I go do yoga, walk, weight training machines, and swim at least twice a week. And, make no mistake, I thoroughly enjoy it. I feel betterand move better. And I gain a well-being, optimistic state of mind. Now, some days , I have to admit, I’m dragging my butt up the stairs for yoga. And when something comes up and I can’t go, I secretly think, Yay, I’m off the hook, I get to rest! It’s human nature to want to just do nothing!
Well, today I Really had my “comeuppance.” There I was, walking briskly as I could, using my arms and after a while, I noticed this little, thin white haired lady. She was walking around the track with a walking cane with feet. And she was keeping the rail next to her left, for extra safety. Anyhow after a couple of rounds, my three to her one, I thought I wanted to commend her on her dedication persistence. So, I took out my earphones and told her, “Good morning. You’re doing a great job!” She replies,”Well, my doctors tell me I need to keep walking. I’m 85 and I need to keep walking.” I respond,”Well, keep it up! That’s so true. We all need to keep walking!”
As I continued my walking, I was profoundly touched. I mean, here I am ,67 yrs, and I’m griping and moaning, looking for excuses to skip now and then…and I watch her moving her feet one foot, then the other, slowly, faltering, but steady as the ticking of a clock . Not as fast as a clock, but just as reliable as an old pocket watch. My heart is full of love, compassion, and gratefulness. Love for a strong woman, compassion for her dauntless task, and gratefulness that I decided to say a few words of encouragement to a fellow “worker outer” and ended up being a boomerang that inspired me! I thought, “if she can do it, I have no excuses!” I pray that I will be as happy and determined to stay moving (when and if) I reach her age. 🙏🏻🌹🎩hats off to a beautiful soul!!!! And may we all be inspired to “Move it, Move it!” (Madagascar film)🎯Right on target! 🏋🏾🚵🏻🏊🏼⛹🏻❤️‼️⚜⚜⚜⚜⚜🕐🕑🕓🕙🕕🕖🕗🕝🕙🕚🕛