365 Reasons to Smile – Day 51
As I get older, I know I should do more exercises for my upper body, but they just aren’t as fun as ones involving my legs. My legs take me places, and since I never mastered the hand stand or cartwheels, my arms don’t.
So instead of doing arm exercises, I convince myself that walking my German Shepherd, Rodney, twice a day is just as good.
He’s strong and he pulls, so there’s plenty of resistance.
He also lunges when he sees a rabbit, a squirrel or a cat. Generally, I’m prepared and can react.
What I’m never prepared for are the deer that silently hide in the trees and behind bushes.
But Rodney knows they are there, and I have to use all my strength to hold him back whenever he senses them.
I might be better able to control him if I did arm exercises, but I doubt I ever will. Instead, I’ll just appreciate the deer for their small contribution to my exercise regimen.
And thinking about that always makes me smile.
Day 51: The Neighborhood Deer Day 50: Campfires
Day 18: Bartholomew Cubbin’s Victory Day 17: A Royal Birth Day 16: Creative Kids Day 15: The Scent of Honeysuckle Day 14: Clip of Kevin Kline Exploring His Masculinity Day 13: Random Text Messages from My Daughter Day 12: Round Bales of Hay Day 11: Water Fountains for Dogs Day 10: The Rainier Beer Motorcycle Commercial Day 9: Four-Leaf Clovers Day 8: Great Teachers We Still Remember Day 7: Finding the missing sock Day 6: Children’s books that teach life-long lessons Day 5: The Perfect Photo at the Perfect Moment Day 4: Jumping in Puddles Day 3: The Ride Downhill after the Struggle Uphill Day 2: Old Photographs Day 1: The Martians on Sesame Street