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After getting my exercise by walking/jogging the same circuit around our old neighborhood for over sixteen years, it's been a challenge for me to find my groove since moving to our new neighborhood. Today I think I finally have a good hour long walk/jog through our new neighborhood figured out, which makes me happy.
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This scripture was quoted on a podcast I was listening to on my walk today. As I sat down to edit these photos of some flowers I foraged on my walk, the truth of this verse wouldn't leave my mind.
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You know what I've discovered after 39+ years of married life and sixteen moves? There is no perfect place. When I'm craving something or someplace, (like my dream beach cottage), I idealize it in my mind. But, I can tell you from experience living on the coast that beach cottages often come with issues like moisture and mold problems. It's true, there is no perfect place.
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I learned to love and enjoy our former home, in spite of it's imperfections, (like its itty bitty kitchen). I'm learning to love and enjoy our new to us home, too. It's sad how often we don't enjoy what we have because we're too busy craving what we don't have. Been there, done that.
Today I enjoyed what was available to me on this warm and sunny autumn day. These beautiful autumn blooms were spilling out of someone's yard, over and through the fence, and into the street. I rationalized that they were now on public property and broke off a couple of sprigs to enjoy and photograph. I hope you enjoy the results.
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