“Joy comes to us in moments-ordinary moments. We risk missing out on joy when we get too busy chasing down the extraordinary.” Bernè Brown
A few days ago a good friend of mine told me,”Sometimes when I’m talking to friends, I use you as an example. I tell them, this guy is living the dream. He’s making enough to get by and he’s doing what he loves.” My automatic reaction to this was something along the lines of, “But my body’s too damaged to allow me to really be doing what I love to do.” And “I’m too broke to take the climbing trips I want to take.” My mind was focused on what I didn’t have enough of. It wasn’t until the next day, while I was doing my physical therapy, just an ordinary moment, that what he said hit me, that I switched my focus from what I don’t have enough of to what I do have. I am doing what I love to do with my life. Every morning I have the opportunity to make my own decisions, to really do whatever I want to do. I acknowledge that millions of humans before me never had that opportunity. I’m grateful that I do. I’ve had so many incredible friends, role models, and teachers that have shared their knowledge with me that I also have the knowledge to get my life to where I want it. I’m grateful for them. In that mundane, regular, everyday moment I felt joy. My heart sang and my eyes teared because of the intensity of that moment. Thank you @rastaron69, for reminding me that I have so much to be grateful for. I’ll try not to forget again 😊
Oh, also, happy new year!
Soaking in the moment a few months ago on Granite of the Apes, 5.13, The Orifice, Mt. Lemmon, Tucson, Arizona.
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