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My Favorite Quote
This quote helped create a foundation for everything in my life.
“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
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This will be my first full day being off of Facebook. I deleted my account last night.
Mom is with my sister in law until Monday. They will visit two of mom’s cousins.
I took this picture a few minutes ago, near Fort Valley Georgia.
Last night I had a lengthy conversation with a man that has become well versed with the ketogenic diet, and he has lost about eighty pounds.
I jogged about a mile this morning, with not much hip pain. Things may be improving.
This picture was taken a few years ago at Monument Valley, in Utah. In the fictional movie, Forrest Gump, he stopped running about where you see me.
Here’s some reminders from Twitter today.
These pictures are from today . . .
It was probably around 1970 that this concept first appeared in my life. My gut feeling says it’s a pretty good rule of thumb. Yep, I heard about it many years ago, but did not do it myself until 2001.
From the Mayo Clinic
The average American walks 3,000 to 4,000 steps a day, or roughly 1.5 to 2 miles. It’s a good idea to find out how many steps a day you walk now, as your own baseline. Then you can work up toward the goal of 10,000 steps by aiming to add 1,000 extra steps a day every two weeks.
In the last few days, circumstances put several folks in front of me that are over 80 years old, and they are all, or seemed to be to me anyway, in good shape cognitively.
With most of them, Alzheimer’s became a topic. One of them offered a thought. She said nowadays it seems people all over are having problems with memory, and she added that while she was coming up, she rarely heard of such, and that, in her opinion, something major has changed.
In my opinion, it began in a major way in the mid fifties when our society started ingesting so many chemicals. If that’s the case, maybe we can learn to avoid it or slow it from starting, with our diet, but we also need a way to stop it once it’s already there and hopefully be able to reverse some of it.
1200 miles on feet for 2019
630 as of this morning.
The goal last year was over 2000, and that worked. My caregiving duties have increased a bit and mom, and me, are not getting any younger. The 1200 is a good goal. We’ll see how this shakes out. Feeling good about it now.
I was born in Douglas, Georgia and Homerville is about 35 miles away, but as far as I know I’ve never been there, that is until yesterday. It seems like the name, Homerville, has came up through the years.
It was a good time being there, small, friendly and beautiful.
Fate had me having a conversation with the mayor, a newspaper reporter and the owner of a small business, nice folks. Hence forth, when the word Homerville comes up, some stuff will come to mind.
Mom’s in the Dollar General picking up some stuff as I sit outside looking at traffic on U.S. Highway 80. Over three years here with mom and I have met many long distance travelers, as they pass through Roberta, most on bicycles, but some on foot.
I’ve chatted with many of those folks and the stories are always interesting. Most of the ones traveling alone seemed like they felt comfort during our conversations. I enjoyed speaking with each one.
On several occasions I have seen posts that speak of being kind because we may not know what others may be going through. I usually tap the like button and most of the time the share button.
But silently, sometimes I am so quick to judge without giving thought to what someone might be going through that may cause the behavior I am judging. I don’t like the feeling that follows my thinking.
Is it right for me to want others to follow that advice, but not me. No, it’s not.
For a long time it seemed like my life was an ongoing search for one quote after another to keep me excited. That search and the excitement that followed the finding of a new one, didn’t seem to ever alter my behavior. Maybe it did a little at some point, but I don’t remember that.
Ah!!, that is until this particular quote . . . . .
“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
Keeping those words before me consistently has changed how I think. The quote is a foundation for all I do and it has altered my behaviour.