This past week, we packed up the van and drove into Ohio for a wine tasting event. On the way there, we were talking about what we usually come to Ohio for…roller coasters! There is something about the thrill of the ride, the nervous excitement as you are about to get strapped into your seat, the clatter of the cars as you ascend to the peak of the first mountain, and the sense of falling into oblivion as your breath is taken away. It doesn’t last very long, but it sure is a fun ride while it lasts!
The same goes for life. We’re all nowhere near the final loop, but we’ve all encountered some turbulent corkscrews, amazing climbs, and fast falls. As long as you’re strapped in, you’re not going anywhere. You’re too busy celebrating the beauty in the views from the peaks to worry about the falls that are just around the corner. After all, the ups and downs of the roller coaster are what make it thrilling, if the track was flat, it wouldn’t be fun!
Next time you get the chance to go to an amusement park, and you are strapped in that roller coaster ride, enjoy each moment! As for your life, embrace each up and down knowing that the ride is not over. Celebrate the beauty in your life at every turn, whether that be enjoying a glass of Sweet Tulip Wine alone or with others!