daily blessings

A blog created to show how much I am blessed each day.

Friday, October 27, 2006

Walking in the Rain

It is a rainy day in the neighborhood but that didn't stop me from doing something that I do each day...walking! I just pulled out my Wally-World umbrella and off I went. I have done this daily for a number of years (even when I worked, I would get up at 5:30 and off I would go) and it is one of my biggest daily BLESSINGS! Yes, it is great exercise and I do need that but it goes a lot deeper than that. This is my time to communicate with God, enjoy His beautiful world, and sort things out as I start my day. As I go down the mountain, I thank God for all of my blessings and the wonderful things going on in my life, and then when I come back up the mountain, I seek His wisdom and ask Him to be in charge of my day, going with me each step of the way. This seems like a one way conversation and it is, in that He doesn"t communicate with me the way you would. I can't hear His words spoken to me out loud but I do know that He is listening and that my life is BLESSED by starting my day this way.

20 Comments:

Blogger Jody said...

Hello Nancy,
I get to be first today. =) Your blog looks familiar {wink}...looks like you have quite the following already. So good to have more positive outlooks for people to see in life. Have fun with your blog...and see ya around, I'm sure. Thanks for reading Nitty.Gritty. Have a great weekend!

12:12 PM  
Blogger Morning Glory said...

I admire people who can get up early and walk like that. I'm such a non-morning person.

12:36 PM  
Blogger Mrs. U said...

Lovely post. Sounds like you live in a wonderful area for outdoor walking. I have my trust treadmill and am thankful for that "quiet time" to talk with the Lord, too. :)

His,
Mrs. U

1:07 PM  
Blogger Christine R said...

i do a spin class in the mornings and for that hour I'm pushing myself physically but also thinking, thinking about things that require the deep thinking! Have a great weekend!

1:41 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

What a beautiful post! What a great way to start your day. Thanks for visiting my BLOG! :)

2:32 PM  
Blogger Sue said...

Nancy,
I'm glad to see we also share a love of walking because we walk every day too! I know we're especially blessed to have our good health and the energy to do this every single day!

3:56 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I used to walk every day, every day. But the ankle I sprained over 2 years ago is giving me fits. So I go to the gym and do whatever I can. I have to exercise! I do miss the fresh air, though.

5:08 PM  
Blogger Teeny Tiny cabin said...

I feel the same way you do about walking Nancy! I love my daily walk and prayer time with the Lord, but I have been grounded for awhile due to a bruised bone injury sustained after stepping on a nail a month ago. I still try to walk, cause I miss it so, but end up limping for two days afterwards. I need to be patient.

7:24 PM  
Blogger Rosie said...

Thanks for looking at my chaos site! My Mom has been a walker forever! She often says that if she could have a tape recorder in her brain she would have volumes and volumes. She has always said that it was her "therapy". When she just needs to breathe she goes for a walk. Lets keep looking for blessings!

8:10 PM  
Blogger It's a FLIP-FLOP World said...

Wow...up at 5:30 in the morning!! It is still dark then. People should still be sleeping then. That is wonderful though that you can do that and it does give you time with God...what a blessing for you..one that I am missing out on for sure! I just go to curves (in the daylight) and I do enjoy that a lot...Have a great Saturday

7:45 AM  
Blogger Pamela said...

What a wonderful way to have a share a little peaceful and inspirational time with God. I am impressed that you are disapplined, and have stayed the course for so many years and with mountains, to boot! lol We are flat here in Florida. hehe! I need to get back at it.

7:30 PM  
Blogger K :) said...

Your insight is inspiring. Think I'll take a walk tomorrow and while I do,I plan to think about my parents and how much I treasure them. Love your blog. Thanks for stopping by mine.

11:41 PM  
Blogger Josie said...

I love walking too. I don't own a car so I walk everywhere. It is a very good time for meditation and observing the world around you. I see things that most people never even notice.

Cheers,
Josie

1:09 PM  
Blogger Dawn said...

I found Maryam! Have a look.

7:22 PM  
Blogger NMOTB said...

I really admire you for getting up and going walking even in the rain! I have been threatening to start jogging for so long now and each time I think I will start then I put it off again - best I start jogging again, huh? lol

3:41 PM  
Blogger linda t said...

It's FINALLY cool enough here for me to start up walking again! I have missed being outdoors.
And do you know when I'm the happiest??... when it's RAINING!!! I LOVE RAIN... and walking in the RAIN!
You had a blessed morning for sure!

8:53 PM  
Blogger patterns of ink said...

Now that I see Jodi's picture at the top of this thread, I realize how a new friend in NC found my blog. The title of your Daily Blessings blog prompted me to dust off an old family story. I posted it tonight 10-30-06:

http://patternsofink.blogspot.com/2006/10/little-lessons-learned.html

11:24 PM  
Blogger Jen said...

What a neat post! Those are gorgeous flowers. :-)

12:42 PM  
Blogger kpjara said...

I love to walk and I love to do the prayer/meditation thing as well...though I don't know about down AND UP the mountain!

You go girl!

2:15 PM  
Blogger Cris said...

I am usually driving to work at 5:30 in the morning. That's pretty much when I talk to Him too is when I am alone in my car. Seems like that's when I get the most alone time with having three girls around. It's great getting to spend time with God and I am glad to see that you were enjoying a little bit of that time with Him as well. Have a great day!

8:32 PM  

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