I just went for a lovely walk across summer-dry creeks and through tree-lined parks. It feels so good to have the temperatures drop from the record-setting heat wave we've had recently, and to begin my day with heart-pumping vigor!
When I started my walk, I thought that I could be doing other things with my precious time. But then I asked myself what I could be doing for that forty minutes or so that was better than what I actually was doing, and I couldn't think of anything. Yes, I could be blogging or studying medical billing or reading Ken Wilber. But I could do those things afterwards, and probably do them better than if I didn't clear away the mental cobwebs with a good, brisk walk in the gentle morning sun and soothing breezes.
The farther and faster I walked, the more exhilarated and grateful I felt to be doing what I was doing, and as I sit here now, the cooling sweat glistening on my skin, I'm a happy man. Even when I hear President Bush keep saying "nucular" in a news conference he and Prime Minister Blair are conducting. What does it tell us about Bush that he keeps saying "nucular" when he must surely know by now that it's a mispronunciation? Is he proud of sounding ignorant?
Right now, I don't care. I feel happy and hungry, and I have much to do after I eat.
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