Today I took pen and paper on my hike, as I usually do. I tend to write my way through a hike (yes, paper & pen in hand as I blaze trails and scale mountains). But today, those plans were thwarted. The trail was too slick to do anything else than put one foot in front of that other. And that was bliss.
I crunched my way through silence. And then I listened to songs I loved, smirking my way through the playlist. Then my mind settled into reflecting on my three big projects I hope to tackle this year. All the rest in the motion brought clarity to the work ahead. My little hike ended with a sighting of deer by the trail. I’d typically pull out my phone to capture them, but it was a joy to simply observe and savor, nothing else required.
Thank God for the slowing of ice + snow.
What has halted you this week? Any surprising gifts in the midst?