The Feel Good Idea Of The Day: Take a Morning Walk

Jill and Woody the Dog take a glorious morning walk.  Dogwood violets twinkle yellow among the green and brown grass.  15 April 2015.

I invite you to take a walk this morning.  I hadn't taken a morning walk for a couple of weeks.  It felt great to breathe the fresh air.  I feel like I have been inside a lot lately, as Spring does its elusive dance: rain, sun, puffy clouds, snow, colors bursting, grey clouds, fog... waiting for a rainbow.

This morning is cold where I live, it's about 28 degrees, the daffodils are drooping over.  The grape hyacinth have a frost on their purple cones.  I feel frosty too, my hands reach for gloves.  I think to myself I could take a walk every morning.  I remind myself:  Doing it every morning isn't the point of the exercise, claiming my resolve to make a goal isn't the goal.  The goal is to notice the landscape of my body and the landscape around me, whenever I take a walk.  I feel the weight of my wool coat around my shoulders, my feet sinking atop the slightly frozen yet mushy ground.  Woody walking next to me, his loud breathing.  The dogwood violets in bloom and the mission bells that will be blooming soon.  The air cold and biting, cleansing to my lungs.  

Take a morning walk with the intention of noticing the landscape of your body, and the landscape that is all around you.  Weave your story about what you noticed by commenting below.  You are part of The Feel Good Crew, you are welcome here.