Whenever I’m feeling overwhelmed or sad I go for a walk. Sometimes I walk around my neighborhood. Sometimes I explore streets and places I’ve never been to. I just walk and walk, and walk some more. Until all that overwhelms me disappears with my footsteps. Sometimes I listen to music. Other times I listen to the sounds of life around me. Sometimes I take pictures with my camera. Other times with my mind.
Walking helps me find beauty in simple things. In myself and in the beauty around me. To feel my legs carrying the weight of my footsteps as I walk until there are no more steps to take. Walking clears the mind and let’s oxygen enter my soul.
So don’t stay in the darkness of your room when you are feeling down. Get up and go outside and breathe in the fresh air, look up at the sun or sit under the stars. This world has beauty in it. Open your mind to it and your eyes will naturally follow.
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