Every year the Banff Mountain Film Festival travels to a nearby theater for two nights of mountain-adventure themed films that always leave me creatively inspired, hungry for movement outdoors, and primed to soak up more of the marrow from my days. This short five-minute video shown last night is a particularly captivating narrative on taking hold of the moment, on refusing to let schedules and devices and to-do lists (though necessary and real parts of our worlds) pre-determine our levels of happiness and connection.
I refuse to believe that joy costs something.
Or that we have to get on a plane to find it.
Or that it has to happen on our vacation.
Or that dreams can’t come true on a Tuesday.
My heroes…are those who discover that inside we are all capable of surprising ourselves. –Brendan Leonard