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Uplift Walk

Go on an Uplift Walk,

that would be my way.

Others may stomp around

or trounce heavy-footed down the trail.

I would choose

to go on an Uplift Walk.

It begins with altering your stride,

stepping light-footed with buoyancy

and a smile throughout the whole of you.

Then a deep sigh,

a gentle slowness and calm as you proceed,

opening your awareness to nature

and the unseen worlds

(humming or whistling optional).

Cherish this walk, for

there is Hope in the colors of a flower,

Uplift in the quiet sounds on the breeze,

Exhilaration in the shade of a tree,

Elation in the smoothness of a stone

to brighten and raise your spirits.

They are there

waiting to be seen and appreciated.

Go on an Uplift Walk,

that would be my way.

- Charles Fischer