The 4th Day of Christmas: Gift of Motion


On this day, according to the song, someone will be getting four calling birds.  What exactly is a calling bird?  I think it’s a song bird — and in the search for what a calling bird was I stumbled upon an interesting site called Very interesting . . . nice pictures too.

Think of song birds — they flit from tree to tree, in motion, warbling their joy in their physical body.  Let’s do that too! Again, the gift can be completely free.  Take yourself on a walk and enjoy the Gift of Motion!  Or turn on some music and dance! Borrow a yoga video and stretch yourself into action.  The opportunities for motion are limitless!

But let’s observe one of Newton’s Laws here — an object at rest tends to stay at rest, and an object in motion tends to stay in motion unless acted on by another force.  So you need to get started.

Yes, I know it’s hard to get started, but use that force to put yourself into motion, and you will be paid back with — MORE ENERGY —  because when you spend energy, you benefit from becoming more energized . . . not to mention, stronger, suppler, more coordinated, oxygenated, healthier as your organs benefit from the exercise and oxygen input and your waistline benefits from the calorie burning and I could go on and on.

You don’t have to be a marathon runner to get in shape.  Walking works just fine for me.  After all, I have a dog and she likes it too.  Walking gives you the benefit of the opportunity for silence too, or conversation with fellow dog walkers. Your choice.

If I’m walking alone with my dog, I can always talk to her — she listens to everything I say as if it is the most profound and enlightened thing she’s ever heard and smiles at me!

Here’s to an very special object in motion!

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