Sunday, August 5, 2012

Appreciation

As you know I am not a spring chicken, therefore I don't bounce back as quickly as I use to. To my advantage I have not broken a hip as of yet, so I can still trip the light fantastic with some good music. I may not be able to stay on the dance floor all night as I did as a bubbling 20+ year old but I can hold my own for a song or two. Of course we have oxygen on the stand by if needed. I don't have to wear orthopedic shoes yet but I do like super comfortable clothes. I have given up most vices except cussing and really try hard not to use GD but the F bomb I can drop easily. I tend to be lazy but I claim that as just slowing down. I have gone from a 78rpm to 33 1/3rpm. I am an endorphin junkie, proud of it too. However, I am restricted to a once a month massage fix. Oh but honey, it so good!!!!! I leave there weak kneed, euphoric and tingling.

I love fried chicken, even though it is not good for me, along with some mashed potatoes, fried okra, black eyed peas over rice and some sweet tea. All that goodness leaves me weak in the knees too. My BFF tells me, " L,  you should give that stuff up and come over to the vegetarian side of life." No way sister!! I love my chicken and steak!

Funny thing about looking at your mortality. As a child life goes on forever, when you peak middle age you can see the light at the end of the tunnel. You asked those deep philosophical questions concerning the meaning of life. I do not have the answer to that question or other philosophical questions. But I do know this, it is to appreciate the people in your life and have brought positive meaning to it. Appreciate every day. My BFF asks me. "L, what is to become of us?" I never knew how to answer, until lately. We are to become the most of what we set forth on our journey and to appreciate the moments we have and to love with great joy and passion.

Laughter is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. I indulge in it at every opportunity. You should too. Laugh out loud and don't be afraid if you pee your pants just a little!!