I have been lucky during this pandemic to be in a climate that has sunshine ☀️and warm weather . With all kinds of time on our hands … Rustin and I don our sneakers and hit the sidewalks. Soaking up the sun and taking advantage of our mostly sunny days. We have really logged the miles.
The disadvantage of being in my tropic paradise right now is I’m 1,000’s of miles from my best friend ,my Mom. I decided to take my Mom with us on our daily strolls by taking pictures as we exercise and post my finds on my Mother’s Facebook wall. The only rule to our “walks” is no duplicate pictures . Something fresh and new.
Because we are logging miles and going quite the distance…. we consistently travel the same paths. What I have noticed is that these walks really have opened my eyes and heart to find new pictures for my mom. A fresh outlook each walk. I love going with the challenge of an open heart and mind to notice the “ little things”. Don’t get me wrong, I admire the lovely homes with the well manicured lawns and and pristine gardens… however I’m finding that the “ awwwww” pictures… the daughter escorting her mom, the kids that play, the women cycling with her dog, butterfly’s, birds , the pictures can be endless and and the new daily finds turn out to be the best part of our walks.
My walks have me thinking of the endless list that make my heart happy and full. Things such as seashells, sunsets , the sound of the ocean, a call from a friend, naps,fresh cut grass, flowers in Folgers cans ,lemonade stands, fresh baked cookies, laughs, finding money in your pocket, porch swings,baths , puppies, sidewalk chalk art, clean sheets,smiles from strangers, oysters ,hugs,puddles … the list could go on and on!
I’m thankful for these walks that they have reminded me to be thankful for the little things and to jump in a puddle or two along the way during this walk of life. And I’m thankful for my mom for always telling me to “make my own happiness. “That bit of advice is really coming in handy now during this slow rolling time . Outlook for the walk is sunny for today so we will be hitting the sidewalks and hopefully a puddle or two along the way. And of course looking for “the Little Things”