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Laugh when a booger ruins your money shot

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Bearwaller Gap Trail

Yes, life is serious but not everything is going to turn out as planned, so be prepared for things to go wrong and be able to laugh at yourself.

trying to take a selfie with dogs, haha

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is common place; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.
-William Arthur Ward

So, let’s discuss the money shot briefly. You know the one. Our lives are full of ordinary and therefore, we all desire to capture those treasured moments, those omg moments, the trophy you will put on your memory mantel. The money shot is that shot that capsulizes the kiss, that look, that graduate with the diploma, that awesome view from the summit. That sunset over the water shot. The money shot deserves a quick review because you will likely never get another chance.

My oldest son's money shot

Lovely trail only one hour from Nashville

Okay, I made that critical mistake and didn’t review my pictures until my oldest son and I got home from our hiking trip to the Bearwaller Gap trail hike near Carthage, Tennessee. Home of Al Gore, you know him, he invented the internet, yeah that former vice president. I know, quit laughing, I had no idea. What, I’m supposed to know or feel that there is something disgusting on my face? There were circumstances though. It had to be a selfie, because someone had to hold the dogs. Goodness, you wouldn’t want your dogs sniffing-jacking around on the top of a cliff with a crazy deadly drop off.

Winslow on the trail

I felt pretty good about our 3-hour hike. My choice of a nearby trail unknown to me turned out pretty good. Time with my oldest son, a good workout and unbelievable weather for Tennessee in February! Back home after a dinner with both my sons, my youngest was able to break away from his studies and join us for some Thai food. Okay, finally home and ready to enjoy my pictures. I was so excited only to see something, well disgusting. Then I broke out into laughter. My goodness what the heck is that? It wasn’t something on the lens. It wasn’t something I wanted to share with you. It felt good to laugh, even if it was at myself.

Winslow and Lim Seng on the trail

Dick Van Dyke is quoted as saying:

You have to be able to laugh at yourself. Attitude is almost more important than what happens to you.

Tyler and I at the beginning of the trail (south to north)

So, carry on Sparkers and allow yourselves to laugh, even if its at our own expense. And if you are reading this on the west coast, I hope this serves as a short bedtime story for you.
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    Well that made my night! Looks like a great hike and a hike with the kids trumps any booger ruined money shots.
    763 days ago
    Thanks for the giggle! Looks like our weather will be in the 40's!! I will be able to get outside! YAY! Oh yeah thanks for visiting my blog
    763 days ago
    Laughter IS the best medicine as they say, and nourishment for the human soul. Thanks for your human story lol.
    765 days ago
    Oh my gosh I'm laughing right now reading this bedtime story. You are so silly, C. I love your fun and relaxed sense of humor. Nothing is a tragedy to you, as maybe a booger on my face in my money shot would be to me. You know me, I would hunt for a filter to get it out of the picture. It looks like such a lovely hike. Tyler cut his hair! It looks great! I'm so glad you two have been able to enjoy getting outdoors with the dogs and finding new trails to roam. I'm sure he appreciates this time like you do. Such beautiful pictures. Fun blog, RWD!
    767 days ago
    767 days ago
    LUV this!!! By the way, Nashville here.

    And...I thought your blog was Laugh when a booger ruins your booger snot.
    767 days ago
  • ESMITH731
    767 days ago
    LOL! Yes, we do have to laugh. . . . long & loud and every day!

    Thanks for sharing the pictures.

    Looks like an awesome trail!!!
    767 days ago
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