Why is it
that we sometimes put off doing those things
that enrich our lives so much
on so many different levels?
I find myself feeling incredible guilt when I leave home.
In the last few years, I have only left home twice without my children.
I am a full-time, always-on-call parent.
I know what it’s like to be left behind.
That is not a feeling I want my kids to have.
So, I just don’t go away.
Even …. for a few hours …
which is totally dumb.
I have had some health issues this past year.
And I have had some minor joint discomfort for years.
So, I put off exercise.
Once I get out of the habit, it takes me a bit to get moving again.
Thanks to a friend’s determined persuasion,
I went out yesterday morning.
I went to the Savannah River and Augusta Canal to walk and run the dirt path.
And this morning, my blood pressure is down …. WAY down ….
after just ONE morning spent out with running shoes on and my spirit open to creation.
This morning, I am reminded
that a Sunday morning well-invested
can make a Monday very happy.
What activities nurture your soul? Feed your spirit? Invigorate your being?