Today was a cold January day, I woke up with a horrible migraine, the first bad one in about a year. If my daughter didn't have a doctors appointment, I am not sure I would of made it out of bed today. (That would of been a first in over 5 years). As you all know, if you have kids, the world doesn't stop for you to get better and rest (thank you migraine medicine)!!
After running to the doctor and going to pick up a script at the pharmacy, I thought, I can't wait to get home and warm up and not go outside the rest of the day.
When I got home, I forgot something in the car and I ran out to get it. The sun felt so warm on my face and body, even though it was a chilly day. I went back in the house and I told my daughter, "We just have to go out for a walk, bundle up and lets go." She fought me for a moment and said something about her favorite TV show and I said "TV is not more important then fresh air and exercise." She seemed to agree and got dressed to go.
I said it would be a quick 20 minutes and we will be back. One hour later we came back from our walk, refreshed, our souls warmed from the bright sun! We enjoyed our walk and each other. I smiled and watched her and was happy to see her running around the park as I admired her young spirit and sense of adventure. We stopped and commented on the ducks and how they were probably cold. We stopped and listened to all the sounds around us, the birds talking, the distant airplane in the sky, the kids playing at the local school playground and dogs barking. We found a new rock to paint for our rock collection and we even met a nice lady with a five year old grand daughter in NY. We laughed, held hands and I took in the most precious time of my day.
Thank you sun for inspiring me to go out and enjoy the day, you created a nice memory for me and my daughter.
What I learned: when something inspires you - act on it, even a bad day can turn out good, make the most of everyday.
What we shared: quality time together, learning about nature, sounds and birds, fresh air is good for you even if it is cold out (as long as your dressed for it). Have an inspiring tomorrow! All of my best, Dyan