Hello, hello hello.
How is your journey going?
I’m trying something new: making a post from a new device. Please overlook any weirdness while I learn this new skill. 🙂
So how is your journey going?
Let me tell you a story about mine.
I’ve posted a picture of a walking path I’ve been using lately. Beautiful, hey? It’s truly incredible to see, so green and lush, vivid intricate beauty in every direction. So very peaceful. Just me, my dog, and the birds who sing the prettiest of songs. It’s an awesome and amazing place to walk.
After I had walked this path a few times, I got brave — or silly — and I decided to jog this path. Well. Anyone that knows me knows I’m not coordinated enough to be great at jogging the flattest of roads and sure enough, jogging this mini obstacle course didn’t go well.
At first I did great! I was fast, smooth, and surely looking like a gazelle. I felt full of confidence and raced to a blistering jet-like speed.
I jumped over each log — one, two, three, four — feeling so very proud of each of my new accomplishments. Yay! I was practically flying! Only the last biggest log was ahead. I was doing it!
It was a gold medal performance!
Until it wasn’t.
Down I went, with the most unstylish belly flop this rainforest had ever seen. Bam! I was face down in the dirt. I was just sure that last log held onto my toes with cruel vengeance! Even the birds stopped singing to see what plopped and thudded on their quiet forest floor.
It knocked the wind right outta me!!
I laid there for a bit til I was able to have a big ol’ laugh at myself.
Gazelle. Gazelle? Who was I kidding? I am seriously not that coordinated!
But it was fun to pretend for a few moments. And nothing was hurt but my pride. Thank goodness.
Soon I had enough face time with the dirt and I was sufficiently grounded back to reality. I gathered my senses enough to stand back up, giggling at myself the whole time.
Being stubborn, I walked back to the beginning of that obstacle course, and started again. Much slower this time, but successful all the way. That jungle couldn’t keep me down for long!
And since that day, every time I walk this path, I remember falling down. But I also remember standing up again.
My life journey is like that.
How is yours?
Sending warm walking thoughts your way….
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