Life is like a coin.
You can spend it any way you wish,
but you only spend it once.
I’ve been spending life enjoying myself thoroughly. Our October is unusually warm so I’ve taken every opportunity to drive with the top down and, of course, with a grin on my face. It is great to have white hair and drive a sports car. I’m obviously so far past mid life that nobody could suspect me of being in crisis. I get broad grins and thumbs up in return.
I spent time in one of my favorite places last weekend, New Harmony, Indiana. A group of knitters met at the Barn Abby for a retreat. The folks from Atkinson Farm Yarns in Vincennes, Indiana even brought a selection of yarn for us to browse through. The weather was perfect and the crops on the farms looked like they were right out of a James Whitcomb Riley poem.
In addition to my day job (which is so much fun I can’t call it work) and exercising at Curves, I’ve been teaching knitting classes at Sarah Jane’s Yarn Shoppe. My little buddy, Toby, takes me for walks and we join friends and family for yummy suppers. There is a point to all of this—choice.
I could stress out as I watch my retirement savings evaporate. I could watch political shows on TV even though the campaign has gone on a year too long in my opinion. I could worry myself sick over how other people spend their lives. The question is, would my stressing out change one thing for the better any more than my gripping the arm rests keeps an airplane in the air? Of course not. So, I voted early—for me, the campaign is over. I found the off button on my TV, and filed my depleted quarterly financial report away. Choosing to be delighted changes a lot.
I totally agree, This is great convertible weather. I would like a mute switch for all of the mudslinging. I would much prefer they state their veiws and leave it at that. I am cringing at the statements too. And that makes me want to go driving down the road. At least gas is down.
Nancy J said:
I so agree with you! It’s been a beautiful October to this point and I, too, am ignoring the stress of looking at my 401K while couldn’t be more irritated that all the politicians are concerned about is being elected/reelected rather than being public servants. A campaign should be no longer than six weeks. Enjoying the warmth, the color, friends, animals — That is important.
Good for you!
Our ‘time’… it truly is one of the only things we really ‘have’, to spend.