Walking at Walmart.
I love to walk and, since it’s so hot, we’re walking in the air-conditioning of Walmart. For those who don’t know, I have had four strokes and there were times I could not walk at all. So I’m grateful for my legs, for my balance (although I still need a walker or some other aid – like hubby!) and for my strength to walk.
When I was little, I hated walking, because my mom didn’t drive and we had to walk everywhere! On the way to a laundromat (because our washer was broken), I told her that my shoes hurt. She knew I wanted her to carry me, but in her lovingly sarcastic manner, she told me to take them off. Needless to say, I didn’t get picked up, and I didn’t take my shoes off, either. Pavement isn’t kind on little feet, and in Florida, it gets quite hot!
Walking at Winn Dixie
But now that I’m older and, hopefully, a little wiser, I have learned to appreciate what God blessed me with. And if I don’t use my legs, my muscles will atrophy. What a tragedy it would be if I wasted such a gift. How many people are there who wish they could walk? I would be such an ungrateful person!
So I walk. And love it. I love being able to get out and about. I love doing my own grocery shopping. I love to meet and greet people. And I hate having to depend on hubby more than necessary. I don’t ever want him to think I don’t appreciate him.
A bit blurry, but check out my walking shoes!
What kind of exercise do you like? How do you appreciate your gift of mobility?
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