It’s another day to be grateful for fans. Yep.
All that grand weather that revived me is a happy memory, and new reason to hope for cooler, drier days. So, I am grateful for fans; fans make the AC mightier.
I remember the challenge of losing AC in Dallas in July. (Survivng a Hot Time in Big-D)
Today is also a day to be grateful for braces– back braces . . . like the one that currently corrals my back which insists on going out. BRACE YOURSELF
I bet some of you can relate.
This brace, a long time companion upon whom I occasionally rely, just makes moving easier. Not faster, or better: easier.
But being able to move on any day is a day to be grateful for. Or, for which to be grateful.
Movement is something I take for granted until the days my old bones decline to support my decision. Then I remember how substantial the gift is of a simple walk around the block.
Of course, given the weather, walking around the block is not a given. But exercise remains a must. (Can Exercise Prevent Memory Loss?)
By the way: We are maintaining pretty much the eating plan we started three years ago. Sometimes I wonder why I could never keep to such a simple regime back in the day . . . probably because I never spent time thinking about the science of nutrition and exercise.
They are also like spiritual braces — attitude adjustors; reminding me to cut some slack for others; just as I hope they cut for me:
Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be, since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be. ~Thomas à Kempis, Imitation of Christ, c.1420
Today is a day to be grateful that I can change.