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More of the Same

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Does that sound inspiring? For 2013? Maybe not.

But: what I'm doing is working for me.

No spectacular "successes", but no dismal failures either. Tracking, exercising, staying within a reasonable weight range, accepting the ups and downs and doubling down on the ups until they're downs. . Feeling healthy, fit, happy most of the time, able to cope with the ordinary vicissitudes of life with more or less grace.

This is not about a destination. This is for me a life-long journey. So it's more of the same but recognizing that the scenery changes along the way, And I notice the changes of scenery, yes I do. One of the great pleasures of my life.

Yesterday, a male gold finch in winter plumage at my kitchen window feeder. Not six feet away. Cautiously keeping the feeder between me and him, just sticking his head around from time to time. And singing loudly! Letting me know: seed appreciated, thank you!! Message noted.

My fragrant bouquet of white carnations on the table, with pine boughs . . . and just beyond the gold finch, a pine tree heaped with sparkling white snow.

So more of the same also means paying attention to the freshness and the variety and the uniqueness and the peaceful sameness too of all that matters.

That paying attention happens best for me when I'm healthy and fit and strong. I know that is so from all of the times when I haven't been healthy and fit and strong. I notice it and appreciate it and cherish it.

So: more of the same, please. More of the same. And I'll keep doing all I can to remain healthy and fit and strong. And paying attention.
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