Walk: 2 R/T Mindful Body
Distance: 16 blocks, teach one class, take a restorative one
Second to Thanksgiving, this is my favorite holiday. Not so when I was young and it was about occupying myself along with other kids bored in the huge stretch after hot dogs while parents 'socialized' until it was dark (and mosquito-y) enough for fireworks to begin. They didn't particularly warrant the wait, and then finally, home.
But now as an adult I can choose to forgo hot dogs, any parties, fireworks (except those I can view from my windows). I love/honor/believe in/value what the holiday is essentially about: Independence and Freedom. And the United States. And also what it is not about: fill in the blank. I feel particularly free to do as I wish this day and meditate in my own way at my own pace on my appreciation/gratitude for the country I was lucky enough to be born, raised and live in.