"I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes, so live not in your yesterdays, no just for tomorrow, but in the here and now. Keep moving and forget the post mortems; and remember, no one can get the jump on the future." -Carl Sandburg
"Joy in life comes from expressing ourselves, in taking risks and jumping in. Everyone is not going to like you. But you can like who you like." -Andrew Matthews
"Jump into the middle of things, get your hands dirty, fall flat on your face, and then reach for the stars." -Joan L. Curcio
Jumpbecause.com went live May 3, 2008. Here we are, two years later, with hundreds and hundreds of posts from jumpers from all around the world. Thanks for keeping JB going and for all of your wonderful submissions!
Do you have any anniversaries that you'd like to jump for? Submit them to email@example.com.
Thanks again for a great two years!
"Sometimes, when I am really happy, I jump for joy. So once I was really happy, and I jumped-inside my low-roofed room. I smacked the plaster right off the top! But now they are painting a pony on the new roof, so I am happy. So jumping is very fun! Sorry, but I don't have a picture of me jumping." -Nathan
HAPPY 2ND JUMPIVERSARY!!!
Feb. 16, 2010 marks 2 years since the jumpbecausers started jumping!
We are so happy to celebrate 2 years of jumping with all of you! Thank you to all of you have supported this project with jumping and laughter of your own.
We hope you all jump today (or anytime this week) and send your jumpiversary jump photos to firstname.lastname@example.org. Include with the photo of your jump, your name, location and your "jump because..." statement.
Pass this on to a friend who would make a great jumper! Or just share the jumping with someone who needs a smile! (Come join out our Facebook group too!)
Thank you for a GREAT two years!
-Jump Because crew
"We jump because it makes us feel free. We jump...because." -JB
Happy holidays from JumpBecause!
We're taking a few days off to spend time with friends and family. We wish you peace and joy!
"Look, I really don't want to wax philosophic, but I will say that if you're alive, you've 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, colorful and lively." -Mel Brooks
Today in the USA, we're celebrating Thanksgiving. As tradition has it, Thanksgiving is filled with amazing harvest food (think: turkey, mashed potatoes, stuffing, gravy, cranberries, sweet potatoes, pumpkin pie - yum, yum, and yum!), and we slow the pace of the busy lives we lead to catch up with friends and family and be at peace for a day.
At times it can feel like the only thing certain in life is uncertainty. Today we can think on the light and dark in life, and remember to do those things that help us stay light, and happy. Like jumping... :)
Here at JumpBecause, we're taking a few days off to be with our friends and family, and we wish all of you out there a wonderful Thanksgiving! We'll be back after the holiday.
What makes YOU light? Send your jumps and jumping stories about the things that help to keep light in your life to email@example.com!
"I first encountered jumping pictures during my summer as the "Master of Fun and Games" at Camp Chief Ouray in Colorado (my absolute favorite place on earth to date). With every picture came at least 2 jump pictures whether you were just eating lunch or had finished a climb to fifth peak. Jump pictures became the highlight of every experience from then on. We went sky diving- we took jump pics; we went rock climbing- we took jump pics.
"All the 'not readies,' all the 'I need times,' are understandable, but only for a short while. The truth is that there is never a 'completely ready,' there is never really a 'right time.' As with any descent to the unconscious [and here we are speaking about love], there comes a time when one simply hopes for the best, pinches one's nose and jumps into the abyss. If this were not so, we would not have needed to create the words heroine, hero, or courage... It is our work to learn. If one wishes to love, there is no getting around it... To love pleasure takes little. To love truly takes a hero who can manage his own fear." -Clarissa Pinkola Estes, Women Who Run With the Wolves, p. 143