Advertisement -- Learn more about ads on this site.


    MONIBELLY   103,329
SparkPoints
100,000 or more SparkPoints
 
 
First Blog...

Friday, July 20, 2012

Okay... this is my first time at this, but I just felt I had to share. For those of us who dread getting out and walking this is a first hand testimony that you just get your rump out there and do it. Today, after pushing it all week, I had a thousand thoughts about why I "should just take the morning off". So, I thought, well, I'll just get out on the treadmill, but Sugar (my walking buddy) was not having any part of it. He pushed his way past me into the garage and ran to where I put his leash and bonked it with his nose. How in the heck could I say no to those big brown eyes??? I grabbed the leash, went into the backyard, to let out the chickens. They weren't very happy about the fact that I was late getting out there and let me know it!!! Got Sug hooked up on the leash and across the road we went. Something was telling, "Just don't push it today. Slow down and just enjoy your walk." Now usually, I'd think that would be me being lazy, but the lazy me says, "Nah, you don't need to walk". As I started along the dirt path behind my house, I came across some thistle. Thistle??? Well, I know it doesn't sound like anything amazing, except for the fact that I had been looking for thistile for my herb basket for the RenFaire. It was just sitting there, just off the little dirt path, as it probably had been all week, but I just hadn't paid attention, I guess. It doesn't matter that it was at least 30 inches tall and right off the path, I had not seen it before. So, yes, there I am with Sugar's leash trying to take a piece of that thorny, purple bush without any major reparcutions of an angry plant that I was bothering!!! I started to pick up the pace, because I had "wasted" time grabbing my prickly prize. But, Sugar wasn't going to have none of it... even off the leash, he was putting along, which is completely unusual. He's a crazy boy once off the leash... good about coming back when I call, but he's a running fool otherwise... sniffing and doing those doggy things he does when he isn't within mom's vision. As we crested our first hill, there was a covey of California quail crossing the road. First the little sentries were out there making sure it was safe. Most days, when they see us, they take off flying to a secure location. Today, they just crossed, cautiously, but did not take to flight. It was so cute to see the babies scurry across. Sug decided to walk ahead a little, and low and behold a jackrabbit comes out from his bush to cross the road. Even he was moving along a little slower than a lickety split jackrabbit pace. As we turn the corner on our dusty path, a doe is grazing on some of the shrubbery. I thought, I need to get Sugar back on the leash, but that same voice that told me to slow down and enjoy the morning said he was fine. We walked right up to her, within five or so feet, before she twitched her ears and moved a little further away. It just was such an amazing moment. The whole walk was peaceful bliss... not hurried. I'm certain that I barely burned any calories or fat, but the gift I got from God this morning was well worth it.
SHARE
  Member Comments About This Blog Post:

GRANNY2B2 6/23/2013 8:16PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
AMYC0128 11/2/2012 11:23AM

    What a wonderful morning you had. My walking buddy Shadow does the same thing every morning nudging me with his nose and then goes to the leash, I know that just can't say no to them.

Report Inappropriate Comment
CHANGE4THEBEST 11/1/2012 8:52PM

    Hi

Just stumbled on your blog... It is so true, it is the little things in life that give us the most pleasure - more so when it is totally unexpected! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSANGLAU1 10/14/2012 11:28AM

    You are an inspiring writer....you should really blog more my sweet friend!


emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
ELDORADO2 9/30/2012 6:10PM

    OH, how inspiring your blog is!!!!!! I felt like I was there enjoying all of thse blissful moments. I think thistle is sooooooo beautiful. I wish you more and more great walks

Eldora

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAMARIEZ1 9/30/2012 4:53PM

    Teriffic blog! I am sooo pleased you are walking! Keep it up girl friend!
hugs
linda emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SUSANGLAU1 9/21/2012 11:08PM

    Hey girl, I am about to be ready to go out and walk. you make it sound like I might enjoy walking instead of running. It will be a challenging rehab. I will try to think of your blog while I chomp at the bit.
emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
YAFENELRA 8/22/2012 12:56PM

    A great first blog!! It sounds like a fantastic walk with so many great things to see. I am waiting for it to cool off a bit here and then I may start taking Charlie for a walk. I might see some quail but never any deer. And hopefully no coyotes if I go at the right time of day.

Arlene One of your Hootie Hoot Hooter pals

Report Inappropriate Comment
ROBININVEGAS 8/13/2012 3:59PM

    What a wonderful blog, thanks so much for sharing it, sounds like you had a lot of blessings that day!!!!!!!!

Report Inappropriate Comment
DEBSZOO74 7/30/2012 8:05PM

    Great blog! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MAGGIMAY88 7/25/2012 11:08PM

    Great blog! emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
HICALGAL 7/24/2012 4:43AM

    stopping to smell the roses or as in ur case..picking thistles and watching nature is a blessing. how wonderful it is to be alive. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
MINDYJ1 7/23/2012 10:22AM

    Sounds like a wonderful morning! I'm guilty of wanting to hurry too much. We miss a lot when we do. emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
NANFACEMIRE1 7/23/2012 6:32AM

    The peace, quiet, and wholesome serenity is why I love mornings and arise so early each day. I LOVE mornings.

Report Inappropriate Comment
NADINEL 7/21/2012 4:29PM

    We miss so many things by not slowing down. I loved your blog. You are gifted.
emoticon emoticon emoticon

Comment edited on: 7/21/2012 4:29:27 PM

Report Inappropriate Comment
WVROSE1 7/20/2012 10:36PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SASSYTHING52 7/20/2012 9:42PM

    that just gave me a blessing reading this thank you so much for sharing

Report Inappropriate Comment
HEALTHYHAPPYDEB 7/20/2012 9:18PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
SERENEART 7/20/2012 8:04PM

    emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
USMAWIFE 7/20/2012 7:23PM

    Great first blog

Report Inappropriate Comment
LAINIESNEWLIFE 7/20/2012 7:20PM

    This is an awesome first blog, Monica. You really painted a picture for us. Life can be so fast paced, that it's great to slow down once in a while. I'm sure you burned calories even at the slower pace. I hope to see more of your blogs.

Hugs,

Lainie

Report Inappropriate Comment
PIXIE-LICIOUS 7/20/2012 6:59PM

    I sure would have loved to have gone for a walk with you today!

Report Inappropriate Comment
YAFENELRA 7/20/2012 5:57PM

    We just so often miss what is right in front of us when we try to hurry through our day. That must have been some very special things for you to see.

Report Inappropriate Comment
LITTLE_QUEEN 7/20/2012 5:34PM

    I LOVE THIS BLOG, AND OH BY THE WAY I WILL BE MOVING IN WITH YOU, LOL! SERIOUSLY IT JUST SOUNDS SO BEAUTIFUL

Report Inappropriate Comment
POSEY440 7/20/2012 2:56PM

  emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

Report Inappropriate Comment
KATHYJO56 7/20/2012 2:32PM

    I love this blog. It is amazing the gifts that we notice from God, when we just take a few extra minutes.

Report Inappropriate Comment
GINGER_BEAR 7/20/2012 1:54PM

    NIce!

Report Inappropriate Comment
LINDAMARIEZ1 7/20/2012 1:11PM

    super nice blog! love the chick in the skirt too! (pic)

Report Inappropriate Comment
DONEQUITTING 7/20/2012 12:16PM

  I loved this blog! Good job listening to your little voice.....we so often just ignore it :)

Report Inappropriate Comment
KURS10B 7/20/2012 12:16PM

  Sometimes its more about the journey, not the trip. Sounds like a really nice walk.

Report Inappropriate Comment

Add Your Comment to the Blog Post


Log in to post a comment.
 


Other Entries by MONIBELLY