Encouragement

Trill was recently quoted in a Note of Encouragement from Ciloa.org.  Chuck (trailname: Stryder) uses some of Trill’s thoughts and feelings on what it is like to hike the AT to relate to how we can and do look at life’s journey.   One interesting quote from the Note:

Solomon once wrote, Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, his friend can help him up. But pity the man who falls and has no one to help him up! (Ecclesiastes 4:9-10) Notice that the real emphasis here is not on the “one”. It’s on the “two”.

I think Trill would concur that the friendship he has developed on the trail and the kindness he has seen in various towns by complete strangers has been one of the best experiences of his trip.