Saturday, July 30, 2016

Take a Walk

My wife told me to write this blog - Take a Walk.  Here it is:
One of the things we really like to do is take walks.  We've realized this is something that is very important to us.  See, we're really good at talking and communicating, but sometimes it helps to do so while taking a walk.  I'm not sure really why, but the physical activity plus talking works really well.

Taking a walk can be really vulnerable, because there's nothing to do.  All you can do is talk.  And, if you aren't talking, then you have to deal with the silence.  I highly recommend turning off your cell phone.  Frankly, it can almost feel scary - turning off that cell phone.  If you've got kids that may or may not be an option, but if you can create a situation where you can turn off your cell phone, then that's the best option.

Walks tend to bring out scary conversations like, "Can we talk about our dreams and our future?"  Whew!  Why can't we just be okay with right now? - this is what I am thinking when she asks this question.  But, the reality is that a walk is a great time to process through what's happening in life right now, as well as talking about what our hopes and dreams are for the future.

So, the next time you and your spouse are trying to think of something to do, instead of downloading a movie or driving to Red Box, try taking a walk sometimes.