1 week ago
I really enjoy walking on bridges, I’ve always done. And I think it’s never been about actually crossing them, there’s no excitement about getting to the other side, but about contemplating the view, that’s why we don’t run on bridges, in fact, we slowly walk through them, and sometimes we stop for a little bit so that we can get a better perspective of what’s in front of us.
I live close to a bridge and every single day I walk on it as part of my routine. But there’s not a day I don’t smile when I’m crossing it, or where I don’t appreciate what I see, there’s not a day that I’m not grateful for the opportunity of walking, no matter where I’m heading to, I just thank God for my healthy body that allows me to move anywhere I want to, every time I walk through that bridge I feel beyond grateful for breathing and feeling the air in my face as I walk.
I’m learning to make this a reality in my life in general as well. We spend our lives walking a long journey and crossing hundreds of bridges just longing to get somewhere. We complain about the walking, so we try to run just to get there faster, but why? We don’t even stop to see the wonderful view! It might be risky to stand in the middle of “nothing” at several feet high, but we must keep walking and keep the balance, we shouldn’t stay there for too long. Yes, it’s so refreshing being able to appreciate a perspective you don’t normally see, it’s impressive how much can you catch that you were missing in the rush of “living” which feels more like racing, it doesn’t matter if you go slow, as long as you’re still moving.
Walking is highly underrated, but trust me, even if you don’t have a dream job you should be grateful that you can walk and work to get somewhere better. I’ve been on the other side of the story where I wasn’t able to walk. There’s not much to see when you can’t move, but I truly cherish what I saw from that perspective. Now I have this huge privilege back! Everyday I want to be grateful for the view I have in front of me, and not worry about just crossing the bridge, because I know eventually I’ll get there, but I’m not always gonna have the same view.