Thursday, May 15, 2014

Thankful Thursdays: Walking the Duckpond

This is Fred & Ned. I've just named them. Cheryl says that Fred looks like he needs some moisturizer on that shell!  I see them nearly every time I walk at the duck pond at work.  They love to get sun on this spot every day. There's a small bridge above it and it's fun to stop and look down at them enjoying the warm weather.

Depending on the time of year you can see all sorts of wildlife at the pond. From turtles to ducks to squirrels, etc... it's a fun place to go when you need a walk or to take a break from the work day.

It's a relaxing place in the midst of a busy medical campus. I've been trying to walk here several times a week when I'm work. It breaks up the day, it lets me enjoy the sunshine, and along the way see these furry and feathered critters every week, which definitely makes my days better.

photo from ECU Division of Health Sciences

I'm really thankful to have a beautiful place like this to retreat too during my work day! The pond is about 1/3 mile around so 3 times around (or 3 laps) makes 1 mile. I keep track of my laps by using this string of beads that I made when I visited my friend Amy a few weeks ago.

It can be the most simple things that bring us great joy every day! I'm thankful for the pond, my string of beads made with good friends, and all these wonderful critters I see on each walk!

What are you thankful for today?

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