The breeze is quiet as it catches a few strands of my long hair. They wisp across my face; like the tickle of a soft feather as it brushes so gently over my face. The birds are having their own social gathering as I sit peacefully in the old Green Adirondack chair. The floor beneath my feet is damp from the rain, mixed with wood-chips, pine needles and remnants of hours of fun.
I reflect upon my morning hike and parallel that journey with life…
The trail started out smooth; a gradual incline. A 1300 foot elevation gain by the time I would make it to my destination. But nothing I couldn’t handle. I stopped along the way to take in the beautiful surroundings. I continued on, only to find myself on a rocky trail. I had to watch my step. My journey was beginning to be more challenging. As I was adjusting to the new terrain – I came to a roadblock. The large oak had fallen to its death, blocking the trail I was on.
I had to make a choice, so I could keep moving forward. At this point, I needed to tap into my patience, my faith, and my perseverance so I could make it over this hurdle without getting hurt. I could have taken the easy way and made a path around it. But I decided I needed to take some risks and with that, the possibility of being hurt. I had to start breaking down those walls. I slowly rolled over the massive log and touched ground on the other side. Not as hard as I thought:) As I moved on, the terrain became very rocky. But as I continued to take baby steps and appreciate my surroundings – my journey became manageable. I soon found myself walking on smooth ground.
In life, we find ourselves somewhere on this trail. We are all there at some point in our life. How we move forward is a choice only we can make. If we take the time, to make a choice, to make a change – the trail smooths out.
Where are you on your journey?
Keep Hiking to the top!!