Why The Hell Not! are posts I’m going to do from time to time to remind, not only those of us with chronic illnesses, but for all of us to do something for ourselves. Something you may not have thought of doing or something you have wanted to do for a long time. Nothing is too silly or frivolous. The time to do something for yourself is now because…why the hell not!
Take a Walk on the Wild Side and
Discover Some Treasures
Even if the wild side is your neighbourhood, you never know what you will find. Like so many of us with chronic illnesses, my days of going for long walks are now over. My neighbourhood is where my adventures and discoveries now take place and where I look for whatever treasures I can find.
Lilacs are my favourite and the lilac tree in the picture is only a few doors away. When the wind is blowing in the right direction, I can smell it at home. I know the picture is not the greatest, I took it quickly with my phone, but the scent is heavenly when it’s in full bloom. When I go to the store, I will stand under the tree and just breathe.
Allergy companies love me for that.
But I don’t care. I do the same thing each year, taking a few moments to stop and enjoy the treasure. It was a long winter and the blooms will be gone soon enough so I enjoy them while I can.