“Sometimes even the smallest adventures can produce the best life lessons”. Yesterday, we head out on a walk to explore the “small trail” on our neighborhood and since then I been trying to translate the magic of the moment.
The trail turned into a magnificent forest that my iPhone camera can’t quite capture, the mix of the birds singing beautifully and the soft rustling sound made by the wind as it whispers through the trees. The earthy odor of the forest brought back memories of my childhood adventures, a little girl claiming the trees while the sun was kissing my hair. Looking a little deeper into the distance and I catch a glimpse of the few reminders of life lessons: * To Truly Appreciate Life, You Must Pay Attention - Too often we forget to look at the world and life itself with the curious and observant eyes of a child so you don’t miss the little joys.
* Home Is A Feeling, Not A Place - The feeling of home comes from the ability to be ourselves: focused, attentive, content and completely alive in the moment. This kind of contentment is what defines home and is not necessarily available to everyone who is stagnant.
* Unexpected Turns Can Lead To Life-Changing Moments
* Slowing Down Is Important - When your feet can no longer trudge the path ahead, you learn the power of slowing down and gain a new appreciation for admitting that not everything will go your way when you want it to.
* In The End, It’s Always Worth It - You’ll never get to see the awe-inspiring view from the top if you don’t walk the many difficult miles to get there. This includes taking the wrong turn, running out of water or pushing past your fear of heights. We are the sum of our life choices, dreams, aspirations, mistakes and the risks we take to get where we want to be. We might not always make the best decisions, and things won’t always go as we plan, but in the end, it’s all worth it.