When I’m out walking my dog, I find myself reflecting. I do this several times during the day. I reflect on how I’m feeling. I ask myself, am I happy? and lately the answer has been yes. I’m happy, I’m content.
What is interesting is this the type of reflection that some of my getting over cancer programs was trying to get at. The idea is living in the day and checking in each day. I didn’t get it. Now that I have a dog that needs to be walked several times a day, I get it.
Hitting the seven year mark really made a difference.
Moving back to Canada made a difference.
Spending time with my friends makes a difference.
Knowing that I don’t have to go to the beach alone, or go for a hike alone. I have multiple people I can call who often enjoy spending time out at the beach or as is the case for today out for a ski.
I got out for a 6km ski today. That might not sound impressive, but given that we don’t have groomed trails, it was pretty good. The weather was spectacular. My puppy dog follows along behind me or runs ahead, frolocking in the snow. It is such a joy to watch. A friend joined me, so we spent the entire time talking while skiing. I couldn’t have asked for a better way to spend my afternoon.
I wanted to write this so that anyone reading my blog knows – it is possible to get back to that place of happiness.