I’m inspired by Jim Harris. Jim is a photographer and adventurer based out of Salt Lake City, Utah. His company goes by the name ‘Perpetual Weekend’, and his work is fantastic. I already knew all of the above, and while I have followed and enjoyed Jim’s work, that’s not what has been the source of inspiration.
The true inspiration I’ve found from Jim comes from an inauspicious place. Earlier this month, Jim was badly injured. This from the webpage setup to raise funds for his evacuation from the mountains: ‘Jim Harris suffered spinal and cranial trauma from an accident while preparing for a Trans-Patagonia expedition in Punta Arenas, Chile.’
So far, so not good. That is until you started to see the outpouring of support for Jim. From all corners of the globe, people wrote, called, tweeted, visited and otherwise raised their voices and opened their coffers in support of Jim in this crucial time. Apparently Jim not only knows everyone on earth, he’s also loved by every single person with whom he’s interacted. It seems that his karmic account balance has been growing for quite some time, and now that he’s had to make a withdrawal, there’s more than enough love to go around.
Jim is back in the states now, and the prognosis is good, but he’s still involved in some major surgeries and the family is still seeking help with the costs. You can learn more and donate via this link: http://www.youcaring.com/medical-fundraiser/let-s-bring-jim-home/269288
I haven’t yet had the pleasure of meeting Jim. Perhaps I never will. But I think it’s far more likely that we’ll cross paths at some point, and if past performances are any indication of future success, we’ll have a grand time and will remain good friends regardless of any distances between us. But until the time that we finally do cross paths, I’ll do my best to be like Jim, stacking karma points in the game of life by spreading friendship and love across the globe. That is, I gather, how Jim rolls.
Heal soon, we’re all pulling for you Jim.