A look at life, achieving good physical and mental health and happiness
I am writing to express my opinion, share my experiences and to maybe provide some insight. My blog is addressing women at 50 ( but men are welcome to read my posts) ,their issues and the questions that come up at this stage in life. I don’t aim to teach, but to learn together.
Like luminous petals falling Over lush green lawns your Violet verses float down in Eloquent abundance.
Love-filled lyrics pervade the ether Elegant stanzas resonate with rhyme Tantalising texts torment my senses Tempting cantos seep into my soul Eternal love spills from your pen while Rhythms of ecstasy permeate my heart.
With a new year upon us and the stresses of 2020 behind us, (or are they), consider the new year and what it brings to us.
For many of us older folk, being tired and run down is often a daily event.
Normally , I wouldn’t admit to being tired and rundown!
Nopes, not at all I’d say even when I am. But today, or rather since yesterday I am feeling very much tired and rundown and grumpy too.
The reason is that I got what I wished for. That’s why it is dangerous to wish for things before one thinks them through. I was wishing that I could just stop eating so much and go back to my weight losing habits.
I suffer from these bouts of hyperacidity and stomach discomfort when I became careless of my intake of coffee, tea, and spices. That’s what happened to me and now I am not happy with my tummy.
I can’t have coffee or regular food. I am taking a bland diet and meds to deal with this episode. I’m hoping that there is some positive impact of this incident and I may have lost a couple of pounds. Hopefully!
So I am feeling out of sorts and tired. I hope this passes away soon.
We naturally look forward to the start of the new year with hope and aspirations. But this year is not ordinary. It is preceded by a very difficult year in the memory of most people alive.
My question this week is;
What are you excited or apprehensive about this year?
I am excited about the new covid vaccine. We are hoping to get vaccinated when it becomes available to us. That will reduce the amount of stress we experience when anyone of us has to venture out of our home for work or essential shopping.
What I am apprehensive about is that people will relax their guard too soon and would treat the vaccine as a panacea and stop taking proper precautions. That would be so very dangerous.
What are your hopes and fears regarding this year?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section.
Do you ever simply stop and wonder ‘Where has time gone to?’ or is it something that never bothers you?
In the past I would be rushed for time, running after it to get my chores done. But not anymore. Now I am a lady of leisure and very seldom short of time. So if it passes away quickly, all the more better.
If you had a warning label, what would yours read?
Beware, free advice ahead!
What fact amazes you every time you think of it?
How divided the human race is today. We should have been more united because we should be more aware of the similarities between us all.
What kind of activities do you enjoy doing and what would you never do?
I love blogging, walking, listening to music, and playing with my grandchildren.
I would never ( voluntarily) do scuba diving, parachute jumping, mountain climbing, or any other high-risk activity. I wouldn’t want to do anything to make myself incapacitated!
Linda is the host of Stream Of Consciousnesses Saturday and JusJoJan
Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “first thing.” Start your post with the words, “first thing” and go from there. Bonus points if you end your post with the last thing. Have fun!
First thing that a baby does when it arrives in this world, she gives a loud cry! Where am I? What’s this new place, open bright, and full of strangers. Where is the cozy womb, dark and comforting, which held me safe for so many months?
Then she adjusts, nurtured by her mom and family, and grows up to love this new bigger world. Life goes on and there comes a time when it ends.
Now it’s time to go back into a small dark space but it won’t be warm or cozy. It’ll be cold and hard earth.
We will all go through this cycle and there is a beginning and an end. But it need not end with death. We can leave good memories and deeds behind. People who knew us would remember us fondly and we can live in their hearts and minds.