Sometimes A Walk Is More Than Just A Walk

I went out snowshoeing Saturday morning.  It was cloudy, but calm.  I wasn’t very motivated or inspired, I was just out there to get a workout and some fresh air.  Later on in the afternoon, the clouds had cleared and the sun was shining bright and it was still very peaceful and calm, but my attitude had changed drastically with the change in the sky.   I felt the strongest urge to go out and snowshoe again.  I was motivated and…inspired.  I wasn’t out there for a workout, I was out there for so much more.   I was out there to take in that peacefulness and renew myself, and also to try to put my feelings into words, which is exactly what I did.  I stopped every once in awhile to look around and write what I was feeling.  It is hard for me to adequately describe how wonderful I feel when I’m out in the peaceful solitude of the woods, but I did my best.   I was amazed at the difference between my morning walk and my afternoon walk and it reinforced what I’ve always known; sometimes a walk is just a walk, and sometimes it is so much more.

I dress up warmly and head for the woods

For the second time today.

I was out on the snowshoes earlier,

Around mid-morning, and it was cloudy,

But very calm.

Since then the clouds have passed,

And it is sunny, and still very calm,

And though it is only 2:30,

The sun has already begun it’s descent in the west,

Making the long winter shadows even longer.

The light is already beginning to take on

A mellow golden hue.

The only sounds I can hear are crows,

Chickadees, and an occasional, distant car.

My walk does not take me very far from home,

And I am content with simply

Traveling along my usual trails,

And every now and then,

Changing course and breaking a new trail.

Once in awhile I stop and stand in silence

And appreciate the tranquility of this day.

It fills my soul, lifts my spirits,

And renews my belief that

No matter where I go, or what I do,

God is always near.

Happy Trails!!

1 Response to “Sometimes A Walk Is More Than Just A Walk”

  1. 1 Cindy Schnell
    January 31, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    I really like this one.

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