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Walking in Springtime

spring, springtime, smells, walks, walking, fresh air, seasons

I’m not the most motivated person when it comes to using my gym membership – I’ll admit that right up front. But every year around this time I’ll open the window and catch a whiff of spring. That’s all it takes. It happened again today – that smell of spring filled my house and I had to leave. Not because I don’t like it – I count it as my very favourite smell off all and look forward to it each year. No, I left to get more of it. That smell signals the day I get out and walk for the shear joy of filling my body with sunshine and fresh air. The stresses that had been tormenting me became strangely quiet. I just know I’d be at the gym more if they could somehow capture this pleasure.

The window of opportunity for these walks is very short. A precious few weeks from now it’ll be too hot. In the fall this pleasure is repeated – but, again, for just a few weeks.

I do enjoy the changing seasons. There’s nothing so beautiful as the sight of fresh fallen snow covering everything around. Summer has it’s own pleasures and for me most of them should be somewhere near the water or an evening fire pit with friends. These are all great, but today was the day I walked for joy. After a long season of closed windows and stale air, today I filled my lungs and body with new life. January 1st is not the day I decide to make changes. For me that day always comes that first warm day in spring when I open the windows.
Published: 2007-03-21
Author: Leanna Hoos

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Leanna is a freelance writer specializing is lifestyle writing. She retired from a career as a Registered Practical Nurse and now holds a BA in Mass Communication. She is the mother of three grown children. For more information check out

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