I was jogging on the tow path. Ahead was a blue heron. As I approached I spoke saying, “I see you. You are beautiful. I am nearing.” It flew off along the canal and then landed yards ahead. I jogged forward and had the same conversation….Literally this heron accompanied me out and back for over two miles! The heron was pace setter.
I almost decided not to run because the path is so familiar I couldn’t muster up excitement. The Heron showed me that something new and wonderful can come out of the routine.