I believe in meaningful coincidences. Happy accidents. I believe that sometimes, in moments of doubt, the Divine acts through the people around you to let you know you’re okay where you are and that it’s safe to move ahead.
I told you about the hilarious Camino conversation with my dad.
Well, I was retelling it to a male friend who’s closer to my dad’s age. He’s also an avid hiker and outdoor enthusiast. He doesn’t have kids, but he was surprised to learn that my dad wasn’t 100% thrilled about my trip.
Since he said them, I’ve heard my friend’s words over in my head a dozen times: “If you were my daughter, I would be so proud of what you’re doing.”
I’m feeling thankful because I think my friend was a Divine messenger — letting me know I’m on the right path.
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my two cents? just get walking. get a pedometer. keep track. walk those trails along the willamette near you. 2500 steps is relatively close to a mile, give or take. i’d have to get up earlier to do the ‘ideal’ 10,000 a day. but make 2 or 3 days a week ‘hiking days.’ aim for 20,000 steps on at least 2 days a week. rain or shine. you most definitely CAN and WILL do this. and LOVE it (in the end). are you limited to weekends for the banks/vernonia walk? march 22-25? april 6-8? then you’re off…! (i’m out of town for a while starting saturday.) it also helps me think of walks in terms of time instead of distance. and have a coffee shop somewhere toward the end of it. drive into salem and walk around town. it’s time to get moving, for sure. do as i say, not as i do. 🙂