Climb the Mountains and Get Their Good Tidings

Each day this month, I’m offering you 4 gifts: one image, one quote, one idea, and one thing you might want to try. Here is your 11:11 for the day. :)



“Climb the mountains and get their good tidings.”
― John Muir (1838-1914) Early environmentalist


You may be stuck at home.

You may live in an apartment in the middle of a big city, or on a farm out in the middle of Kansas. You may have mountains in your back yard, like me, or may have none with 100 miles.

But my hope is that you have some place that calls to you, some outdoor space that soothes your spirit. Perhaps it’s a city park within a few blocks’ walk. Maybe it’s your front porch. Maybe, like me, it’s the Great Smoky Mountains.

Whatever it is, it speaks to your heart.

I have a friend who goes for long walks in the woods with her dog first thing every morning. Isn’t hat a lovely way to start the day, even in the middle of a pandemic?

We breathe easier when we connect with nature, no matter where we live.


Go outside.

If there are woods, rocks, water or hills nearby – visit them. If there’s nothing more than a patch of grass out your front door, go touch that grass. If outside is a pot of geraniums on your balcony, go feel their leaves and study the pattern of veins underneath.

Touch something that creation made.

You’ll breathe easier.

And be well,


P.S. I’d love to see a photo of where you go! Would you post it on my Facebook page? Click here, and share what you find.


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