"Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me".... - Livin' the Good Life
Jan. 11th, 2013
12:27 pm - "Will You Still Need Me, Will You Still Feed Me"....
...when I'm sixty-four. That Beatle's song came out when I was a teenager, and sixty-four sounded really old. Now I'm 64, and I don't feel "old". However, I don't feel like a "spring chicken" either! But, my life is good and I am happy. I want to get stronger this year, and I'm working on that. I want to spend more time in Glendale with our new grandchild, due in May. I want to find new ways of supporting the moms I love, who are all around me, and who I've not seen nearly enough of lately. Gabe, bless his heart, took me to breakfast this morning, and I was struck, as I often am, by what a loving and considerate man he's turned out to be. That is the best present he could give me! Later this evening, we will have some cake and music. I look forward to that.
We often hear the adage, "If you don't have your health, you don't have anything." At 64, I truly understand that statement. To feel under-par, is to feel not-fully-living. I am going for "fully living" this year. When I feel like MYSELF, I have a bounce in my step, energy to spare, I move quickly, and can get a lot of things done in a short time. When I feel great, I am a human dynamo. That's what I'm going for at 64. That person is enthusiastic, affectionate, and playful. (That's why I love kids so much. They are naturally all those things, and I can relate.) Yes, I am responsible and steady by nature. But, I also have a childlike view of the world and energy to match. May I be blessed with an abundance of these qualities in 2013, and may they spill abundantly over onto others and bless them richly. As Bishop Spong always says, "May I love wastefully." Please use my arms, my hands, my legs and feet. Use my words. Use my consciousness. Use it all that I may "love wastefully" this year.