Facebook threw back a memory about my first backpacking trip to North Dome. Located in Yosemite national park, it is right across from Half Dome, (pictured in the background) one of my favorite landmarks in the park. I can’t help myself longing to lean up against that tree right now. To spend a night under the stars, dirty and all with the dust knee high clinging to my skin. Feeling a sense of accomplishment after having overcome the urge to quit, fighting and having made it. To be rewarded with a view like this that’s hard to beat. To feel nature while indulging in the beauty of the golden glow casting magical warmth on the setting sun. To wake up free and welcome another day to the sounds of the chirping birds and the opportunity to make it a great one.
Everything is covered in a thick blanket of snow right now and after the mid sixties this week, there is a chance for snow next Tuesday. It will be awhile to visit this spot and the memories live on within my heart until new ones can be made and beyond.
So no matter where you find yourself today on this Monday, take some time and find your view. It’s always about your perspective and life is a series of moments, supplying us with ever changing views. You might not lean up against a tree or even be in nature, but the view and what you choose to see is always yours and yours alone. So pause for a second, reflect, be grateful, count your blessings and tell me what you see. Know that you have the power to change your view at any given time.