There's a saying "busy hands, happy heart" which I totally agree with. I enjoy crocheting and crafting each and every day, but what about soul happiness? For that, I need quiet time -- which I am getting a lot of -- and I need to move. It hit me this morning. Enough is enough. I need to walk.
So with blue skies back and despite the heat (115 degrees), I drank a big glass of water and then headed out; something I haven't done since our walks in Sri Lanka a month ago.
Just down the street I was surprised to see a few moss roses since mine at home aren't blooming at all.
I spied this bunch of bougainvillea in three different colors blooming next to an empty lot.
Always nice to see that homeowners have created an oasis around their property when so many would rather build a bigger house than have any green space.
After 15 minutes of walking, I was already beginning to feel thirsty, but during Ramadan, drinking and eating in public is not allowed.
I was going to head home but got to thinking about all those people in desert countries who have to walk miles and miles just to retrieve a bucket of water. Do they have water to drink while they are making that trek every day?
So I pushed on a little further.
The sum of the whole is this: walk and be happy; walk and be healthy. The best way to lengthen out our days is to walk steadily and with a purpose.
I hope your week is off to a great start!