Do you ever get jealous of that friend or even stranger that is bold, adventurous and courageous? You know that one friend that is always hiking up some ‘god forsaken’ peak or travels to some exotic place? Yesterday I improvised because I couldn’t take a group of 30 kids to Hawaii or Mexico but instead decided to have lunch on top of a local very popular mountain! It was so cool to see the look on the kid’s faces as we made the trek, yes, a winding road that could make you ‘puke’. When we arrived at the top after almost going in circles the look of amazement on everyone was incredible.
I chuckled as I watched the other families on top as they saw us unload and set up a lunch site. We had ordered 9 pizzas, had paper plates, napkins and water. It always shocks me how many native Zoni’s (Arizonians) have never been to the Grand Canyon or Lake Powell! So why not do something outside the box and have your breath taken away?
A new Christmas tradition has become ice skating downtown at Cityscape outside when it’s chilly. (I admit that Phoenix doesn’t really get cold, cold but temps in the 40’s is chilly!) It was so much fun, in spite many not knowing how to skate to inch around the rink or for a few to actually swoosh over the ice with almost a smirk on their faces. It’s a great tradition for anyone who has grown up in the desert with temps in the 110’s.
I understand that streaming the latest from Netflix or Amazon is a great temptation. So, why not do both!! Go for it and create your own bucket list and expand your life horizon to shock your friends and family! Live life to the max is one of my favorite ‘sayings’ from Jesus.
New Year’s Resolution is to make life happen by being adventurous, bold and courageous!