Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Growing Young Among Birds

A  L  O  H  A !

" You are never too old 
to set another goal or 
to dream a new dream. "
                                         C.S. Lewis 

" Whatever you are doing, 
love yourself for doing it. -

Young Canada Goose
Whatever you are feeling, 
love yourself for feeling it"
                           Thaddeus Golas

Linking to
Wild Bird Wednesday

We all know that exercising, 
eating a Mediterranean diet,
avoiding sitting for long periods,
and staying active & positive
can add quality and years
to your life.

But knowing and KNOWING
are actually quite different.
Leaving Hawaii after 30 years
was much more stressful
than normal moving -
even across the country.
A new climate, lifestyle,
new E V E R Y T H I N G!

A couple of weeks 
before the actual move,
I was knocked off my

Limping and battered,
I arrived in my first winter
in many years.

It was [to me] too cold
to go on brisk walks
many days.

I was too sedentary.
I ate the wrong
'Comfort Foods'
and I felt horrible.
My blood pressure rose.
I could not run across the street
without feeling very old.

Well I got a treadmill
and walk briskly 
30 minutes a day.
I also exercise my grip

I do not sit at the keyboard
long before up up and 
walking around.
[you can finish this post
and leave a comment too!]

I cut out 99% of sweets,
white bread, friend potatoes.

As my body has acclimatized
and Spring & Summer come,
as I feel more and more at home,
I find I'm dropping weight.

But that is the least of it!
I can run, I can walk the town.
I'm not exhausted all the time.
Mood has brightened.
Problems grow smaller.

I am younger
than I was before
in every way that
really matters.

So live what you "know."
Just knowing did not help me.
The fact that I had lived right
for years didn't exempt me.

This is my sharing gift
for You today!

Make it Play,
Rewards Will
Come Your Way!


                  Fondly, cloudia

Hawaii Photo of the Day

A  L  O  H  A !
Honolulu Chinatown @ Night

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