The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.
For this week’s Daily Post photo challenge, Krista encourages us to think ahead to new horizons and New Year’s resolutions.
I don’t usually make resolutions on January 1st, because they tend to fall away by February or March and then I’m simply bummed and frustrated with a personal lack of dedication. This year, though, I’m going to be daring and hopeful that the Wisconsin winter isn’t frozen-tundra cold and snowy.
I intend to walk all winter long, from now until the first signs of glorious spring in March.
And then I’ll continue walking into summer.
This photo was taken on December 5th, on the Friendship Trail, when there was no wind and it was a balmy 30 degrees F. I had brought the necessary clothing to work and took off at a good pace during lunch time. I completed the normal two-mile distance that I can squeak into 30 or 40 minutes, depending on the willingness of pedestrian foot speed. Some days my feet crank and some days they saunter. Given the coolness of this winter day, the feet cranked.
And it felt good.
Now, if the frigid Arctic/Canadian cold and wind would go away, I could resume this resolution. Forecast calls for even colder weather next week, so I may have to pretend the treadmill at the gym is the Friendship trail and utilize the TV on the wall as my horizon.
Are you thinking of a New Year’s resolution or two? Looking forward to a new horizon in 2017? Or are you content to stay mute and see what happens next?