Do the same thing, get the same thing?
We have lived here for twenty years, and I cannot remember once walking in these woods behind my house in the snow.
Today I did.
The snow-covered branches were breath-taking, but I thought since I’m also trying not to miss Advent this year, I should wait until after I’d read my devotional. So I started reading. It was around 11am. I knew although the words would remain on the page, the snow wouldn’t stay on the branches once the sun began to warm them. I put the book down and my boots on.
I decided that, combined with shoveling, this walk would be my exercise for the day. I checked the clock and allotted a certain amount of time for this activity. But when I walked out, I was spellbound. I just marveled at it all. Every step I took was photo-worthy, so I took the shots. After a while I realized this woodland stroll wasn’t really about ambulating. It was about exercising my sense of awe and wonder.
Certainly a worthy pursuit.
“Not all who wander are lost.”