El Camino: Najera to Santo Domingo

Todays trek: Najera to Santo Domingo

After such long treks these past few days, walking 14 miles on mostly even trail seemed like a treat.

Giraffe lady in the lead.

We walked quietly through a two smaller towns and a number of grape fields. All in all, a good day.

I got to thinking about how many of our normal days at home are non eventful, but good days. My guess no, my experience says, most of my days are good days.

It is nice once in a while to be able to acknowledge and appreciate that our regular, everyday good days are actually quite good.

But we don’t. We might label them as boring, unproductive, lazy or some otherwise negative connotation.

We view our regular days through the privileged eyes of expectation. We want our coffee hot, our eggs cooked perfectly, or day exciting and our rest thorough and long lasting.

When we don’t get what we expect we are as disappointed as a child who wants a second dessert. We know have it pretty good but we want more just the same.

So these little reminders are good for the soul. And in my case good for my feet.

Go around me Mr. Biker Man my feet hurt.

Today was a good day, I hope you recognize that so was yours.


Siempre pa’ adelante!


About Caro

I am a social worker by training and a peace officer by profession having worked with California’s delinquent youth and young adults for 28 years. I firmly believe that our development as humans depends on our environment and that sometimes we get stuck. As such, I write about those things we sometimes ignore or fail to see until we are forced to pay attention.
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