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This is a follow-up to Jesmcd2's post. I had to start a new post to include the picture. This is my husband's favorite motto, or at least one he likes to remind me of, when our definitions of attitude don't quite line up:

Attitude...the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.

The photo was taken when my husband sailed down the West Coast a couple months ago. They experienced 45-knot winds and 15' seas. He says it was an adventure. Me? 😱 (Thank goodness my balance didn't allow me to join him. Sometimes MS has its benefits.)

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Love it! Attitude is also one of the. Few things within our control.


Beautiful picture! At first I thought it was snow capped mountains from a ski lift. I like his motto and attitude. My motto is "Mind over Matter, If I don't mind, it doesn't Matter!"

Tutu in reply to CalfeeChick

My husband said that others thought it was snow-capped mountains too!

Love the quote! ☺️

erash in reply to CalfeeChick

Oh me too CalfeeChick

I wondered why a boat was in the middle of the Rocky mts. πŸ˜…

bavery207 in reply to erash

I love your sense of humor!

bavery207 in reply to bavery207

I responded, but forget the @ erash so I'll try again...I love your sense of humor!


Great picture and marvelous quote! I need to print these all out and put them all over my house!

He made it safely from Seattle to San Diego, starlight5. He leaves San Diego in March for the South Pacific. It'll take 4-5 weeks before he reaches land. He's looking for one more crew member. Interested? 😁

agapepilgrim in reply to Tutu

Tutu my brother would love to go but his wife probably wouldn't be there when he got back! He just sailed from Destin Fl down the coast then overbto the Bahamas for a 5 week trip with his son. Beautiful photos. But hubby and I had to go to Ala and spend a week then go back later and spend Christmas week with his wife. She has health issues and anxiety attacks and steel rod for backbone causes a lot of pain but it brought me joy to see my brother make his adventure sailing in his sailboat. He is 72.

Tutu in reply to agapepilgrim

72? Wow! Now that's a dream fulfilled, agapepilgrim. His poor wife, though...

jimeka in reply to agapepilgrim

Sounds like your brother is a lot like you, living every moment, and of course you were thinking of others when you went to look after your sister in law with your own health issues. You never fail to amaze me, God bless you agapepilgrim Jimeka

agapepilgrim in reply to jimeka

jimeka one of my favorite hymns I learned as a teenager, never forgot, caughtthe vision, and have tried to live it. "Others, Lord, yes, others, let this my motto be, so that even when I kneel to pray my prayer shall be for others." And if you want joy, spell it J-Jesus first, O- others second, Y- you, last.

jimeka in reply to agapepilgrim

My lesson for today, thanks agapepilgrim hugs Jimeka x

I have just got up Tutu. What a picture to get up to. Wow, I wish your husband and crew all of Gods safety and fulfillment on their future adventure. Blessings Jimeka

Tutu in reply to jimeka

I will pass that along to him. Thank you, jimeka.


That looks Awesome!! Tutu Been sailing myself a few times in SD loved it! Pretty sure my motto is going to be.... Don't kill the bf. πŸ˜πŸ˜• Although l did remind him l could and get away with it. πŸ˜‘πŸ˜…πŸ˜…. Joking

Tutu in reply to Jesmcd2

You are funny, Jesmcd2! πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

Jesmcd2CommunityAmbassador in reply to Tutu

Hey l grew up with cops! What do you want Tutu πŸ˜…πŸ˜…. He won't let me watch dateline anymore πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

Wow Tutu that seems like a scary situation but I guess, " each to his own" is my moto. πŸ˜…

Tutu in reply to Karen-x

Karen-x, I've been on the sailboat ⛡️ with my husband in 35-knot winds, 6' seas, with driving rain and temps in the mid 30s. Talk about soaked and cold to the bone!! 😬

We also shared a kayak and faced towering waves off the coast of Kauai. Talk about sheer terror! I paddled as though my life depended on it (fortunately, I was on steroids then).

My husband hears "marine warning" and "small craft advisory" and his eyes light up, and I find we are the only id**ts out on the water. I've learned to tread softly-in the other direction-when he says, "But it will be so exciting!"

When he quotes his motto, telling me it will be an adventure, not an ordeal, I quote back:

Sometimes boring is good!πŸ˜‰

P.S. Wasn't it you telling me about your dream to sail the intercoastal waterway with your husband? Hope I remembered that right. Where is that spreadsheet? Maybe I can borrow Jesmcd2's.

Karen-x in reply to Tutu

It is me that wants do that. Good memory! But I don't want to go out in gale force winds and waves.

Tutu in reply to Karen-x

I'm gushing at your 'good memory' comment. πŸ™ƒI think that's a first for me!

I know it's in the future, but in case I forget by then, I wish you happy ⛡️

CalfeeChickCommunityAmbassador in reply to Tutu

Brrrr. You are braver than me!!πŸ‘πŸ˜ƒ

Jesmcd2CommunityAmbassador in reply to Tutu

Hahaha spreadsheet me.πŸ˜… Now that's hilarious πŸ˜…πŸ˜… Tutu

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