Sometimes something happens that’s so amazing that words are lost. The recent gift of a helicopter ride that I received, definitely had me speechless, and when I found out that it was offered in appreciation of community service I have given over the last several years, I was overwhelmed with gratitude. I still don’t know what to say besides, “Thank You!”
I certainly don’t give to get something back. In fact, I view service as giving back, in joy, the energy that I’m so blessed to receive. It was humbling and very beautiful to receive a gift that fulfilled a lifetime dream. To fly in a helicopter–and on top of that, to get this unique and glorious view of my home.
And in this slideshow, I am giving as much as I can of that beauty to you…in photos to be shared. Please enjoy!
And if you’d like to see the still photos with some explanation of what and where they are, please click HERE.
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Gorgeous pictures, Sheri – I stand by my original comment that the lady’s got guts! I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to get up that high in such a tiny vehicle, but I’m glad you did it!
What a lovely gift from those people in your community who appreciate you – no wonder you’re feeling all warm and fuzzy. I’m sure you deserved every minute of joy it brought you.
Brave or just crazy? 🙂 I can’t think of much I’d rather do than fly, and the less equipment in the way of the view the better for me….yup, crazy it is!
And you know it really is a warm fuzzy of the greatest magnitude. I’ve made many kind and/or generous choices in life that sometimes seem to stand in the way of fulfilling dreams like this that are reserved for those who put their effort toward monetary gain, but in the last few years, I’ve had all kinds of riches fall at my feet in generous gifts or amazing blessings like the opportunity to live in my humble but lovely little home on the river….another life-long dream.
I hope it’s an encouragement to everyone of you out there who sometime feel like living by the heart is not repaid. They say ‘Nice guys finish last’. If this is last, I’m going to hang back for the rest of my life where the giving hearts exchange joy!
And thanks so much for your very sweet comment. A cherry on top of this special gift. 🙂
Stunning my dear. Glad you enjoyed the view. (My brother is a helicopter pilot, but this chicken has never flown with him.)
Someday, maybe trust your brother and take the challenge? 🙂 Glad you could enjoy the lovely view where you’re comfortable being you.
Wonderful photos – and a mountain goat? I didn’t realize they were in this area – I thought you had to be over on the Olympic Peninsula or way up in the Cascades – great that you spotted that.
You can spot them quite often with binoculars if you study the rocky side of Mt. Si, and the helicopter pilot took us over there especially to see if we could spot one and there he was. I did feel a little bad that we buzzed him, but he didn’t seem too worried about it.
I love the conept but it wouldn’t load. I also love your mink stole. I have one too that I inherited, face, tail and all, collecting dust somewhere. I love your panache to wear it!
Thanks, Cindy! I’m sorry it wouldn’t load. Some systems have trouble loading larger slideshows. You can see some of the ‘best’ photos starting here https://sherijkennedyriverside.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/breathing-space-october-2512/ and then moving forward through the posts until the October 27th one.
The fur belonged to my great-grandmother. I wear it any chance I get. Usually if I attend something with a retro theme. It was wonderful for a Zelda Fitzgerald party I attended too. I think there are photos of that outfit here somewhere. Maybe under Journal Expressions -Random Stuff or something like that.
I appreciate you taking the time to explore my other pages! I’m looking forward to spending more time at your lovely site soon.