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Touching Base

Saturday, March 09, 2013

Yesterday I dragged myself out of bed and met with some old co-worker/friends for breakfast. Friday breakfasts have always been a ritual for my friends who I used to work with. I enjoyed this special event that they have kept alive for years. Retirement has kept me from that enjoyable event as of late. I will lay in my bed and talk myself out of getting up. However, I have never regretted getting up and meeting with my guys and getting all around hugs and catching up with their lives in person. The waitresses will even ask where I have been.

An important part of remaking ourselves should be to surround ourselves with friends who truly love us, whatever size we may be at that time. Our talks do not focus on diets or weight but on family, current experiences, and future hopes. It is just what the doctor ordered when needing a dose of friendliness and unconditional acceptance. I am on my road to better health by losing weight and eating well but I have to remember that psychological health is just as important. Nurturing friendship is an important step to maintain and spread happiness. I will be trying harder to get myself out of bed on time Friday morning because my friends are important enough for that Herculean effort.
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  • HISTORYRUNNER
    This was very insightful. I encourage you to keep going and enjoying the good company of trusted friends. My mother, who is 91, faithfully attends two lunch groups per week, and I know it really helps her in giving her some interactions she can look forward to with people she knows and trusts. Certainly it's helped her stay mentally and emotionally well.

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    1300 days ago
  • ICANINSIGHT
    Maybe you are getting used to being retired... I know I am!

    1300 days ago
  • CATLADY52
    It is fun to visit with the people you worked with. emoticon
    1301 days ago
  • DIET_FRIEND
    So glad that you made the extra effort to connect with old friends. It was surely worth it.
    1301 days ago
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