Sunday, July 11, 2010

A Walk with Angels

Joan's blog about first's (sorry I don't know how to link it here yet) provided the motivation to add to the #temt blog. Blogging is very new to me and I'm excited to start on this learning adventure!

Today's walk was with ANGELS. There is a cemetery close to my house. On my usual walk I go right past the cemetery but have always stayed on the busy avenue. The cemetery has looked peaceful and inviting, but I've never ventured past the gates. Today I did. Within a few steps I was away from the speeding cars & honking horns and walking along beautiful tree lined paths. My walk barely even touch all of the grounds. As I walked I read the name's on tombstones. Many names conjured memories of friends, family and coworkers. I doubt there is any relationship to the deceased and my memories. The name "Larsen" reminded me a long time friend. We've know each other for nearly 40 years. The name "Evans" brought back memories of one of my favorite teachers. This list could go on and on.

Walking in this cemetery was a first for me. I've longed to find a path near my home that wasn't on busy streets. A wonderful spot was there all along. Today "two roads diverged in a wood, and I - I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference." (R. Frost)

This Twitter group has made all the difference for me right now. I've struggled with my weight and lack of motivation to exercise for a long time. Recent life-events have added to my stress. This group as well as just finding "Twitter" and developing a PLN/PLE (I'm new to all the terms and formalities) is just what I needed! THANK YOU!!!

(I'd like to include one other picture ... but I'm not sure how! Maybe I can in a post to this entry?) Remember ... this is a first for me. Learning is Growing (the name of my soon to be ... someday in the future ... BLOG.)

(Just figured out how to add 2nd picture!)


  1. Kathy! Loved your post! This is all new for me, and I'm learning too. I'm so excited about #temt.
    Learning is growing, love that quote!
    I guess that the power of "Twitter Excercise Motivation Team" is much stronger than we thought it was.
    I'm so happy to be part of it!

  2. Kathy,
    What a wonderful first post! Thank you so much for sharing your story. I am really happy that we are providing each other great support and motivation here. Stressful life events are so powerful in pulling away from our goals of taking care of ourselves. Let me know if you need help with anything on the blog :-) I am sure you can go back and just click the pic icon to add another picture on the post. Congrats on your first post!

  3. Nice job with your post. Walking in the cementary can be a way to be spiritually renewed. To reflect on your life and look forward to the future. Good luck on your exercise commitment.