The last time I was in Washington DC we were hindered by a car. We were mainly driving through on the way home from burying Buddy. So we hadn’t really made plans to be a tourist. With these combined impediments our stay was brief…a drive thru experience. We spent more time looking for a parking spot than we did seeing the sites so I remember promising myself I would return one day minus the car.
That was nearly twenty years ago. This time around we didn’t plan on being a tourist either. We were just coming for a weekend conference and flying back home without taking any side trips into D. C. Bunnie invited us to share her room and experience. Years ago we had set the intention to return and here was an invitation. How could we refuse this opportunity, now that we are both “self-employed” why not an impromptu trip?
So here we are in delicious D. C. walking and walking and walking some more. If you plan to do a lot of walking packing a good pair of walking shoes is recommended. We didn’t plan on this trip so we left our walking shoes at home and had to find a substitute at the Payless store down the street from our hotel. I do recommend walking Washington D. C. Your feet may wear out if you aren’t in great shape. By the end of each day my tootsies were whining and fussing at me. But you will see so much more of the city.
I also left my camera at home and packed extra light for this trip. Washing out stuff in the sink works. And I am finally learning to use the camera feature on my cell phone.
I am curious how many times have I attracted some gift or fulfillment of an intention into my life, but then let it slip away.
How often do we miss out on our most splendid opportunities because we either don’t recognized the gift when it appears or we believe we aren’t well enough prepared to receive it? We hesitate too long. We say no to shaking-up our predictable routines. We choose convenience over substance.
So here’s some of my take-a-ways from this spontaneous adventure in our capital city. Remain open to opportunity. Pack lightly. Walk more. Give life a chance to surprise you. Take a risk. Follow your heart.