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Confessions of a realistic pollyanna

As many of you know, April has been a slow moving month for me. I somehow managed to hurt my knee. In the end it was determined I have strained my ACL ligament. Luckily no surgery is needed to heal. It just takes time.

Normally I walk 10,000 steps a day. Experts say if we do that we have a better chance of remaining healthy. My apple watch keeps track of my steps and tells me that over the past year I walked an average of 10,527 steps per day. In April, I did not come close to that. I averaged just over 6400 steps a day. And I feel the difference. I am more lethargic in the mornings. It takes longer for me to go to sleep at night. I look forward to getting back to my regular walking routine soon.

For those of us without physical challenges, we begin to walk when we are toddlers. Our first steps are very tentative. We fall. We have to pick ourselves up and try again and again. We want to walk forward to grab the ball, but we clumsily walk and fall take a very circuitous route to get there. But eventually succeed. We are able to walk and grab the ball in the most direct way. In our lives we will take millions of steps. Some people will make giant leaps, like Neil Armstrong did when he walked on the moon. Others tread very lightly. Yet none of us ever remain still. We all keep moving.

I think life is often like making steps. Often times when we are called to make a decision about something, our steps are tentative. We make mistakes. We fall down a lot. We have to try over and over again. Only after such trial and error can we possibly make our goal. The important thing when we fall is to brush ourselves off and try again. blessings.

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