FOR TRAIL ACCESS.
You know how, during Thanksgiving week, everyone ponders what they’re thankful for?Inevitably someone mentions that, in an ideal world, we’d take the time to be this thankful all the time.
That’s what this post is all about – an attempt to stay present, grounded and grateful.
So I’d like to say that, on a daily basis, I’m thankful for trails.
Not merely that the trails are nearby, but that they exist, period. That someone, somewhere has resisted the capitalist urges to develop all empty land (for now). And beyond that, set aside funds to keep trails open to everyone like me – the folks who’s need to get out into the wild is as vital as our need for oxygen, water andfood.
I’m also thankful for the bounty of food and love that shows up this time of year, as well. But I’m thankful that I’m able to use that fuel to head outside, put on my running or cycling shoes and take in the fresh air on so many trails near me.
Hopefully you can do the same. Today. And when you get to a really beautiful place – and you will – stop. Be silent. Take in the sounds. And don’t forget to say “thank you.”