Today I could be on the verge of some serious health issues but 60-70 pounds lighter - those will most likely be non-issues, heart disease, diabetes and cancer are less likely in the body of a healthy, fit 50 year old than an overweight 46 year old. I am also hopeful that as I work toward a better me physically, I am also keeping more fit mentally. I do not want to slip into the pitfalls that sometimes sneak up on people when they get past a certain age.
I don't want to be suspicious and negative of younger generations, even though they are so different than my own. I want to keep learning and understanding them. I don't want to be fearful or quick to judge the new things in the world such as the technology that life will bring my way, the relaxing of certain taboos and the ever changing sociology of our world. I want to embrace what is useful to me and at least be tolerant of what is not. In other words, I want to stay relevant to the world I live in and I want it to be relevant to me. Will this be difficult? I think so - it already is in some ways, but I think it is important to remain flexible and open minded if you want to remain young in your thinking. It is important to me to stay young in my thinking if I want to stay young in my living.
It is a beautiful day. We have had a wonderful weekend so far and still have the rest of today to enjoy! My husband and I have been out walking twice - once yesterday on our hike and then today on a trail near our home. I am working back up to where I was before I got sick and it feels so good. We have been to see all the parents - so my love tank is pretty full. (Could use a good visit with my kiddos but that is coming soon)
I guess today, I am looking to the future and happy in knowing I am working on a better me. Physically, mentally and emotionally, it can keep improving - if I just keep doing what I'm doing. The thought of being younger, healthier and happier; that feels good and balanced and I feel blessed.
That's all - Thanks Ya'll!