"If the sight of the blue skies fills you with joy,
if a blade of grass springing up in the fields has the power to move you,
if the simple things in nature have a message you understand,
Rejoice, for your soul is alive."
~ Eleanora Duse ~
Hello sunshine! It's been a few weeks since the beautiful sun has peeked out to say hello, so when we woke Sunday morning and it was peeking out we made our way to the trail as fast as we could to soak it up, and I'm so glad we did. The trails were quiet, the birds were singing, and my little man and I walked, sometimes chatting, other times in silence. It was in the silence I could feel it....connection. My heart was full, my soul happy, I felt connected. Things in the world are a little heavy right now, and so I have been intentional with what I have allowed in and what I have kept out. I have focused on the good I can do here, in my own home, within my community of friends, and within the community in which I live. It's small in the grand scheme of things, but every bit helps, right? At least I like to think so.
It's no mistake that I felt such connection in the woods, it is my happy place, the place I go to find myself, to seek answers, to connect, to heal. My soul is alive in the woods, there is no despair as I walk with the trees, only hope and love. I wish the hope and love I felt as I stepped off the trail could be spread far and wide across our beautiful earth, reaching every soul that is hurting. I realize that's not possible, but I can still wish.