I hate to sound like a spoil sport, but I have no interest at all in Valentine’s Day. There are many reasons for this, that I won’t go in to here as that’s not the reason for this post. I do understand that some do love and look forward to Valentine’s Day, and I’m happy for them that this day is special.
When I was thinking about Valentine’s Day and love, and what love means to me, it occurred to me that there are many things in my life that I love, and that I couldn’t do without. Actually, over the past few years, most of the things that I don’t love, or that cause me stress, have been cut from my life. Some of the things that I love are important to my life’s purpose,and some are quite superficial, but still important to me, even so.
The list below, which is in no particular order, does not include family or friends, as it goes without saying that they are on top of my list.
10 Things I Love
- Being over 60, I feel that I now have the freedom to do whatever it is that I want to do, and not do those things that don’t interest me. Being over 60 also gives me the freedom not to care at all what others think of me, or of the things that I choose to do.
- Being fit and healthy in my senior years. For decades, it has been my ambition to retain my fitness into my later years. As I’m getting closer to those later years, I’m very pleased that I’m still quite fit. I have no doubt that when I retire, I will be able to improve on that fitness, with the good fitness base that I have developed over the past few decades.
- I have the absolute privelage to be on the City of Bendigo Positive Ageing Council where I’m able to have input into conditions for our ageing population in this city.
- My two dogs Molly and Oscar. They are the joyful part of my every day.
- Cycling. I have had a fantastic cycling life, participating in 13 large state based holiday ride events. When I moved to Bendigo, it was cycling that helped me to integrate myself into the community. In the immediate aftermath of my son’s death, cycling kept me sane and gave my life purpose.
- Blogging. After blogging for nine years, I’m amazed that I still love it. I recently posted the 4 Things I Love About Blogging
- Reading has always been hugely important to me. When I was a child I’d read the back of a milk carton if I didn’t have a book. I was a very quiet and almost anti social child who found many friends in books.
- Family history and Genealogy, which I’ve been involved with for about twenty years. I have met many first cousins due to family history research. This research has given me the opportunity to meet many, many second, third and fourth cousins also.
- Our country lifestyle which is totally off grid. We have no power at all except for solar power. I feel very proud that we are living sustainably and contributing positively to the environment. I love this more simple style of life that we’re nurturing:
- Bushwalking is extremely important to my wellbeing and I consider it to be essential that I’m able to get out into the bush regularly. Have you ever stopped to think about and take stock of the things in your life that you love?
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