We all need a pair of traveling shoes on this journey called life. JOIN ME ON MY ECLECTIC JOURNEY...........
I’ve never been very athletic, but when I look back at my youth if I had it to do again, track would be the one sport that I would have loved. I was always thin and fast when it came to running. I did start jogging for a while in my 30’s until I tripped on a bad sidewalk in
For four years before we moved to
A friend of mine Chris Dula wears the finger shoes for walking/running. I was intrigued with these because I have bunions and the beginning of other foot difficulties inherited from my mother. I wondered if they would be helpful to me, so I bought some this summer. I was amazed how it lessened the pain of walking. Walking shoes always hurt my bunions. These did not.
One day, I was feeling a lot of energy and thought I might try and run a little bit. You should have seen the look on Scout’s face when I began to run/jog. She actually smiled….OH, SHE LOVED IT! Would you believe, I could only run 3 minutes. My breathing was awful and I was weak. This is after walking for a year on these trails. Well, I ran daily for 3 minutes until it became comfortable, then I went to 5 minutes. Soon it was 10 then 15, 20 and 50 minutes. It was wonderful. My feet hurt at 50 so, I went back to less. I don’t run every day…I am carefully monitoring my feet and how I feel. Scout really enjoys it and is a very happy dog when she can run.
Who would have ever thought I’d be able to run again? Not me. I may not be able to do it for long, but I love it and when I am not able to run you will definitely find me walking. Just want to keep moving while I am able! So, what might be fun for you? What physical sport/activity would get you moving and energized? I encourage you to give it a try and keep trying! Thanks for stopping by…Keep on keeping on!!! Until next time…Peace, Jeanne
In Sue Monk Kidd’s book Firstlight in a chapter entitled Compassion she tells a story of how when she was twelve years old, on the last day of summer while her friends were spending the day swimming, her mother insisted she go with the youth group to visit some elderly folks in a nursing home. Kidd was not happy about this and as she entered the room she said, “…I stood before this ancient looking woman, holding a bouquet of crepe paper flowers. Everything about her saddened me—the worn down face, the lop-sided grin, the tendrils of gray hair protruding from a crocheted lavender cap.” Kidd said, “She thrust the bouquet at her. The old woman looked at her with a look that pierced her to the marrow of her twelve year old bones. Then the woman asked her, “You didn’t want to come, did you child?” Kidd replied, “Oh yes, I wanted to come.” The woman knew better. Kidd writes, “A smile lifted her crooked mouth, “It’s okay” the old woman said, “You can’t force the heart.”
If we look closely at the workings of creation, we find that God nearly always works through process. Think of it. First there is a seed then a sprout, then a blossom, and finally fruit.
I connected so much with what Kidd says. I trulybelieve that compassion and love and all the deeply spiritual fruits and gifts are developed and grown through such a process. We are all works in progress.
“Above all, trust in the slow work of God.
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