Sometimes, when I walk, it’s just to get my quota of steps done for the day.

Sometimes, it’s to get the kids out of the house.

Sometimes, it’s to give Dusty, our trusty golden retriever, some exercise.

Sometimes, it’s in a rush to just get it done.

And sometimes, I remember to look up at the stars and breathe.

To listen to the birds and the frogs.

To smile.

To reflect.

To be grateful.

To pray.

When we do what we do everyday, we can go through the motions.

We can do it just to tick it off our list.

We can do it because that’s what we think we should be doing.

Or we can remember to enjoy the journey.

Life’s too short not to.