Happiness and a Thanksgiving Day Hike

Happiness and a Thanksgiving Day Hike

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. ~ Lao Tzu

Magic Leaf

Magic Leaf

About 15 years ago I started a Thanksgiving Day tradition of hiking Thanksgiving morning.  Back when I started my favorite hike to do was to Chimneytop in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  I usually hike for a few hours then stop, have a turkey sandwich as a teaser for the rest of the day then return home to cook and have a good dinner.  This year, now in the central valley of California and not wanting to hike in melting snow I went down, camera in hand, to the Consumnes River Preserve.  The preserve is lovely bottomland and a huge stop over in the western flyway for migratory waterfowl.  Nothing like a quiet morning hike to get yourself centered, have a chance to truly give thanks for your life and have a happy day my friends.  Hope your Thanksgiving Day was as good as mine ~ Rev Kane

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About Michael Kane

Michael Kane is a writer, photographer, educator, speaker, adventurer and a general sampler of life. His books on hiking and poetry are available in soft cover and Kindle on Amazon.
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1 Response to Happiness and a Thanksgiving Day Hike

  1. Pingback: Happiness is Thanksgiving, Kindness & Gratitude | The Ministry of Happiness

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