Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thoughts for a New Year

I've never been a big fan of New Year's resolutions. There is just something artificial and "plastic" about making a bunch of resolutions (no matter how well intended) that you never can live up to or into. So you will not be getting resolutions from me! Instead, I would like to share some wishes and hopes for a new year in 2013.

Mike's 10 Wishes and Hopes for 2013

Thank God for all your blessings
Spend more time with family and friends
Say "I love you" more often
Smile and laugh more
Love yourself and then love others
Build up, don't tear down
Give more of yourself and watch it returned tenfold
Appreciate, respect, and care for nature
Help others
Take life one stroke at a time ;-)

"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights." -Hamilton Wright Mabie

Saturday, December 8, 2012

Durhamblogger Top Five Posts of all Time!

Hi everyone! I've looked back into the Durhamblogger archives, dusted off my past kayaking posts, counted them up (using both fingers and toes!), and got them into order by most popular post. Than, I checked my list twice, since it's that time of the year. Ho-Ho? Drum roll please! So, here for your reading pleasure, are the all time top five Durhamblogger reader-viewed posts! Enjoy!

#1. Before Kerr Lake - An Interesting History Lesson

#2. Gear Review: Teva Fuse-ion Water Shoe

#3. Installing Kayak Seat Cushions - An Easy Project

#4. Paddling and Cold Water Survival

#5. A Beautiful Morning Paddling at Sandling Beach, Falls Lake

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