thestampedetrail ... when we discover something new, be it a person, a place or pastime, we dig ourselves into it. During the time we spend together, the intensity of the love you feel for it determines how deep you find yourself when it ends - &, as the saying goes, all good things must come to rest. But what we find is that we are standing in a hole that we need to get ourselves out of... &, once we do, the air has never tasted so fresh, the colours never so vivid & the lights never so bright. One has truly been reborn. So, we walk, continuing to look for the "X" that marks the spot. That walk can become tiresome and ones focus can shift from the joys & excitement of discovery to a distrust in fate & on the empty half of the glass or the missing piece/s of the pie. In these moments of fear, we either throw the shovel in the sand where we stand or try and use the dirt from a previous hole to fill the void... but how do we find the treasure if we do that? Some of the wisest & treasure-rich people on the planet believe the past is an anchor & I tend to agree. This year, I again offer my ear, my shoulder, my arms, my time to any true friend that needs it, wants it - because you deserve it. You make me a better man simply be being present in my life & I'll always have your back.
I'm off to find the "X"... #thetrivialpursuitofhappiness
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thestampedetrail ... A decent way to spend a Saturday - dual surfs, coffee & script, paddle board from Shelly Beach to Manly with the godson sat on the front spotting sea life, drinks with friends (happy birthday @gdaykatie & @ellebrabz ) & a late-night party at home on the water. Not complete but not far off it. #grateful #thetrivialpursuitofhappiness #whysoserious 2w

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thestampedetrail ... "Every rain-cloud, however fleeting, leaves its mark, not only on trees & flowers who pulses are quickened, & on the replenished streams & lakes, but also on the rocks are its marks engraved whether we can see them or not."
Currently reading John Muir's, My First Summer in the Sierra.
2w
  •   evsutter Nice, sounds cool I might check it out, just hiked Muir woods in San Fran a few weeks ago. Was really cool. 2w

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thestampedetrail ... if you're in need of a little inspiration, all you've got to do is ask. Truly, ask. Not someone but whatever it is that governs these minutes we share... then keep your eyes wide in those moments where you least expect it. 2w

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thestampedetrail ... after a day in the game - where things go right, things go wrong, you solve problems, you smile & you bang the desk as you're greeted by other hurdles unforeseeable - these words are ringing in my head. They are a shot of clarity & are as simple as life needs to be. If you're in the midst of a good time or a hard time, with your own needle, tattoo these words to your soul. #clarity #thetrivialpursuitofhappiness 2w

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thestampedetrail ... it may take a little longer than expected but, I promise you, it's worth the wait. #thetrivialpursuitofhappiness 3w

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thestampedetrail ... what are friends for? Giving you boosts when you need a lift; ears when you need to chat; a hug when you finally achieve a goal; company when you're feeling alone. Friends - another one of my favourite things in this life.
NB: late Xmas presents c/o @wilber123456/@jisforjess (Christopher McCandless' book collection) & @gdaykatie/@camkerr81/AJ (instruments to write down my thoughts) #humbled
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thestampedetrail ... I love traveling but I love coming home to these two. #thetrivialpursuitofhappiness 4w

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thestampedetrail ... Morning glory. 4w

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thestampedetrail ... Each one of us gives off an energy in the presence of others. There aren't too many people I know that radiate a more positive, kind, relaxed & supportive energy then @apneasadhana. A morning spent with one of the most inspirational souls I know... here it proves that even the birds follow his lead. 4w

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thestampedetrail ... jumped into the New Year with this king. Surfed the morning at one of my favourite breaks then spent the afternoon swimming in a tea tree laden river. Good crew. Proudly supported by @coronaextra_au
Hope y'all had great day. Time to get ready for the next one.
4w

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thestampedetrail ... day by day. #2015 4w
  •   nath_6 Happy new year legend!! 4w
  •   leahramage Happy new yr sim! 4w
  •   lisavpatterson Happy New Year Simon! x 4w
  •   cameronleeder Happy new year legend. Hope the start of 2015 is golden and I look forward to catching up with u for a few super boks in late 2015 4w

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thestampedetrail ... a little slice of magic that always delivers. December 31 || 2014 4w

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thestampedetrail ... not a bad start. 4w

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thestampedetrail ... illusive or, simply, an illusion? No distance too great. No difference too far. Those who take do not receive yet those who give receive the take. Expectations are love's ugly cousin. They cause unhappiness where the unexpected cause bloom... Like a game of "hide & seek" except they are not hiding in the dark but simply waiting for you to spark a conversation... & when you think that you've found someone, give them your everything. Your absolute. Seek to learn every corner of their soul by using the light of the spark that started it all to guide you.
Give & you will receive. I promise.
#thetrivialpursuitofhappiness #give
1mon

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thestampedetrail ... the calm before the storm @ RooneyPOOLooza... supreme mates Happy birthday you little legend - hope you liked your present 1mon

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thestampedetrail ... Merry Christmas from Middle Earth. To all my friends, who I consider my family, whether I see you once a year or once a week, you all are an individual piece of me that makes me a whole. Supreme love to you and your "family". 1mon

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thestampedetrail ... & we're off... into the wild. #adventure 1mon

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