I was stuck in the muck in the kayak. I was NOT looking forward to getting out. I turned my head and saw splendor. It was worth being mired! Looking beyond where you are broadens your perspective. It can give you peace. It can prepare you to step out into the gicky parts of your life. Hooray for getting stuck. Hooray for not focusing on the slime under the craft, but the shine on the water and in the trees. Hooray for reminders of life being a whole lot larger than the sucking sediment underfoot.