Review the Daily Planner
If today is the first day of the rest of my life, let me remember: SOMEDAY isn’t on any daily planner I should use.
Two weeks into the New Year, how many objectives am I mastering to meet my goal of . . . wait. What was I going to do?
Oh yes . . . watch what my heart hears and avoid screwy thoughts that trip me up. I also resolved a month or so earlier, to drink more water and keep moving.
A few days ago, I was given a pop quiz, testing how well I am doing.
An Unexpected Test
A friend took an unexpected and bad fall on a step of steps. The news and a picture of her injuries became the test of my resolutions.
She sustained serious injuries that not only fractured some bones, but the fall marred her lovely face. What’s worse, my friend, and her family, live with a subtle form of dementia that upsets her. This was a terrible setback for everybody!
My friend struggles with infirmities I fear.
The apprehension of having a similar experience unleashed crazy thoughts; thoughts I could only tame by doing the next thing I was able to do: the dishes, and making the bed; after drinking a lot of water!
So far, I’ve kept a check on the fear, and I’ve kept up my steps – even continuing to go up and down the basement steps, albeit with decided caution and prayer. Isaiah 41:13 has new meaning!
And then the mail arrived. . .
Serendipitously, the latest AARP magazine arrived with an article, The Art of Falling Safely. (Simple rules for hitting the ground as softly as possible.)
What-if’s and yes, buts flared in my brain. However, as I read the article, I gathered three take-a-ways for today:
Don’t get so lost in my thoughts, I miss a step;
Take care of the vision I have, and
Exercise my balance.
Right after I wrote this, I stood on leg and then the other, balancing for ten seconds. (Did my Fitbit record this?)
I discovered this is an imperative exercise . . . I wobbled a bit in the beginning.
So, I resolve, today, to add this exercise to my resolution to keep moving. Today – just for today!
I also decided to try a suggestion our pastor made: Memorize Proverbs 4:20-27. I’m not making any promises, and I will try to avoid excuses.
My future self! I want my future self to feel better and not worse!
Not feeling worse and investing in my future self: Good ideas, I think.
When I think about feeling better in ways that don’t make me feel worse and the idea of investing in my future self, I feel like I can make better choices today. (A Little Bit of Advice for My Future Self)
Especially in an Autumn’s Garden!
Old age ain’t no place for sissies! ~Betty Davis