green on my walk

With my beloved Zumba on hiatus, I took to the road today, walking my stake boundaries. I try and do that with an open mind and heart so that I can get inspiration and peace for my church calling as stake young women president.

When I walk with a purpose my breathing is different. I have silent prayers and then a little conversation with myself. Decent company most of the time. I wish I had pulled out my ear buds and stopped to talk to the 2 blonde girls talking in that front yard. Probably a real missed opportunity there. Next time.

Shared protein shakes with neighbor friends on the front porch as we talked about movies and kids and being CEOs at home.

A life with no reflection is not worth living.

14 comments

mermaid gallery | August 23, 2011 at 10:29 PM

what a jazzy site!...i am impressed!you amaze me!...what a great walk you had...love the blurry one....i see like that sometimes....reflection is so necessary for growth....and very rewarding too...i want to zumba!

Rebecca | August 23, 2011 at 10:54 PM

Beautiful. I especially loved the path through the trees and the children playing in the stream. Thank you for sharing. :)

Barbaloot | August 23, 2011 at 11:45 PM

So beautiful! I'm loving how green Utah Valley is right now.

Momza | August 24, 2011 at 2:50 AM

thanks for sharing this...reminds me to do the same...slow down, step outside and see what's there.
great photos.

Connie | August 24, 2011 at 8:00 AM

Love your pictures! There's something about walking alone, clearing the mind, communicating with Deity and enjoying the company that makes life worth living.

Lesa | August 24, 2011 at 8:10 AM

I've been going out early in the mornings to walk and it is the best time of the day. All is quiet, cool breeze, sprinklers on, sun coming up over the mountain..

Bossy Betty | August 24, 2011 at 8:43 AM

Green means growth and you are growing in all sort of ways. Lovely pictures and thoughts.

Erin | August 24, 2011 at 9:20 AM

What a nice, refreshing post. I went on a walk myself this morning, but southern Utah has gotten hot and brown/red (no green). I love the pictures.

Lara | August 24, 2011 at 11:11 AM

Love it. Reflection is so important! And green is refreshing.

Cherie | August 24, 2011 at 8:17 PM

Oh man Stake YW Pres. Now there is a calling for you. I bet you are awesome with all the young women and all the leaders.

I would certainly think that you would need moments - lots of them - to think and reflect and find direction.

The path through the tree's looks very inspiring.

Joanie | August 24, 2011 at 8:56 PM

I miss green so much. Love your photos, and happy to hear that you are not taking your surroundings for granted.

Marianne | August 24, 2011 at 11:14 PM

LOVE the green shots!

I also love your capacity to reflect on yourself and to yourself. I admire your positive attitude and your ability to see so much good in your life! SO inspiring to the girl with the half-empty glass!!

Garden of Egan | August 25, 2011 at 10:35 AM

Loved your green.
The pictures were great. The blurry one was the best.

Wonderful thoughts.

Heidi | August 25, 2011 at 11:56 AM

I love you.