Still Saturday: Pathways

“As a single footstep will not make a path on the earth, so a single thought will not make a pathway in the mind. To make a deep physical path, we walk again and again. To make a deep mental path, we must think over and over the kind of thoughts we wish to dominate our lives.”

Henry David Thoreau



“Trust in the LORD with all your heart; and lean not on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct your paths.”

Proverb 3:5-6



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A freelance writer of fiction and non-fiction living on the West Coast of Canada.

12 thoughts on “Still Saturday: Pathways

  1. I enjoyed the photos… but also grinned at my way of “thinking”. So, with a thoroughly active buzzing brain, maybe it’s one of my benefits…even though it wears me out sometimes when trying to relax or sleep. [I’m teasing, of course. I DO try to keep the thoughts in faith-oriented directions, BUT doesn’t always work that way…. maybe the walking one would work out easier for me.]

  2. Repeating positive mantras works for me. When I feel myself getting antsy or cranky, I repeat over and over again, “I’m happy, I’m happy, I’m happy.” It sounds so silly to my ear that I eventually laugh to myself. But it does work. Now I just need to repeat I love sunshine enough times.

    1. If the “I love sunshine” works for you, Joylene, let me know. Maybe it will work for me, too — we’ve officially had the coldest, greyest, rainiest June on record here at the coast! 😦

  3. I agree with simplyhelping, the first saying is so true especially when you have a large task in front of you and it may seem overwhelming, this helps to put it in perspective, reminds you to pace yourself, it doesn’t all come at once. Thanks for sharing it. And your photos are superb! It reminds me that I should finish a post I was going to do about a path, and the paths we choose. What is that flowering plant on the pathway?

  4. Thank you to everyone for your comments today. I’m glad you found the quotation and verse meaningful, and enjoyed the photos.

    Cedarpineword, I’m not sure what you’re seeing as there aren’t any flowering plants on the actual path, just a few ferns, scrubby fir and a wild red current bush or two. Unless you mean what’s climbing on the arbour at the start of the path… the closeup shots are of the white blooms of the Climbing Lacecap Hydrangea.

  5. Amazed at how similar our posts are this week – someone must be trying to tell me something (!?!?!) Only found yours after I had uploaded mine to the Sunday Community – thanks for sharing!

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