Leaving the cityscape behind, the trail led us into a shaded grove of beautiful pink-flowering trees and lush green bushes. All was quiet. A family of ducks swam in the river next to the trail and the birds sang in the trees above. As I enjoyed the new stretch of scenery, I commented to Bruce that this trail was a lot like the path of life. We will never see this exact scene again on this 88 mile walk, so what a privilege to be able to soak it in and enjoy what’s right in front of us.
The “scenery” of our lives changes as well and life’s seasons come and go. One chapter begins and another ends. There will never be another scene like the one we are in right now- offering joys, challenges, relationships, opportunities for personal growth, and life lessons. Are we living in today, thanking God for the beauty of this mile of life, and being intentional with what’s right in front of us?