Remember that hill from last week?
Yeah, I do too.
But, here’s the thing about that hill. As I said, I ran and/or walked up that hill two weeks in a row. No distractions. I don’t like listening to anything while I run and hike, so I was all alone in my thoughts.
And I had zero idea it was a hill I’d hiked countless times. I think I’ve hiked that particular hill probably in the neighborhood of 60 or 70 times. Not only have I hiked it, but I’ve stopped at the bottom and taken a picture of one particular log. I used to lead yoga hikes in Rock Creek, and that was the loop we would take. We would stop at the bottom of the hill, I would take a group picture of the folks who were with me, we would spend a little time looking at the river, and then we would hoof it up that awful hill. So many times, so very many times.
Furthermore, I’ve done that loop by myself countless times also. Always stopping at the bottom. Always spending time looking at the river. Frequently sitting on that same log while listening to the water move.
But these last couple of weeks I came to that same hill from a different direction and a different starting point. I got to that spot from a different trail. And when I came to that exact spot I had been to countless times before, from a completely different starting point and direction, I had no idea where I was, it was completely new to me.
How often do we simply need to come to a situation from a different direction? How might our perspective change if we looked at a problem in a new light? Perhaps we just need to come at it with a new angle to see our situation in a whole new way.
So this week dear friends, I hope we can see something in our lives a little differently, I hope we can shift our perspective so we can see the same situation in a whole new way.
I hope you have a fabulous weekend dear friends. I am so deeply honored to have you in my life.