Theme: More than Just Me
I went swimming with my mom at the YMCA on Saturday. She is strong again now, recouped from her scary illness in April, which was a wake-up call for me. That I might not always have forever.
The greenhouse pool at the Y was at a smokin’ 113 degrees, but the water was cool and wonderful. There were lots of comments from the other 70-somethings, like, “who is this pretty young’un?”.
I love to be called young’un at 48.
As I drove home I thought about my mom’s smile. She has somehow managed to keep a youthful, vibrant smile and she used it a lot that day.
Remember how we talked about passion last week? How we get so caught up in the busyness of life that minutes, days, years tick by and suddenly we realize we’ve invested time, effort, emotional and physical health in things that don’t mean a lot when we stop and measure it?
I’ve decided that making my mom smile matters. [Read more…]