"If there’s a world here in a hundred years, it’s going to be saved by tens of millions of little things. The powers-that-be can break up any big thing they want. They can corrupt it or co-opt it from the inside, or they can attack it from the outside. But what are they going to do about 10 million little things? They break up two of them, and three more like them spring up!"
- Pete Seeger, in YES! Magazine

Monday, August 10, 2009

Set Aside My Personal Desire

The project:
Forgo my hope of climbing a peak in favor of sticking together as family.


Why bother?
While I'd really wanted to hike to a certain peak significant to members of my extended family, my husband and children weren't game. Rather than make an issue of it, or urge them to suffer through it, or, let's just say it, whine, I opted to stick with family.

Worth it?
Absolutely. Perhaps there'll be another time to climb the peak. Perhaps the other family members will be interested then. Even if not, I can't replace the memories we made together.
From Backpackin

1 comment:

  1. Great decision to stay with your family. Life goes by way too fast and at the end of the day it's the memories you make with your family that will count the most.


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