My friend who snapped this picture of me has always titled it “Oops!” When most people would be embarrassed to have such a moment caught on film, I love the photo.
First, I smile every time I look at. I can feel the laughter that bubbled out of me as I laid on my back in the snow. Laughter is good and releases chemicals in the body that calm your heart and give you a sense of well-being. I hope each time I look at this photo at those same chemicals will pulse up in me again.
Second, I love that this picture reminds me that life deals you cards and you play them. If you look closely you will realize that I was heading downhill smack into a tree. I had just seconds to decide how I would like to deal with my situation. It was nanoseconds, I don’t remember thinking about my choices. I didn’t have enough time or control my descent or to miss the tree. I just laid down in the snow. It was perfect.
It is a great reminder for me. Life happens. Much of it won’t be something you planned for or can control. Embrace each moment of your life.