"Yep Kasha, that sound you hear is your Old Mother". Just then she spun around, rolled in the snow, jumped into the air and almost knocked me over. With all her playful puppy side she ran in the deep snow kicking up as much powder as one could hope to do. I started running and kicking snow at her at her face (she loves that) and finding my inner snow child having just as much fun.... As I poured her hot water into her bowl to break up the ice and scooped her kibble out into her bowl with the German Sausage placed on topto get the old blood a flowing - I thanked her for reminding me
PLAY HARD FOR AS LONG AS YOU CAN
Thanks Kasha for that great reminder. We all at times get caught up in those aches and pains, or the "I remember when thoughts" or worse yet - "I am too old to do that" repeating thoughts running through our brains and into our joints. Sure there are things we can not do like we did when we had a younger body but I believe that if you keep telling yourself of all the things you can't do you will BE RIGHT. Instead, how about if you remind yourself of all those things you can do and then push yourself a bit farther....
I am always amazed that my body does not register it's daily pains when I am doing the things I LOVE but rather all those pains come flooding in when I sit down and let my mind wonder into the BADLANDS of "Oh, my broken bones hurt", or "My ruptured disks in my back have me standing looking like the letter S", or worse is when I let others convince me that "This is a young girls work not Someone of MY AGE". I am the first to tell myself:
"SUCK IT UP, GET UP and NO WHINING"
I understand physical limitation but I am just saying our biggest limitation can be our minds and all those helpful folks in the world who do not push themselves so they surely do not want us too - what would that say about themselves?
Now comes your part of this posting - What do you tell yourself about your limits? What would you like to do that is presently out of your comfort zone?? Let's share and support each other - creaky sounds and all....