You might be wondering what is so special about 32,000 steps, what is even more interesting is that about 23,000 of them happened this morning.
These past two days have been full of adventures here in Germany. On Wednesday I stayed home for a greater part of the day, but it was good and I had the opportunity of running to Cochem, drawing with a friend of mine, and connecting with some friends online.
This morning I thought I would repeat my run with the slight addition that I would go to the grocery store also and then walk back home.
Cochem is a little over a mile and a half away and getting to the grocery store after that makes the path a solid two miles. On my way out of the grocery store, I remembered my friend Brother Geary had mentioned that there was a nature path that I could take back home that would lead to a ferry to take me across back to Klotten. It was about another mile to where the ferry was, but what I had failed to check was what days the ferry was operating and it turns out that the ferry didn’t run on Thursdays. Well that wasn’t a problem I thought, I would just keep walking until I got to a city with a bridge that crossed and I figured one would appear soon.
However, I just kept walking and walking until I made it to Treis and was able to cross over to the train station in Karden. It was a long journey, but I did see some cool nature along the way.
After walking for a while I thought I had finally found the bridge but it ended up only being a bridge to an island and it couldn’t get me all the way across. The island did have some cool lily pads though.
When I got home I felt grateful that I had gotten back home safe and I was also exhausted! It was a blessing though to be able to find my way although it was a bit of a long trip. That was definitely the furthest I have traveled on foot to buy groceries!
In my scripture study I have been studying in 2 Nephi and I enjoy the warnings the Lord gives us so that we can not be deceived in the latter days. Recently I have been reminded that the simple truths of the Lord, if we trust in them, are enough to guide us through this life. We can turn to the Lord for guidance and He will give it to us, and although we may not understand all things, if we trust in the Lord, we will not be led astray because He loves us.