There’s a set of steps on our favorite river, right at one of our favorite holes. I’ve found that the second step is wonderfully perfect for eating a nut and banana sandwich, sipping on a cold beer or just enjoying the views. These steps are a spot I’ve used to warm up. The spot I was bitten by a brown recluse spider and the place where I watched Jacob catch one of the biggest browns I’ve ever seen. This is where I’ve met strangers traveling by on the trail, where fellow fishermen have plopped down next to me for a quick chat.
This Christmas I sat in this spot, looking at a view I’ve seen more times than I can count, where I’ve spent every Christmas for the past five years. The view was the same, but no less perfect.
I hope that you all spent your holidays with familiar views, that you’ll never take for granted, that you’ll always find to be perfect. I hope that you all have your own step.