I would love to be your guide in this ride called life, if you let me.

Just yesterday we got a new tire cover with JRR Tolkien’s quote: Not all who wander are lost, printed on the back. True that. We love getting off the beaten path not knowing what will surprise us, or challenge us. Initially, it was for him and his sense of if I can I will.

For me, it has become a journal of our adventures, through my lens. As time goes on, I have grasped the lost part as a lesson. You see, there seems to be a message that comes from our travels, our wanders, our lost, and it is often the photos that define them.

6 Things We Have Learned From Getting Lost:

Inspiration: When something grabs onto you, holds you, and carries you to passion, that is inspiration. Sometimes you just have to let that road be your guide. And…

It sure feels good to be lost in the right direction.

Courage: This was hard, and rumors about many hiking only half way up Cathedral Rock stopped me, but I did not quit. I never quit, and the views at the top…worth every step.

Trust me, you can Surprise Yourself too.

Embrace uncertainty. Some of the most beautiful chapters in our lives won’t have a title until much later. -Goff

Patience: I will always remember this day. We were hiking Cascade Canyon Trail in the Tetons when we saw the mama moose.

We waited. And waited. And waited…

Adopt the pace of nature, her secret is patience. Emerson

Humility: Cathedral Valley reminds us of how vast and beautiful this world is. You DO see the Jeep for perspective, yes?

Humility is the proper estimate of oneself. – Spurgeon

Spirituality We climbed up the side of the mountain to reach to top of Cathedral Valley, Utah. Breathtaking is an understatement.

What is it that captures our attention? What feeds that deep indescribable need of our souls to experience the richness of the world He made? And then…leaning over us, He whispers. Let’s go do this together. – Goff

Ourselves: No…not all who wander are lost. Because…

Sometimes you find yourself in the middle of nowhere. And sometimes in the middle of nowhere you find yourself. – Westfall

Wind Kisses, Donna

Inspired by: RDP/Guide