Paradise Meadows Trail is only one of the countless trails in the huge Strathcona Provincial Park.
Paradise Meadows indeed offered a glimpse of paradise to me. After many dark and rainy days, after driving a whole morning in fog and mist, I finally arrived to Paradise Meadows. To me surprise and delight, the sun came out! It was so warm and comforting. When I hiked the trail, the sound of the wind through the forest was so soft and soothing. The color of the trees and bushes were lit up in the sunlight. The birds were singing. Surrounded by such beauty, I couldn’t help but to feel being in the paradise!
At that point, I realized that the not-so-welcomed “rain” and “bad weather” is not just nuisance of our life. Rather, it makes us to appreciate the “sunny” days much better. Without being rained on for that many days, I probably wouldn’t appreciate the place as much. I thank the sun, and I appreciate the rain, to make me feel in the paradise for an afternoon.
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