“Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity to 'jump at de sun.' We might not land on the sun, but at least we would get off the ground.” - Zora Neale Hurston
Valentine's Day is in just a couple of weeks.
In the spirit of the holiday, you could jump for someone or something that you love!
We'd love to post your Valentine's Day jumps on Jump Because.
Here are some ideas:
- You could jump for that special person in your life!
- You could jump for that person who you wish could be your Valentine!
- You could jump for your friends!
- You could jump for your mom and dad!
Valentine's Day has a long history, dating back to 500 A.D. as an annual celebration of love and affection. While sometimes viewed as a "Hallmark Holiday," it doesn't have to be. In other words:
"There are exactly as many special occasions in life as we choose to celebrate." - Robert Brault
Send your Valentine's Day jumps and "jump because" stories to email@example.com.
We'll post them on or around February 14th. If your jump is for someone, feel free to include their e-mail address, and we'll send them the link to your jump, too!
"I Jump... because i love to fly, i love the freedom... i need to escape." -Matthieu
Pics by Matthieu Roggero Photography©
“If you want to learn to swim jump into the water. On dry land no frame of mind is ever going to help you.” -Bruce Lee
"This is bed jumping in hotel room." -Charly
The Venetian in Las Vegas, Nevada
“It's possible to forget how alive we really are.
We can become dry and tired, just existing, instead of really living.
We need to remind ourselves of the juice of life, and make that a habit.
Find those places inside that JUMP for joy, and do things.”
“Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you got to flap your arms and legs, you got to jump around a lot, you got to make a lot of noise, because life is the very opposite of death.
And therefore, as I see it, if you're quiet, you're not living.
You've got to be noisy, or at least your thoughts should be noisy and colorful and lively.”
Jump - from Madonna's Confessions on a Dancefloor
There's only so much you can learn in one place
The more that I wait, the more time that I waste
I haven't got much time to waste, it's time to make my way
I'm not afraid of what I'll face, but I'm afraid to stay
I'm going down my own road and I can make it alone
I'll work and I'll fight till I find a place of my own
Are you ready to jump?
Get ready to jump
Don't ever look back, oh baby
Yes, I'm ready to jump
Just take my hands
Get ready to jump.
JB note: This video and the lyrics above are property of Madonna.