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.