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Unread 07-01-2013, 05:10 AM   #7682
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Originally Posted by Stampin Wrose View Post
I didn't say I'm an old lady either, but I have to be aware of my limitations.

BFF's brother is moving in to a place in the area (from Tucson!), and asked her to help. I'm thinking if anyone asked me to help them move tomorrow, during a heat advisory, when it'll be 98, I'd have said no can do.
I'm with you on the limitations. I wheeze more as my asthma's gotten worse and I can't stay up for 2 straight days any more. Also my back and knees don't like me as much as they did in my 20s.

I remember when I took cousin's daughter to Maine and we hiked Acadia Mountain. She went up like a mountain goat. I wheezed and huffed behind her. She asked me why I was still hiking when it was so hard for me. I said 'I'll tell you when we get to the top,' at which point, of course, I didn't need to say a word.

I think that's my attitude as well, Wrose--I've found that by accepting that things won't come as easily and by taking care of myself and taking my time a bit more, I know I have a much better chance of staying out there and continuing to do what I love as long as possible. A certain amount of resignation and frustration there, but also a lot of acceptance, joy, and very much wanting to keep going as long as I can--even if it takes a bit longer now. And I think a bit more gratitude about still being out there!
God sent angels down to earth in the form of dogs with notes saying 'don't judge, just love.' They ate the notes but keep trying to deliver the message.
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