Today’s lesson: Choose laughter.
At the end of the ski day today, we were excited to take a super long run from the “Peak” of @whistlerblackcomb mountain down to the village. Somewhere in the middle of the mountain, there was a green path or a blue path. We always choose blue to avoid the larger crowds, but as we approached the run, crowds of people were carrying their skis and hiking from the blue to the green run. It was strange. Very strange. But we went on.
As we got closer to the top of the descent, we realized that this blue was not only steep, but it was dangerously icy with no layer of snow or cover at all. Think a steep sheet of smooth ice. It was SO icy in fact that I have NEVER seen so many people fall in one place before... like, synchronized guaranteed flops and plops right as people attempted to ski down, and this continued for half of the hill. If you didn’t slip, someone else slipped into you uncontrollably. It was the most disastrous scene I’ve ever seen, and I’ve been out on the slopes all my life.
As unusual as it was, I wasn’t too worried, so I started down the slope. But when I took my first heel side turn on my snowboard, yup... I couldn’t get any grip. And I landed on my butt with my snowboard in front of me. The funny thing is... I just started to slide. Down. Down. Down the slope. It was so icy that I couldn’t even dig my snowboard down to stop.
I could have been scared. I could have been angry. I could have been frustrated. But guess what? I just gave in to the ridiculousness and went with it. I ended up having the greatest time basically on the largest, slippery-est, most fun slide ever. You bet I was laughing at myself and yelled “Weeee!” all the way down.
Sometimes things are just out of your control. Might as well just laugh and enjoy the ride ❤️.