As the holiday season starts to take over, Mary (our intern), encourages you to take a look at what makes you happy. What Makes You Thrive?
My family has taught me to surround myself with people who challenge me, people that make me better. People that teach you the importance of sunflower seeds on canoe trips, communication through silence on a hiking trail, the joy of drinking coffee with the sunrise, the happiness and friendship of a loyal dog, and to never forget that mountains are the playground for adults.
These memories with my family members are all outside because I think it is then that we are all our best self. While these are the people that have shaped me, its been the mountains that have taught me what to do with that.
So what is it that makes me thrive? I suppose it’s not solely the gigantic tectonic plates waging war on each other in order to make me smile. Or the security of knowing the mountains will always uphold the basic moral principles I aspire to. What makes me thrive is being that person to others that my family is to me. Perhaps my logic is dangerously reminiscent of the proud drivers who slap “Jesus Saves” onto their back bumper with rigid belief, but I’ve always felt a heavy sense of duty to open peoples eyes to the majesty of the mountains.
What Makes You Thrive?