I was lucky enough last night to give my second ever presentation on the Appalachian Trail, through an interactive slide-show for students at UA. It had been awhile since I had to really looked through my pictures and journal from my trip and it was perfect timing.
As I worked on my PowerPoint presentation, I was thinking on how I wanted to wrap up this hour long journey down memory lane with the students. Something very philosophical, along the lines of what I learned out there - what I took away from it all.
"uh oh" I thought.
What I left the trail with:
- That I am a strong person – who can do much more than I ever thought
- That I like life simplified – not much to worry about, love and be kind to people and to always be appreciative of running water, a warm bed, comfy clothes, showers, home, and life in general
- That taking care of your body is very important
- That life is worth LIVING!!!
Ironically at this very moment my husband is in an interview - a great promotion in his job is almost a reality. At the same time today, my father is at an oncologist appointment to see if his Leukemia is progressing. This is my life, for every good thing comes a struggle. I think that may just be life, but I do not want to accept that things are constantly a struggle - that cannot be true.
I thank life for reminding me what the focus should be - to be kind, appreciate the little things, and surround yourself with loving and supportive friends & family.