Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Walks and Renewed Health
With joints that are now cooperating with me, I have gained new strength and flexibility and have been having a little fun! Izzy and I are now running up and down small hills in the neighborhood rather than avoiding them. I sometimes find myself smiling like a kid as I try to keep up with Izzy. She seems to like it too. I have been balancing on curbs while being pulled by Izzy. I sometimes think my neighbors must think I am nuts, but then I don't care because the two of us are enjoying ourselves so much.
What I have discovered from walking each and every morning is that every day has something different and wonderful to give to us. When I wake up in the morning, I might be able to predict my entire days activities, but my walks are always unpredictable. Even walking the same path, I never know what critters we will encounter, I never know which of our neighbors we will get to visit with, I never know where my mind will be allowed to venture into with the quiet of the morning.
Knowing that each morning I am now able to walk my sweet Izzy is one of the greatest gifts I have been given with my renewed health. Not only do I enjoy spending time with my border collie, but I also love discovering what gifts nature has in store for the day.