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40 Days ’til 40: Keep Walking

12 Jan

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We all want progress, but if you’re on the wrong road, progress means doing an about-turn and walking back to the right road; in that case, the man who turns back soonest is the most progressive. ~ C.S. Lewis

Everywhere is within walking distance if you have the time. ~ Steven Wright

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.  She’s ninety-seven now, and we don’t know where the hell she is. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

I am a walking piece of art every day, with my dreams and my ambitions forward at all times in an effort to inspire my fans to lead their life in that way. ~ Lady Gaga

Sometimes in life the message we must remember to tell ourselves is simple… keep walking.  It is a message that we all need to hear from time to time.  One foot in front of the other, digging deep when necessary, to find the energy to persevere.  At times, it is easy – and we skip forward full of joy and expectations, and at other times we move forward with a heavy heart.  It is all part of the cycle of life.

Today, 40 days ’til 40, I personally keep one foot in front of the other with the optimism that things will evolve as they should.

~400daystil40

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19 responses to “40 Days ’til 40: Keep Walking

  1. Long Life Cats and Dogs

    January 12, 2013 at 17:12

    Here’s wishing that you are on the right path and that things do, in fact, progress as they should.

     
  2. sapphospeaks

    January 12, 2013 at 21:25

    Happy 40 till 40!

     
  3. walkwiththerabbi

    January 13, 2013 at 04:04

    Hey – you stole the salutation of my book “The Walk” (thewalkbook.com). I’m truly honored – really!

     
    • 400daystil40

      January 13, 2013 at 22:13

      hehehe – and I did so without even reading it – does that mean great minds think alike?!?!

       
  4. Another Thousand Words

    January 13, 2013 at 05:28

    One foot before the other…and keep going! So much better than merely ‘hopping in place’, as many seem to do, 400! Love the capture of the snowy walk light…a subtle reminder to keep going!

     
  5. thelastsongiheard

    January 13, 2013 at 07:55

    I hear you… I’m walking…

     
  6. Lucianus Mauricius

    January 13, 2013 at 09:10

    One thing I’ll never understand is why we have to learn and keep moving forward though pain? Why is it that only in this manner we’re supposed to learn a life lesson? It would be so much better to learn through a positive experience than a negative, traumatic one. I don’t believe that pain is the best way to achieve knowledge and insight. A heavy heart is quite e burden for an already heavy mind, keep that in mind next time you feel these feelings.
    Moving forward one step in front of the other is simply survival, and survival is for animals not human beings.

     
    • 400daystil40

      January 13, 2013 at 22:11

      I suppose the issue is that once we are in a painful experience it is often too late to back up – we have to keep moving forward to learn and get out! I agree, it would be better to learn from the positive – sadly, I see that more people in life learn from pain (perhaps because they do not want to repeat it) than from pleasure… perhaps a stronger motivation???

       
      • Lucianus Mauricius

        January 14, 2013 at 05:51

        I’d rather have a stronger motivation from a positive experience than suffer and have to learn from pain. I don’t see the point of pain as means to make move forward. In my case, pain is what stops me in my tracks until I figure out a way to get out of the darkness and into the light.

         
        • 400daystil40

          January 14, 2013 at 23:13

          Me too – sometimes we do not get it, though.

           
  7. Marc Rosenblatt

    January 13, 2013 at 15:49

    I’m getting excited for you! All this time with a count down. I do hope that hitting 40 won’t be a let down for you. My mother died at 43 and I look forward to each day and really do not focus on one particular chronological year. I love my students and have a great time daily making my contribution to their lives. But, I will be there, from afar, to read of your conquest of age 40 and see how you feel about the achievement. Best wishes.

     
    • 400daystil40

      January 13, 2013 at 22:16

      Thank you, Marc! I have enjoyed the countdown! It is always fun to challenge ourselves to think and grow.

       
  8. Jennifer Stuart

    January 14, 2013 at 02:37

    I adore the CS Lewis quote. It really hit me hard. It’s amazing when you think about all the ways of growing. At my college graduation, the key speaker was a lady that walked across the U.S.

     
    • 400daystil40

      January 14, 2013 at 23:14

      Thank you, me too! Wow, what a great graduation speaker!

       

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