Heart to Heart 113

Count your blessings

I was out on one of my five mile walks that I do most days.  We are at 4000 feet elevation and there are some good hills in the walk.  My pace for each mile is just under fifteen minutes.  Today it was 90 degrees, so I burned a few calories.  My Map My Walk exercise app says I burn about 150 calories per mile and about 1800 steps.  The path of my walk takes me past gorgeous red rock formations.  A mile away is famous Bell Rock, standing tall.  I never listen to music while walking.  I don’t want to be distracted from being in the moment of all this beauty.  I also enjoy my body making the effort.  I am aware of my breathing and my sweating.  I am also conscious of my leg muscles and my feet and ankles.  I don’t want anything to interfere with this awesome feeling about being in this body.

I am so aware of how blessed I am.  To be living in a place of such incredible beauty and majesty. And I am healthy enough to do all this exercise at my tender age!  There are so many other things in my life that are so magnificent as well.  All of the members of my family.  The friends we have made throughout the years in different parts of the country.  Being married to my best friend and life partner. To have the time to get to do all the exciting things I do.  Wow, I am so blessed.

Right now the planet is a challenging place to be for so many people.  Most of us have been fortunate enough to live lives of relative comfort and prosperity.  What are your blessings?  Take some time each day to tune into what you have created and how blessed you are.  I believe it creates more.  What you focus on expands! May all the days of your life be filled with all your heart desires and more!  From my totally grateful heart to yours, Thomas