This photo was sent in as a submission for our current Jump Because Challenge + Contest: Giving Thanks
In honor of Thanksgiving, Jump Because challenged you all to submit a jumping photo and a "jump because" story, keeping the spirit of Thanksgiving and this quote in mind: "We can only be said to be alive in those moments when our hearts are conscious of our treasures."
"I really appreciate this quote and particularly as a parent. Through the years I've endured countless parent-teacher conferences, bloody noses, hurt feelings, first loves, BB guns, flat bicycle tires, bugs in pockets, time outs, new drivers license, too many goodbyes, stomach aches, annual fashion trends, good grades/bad grades, long hair/short hair, missing tools, empty gas tanks, tattle tails, white lies, broken favorite toys, visits to the vice-principles office, loose teeth, bedtime stories, camping, Easter dresses, sunny days/cloudy days ... and laughs. Lots of laughs. My family makes me alive and my only regret is for the few times I haven't counted my blessings and my heart may have been temporarily "unconscious" of my treasures.
Last Christmas we were all together for the first time in 5 years. That was a moment worth jumping." - Rick
Salt Lake City, UtahIf you would like to take part in this challenge, send your photos and stories to email@example.com with a mention of the challenge/contest in the subject or e-mail.
We will accept photo submissions to this contest through Monday, November 28,
which is the Monday following the U.S. Thanksgiving. The winner will be announced the following weekend.