Made to Move

I believe people are made to move around and to work. Since I go to a nursing home on Fridays and when I went to visit an elderly lady in her home a couple of weeks ago, this thought came to mind: exercise helps us age more gracefully.

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The lady living alone teeters as she walks with her cane. She used to own a dog, but when he died she didn’t get another pet. She can’t hear well and I never see her outdoors anymore. She used to go to the grocery store, but she insists on the driver accompanying her into the store. Then she visits with whoever will listen to her, she examines the products carefully. The lady with her is chained to her in a manner of speaking and so she finally told her to give her a list with the money and she’d pick up the groceries and bring them back. It is a volunteer, so she can’t force the chauffeur to allow her into the car.

 

This person doesn’t get exercise, doesn’t see others much, and is aging more rapidly than most people her age, it seems to me.

 

One of the gals in our Bible study group is in her nineties and sometimes her legs hurt. Today she told me that when she’s in pain, she maneuvers her wheelchair out the door to the main hallway and makes her way around a huge circle of rooms and the nursing station. Last night she did that near her bedtime, which is unusual. She said the pain in her legs left once she began moving. “I just needed some exercise! The pain left and I slept well.”

 

When I find myself sitting more than normal, at the end of the day I feel fidgety.

 

Another person I know suffers from “restless leg syndrome.”

 

She can’t move around a lot because her weight has crept up along with her age. Lately she’s been acting like she’s ready to lose weight. When I asked her if she wanted toast one morning since she didn’t get breakfast, she turned me down. I think she’s trying to avoid too many carbohydrates.

 

I hope she will lose the extra pounds and find greater mobility. I’d love to see her age gracefully!

 

I am convinced I need to work heartily as unto the Lord and that means if I’m typing all day, I also need to shake my arms and fingers, and get up and walk around every hour. I went to our church to help with the gardening in early spring. When I yanked some weeds out of the ground on a dry day, a muscle by my upper arm pulled. I never expected that, and that’s when I realized I’m not building up strength. Now, I’m doing stretches, walking, and more resistance type exercises.

 

Our bodies weren’t meant to sit in a chair or on a couch every hour of the day. Note to me, get up and move around on a regular basis!

 

May God bless you. Hope you are able to choose healthy foods and exercise. I’d like to hear how you improve your health when you need to.

Save It

 

 

I told my husband I wasn’t going to blog tonight because last night I blogged and then got on other people’s sites and commented and went to bed later than I wanted to. This morning I woke up way earlier than I wanted to.

After I typed a better version of the previous sentence and asked if people who know how to increase typing speed would like to give me tips, I moved my hand and lost all of the words. I don’t know how to find lost blogs on WordPress and I’ve made a point to type on Microsoft Word because I’ve lost my blog post in the past. So, I’m on Word and I’m blogging. Hah.

I went to the right of my blog to find savedandblessedblog’s name so I could call out to her and that’s when I lost my post. Oh, well.

I read her blog last night and it reminded me that as a Christian I ought to act like it when interacting with others. She said it in a nicer way than that. So, I purposed in my heart to behave when I called the medical billing department for the third time that keeps billing me for $2242.00 or thereabouts. I sent them my co-payment in July with my insurance information on the back of the form since they didn’t have my info, for some reason.

Two more bills came in the mail and I called them twice. The last person said it’s totally taken care of. Then I received a bill last week and I got mad. I begin to wonder if they send bills to customers hoping the person will pay it since insurance companies always lower the amount they are allowed to charge.

I planned on telling them that I was going to complain to three different agencies, ending with the state’s Attorney General. So, thank you for your blog, savedandblessedblog for being vulnerable and honest and exhorting others to walk in a manner worthy of our calling, as it says in Eph_4:1, (ESV) I therefore, a prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk in a manner worthy of the calling to which you have been called,….

The lady today took my information all over again and reminded me to check with them in four to six weeks to see if it’s been handled appropriately. I’m asking God to take care of it for me.

May God bless you.

Working

I put an ad in the local Pennysaver-type newspaper, and got hired to do some typing by a fellow.

Then I got busy doing so many necessary things that I put off the typing for a week. I was absolutely determined to start typing for him today. So I set up my computer, and turned it on, when I received a text from him. He wanted to know how it was going. I got six pages done tonight, and decided to start again tomorrow. I’m practicing Dragon Speak as I blog, so I can get faster at it. I’m not sure when he wants the work finished by, but I’m wondering if it’s for Christmas. I decided I’d better get going on it.

I appreciate the chance to work for someone.

I’ve been reading a book on writing by Elizabeth Berg entitled escaping into the open: the art of writing true, published by Perennial, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, copyrighted in 1999.Product Details

This Dragon Speak is working well when I blog, but seems so slow when I’m typing for a customer. I think part of the problem is that the notebook I’m typing from has many names and locations that are difficult for the computer to pick up on. So I texted the client and told him I will practice this as I blog.

Anyway, I bought a notebook as Elizabeth Berg suggested. I have been reading ahead because I wasn’t ready to stop and do the exercises yet. I’ll probably start doing some of the exercises tomorrow night if I get a chance. Right now my priorities are work, spending time with God, getting organized and blogging. Family and friends are always a high priority for me. I’m getting ready for Thanksgiving and Christmas, as well.

One thing about Dragon Speak that I appreciate, it saves my wrists from pain.

I hope you’re having a good day or night. May God bless you.