Photo Credit Matthew Kuhns
Monday, the 5th, bring in an ornament for the HiDef Holiday Tree. You will be graded… LOL.
Saturday, December 10th, class is cancelled. Come on down to spectate and cheer at the
NLI competition in Costa Mesa. Bonus is the treasure hunting at the swap meet! We will have
Sunday class at the box. Check the schedule.
Saturday, December 17th, Hi Def Holiday Party 2011. Paleo Potluck, social games, white elephant gift exchange, shenanigans, etc… 4 P.M. till the kids are bounced out.
Random thoughts from Shawn
Two strangers share a bench overlooking a beautiful scene.
“So I always wanted to climb to the top of that mountain.” the “Cheery” man said.
“But why would you want to do that?” the other “Occupier” negatively asked.
“To see what’s up there!” Cheery proclaimed. “Climbing a mountain is hard. While traveling, you must overcome many challenges. Challenges both unforeseen, and obvious. I imagine when I reach the summit, the view is spectacular and the valleys below will appear far away and all the hardships along the way up the mountain will fade into the forest below. I’ll rest, and I’ll enjoy the peak.”
“Yeah, and then you still have to climb back down the mountain!” Occupier snipped.
“True, but I’ll always have the memories of the sights and smells, the experience and the confidence that I can climb back up to the top of that mountain, or any other mountain. I’ll know what it feels like to travel from the deep valleys, all the way up to the highest peak and sit at the top of the world. And I won’t just wonder what if feels like.” Cheery explained.
“So what makes you so sure you can make it to the top?” Occupier sarcastically asked.
Cheery shrugged, “I don’t know for sure, but I’m gonna find out!” and he stood up and started walking toward the mountain.
Don’t be afraid to climb that mountain, to strive to succeed in whatever you are after. Don’t waste time with the “misery loves company” folks. Just get up and start moving on your way. When you reach the top and then you’ll know.