Thursday, September 17, 2015

the simple life: walk this way

At the risk of sounding like I am 22 going on 87 (although this is admittedly not much of an exaggeration), I would like to just take a moment to sing the praises of walking.

"Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference." ~ Robert Frost

This post is part of a new series I want to start about life's little simple pleasures. My sister and I have been talking lately about how we dislike the current culture in America. And as a Christ follower, I want to live different. I want to live slower-paced. I don't want to get caught up in the obsessions and Internet culture that my peers do. I want to live my life more naturally, more in step with the Lord. And one of the steps (pun 100% intended) I've been taking towards a slower-paced lifestyle lately is walking.

"A song is anything that can walk by itself." ~ Bob Dylan

Not only does walking help burn calories (if you're trying to get in shape like me, this is a definite bonus), but it gives you time to think and reflect on your day. When I walk, I like to work my way through my neighborhood right before sunset, but sometimes I'll go to a park and wind through the tree-laden paths. I'll pray, or listen to music....sometimes I walk in the early mornings, or late evenings; after a run, before heading to's simple stuff, folks. And it's beyond relaxing.

We just need to slow down, see the beautiful things. 
Where do you like to walk? 

1 comment:

  1. Mmmh, as you know from a previous comment, I also like to walk in the park. And in the winter, when no one is outside (!!!) I like to talk out loud to my Savior and just tell Him what's on my mind as if He were a friend walking with me. I only just started doing it last autumn, and my oh my what a difference it made!! It's harder to do it in the summer though, cause all the people out on the sidewalk distract my thoughts... :P and they could also, yanno, *hear* me, and then I would be known as the Girl With Extremely Long Hair That Wears Skirts and Talks To Noone.
    and that is why Autumn and Winter have become my favorite seasons. ;)


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