take a hike

Today is Take a Hike day!

Yup, it is a thing and I say something to be celebrated.

Getting out in nature can always cheer you up.

For some though, hearing the words ‘take a hike‘ might conjure up ill will. When I was young, my siblings often told me to go take a hike. It was hurtful to hear since all I craved was presence. I was also much younger so I that they didn’t want to drag around the baby of the family, but if words could have been a wee bit kinder, I am sure I would not have minded being alone as much.

Gentle words bring life…”. Proverbs 15.4


Your own soul is nourished when you are kind, but you destroy yourself when you are cruel.” Proverbs 11.17

Be careful with the words you choose to say.

So, how about today grab a snack, some water, put on some good shoes, and take a hike!

It is always better to go with a friend, so who can you call to take a hike with you? And as you go, remember to choose your words wisely seasoning them with salt and kindness.

And if you can’t get out today, plan for next weekend or one day soon. There are plenty of trails to find and explore so get out there and enjoy.

Did you know there are over 60,000 ‘official’ trail miles in the 50 United States? There is also over 1,500 different trails in Canada ranging from .6 – 250 miles, 25,000 miles of ancient Inca trails in South America, and the list can go on and on including the long trail, the Appalachian trail, the way of the gods, The Pacific Crest Trail from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington, the way of St.James (Camino de Santiago), and Kungsladen (Sweden). What am I missing and what is a must hike you have been on?

When you get out there and reach the mountain top, let this verse inspire you: “I lift up my eyes to the mountains – where does my help come from? My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalms 121.1-2

He will help you on that trail, He will help you on the path He has set you on, and He will help you…


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