The air was cool and the ground was wet from the rain earlier on in the day. The skies were bursting with bright colors of pastel blue, hints of orange and yellow, and there were a few lingering rain clouds above the old buildings which surround my neighborhood. Evidence of late autumn portrayed itself well. The cool air that I was feeling would be considered warm in just a month or so more.
I was out with my dog, he had to go! Then, he had to go play his usual sniffing game, which was quickly followed with his usual chase! He enjoys chasing whatever moves; leaves, other dogs, cars, people, and his all-time favorite… cats!
During our outings, I always keep my focus on him. If he moves… I move! If he moves too fast… I slow him down. It takes balance and coordination on my part, to keep our duo in motion, rather than not in motion (which would mean a dreadful fall for me of course).
On this walk, I tried my best not to slip as my dog pulled me along the slippery walkway. He is a big dog you see, a German Sheppard with great strength. Our normal path was full of goldish-yellow leaves which made me feel autumn’s presence. I was so enthralled in the moment that I failed to see the cat hiding under the bush nearby. Although I did not fall when my dog bolted for the clever feline, I was glad that the cat disappeared quick enough for me to get my boy under control. With my heart pounding, because I nearly fell, I stood there thanking God for helping me out of what could have been a bad fall. I was so happy that I did not fall in the fall.
Psalm 46:5 King James Version 5 God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her, and that right early.
The last time I fell, I hit myself really hard on my backside. I wasn’t able to run for weeks afterward, so I do focus on protecting myself because of this.
How are you with balance and coordination? Do you have a dog that makes you work for it like I do?
I hope that you all are doing well!