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post #6 of Old 05-21-2006
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Go Now...

Do it for your kids.....look a a used Amel....great family cruising boat......and my thoughts on cruising

Go Cruising Now

When should one go cruising??? I asked myself that question 1000’s of times when I was still tied to land. I define happiness as living my dream of cruising…. The following was emailed to me………how true it is….I think back over the last 2 ½ yrs and all the cruiser WANT2B’s who would want to ask this cruiser the same questions I asked for the last 20 yrs as my wife and I chartered sailboats in the Caribbean and other exotic places where the CRUISER migrated because he could…. 98% of these WANT2B’s never go because the wait till…………..
My Father, God bless his sole worked till he was 62….yes he retired a few years early…but died 2 yrs later….no he did not go fish all those trout and steelhead rivers he always dreamed of while working…..cut the land lines and GO…and Go NOW.

I'll be happy when...
> We convince ourselves that life will be better after we get married, have a baby, then another. Then we are frustrated that the kids aren't old enough and we'll be more content when they are. After that, we're frustrated that we have teenagers to deal with. We will certainly be happy when they are out of that stage. We tell ourselves that our life will be complete when our spouse gets his or her act together, when
we get a nicer car, when we are able to go on a nice vacation or when we retire. The truth is there's no better time to be happy than right now. If not now, when? Your life will always be filled with challenges.
> It's best to admit this to yourself and decide to be happy anyway. Happiness is the way. So, treasure every moment that you have and treasure it more because you shared it with someone special, special enough to spend your time with .... and remember that time waits for no
> So, stop waiting ...
> Until your car or home is paid off.
> Until you get a new car or home.
> Until your kids leave the house.
> Until you go back to school.
> Until you finish school.
> Until you lose 10 lbs.
> Until you gain 10 lbs.
> Until you get married.
> Until you get a divorce.
> Until you have kids.
> Until the kids have graduated from college
> Until you retire.
> Until summer..
> Until spring.
> Until winter.
> Until the boat is paid for.
> Until fall.
> Until you die.
> There is no better time than right now to be happy. Happiness is a
journey, not a destination. So work like you don't need money, love
like you've never been hurt, and, dance like no one's watching.

I would have liked to recieved that 10 yrs ago....the the wife would have made the trip...she did always want a " boat baby"...funny thing....boat kids do better in college...and in life ....cruising is unique...special people....with a different slant on life....Capt Paul>
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