I took a walk down my street yesterday and noticed a few things:

There are those two very yellow houses right next to each other, the only yellow houses on the block.

The elms are not showing the slightest bit of green and here it's already the middle of April.

There goes the woman who runs with wolves, a serious runner accompanied by four equally serious wolves, although they are probably wolflike dogs. I enjoy her energy.

Just noticing various things as you walk down your street can be more powerful than it might seem. The noticing — paying attention to what you see, hear, feel, taste, and smell — brings you into the present time and place and takes you out of worry, planning, and anxiety.

David Kundtz in Quiet Mind