Saturday, December 31, 2016

Looking Back

 The philosopher Soren Kierkegaard said, " Life must be lived forward but only understood looking back". 

I regularly journal and at the end of the year I read back through my entries.  My impression of our 2016 seemed very crazy, chaotic and sad, but upon reading through my journal I realized all the wonderful treasures and answered prayers that 2016 held.  I also discovered a treasure trove of photos on my phone.  
For this last post of the year I decided to post one photo from each month and some words from my journal. These will stand as a remembrance for us.    
Play in God's Highway

Life is good.

Ah, hiking and backpacking, how I love the freedom, simplicity
and sense of purpose you bring.

Prayer is the bridge between panic and peace.


Thankful for the seasons on this planet and in our lives.

Compliments are free, criticism costs.

The High Sierra beckons and we must go.

Instill in me a grandmother's heart and a playful spirit.

Love God and Love your neighbor as yourselves.

Loosen the soil gently around my soul, spark my imagination
 and quicken my pulse. 

Nature's rules are miracles.  Water does turn into wine. 

What gets me out of bed in the morning with a smile on my face? 
An open trail, an open book, an empty page.  Adventure. A cup of coffee, plans, promises and an animal in need. 
Goodbye 2016.  Hello New Year.