Today I stood alone on the side of a mountain. I looked back and it didn't seem like I had come all that far... but I also knew I had gone much farther than I ever thought.
I sank down in the fresh powder that surrounded me a̶n̶d̶ ̶g̶a̶s̶p̶e̶d̶ ̶f̶o̶r̶ ̶b̶r̶e̶a̶t̶h̶ and took a moment to take in the breath taking scenes that lay before me.
For me it is the little things that I notice most~ those tiny little treasures that touch my heart and keep me humble.
Sometimes it’s the big things
But thankfully, it is usually just little things.
Another breath-taking day spent outside,
As I stood there in the deep snow on that day in 2015,I had no idea that in exactly one year, I would be stopped on a different mountain, taking a moment (or maybe longer) to appreciate the untouched beauty of sunlight dancing off of pristine snow. (aka~ Sparkly snow)
The years will change. But fortunately, no matter how much time passes the things that I find value and beauty in, never will. and I hope that I will always find myself, unexplainably drawn out into the wild places to marvel at the little things and see just how far I have come.