The universe continues to speak… Signs are everywhere!
Our family participated in Denver’s Heart Walk this weekend and I came upon a sign that read:
It struck me that walking has shaped my life over the years…
Long ago, in a flurry of overtime and imbalance, a mentor recommended that I conduct client meetings over a walk in the sunshine. It seemed pretty unconventional. I wasn’t sure if clients would be keen on the idea. I learned quickly that many of us are swept away in the busy-ness of life, and that most individuals welcome the opportunity to take conversations outdoors. The concept lead to an increase in my productivity (read $$) and the ability to dive deeper with my professional contacts. Who knew?!
Over the years, I’ve tried to incorporate the concept into my personal life. Many times it is tempting to say “let’s do lunch” or “let’s meet for drinks…” Both of these ideas are wonderful. However, they take a toll on the budget and the waistline.
When attempting to catch up with friends, I often suggest that we meet for a walk. I’ve worn tread many times catching up on family news, celebrating births/marriages, supporting a friend with an ill parent, or allowing myself to vent over some stress in my own personal life. There’s something life-giving about fresh air and movement.
The sign from the Heart Walk is a great reminder of this beautiful, yet simple gift. Summer is here. I’ve walked with three different friends recently. Days, weeks, months, and years can all pass… but we catch up quickly.
Sharing life… one step at a time.
Is there someone you’ve been meaning to reconnect with? Summer is here, take that step today!