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Go Outside and Play!

Sunday, January 28, 2018

I had a real bout with sickness this past month and boy am I glad it is over. It’s the first time in all my time on Spark that I have not been able to keep up a reasonable exercise schedule. I also lost some momentum and routine in all my laying around the house (important if you have pneumonia AND the flu, as I did) and I’m working hard now, on returning to the active life I love.

I’m an outdoor girl, a product of the time when parents directed kids to just ‘go outside and play’ no matter what. Child bored? Send them outside. After school? Go them outside! Kids fighting with their brothers and sisters? Send them outside!

Of course not all problems can be solved by stepping outside. But what is true for me is that getting outside almost always improves my thinking, my spirits and my circumstances.

So that’s what I am telling myself now. Discouraged because I’m not as strong as I was a month ago? Go outside and play!
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