I am blessed!
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
As part of a challenge this week we were to read an article on imagination and then blog about how we have gotten beyond negative thoughts to have success.
For myself, I think one of my negative thoughts related to my age. I think those of us who are older have caught ourselves walking past a mirror and thinking "Who is that?" or "When did I become my mother" or "How did that happen?"
But you know, when I really started thinking about it.........my mother passed away at 55. I am 73!! My father passed away at 56, I am 73! I AM BLESSED!!! My stepfather and my mother in law were both in nursing homes for several years. I was VERY aware of the residents, so many abandoned there. They would be SO thrilled to see my children and have some interaction with them. I am able to live a full, productive life. I am blessed!
OK - so I am 73. But you know what? I can still walk 2 or 3 miles a day!! I can still do strength exercises! I can still go on vacations, go to sporting events and totally ENJOY life! Yes, I am blessed!
I have 16 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren and I am able to be a part of their lives. I intend to dance at their weddings, Lord willing. In my travels, I have met 14 of my Spark friends in person and loved every one of them. I am blessed!
I remember a little over a year ago taking my first airplane flight at age 71. As I was thanking the pilot when we got off the plane, I told him it was my first flight. He looked at me and said "First flight EVER?" Yes indeed it was, and why not??? I CAN, therefore I WILL! And that includes all aspects of my life.
I will get my weight where I want it, I will exercise on a regular basis. I will enjoy life to the fullest! Sure, I have aches and pains that go along with aging, but that will not deter me, and now when I look in the mirror I smile and say "Hello lucky lady, you are blessed!!"