Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power – Journal Entry 2-19-10

For about a week now, we’ve been up here in beautiful Lake Tahoe, and I do mean beautiful. It wasn’t until Tuesday that we ventured out to go skiing. We went up to Diamond Peak, which is a family-oriented ski place. Little Josh was settled in ski school so the four of us got to ski a few runs together. They talked me into going to the top, and I swallowed my fear of heights and my desire to resist the invitation and just stay down below and work on my technique, or lack thereof. Getting on the chair is an accomplishment in and of itself, and I even kept my eyes open the whole way up. It was a smooth ride, and I was fairly calm as we talked and laughed the whole way up. But as the chair got closer and closer to the place where we would get off, my fears rose to my throat once again, and I offered up a prayer for help. As the chair slowed, I stood up successfully and calmly skied to the stopping place before beginning the long descent back down the mountain. I was in no way, shape or form prepared for what I saw as I turned to start going down. You know that saying that goes something like, “Life isn’t made up of the number of breaths we take, but how many moments that take our breath away”? Well, that is literally what I experienced as I looked straight ahead at one of the largest, deepest and bluest lakes in the world, surrounded with snow-capped mountains and tall, tall trees. Its beauty was enhanced by the reflection of the sun casting a brilliant shadow that danced on the water ever so gently, its brilliance extending to the snow all around and when I looked down, I could see it glisten like little stars from the wand of a fairy. I was captivated by the majestic beauty, so much so that it not only took my breath away, but literally brought tears to my eyes. What a moment. I am beyond thankful that I wasn’t so entrenched on and in my fears that I missed it.

May you experience a moment today that takes your breath away and your mind off of whatever it is that may have caused you to miss that moment.


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5 Responses to “Coffee Hour @ Chicklit Power – Journal Entry 2-19-10”

  1. Lee Todhunter says:

    Another WOW from me. I was almost there with you. In the summer I have enjoyed several rides to the top of the ski area around Big Bear Lake here in So Cal but the majesty of the lake scene would be overwhelming at any time of the year — and then to have to (get to) have your own feet take you down that mountainside is more than I can even imagine or even want to. Glad you enjoyed and survived it!!

  2. Gail says:

    So glad you had that ‘Take your breath away moment’ and conquered your fears. I’m sure it was one of many that you got to experience during your vacation. My ‘Take your breath away moment’ today was watching my step daughter, and granddaughters, on Good Morning America this morning. Although they were 3000 miles away in NYC, it was kinda surreal seeing them on TV.

  3. admin says:

    As soon as I can, I will post a couple of the pics…. So all of you may have your breath taken away.

  4. Sherrie says:

    Sounds like you made some wonderful memories 🙂

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