Jump out of a plane they said... It will be fun they said... Well, I never thought I'd jump out of a plane because fear was at the root of that thought process. A couple years ago my oldest brother passed away, way too young. In my last conversation to him via video, I told him I would jump out of a plane one day. In his younger days, David was a pilot and a sky diving instructor, back before tandem skydiving was popular. It always intrigued me that someone would choose to jump out of a moving plane. Deep beneath that fear and intrigue, curiosity, courageousness and adventure were stirring.
In April of 2018, I did just that. I jumped (or rather was pushed) out of a moving plane, and I LOVED IT! I loved the free falling the best. I"m not sure why falling quickly through the air from 11,000ft, rapidly approaching the ground would thrill me, but it did. Other than riding a motorcycle, I usually play things pretty safe, and normally, do NOT seek adrenaline rushes.
Maybe it was just proving to myself that I could do something which I once thought was impossible
Maybe there is a thrill seeker in me, that I've suppressed over the years, leaning toward safety, rather than adventure
Maybe, at my age, I just want to live life to the fullest and not give into fears or caution that were prevalent when I had children still at home
Maybe being free is more important to me now than living in fear or with fear
Whatever it was, I'm grateful for the experience
Today I am grateful for:
Adventures that turn out well
PB&J Sandwiches - don't eat them often, but so enjoy them when I do
Trading in my winter coat for a hoodie, this time of year, even if for a few hours days at a time
Teeccino herbal coffee - Vanilla Nut is the best.
Blueberry Chia pudding - so much goodness
Reading glasses - may have mentioned this one before
Opportunities to grow
Friends who pray for me when they think of me
Smart phones - how did we ever survive without them
Smart watches - they make life even more convenient
Comfortable Shoes - I'd prefer to wear none, so comfy one are big in my world
Waking up this morning
Every Breath - it is a gift from God
Chai Spiced Tea bags
Tumeric - game changer herb