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.
This question has always intrigued me. Some say we become like our parents who raised us ( nurture) and some believe that it’s what we have inherited ( nature). My personal opinion is that it is perhaps both and yet had a third element added to it; Our effort!
We may have inherited traits from our biological parents, and picked up habits from those who were around us morewhen we were growing up, but it also matters what we want to become.
And to my way of thinking, this is the most deliberate and important part of who and what we become. Some people don’t try to achieve this independence while others strive hard for it. And this I think is the ultimate criterion of what we become in life.
What are your views on this topic? Are we what we are made to be or are we what we make of ourselves?
Please share your thoughts in the comments section or you can write your own post and link it to this one so that I can find it.
What is written in your book and what remains unwritten?
I am 61
I would think that most of what needs to be written in my book has already been written, but life is unpredictable. Who knows what tomorrow will bring? I don’t know what new adventures I will embark upon tomorrow?
Have you learned anything new about your personality that you didn’t know beforehand whilst on your blogging journey?
With blogging I’ve discovered not one but many things about myself;
I can write poetry
I can write fiction
I can overcome my shy personality and make many friends online, from all over the world. My blogging friends are kind, friendly and very welcoming.
What are your last thoughts of the night before you turn your lights off, ready to sleep?
These days I usually drift off to sleep quickly when I turn off the lights. If it doesn’t happen quickly, I have many thoughts like some blogging ideas, or I think about my kids and family. I usually recite verses from the holy Quran before sleeping.
What is the most ridiculous thing you have ever heard anyone say, write, or blog about?
I don’t think I should judge people on what they choose to say, write, or blog about. What May feel ridiculous to me may be important to them.
What can you do today that you were not capable of a year ago?
Last year my left foot was giving me lots of pain. I couldn’t walk more than 10 minutes before it would become hard for me to continue. Now after the surgery I had in June, I’ve started to walk and am trying to regain my stamina for walking 4-5 miles daily. These days I can walk for 45 minutes at a stretch and can do 4 miles a day. I hope to increase it to my former level.
Let a chilly quote inspire you to share your cold experiences and photos, or write a chilly story, or poem, Feel free to borrow my photos this week if they help you feel a twinge of chill.
When February arrives, we know that spring is not far behind
We dream of putting away our woolies and think of flowers ready to bloom
The angle of the sun is changing and the morning light seems different now
Just a few more chilly days and then we’ll welcome spring
I want to walk outside early in the morning but it’s still cold so I only venture out to check the temperature and to take a few pictures of the sunrise. Our weather changes so rapidly at the end of winter that we jump directly from being quite cold to “ I need to turn on the fan” weather. So whatever is left of cold weather, we should savor.
We are lucky to have all four seasons where we live. Each season comes with its own beauty. The winter season is followed by spring. Spring gives way to summer and autumn follows summer. All are welcomed with a sigh of relief as it brings a much-awaited change. In fact, my favorite season is the changing season!
Your February challenge is to write a tanka poem about a dear person or companion animal
Write a tanka poem in English or Spanish about a dear person or pet in English or Spanish. Tanka format is five unrhymed lines, syllable count; 5-7-5-7-7. Deadline: Sunday, February 5, noon CST (GMT-6). G-rated please. If you are a blogger, please publish your poem on your website with the hashtag #ffpoemapop and link to this page by Feb. 5