One Foot in Front of the Other

We are travelers on a cosmic journey, stardust, swirling and dancing in the eddies and whirlpools of infinity. Life is eternal. We have stopped for a moment to encounter each other, to meet, to love, to share. This is a precious moment. It is a little parenthesis in eternity. — Paulo Coelho

Lately this has been my favorite walk and jog.  Some days I’m the only one on the trail.  It’s a place I can retreat to the serenity of nature with wind whispering in my ears. The stillness is literally a breath of fresh air for my body and mind.

On a recent walk, I thought how life is like a long journey.  Sometimes we get stuck with feelings of loss, despair, uncertainty but if we just put one foot in front of the other it allows us to move forward.  If we stumble or fall along the way, it’s a time to rest and reassess our perspective.  When we’re ready we dust ourselves off (as Mom would say) and continue along our way, sometimes taking a new path.

Life is full of meaningful experiences which teach us lessons, make us stronger, wiser and more resilient.  We meet special people who infinitely impact our lives.  They’re with us to celebrate good times and to pick us up when we’re down.  The most precious step in life is connecting to others and sharing support along our journey together. I’m inspired and grateful for people who shine their light and love in my life.