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Mid Life revelation

Monday, December 02, 2013

The other day, November 27th to be exact, I realized that I was one month from the other side of my life. Let me explain. In one month, I'll be 46 years old. I eat fairly healthy, move my body around most days, love my life, and try to stay upbeat. I could see myself being a feisty 90 year old. So, at 45, I'm literally at mid life. And after my birthday in December, it will be the other half of a beautiful life. Get it?

Anyway, I started to think of all the relatives who were obese, all the years of just sitting watching them do...nothing but eat. I remembered my dad smoking away, my mom tossing back a few too many drinks, and I knew that their health was directly related to their choices. You see, not one family member who was obese or even slightly overweight had a positive attitude. They griped, they moaned, they bitched, and they were so jealous of everything! The others who lived to be literally over 100 walked everyday, ate a ton of veggies, were very faithful people, read a lot and here's the other thing- I remember them laughing all the time. Now, it is a memory of a child, I realize that, but I think that if given the choice of being obese and unhappy or healthy and laughing that is a no brainer, don't you?

It all comes down to how I choose to be today. Will I be a force for good or will the bad stuff just drag me down? Will I choose to shut off the damned TV and walk outside or will I watch another episode of "Will & Grace" on Lifetime, and wonder what the 3 dimensional people are doing?

I think I know the answer today. Look out, world. I'm going to be in 3-D today.
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MEMKEEPR 12/2/2013 12:51PM

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SHELTIE2013 12/2/2013 11:40AM

    I think there is a lot to be said for happiness. Being thankful for what you have , for noticing the stars in the sky and being the person who watches the sea, so guess what, you spot the killer whales or the otters!!!!

For having the time to teach your kids to cook or mop up their tears when they are unhappy.

When people ask me why I am so happy I just don't get why they aren't sometimes!!!

But I don't walk in their shoes I only run in mine!!

Good luck with your own adventure!

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PROVERBS31JULIA 12/2/2013 9:11AM

    That's what I need to do. I don't watch tv but I do sit in front of computer for hours on end !! It's my "tv" - stuff on youtube, anything that has captions or that I can read. I gave up on cable and satellite tv subscriptions years ago, so I'm clueless about the Will & Grace shows or other shows.... although I probably could find episodes I could download or stream to my pc! But who am I kidding? I sit here and feel worse and worse about myself. Need to get back to truly being happy.

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