Happy February 1st everyone!! You know what that means, it is heart health month.
The other day some one posed a question on social media. It went like this – “If you had to do it all over what one thing would you tell your young self?” Woah – that is a topic for great introspection.
In light of this month’s focus, my comments are in regards to fitness and aging. Enter the value daily walking has had in my life which began 23 years ago on January 1, 2000 to be exact. I always held onto this notion that I did not like routine exercise, although I’ve never been sedentary and despite some challenges I’ve led a relatively active lifestyle. Now I love regular exercise because walking is the right kind of exercise for me, and I have stuck to it. The biggest benefit – it keeps my attitudes healthy and my spirit uplifted.
There have been many other benefits of letting go of old ideas. The more one explores new things or acts on their curiosity, the more creative living muscle power one will see emerging and we find all sorts of things which are more joy-filled than we could ever have imagined.
There is another specific reason I posted this topic today, and I will let you in on it. It’s officially “Spunky Old Broads Day.” All this live-long-day and all the rest of the days God gives me, I hope the title fits me because that means I’m not letting any moss grow under my feet. I aim to keep the momentum going – walking with my Creator. I also intend to move in new directions in living creatively and not get stuck in that age old fear.
Speaking of which, I am going to take a leap of faith hoping I will not be put in the dog house, but I want to share something with you that is sort of related. My twin sister has been a decorative painter since her children were small. The other night she sent me a photo. She just completed her first acrylic landscape painting. Let’s give that “Spunky Old Broad” a round of applause. She did quite well! I asked her if it was fun for her to branch out into painting something different. She replied “Absolutely!”
The lesson for this day ~