Sometimes on our travels we get ourselves into hair raising situations. Like when we’re crawling up a rocky four wheel drive track and it seems we’re never going to reach the top. And I wonder whether we’re actually going to make it. But eventually we get there. That’s jubilation. And relief.
But it’s not just conquering steep four wheel drive tracks. It’s in the ordinary every day moments of life that can become the extraordinary. We all have them.
Moments of intense joy. Excitement, pride. Times of satisfaction and triumph.
Feelings of accomplishment after working so hard for something over a long period of time. And then seeing it become a reality.
Like my first piece of published writing in a magazine years ago. That was so exciting.
And learning to swim in my early 20s after nearly drowning when I was really young. It was a big deal for me, conquering my fear. Now I love being in the water.
Me snorkeling in the Great Barrier Reef. So many moments of pure joy at being alive.
Trekking to Carlo Sandblow in Rainbow Beach, climbing to the top of Little Sahara on Kangaroo Island, reveling in the atmosphere at The Man from Snowy River festival.
When I married my wonderful man!
When, after 22 hours of excruciating labor, I gave birth to my precious baby girl. And then three years later to my beautiful son.
Watching my kids grow up to be wonderful human beings.
Sharing in their excitement. This is my daughter on her first pony Sparky five years ago, when she won her first major ribbon at a Pony Club Gymkhana. She was ecstatic.
And now, five years later, here she is doing what she loves best in the High Country.
It’s often the little things in life – as well as the big – that bring us the most joy. Watching Harry run on the beach. Living completely in the moment. Appreciating every day.
My mind, like some sleeping dragon, appears to have woken up after a long slumber …
Let all your thoughts run wild and remember when you felt jubilant. It’s liberating. As is accepting where we are and enjoying each day.
I wish you a joyful week ahead as as we all continue the journey.
This is in response to The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge – Jubliant