Thursday, January 19, 2012

Taking Care of the Winter Soul

When I arrived at the local park to walk last week, two of these ladies pictured above were talking to a third. By the time I finished my walk, they had talked to two other different women -- a 40 + minute chat!

Guess the days of talking over the fence to neighbors and friends are over and have been replaced by small get-togethers in other places. To that I say, Hooray!

They picked a beautiful day to be out in their shiny new walking shoes, and even the cool winds that always blow through the park did not deter them from catching up with each other.

In the background you can see an elf light display, part of the huge holdiay light show the park puts on every year. These days the county workers are tearing it down and packing it away till next fall when the process begins again.

If you have the opportunity, I hope you will walk outside today, taking advantage of whatever outdoor light January has to offer. And if you run into an old friend or neighbor, stop for a chat. Both experiences are good for the winter soul.

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