Friday, February 3, 2017

A Sweet Walk

I was at the park this morning enjoying my coffee, and an old woman (maybe in her 80's) gets out of her car all alone in this big world and takes her dog on a walk.  The park trail is long, but she managed to make it all the way with her dog on its leash and steering her walker in front of her.


Every now and then, she would stop and untangle the dog's leash from her walker.


I thought to myself,  "what is her story?"   She must have had many joys in life, but possibly many sorrows as well.    She must have seen a lot in all her years.  She was beautiful.  And she made me appreciate the world just by being in it.


When I was driving home, this song came on, and I used to love it back in the 80's.
 
 
To the old,
and the young,
you're special.....
and don't let anyone tell you different.
 
~Sheri

25 comments:

Merlesworld said...

Talking a dog for a walk with a walker now that is no mean feat, her story would be interesting.
Merle..............

Carla from The River said...

I agree, Sheri, I would enjoy her story as well! I have a feeling she does not give up easy, as she is out walking her dog.
Thank you for sharing,
Carla

Regine Karpel said...

Great.

Susie said...

Sheri, What a sweet post...you are a kind hearted person. Glad you got outside on a beautiful day to relax with your coffee and enjoy life. Blessings to you for a fabulous weekend, love, xoxo, Susie

Mildred said...

A sweet post, Sheri. Her love for her dog is motivation for her, I am sure. They are fortunate to have one another. God bless your weekend.

Susie Swanson said...

i bet she has an interesting story. I've always loved listening to stories the older people told. They lived through and saw so much in their life. Love the song. It is one of my favorites as well. Hope you have a nice weekend. Love, xo

Karen said...

Dick van Dyke, now in his 90's, says the trick is to keep moving!! I need to walk more.

Jeanie said...

I love this. Everyone has a story and of course we'll never know them all -- but you're right -- she's beautiful. And jolly good on her, taking her dog walker-free. Love it.

Lowcarb team member said...

This is such a sweet post and I so enjoyed reading it and seeing the photo's, thank you.

Your words are true
To the old,
and the young,
you're special.....
and don't let anyone tell you different.

Wishing you a good weekend to come

All the best Jan

DUTA said...

I agree with Karen's comment: " the trick is to keep moving". Absolutely.


















The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Good for her, Sheri! What a special woman. I hope that is me one day! Have a great weekend, sweetie. ♥

NanaDiana said...

So true. That is one thing I love about being at the VA center. All the stories of the old guys (I have yet to have an older woman vet). Some have happy stories, some have sad stories, but they all have stories...and most just need someone to listen to them. xo Diana

Pilar said...

This is such a sweet post. That's one of the most interesting things about life, everyone has a story. Have a wonderful weekend!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, Sheri, this is so touching. This woman looks just like my Mom in her older years. When my Dad was diagnosed with Alzheimer's she found herself having to manage many things on her own. They were always inseparable and she was very sheltered in many ways, so in her final years she was forced to become independent and very brave. I love this post. Old age is not for sissies. Sending hugs xo Karen

here I am-Andrea said...

IT is aleays interesting to think about which story of life someone has. I think about sometimes if I see old people. The happiness , bad times .....so many things happen in a lifetime.
xxx
Andrea

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

It's it fun to watch the world?

We learn so much when we examine the stages of a person's life, a person's personal walk. We are all on the same path, and it's wisdom that teaches the young that one day, they too will take the sweet walk, slow down and watch the world go by.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Sheri,
Your blog is so beautiful and I'm enjoying reading your posts. This one reminds me that we all need to appreciate
our precious Seniors a little more. Sweet story.
Also, thank you for the sweet card I received from you. I'm sending one back to you with thanks.

hugs,
Sissie

marcia said...

Thank you, dear heart. I needed that.
<3

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

I love her independence, and hope that I will just keep moving and moving until I drop in my tracks- that's how I want to go. Thanks for stopping by my blog, and have a wonderful weekend!

It's me said...

What a beautiful hartwarming special post sheri.......love love love ❤️❤️❤️

A Quiet Corner said...

Well, Sheri, I too have the utmost respect for someone of her character...walker and dog and all!!! You are too sweet to make us reminisce with such a great tune...:)JP

Terra Hangen said...

That lady has a can do attitude, with her walker and her dog, and just keeping on keeping on.

roughterrain crane said...

The big trees seem to welcome all the people, young and old, taking a walk under them. Walker's each healthy step might bring them the feeling something like the great grace.

TARYTERRE said...

What a sweet lady indeed. Her and her pup. You are right there must be a story there???

Doreen@foxdenrd said...

So sweet. We all have stories, don't we? The funny thing is the older we are the more we have, but fewer people want to hear them.