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.