The Benefits of Walking

On the weekend, we headed to Wellington Point for a walk. As you can see from the photo below, we attempted to walk to the tiny island near the horizon.

beach_photoshow3The walk was great and my children collected shells and walked in the water. Apart from the little distractions and our little dances of joy, we made it three quarters of the way before the tide came in. Then the little people felt the water would sweep them away if the tide came in.

beach_photoshow7It wouldn’t as the ground we were walking on was high.

It took us an hour and a half but the walk was great for these reasons.

  1. We had no iPads to entertain the children and they did not even complain;
  2. My son brought his video camera and recorded videos, he is learning to create his own videos;
  3. They were happy and reflected on how calm and quiet it felt.

I personally feel it is important to reflect on what we do or how we feel in doing certain things. It teaches us to feel gratitude!

Today, my son shared with some of his friends on how he felt walking to a tiny island. And even though we didn’t make it to the island, he was happy to walk and had heaps so fun.

It was an amazing day and as we headed back to the shore, the tide came in and the water was up to our knees.

 

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We ended the day at the park with a bbq and drove home along the scenic route.

About Alison Laverty

Alison Laverty is a Singapore born Eurasian of Portuguese descent. Specialising in multimedia, Alison creates photo slideshows and video production for families and businesses. Her mission is to help people honour life by celebrating and recognising their achievements through photographic and video memories. Alison is currently writing her forthcoming book of memoirs "The Human Touch - A Story About Connections".