I love being outdoors and hiking up my local mountains. One of the crazy things about living in the city of Phoenix is that there are mountains that stand in and amongst the hustle and bustle of our large metropolitan area. So, finding something to climb is usually not too difficult.
You can usually find me on one of these mountain or trails most days. It's sort of an addiction, which is good as it replaces some of my poor habits from the past.
Yesterday, I took the perimeter trail around the mountain before I hiked up to the summit. I had only done this trail once before so my mind was busy keeping track of my location, trail signs, monitoring my heart and watching my rate and mile splits.
Then, I stopped. I just stopped midway through...... to catch the view. I stopped to simply soak it all in. Normally this soaking happens once I reach the top, but yesterday, I reminded myself to break in the midst of the journey and not loose the opportunity to enjoy the view while still making the trek.
I took out my iPhone and snapped one of my moments on the trail. If you are an iPhone user you will notice that our photos are automatically put into a folder labeled "Moments." Probably because they, at Apple, recognized the reality that moments matter.
Yep...... hiking, sounds like life again. How many times am I so busy getting the job done, that I forget to stop and enjoy the journey before I actually reach the destination and finish the task.
There is much to be seen, much to be learned along the way, but I....we, simply need to stop and take a breath.
Enjoy the journey and enjoy the view my friends. See ya at the summit, but hopefully before that!
Love you in the Lord, Mia
A collection of writings from a life based on the truth that about midnight anything can happen.
As an imperfect servant of the Lord, I often feel I am fumbling my way through life, looking upward for guidance and outward to love. So, I write about it, to break up the noise in my head.