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200-Word Stroll for 9/7/17: THE #1 THING ABOUT BEING A SILLY GOOSE

Posted by on September 7, 2017

If I could walk while drinking my 2nd cup, it would be the best of both worlds.  Yes, I know about sippy cups and travel mugs.  I swing my arms naturally, hands free, while I walk.

Image result for coffee and walkingWalking in the morning is healthy.  It

  • helps clear my head
  • offers 45-50 minutes of good exercise
  • lets me interact with other walkers and their dogs
  • triggers new writing ideas

Harrison Park’s pond welcomes ducks, geese and several cranes.  All are quacking up, stretching necks over cooler weather.  I observed 4 geese flying from one part of the park to another.

Four.

Image result for canadian geese flying gifThey were in echelon astern, honking attaboys to each other.  All that to fly, what?  A quarter mile?

A-HAH!

No matter who or what else they are or aren’t, geese do one thing in common:  they encourage each other.  Four or four hundred, it doesn’t matter.  They urge one another on, they swap positions and allow everyone the chance to lead, then rest while the next in line moves up.  Always – ALWAYS – encouraging!

Slow down, you move too fast . . .  you got to make the mornin’ last, just— kickin’ down the cobblestones . . .

No matter who or what else they are or aren’t, geese do one thing in common:  they encourage each other.

Stuff is happening in, to, and around you all the time.  Your choice of response makes all the difference.

Choose to be an encourager.  Look for ways to make that happen.

It may not change the stuff, but it will change your outlook.  You might just infect somebody else.

Oh, yes, you did, too, sing along with Feelin’ Groovy. 

© D. Dean Boone, September 2017

 

 

 

One Response to 200-Word Stroll for 9/7/17: THE #1 THING ABOUT BEING A SILLY GOOSE

  1. Carl Edwards

    Dan, you remember Steve Baxter, our parish priest. His words about your life were on this same line. He said the one question God was likely to ask you was “Have you been a person of encouragement to others?” Keep up the good work my friend.

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