Monday, February 23, 2009

Keeping on keeping on

It seems to me that much of aging is a matter of keeping on with what you've been doing only now it's harder. We have to do many of the same activities--housework, cooking, bill paying, and hobbies but without the stamina, flexibility, eyesight, or balance of our younger days. So it becomes a matter of finding ways to keep on. Fortunately, with age comes a modicum of wisdom. For example, while we don't have the stamina that we once had, we gain the wisdom to pace ourselves and to realize that not everything has to be done. I've found ways to keep on quilting, reading, exercising (though I'd really rather not), and gardening as well as keeping my job 32 hours a week. The emphasis is on finding ways to do the things that bring enjoyment, maybe not on the same scale and certainly not at the same pace to keep on keeping on.

Thought for the Day:

Life shrinks or expands according to one's courage. Anais Nin

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