On My Walks

On My Walks

When I left the house today to walk, I was in a huff.  Throughout the day, I made several careless errors on documents that I sent out to others and when I considered them as a group, I was feeling pretty bad about myself.  How could I have made those mistakes?  (One of them I still sort of feel like was a technical glitch, but in reality I can’t imagine how the computer could err without a contribution from me.)  Anyway, negative emotions were rampant.

And you know what?  My walk was much less satisfying than usual.  I passed half a lap of my route before I could see anything to look at all and then a quarter of a lap before I could see anything other than the grunge…trash in the gutters, brown grass, weeds, bird poop on the sidewalk.  It wasn’t until I was almost home that I even noticed the buds on the trees, the daffodils in yards, and the clear skies over the Foothills.

By that time I was asking myself if it was doing me or anyone else any good carrying those negative feelings around…of course, I answered no, but replied how difficult it is to drop them.  But, I tried, and by the time I returned home I was feeling better.

Funny how a walk outside can clear the mind…and the emotions.  I’m going to try to hold onto this peace I found.  It feels a lot better than what I was feeling before.


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