I think all seniors will agree that as we age we become increasingly aware that the thing we most value, next to loved ones… is quality of life. Without it we’re sitting on the sidelines watching others, and life, pass us by. What gourmet chef wants to be served, rather than preparing the gastronomical feast herself? What athlete wants to be sitting in the bleachers, rather than feeling the rush of adrenalin as he crosses the finish line? What writer wants to read, when she can put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard?
I’ve come to realize how valuable it is for me to participate in all that daily living offers, rather than just to observe. How I would envy those who could leap from bed, energized to get moving…washing the sleep from their eyes…donning their duds…scooping yogurt mixed with blueberries into their mouths…crouching down to snuggle a precious grandchild or a beloved pet…bounding out the door for a brisk walk amid falling leaves…waving and smiling at neighbors or strangers. Fortunately I can still do all these things, despite setbacks now and again.
Through the years, I’ve watched, listened and learned from my ballerina daughter. She has taught me much about the mechanics of my body and what I need to do to keep it humming along. There are things I can do like eating more healthily (a struggle), exercising (also a struggle), and putting myself in the hands of experts when necessary (a pleasure).
Having recently suffered severe back pain, the onset of which began over a month ago, I am now almost fully recovered. No pain…nada. Thanks to my chiropractor and her trusty adjustor, I can walk, sit, bend, and climb without wincing. And having just seen the physical therapist yesterday, I can already feel the results of the back-strengthening exercises she recommended.
I feel like a broken-down Volkswagon Beetle that went in for an overhaul and drove out…a vintage Ford Mustang! Vroom, vroom, vroom!!!…
…i’m the little old lady from pasadena…go granny, go granny, go granny, go………hugmamma. 😉
My first car was an old volkswagen beetle, so I think there is something to be said for cherishing your old volkswagen beetle…..
Hey Hug, just wanted to let you know that you are a Preliminary Nominee for The Dark Globe Outstanding Artist Awards Blogger of the Year Award, as Nominated by Nuvofelt… In the end, there will only be 5 Final Nominees in each of the 3 Categories, which will be determined on December 20th… If you make the Final 5 Best Blogger of the Year cut, Voting for the actual Awards will begin December 21st through December 31st… And the Award Winners will be Announced on January 1st… To see your actual Nomination,and for the Official Rules, you can go here http://thedarkglobe.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/the-dark-globe-outstanding-artist-awards/#comment-281
Gratz, and if you make the Final Cut, Good Luck! Either way, Kudos for being Nominated
Editor/Creator/and one of the many Writers of The Dark Globe
I agree…it’s a privilege just to be recognized as a writer…whose words resonate with someone. Hugs for the “heads up.” 🙂
I think I need those exercises for my back. So pleased you are back in the saddle, as it were, although, maybe you should stay OUT of the saddle as far as your back is concerned.
So honored to have you nominate me for the Blogger of the Year award. Just knowing you are touched by my words is gratifying. You are a dear…loyal…true…and always making me smile…even when I’ve been thrown from the saddle, ha. ha.
happiest of holidays…with tons of hugs…hugmamma. 🙂 are you getting the I Love Lucy tapes for Christmas?
I’m so happy that you’re feeling better. I can relate to your sentiments honey pie! I’m so grateful for every step I take.
It’s wonderful knowing someone feels what I feel. We all need a friend to offer support and comfort.
hugs…for the kind words, dear friend…hugmamma. 🙂
I have not listened to that song in so, so long. Thanks for putting it into your post and making me smile.
You have to move to the music…or at least bob your head from side to side…like I do. ha, ha. hugs for always leaving wonderful comments… 🙂
I’m so glad that you’re feeling better hugmamma. 🙂 Happy Holidays!
Hope all your holiday wishes come true, and that your loved ones surround you with joy, comfort, and so much love…hugs…and more hugs!…hugmamma. 🙂