Categories
writing

What is Good for Your Mind?

We are all progressing toward an older age. We start as babes, but then the birthdays come and go, school finishes for us, and we set out to live our professional life after college. Years pass, and though we planned to attend the annual meetings, we don’t go back to greet those who helped us through college. We marry, have babies, and settle into our professions.

Life isn’t so fast, but it does keep moving. When you were 21, you thought 90 was old. Now 110 is older, and old. There are things older people can’t do anymore, but activity is encouraged for all of us. If you sit, and don’t exercise, you will develop loose muscles, and soon your couch potato days will catch up with you. Really. It is hard to walk when it is raining, unless you love to walk in the rain. What is wrong with walking in the rain? Do it. Let your hair get wet, and be drenched in the rain for a little while. I believe it can be a capital moment in your day. You can always refresh, but walking in the rain can be delightful. Let that raindrop fall on the side of your faces. Let it run down your face. I believe rain has healing virtue in it. It came from above. Why wouldn’t it be special.

No, I am not normal. Rain has always been a delight to walk in when I have the time, and when I am in the mood to walk in it. That is rare now, because I am an adult. But a good pair of boots is wonderful to walk in the rain. Splash those puddles, and have some fun for a change. Find someone who wants to get muddy, and splash through the rain puddles.

A cat doesn’t like to get wet, but at times, I have seen a cat need a bath. We gave it to Him and He frankly didn’t mind. He became docile. I do believe we have many fears that if tried, won’t scare us any longer. Mud washes off, and so does make-up. Hair dries, and goes well with a hot iron to make it straight, or curly. I believe the mask comes off eventually, when we realize that we have one life to live. What is good for your mind? It is something that throws into the dull, and boredom, and says, “Wake up! Smell the roses. Splash in those puddles. They are there for the fun you can have. Stop being a sissy. Find a horse and ride it like the wind through those puddles in life.

Categories
writing

Spring Has Sprung. It is Here.

Spring is here, and yet we are to have wear a coat weather for a few days. I remember the snow of 93. I believe everyone I knew wanted snow, and that year it snowed, and the flowers were blooming. We had quite a snow, with drifts that were really deep. You know, Spring sprang all the more when it finally came, and the snow did melt. It always does when the sun shines.

Categories
writing

God is Good All the time.

I have been noting All in the passages I read this week. I mark All because it is a wonderful word. It talks about All things working together for good to those who love God. Blessed is the person who puts their trust in the Lord. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding. Acknowledge Him in all your ways, and He will give you direction. These are some of my favorite passages in the Bible. I read from the English version, and it is captivating how close it is to the Greek, and Hebrew. It is phenomenal in its rendering. I do love the King James Version, and I memorized passages from it long ago. You know those verses are still tucked away to be brought out when I need them.

God is good all the time. I passed my test today with the surgeon. He will see me in one year. Now I am spilling over with gratitude.

Categories
writing

Well, I’ve Seen my Surgeon.

I met with the doctor for a few minutes. He asked how my shoulder is doing. I showed him how I can wave my hands, and make a circular motion. I bent down all the way and touched my toes in my tennis shoes. He was impressed. He said most people my age can’t do this. He will see me in one year. The scar has gone in, and it looks wonderful. I guess the report was so good, but he says most people don’t let the should patients go until two years have passed.

I have lost 18 pounds, and I told him. This helps with mobility. When he asked about exercise I showed what I can do with my hands, and told him about the bench. I made it to 100 again today. I count by twenties, and five twenties makes 100. I just finished 100 times. I tell you, it is nice to lose the weight that I gained with knowledge. I knew I could gain, but when I was eating whatever I wanted, I was happy, and go lucky. I didn’t care what it did to me. I do care now, and the weight will come off. I told him my diet plan. He thought I was progressing.

He said, “You don’t know the people who can’t do what you have done with your hands. See you in a year.”

It is too, early to make an appointment, so I will call for an appointment when the new year gets here. I must thank you now for praying as I went to the surgeon. Thank you for praying for me, audience. I believe two put 10,000 to flight. Think how many that would be with 1,215 followers who lifted me before the throne today. Thank you for praying for me.

Categories
writing

My Arm Hurts when it gets Cold.

My arm hurts when cold sets in. I have noticed this, and I believe it is going to do this some. I apply an ice pack, and I feel better. I thought I had two days to recover from the eye shot that I received. I wasn’t medicated enough, and I felt the shot when he administered the last part of it, and withdrew the needle. I told him I felt it.

He said, “Some times that will happen.” He meant that I would have pain. I don’t know whether he knew that I had no more sedative in my eye.

I have come a long way. Last year I fell, and crushed my shoulder. This surgeon replaced my shoulder because the fall I took was that bad. Wow. I remember being helped in the car, and going to the emergency room. They didn’t really help me, but when I met with the surgeon, I knew he would try to help me.

You know accidents happen. I hope nothing like this ever happens again.

Categories
writing

My Surgeon Sees Me Tomorrow.

It will be a year since I fell, and my surgeon sees me tomorrow. I have come a long way with the new shoulder. I fell, and my shoulder had to be replaced. I healed up fine, and went home instead of going to therapy any more. I exercise when I think of it, and that is the thing. I may today, and not tomorrow. I do have the bench that I gave Isaac, and Ed one year. They won’t use it, so I do. It works to make me firmer. That is, it works if I use it. Smile.