To You Trailblazing Deliberate Creators
As I remembered the year’s highlights, I noticed I was having a hell of a time on this particular walk.
The canyon had fresh snow – lots of it – and there hadn’t been enough foot traffic to create a smooth snow pack.
It was the kind of walk where you have to keep your head down, watching each step to avoid ankle twists and knee-jarring missteps. Trying to find the line of least resistance and step where others have already tread.
The dogs were moving a little slower than usual, too. (Which was nice for the deer.)
I realized if there hadn’t been a dozen or so hikers who’d already traversed this path, I wouldn’t have been able to continue. I wasn’t wearing the right shoes and we’d have run out of daylight before we made much progress.
Which made me think how similar it’s been on this path of deliberate creation.
I feel so much gratitude for those who have blazed the trail, going where it wasn’t yet popular to go. Making it easier for the rest of us to follow.
There are trailblazers here at this blog, too, who by being who you are pave a smoother way for those who will follow our footsteps; making the art of deliberate creation much more normal and mainstream than it ever was for us.
I just think we’re all really cool and wanted to say so. :)
As we get ready to close out the unforgettable year of 2012, please feel my appreciation for walking this LOA path with me – not just by making this trail more clear and traversable, but also for being such inspiring company along the way.