A Walk in the Woods

The past two days I have taken time to hike at the Eva R. Meng Wildlife Preserve Audubon Sanctuary in Schwenksville, PA. Yesterday, I hiked just over 3 miles, and I hiked 2.7 miles today.

There is something refreshing about a walk in the woods.

I was alone with my thoughts as I enjoyed the fresh air and time to think (or to just be).

Too often, we get caught in the hamster wheel of life – running from one activity to the next to the next and to the next. We fail to pause, to breathe, and to take in the creation that God has put before us.

I have come to appreciate these hikes. They recalibrate me. They give me the opportunity to get away – even for a few moments. They truly are the calm that refreshes.

Next time someone tells you to “take a hike,” I’d suggest you listen to them. A walk in the woods just might do you some good.

Where do you go to rest, recharge, and recalibrate? Share your thoughts in the comments.