Out the Door

What happens when you mix a bright, sunny fall day with a To Do list that was started who-knows-when?   If you said, the To Do list remains on the desk and the composer of the list is out the door, you are right! 

What is it about a beautiful day that causes us to abandon our good intentions in favor of a brief outing that will soon be a memory? 

Let’s compare the 2 choices.

1. A wonderous, perfect weather day that does not happen all that often  VS  a To Do list that will be there until I tackle it.

2. A walk outside with a chance of seeing the 14 turkeys again that were in the field this morning VS a dust rag inside with a chance of moving dust mites to a new location

3. Breathing in the fresh air on a crisp morning VS smelling the window cleaner as I look outside while I clean

4. Hearing the crunch of newly fallen leaves as I kick a path through their ground cover VS listening to the morning news as I do the dishes

5. Testing out my new walking shoes VS running around the house in my scrubby clothes

Perhaps I should add “Take a walk outside” to my To Do list.   I could check it off and know that I accomplished something when I return from my outside adventure.

I can still hear the turkeys in the field.  My new shoes feel just right.  I’ll grab a light jacket on my way out the door.   And my To Do list will be right where I left it when I come back.

Leaving now for a breath of fresh air ~


About Alice Maxin

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