Given several recent “Politics Disgusts Me” attitude, this thread is a challenge. So I started thinking about life in general.
According to the calendar, spring has sprung. On Saturday, had a storm that made it colder in Arizona than places back east. However, the sun came out as predicted, and we are on our way to consistent 100+ degrees for the next several months. We’re all set for the “it’s hot in AZ when . . . “ jokes. We’ve learned to hide in our AC homes, run to our AC cars, find a parking place behind a skinny palm tree, and then dash into the nearest AC mall. Life does get challenging in the summer. Ok, that’s enough about the weather.
How many of you plant gardens? If you do what kind of things do you plant – flowers or food or both? I haven’t done this for quite a while. My roaming dog loved lying in the petunia patches. I would like to plant tomatoes, but haven’t gotten around to it yet.
How’s your health these days? Gone to the dentist? Have you kept up with all the recommended food charts etc? Checked your BMI lately? I did and think it needs to be adjusted for height and age. If you had chicken pox, have you gotten a Shingles vaccine? I’ve heard horror stores about shingles, so I got the shot. Had your eyes checked? Had your blood pressure and all the other internal tests that require preparation? Enough about health besides the information on what is good for you changes almost daily. Just check the web.
Are you keeping active and involved with your community? If you’re still working, it’s a little harder. If you’re retired, are you volunteering? April is National Volunteer Month.
“Established in 1974, National Volunteer Week is about inspiring, recognizing and encouraging people to seek out imaginative ways to engage in their communities. It’s about demonstrating to the nation that by working together, in unison, people have the fortitude to meet challenges and accomplish goals. “ Find something that interests you and get involved. It’s good for you and good for the people you help!
My favorite uplifting song is not rock or rap or anything current. It is a variation of an oldie sung by Israel “IZ” Kamakawio’ole, a famous natural born Hawaiian. He is singing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow.” It just makes me feel good. Hope you enjoy it.
Ok, that’s my upbeat thread. I know it’s hard at times to remain upbeat given the local, national and world conditions. Remember there is more to life than the cursing about politics. Listen to the song again.