New friends ..... happy hour or a movie out, lunch gatherings ....
I rediscovered Hawthorne... as in Nathaniel .... and I'm enjoying reading his short stories.... liking the moral allegories and thought-provoking tales. Last read was "The Ambitious Guest".
Also rediscovered the library (surely my librarian mom is pleased, right?).... and free audio books.... Listening to something good feeds my mind and makes me laugh depending on what I'm listening to!
Exercising ... (oh why can't I be a tad more consistent?) I probably do better than most... but not as good as I should.
Reducing the "noise" in my life.
Quotes.... I love 'em!...... Here are some favorites this week....(all by Robert Brault)
"The toughest test of good judgment is to know
when to withhold your better judgment."
"It can be a lifelong battle to try to love someone
through the chinks in their armor."
"A river never beats its head against obstacles.
It always goes around, and it always gets to the sea."
"Two raindrops, flung from the heavens, merge on a windowpane.
A chance meeting? Tell it to the two raindrops."
and my favorite....
The mind, as you age,
Is an artist, it seems.
Monet paints your mem'ries,
Picasso your dreams.
Ah... I relate.....
The story celebrates love. The best kind of love. Loyal and enduring. I wish our society honored older people more. Much more. Many feel they've been forgotten. We need to slow down, be polite and considerate ... show kindness.... and listen to their stories. This story touched me so much..... there are many like him. Many older folks feel invisible....and that breaks my heart....
"It is not necessary to be strong in every place if in the place you are vulnerable, you are loved."