Good Morning! Life has been twirling swirling and doing a few cartwheels lately. This is a good thing. Truly.
I’ve recently rejoined the YMCA after much internal debate. I forgot just how much I enjoy being at the gym. I was a complete gym rat in my 20s and 30s. I was an avid racquetball player – very competitive. In other words, I could most assuredly kick your ass then close with a bless your heart afterwards – then throw in a big smile for good measure. ::::beaming::::: I’ve always been interested in learning Tai Chi. I’m taking the class soon at the Y. I’ll never forget being in San Francisco years ago- sitting in a quaint café for breakfast and watching hundreds of people in the park across the street from the restaurant in perfect unison doing Tai Chi. It was mesmerizing.
So many people places and things make me happy. If you’re around me you add so much to my life. Know that. Of course my pups add joy and silliness. Bumble the newest pup completely did a #nobumbleno and nibbled on the new carpet I just put down. ::::sigh::::: Oh well. It adds character to it I suppose. Plus she’s so incredibly adorable how can you stay mad? I didn’t actually ‘see’ her doing the destruction – Bumble told me a small hippopotamus came in and did this. It does look like a hippo bite. So… we’ll go with that. And yes…. my dogs speak to me. Don’t yours?
There’s a wind chime of sorts I have hanging behind me on the deck as I sit here writing this morning. There is NO wind whatsoever. Still as the desert. The chimes will shake suddenly making the most wonderful ‘tinkle tinkle tinkle’. It’s startling considering there’s NO WIND to shake this chime. When I look up it appears as if some invisible hand is shaking them up and down. I wonder……… it’s the wondering that makes it an important event.
I’ve been very active of late doing some pleasing things like…… riding my bike on the Atlanta Beltline. What an asset to the city. I’ve also walked it many times most recently with Di. Meeting Julesbee in the morning to walk it again. I so enjoy being around masses of people. That’s also why I love being at the airport. It’s the energy that sparkles all around me when I’m in a group of people. I think that’s why I love the gym so much. Everyone in their own world doing something for their benefit alone. It’s inspiring.
What prompted me to sit this morning and write to you, is that I recently had blood taken for a life insurance policy. I went online this morning to see the results and thankfully all were within normal range. No diabetes, no high cholesterol no liver disease no high or low anything. All perfect. I’m so incredibly thankful that’s the case. So many are battling something health wise and my time will come at some point I’m sure with this aging process (Although I’m in complete denial of that – I have the Peter Pan Complex never grow up never grow old thing going on…. don’t tell me otherwise thank you very much). I’m THANKFUL… thank you body that I’ve completely fed too many Krispy Kreme donuts (the hot sign WAS ON …. so….. ) too many cans of butter crème frosting (can you tell I have a sweet tooth – I’m pulling that sweet tooth in my imagination to get rid of it! Georgia O’Keefe said sugar will kill you… and it will). I’m thankful and appreciate to you my body that is mine and only mine. I’ve earned every 53 years of this body and it’s mine!! All mine!!!
That’s what I have to give you this morning. Scotties, perfect blood work, the body of a 53 year old, cocktails, dinners, friends, gym, walking, biking, plants out my front door, thinking, doing, going, seeing. Being present. Taking the good with the not so great.
You can’t skip chapters in your life. Savor the good bad and the ugly. They are all yours unique to you. Find the magic and the joy in life. What makes you happy. What doesn’t cut it out whether it’s a bad habit or people. Do what’s best for you – grab life by the ears and hold on!
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