Friday, August 26, 2011
This Friday's word is Older
This week's word is Older.
Before cancer, I never really thought of getting older. After all, I was only 40. Getting older, is after all, for old people. It's amazing how perspective changes. Now, for me getting older, even one day older is a gift. A very, very precious gift.
I do think it is sad that our society focuses so much on youth, that we miss the blessing of the older generation. Since most of my nursing career I have worked with an older population, I have great respect for their wisdom and knowledge.
Today I was at a conference and one of the physicians who was speaking stated that many of us think our bodies don't move as well because we are older, in truth it is because we are less physical active than when we were younger. Lesson learned--MOVE IT or LOSE IT!! (Hmmm....good thing I purchased some new running shoes and inserts last night--I have been struggling with a bad case of planter fascities...so going to see if this remedy will help. I have the greatest desire to start running...)
Five minutes up...
Have a great weekend getting older!!