A Day at the Beach

Tropical-Beach-Wallpapers-I have been on beaches throughout the Caribbean, the Gulf Coast of the United States and the Atlantic Coast of Florida. And, many of those beaches were just awesome. Those beaches had plenty of white sand, emerald water and sunshine. Oh, I can smell the coco butter now!
The beach at Seaside, Oregon was not tropical or sunny. The sand was brown, the sky was cloudy and the water was too cold for swimming. But this beach has historical significance. This was where Lewis and Clark reached the end of the trail. On this Beach United States history was made.

Lewis and Clark set out in May of 1804 to explore and map the newly acquired territory the United States had purchased from France. The journey had scientific and economic objectives. But the greatest objective of the journey was to establish an American presence in this territory and secure it before European powers could. The journey was a success.

The story of Lewis and Clark expedition was set in motion by the forward thinking of Thomas Jefferson. No doubt there were those who thought the money spent could have been better spent. There was probably a fear that the land be seized by a foreign power. Lewis and Clark could have strolled into the wilderness and never been heard from again. There were no guarantees. It was a huge gamble. But it worked.

In life’s journey you must be willing to take risks. There is nothing for sure expect that nothing is for sure. Life is filled with ups and downs, abundance and scarcity, gain and loss. The only way to get where you want to be and live the life you want is that you must be willing to step out and get moving. With each step Lewis and Clark grew closer to the Pacific. In the end, they travelled for eighteen months and covered four thousand miles. But they had to make the step. So, must we. You will never get anywhere as long as you stand where you are.

What do you want? Where do you want to end up? The only way to get from here to there is to step out into the unknown Get a goal in mind. Get a plan on how to reach and then get moving.

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~ by DanielToops.com on March 5, 2013.

2 Responses to “A Day at the Beach”

  1. This is a great blog that really hits home. I am walking the entire Lewis and Clark trek from St. Charles Mo to Astoria, Oregon. Currently have made it into Nebraska. If we walk through your neck of the woods you should join us! I will link your blog on to my site if you approve!Check out the hike at lewisandclark2011.com

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