Day 165 – Joyful Living Project


The Joy of Exploring a New Park

Growing up in the suburbs of Houston, I rarely spent much time walking in the parks.

First of all, if you have ever been to Houston, you know it’s super hot and humid.

Second, living out in the burbs there were not many parks.

As an adult who has lived in Portland for the last 15 years, I have discovered so much joy in taking nice long walks in the park. This is a time where I can slow down, reflect, and appreciate nature.

Some of the most inspirational ideas have come to me during these walks.

So when my friend Denise suggested we go for a walk in Herman Park, I was like elated with joy.

I can’t believe that all years I have lived in this city that I have not been here.

This was such a joy to discover and take in nature with my friend.


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