Lately, I'm noticing that thing I did with ease, things I took for granted, are now a little
different as I get older. Of course, the first
thing to go was the eyes. Reading used to
be my greatest pleasure. Thanks to large
print books, and the ability to increase the
font on my computers and the kindle, I can
still have this pleasure, its just adjusted a
little bit. But with reading glasses, it all works out fine. Well, mostly fine.
When I send or receive a text message on
my phone, I need my glasses. I keep both
my glasses, and my phone, next to my bed
at night -- in case I get some all important
message ... Saturday morning, I'm slowly
waking up, it's early, and my phone beeps,
I have a new text. I grab my glasses and
stick them on, and try to read my phone.
And I'm thinking "Maaaan, either my eyes
are really tired, or I need to get them checked.
I can barely see my phone this morning!!"
Squinting away, I answer my text and roll over
to catch just a few more minutes under the warm
snuggly covers. Later, when I was fully awake
and getting up, I look over at my phone,
and the glasses I'd tried to read my phone with.
I had myself a really good laugh when I realized
that I'd put on my sunglasses instead of reading glasses.
There are many different kinds of love, and everyone
needs a certain amount of all the different kinds!
There's the love you have as a child for your parents,
the love you have as a parent of children. You love
your pets, sometimes your neighbors! and your
co-workers (sometimes a little TOO well perhaps!)
If you're lucky, you love your spouse,who loves you too.
Love is a part of us, a part of our lives, and
if you love someone, be sure and tell them!
is the greatest accomplishment.”
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
Some days it takes great effort to say "this is me"
and be happy with it. We all know we can be
better in many ways. But that should never affect
how we feel about ourselves, nor let us fall into the
trap that says when I do "this" or "that", I'll finally
be happy. I'll never be a size 12, and that's OK.
We need to be happy with ourselves every day,
in every way. :)