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May 13, 2008

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I took you along on my walk again today. There was a little more activity than normal. Some of the neighbors were having their lawns mowed by a lawn service. A former neighbor was driving thru the neighborhood and stopped and spoke for awhile. As I approached the first street I noticed the flag flying gently in the breeze over the football field of the school. It brought back the memory of the young girl killed in a car wreck. Her parents purchased it and dedicated it in her memory along with a scholarship fund. The thoughts of those I've known who have had tradgedys enter into their life went thru my mind but I thought of some of the positives they incorporated in order to cope with these periods of devastation. As I got to the end of the third street another neighbor whose sister was injured and left in a wheelchair was on her carport and I stopped to talk with her and inquire how she was doing. While I know this sounds depressing what I really was thinking was how these people continue to persevere and the strengths they show. The everyday acts that encourage others around them. My walks not only give me the exercise of my body---building endurance ---improving my health they give me times of meditation and prayer and put my own life in perspective. I still haven't gotten to the point of looking forward to these walks but I have reached a place of knowing I am progressing toward a healthier lifestyle both physically and mentally.

The day started with a gentle breeze and sunshine and has progressed to overcast and sounds of thunder ----------occasional drops of rain. So decriptive of our lives. I have accomplished a couple things. I worked on my mother's blocks. She had alzheimer's and some of them aren't square and need some assistance.

Positives and gratitudes.......sunshine.....
......rain(today we have had both) LOL.........gentle breezes...........conversation
s with neighbors.............time for reflection..........made progress on mother's blocks............better indurance than when I started walking.....my husband who makes me smile.........hearing from our son last night...........that my neighbor made it back home safely.........for prayer time.
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  • KSNICKER
    Marie,
    Another nice walk through your neighborhood today. I have to agree with Wanda... Your walks are so peaceful... and I think it's great that you acknowledge how important you know these walks are for you... even if you won't admit that you are liking them... lol... Just think of all that you would have missed today if you hadn't taken that walk... I'm thankful that you did and shared it with me again...
    The peace and contentment that you have is flowing over to me... Thank you for that too... I feel like I can breathe when I read your blogs... no stress here... lol Hey I think I'll hang out here for a while... lol

    Have a great evening...

    ((HUGS))
    Kathy
    4582 days ago
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    Marie...do you know what makes the biggest impression on me as I read your blog? It's the peacefulness that comes through. You may not be looking forward to your walks yet, but despite that you are walking with your eyes wide open ready to see the blessings that God provides for you along your path. Thank you so much for sharing those with us. I really appreciate and enjoy reading your blogs, they are so full of gentleness, peacefulness and gratitude.

    Have a wonderful evening,
    Wanda
    4582 days ago
  • MARLA7
    Marie - Once again, your walk sounded lovely. I love those gentle breezes & misty rains.... I don't even mind getting wet! Glad you took the time to get that walk in.
    (((((Hugs)))))) Marla
    4582 days ago
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