…about my life. Oh my! 😉
I will be 45 in June. So, If I live to be 88 or 90, I’m at the top of that hypothetical hill. I have definitely faced some steep climbs. I have trudged where I didn’t want to trudge and I have felt the fatigue from the climb. I’ve stumbled and rolled backwards numerous times. I have the lumps, bumps, wrinkles and bruises to prove it. Guess what? I’m not afraid of the downhill ride!
Think about a big, bumpy, yellow slide or a water slide. It’s hot and there were steep steps to climb. You’ve probably had to wait in line … with squirmy kids. Then, there you are, at the top! It’s your turn to go! Put that burlap sack or floaty-tube down and feel the adrenalin. Is it going to hurt? Am I going to fall off my sack/tube? Am I going to land gracefully or slide in with my rear in the air and knickers in a knot? Scream with fun! Laugh out loud! Enjoy the ride you get. It might not be the same ride your friends or family have. If I know my luck…I will get scratched on the way down or rip my clothes…but it will still have amazing joy if I let go and experience it.
My resolutions for LIFE are to help me remember to embrace life – then let go and live it!
- Don’t worry about messy hair. Watch some kids playing. Their hair is sweaty or knotty or pulled up in a pony tail. They might have some staticky, stand-on-end hat-head, but they enjoyed playing in the snow. In otherwords, don’t let worry about appearance stand in my way of doing something fun.
- Do not say, “I’m too old to do that.” If I truly don’t want to do something, don’t do it. But, if I really would like to do something…do it…without worrying if it is age-appropriate.
- Walk and exercise to keep the body moving, agile, limber and mentally refreshed – not in a never-ending quest to lose 10 pounds. Sure, I would prefer my dress pants and jeans do not have to be sized UP every 6 months and that they fit comfortably, without cutting off circulation to various extremities, but God gave us our bodies to use as our vehicles to experience life; to work and play. I need to change the focus from exercising for weight-control to being able to get the most mileage out of my body.
- Quit procrastinating. Ha! Here it is – January 2nd and I’m writing my New Year’s resolutions! I acknowledge and accept that I will often be running a tidge behind. That’s why I’m calling them Resolutions for Life. However, I will not procrastinate about giving hugs, telling people I love them, offering a kind word, noticing changes and effort and complimenting the person behind it. Notice it. See it. Feel it. Do it!
- Live life as an exclamation point!
- Keep adding to these Resolutions for Life as new ones pop into my mind.