What’s your favorite part of the day, the moment that makes you smile and encourages you to wade your way through anything that gets in your way? I’m a morning person and it drives my family crazy! They just don’t understand why anyone would wake them up to celebrate a
sunrise at 5:30 a.m.
Needless to say, it’s important to find other things during the next some-odd hours to keep my spirits bright. I love to see big businesses like the Nugget in Sparks NV change things up. They recently added Gilley’s, a cowboy bar and grill, to their lineup.
I celebrate the motivation that drives us to survive instead of whine, such as freelance writing, blogs, internet stores, and sole proprietor shops like Miss Carolyn’s Quilt Shop in Idaho City ID.
Visiting a wildlife sanctuary to learn more about the birds, reptiles, and animals residing within the area is both educational and fun. This little owl was injured and nursed back to health by staff and volunteers. It also gives each of us the opportunity to contribute time or donations to local animal shelters and sanctuaries. Every minute and penny counts.
Nearly everyone is familiar with the saying about bringing the mountain to Mohammed if he won’t go to the mountain. In many cases, we won’t or can’t travel to see amazing things. The Vietnam Traveling Memorial Wall goes about the US in honor of the many lives broken and lost during that conflict.
NASCAR fans around the country may never get the chance to attend a race. Instead of bringing a mountain, sponsors like Wal-Mart bring a car and a team member or two to the fans. In 2014, the No. 3 Chevy driven by Austin Dillon in the 2014 Sprint Cup Series for Richard Childress Racing was a hit around the Western states.
What special events on the horizon in your neighborhood that have captured your interest?