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Just Be

Today I was very happy to have most of the day to myself. A family friend came over and stayed with my parents while I went out and about. It was a beautiful day and I planned to spend most of it outside and just “be”. I headed to one of the most popular spots to do a little hike before it got too hot. The trails I chose had very few people on them, which was nice. I parked the car at the visitor center and by the time I returned, the place was full. I went inside for a quick cool off and there were more people in there than I wanted to be around, so I moved on. My next destination was a nature center that I had never been to before. I was pleasantly surprised to see very few cars in the parking lot. There were several intersecting trails, so I could choose exactly how far I wanted to go. It was pretty hot by this time and I was glad to see that much of the trails were under the cover of the large pines and followed a creek. I found a place that had a log over the stream, so I sat on it and just watched and listened to the water for a while. I remembered that when I was a kid, I used to love to put my feet in the water when we would hike. Seemed like a good idea, so I went with it. The frigid water felt so good on my hot feet and seemed to cool my whole body. It was a very relaxing day to myself, just as I imagined.

I Found God today taking time to just “be”.

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