Saturday, March 5, 2011

Simple Joy

There's absolutely nothing like an early morning walk.  I love the cool, invigorating air; the birds; the sky; and just the way it makes me feel glad to be alive (not to mention the exercise)!  Somehow, though, without a walking buddy it's hard to have the discipline to take time for myself like that.   I think of all the things I have to do for everyone else, my agenda fills up, and I figure I'll squeeze a walk into my afternoon somewhere...maybe! 

I'm walking along the sidewalk with Alfie; he's looking up at me

Why is it so easy to put off doing something you know is good for yourself?  That's the great thing about Alfie: he gives me motivation to get out there first thing in the morning, totally guilt free.  Good dog.

5 comments:

Amanda said...

Dogs are so good for their people! With that said, Kyle and I are off on a walk. :)

Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I agree 100%!! I need the multi-tasking that dog walking brings into the mix. I can't make time for just ME--it's gotta be for something or someone else, too!

Becky said...

One of the many benefits of a dog!

Lisa, Ellie and Hosta said...

Oh, aren't walks with the dog the most awesome thing ever? Therapeutic, fun and just plain invigorating. I love the photo and how he has such focus on you! I bet Alfie is overjoyed to be home!!!

Rudy - The dog with a blog said...

Walks are awesome!
Rudy always enjoys it, when I take him for a 2 mile walk (almost... everyday).
But it is for sure, very easy to put things off, and not get time for them later!
Love the picture, glad to hear Alfie is doing good!

Rudy's Raiser