Last week my friend Kathleen and I walked along the Struve Slough in my hometown of Watsonville on the central coast of California. It was one of those lovely days when everything seemed ‘right.’ The temp was warm but not too warm. The breeze wafted through the shrubs and trees. The trail led us up and down the beautiful landscape–just enough to exercise our legs and pump our hearts. Birds dipped in and out of the water supply after the plentiful rains we’d been blessed with over the previous weeks. It was a day when you could see for miles and miles. I didn’t want it to end, but alas, all good things . . .
We capped off our time together with soup and salads and conversation. Such simple things–a walk with a dear friend, a hearty lunch, and the joy of simply being.
In light of all that is going on in the world today, how important it is to take time to walk and talk with those we love. I remember an old song reminding us that the best things in life are free.
What are some of the best things in your life and how do you spend your leisure time?
“The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.”
~ Eleanor Roosevelt