What It Really Means To Be Seventy-one

On August 3rd. I turned 71.  Although I have been enjoying the senior citizen discounts and perks for awhile now, I have not spent much time actually thinking about being seventy-one.  When I stop and think about it, topics come to mind like:  How long will I live, Will I live ten more years, twenty more years, Where do I want to live, What do I need to do to lose some weight, What do I need to do to become totally healed from Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, all kinds of Allergies, Asthma, Obstructive Sleep Apnea, how do I get more money, and the list goes on and on.  Therefore, it is much better not to think about being 71.  My mind is extremely young; it is just my body that gives me a fit.  Oh, I believe in natural healing, and have tried every type of snake oil that has come down the pike.  I believe in miraculous healing and have prayed for years for one.  So, my solution is to maintain an extremely positive attitude about everything because that is what makes me happy.  I do not like negativity of any form.  It is a parasite and drains your energy.

 Now I have become a part of the MKMMA.  This is a big undertaking when you have CFS.  I have completed one week of time to this endeavor and have been bombarded with all kinds of new methods of life.  That is exactly what it is………a new way of life.  I think I am doing OK with it so far.  I love the teaching.  It is exactly what I need at this time in my life.  I know all of the newness will become easier as time moves along.  I can say with total truth one thing being seventy-one means:  it means learning new tasks are more difficult especially all the new technology.  I have not blogged before, participated in online webinars or followed directions to the absolute.  Of course, I have followed directions before in school, college, my career, etc.  In thinking about those days, they just seem to have been so totally effortless.  I have a strong feeling I may have just forgotten how difficult being a perfectionest really is, or it could just be age and health related.  Irregardless, I am going to complete this endeavor in style and confidence.  Thanks for the opportunity to be on my soap box for a little while tonight.  Life is good, and it does not matter how old or young you are.

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