Sunday, November 19, 2017



Streams, rivers, and creeks, are the great sculptors of land, moving the rocks, the land,  eroding, transporting, changing courses, shaping and fine tuning the rocks and land masses into beautiful works of art.  

Similar to our own lives, it takes years of trials, challenges, pain, happiness, and moulding our lives into the people we are today, and the people we are to become.  Sometimes we have to be weathered a little bit more.  Sometimes we have to go through different trials which shape us into who we should be.

Sometimes when creek beds get eroded too much, and there is a possibility of collapse or destruction, we move in and restore them, reclaim them.  We do whatever is necessary to restore the natural state and function of the stream, in order to support the biodiversity, management and landscape.  

It is always important to keep the habitat healthy, to keep all of the different life forms happy.  There are many diverse species that depend on the healthy ecosystem a creek has to offer.  

Sometimes we also have to go in and improve the water ways.  We attempt to improve the water quality, the flow of the stream, the dams and so forth.  It is all a part of keeping the water flow healthy, so it can do it's job.

Again, similar in our own lives, often when we are weathered down, and about to collapse or
break apart, it is time for someone, including ourselves, to step in and take drastic measures to prevent ourselves from complete collapse. There are people in our lives who depend on us.  There is a complete ecosystem around us, and if we fail, it has ripple effects often far beyond that which we can see or understand.

We go through trials that shape us, mould us, and help us to grow.  I know sometimes these trials are horrible.  I often look at the world around, and am horrified at what I see, and that is only what is on the surface.  I know there are people suffering in silence everywhere.  Abuse, depression, poverty, disease, and so many other things are rampant in the world, and go unnoticed.  People suffer in silence.

I guarantee you are going through something.  Whether you personally, or someone you love.  I am here to tell you that you can rise above.  You can conquer this, and you can grow from it, enough even to stand up and make a change, make a difference in your own life, and quite possibility in the lives of others.  Will it be easy to do?  Honestly, not likely, but it will be worth it. If you are struggling with something, ask yourself this question.  What are my options?  There are always options.  We need to find those options and sort through them to be successful.  

Hopefully, Walking Your Creek, will help you do just that. 


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