Reflections. ❄️

The last couple of days have been so much fun, running the snow dusted trails.

The conditions heighten ones senses - the wind chill on the cheeks, the crunching of snow and ice under foot, the harshness of a deep inhale on the back of the throat.

The frozen floor beneath forcing you to be here and now. Every footstep and each moment matters. Lose your mind to a thought, lose your body to the ice.

This realisation both humbling yet a strengthening of faith; with every icy passage successfully navigated.

The rich dividend for slowing down and treading mindfully, instantaneous too.

Frequent pauses in play, stopping to marvel at the surrounding views. A winter wonderland that reignites the childhood spirit within.

Yet to stay still for too long, a mistake. Nature’s way of encouragement - to keep moving forward, no matter how slowly you step.

A wonderful lesson in letting go. You adapt to the conditions, the conditions don’t adapt to you. An innate vulnerability that makes total sense.

Slowed pace, shortened stride with a strengthened smile.

Steps 👣 + Smiles 🤗

Keep #Smilinggg 💛

Whatever you're going through, call Samaritans free any time, from any phone on 116 123 (UK & ROI). ☎️🗣

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