Mental Meanderings

My habit of late has been to walk first thing in the mornings. Okay, first I wake up, make coffee to have in bed while I review blogs, make comments, check email (in this I am channeling JB – who of course has tea instead.) Then I dress, brush teeth and walk. This only works on the days I don’t go meet friends at Cafe O. on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.

This is us and the photo is from the instagram page of Cafe O Roaster & Bakery. Sometimes the group is larger, sometimes a bit smaller.

I love walking though must talk myself into it on occasion. I love looking and this one, at eye level made me smile.

On the same walk I stopped to enjoy (visually) this back yard park.

I was tempted to sit on benches around this area but people are really funny about trespassers.

I love to look at houses and wonder what it would be like to live there? Though I have to say I get worried looks from people on the street when I snap a photo.

And even though I live in a third floor apartment I am lucky enough to have a large tree beside my balcony and I can look down of lovely lawns and gardens. This is the view yesterday from my balcony,

The view to the left

And of course the view to the right through my tree:

All very pleasant. All very nice. Soothing even.

I am a long time member Weight Watchers, now known as WW. I join up every few months when they have a sale on for 3 months to get back on track. One of their perks, (I am a virtual member) is a thing called Walk and Talk.

So I put in my ear buds (or whatever they are called today), choose a speaker and begin walking.

The reason I mention this is that something Matthew McConaughey said resonates with me. He was talking about the importance of gratitude. And he said, you don’t have to believe in God or a god to be grateful and to express gratitude.

So what do all my ramblings from North of 43 today point to? Gratitude. I am grateful. For my life and for those in it. Oh, and that includes all of you who choose to read my words.

Chris G June 5th ’22

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One is about 43 degrees latitude N. and longitude 80 W, The other almost equidistant south latitude and longitude 174 E. Two women, two minds, different personalities and experiences, choosing a life of meaning, continual growth and learning, at the same time negating ageist opinions of exactly what ‘an old lady’ should be.

20 thoughts on “Mental Meanderings”

  1. I’m a WW lifetime member who blew my status with all my birthday celebrations in January. So now I pay every month until I get back to writhin 2 pounds of my goal. Hard! Maybe I should try the WW walk app, but with my bum hip I’m not walking unless I have too. Excuses!

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    1. Been a low key day so rejuvenating. I think I have to return yet again to our 31 day chart. I like to think of Saturdays as my chore day but it ends up being painfully not a good idea lol


  2. I walk almost every day except when the heat and humidity are in the 90s. Summer walks must be very early to beat the heat, and I am not much for rising with the sun. But I do feel better when I get myself moving for an early walk. Like you, I have a lovely neighborhood to wander.

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