Saturday Thoughts?

This morning, I woke up early, and decided I wanted to go for a walk. I normally walk on weekend mornings, but haven’t in a while bc I want to sleep in, we have lots to do, you know, all the excuses we all make to not have to workout. But this morning, I was feeling really good and made up my mind that I was going! I get dressed, grab my ear buds, head out the door, and oh my! It was freezing and windy. I didn’t know where my ear warmers were and I don’t like my ears to get cold. Then it hit me, it rained for a week straight. Not only do I live on a dirt road, but my driveway after it rains is a swamp. So to avoid walking through water I would have to walk along the raised edges like on a balance beam, but the balance beam has thorns for edges. I stood in my yard for a minute, almost second guessing my walk. Thinking of how difficult and uncomfortable it was going to be. I was cold, didn’t want to get wet, or torn up by thorns. All for what, 30 min of cardio. Oh the excuses started rolling in. But I ended up pushing them aside and going anyway. Once I got clear of the driveway and out on the road, it was beautiful. The dogs were running full speed chasing each other, the wind wasn’t near as bad as it was in my yard, and the walk itself was so refreshing and enlightening. My point to all of this is, how many times do we give up on something we want to do all because it looks difficult or its uncomfortable at the moment. We give up so quick because we don’t want to face a little obstacle. No, I wouldn’t have lost anything if I didn’t go on my walk this morning, but, I wouldn’t have realized that all it takes is a little push from the lord to cross the obstical to do something I want to do. We just have to listen and trust! Happy Saturday!

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Mandy Vinson

I am Mandy Vinson and I am a singer/songwriter, author, blogger, and on occasion and dabble into poetry. I am a wife, a mother of two children and a child of God. My hobbies include playing games with my kids and spending time with my family, being outdoors, writing, playing guitar, and singing.

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