On my 100th birthday, I want to walk 5 miles . . .

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My birthday is October the 8th and there will be 69 candles on the cake this year. My height is about six feet and I currently weigh in at 158 pounds.

My mobility is slightly limited by occasional pain in my right hip, but there are no plans to let anyone touch it, at the present time. A small amount of Ibuprofen keeps the pain in check.

My belief is that we were made to be active and that with our actions we send signals to our body to keep us going, or not. Aerobics, resistance, stretching and balance exercise is important to me, as is eating the right food and getting enough sleep. I am not a fanatic with any of this, moderation is important, as is “sharpening the saw”

I wanna keep learning, keep trying and Keep Going as many more years as I can.

This quote may tell the why . . . “When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

Thank you for reading my blog.

My layman perspective feels right to me.

I want to keep climbing mountains, because one day the sand in my glass will run out and it will be time for me to go, but until then, I wanna keep climbing.

can exercise prevent some suffering?

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The need for raising awareness concerning serious problems may be more relevant than ever. People are burning out trying to help others, and the ones they are helping are suffering.

Here’s a couple of links to wet your whistle . . .

https://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/fitness/in-depth/exercise-and-chronic-disease/art-20046049

https://aspe.hhs.gov/basic-report/physical-activity-fundamental-preventing-disease

his first steps

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Yesterday was a big day for my little friend. He put one foot in front of the other a few times. He is at the beginning of a long and awesome journey.

“The first steps that babies take, are into your heart”

“It takes a lot of courage for a baby to take those first few steps”

use a pencil

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“Map out your future – but do it in pencil. The road ahead is as long as you make it. Make it worth the trip.”
— Jon Bon Jovi

mom said to keep going

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Yesterday mom informed me that she and a neighbor would be walking to the Subway sandwich shop, have lunch, and then walk home.

It’s approximately one half mile.

The reason for the walk, according to mom, was to “Keep Moving”

Here’s a link to an article that you may enjoy . . .

https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/youre-never-too-old-to-exercise-just-ask-my-98-year-old-mom-if-you-see-her-at-the-gym/2013/12/13/1fec72ce-4c86-11e3-ac54-aa84301ced81_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.a2db44b6ee0c

“Electric Light Orchestra – Calling America” ~ music therapy?

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It has been said that music therapy make work on all of us.

Participation trophies??

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In the past they came to my attention, but never gave it much thought. After reading yesterday, about the gradual rise in the obesity rate, wow, maybe besides the trophies that have been given out for years? Just thinking about stuff . . .

January 2019 trip pictures

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Changing my mindset

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I’ve noticed over the years a quote will be brought to my attention, and the words, how they are perceived by me, feel like something that may have a profound affect on my life, and excitement is felt.

A short time later the feeling is gone and maybe the search is on for another quote, without even realizing it.

Maybe 365 quotes later, my mindset hasn’t changed at all, my frustration level may have though.

I have no desire to experience the ups and downs that come with constantly looking for a mantra because I don’t realize my life is a work in progress. It takes time to change. I give myself permission to be human.

The quote below is slowly having an affect on me, and at this point in time, these are the most important set of words I know. My mindset feels stronger!

“When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, ‘I used everything you gave me’ “ Erma Bombeck

3 years as a caregiver

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On January 24, 2016, my life changed. At the time mom was 87 and her husband was 88 years old, and they needed help. 93% of my time since that day has been spent here. Relatives that live close have given me breaks, thus the 7%.

The decision to assume the responsibility came easy, the job has been both rewarding and painful for me.

I’m proud of my decision to do the work and proud of my attitude most of the time, but not all of it. The attitude that will pass my level of acceptance is coming.

Mom and I walk together often.

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