WALKING AROUND THE LAKE
So I’ll admit it. Sometimes its hard to get myself motivated to exercise. I have the same argument with myself each time: that I’m too tired or I don’t have enough time or some other empty excuse. The good news is that I’ve been around this block enough times to know that in the end I’ll get myself out the door and be glad I did. Today was no different. I needed a little extra juice to make sure I didn’t miss any of the pleasure of my walk so I put in my headphones and turned up the volume on my Ipod. What a difference music makes. In a few short minutes I wasn’t focused on how hot it was outside or how many times I had to stop while my dog made another aromatic pile, but rather on the rhythm of the melodic voices I was fortunate enough to hear. Music transports us to another time and place. It fills us up when our batteries are running dry and beckons us to see the good in life around us. I’m so grateful for the gift of music.