Do you have the app Time Hop? The one that shows you your social media activity that day in history. My Time Hop is always empty on December 31st each year. It’s not that I completely stop all use of technology, even though that would be a great idea. Simply, I’m usually too busy living in the moment, being with friends and family, to remember to check my phone.
The picture here is with two of my closest friends in Costa Rica. They were women I had met only days before, but no access to technology and shared enthusiasm for animals and service had brought us together. It’s not the best photo, the quality, lighting, and poses aren’t ideal. It is raw. It is real. Those smiles are authentic and they reflect the people wearing them. We all spent that night laughing, singing, joking and playing. One of the two men with us whispered to me, “My dear, you can tell this is a special night. You all look so beautiful in your dresses and your smiles are even more beautiful.”
I will cherish that New Years Eve like none before it. I felt so close to the women around me and so connected to the earth. So here is your reminder to live in the moment and love the life you live.