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Patience and Acceptance

Currently, I’m involved in a project which includes physical labor.  Being older, overweight, and somewhat disabled, this activity presents one with ‘challenges’.

One of the challenges is that there are two of us, and the project is physically taxing.  My ‘partner-in-crime’ called me this morning, after yesterday’s work, to explain she doesn’t feel well and is tired and sore, and needs to rest today.

Of course I was disappointed.  I was dressed, rarin’ to go and almost out the door when she called.

The other feeling I felt was gratitude.  While I’m anxious to complete this project (there IS a time limit), I felt relief.  When I told her the other day ‘We’re not 20, anymore!’, she responded ‘Hell, we’re not 40, anymore!’

And, of course, she’s right.  And she’s right in line with my Internet friends who know of the project, and intone me to ‘take care of myself’.  I’m tired and sore, as well.

SO, I AM taking care of myself, AND, learning (yet again) Patience and Acceptance.

h/t Judy, with thanks!

About guffaw1952

I'm a child of the 50's. libertarian, now medically-retired. I've been a certified firearms trainer, a private investigator, and worked for a major credit card company for almost 22 years. I am a proud NRA Life Member. I am a limited-government, free-market capitalist, who believes in the U.S. Constitution and the Rule of Law.


3 thoughts on “Patience and Acceptance

  1. Patience and light exercise 🙂 Works wonders… Just sayin! 🙂

    Posted by Old NFO | May 27, 2012, 1:24 pm
  2. Right there with you, buddy. Exercise goes a long way, but my body just doesn’t snap back the way it used to. Dang it.

    Posted by Rev. Paul | May 27, 2012, 1:57 pm
  3. My wife and I did a massive garage clean out and re-organization a couple of weeks ago. I’m about 6′ tall, she’s about 4’10”. Realistically, she can add about 30% effort to anything I’m trying to do. Rest breaks are mandatory.

    Posted by SiGraybeard | May 28, 2012, 7:38 pm

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