And every Saturday I celebrate with Ruth Ayres at Discover Play Build. and link with others who share their celebrations, too. It's a life-changing thing to find both little and big things in one's life to celebrate.
Winston Churchill said: Attitude is a little thing that makes a big difference. Remember what he lived through, and he carried on.
Some days it feels hard to be older. My life has changed, I'm no longer teaching, I am alone quite a bit. I will soon need to have cataract surgery, and then there's that tooth thing. Some people call this a "pity party". It is rare for me to have one. I could count my blessings, and there are many. But some days. . .
Today as I drove home, I noticed an older woman, somewhat overweight, walking with a cane, carrying several bags. She took her time, wore several layers of clothes, and it had grown warm by mid-day. This woman didn't seem to be doing well, was moving slowly. She was nearing a corner, so I pulled in that street and stopped, waited. I left the car and walked toward her, asked if she could use a ride home. She looked up at me, said, "Honey, I just have a couple of blocks to go, and the exercise is really good for me. I'm doing fine, just taking my time, enjoying the beautiful day."
So I went home, and enjoyed this beautiful day.