Just this very morning, moments ago, I finished reading Wild by Cheryl Strayed.
Several friends had said it was good, but for some reason I wasn't ready for it.
This year my word is "grateful" and I am grateful for the nudge by others to finally pick it up.
Her adventure hiking the Pacific Crest Trail, with all of the struggles and joys, touched me.
When I came to last lines of the book I knew this was the book I was meant to read right now.
For the words"let it be", yes, those are words that have come to me in the past month
while paying attention to "grateful".
Cheryl Strayed learned this lesson while walking the trail.
For me it is a lesson in aging.
Learning to "let it be" is not an easy lesson to learn,
but we all must at some point face this with acceptance.
On the other hand I guess we can always struggle and be unhappy,
but I am choosing today to "let it be".
Have you struggled with "let it be"?
Yet another photo from Yosemite, I picture Cheryl hiking here.