40 Firsts (highlight) :: white water rafting

My favorite photo of the weekend. My dearest friend capturing BLISS.

My favorite photo of the weekend. My dearest friend capturing BLISS.

I love water and was delighted to be invited on an annual Summer Solstice river rafting trip on the Deschutes River. The magical place, beautiful people and fun experience of rafting was totally revitalizing. I was so in the moment I failed to get many photos. My husband and I were passengers in the boat of a wonderful man who has been rafting for many years. He was a great guide and teacher as well as very playful. He reminded me not to take life so seriously that you squeeze all the goodness right out of it. That in holding on, we must let go and that in order to live fully, you have to be willing to get hurt. The body is meant to be tested by the world both in pleasure and in pain and in both there is expansion. Here is a great video made by one of the people on the trip (I am in it in small doses). 

I am grateful!