Time flies. It’s been a while since I’ve posted on here. The start of 2019 has been challenging for us, but we have continued with our walks when we’ve been able. Now, spring is here in full force and we are making up for the loss ground.
Yesterday, we walked 5.7 miles which is a great boost to our target. We are lucky to live in a village that is surrounded by beautiful countryside; venturing out across the fields is a soothing way to remove us from the daily sadness of coping with family illness. My father has suffered from Multiple Sclerosis for forty years and now faces the end of a long with Prostate Cancer. It’s at times like these my belief that we must make the most of the time we have with our loved ones comes full force into my thinking.
We each have a life to live. We each choose to take different paths and at times get lost along the way, but the constant is family. I’m lucky to have had the chance to talk to my father about his life and wrote a book for him, but for many it is different. The gap becomes wider, the bridge harder to build. As I reflect upon my life, I know there are times where I have been off course but now I am happy that I am where I need to be. I’ve lost the fear of trying something new, I’m ready to face new challenges and to encourage others to do the same.
As a closing thought, I’d like to ask you a question. When you get up in the morning do you race to get out of the door? Do you kick yourself for not remembering something? Did you mean to call someone to tell them you care? If your answer is yes, perhaps it’s time to slow down. It’s never too late to make changes and you may find it’s easier than you think.
That’s all for today. I hope you’ve had a lovely day wherever you are.