Today was a beautiful day for a walk so I drove out to the pond. I know, you thought I walked; I did but just a few blocks. Due to the radiating pain, I had to turn around and head for the car. I felt a bit defeated because it was only last week that I began to feel less pain but more importantly, I was able to walk to the pond on my own. Today was the first day I really thought of my situation. This time last year, I was able to walk 6 miles easily and now I can’t. I walked slowly across to the pond. I saw a father teaching his young daughter how to walk. It was such a beautiful scene that tears welled up in my eyes. I stood and watched for a while. I thought maybe I needed to take baby steps to recovery and stop putting so much pressure on myself. Who knew a little toddler and her father, who I have not had the pleasure of meeting, would be the teacher of today’s life cleanse lesson.
The above photo was taken while at the pond. Somehow I felt better after leaving the pond. As I started the car and headed for home, I began to smile to myself.