So yesterday, Wednesday, after finishing my merchandising in Churubusco, I hurried home and changed and got my walking shoe's, my Walkman, my timer watch and my umbrella and hurried out the door. It looked like it was going to come a down pour at anytime. My ankle hurt from having hurt it a week ago. Still hasn't healed, may have to break down and see a doctor. I felt queasy and nauseous and just a slight bit light headed. I know my body was telling me I really needed to get something to eat, but I wanted to get my walk in and I needed to beat the rain. So out I took thinking the whole time would one day really matter that much if I missed my walk; however, realizing thinking like that is self-defeating I walked on. I'm also very glad I did. About half way through my walk my mood picked up and I started feeling better and out of no where I smelled something so comforting. This smell was so familiar and I loved it! It dawned on me I was smelling lilac bushes in full bloom. I looked around and sure enough. I've lived in this neighborhood for almost ten years and just realized there are lilac bushes on some of the properties. I know I'm a little slow. I have always loved the aroma from these bushes and I think they are so beautiful. Of course that is probably partially because Purple and yellow are my favorite colors and they are of course purple. When I was growing up my brother and I and the neighborhood children would play in this big field near our home. It had lilac bushes all up and down it. So I suppose it also sent me back momentarily to childhood. Either way the walk was wonderful and I got something to eat afterwards and felt much much better. Have you started your summer walk program yet?