Above all, do not lose your desire to walk. Every day I walk myself into a state of well-being and walk away from every illness. I have walked myself into my best thoughts, and I know of no thought so burdensome that one cannot walk away from it.

Soren Kierkegaard

Mount Etna

22 Comments CherryPie on Mar 16th 2020

22 Responses to “Cherie’s Place – Thought for the Week”

  1. Ginnie says:

    Sounds like we all need to be walking even more now than ever, Cherry, based on this quote alone!

  2. lisl says:

    Will we older people still be allowed out to just walk, I wonder? It worries me greatly if I could not get out to walk

    • CherryPie says:

      My 87 year old mum phoned earlier and she thinks that walking will still be allowed as long as you keep your distance from others.

      • lisl says:

        I do hope so, Cherie. It will be a vital outlet for people shut indoors. I met an elderly man yesterday when walking, and I asked him. He had no hesitation in saying he would always be taking his daily walks

  3. Ayush Basu says:

    a gorgeous shot to go with this lovely sentiment, CP. i think i needed to read that, so thank you. :)

  4. Italy will take a long time to recover its former tourism peak now.

  5. ....peter says:

    what a beautiful thought for the week Cherie…
    i get to ride me exerciser bike and walk on my treadmill… it’s hard to get around outside with an oxygen tube…
    i have got portable tanks and get to walk in my garden in the summer…
    but life is still good….peter:)

  6. I think walking is grand either way you do it

  7. Astrid says:

    Walking or just being outside and breath in and breath out is good. I hope that we will be able to be outside for a long time…..and just keep distance from others.

  8. Andrew says:

    It may have to become round and round in circles in my small garden only, for fear of getting arrested, hopefully not shot by troops in the street, should I dare to venture outside, perhaps; but still, if I have the strength to walk I will walk.

    • CherryPie says:

      I read about the restrictions supposedly starting from today (in England) and it has bothered me all week.

      Now I can find any reference to that information on line. Only references to it might be coming soon…

  9. The Yum List says:

    I wish we could go outside for a walk. We’re not allowed out over here – only to get groceries or visit the doctor.

    • CherryPie says:

      Today we have been locked down more since I posted this but in addition to getting groceries and other essential items we are still allowed to go for a walk. We have to practice social distancing (not getting close to others). Walking on this basis is encouraged as it it beneficial for health, the immune system and mental health.

      The National Trust and other organisations have closed their shops and houses but opened their grounds for free entry whilst the crisis is ongoing. This of course relies on people respecting the social distance rule.

      We are allowed to use personal transport to get to these places.

      I live in a relatively rural area but the same rules apply in the cities. London is the one most rife with Covid-19. Our government considered applying the most stringent rules to ‘London only’ for that reason but on balance it decided it best to apply the rules throughout England to mitigate the spread elsewhere.

  10. shabana says:

    oh this is so encouraging and uplifting quote my friend
    glad you shared :) thank you
    here i walk everyday within my front yard and i can feel how it turn my day
    yes there is no negative thought one cannot walk away

    • CherryPie says:

      Lovely thoughts Shabana :-) For now I will have to walk even closer to home than usual. People did not respect the gift of open spaces to walk in and abused it by congregating in masses (see my reply to The Yum List). I can walk locally but for now I think whereas normally I see hardly anyone I think that there will be more people.

      So for now I will be walking in my garden instead accompanied by my garden birds singing to me :-)