Can’t believe it’s a month since I last posted. Time flies, life flies. I’m 70 years old – how much longer do I have? And how long for Bill? No way to answer that question except to remember to live and enjoy each moment. Which means adjusting the old attitude when I don’t like something or what’s happening. A great skill – learning to notice the old attitude and then shake it into shape as needed. Story on the Internet triggered this line of thought – Go read it. Boiled down, it’s about a 72-year old longitudinal study of 268 Harvard sophomores that shows three ingredients for a happy life:
- Make an outlet for your fears and struggles – join a team, help others, laugh, lighten up.
- Be humble, remember you’re no more special than anyone else.
- Share yourself with others, give hugs and tell people you love ’em.
Not a bad way to begin the day….
So, on a scale of 1 to 10 I’d say I’m up around 8. But I still have work to do. We’ve had three weeks of visitors, and some delicious weather. Little League has been wonderful. I’m finally “getting” how to practice effectively at the piano. (Make a note, Pat, need to write about that.) I’m slowly releasing the stiff and sore from the Australia trip – thanks to that pain I am learning about the Feldenkrais method of body awareness and muscle control. (Make another note…) Jasper is taking sailing lessons – puts me right back in the armchair of wannabe’ness before we went cruising on Callipygia. I took some video of his class yesterday, maybe I’ll make a movie of it. But I’m kind of aimless. I need more structure to my time. So I’ve started looking for a part-time job. With more to do I should do a better job of fitting the day’s pieces together.