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Nice Geezer five-mile hike in the Rio Grande Gorge

Brandon at Little Arsenic Lean-to 8-17-16
Brandon taking our lunch break at a lean-to at Little Arsenic Springs


My friend Brandon was kind enough to hike with me.  I have no idea how he does it.

He’s much taller, meaning his legs are longer enabling his pace to be  longer and stronger than mine.  It’s natural for him to step out much faster than me.  He’s also thirty years younger.

So, he literally has to brake himself down to my snail’s pace.

I so enjoy hiking with him that I’m enormously grateful for his willingness to hold himself back to my pace.  And I don’t even notice he’s doing it.


A big reason I take daily hikes is to free my head of useless ideas in the same way as the psalm.

I can’t help it, but it fits perfectly with today’s Daily Word inspirational post.

Dynamic Energy

Spirit in me is always active. Sometimes it may feel powerful and full, like the rush of great waterfalls. Other times it may feel quiet and gentle, like a flowing stream. I know the dynamic energy of Spirit is continually inspiring, creating, and renewing my mind and body.

When I feel all out of ideas, Spirit is still that spring of revitalization within me. I calm any thoughts of lack with each deep breath. I feel the energy of Spirit stir within me. I open my mind to a new perspective on any situation troubling me. I find renewed courage to begin again. I discover the strength to persevere in my efforts. I forgive any harm I perceive and allow healing to permeate every aspect of my life.

Who satisfies you with good as long as you live so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.—Psalm 103:5


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