CAUTION - THE IS GOING TO BE A WEATHER GEEKY POST. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK! Fog.
As soon as I arrived at the trailhead to Lake Mary, I noticed a dark creature in the woods. I had to take a long look because I couldn't believe how close I was to a bull moose. A few other people noticed as well and we all began a photo-moose-a-palooza.
Boundaries are the distance at which I can love you - and me - simultaneously.
Yesterday is history. Tomorrow is a mystery. Today is a gift. That is why it is called the PRESENT.
I discovered something when I arrived at the Silver Lake trailhead. It turns out that there are TWO Silver Lakes in the area. There is one that you get to from American Fork Canyon, which is the one to which I thought I was going to this morning, but from a different access point. Then there is the other one, which I drove to this morning.
As odd it may seem, it turns out that he was not the only naked person in the water. If you look two photos above, you will see a woman in the water up past her shoulders. I discovered after taking that picture and hike up to the main part of the springs, that she too was bathing naked. I noticed someone helping her cover up as she got out of the water.
Sometimes we have "secret expectations." They are secret because we do not tell anyone about them. For instance, you expect your friend to help you when you move. Yet, you never said anything to them about it. You end up getting frustrated. This leads to disappointment.
One of my favorite words is Freudenfreude. It's a German compound work generally meaning joy-joy, or taking happiness in the joy or success of others.
When we hold on to the personal and emotional junk, much like the house of the man I visited, you may be stifling your ability to clean, move, organize your life. In fact, it can cut off love and joy. In short, it may not let you grow.
Thoughts on connections with others in our lives.