4 Year Old Adventure

4 Year Old Adventure
5 Week Workout Challenge: Week 3, Day 4

The big kids went to the drive in with Grandma and Grandpa, so Princess and I decided to go on an adventure.  We went on a walk downtown and along the river.  It was the perfect evening for a walk and we had a lot of fun!

Princess LOVES going for walks.  She is a little outdoors girl.  If we could live outside, she would be so happy.  One of her favorite activities is camping.  She’s always asking me when we can go play outside together.  I let her lead us on this 4-year-old adventure.

I’m naturally a home body.  I love hiding inside.  I’m always looking for ways to motivate myself to go outdoors more because the outdoors are beautiful and they always make me feel closer to God.  Doing this exercise challenge has been a great way to do that.  I do love to explore new places too, but it’s nice to have a little girl who pushes me to do so.

I hope we’ve been inspiring you to get outdoors too if you are naturally a home body like me.  Exercise doesn’t have to be gruesome and horrible.  Getting outside, exploring the world and all of the wonders that God created for us to enjoy is fun and exciting.  The person who moves slowly on the trail is still moving faster than the person at home on their couch.  So get out there and get some fresh air!

Have we motivated you to get outside this week?  Do your kids love to go outside as much as my little outdoor girl?

5 Week Workout Challenge
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52 Project, Week 12: Reflection

52 Project, Week 12: Reflection

It was a foggy morning as I dropped Mr. Awesome off at school.  Princess and I ran home to grab my camera and went out looking for some awesome scenery.  We weren’t disappointed!

The world was clouded in a beautiful thick white haze.  The river was so misty that I could barely see the water beyond the shore.  Princess and I listened as a train crossed the bridge, so close, yet nearly invisible to us.  We continued to drive along the river, stopping at different spots in awe of the world, so different from its usual stark clarity.

As the fog began to dissipate, I pulled into a parking lot by a little lake.  The sun was weakly shining through the clouds.  I was worried it would burn off the vapor before I had a chance to hop from the car.  I think it worked in my favor.  If the fog had been thicker, I wouldn’t have been able to see the far trees.

Dictionary.com defines the word reflection as this:

1.the act of reflecting, as in casting back a light or heat, mirroring, or giving back or showing an image; the state of being reflected in this way.

2.an image; representation; counterpart.

3.a fixing of the thoughts on something; careful consideration.

4.a thought occurring in consideration or meditation.

5.an unfavorable remark or observation.

6.the casting of some imputation or reproach.

For this challenge, I chose the first definition.  I thought options 3 and 4 would also work well for this challenge.

I don’t know about you, but I’ve struggled my whole life with negative thoughts.  When I was little, I watched the movie Pollyanna and her positive attitude changed my life.  There are a few different instances where she is with adults who are very negative, worn down with life and have given up on positivity.  Despite their negative outlook, Pollyanna tells them about how she plays a glad game.  She strove to find something positive in everything.

Whenever I find myself stuck in a negative rut, I try to find something positive.  I tell my children also “Find something positive in every bad situation.”  I don’t know that they get it yet, but maybe renting Pollyanna from the library will impress positivity upon them as it did me.

I hope you are having a wonderful week.  Are you able to find something positive in negative situations?

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