Did you know that every part of the dandelion is edible? Did you know that deer have no gall bladders? Did you know that the vanilla we use in baking comes from the vanilla orchid where as vanillin (imitation vanilla) is most often derived in a lab from wood pulp?
There are unlimited fun facts to learn if you are hiking with the right person. There is also unlimited beauty to soak up as you stroll along, whether silently or learning. Either way, I am happy to have my husband as my hiking partner.
Life is not always a smooth, paved path. In fact sometimes there isn't a path at all. But as I hike along, it only matters where my heart is and who I am traveling alongside.
I'm grateful to take life's hike with my husband. I'm grateful to be married to a geek and all the ways it enhances our lives. I'm grateful to learn fun facts. I'm grateful to ask off the wall questions only to find out he already knows the answer. I'm grateful when I do stump him and we get to seek the answer together. But no matter the subject we are talking about, or the times we walk in silence, I'm grateful for a man that I know will always take the hike of life with me.
Who is your best geek-friend? What have you learned from them? When was the last time you got out an hiked and how does it reflect your day to day life journey?
May today remind us the importance of the journey. May we cherish the people who hike beside us. Have a beautiful day!