P1030899I think that one word with its big, bold exclamation mark says it all. Yes, it’s Thursday and my weekend officially begins right now!

I have written my last story and yes, it’s been a busy week.

And I’m feeling pretty darn good. Two days of fabulous hiking in warm temperatures and under sunny skies are coming right up. Tomorrow, I get to explore new trails on Maple Mountain and on Saturday we do the CPR loop.

One lovely thing that has me feeling especially good, is that I notice I am losing that feeling of being “left out” when other people are hiking or doing something I want to do – but I’m not doing it because I’m working or – well, whatever. Truthfully, this is a reaction from my child self. I can so easily trace this emotion back to not being asked to join in with my brother and his friends or with other children on the playground. Truthfully, what child (or adult) has not experienced this sense of exclusion.

Recognizing it and the source is so valuable.

So, today, I celebrate feeling wanted and loved even when I am not included. The magic chuckle here of course is that when I am not included it’s got nothing to do with other people – its because I have taken myself out of the game. When I own everything that goes on in my life, I am happy and at peace.

And the further good news? I have arrived at this ripe age and I am still learning about myself and still growing – perhaps that’s really the best news of all.


About goodyniosi

Writer, avid(!!!) hiker - living life to the fullest. Love, life, bliss - getting high on getting high (in the alpine that is)
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