I got to thinking…

…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!

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. 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.
  4. 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! 
  5. Live life as an exclamation point!
  6. Keep adding to these Resolutions for Life as new ones pop into my mind.
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About Marla Rose

This blog documents country life in central Illinois with lots of pictures, and various other ideas/adventures that come my way. My hope is to make you laugh (or at least smile) and appreciate this life!
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4 Responses to I got to thinking…

  1. Becky P says:

    Just be sure and don’t let your legs uncross on that plunge down the water slide!

  2. Lisa Rigoni says:

    Related to a number of these and love #5!! Gonna try and implement it along with my new ways of living : ) Happy New Year, Marla!!

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