I was walking in the woods the other day. I’ve been trying to get out a lot lately to enjoy the fall colors and weather while we have them.
This particular walk had me going on a trail that is not my favorite this time of year. It’s a pretty steep downhill at times, which is a little treacherous during “leaves on the trail” season. It’s really close to a major road, which means a lot of road noise…there’s nothing particularly wrong with the trail, it’s just not my favorite trail this time of year.
And yet, there’s beauty to be found, my friends. There’s beauty to be found.
I wonder how it might feel, when we’re inevitably on those trails in life that aren’t our favorite places to be, if we really looked for the beauty in our surroundings…even when it might not be our favorite spot to sit in, to move through. I wonder how life might change things if we were able to find glimpses and glimmers of delight even when the surroundings might be challenging, hard, annoying.
My dear friends, if you are on a trail that isn’t your favorite right now, I hope you can find some glimpses and glimmers of beauty even in the midst of the challenge.
Have an amazing week, my friend.
Hi, I'm Krista!
Krista Mason is a yoga and fitness instructor based in Washington DC. She owns an online studio and loves it!