Life has brought some interesting turns that make for creative innovations and new ways of doing things. I have to admit that part of these innovations are simplifying methods of doing things due to the aging process.
I like it when my thoughts are uncluttered by my emotions enough to blog or follow a new train of thought in writing I am doing, but I had to admit a few years ago: Without stimulation in my life from the imperative to work for a living, my thoughts would be likewise unstimulated and rather boring.
One recent summer evening I set out for a walk with our dog Dolly. My neighbor, kitty corner across the street, has two energetic little boys, and the family goes out after dinner, the parents walking, and the little boys riding their bicycles. The boys ride far ahead of their parents most days, and coming upon them, I felt shocked to hear the boys chanting, “Oh, no! It’s Dog and Old Lady!” I looked around, and realized it was ME they were chanting about!
Here’s an upbeat idea: Every day, I am new. Sit with that a moment. Savor it. Say it slowly to yourself. “Every day, I am new.” Savor it some more. How does it make you feel? Does it make you feel good? “Every day, I am new.” As I age, I have learned to live with the gray hair –