Twinkling bright the little lights
Upon our Christmas tree
Trimmed and topped the boughs now frocked
with tinsel and treasures for all to see
While wrapping presents with my son today, I mentioned the non-stop rains in California and the loss of property, as well as people who lost their jobs this year, and the homeless across America. He said, “I wish there was a way that everything could cost only a penny–no matter what it was, and that people could count on their homes staying in one place!” (seeing the houses collapse in mudslides) It is important for us all to remember with gratitude, the blessings that we have been privileged to enjoy.
We spent the day baking and preparing to bring a meal down to my wife’s folks as they are housebound. Chex Mix is baking in the oven; my wife and I still managed to get our workouts done on the treadmill. We are bound and determined to enter the “senior” stage of life with as much get up and go as we can. It’s tough staying committed to a workout schedule when you have teenage children. But we won’t put upon them the burdens of full-time geriatric care that is required of many who choose the TV and sofa over the gym. Life is hard enough, might as well enjoy every single moment given to us. I encourage you all to at least get out and walk, weather and safety permitting! Even walking can prolong your cognitive and physical strength. Read this article http://aol.it/efkBQQ if you don’t believe me.
In addition to doing better with health and lifestyle choices, I am committed to being as good a husband and father as I can be. This means doing more reading (marriage, child-rearing, and financial planning books.) I also will use my cooking/baking talents acquired growing up with 4 older sisters and working as a General’s Enlisted Aide for 3 1/2 years in the Air Force. Men, if you need some help in the area of encouragement I’m not perfect but I try…respond or follow me on Twitter @justasked…I love people who engage, ask questions, provide answers, and generally those who share themselves with others.
I hope you all have a wonderful Christmas and a Happy New Year!