Friday, July 29, 2011

The Perfect Path


There are many angels walking along this perfect path of life that we have before us. Often, they go unnoticed; as all that glitters isn't gold. These individuals tend to be out of the spotlight, in the sidelines, quietly doing their good work without need of recognition or reward. There joy is in the random act of kindness which they look forward to offering at every opportunity. I had the privilege of being touched by one of these angels yesterday. 


I took a short trip to Dunedin, Fl which is one of top three most walkable cities in the U.S. according to walkscore.com. I am passionate about old fashioned community where residents walk everywhere, chat with neighbors and look out for each others children. So, off to Dunedin I went.


Filled with such excitement and joy, I did something I have never done before. I forgot and left my keys in the car door and happily trotted off to enjoy this lovely town. After enjoying the experience immensely, I returned to my car and realized my mistake. My keys were nowhere to be found and I took a minute to give thanks to the Most High for what I knew would be a perfect resolution, one way or the other. There was a hospital across from the parking lot and I imagined that someone may have taken the keys and turned them in to a safe place. Sure enough, when I inquired at the hospital security, my keys were waiting for me. An angel. All the dreadful things that could have happened in this situation did not. It was as if an angel had been following me, watching out and making sure. We are not alone here. Life need not be a battle. There is a higher force made manifest in many of those walking the Earth right now. They are everywhere and willing to perfect our path at every turn. Needless to say, I love Dunedin, Fl!


Every time someone walked by, they said hello! This town is beautiful inside and out.


A quaint place to stay while you're in town.


And to stop and smell the tropical flowers...


A few days after my experience in glorious Dunedin, I enjoyed a mesmerizingly beautiful day at Wekiwa Springs Park. Here you can rent bicycles, kayaks and go for a lovely swim in the natural spring. The water was quite cold but a truly welcome respite from the 98 degree heat! My trusty blue beach cruiser took me all around the meandering paths of the park.


These were the exquisite paths before me. 


Time for a swim...


And the pristine waters took me to another level.








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