This photo perfectly captures my highlight moment from last weekend Noosa Ultra Trail.
As I watch my kids running, I see happiness in their eyes that is truly contagious.
There's something magical about the way they run with such joy and abandon, it fills my heart.
I think part of the reason for their joy is that they don't run for the sake of exercise or competition, but simply because it's fun.
They run down the street with their friends, they run to catch a ball, they run from house to house, they run to explore the world around them.
Watching kids run also reminds me of the innocence of childhood.
They haven't yet fallen into the self-consciousness trap or worry too much about what others think of them.
They run without inhibition or fear, simply enjoying the freedom of movement and the thrill of speed.
But perhaps the biggest reason for their happiness is that running is an expression of their innate vitality and energy.
Kids are full of life, and running is a way for them to release that energy and feel fully alive.
As I watch them, I can't help but be inspired.
It's a reminder that life is meant to be lived fully, with joy and passion.
Let your eyes shine with happiness and your feet carry you to new adventures.