Suburban mentality

Tonight I wanted some food when I got home from work.  There’s an Italian place right near my house that has really good salads.  So….I got my car keys and headed toward my car.  To drive less than 1/4 of a mile.  What the heck?

In the city, I walk all over, without thinking.  I will walk 8 blocks for a capuccino; I will walk 6-7 blocks, past several places, for a better salad or Chinese food.  But when I am home, I only think about getting in my car and driving to any destination. 

So, I found myself in the midst of my bad behavior and put the car keys away.  I walked to get my salad.  I have to change the way that I think about so many things.  I have to think like a non-sedentary person.  I have to think like an active person.

Here’s to walking across the street for a salad and patting myself on the back.  Haha.

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4 Responses to Suburban mentality

  1. markcole says:

    You might consider prayer walking.You could pray for all your neighbors that way. You just have to keep your eyes open so you don’t get run over.

  2. deneenwhite says:

    That’s a great idea…I will have to start 🙂

    Thanks for the advice on keeping my eyes open…if I don’t walk into a car, I’d walk into a tree or something…then I’d probably be the one in need of prayers…lol

  3. Briggie says:

    I love your post and you’re right – what a different mentality we have when we’re not in the city.

    Oh, and I totally love Mark’s reply – awesome idea – I may just have to “borrow it”!

  4. deneenwhite says:

    Yeah…i absolutely need to discipline myself to walk the ‘hood and pray for the folks in these here parts 🙂

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