February 13th – My Path is Peace

When I retired, I started to walk – a lot. I started walking in an effort to improve my health, but I found other benefits. One of the best of these benefits was that I found it particularly calming. As I walked my favourite path in Patricia Park, I thought of it as my path to peace. After months and miles of walking, I was at a place where I felt that wherever I was, peace was my path.


  • Update 2022
  • I have found the path of peace quite easy and pleasant and have managed to generally stay my course.
  • I have drifted over to and even straddled the paths of love, happiness, hope and faith. That was nice.
  • I have occasionally zigged left, when I should have zagged right and have found myself on the paths of fear, resentment, anger, or the like. They were unpleasant, so I returned to my path of peace.
  • I have been drawn to a sparkly path, alit with party lights, and decorated with balloons and streamers. I soon realized that this festive path was a meandering pity party filled with blame games and that it would take me nowhere. I returned to the path of peace.
  • I have stumbled on the horrific paths of hate and righteousness. I did not last long on those paths. They were too exhausting!
  • I have learned that life is filled with paths, some hard, some easy, some better, some worse. You have to pick your paths carefully and you have stay alert – because as simple as it is to get sidetracked, getting back on track is seldom as easy as it seemed it would be.
My path of peace πŸ•ŠοΈ
That’s an ugly one 😳
That one could lead to something sketchy πŸ₯΄
Dead end β˜ƒοΈ
Confidentially walking the straight and narrow πŸ™‚

That’s it for today. Take care and have a great day!


30 thoughts on “February 13th – My Path is Peace

  1. Walking is really good for you, but it must be tough in winter. There is an older guy that walks my entire neighborhood for several laps each day. I admire that!

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  2. There are so many benefits to walking and spending time in nature. Glad to hear you’ve found a path that brings you peace and quiet. I should do more walking in the winter, but it’s always such a struggle to motivate myself to step out in the cold!

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  3. Great post and the path photos were a good addition to your words. You are right about choosing our paths. Walking is something I need to do more of. You are an encouragement to me Anne.

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  4. Good call. I went outside for a walk yesterday and nearly slipped on some ice. The issue is that we had mild weather and rain one day last week, which made a lot of the snow melt and then freeze overnight. I think I’ll stick to the indoors for now as well.

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  5. Every day – that’s my mental health take stock and find mindfulness. So glad I have big dogs that force me out the door no matter what the weather. Great lessons inside your post. Bernie

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