Don’t Forget to #walkwithme Today

#walkwithme Olive
“Shhhh. Don’t tell Olive we have a walk planned this morning. I’m hoping the house stays quiet for a little bit longer.”

Today I’m challenging myself and others to walk with me. It’s as simple as taking a quick power walk or a longer enjoy the morning or evening jaunt.

My plan is to walk a path at my local park that climbs and gives me an amazing view of the city and my community. It’s 6:37am here in Denver and I’ll be ready to start my walk at 7:15am. I’m not sure if anyone is joining me. Regardless, I’ll be out there walking and I hope you will be, too.

Don’t forget, you can walk at any time during the day, but the pre-set times are 7:15am or 7:15pm just to make it more fun. Imagine a group of people in different places of the country, or world, out taking a walk, even if it’s just around the block.

I’m using the hashtag #walkwithme on Twitter and will be posting pictures once I return.

Feel free to add your comments or any links if you are planning to join me. See you out there!!

#walkwithme on Saturday

dog with leather leashI invited all of you to walk with me this Saturday in a post I wrote a few weeks ago. Here’s some clarification about the upcoming walk.

I look forward to having you join me this weekend. Remember, no excuses!

Let’s work together to get the message out and encourage ourselves and others to take steps towards health. I can’t wait to see your pictures on twitter. Remember the hashtag is #walkwithme.

Don’t forget to add your comments on the #walkwithme post I’ll add this Saturday. Wouldn’t it be great if we had people participating from various places around the world?

I’ll see you then!

Walk With Me Challenge #walkwithme

What Heather Knew

Heather knew she couldn’t change the world, but she knew that she could change herself. So, the next day, she hugged fifteen people and wrote notes of encouragement to three others she knew were going through struggles in their lives. She even smiled and said, “Hello”, to strangers she passed on the street.

By the end of the first week, Heather’s world had been noticeably changed. People where she worked were much more pleasant and not afraid to encourage others. Heather was thankful she’d been given the courage to risk a bit of herself in order to make a difference.

What Heather didn’t know was that out of the fifteen people she hugged the first day, twelve of them hugged ten people each the first week. And so on, and so on…

What Heather didn’t know was that three people she send notes to, wrote letters of encouragement to three more. And so on, and so on…

What Heather didn’t know was that the strangers she smiled at felt the love in her heart and passed it on to other strangers. And so on, and so on…

Within the next two years, the ripple of love spread throughout the world.

All Heather knew was that her area of the world was much improved and although she still felt she couldn’t change the world, at least she could change her part of it.

That’s all Heather knew.

©Jennifer Steck 1995

The Children of God


God walks this world on the pads of our feet,
He hears the cries
and sees the tears of His children
through our ears and eyes.

And He touches His children with our hands…
loving, cradling, strengthening.
He speaks the hope and encouragement of His love
through our mouths.

God is in us
and works through us.
Open your arms,
cradle, encourage and love…
The Children of God.

Jennifer Steck©1996