Monday, August 15, 2011
What a year. My mother will be 96 on Wednesday and my old boy, Tango, turned 12 (84 in dog years). Why mention them? Because they are great examples of positive attitudes and making the most of their lives. Thanks to my good examples, I am working on mine.
Mother is limited in activity but always manages to smile despite her ongoing pain. She still enjoys her glass of wine in the evening, reads, enjoys a good meal, pays attention to the news and makes her political opinions known.
Tango, despite his arthritis still loves to chase balls and nothing makes him happier than to be out in the field to run. There are times when he is insistent on being able to exercise. Once he wants my attention, he comes to me, jumps up and down, barks and continues until I move. There is no way not to participate and go out in the yard to play ball.
They both motivate me to be a better person. No sense in complaining as evryone has their own set of problems. My complaints are excuses for not doing things. My plan is to move forward and work past that. My commitment is to work on my attitude and stop complaining.