Here we are, a third of June has passed.  I know you’ve heard it before, but the older you get the faster it seems to go.
I stood in line today at a lab, waiting to get my blood taken.  It was a long line, and in front of me was a dad and his little girl.  She was so cute, hanging on to her daddy’s clothes.  Then two more children arrived with their mom, and before you knew it, these children were running about (it was a big hallway), laughing and making friends.  No worries.
I said to the mom behind me, wouldn’t it be good if we could all do some callisthenics or at least walk the hallway while we are waiting?
Truthfully, I was envying those kids, full of energy and joy and living in the moment.  The mom dismissed me rather quickly, she wondered how we would stay in line,
Back to being an adult…
I would have liked to have harnessed some of that energy and joy!
I’ve been more aware of my limitations lately, and know I have some choices to make.
I have to do what I can, eat right, get my rest, exercise, you know the drill.  More and more I’m realising that I have to let go of what I can’t do, and accept and love this body which is slowly aging.
This past weekend there were so many excellent events in our community, I wanted to do them all.  I didn’t of course.
So today, as I pondered my long to-do list, I decided to give myself permission.  To paint.  I took time to breathe deeply.  I gave thanks for the measure of health I still have.
Living with limitations means showing kindness to myself, kindness I would show to others.  Taking one day at a time, living a grateful, joyful life.

A bouquet of cosmos

A bouquet of cosmos

 

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