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Spritely Walking
by susan woolen
03/25/10
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Spritely Walking


Happy! Happy! Oh, boy! Oh, boy!

My beloved, eight- year old Huskie dog jumped a foot straight up from the floor and wagged her tail so fast it was a blur of tan and white fur. I had just said the four magical words. “Go for a walk!” Bella’s big, brown eyes gleamed at me with joy as I slid her leash over her fuzzy, wiggling body.

Bella never tired of going for walks, which made her a wonderful walking companion. I was ever so grateful for her spritely, joyful spirit. No matter the grey clouds, chilly temperatures, sunny, blue sky , Bella was always ready for a walk; and like her, I needed to learn to be spritely and happy about walking. I wouldn’t jump a foot in the air necessarily, but I needed to be more positive. Too often I just groaned and invented all kinds of excuses not to get the exercise that I seriously needed.

To lose weight had been a goal, as yet unaccomplished, for years. Most important though, I needed to look and feel my best to better be able to follow the path that Jesus had set for my life. I needed to rebuild my confidence. * Don’t make excuses, make good. Why couldn’t I be as happy to talk a walk like Bella?

The very day I resolved to exercise to lose weight, I ate a chunk of chocolate cake and six squares of rich fudge that someone had brought to work! My brain screamed failure! This would not do! **“You may delay, but time will not.” Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)

Johann Goethe, a famous German writer (1749-1832), wrote - “Take care of your body with steadfast fidelity. The soul must see through these eyes alone, and if they are dim, the whole world is clouded.” I didn’t want to live a “cloudy” life! There’s no joy in that. More importantly though, the Bible tells us “ to love others as we love ourselves.” ( 1 John 3:18) How can I truly love others if I’m uncomfortable and miserable in my own skin?

I felt over-whelmed. But I told myself that time moves on no matter what so I’d better resolve this exercise thing! According to the cartoon character Calvin, of Calvin and Hobbes , “ Day by day, nothing seems to change, but

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pretty soon…everything’s different.” Time was passing. I wanted my feet firmly planted on Jesus’ Path.

Bella’s going to be really happy now. It’s going to take a lot of hard work and lots of prayer, but Bella and I will be walking every day.





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** Benjamin Franklin (1706-1790)




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Laury Hubrich  05 Apr 2010
Hi Sue. I'm so proud of you to submit your story and now you're getting the beloved yellow boxes! Keep on writing and I'll cheer you on...
Yvonne Blake  05 Apr 2010
Smile...I like the picture of your dog bouncing up and down in anticipation for his walk. I understand your frustration. I go through the same thing. Nice thoughts. Keep writing!
Sunny Loomis  05 Apr 2010
Good job! Keep it up. Thw walking and the writing.
Marita Thelander  05 Apr 2010
Hi Sue, Welcome to faithwriters! It is a great place to grow adn stretch as a writer and good therapy for the soul. (Better than chicken soup) Hope the walking is going better than mine.
Renea Hamby 26 Mar 2010
Nice article. Even in putting these thoughts down in writing, I pray that it strengthen your resolve. Many of us fight this same battle. God Bless.




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