What is it about the great big wild forest that makes it so much easier to breathe? To breathe deep. The breathing that fills the lungs full and empties the mind of stress and worries.
We traveled north over the weekend to spend the day at one of our most treasured family spots. We spent hours hiking up over one side of the mountain and then back down again. We spent time examining fungus, deteriorating tree trunks, big moss-covered rocks, and many other inspiring things nature holds.
And it was done with a relatively small amount of bickering, whining, and complaining. Somehow the forest has a way of quieting even the mouths and spirits of the youngest ones. (The car ride there and back can be a quite different story.)
God's gorgeous, amazing creation never ceases to leave me awestruck and inspired. So many living things. So many deep, rich colors. So many textures. He's the master Artist. And His creation is one of His many amazing love-filled gifts for us.