One of the first things I’ve learned while searching for my personal happiness is that sometimes it’s wonderful to do things I wouldn’t normally do. You know, get outside that comfort zone. I mean, I’m not exactly planning to jump out of a plane anytime soon or go bungee jumping. To be honest just thinking of those things make my knees weak, and not in the good way.
Just trying something different. Like if you’re the kind of person who prefers to read (which I am) maybe go for a bike ride, you might be pleasantly surprised. Truth be told my logical mind knows this, but of course there’s that little part of me that says “hey, I know what I like, and this for sure isn’t it.” Or “yea, that’s nice, but it’s just not me.”
I gotta say the Tulip Festival in Abbotsford, BC was one of those things. It would not have been my first choice of a girls day trip. I mean don’t get me wrong, I got nothing against tulips they’re beautiful, nature is magical, but I was like, really? Do I want to pay to go and see a field of tulips? I mean, I’ve seen tulips before, what’s the big deal? I’ll admit it I was a little (lot) skeptical to go on this adventure, and pay money for it too. I had no idea how much fun and joy it would bring me, just standing in that field looking out for miles and seeing these beautiful colors. People took time, care and love to plant these seeds and water and nurture them so we could stand here and feel this breath-taking magical energy.
The sun came out for us too, woot woot, thank you mother nature, good looking out. So here we were in tank top weather for the day taking in this beautiful man made scenery. Lesson learned, trying new things can be so fulfilling. Don’t be afraid to do something you haven’t done before or something you thought you might not enjoy. You might end up with a smile on your face, not a bad way to end up if you as me.
Thank you to the amazing people who make the Abbotsford Tulip Festival happen every year. You really are changing minds, and lives. I appreciate your efforts.
Light, Laughter & Love,