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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Thankful Thursday - For the beauty along the path of life

I love mountain trails. I love pedaling my mountain bike along them and soaking up the beauty along them.

I tend to think of those trails as a metaphor for every single person's life. We know where our life path will end - because it ends the same for everyone. But, there's stunning beauty along the way, and, to be happy, I need to take the time to revel in that beauty.

In this photo, a huge storm was sitting on the horizon, complete with dark clouds, rumbles of thunder, and hail (which pummeled me later). However, I still noticed the brilliant yellow flowers lining the trail. I knew that I'd face the storm ahead sooner or later but I stopped to enjoy the flowers along the way.
I think that reveling in the flowers despite the looming storm is a metaphor for my life that will guide me for a long time.

On this Thankful Thursday, I am thankful for the beauty of life.


  1. life is wonderful as long as we are together...

  2. Hari OM
    Such an apt analogy KB... yes, the ending is assured for all, yet the getting there is so varied. Taking such chances for beauty is essential. YAM xx

  3. The journey is most important....
    a very beautiful and thought provoking post.
    Hugs cecilia

  4. Beauty never fails to make the heart smile. Thanks for joining the Thankful Thursday Blog Hop!

  5. Always take the time to stop and smell the roses. It's key.

    Have a wonderful Thankful Thursday. Scritches to the pups. ♥

  6. Wonderful post and photos ~ Nature offers us such treasures!

    Happy Day to You,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

  7. Great photo (as always) and your words are so very true. Have a wonderful day!

  8. A beautiful vista for which to be grateful. Thank you for sharing it with those of us whose views are a bit less picturesque.

  9. It is tough to keep that optimism going when life gets difficult. Good for you. ♥
    Jan, Wag 'n Woof Pets

  10. You will face the storm with courage and wonderful company, right in your own home and out here. Meantime golden flowers, trails and Shyla, R and Runner to brighten every day.

  11. Sometimes Mom says it is all just too much, but in the end, she always powers through the things that are going on and gets through.

  12. So many people hurtle through life, never noticing what's around them. They try to buy beauty instead of enjoying what's free.

  13. Thanks for the reminder to slow down and appreciate the present - have a wonderful day!

  14. A great sentiment to go along with that beautiful picture.

  15. Such a beautiful post, KB. And the message to all of us is beautiful.

  16. Lovely photograph and just the way I look at life as well. It's the only way to make sense of it all.

  17. Oh yes, that is one beautiful metaphor for life, fursure! I often thinks of the pitcher of margaritas...I knows it will end, butts I likes gettin' there! BOL!!!! no? ☺
    Ruby ♥


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