Life is good. I think each day the older and older I get the more I love it. I enjoy the events of life as well as the day to day. I was not always this way. I let fear rob me of joy for such a long time but now I feel happy almost all the time. And let me tell you it is good to feel this way. I am getting older, things don’t work like they used to, and by things I mean my body.
For example I worked in the yard today and it took me 5 hours to finish my task.
When I was done I had a full green container and 8 trash bags of leaves and tree branch clippings and I was SORE. Ha Ha you probably expected me to say I was a happy camper and truly I was. I am glad to be done with the task, thankful to have spent the day out in the warm CA sunshine especially after the cold snap we had recently, but I can hardly walk or type now.
My feet, legs, hands, forearms, shoulders, and neck hurt to move. My back feels tight and I was walking bent over walking around Cost Co. getting the few things I needed. While I was at my pharmacy to get a prescription filled it took almost an hour of standing on my aching feet because there were so many people there with the flu. They were all coughing and sneezing and wearing face mask the doctor gave them so as not to spread germs. I refuse to get the flu.
But back to my aching body. I used to do things like rake leaves, trim trees, mow the lawn and what have you, then do a full weeks laundry, clean my house and chase two small boys. I used to do full days of hard manual labor all the time but not these days. I will be sore tomorrow and for a few days to come. But still I am glad I got out there. I plan to keep getting out there till I pass to the other side. I am going to move and do and ache doing it. I am going to use the gifts that God has given me and movement is one, and a house and yard to care for are another, till I die.
Well I hope you are enjoying the new year. I hope you have things to look forward to this year and have many blessings in your life. Stop by and leave me a word or two. I love to hear from you.
Philippians 4:4 (NLT) Rejoice in the Lord always. Again I will say, rejoice!