This is perhaps one of the silliest pictures of me. It may also be one of my very favorites! This photo was taken on the tippy top of Bear Peak at 8,461 feet – one of the highest peaks in Boulder, Colorado. It was early January, probably less than 10 degrees Fahrenheit, frightfully windy, yet I am still smiling and laughing like I couldn’t be happier! Which makes me think, maybe this is why I love the picture so much – I am unquestionably happy in a situation where others might be miserable. My sense of accomplishment, excitement and adventure is fully expressed and remember sitting up there as long as possible, until my hiking buddy said she couldn’t feel her feet or face anymore.
I see this picture and it reminds me to do something that makes me happy every single day, something that makes me feel good. It is too often that we spend each day considering others – our boss, our kids, our boyfriends, our dogs. I wouldn’t be the first one to say it greatly adds to one’s happiness to remember YOU and to take 5 minutes each day to praise YOU. It can be as simple as eating a piece of chocolate, listening to your favorite song, calling your best friend or, in my case, climbing a mountain!