|Jefferson Barracks Park|
Today was one of those days that I felt truly alive!
These types of days have been surfacing less and less each year. I want every day to be like today!
First, I needed to drop something off at a friend's house this morning, so I set my alarm for 3:30 a.m. Shockingly, I hopped right out of bed and got the errand done. I then drove to South St. Louis County to my favorite park, Jefferson Barracks Park, to walk the trail. The weather was beautiful, and I even jogged some of the trail. During my entire walking time, I prayed the Rosary with the Sorrowful Mysteries and then the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I think this is such a better choice for me than simply listening to music while I walk. I want to go back and do this again in the morning tomorrow, but I really need to find a good walking park closer to home.
On my walk I saw a bunch of deer (and no bobcats or bears, thank goodness!).
I was feeling good when my walk ended at 8am. I didn't feel like driving home in morning rush hour, so I took back roads and took a nice drive. Windows open, music blasting. It was amazing! I stopped to get some breakfast and then drove some more. This time, I had my roof and all the windows open, my car stereo on max (it's a miracle I didn't blow a speaker), and I even took my shirt off (oh yes I did!). Well, I was wearing a sports bra, but I had never done that before! I thought, why the hell not?! I wanted to get a little sun on my skin, and taking the shirt off would do it.
When I got home from driving for 3 hours, (!), I took a 3 hour nap before going into work. A coworker commented that I looked like I was glowing. Yes. Yes, I was.
A glorious day in the midst of some crazy this week. What an absolute blessing! I hope tomorrow provides at least a moment that is like today.
Thank you, God, for today!