Week two! 50 miles on foot and bike so far and we are loving life. Leah said to me this week, "Mama, you know why I love walking so much? I do because we get to really see things. You don't see things in a car mama. Out here, we notice everything." Yep, that's my amazing little miss sunshine and she's right.
One thing, that I have made a mental note about when traveling without a car, always carry some money and an empty backpack because inevitably I am near a store and think to myself, doh! if I only brought my wallet.
Lists are becoming essential too. I think I underestimated how easily and frequent those trips back to the store for that forgotten item occurred with a car. Efficiency is my new friend.
Thought about any new ways to BE LOCAL in your community yet? The forms of giving are countless. I have talked to friends this week that are on the cusp of commitments of their own. I cannot wait to hear what they are! Share good people! Maybe your commitment is what someone else needs to read to feel inspired. It's almost a new year, a perfect time to resolve to be an active participant in your community's vitality. Each and every step we take, no matter how small, makes a difference.
Have a joyous week friends. Remember how blessed you are and share thanks.