Nature’s Power to Restore

A little over a year ago I left corporate life and soon thereafter purchased this large tract of pristine land on the Cumberland Plateau and moved to the mountains to develop the Village.

In the process I lost about 25 pounds and believe I gained back about 25 years of life.  When faced with challenges and discouragement a short hike in the woods or sitting quietly by a waterfall in contemplation of God’s creations restores my soul.

Reading this morning from Walden by Henry David Thoreau I came across a profound statement.  “I am convinced both by faith and experience that to maintain one’s self on this earth is not a hardship but a pastime, if we will live simply and wisely; as the pursuits of the simpler nations are still the sports of the more artificial.  It is not necessary that a man should earn his living by the sweat of his brow; unless he sweats easier than I do.”

Having moved to the Village, I often sweat as I enjoy working to build something beautiful.  As a “hands-on” developer I do so by choice.  Most days you can find me somewhere on the property enjoying its natural beauty.

The only thing I enjoy as much as the land is showing it off. I hope you will feel free to drop by.  A little advance notice is always appreciated, but I’m never too busy to enjoy a visitor whether for an hour or for the rest of your life.

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