As we enter another season, I've been considering seasons of my life. Am I in the 'autumn of my life'? Maybe. I think it's important to maintain a positive and thankful attitude in every season and that's one reason I focus on Friday Fave Fives. Click on the link to join others who post their FFFs each Friday.
1. This week I have been deep cleaning my floors. By deep cleaning I mean on my hands and knees scrubbing the floor with a wet rag. The fave is NOT the scrubbing. What I appreciate is the fact that even though I am of a certain Medicare eligible age, I can get up and down and up and down and recover enough to do it again the next day. Two more rooms to go...
2. Have you read The Blue Zones by Dan Buettner? This fascinating book makes my faves list this week. I have been reading it during summer break and am nearly finished. There is so much interesting and thoughtful material in it regarding how to live a longer and healthier life. [Daily activity like getting up and down from the floor multiple times a day is good for you and may keep your body limber and help with balance. So my floor scrubbing will make me live longer, right?]
3. This week was the first meeting of our Small Group from church. We hadn't met during the summer, so we enjoyed getting reacquainted with the others in the group. [According to Buettner, people who have community and faith also live longer, more fulfilled lives. So I score there, too!)
4. It has been hot, hot, hot here. The grey foggy mornings are deceptive.
One would expect a cool rainy day, but, no, the fog burns off and the temperatures rise to the mid to high 80s and low 90s. That foggy moisture? It hangs around and we have humidity which we are not used to. I'm thankful for air conditioning! And I'm thankful that I get an adequate daily dose of Vitamin D from the sunshine. [We all know that Vitamin D is essential for health. I'm doing my part by being out and about in the
5. Craftsy.com is a website that has lots of free knitting patterns. I'm filling my knitting patterns file on the computer with lots of sweaters and hats to make this autumn and winter. Did you know that knitting is one of the best ways to keep your mind sharp as you age? [Knitting helps prevent dementia, so maybe I won't lose my memory as I age.]
How was your week? What are you doing to keep healthy and live longer?