“Peace is not something you wish for; It’s something you make, something you do, something you are, and something you give away.” ~Robert Fulghum
One of my favorite things to do with my honey is to walk, and walk some more. Nothing makes me smile more than when he takes my hand in his and we stroll down a road or path, chatting about our new life on the horizon.
This morning, the sun was shining and we both decided we would walk on a nearby path area that’s close to our home. We found this years ago when we lived even closer to it, and love the nature and other sights we get to enjoy. It runs along Highway 41 and it always makes us happy to see that because the highway reminds us of driving off to Florida.
It contains a more private park area nearby which has the most magical vibe. Willow trees, geese and ducks in the pond, and paths made of pebbles so you hear the crunch under your feet when you walk. It’s like our own secret garden that we can close our eyes in and hear God whispering to us through the trees. We always get to this area after we have done a major part of the walk, so it’s always a treat to relax here and enjoy it.
We reflected on our weekend and how blessed we truly are. I shed a few tears thinking about all of the friends and family I was going to miss, while Carl squeezed my hand. I then looked at him and said “We couldn’t leave Wisconsin any better.” Saying those words brought me some needed peace after such an emotional weekend.
I want to encourage all of you to find the peace on your path. What does that mean? It means that whatever path you choose in this life, that you find a way to make peace with it. If you chose a path of family, find the peace in kissing your kids at bedtime. If you chose a career, find the peace in a job well done at the end of the day. And if you AREN’T finding peace on your life’s path… maybe you need to take a detour and try something else. Or, like me, sometimes you need to take a deep breath, remember what and why you chose it, and continue on- marching forward with your head held high.
Keep Moving Forward Friends.