Sunday, March 8, 2009

A Walk to Remember!



Yesterday after a wonderful time of baby-sitting I came home and spent some time in the bloggy world, and like I said, yesterday was a beautiful Florida day. It seemed like everyone was outside enjoying the day. Spring is definitely on it's way. Then something or someone (I'd like to believe it was someone) told me to go for a walk. I haven't been on a walk in a long time but I just had the urge. So I got ready and got my i-pod in hand to keep me company, but little did I know, I was going to have even better company. Come to find out my i-pod was not charged, and I REALLY don't like going without my i-pod but I went anyway. And so the story begins. (As soon as I got home I sat down and joted down my thoughts so I wouldn't miss any of it. I always get excited when I have something of substance to share).

So there I am on my way and here's how it went:

* I saw a cat basking in the son (reason for that spelling :o)) and licking itself, there was nothing profound here, but just thought wouldn't it be something if he created me as an animal, haha!!!

* I saw children laughing and carrying on and screaming playfully and thought to myself, I really hope they enjoy this time because little do they know what adulthood brings and the responsibilities that come with it. I couldn't help but think to myself also that if I knew then what I know now, I would have laughed and carried on a little more when I was younger.

* I saw a woman riding her bike and reminded me that we're constantly riding in a race. In a race to reach that finish line that God has prepared for us and that we'll be working our whole lives to work towards that finish line because at the end it holds the ultimate price, eternal life with him. I think he wanted to REALLY stress this point because the lady passed me a gazillion times, lol, and she always said hello :o)

* I walked by our pool that we have in the gated community we live in and couldn't believe it wasn't being used by one single person. If I surely hadn't felt so strongly about taking a walk I definitely would have found myself there. I sure am glad I took that walk though.

* We have a few ponds where I live and as I walked by them I noticed how dry and depleted they were. Another reminder that winter is ending and spring is on it's way and that with spring we can be rejuvenated again in him and be filled with new water that will quench our thirst for him and the things of him.

* I was sweetly reminded of my wonderful friend Samantha who I previously mentioned (and also lives in my neighborhood), and thanking God for this sweet new friendship he is forming between us, and they were not home at the time but took a minute to pray over she and her husband and their home.

* I came across people outside reading and I personally LOVE to read. And it's so wonderful how books can allow us to escape reality, even for just a little bit, and we can step into the shoes of a character but when we put the book down we're dumped right back into reality to resume our roles, and we're uniquely our own and we're given this life and our life alone, and for that we should be thankful and even grateful when we're going through hard circumstances, and it might not be so easy for those who don't have a personal relationship with the Lord, but for those that do, for this we should be grateful.

* I walked by the home of where a young man recently committed suicide by hanging himself outside while here visiting family and was just praying that as a life ended that another life began where he was walking side by side with Jesus. I just pray he had Jesus in his heart. What a sad situation.

* Everytime I walked at a certain spot along my path I was smelling this most beautiful fragrance, I have no clue what it was and I looked around to see if I could find where it was coming from, but no luck. I think it was God's gift to me, to let me know that spring is coming to my life and to always leave a beautiful fragrance along my path I walk in this life of mine.

I firmly believe that I was not walking this walk alone! Would you agree?

So have you taken a walk lately? I would suggest no i-pod. To think that if I was listening to it, I would have missed all of this. Coincidence? I think not!!

I'm looking out the window and it's another gorgeous Florida day. Just might take another walk!

And I always have loved the movie "A Walk to Remember"! :o)

16 comments:

Jordan said...

LOVE this post! You really think things through & look to a more profound meaning than just the obvious points. I wish I lived in a community like that but unfortunately I don't. There's no where for me to walk to see & think of all those things. =[ I wish there was though! I wish it was a beautiful sunny day in Michigan but unfortunately it's rainy and dreary. The kind of day that makes you want to lay on the couch escaping into another world through a book or watching a good movie ;-]

Have a great day!

Jennifer said...

We would be the bestest of friends if you lived near me! :) I do this on a weekly basis when it's nice outside. And I think like that too. Kind of freaked me out because I thought I was the only one.

Mr. and Mrs. In Training said...

LOVE THIS POST! :) I had just laced up my tennis shoes to go for a run outside before checking the blog world. And you've just inspired me to leave my ipod at home :)
Have a blessed Sunday!

Carpoolqueen said...

I felt like I walked with you. And how neat that you were listening and watching around you instead of stuck in your own head.

Niki said...

What a great walk you had! Wish I could have experienced it too!

LovesTooSing said...

That was so adorable, I might take a walk today now.

Kim said...

What a lovely post! I felt like I was on the walk with you! I'm glad you had such a wonderful, spring-like day! I hope you're having another one today!

Rebecca Jo said...

How profound! You are so right- to sit & watch the innocence of children playing... hope that it remains a long time with children...

You most definitely weren't alone on that walk!

Holly said...

Those are some interesting thoughts!
Sometimes I think I'd quite like to be a cat, especially my cat, who is very well fed and rather spoilt. :)

Shauna said...

I am new here! What an awesome blog! Hope you are having a great weekend!

Kelsey said...

This was such a lovely post, Lauren!! Thanks for sharing about the walk you took with the Lord. It was a great reminder to really enjoy the world around us.

Shauna said...

P.S. I am following your blog too!
♥ Hugs :)

Jacquie said...

What a great way to take a walk!

Kaitlyn said...

I needed this post. I needed it so much! Loved it :) I may have to take a walk myself!d

Loree said...

Funny, I went for a walk yesterday, the first time since November, it was a windy day but the sun was shining. I enjoyed it too. it's nice to be alone with your thoughts.

Spicy Magnolia said...

Loved this post...such an example of keeping your eyes fixed on Jesus. blessings!