Walk It Off

I had a bit of a moment over the weekend. I was told some news…really sad news…about a group of people we have been supporting and a political decision that has worked out adversely in their case. I think due to how hectic my schedule has been and not having Jack to balance me out (because that is what he does) I went into a bit of a meltdown. I just felt so much outrage, prompted by love for those people, and bafflement that political eed-yats can dash the hopes of people who are so lovable, humble, honest and hard-working.

Essentially their lives are going to be harder now. Well…that just made me feel mad. I had a mighty big whinge. Very correctly, one of the gentlemen I work with tried to ask me a few questions to reign in my fury. I was only seeing red. So, he directly advised me that I ought to walk it off.

So I did.

I walked for two whole hours, and it was good for me. I cried for the first half an hour, tears of empathy for those dear people who are not being cared for the way they ought to be. But then I started to think of all the miracles I have seen, and the acts of generosity and compassion from people with means when things moved their heart.

In all my years as a volunteer, I have seen far more wonderful than I have ever seen calamity. I have seen impossible mountainlike obstacles melt away like sugar-cubes. By the end of my walk, I was calmer and my conviction had returned.

Sometimes walking it off really helps.

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10 thoughts on “Walk It Off”

    1. Nature reminds me that everyday there is immense power in action that is unstoppable, and that a puny human who makes a cold hearted decision is no obstacle to making sure the right thing is done.


  1. I’m so sorry that happened, and it seems to fall upon the most vulnerable population, who need the most support. glad you walked it off, it must be so frustrating and disappointing


    1. I was astonished Beth. But it was good for me to remember all of the miracles I have seen. A cold hearted and unjust decision is rarely the end of the story. Too much going on behind the scenes to make their verdict futile.

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  2. If you are referring to the same subject you mentioned in your email, then your indignation was justified. Another symptom of a cruel oppressive system. However, it is always preferable to be cool-headed.


    1. Sometimes the brutality of decisions made by those who could help really gets to me. I start to wonder if they have no feelings at all. But yes, when I walk it off, I realize that their decision is never the end of the story. Lots going on to make sure that their cold decision fails in the long run.


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