There’s so many reasons to be grateful, and keep a smile on your face. This week I’ve been meditating about all the extraordinary places that I’ve seen since I moved to Las Vegas, almost a year ago. Places I probably never would of spent so much time exploring, if I didn’t live here.
Places like Valley of Fire. That had been on my bucket list of places to see for a long time. At some point I probably would of made a point out of visiting, but not likely that I would of visited many times, if I didn’t live nearby. I’ve lost count of how many times I’ve visited this past year.
Every visit there is a totally different experience form the previous times. The landscape completely changes, with how the light plays on the red sandstone formations.
…and then there’s the little details, like this flower growing straight out of a cliff. It’s impossible to not smile, seeing life in such an unexpected place.
I feel very humble when I encounter vistas like these. Humble, and grateful. There’s something unearthly, about the sleek, smooth lines, of the sometimes rugged sandstones. As many contradictions as life itself.
Did someone, at some point call this cave his home? Maybe a family lived here? What did they think when they stepped out on “the porch” in the morning? Those are the type of questions my daughter and I discuss, when we explore places like this. What did the people who once lived here live off? Where did they find water?
I hope you enjoyed these photos from my last visit to Valley of Fire (NV.) How is your week so far? My friend Trent have a Weekly Smile post every week, where he share smiles from the past week, and encourage others to do the same. Get the good energy flowing, and share some of the things that make you smile this week 🙂