Since my Year of Gratitude and Joy began, I have been trying to figure out how to show spontaneity in images … Those last-minute, crazy decisions that turn into memories of fun… Those unplanned excursions and adventures that leave you with stories to tell for years.
About a week ago, a couple of lifelong friends appeared poised to cancel a spring visit. I was crestfallen. It looked like a long weekend of fun and frivolity was doomed.
Earlier this week, the air show that was the reason for the timing of the visit was canceled!
Then … girlfriend one messaged me that she’s coming anyway! The group chat quickly turned into TWO confirmations for the visit!. They found a better deal by flying into Las Vegas and renting a car for the short drive down to the Phoenix area.
Suddenly, one of them suggested I haul myself up to Vegas for a night of fun on the Strip and a mini road trip the next day. SURE! Why not??
I checked on flights and discovered I had enough points to fly for nothing. Then … I checked on hotel points and learned I had enough points to spring for a suite for our party night!
I spent several hours dancing around my house like a lunatic … a kid on Christmas morning … someone who had just won the lottery.
So … I found a few images on a photo service, added a couple of my own and … VOILA … I am grateful for spontaneity and overjoyed at expected fun.
There’s a whole world out there just waiting to be explored. Drop what you’re doing and go check it out!