View from East Point Lighthouse in Heislerville, New Jersey
There is a spiritual quality of taking early morning walks in the summer.
The gun-powder blue skies and wispy thin clouds provide brief protection from the blazing summer sun that is most assuredly approaching.
And the birds and crickets appreciate the respite from the heat, as they sing and chortle in joyous harmony.
Little or no traffic provides a peaceful lack of extraneous noise outside of nature.
I tend to meditate while I walk, summoning my thoughts, needs, and prayers for the day as I gather the strength I need to run my business, and provide for and protect my family.
Those who know me well might find this surprising, as I certainly have my share of faults and misgivings. And rarely go to church.
But my spirituality seems to come to the forefront before I go to sleep, and when I awake.
Clemson football coach Dabo Sweeney said recently the key to his life is to please God, serve others, and then yourself.
Seems like sage advice during these challenging times when America (and the world) is trying to find its moral compass.
Maybe we all should meet on the street—and take an early morning walk.
Together, with God’s help, perhaps we can figure this thing out.