Walks in the woods

ImageOn a walk in Red Clay Park with my family last summer. I started taking pictures of all the various types of fungi and mushrooms that were growing around. I was fascinated by all the different types and colors. Purple, red, yellow, white and pink, white and yellow. Some small, some big. It never ceases to amaze me the amount of color and variety there is in nature. I wish human beings would take the time to appreciate what is around them. The beauty that can be found in a mushroom for example, or the bend of a tree. When I was walking this morning I tried hard to relax and just enjoy the walk. But, I have a goal in mind to finish the whole walking path, no matter what and to lose this weight that is causing me so much trouble. It is important to have goals and want to complete them, but It is just as important to enjoy the ride. It can be hard to do both. Especially when you find yourself at your wits end, in pain or in a financial hole that you don’t think you can get out of. But, at times like these it is vitally important to stand still for a moment, feel the sun on your face, allow the breeze to blow through your hair and smell the beginnings of spring in the air. It can lift the spirit and give you something to smile about even when you don’t think you can smile anymore.

One of my favorite sayings is “As the sun rises tomorrow there is hope for a better day.”


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Retired Navy Cardiovascular Technician/Respiratory Therapist. Wife, mother, grandmother.

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