December 25 – Photo – a present to yourself
Sift through all the photos of you from the past year. Choose one that best captures you; either who you are, or who you strive to be. Find the shot of you that is worth a thousand words. Share the image, who shot it, where, and what it best reveals about you.
I am not sure that this picture best captures me as I am today, but it does capture an intention that I strive to be.
It was an early summer hike, not this summer, but a few summers ago. The picture was taken by another friend as we hiked a beautiful canyon.
Little did I know that this would be the last hike in this canyon that I would take with my friend shown in the picture. Many times my friend and I talked about going back to Waldo Canyon, but time slipped away and it didn’t happen.
My friend lost a battle this fall with melanoma.
The ways that I will strive to be like her include her commitment to friendships. Her natural ability to both take care of herself and nurture friendships was admirable. I know that her gift to me was to remember to love and care for those in my life; create time and commit to connection, value friendship, listen to my gut and that I am capable of anything.
In Nicole’s famous words, I say, “rock it, sistah.”