Lemon Grove has a Secret Place. Who knew?! It is interesting what one can find and discover when doing something uncommon and out of the ordinary. Lemon Grove has a Secret Place—but I can’t tell you where it is because then it wouldn’t be a secret anymore.
I found the Secret Place while out on my “run Lemon Grove” campaign. I almost ran right by it. It is subtle yet still unmistakable. I came across it at about 4 ½ miles on my 6-mile run of the city streets for that day. I was a little tired and thinking about water so I just about missed it. I was more focused on getting done with the run and less observant of what was actually around me. I’d hate to have missed the Secret Place. I am glad I snapped out of my jogging haze in time to see it and spend a few minutes there.
We do miss out on a lot when we stay stuck in our ruts and routines, don’t we? It is easy and safe to stay in our comfort zone. Honestly (and sadly) that is where I spend most of my time—my comfort zone. All too often we settle for the common and ordinary. And sometimes we can be so focused on or worried about the future (like thinking about water at the end of a run) that we miss what is around us in the “here and now.”
Do something uncommon. Risk doing something out of the ordinary. Step out of your comfort zone. Live in the moment. And you just might find a Secret Place.
Until next time ... Be active!
P.S. The Secret Place is a small street in Lemon Grove off of Lincoln between
Washington and Golden. Yes, that is the name of the street—Secret Pl.