Tonight I went to see the movie, “The Theory of Everything“. If you don’t know what it’s about, it’s the life story of Stephen Hawking.
Seeing this tonight reminded me of a thought I had this weekend while riding mountain bikes in Loma. It was my first time on the mountain bike since October? Long enough that I don’t remember the actual date. I was on a borrowed bike, which was almost brand new. A bike my good friend and roommate allowed me to use from his shop. The trails were amazing. The weather was amazing. I was riding with good friends. After the ride I had a beer and then topped off the day with a trip to Chipotle.
During my ride I stopped to take a few pictures of the Colorado as it was looking quite beautiful and clean at this time of year. I looked at the surrounding desert and thought about my up coming thru-hike of the CDT. This reminded me that when I get done with the hike my new mtb will be waiting for me.
So many positive things and people surround me. I wonder some times why this is. A certain friend would say it’s because I have the biggest and most giving and caring heart she knows. I give credit for that to my folks, for raising me to be the way I am. Whatever the reason seeing a moving like “The Theory of Everything” really makes you take stock of how lucky you are. I’m reminded I can ride a bike, ski, walk, never mind Mexico to Canada but simply walk. I can hug, talk, type and express myself easily. All simple things that are so easy to take for granted.
I appreciate times like on my ride and the movie tonight that remind me to be grateful of what and who I do have.
Get out there!