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Thoughts while walking

Monday, November 02, 2009

I find that when I am walking for exercise, I am also exercising my brain. By that I mean, I do some real heavy duty thinking when I walk. I never use headphones because I like to hear the sounds around me, especially birds. I also find that by not using headphones, I am more likely to smile at people coming towards me.

My thoughts when I am walking can get pretty deep. Often, I think about problems that I may have and how to resolve them. By the time I am done with my 1 hour daily walk, usually I feel much more optimistic about any problems I may be having.

Other times, I think about the fun activities I have to look forward to, or a family event that may be coming up.

You'd be surprised how fast an hour can go by when you get involved in thinking.

  
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MYFEETHURT 11/2/2009 8:36AM

  I totally agree. I love my morning walk. It's a great...GREET THE DAY...sort of walk. I often can go over problems and thankfully work them out in my mind before I get home. Like you...I love hearing all the sounds around me. Also love at least giving a smile to all those I pass along the way. Most days I am walking our dog. You can check out a blog I wrote about Molly.."Lessons from an old dog" .She's often my morning motivator to get going. Better get going. It's that time right now. Have a sparktacular day. mary

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Halloween

Saturday, October 31, 2009

I love Halloween! It's such fun to see all the little children in their costumes. It is one of my favorite holidays.

When I was a kid, I used to love to dress up in a costume and answer the door for the kids. I would always comment on their outfits and tell them how cute or scary they looked. It was fun to see all the talent involved in their costumes.

I used to like to trick or treat, too. Naturally, there was always one house we were all afraid to go to because the rumor was they ate little kids like us. Funny to think back on that, huh?

Being a kid is such fun - I wish I never had to grow up! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

  
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BOOKWORMBABE888 10/31/2009 8:36AM

    I don't want to grow up either. Happy Halloween, and have some fun today :) emoticon

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WORD_GIRL 10/31/2009 8:30AM

    I know what you mean - I now see slices of life through the eyes of my imaginative 3-year-old, and sometimes I hurt when I think that real life isn't nearly as much fun as a child's imagination!

He's dressing up for the first time this year as a ninja & he's so excited about it! I hope you enjoy your day.

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Another Rainy Day

Friday, October 30, 2009

Well, here we go again. It's raining cats, dogs & ferrets today. Boo-hoo! I don't like when it rains all day long. It's very depressing. Since I don't drive, it makes my life more difficult, too. I have to really want to go outside to brave the rain.

Today is a day when I am going to force myself to go out even though it's raining. I know if I stay home all day, I will eat myself silly.

Rain, rain, go away - don't come back another day!!!!

  
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CONNIE1-11 10/30/2009 9:01AM

  send some of that rain out here ! hahaha

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Patience

Thursday, October 29, 2009

I have a little problem with patience. I find that I get anxious waiting around...yet I have to be early for everything. It's a paradox. I have learned to always carry a paperback book with me so I can read and stop looking at the clock.

  


Amelia Earhart

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

I just saw the movie "Amelia" and it started me thinking. Here was a woman with no fear of the unknown. She had a strong desire to achieve something and she went for it. What an inspirational person she was.

I wish I had 1/10th of her desire. I never had a real strong goal in my life. Even as a kid, I just knew I wanted to grow up and get married and work as a secretary or something like that. I never felt like I wanted to be "anyone" (like a burning desire to be an actor or a fireman or a dancer).

I know that there are many older people who have achieved their goals...but they had goals. I don't. I am pretty happy going along as I am, but I just sometimes wonder what might have been.

  


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