I’ve been trying to walk everyday this past year . I have trails outside my door and I had told myself. ….I would Ride my bike or get a walk in everyday. …So this was my goal except for a couple of very cold days in January .
Today I left on my walk and asked for a little guidance about what I might need to know today. I’ve been struggling lately with the losses of great people and my beloved uncle and dog and now my Dads best friend passed last week .
Everyday for a year I have seen a man walking on the trails. He has Parkinson’s and his body bends over to the right . …but Still he walks everyday without fail. You can tell he is a tall man because even with his condition he is still taller than me at 5’8 .
Today I saw him and stopped him on the trail and told him I had seen him out there for a year. He said ~~oh yes 3-6 miles everyday come rain or shine. He told me he worked for the post office for 30 years and is now retired . He said his name is Fulton like the riverboat. 😄
I said you have really inspired me Mr. Fulton to exercise daily as you never miss a day.
He said yes. …
Walking is good for the soul.
Just you and God out here…..Working it out together.
I think it’s better than church he says.
I laughed and smiled and thanked him for the visit .☀️
I looked ahead of me and decided I better add a bit more mileage to my walks to keep up with Fulton. …
No excuses. Just get out there and walk and talk with God 🙏❤️☀️
When you no longer need external validation, anything is possible.
Today I stopped to reflect on a dear persons life. I ordered a blueberry smoothie and sat down .. on the table was a large sand in a bottle timekeeper.
I realize just how fast this life is going. I need to slow down I thought to myself. So I decided to stroll slowly and look at antiques and I ate the chocolate chip cookies they offered me.
I decided to stop and smell the roses and wish dear friend Big R happy trails until we see you again. You made life fun!!
Beauty is all around. …
Don’t dwell on the negatives in your life
Don’t allow yourself to be swamped by the crowd.
Look for the things that set you apart.
Embrace them. Foster them.
Give yourself credit for them !
Hone then and improve them .
Whatever you are … be a good one.