Category Archives: Inspiration

Marine Corps Birthday Celebration

All Marines are welcome to celebrate the Marine Corp Birthday on November 10th.  We’ll start around 6:00 pm.

 

A Marine is a Marine.  I set that policy two weeks ago – there’s no such thing as a former Marine.   You’re a Marine,  just in a different uniform and you’re in a different phase of your life.  But you’ll always be a Marine because you went to Parris Island, San Diego or the hills of Quantico.  There’s no such thing as a former Marine.

General James F. Amos, 35th Commandant of the Marine Corps

“Out of every 100 men, 10 shouldn’t even be there.  80 are just targets, 9 are the real fighters and we are lucky to have them, for they make the battle.  Ah, but the one, one is a warrior, and he will bring the others back”  

Heraclitus

Bottle Shock

Bottle Shock is a 2008 movie that tells the story of a 1975 wine competition.  For the first time, the French wine makers were completely dominated by upstart California wineries from Napa Valley.

And by the way, we make some pretty good wine in Nebraska too!

 

Some Inspirational Quotes…

“All our dreams can come true – if we have the courage to pursue them”

Walt Disney

“Your time is limited, don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma, which is living the result of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinion drowned your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition, they somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.”

Steve Jobs

“Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish it.”

Proverb

“Don’t say you don’t have enough time. You have exactly the same number of hours per day that were given to Helen Keller, Pasteur, Michaelangelo, Mother Teresea, Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Jefferson, and Albert Einstein.”

H. Jackson Brown Jr.

“Fear less, hope more, eat less, chew more, whine less, breathe more, talk less, say more, hate less, love more, and good things will be yours.”

Swedish Proverb

“Accept responsibility for your life. Know that it is you who will get you where you want to go, no one else.”

Les Brown

“When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.”

Helen Keller

“Happiness is not something you postpone for the future; it is something you design for the present.”

Jim Rohn

“Nothing can stop the man with the right mental attitude from achieving his goal; nothing on earth can help the man with the wrong mental attitude.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack in will.”

Vince Lombardi

“It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed.”

Theodore Roosevelt

“Success does not consist in never making blunders, but in never making the same one a second time.”

Josh Billings

“I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.”

Michael Jordan

“You miss 100% of the shots you don’t take.”

Wayne Gretzky

“In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure.”

Bill Cosby

“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that things are difficult.”

Seneca

“It is only the very wisest and the very stupidest who cannot change.”

Confucius

“Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act but a habit.”

Aristotle

“Vision without action is daydream. Action without vision is nightmare.”

Japanese Proverb

“A goal is a dream with a deadline.”

Napoleon Hill

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”

John Dewey

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

Farrah Gray

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist, or accept the responsibility for changing them.”

Denis Waitley

“Good things come to those who wait… greater things come to those who get off their ass and do anything to make it happen.”

Proverb

“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

Lao Tzu

Tecumseh’s Prayer

Tecumseh“So live your life that the fear of death can never enter your heart. Trouble no one about their religion; respect others in their view, and demand that they respect yours. Love your life, perfect your life, beautify all things in your life. Seek to make your life long and its purpose in the service of your people. Prepare a noble death song for the day when you go over the great divide.

Always give a word or a sign of salute when meeting or passing a friend, even a stranger, when in a lonely place. Show respect to all people and grovel to none.

When you arise in the morning give thanks for the food and for the joy of living. If you see no reason for giving thanks, the fault lies only in yourself.

Abuse no one and no thing, for abuse turns the wise ones to fools and robs the spirit of its vision. When it comes your time to die, be not like those whose hearts are filled with the fear of death, so that when their time comes they weep and pray for a little more time to live their lives over again in a different way. Sing your death song and die like a hero going home.”

Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

History of the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway

In 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark embarked on a journey that would become one of America’s most fabled expeditions. Part of that adventure would take them up the Missouri River and along the eastern and northern border of present-day Nebraska.Today, travelers experience that same pathway along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway. This 82-mile journey stretches just north of Omaha to South Sioux City.

Be a part of a team that encourages travelers to explore the lands the expedition traveled over two hundred years ago.

Traveling the Byway

Visitors traveling the byway experience lush, wooded bluffs that overlook the majestic Missouri River as it snakes its way through fertile farmland. They enjoy waterfowl and bison thriving on the area’s natural resources. In autumn, they witness the white clouds of snow geese as they make their graceful decent onto the oxbow lakes of DeSoto National Wildlife Refuge just east of Blair.As travelers make their way along the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway through the reservations of the Omaha and Winnebago tribes, they share the path trappers, traders, and American Indians once lived and traveled. They view many historic sites as Fort Atkinson – the first military post west of the Missouri River located near the village of Fort Calhoun – and take part in the daily routine of life on American’s frontier. Near Winnebago, travelers discover a large herd of bison roaming the grassy plains.

Visitors take part in one of the many cultural events and attractions celebrating the ethnic heritage of northeast Nebraska including colorful powwows featuring tribal dances.

All this plus ample boating, fishing, hiking and more make the Lewis and Clark Scenic Byway an inspiring path of fun!

And of course, Too Far North is proud to be part of the Byway’s southern end.  Stop on in and make it a great beginning and/or end to your journey!