Not sure where this post will go, but I feel like taking a walk. Want to join me? Walking is good for finding perspective. It’s good for helping settle anxious thoughts. And it’s good for relationships.
As I walk I notice God’s creation; the way the breeze floats through the trees, the songs the various birds sing, the humming of a distant lawn mower and the smell of Spring in bloom. It is a beautiful time of year.
When was the last time you took such a walk–together?
Taken the time to hold hands and breathe in the beauty. If you must, bring your children along and let them enjoy this time with you. Walking provides a rhythm for the doldrums. It can awaken long forgotten dreams. It can stimulate conversations you didn’t know you wanted or needed to have.
Walking is how most of the world in generations past spent much of their time because it was the only option available. In this day of driving in our own cars, listening to our own music and filling every minute with texts, emails, to-do lists and the next video game challenge, it’s no wonder we’ve forgotten how to just go for a walk.
Today is Wednesday. What if we were to reclaim this day for taking a walk together? Not to see how many steps we can add to our Fitbit or to get to where we’re going, but to walk just for the sake of being together. As you do, purpose to stop and talk to a neighbor, pick a wild flower or two, skip a rock on the pond or feed the ducks. Make it a leisurely time to relax and unwind–together. Oh, and leave your electronic devices at home. You might miss a beautiful sunset.