Adventure is worthwhile in itself.
We must not cease from exploration. And the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we began and to know the place for the first time.
T. S. Eliot
The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
A good traveler has no fixed plans and is not intent on arriving.
The period of greatest gain in knowledge and experience is the most difficult period in one’s life.
Set peace of mind as your highest goal, and organize your life around it.
The universe is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.
Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment.
For attractive lips, speak words of kindness
For lovely eyes, seek out the good in people.
For a slim figure, share your food with the hungry.
For beautiful hair, let a child run his or her fingers through it once a day.
For poise, walk with the knowledge that you are never alone.
People, even more than things, have to be restored, renewed, revived, reclaimed, and redeemed; never throw out anyone.
Remember if you need a helping hand you will find one at the end of your arms.
As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself and one for helping others.
“Beauty Tips” by Audrey Hepburn
Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them humanity cannot survive.
Life is Swell in my floating home,
the ocean’s big and I wanna roam.
There are waves to ride and fish to see,
I wonder if they’ll be friends with me?
Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness.
If we do indeed seek to bring peace to the world, we can do it by first bringing peace to ourselves. A person cannot give what they do not have.
Thomas D. Willhite
Afoot and light-hearted I take to the open road,
Healthy, free, the world before me,
The long brown path before me leading wherever I choose.
Henceforth I ask not good-fortune, I myself am good-fortune,
Henceforth I whimper no more, postpone no more, need nothing,
Done with indoor complaints, libraries, querulous criticisms,
Strong and content I travel the open road.
From “Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances.
There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread.
Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person.
Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.
The best way to find yourself, is to lose yourself in the service of others.
We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.
Therefore we pledge to bind ourselves to one another, to embrace our lowliest, to keep company with our loneliest, to educate our illiterate, to feed our starving, to clothe our ragged, to do all good things, knowing that we are more than keepers of our brothers and sisters. We are our brothers and sisters.
People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges.
Joseph Fort Newton
We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path without brightening our own.
The greatest achievements were at first and for a time dreams. The oak sleeps in the acorn.
The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house as a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.
Courage is not the absence of fear, but rather the judgment that something else is more important than fear.
Our ultimate freedom is the right and power to decide how anybody or anything outside ourselves will affect us.
Stephen R. Covey
The greatest revolution of our generation is the discovery that human beings, by changing the inner attitudes of their minds, can change the outer aspects of their lives.
You cannot control what happens to you, but you can control your attitude toward what happens to you, and in that, you will be mastering change rather than allowing it to master you.
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
The harder I work, the luckier I get.
The world makes way for the man who knows where he is going.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
If you have built castles in the air, your work need not be lost; that is where they should be. Now put foundations under them.
Henry David Thoreau
The wise man must remember that while he is a descendant of the past, he is a parent of the future.
What you are is what you have been. What you’ll be is what you do now.
At first dreams seem impossible, then improbable, then inevitable.
Don’t let the past steal your present.
In the beginning you will fall into the gaps in between thoughts – after practicing for years, you become the gap.
J.Kleykamp (Regarding meditation)
Take care of your body. It’s the only place you have to live.
My life is my message.
We are not human beings having a spiritual experience. We are spiritual beings having a human experience.
Pierre Teilhard de Chardin
What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Adopt the patience of nature, her secret is patience.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared.
It is horrifying that we have to fight our own government to save the environment.
Allons! the road is before us!
It is safe – I have tried it – my own feet have tried it well – be not detain’d!
Let the paper remain on the desk unwritten, and the book on the shelf unopen’d!
Let the tools remain in the workshop! let the money remain unearn’d!
Let the school stand! mind not the cry of the teacher!
Let the preacher preach in his pulpit! let the lawyer plead in the
court, and the judge expound the law.
Camerado, I give you my hand!
I give you my love more precious than money,
I give you myself before preaching or law;
Will you give me yourselp? Will you come travel with me?
Shall we stick by each other as long as we live?
From “Song of the Open Road” by Walt Whitman
God has cared for these trees, saved them from drought, disease, avalanches, and a thousand tempests and floods. But he cannot save them from fools.
Like riding a bike for the first time, sometimes you just have to go for it. If you keep looking forwards and maintain your momentum, it will probably go well. But if you start to doubt yourself and look back, you are more likely to suffer a major wobble followed by a crash.
Surrendering to life offers some wonderful realizations. We learn we’re capable of being in this dance, of working with whatever happens. We learn to trust ourselves and then others and, gradually, we learn that life itself can be trusted.
The trick is growing up without growing old.
Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise.
It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.
Charles Haddon Spurgeon
In a controversy the instant we feel anger we have already ceased striving for the truth, and have begun striving for ourselves. This is a helpful pointer for our everyday presence-practice. Can you catch yourself angrily defending your point of view or attacking the other person’s? There’s the ego.
For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather, every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.
The best way to predict the future is to invent it.
The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.
Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life.
How I wish that somewhere there was an island for those who are wise and of good will.
The trouble with life in the fast lane is that you get to the other end in an awful hurry.
Life is like a game of cards. That hand that is dealt you is determinism; the way you play it is free will.
Our scientific power has outrun our spiritual power. We have guided missiles and misguided men.
Martin Luther King
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.
The more you care about the powerless, the more power you have. The more you serve those with no influence, the more influence God gives you. The more you humble yourself, the more you’re honored by others.
If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito.
With unfailing kindness, your life always presents what you need to learn. Whether you stay at home or work in an office or whatever, the next teacher is going to pop right up.
Charlotte Joko Beck
It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
A human being is part of a whole called by us “the universe”, a part limited in time and space. He experiences himself, his thoughts and feelings, as something separate from the rest—a kind of optical delusion of consciousness. This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting us to our personal desires and affection for a few persons nearest to us. Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening the circle of understanding and compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty.
Peace between countries must rest on the solid foundation of love between individuals.
In joy and sorrow all are equal, Thus be the guardian of all, as of yourself.
Let the flower of compassion blossom in the rich soil of maître, and water it with the good water of equanimity in the cool, refreshing shade of joy.
To make things as easy as possible to understand, we can summarize the four boundless qualities in a single phrase “a kind heart”. Just train yourself to have a kind heart always and in all situations.
Let no man pull you so low as to hate him.
Booker T. Washington
We are all children of the Great Spirit, we all belong to Mother Earth. Our planet is in great trouble and if we keep carrying old grudges and do not work together, we will all die.
In the garden of gentle sanity, may you be bombarded by the coconuts of wakefulness.
Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche
The everyday practice is to develop a complete acceptance and openness to all situations and emotions, and to all people, experiencing everything totally without mental reservations or blockages, so that one never withdraws or centralizes into oneself.
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
The circumference of life cannot be rightly drawn until the center is set. If you are going through hell, keep going. Refuse to accept any limiting conditions. Affirm and believe in health, strength, and success no matter what the circumstances. Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be. Ride your emotions as the ship rides the waves; don’t get upset among them. Everything has its beauty but not everyone sees it. Cherish the close relationships in your life. They are a mirror to show you who you are. Do not fear failure. Successful people use failure as a way to learn and a way to practice. Let us live so that when we come to die even the undertaker will be sorry. Very little can be accomplished under the specter of fear. Nothing takes the taste out of peanut butter quite like unrequited love.
As my grandfather always said, ‘Let ‘er out till she luffs!’
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And, on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, humankind will have discovered fire.
Teilhard de Chardin
You know what the first rule of sailing is? …Love. You can learn all the math in the ‘verse, but you take a boat to the sea you don’t love, she’ll shake you off just as sure as the turning of the worlds. Love keeps her going when she oughta fall down, tells you she’s hurting ‘fore she keens. Makes her a home.
Cpt. Mal Reynolds, Serenity
The person who constantly studies without doing spiritual practice is like the fool who attempts to live in the blueprint of a house.
Be like the honeybee who gathers only nectar wherever it goes. Seek the goodness that is found in everyone.
There is one voyage, the first, the last, the only one.
The journey is my home.
They change their climate, not their soul, who rush across the sea.
A journey is best measured in friends, rather than miles.
Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living.
Look to the skies! They are ever changing.
Security is a kind of death.
You may never get rid of the butterflies, but you can teach them how to fly in formation…..
Vision is not enough, it must be combined with venture. It is not enough to stare up the steps, we must step up the stairs.
We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
Marie B. Ray
Whoever you are, no matter how lonely, the world offers itself to your imagination, calls to you like the wild geese, harsh and exciting over and over, announcing your place in the family of things.
Mary Oliver, from the poem Wild Geese
To go in the dark with a light is to know the light…
I have found no better way than to value and savor the sacredness of daily living, to rely on repetition, the humdrum rhythm which heals and steadies.
Beautiful as a dandelion-blossom golden in the green grass, this life can be.
Edna St. Vincent Millay
Be patient toward all that is unsolved in your heart….try to love the questions themselves.
Rainer Maria Rilke
The last of the human freedoms is to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances.
As we cultivate peace and happiness in ourselves, we also nourish peace and happiness in those we love.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Living is not this tawdry, mediocre, disciplined thing which we call our existence. Living is something entirely different; it is abundantly rich, timelessly changing, and as long as we don’t understand that eternal movement, our lives are bound to have very little meaning.
Thich Nhat Hanh
As long as you have certain desires about how it ought to be you can’t see how it is.
Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.
Everything in your life is there as a vehicle for your transformation. Use it!
There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
This is my simple religion. There is no need for temples; no need for complicated philosophy. Our own brain, our own heart is our temple; the philosophy is kindness.
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.
When you judge others, you do not define them, you define yourself.
We are not isolated islands, we are connected links in a chain. Each kind word, each smiling face, each good action, benefits our neighbor, nation, world. Let us pray and meditate together and we shall reach the shore of peace, spreading the sweet holy fragrance of love and vibrations of unity and harmony. Tuning our minds to the supreme consciousness, let us open our hearts and chant the words, “May everyone everywhere be happy.”
In this life we cannot do great things. We can only do small things with great love.
I gave them support and friendship. They gave me so much more. They taught me how to survive with grace and fortitude. Count your blessings in the small momentary victories that bring you to another day. Next week is in the lap of the Gods.
Mary Ann Fitzgerald
Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people.
And a summit and flower there is the feeling they have for each other,
And they are to branch boundlessly out of that lesson until it becomes omnific,
And until one and all shall delight us, and we them.
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate.
Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure.
It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant,
gorgeous, talented, fabulous?
Actually, who are you not to be?
You are a child of God.
Your playing small does not serve the world.
There is nothing enlightened about shrinking
so that other people won’t feel insecure around you.
We are all meant to shine, as children do.
We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us.
It is not just in some of us; it is in everyone.
And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously
give other people permission to do the same.
As we are liberated from our own fear,
our presence automatically liberates others.
Nelson Mandela 1994 inauguration speech
Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
Corrie ten Boom
Life’s a cinch by the inch, only hard by the yard.
A Proverb on my Grandma’s refrigerator
We cannot live only for ourselves. A thousand fibers connect us with our fellow men.
There is no quality in this world that is not what it is merely by contrast. Nothing exists in itself.
Is there some principal of nature which states that we never know the quality of what we have until it is gone?
Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don’t matter and those who matter don’t mind.
You must live in the present, launch yourself on every wave, find your eternity in each moment.
Henry David Thoreau
If one advances confidently in the direction of one’s dreams, and endeavors to live the life which one has imagined, one will meet with a success unexpected in common hours.
Henry David Thoreau
It is important that students bring a certain ragamuffin, barefoot irreverence to their studies; they are not to worship what is known, but to question it.
Inspiration is not garnered from the litanies of what may befall us; it resides in humanity’s willingness to restore, redress, reform, rebuild, recover, reimagine, and reconsider.
When nothing is sure, everything is possible.
In wilderness is the preservation of the world.
H. D. Thoreau
May today there be peace within.
May you trust that you are exactly where you are meant to be.
May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith in yourself and others.
May you use the gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.
May you be content with yourself just the way you are. Let this knowledge settle into your bones, and allow your soul the freedom to sing, dance, praise and love. It is there for each and every one of us.
St. Teresa’s Prayer
The curious paradox is that when I accept myself just as I am, then I can change.
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
I am not afraid of storms for I am learning to sail my ship.
Louisa May Alcott
If you are facing the right direction all you have to do is keep walking.
Action expresses priorities.
Tell me what you pay attention to and I will tell you who you are.
Jose Ortega Gasset
The more you know, the less you need.
Never think that war, no matter how necessary, nor how justified, is not a crime.
It is easy to make plans in this world; even a cat can do it; and when one is out in those remote oceans it is noticeable that a cat’s plans and a man’s are worth about the same. There is much the same shrinkage in both, in the matter of values.
It is easier to stay out than get out…
Hunger is the handmaid of genius.
We should be careful to get out of an experience only the wisdom that is in it—and stop there, lest we be like the cat that sits down on a hot stove-lid. She will never sit down on a hot stove lid again—and that is well; but also she will never sit down on a cold one any more.
Dream your dreams with open eyes and make them come true.
T. E. Lawrence
When one tugs at a single thing in nature, he finds it attached to the rest of the world.
People are often unreasonable, illogical and self-centered; Forgive them anyway. If you are kind, people may accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives; Be kind anyway. If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway. If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you; Be honest and frank anyway. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight; Build anyway. If you find serenity and happiness, they may be jealous; Be happy anyway. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow; Do good anyway. Give the world the best you’ve got anyway. You see, in the final analysis it is between you and God; It was never between you and them anyway.
MakaainanaOctober 26, 2012
There is a fine generous Frenchman living on Fanning. His name is Bernard. I had the pleasure of dining with he and his family several times. He used to say, “You can do anything you want as long as you don’t know how.”
AbbeyFebruary 19, 2013
Change your perception, change your life.
JEcksteinMarch 12, 2013
“I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain. “
tom vertreesApril 3, 2013
I have done so much, for so long ,with so little,
that I can do almost anything with nothing.
Captain lizzyApril 22, 2013
Thank you, Tom. I love this one!
bart maesAugust 6, 2014
The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
( Lao Tzu )
StefanieOctober 23, 2014
You can’t change the waves but you can learn how to surf
Andy WallNovember 6, 2014
“If you wake today and can breathe without difficulty , the day is good . Should this not be so , you may have cause to complain”
MarionMarch 2, 2015
Thank you beauty, you inspiring. XX
David LackeyMarch 27, 2015
From Bernard Moitessier’s, ‘Tamata and the Alliance’ — “To feast at the great table, you must have a great hunger and a willingness to go unfed. Only one in a million have both.” You obviously have both.
Captain LizApril 22, 2015
Thank you, David. I love that quote. Much Light to you and yours…
ron macdonaldMay 2, 2015
Trusted measure of ships at sea,
is memory kept by Capt. He,
who watch’d set courses flaw’d and true,
not squalls fierce nor good the view,
not big nor brite nor new nor old, But
timbers tight, lashed ropes, blueprints told,
of bowcuts true through wind and wave,
whilst reaching hard distant compass brave.
Yet b’neath storm’s wash beats prayers’s ache of wet charts lost, weather’d hearts to break,
is born faith forged soulmates, keel and crew, to stay the course come dark tide’s brew,
to tack thru time for promis’d lands,
and harbor home safe, trap’d trusting hands.
Alas, anchored ships may weigh journey’s fate, None ‘cept Captain may measure make.
martinMay 2, 2015
i just read about you in a german magazine and i must say i am very impressed. in my young years i was a professional windsurfer and i love the sea and ocean but i was not good enough to make a living out of it. i always wanted to live on a nice island, opening a cocktail bar and stay a windsufer for ever. but coming from a very simple but loving family i could not rely on any support.
so i stopped windsurfing when i was 18 and started to think about my own business. a few years later i ended up with a business idea in california where i lived until 2000. originally i am german born and raised but i hate the country and the peoples mentality so that was another reason to go away. since 10 years i am living in monaco but i still miss my life as a windsurfer, being alone on the water, big waves, strong winds and peace.
i am 46 years old now ( but i still feel like 25 ) and my dream is one day to go around the world with a boat. i am in private equity business with focus on future technologies for a better world. my dream is to build my own yacht which is fully independent from any energy sources other than some solar panels to power our centrifugal invention as the main energy sources for any application in need of power. the vision behind is to use this also as a generator for the 3rd world to make a beginning. drilling for clean drinking water as this is the key for the health of the kids. only if they grow up healthy, we can go to the next step of education and than building an infrastructure. but without free energy it will never change, so thats why i am so much focused on future technologies.
as much as i love monaco, i also love the simple life especially with no jealousy around you. eating what you catch, fireplace on the beach, watching the stars at night and learning to kite surf as i never did that.
when i was a child my parents took me all over europe with their VW bully westfalia for going to the most lonely places & beaches and survived from what we catched out of the sea. it was a great time and i am missing it.
i am sure you get thousands of mails so i do not want to take away too much time of yourself but if you like please reply and i am happy to start a conversation with you about life, dreams, going around the world and our visions of a better world.
take care where ever you are and maybe you feel like answering.
btw: you can also find me on facebook https://www.facebook.com/monaco.martin
SteveMay 2, 2015
Liz …My Mother used to say….”Worry and you never Trust…Trust and you never Worry”
Captain LizMay 2, 2015
Love that!! :D
Mario Möller, GermanyMay 2, 2015
Hello dear, I read an article about you in a German newspaper, I found it very fascinating and would like to travel around with you. I have never been sailing before, but I don´t care about it, you would teach me, the thought, to be on a boat sailing around this small or also big world is so great, will you write me, please.
AndyMay 4, 2015
Globetrotter seeks opportunity to sail around the world. I am 53 years and single. Money is available.
Andy(or JUN)May 25, 2015
Hey~ hello~ :)
first, i apologize for my eng skills, because i’m korean~
I think your passion is great. and please take care of yourself.
so so, do you have plans to come into the Pacific Ocean?
James CallahanJune 25, 2015
I think you know my friend Leanne from the hen house. Small world. Enjoyed your website, especially the quote page. Thought I’d share one with ya from a biography about Joshua Slocum. Swap the man for woman ;) – Keep on Sailing.
“Perhaps the search will, after all, throw some light on a man determined to be his own man, and whatever the cost, to live the life he believed in. – Teller “Joshua Slocum”
Captain LizJuly 31, 2015
Love that quote!! Thank you!!
MichaelJuly 1, 2015
Thank you for sharing you adventures! “Any day above ground is a good day” unknown
Thomas PreposNovember 20, 2015
“We are the second most important time in human history, we are the example for the future of how not to live.
ThomasNovember 21, 2015
“When the last tree has been cut down, the last fish caught, the last river poisoned, only then will we realize one cannot eat money.”
You are an example for our future of how to live.
GregJanuary 10, 2016
Hello there. I have been following your blog for a few years. In July of this year after 4 years of planning, my family and I are taking off from Oregon to sail south to Mexico and then to the south Pacific. I’ve had my 13 year old daughter look over your website to see the possibilities. She loves to surf and be in the ocean. Somewhere I read that your family boat was a Gulfstar 50. We have a 1977 GS 50 (SV Beach Flea) as well. Would you be willing to email my daughter and provide a few words of inspiration about leaving her friends, having an adventure, and sharing the front berth with her 9 year old brother. Thanks, Greg
PatrickFebruary 23, 2016
You said that, if you knew it would be this difficult (after ten years at sea), that you might not have cast off?
Clearly you have had tough times. Do you really mean that? What were your bottom points?
I argue the opposite. You are one tough person to have dealt with the challenge. (I am an admirer of your ENTIRE skill set,
I think you GET IT). Although i am your senior (by a few), I am contemplating doing exactly what your doing, however, If I do the work of an ambassador of a cause, it shall be to educate (I have a unique engineering specialty, coupled with professional trade, which gets me …. free lunch and dinner). Liz, are you lonely? Do these things take a back seat to … just meeting new friends, and making solid acquaintances? Do you put a pause on locating someone worthy of your attention?
I am curious how you deal with this topic. I feel you are a long lost friend. (So you know where I am coming in from, I am divorced, with a grown male child – well to do, and ex is doing OK – no animosity – we went in opposite directions after 23 years). What are your thoughts on being solo on a boat, (please answer only if you are comfortable doing so, I sincerely mean no disrespect, I am trying to understand)?
As someone who is close to embarking on their own personal journey, (similar to yours), the hills and valleys, how deep are they (for you)?
Also, your website is terrific, and I commend and thank you for the quotes list (I borrowed 4), and your reading list (Joshua Slocumb was a favorite of mine in my twenties, I shall absorb your list).
You are clearly one of Gods chosen, may the wind always be in you sails, and a smile cross your face, and a tear of joy in your eye. Shall we ever meet, you are my friend.
Thank you for all,
I have to say this because, you touched my heart, Love you as well, always
If you ever need assistance, (I can move heaven and earth), I am your faithful servant. I wish you all the best, you are so very kind, I think I have learned more from your website in 20 minutes, then a weeks worth of reading elsewhere, thank you Liz. I hope some day, to meet you on the water., Maybe I can reciprocate for the goodness you have provided to so many others (I shall provide you with a fine meal, whether it is dinner, lunch, breakfast, or just a couple of beers), I like to think that I need to compensate you for your “free” shared education, (you have given away a piece of yourself).
Thank you Liz, (If you were here, I would give you a heart felt hug, to let you know that you touched my soul.) You are the best in humanity. I wish to emulate your attributes.
Your friend always,
ScottApril 6, 2016
Only (s)he who contains content
~ Lao Tzu