Jonathan and I–and Cocoa–are going for a longer walk than usual today.
Our intent is to begin today with a new standard: walk an hour a day, either alone or together (but almost always with Cocoa!).
We are both seeking to lose weight–Jonathan a little, me considerably more–so we are coupling this greater exercise with modifying eating habits. The truth is I have fallen off my pledge to not eat sweets. I am not sure I can go back to eating none, but I surely know I can, and must eat, fewer. I have been praying for help with this, and Jonathan’s determination to change things for himself feels like God’s answer.
The other, perhaps main, thing about the longer walk is that I get to spend more time with others–often Jonathan, usually Cocoa, and more to the point, always with God.
I used to think of walking by myself as a solo act, but over the past few years I have come to accept that I am never alone, and certainly not when I am walking. I nearly always have Cocoa, and often Jonathan. But with or without them, God is always with me.
In walking, I build my relationship with God. I become stronger spiritually–and physically. Lose weight; get closer to my husband, my dog, and my God–that’s all good.