My World and Welcome to It!

These are my thoughts and opinions about life in general. I also get daily prompts from DSP which inspire me to write. If I throw in some scrapbook pages I've done, photos I've taken, and stories about me, you will have an idea about my loony life!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Finding Peace

One of my favorite ways of finding peace is by hiking. Today I joined 5 of my friends (who go hiking every Wednesday) for a hike off the Blue Ridge Parkway. We hiked up to Tennent Mountain and had beautiful views of the mountains all around us. The rhododendron was still blooming as well as some lilies, bluets, mountain laurel, and flame azaleas. It started out foggy and overcast but shortly after we began, the winds blew the clouds and fog away. The sun came out and shined on us the rest of the day. As I looked around I just enjoyed the beauty of it all and I feel so alive but peaceful. I always feel in awe of what God has done and grateful that he takes such good care of me. I think of all the little problems I may have and put them aside because if God can do all this, it makes all my problems seem insignificant. Hiking in this majestic glory puts everything in perspective for me and I am filled with peace.

7 comments:

glynis said...

Great post, Pat! I wish I could see what you saw on your hike, but I can just imagine the beauty. Thanks for sharing with us.

Bonnie said...

I agree...so many people today forget to thank God or even acknowledge that he made creation for our enjoyment. I loved your post.

Stacey said...

That sounds beautifuo & very peaceful. I wonder if I can get Dh to go up to Skyline Drive this weekend for a hike. It's on the Blue Ridge Parkway too. :)

Meg said...

I used to hike all the time, I love the REAL noises of the earth. And the smells. And of course the beauty. Thank you for sharing your peaceful day!

Karen said...

That sounds like a wonderful day. Just what you need to ground yourself and find your own sense of peace.

heather said...

You're right, nature is full of peace and glad you had such a wonderful hike. I've been looking for a bushwalking group during weekdays that I can join to go on walks, but they all seem to have mostly weekend walks :(

Jane said...

My DH hikes when he does his radio hills, but it's not really something I can do. I've always wanted to - but I reckon that if I did have the legs to do it, I probably wouldn't be the person I am now who wants to do it :o)

Erm, I think!