Life has been difficult for me since November 2019. Started with a COVID like illness, extreme fatigue, aches, rashes; no fever, no difficulty breathing. Curtailed activities.
In July, I fell and fractured my pelvis and sacrum. Thought I was doomed to be bedridden.
Now, November 2020, I am home, walking with a cane, and still progressing. A shout out to my family and friends for their mega support.
I recently reconnected with an elementary school friend on Facebook. She said she would be reading my blog. Made me think I better get busy.
Mainly, I think given my age and energy level, I will post briefly and some days only send a poster coach. Hope you will find that inspiring. Sometimes I will post jokes. Laughs keep us strong.
In the spirit of Thanksgiving, here is a gratitude poster. We who are here reading this are truly among the blessed. As I am for being able to write this. I will try to post weekly, if only to offer a laugh or inspiration though a poster coach, joke, or cartoon.
This weeks poster coach.
Stay strong, laugh lots, persevere, be kind, be grateful, and remember what matters.
Coming back to this as my primary blog. Hoping I can eventually share previous blog posts to http://www.emotionalfitnestraining.com, but if not such is life. At 82 and dependent on Social Security, I could not afford the sudden increase in hosting costs.
This is a better option anyway, as it can more easily be taken over, by friend or family when I can no longer keep up. Hoping to go on for many years but, do have health problems. Moreover to be realistic, one never knows when the powers above us decide to move us else were. I am going to do a few posts introducing you to Emotional Fitness and then will probably post at least weekly using what I call Poster Coaches – short letter size quotes about what matters, jokes, and Emotional Fitness exercises all designed to strengthen your Emotional Intelligence.
Here is an Emotional Fitness Exercise called Be With Beauty:
That is all at the moment. Thank you for all you do that moves the world toward peace.
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Katherine aka Katherine G. Levine.
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We are On the Road Again, as Willie sings and with the Punk. Will probably only post once a week until Home Again.
A Punky laugh. The Punk did not like the first day of traveling. He had to habituate or in other words get used to the confinement and different noises. The next morning when we loaded the car and told him to get in, he beat it back to the motel door. David had to pick him up and put him in the car while he whined and protested.
That disobedience is why he will probably always be a Service Dog in Training. However, he does well in restaurants, and most indoor places. Barking is a bit of a problem, but not when he is at heel or being carried.
One Quizno manager made us show the above ID and examined it carefully. Everyone else just waved us through with big smiles when I said, “Service Dog.”
One of the bonuses of our various aging problems – go anywhere with the Punk, no extra charges for having him in a motel with us. Service dogs rock.
When we arrived at our destination, the Punk showed his brilliance by remembering not to chase the Free Range Chickens without our saying a word. Clever boy.
THANK YOU FOR ALL YOU DO
Please Practice Kindness by sharing all you find of value on the internet including this post. All here crave recognition.
A like says “Thank You.”
Comments say you have read and thought about the post.
Sharing is a gift to three people: the blogger, the people you share with, and you for your kindness bless you.
Dear Mom, I don’t think I every really thanked you enough for all the gifts you bestowed. Today, I am thinking mostly about how you taught me to love animals. Our house was never without one and at one point held a screech-owl, we eventually set free, several flying squirrels, a canary, a dog and a cat.
The love of animals is a marvelous gift to give any child. I hope you know how grateful I am for that one of your many gifts.
LINKS OF INTEREST
These links are for those not familiar with Emotional Intelligence or the idea of Emotional Fitness.
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