I woke up last Tuesday morning to a sky full of blue.
I pondered about what I was to do.
Children woke up early—rambunctious and vociferous.
Realized I needed to get a little adventurous!
Baby and toddler in tow, I took them in the stroller for an amble.
Running,running brings me such joy. It was worth the gamble.
A gamble? You ask. Why yes, see the sunlight causes the baby to be afraid.
Shade. An umbrella. Anything will suffice. Blessed be the stroller shade!
Running, running, running strong. Oh no!
I am running low. Low on energy. Low so low.
Doubt creeps in. Do I stop? Do I go on?
Fatigue. Weariness. My will power is failing.
I cross a genteel man sitting atop a rock—smiling
With a baby upon his lap.
His simple gaze allowed my to continue on the jogging lap.
Half point reached. Hooray! Ahead of pace.
About to pass the bus stop and there is a face.
A figure in red shirt and teal shorts. Hidden partially by the glow of dawn.
Looks like he donned a straw stitched hat. Don?
My thoughts wander thinking about his name.
By this time I have passed by the same
Genteel man with the baby upon his lap.
His kind smile I reply with a wave as I finish my last part of the lap.
Rounding the home stretch in kicks my mettle.
I refuse to settle
For anything less than a strong finish.
The unexpected joys sustained me. Never did I diminish.
I am grateful for the simple joys from that Tuesday morn.
When you are open to the little joys in life you will never be forlorn.