At One Hundred, Life Is…

by Lance Ekum on · 67 comments

“The most important things in life aren’t things.” ~ Anthony J. D’Angelo

Today marks the 100th time I’ve posted something here on the “Jungle of Life”.  One hundred…it seems like a good time to reflect on what this has all meant.  So…

Life is about making our splash.  Sometimes it’s grand, sometimes it’s a belly flop…

Sometimes, that means paddling our own boat…

Other times, that means we just need to rest.

Life.  It’s about caring for others….

And about having fun, dressing up, and cheering for the home team!

It’s all about trying new things, challenging ourselves, and testing our limits.

Life is about spending time with the one we love, the one who is there no matter what…

Life…is being with the ONES we love.

Sometimes in life, we get into predicaments…

And the best thing we can do is just smile, and be ourselves.

Sometimes we act weird.

Sometimes we look weird.

And the best thing we can do is just be who we are, and sing out our song…

Life is about climbing up new poles, and then just hanging around.

And learning new things…

Sometimes, we sit in the stands and cheer on the others we know.

And sometimes, it’s about getting into the action, and making the big catch.

Life.  We grow up.  Family.  We’re always there for each other.

Sometimes life gives us hills to climb…but then…the ride down is a lot of fun!

It’s about working together…building our lives (and our treehouses)…

Life is…Love.  Caring.  Respect.

Life.  There will be mountains to conquer.  We can’t do it alone.  It’s having the ones we love, there with us, through it all.

Life is…grand!

Life is grand because of the wonderful family I have.  They make all I do worth it.  Life is grand because of the friends I have.  Life is grand, because of you, my friends, all of you!  All of you that read these words.  Regular visitors and friends.  New visitors.  You all, every one of you, make my life better because of your thoughtful comments, the time you take to read my words, your simply being here!

Thank you, everyone, for being a part of my jungle of life!

Lance writes stories from his heart, aiming to inspire and motivate, as you align more fully with YOUR true peak. When he's not here, you can find him hanging out with his family, riding a bike, or just generally acting goofy.   Sign up for the Thoughts from the Treehouse newsletter and get additional inspiration in your email inbox!
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Betsy Wuebker October 28, 2008 at 7:47 am

What a wonderful post! I loved all the photos, and it’s a moving tribute to what matters most.

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Laurie October 28, 2008 at 8:09 am

And the best thing we can do is just be who we are, and sing out our song…

That is what I am working on…

This post brought my tears. Very touching, thank you. I wish I had what you have.
Beautiful family Lance. Good job at making it that way…..


Avani-Mehta October 28, 2008 at 8:33 am

Beautiful post. Made me smile.

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Wendi Kelly-Life's Little Inspirations October 28, 2008 at 8:33 am

Happy Hundred Day Lance. What a wonderful Family. You are SO blessed. 🙂
AND smart enough to know it. yeah for you!

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Stacey / Create a Balance October 28, 2008 at 8:42 am

I love this post! The pictures are powerful and your words are sincere. Thanks for sharing some of your offline world with us. It is truly a gift to be blessed with such a loving family.

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monica October 28, 2008 at 8:55 am

Great post and photos! And happy century! =)

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Shamelle- TheEnhanceLife October 28, 2008 at 9:13 am

In deed it was enjoyable reading through your posts. You managed to make a perfect blend with your wisdom and photos.

Here’s wishing you many more centuries to come 😉

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Kim October 28, 2008 at 9:59 am

What a beautiful 100th post! I can’t wait to see what the next 100 bring.

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mark salinas October 28, 2008 at 11:08 am

100 fantastic! Very nice pictures….a wonderful post! Thanks for sharing!

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Writer Dad October 28, 2008 at 11:20 am

100 posts. That’s big time, Lance. Congratulations! I was looking for a picture of you with a perm, but didn’t see it. Are you going to post it later?

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Linda Abbit October 28, 2008 at 11:47 am

I’m blinking really fast to keep the tears from overflowing . . . oh, oh — there one goes. You did it — you made me cry, Lance!

Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us — here & always! And what a beautiful family life you have.

Big hugs,

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Audra Krell October 28, 2008 at 12:35 pm