Today was one of those days when I knew I needed to get out of my own head. No one was going to do it for me. And this is where it becomes so hard. That first move. That first “Stand up!” That first “Call someone!” Not easy. But if you can make it through that first giant step, then you are usually home free.
I find that a “walk in the wild” is very therapeutic. I love to spot animals, particularly wild ones, but domestic are OK, too! It seems that some times, all I have to do is step outside, and breathe the fresh air, and that will be enough to transport me to a softer, gentler place.
Nature provides a reminder that no matter what you are going through, the earth keeps revolving and God’s plan keeps unfolding year after year, season after season, and some things while changing by the moment, never change.
By the way, when you come across a beautiful patch of wild grapes, with their pollen-laden little buds deciding whether or not they want to be grapes, DO NOT TOUCH THEM. But then, that’s a subject for another post.
And just like these beautiful wild roses, you are able to look the sun in its face and smile back at the world one more time.
Thanks for the walk, buddy. I needed that!