, not a given...


Life's fun if you don't weaken,


Lily

11 comments:

MarieA said...

so true girlfriend. so true.

But I continue the purging of the spare rooms that I started yesterday. That's as exciting as my life is going to get. for now
hugs

Lisa said...

i love the pearls of wisdom at the end "life is a gift not a given"

Anne said...

I love watching people surpass themselves...definitely inspiring!
Trying to live to the max...with some down time :)

Ewa said...

Wise words, very wise.
If I were only wise enough to listen. :)

Marlene said...

Oh wow, that sounds incredible!!

Live it up, girlfriend!!!

Alexandra said...

Thank you for that little push at the end of your blog post! That got me out the door yesterday!

Gotta Run..Gotta Ride said...

LIFE is an amazing gift! We must never forget that...and LIVE! :)

Anne said...

The kayak adventure film sounds like something I hope gets distributed down here, most likely on DVD. Our video stores are closed in my area, so here's hoping at least Netflix picks it up.

Grey Beard said...

Saw "Ride the Divide" a couple of months ago, about mtb-ers riding the Continental Divide Trail. Special interest in that as a friend lives a half mile away in NM. What an insane thing to do, but then they still had all their fingers and toes, so guess it's doable. Mtbs with aerobars? OK, why not. Crazy begets crazy!

Love the closing line. You do those very well btw!

Nitmos said...

I always just know I'm wasting life whenever my wife puts on Two and a Half Men. Seriously? Aren't the Red Wings on?

Black Knight said...

A beautiful post with many wise quotes.