Don’t worry about whether you are healthy enough to do something… just do it!!


I, like most senior citizens have my share of health related issue. Probably more than most. It seems that every time I go to the doctor lately he has diagnosed me with yet another condition! The last time he notified me that my blood sugar is on the high side of normal so he added yet another prescription to my list. I also can’t seem to get out of a chair without grunting anymore. In other words, I am falling apart!

If I were to become fixated on all these conditions I would likely never get out of bed in the mornings. What a boring life that would be! Instead I choose to not focus on my declining health but instead do everything I can in spite of it. Yvonne will tell you that I am a pretty ornery person but I believe this is a good thing when health issues arise. Don’t sit back and feel sorry for yourself because you don’t have the energy you had twenty years ago or you have this condition or that condition. Just go out and do what you can. Doing what you can does not necessarily mean accepting arbitrary limits . I tend to try and push myself beyond what I think I can endure. Sometimes that gets me in trouble but mostly it just increases my endurance.

In other words get off your butt and stay active in life. Get up every morning and face the challenges that the day may bring. You will be a stronger and better person for it.