Choosing to walk gently.

This morning my little boy and I took a lovely long walk in the woods.

Homeschooling affords us the luxury of escaping to the outdoors and soaking up nature whenever we want to.

The last few days I have been mulling over a thought that keeps tugging away at me.

If I only had one month left to live, what would I do differently?

Of course, I have experienced this before, except I was 25, not a Mum and I was given three months to live.

God graciously saved my life that first time.

But that was several years ago and there are days that I forget just how precious every, single moment of life *really* is.

I get caught up in the stressful minutiae of the day and before I know it, my joy is struggling to rise up against the heaviness that always walks hand-in-hand with stress.

So, I am making a conscious effort to slow down and look for the beauty that is all around me—to actively look for the little things that bring joy. And the good news?

They’re usually free, and freely available.

A walk in the quiet of a sun-dappled wood this morning, hearing my son chatter away—filled my heart with peace and joy.

Might I encourage you to do the same?

Walk gently through your day and collect those beautiful moments.

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