What’s Your Treasure?

With all of the chaos, turmoil, and simply “bad news” that we’re saturated with every single day, and seemingly each minute of every single day, it is no marvel that folks search for an escape… even when that escape is just the “fantasy” of discovering a long-lost hoard of gold, silver, and jewels. Would not or not it’s good to unearth a chest so worthwhile that you may depart all of the chaos and turmoil behind and simply dwell in peace, not worrying about what is occurring throughout the nation or world wide? Positive it might. I believe all of us would “take the money and run.” If solely it have been that straightforward. Lots of people, although, discover that the “hunt” of discovering a treasure supplies simply akin to escape, and isn’t in any respect out of attain… relying after all on what your treasure is.If “treasure” to you means certainly one of Captain Kidd’s buried chests of pirate booty, then you could have a protracted arduous search forward of you (though such a worthy endeavor would definitely present an escape into the world of treasure looking). If, nevertheless, your “treasure” is time spent within the outside alongside a river, at a seaside, a park, the mountains, or underwater, and your discovery consists of discarded relics, dropped cash, or proof of historical past you’ve got seen or held for the primary time, then your search is prone to be fruitful and satisfying.I can’t inform you what your “treasure” is. Solely you are able to do that. I can, nevertheless, inform you what my “treasure” is. My treasure is discovery. My treasure is placing items of a historic puzzle collectively. My treasure is being the place historical past occurred and reliving the occasions connected to the bottom. My treasure isn’t just figuring out the place one thing occurred, however why it occurred. I see historical past, not simply as a group of names, dates, locations, and occasions, however as a related sequence of causes and results. There’s most likely no higher instance of this trigger and impact relationship to historical past than the Battle of Gettysburg.Being at that battlefield… the place numerous lives have been eternally modified or extinguished… strolling the grounds within the footsteps of these troopers brings the bottom to life. I can really feel the motivations that moved troops this fashion as a substitute of that. Really feel the desperation to seize floor, out maneuver your pursuers, and survive. Like no different place I have been, The Gettysburg Battlefield saturates you. That is what motivates me irrespective of the place I am going, and it doesn’t matter what I am trying to find. After I consider the bottom, discover proof of the occasion and “relive” the actions, I’ve discovered my treasure. And if I find a trinket of the occasion, I get a real emotional increase from my efforts. I am right here to inform you, that you’re going to get a way of elation from discovering a ox shoe from the mid-to-late 1800’s alongside an previous pioneer wagon path. It supplies a connection… a way of belonging… of roots. Positive, discovering a field of cash could be implausible. However, simply because I did not discover that field… this time… would not take away the sentiments of accomplishment and connection that the previous ox shoe supplies. And the factor is anybody… everybody… irrespective of the place you reside… can take part on this “treasure hunt.”In our over-regulated world, there’s a substantial and vocal phase of the inhabitants bent on depriving you of the chance to find, to seek for your treasure. They’ve handed legal guidelines, regulated actions, prevented entry, and labeled treasure hunters and treasure looking with derogatory labels. In some locations, simply being there may be “breaking a law.” Choosing up discarded objects is against the law. Collaborating in work to recuperate gold, silver, and in some circumstances rocks and minerals is trigger to “call in the law.” Two actually easy issues you are able to do are: 1) Obey no matter legal guidelines at present regulate an space, and a pair of) lend your assist (voice, written, no matter) to forestall, modify, or repeal these outrageous laws, and convey again purpose and a way of sanity.In every single place, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific, pioneers, vacationers, and adventurers of each sort sought new floor and a brand new life. Armies moved from right here to there. Cities have been constructed that have been deserted and crumbled to mud. However, the historical past is there. The proof is there. Discover the proof; dwell the historical past; discover your treasure. And when you occur to seek for and discover that field of cash… do not forget to share!