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Today was the first Saturday that we’ve had nice weather…about 65 degrees with a nice, light wind blowing. The sky is sunny with intermittent clouds so that the sun is not streaming directly down. The perfect day! The kind of day that kind of makes you want to clean. (KIND of…as much enthusiasm I can muster.) With the windows finally thrown open, nice, crisp wisps of air fill the house, cleansing it from the stale air that has remained all winter. Until this exchange of air happened, it had never occurred to me how stale I HAD been. Stuck in a rut. Rushing in the morning to work. Home from work tired. Dinner repetitive. Laundry never ending. No wonder my enthusiasm waned.
But today was a different story. Marie and I took the dog for a walk to the park. A walk with a lively step and an appreciation for the spring that has sprung. Buds everywhere. People raking leaves and washing windows. Children playing outside. Neighbors and strangers alike returning my smile and greeting. What a glorious, joyful day!

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Comments on: "It was a Walk in the Park" (35)

  1. Doesn’t a day like this just make life look better! So glad you didn’t waste it all cleaning. :)

  2. I know exactly how you feel! Strangers give me looks when I beam at the in the street haha!

  3. I spent the morning cleaning out winter’s funk… This afternoon, we are playing outside…. Me, hubby, and our two screaming, balls of joy. :D Thank you for sharing!

  4. It’s lovely to see and feel the warmth of the sun isn’t it. Puts a spring in the step and a smile on your face. Glad you enjoyed the day. :-)

  5. I LOVE it when spring finally breaks through winter. :)

  6. What a joyful post, I’m glad you’ve felt, heard and responded to the blessed song of Spring. Enjoy!

  7. Wonderful! It is so easy to get stuck on those ruts! We are at the other side of the seasons in Australia & going into winter. In fact I deliberately chose for us to have a holiday where we would experience the cold – we don’t really have much of a winter where we live – I’m sure you can think of nothing worse but we are LOVING it!!

  8. LOVE your blog; positivity will get you everywhere! :-)

  9. I Know! Isn’t it wonderful? I was in my garden today potting a few plants with the kids. Although tonight we might have FROST, so I put the pots in the greenhouse for the night. Fingers crossed they’ll be OK. We have all sorts of outdoor jobs to be done, but it’s so much easier when the weather is fine. :o)

  10. My coworkers I have been saying to each other. …have you been outside? It’s wonderful. Our grass is suddenly green!

  11. Sounds like a petfect day;)

  12. It’s funny how a beautiful spring day can make everything seem so much better­čî║

  13. It was like this on Friday here…today there is more snow :(

  14. Such a perfect day. So happy for you and your children. :)

  15. Some days you just need a walk outside to change your perspective.

  16. We’re having the same thing here! A summer day in April -in Seattle, no less! Woo Hoo!!

  17. Reblogged this on Souring With Autism and commented:
    Love this!

  18. I love those days.

  19. I found myself lost in the sweet story you were telling. Sounds so much like my daughter and son in law . All seven are adopted . Same basic background from birth parents. Six of our have same mother just came at different times.
    I could relate to some of the scenarios you gave .
    I look to reading your blog and sharing life.

    • Welcome! I find it interesting that six of their children have the same birth mother. God bless them for taking all six. My four youngest children have six or seven siblings also. It is amazing to me how prolific incapable birth mothers can be!

  20. Wow…I’ve just read several of your posts and now gone and purchased your book from the istore. Can’t tell you how much I admire you already!

  21. I by no means of the imagination would ever try to say I know what it is like to have 5 kids with disabilities. I dislike the word disability, since some people with disabilities have super abilities and are not disabled in that aspect. I am on the Autistic spectrum, so I can only tell you what it is like being on the spectrum. You may find my latest article about my first girlfriend who was also on the Autistic spectrum humorous http://aspergerssearch.wordpress.com/2014/04/17/autism-dating-my-first-girlfriend/

  22. Hello. I have been in love and in awe of your blog since the very first day I read it. I don’t know if you accept awards, but I nominated you for the Beautiful Butterfly Award. To view your award please visit my site. http://kimgosselinblog.wordpress.com/ If you choose not to accept, no worries. I am so proud of you. Blessings. :)

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