FINDING JOY

September 1 ,2019

“Find your joy,” they say, “You have to stop worrying.”

Good advice, but how exactly does one do that? What brings joy to one person might aggravate the hell out of another.

Some folks find peace in yoga or meditation.  Some prefer long walks, or the opposite, running.  Some knit, scrapbook or binge watch Netflix.  Many find cooking therapeutic, something I’ll never understand, though I fully appreciate the products of their labors!

There are countless ways for one to disconnect from his or her stressful world.

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GIVING UP

Do you ever want to run away somewhere and hide from everything, as if that will make all the bad stuff magically disappear?

Sometimes I feel that way, though I don’t think I have any right to.

My cancer was diagnosed in the early stages.  I had ample insurance coverage and medical care.  I was and continue to be blessed with loving, supportive family.

Whether it’s a blessing or not, I have a fighting spirit.

But if the tables were turned, if the disease had spread, if I couldn’t afford that medical team, would I feel the same?  Would I still want to fight?

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READY, SET, STRENGTH TRAIN!

 You may already be doing some kind of cardiovascular activity. That’s great and will help keep your heart, lungs and circulatory system running like a well-tuned sports car!

In addition to the engine, it’s important to spend a little love on the other moving parts.  Keeping the doors opening and closing, hinges lubricated and flexible, and the frame strong to keep your wheels turning for the long haul.

So let’s get rolling!

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