IF YOU COME TO NORTHAVEN RESORT, PREPARE TO STAY AWHILE
Making new friends is always on the agenda at Northaven! Sleep in. Stay up late. Give up counting calories. Have a drink before
noon. BYOB. Give up mineral water. Dine in shorts. Talk to strangers. Go skinny dipping. Don't call your mother. Let your hair
down. Don't leave a tip. Be yourself.
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When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world."
We are celebrating Northaven Resorts 20th Anniversary of excellence this year. There are a lot of reasons why the resort has continued to flourish and grow. The continued success is due to our members. Northaven Resort continues to nurture a clothing optional lifestyle philosophy that has allowed the members and guests to successfully escape the conflict and drama that continues to plague those living outside our gates.
Most members find that they continue to follow our philosophy in the vanilla world when they leave. They try to be cheerful and treat others with respect. They share unselfishly and try to help others where they can and try not to judge each other. What happens naturally at Northaven is sometimes difficult to do in that complicated life on the outside.
Northaven Members don't try to live life here in great big torrents while here. They live their lives a weekend at a time, taking small steps. If you need BIG DRAMA, go get a Quentin Tarantino DVD and watch it or read War and Peace by the pool. You really can't have that in your Northaven experience and be happy here. You can only do one thing at a time and be happy.
You can escape the cruel world outside the gates because the Northaven Resort philosophy shows you that constantly striving to be triumphant will not work for you to be happy. Aspiring to be top dog, to be dominant, to always be a winner does not work for us. It is a life for animals, more suitable for raccoons.
Raccoons carry on their great battles in the spring to win the most beautiful female and then hold on to her for a couple years until some young raccoon comes up and drives him off with big bite marks in his butt, driving him down into a culvert by the road. Then he lays down there weeping for his sad life, bleeding until finally after dark, out of despair, he crawls up on the road and hurls himself into the path of oncoming headlights. He dies and his body lies there for days being pecked at by crows. His children go on and lead the same misbegotten life that he did and nobody misses him. Nothing is learned from this. This is not a life for those in the lifestyle. This is for those lives outside our gates in that other world.
Northaven Members as a group feel we were meant to be civilized people and meant to enjoy the good things of life, the small things of life that makes us happy. To love our neighbors as much as they will let us. To be loved so that nothing else really matters each weekend compared to that. We strive to live good lives, to eat well and to drink well and dance well, sometimes. We take long walks, we share what we have and forgive others for not being as perfect as we are. We do this so when we get to be old and when that first BIG heart attack comes up and hits us in the chest, it gets our attention, but we don't feel as if everything has been in vain up to that point like raccoons.
The smart people are NOT the people on the stage at the front of the room.
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