I had a wonderful week although it seemed to speed by. I know I got to twelve Jazzercise classes which is a first for me (in one week). I am a bit stiff today, but I have to remember to practice what the chiropractor preaches to me - ice down for a bit every day. When I'm in Virginia I make up for being away. I must admit I do feel pretty good when I'm taking the classes and able to do the majority of moves. I finally set up an intro appointment with a personal trainer for this coming week - I am looking forward to seeing what will come of that. What are you doing for exercise?
I attended a luncheon of retirees from my former organization. It was the first one I was able to attend in since I retired in 2014. I was able to chat with a few people whom I had supported as an HR officer in the past. A few had moved away and then moved back for different reasons. Quite a few were working off and on either at a second career or volunteering throughout the county. We had a wonderful speaker and it was a nice way to spend a couple of hours. I must admit I was a bit nervous about attending as I was not sure if I would see anyone I knew, but once I got there I was fine. I was one of the younger "retirees" there, but no one made me feel uncomfortable. Sometimes it is good to step out of my comfort zone. How about you? Do you step out once in a while?
I had to deal with technology this past week as I needed a new phone. Mine was working, but starting to need constant charging and it was over two years old so as you know that means time for a new one. I hate having so many choices and not understanding what the differences are and I know I can become overwhelmed. My new phone is a little bigger than my old one - good for my eyes..LOL! I got a Droid and at some point I may understand all that it does, but for now I'm doing well just being able to use it as a phone. There are so many things about technology that I love, but then again there are probably just as many things that I hate. What do you think about technology?
I attended a fun night of bunco with the Bunco Babes. It was so good to catch up with these ladies. It was also a little sad as one of the babes is moving out of the area in two weeks. She is also one of the Jazzercise instructors so we see each other weekly. She has a great job opportunity so she is packing up with her new husband and moving on. I love her spirit and although I will miss her, I wish her love and happiness on her new venture.
I attended a retirement lunch yesterday to celebrate my former boss retiring after 40 years. It was nice to meet family members and catch up with some others that I knew. It was very nice to hear someone say to me that I look younger since I retired....that completely made my day! Only my former boss would throw her own retirement luncheon. She seems quite content and already has a few hundred items on her to do list. She is actually starting school in October to become a nutrition coach - I think she will be excellent at this venture. She has so many abilities and skills that with the addition of nutrition coach I can picture many avenues opening for her. What are you looking forward to in your life?
I have to say my greatest pleasure this past week was being able to coach. It felt so good to be in listening mode to someone who wanted to work with a coach. It was also nice to sit for two hours without once looking at the phone. I usually state at the beginning of a session that we are technology free, but I forgot. I realized after that neither one of us even had our phones in sight - I think we were on the same wave length. One of my greatest blessings is being a life coach and when I can be one - I am as impacted as I hope the client is.
I finished reading: "LIVING LIFE AS A THANK YOU" by Nina Lesowitz and Mary Beth Sammons. A good book with true life stories that many people can relate to. This is one of the books that sat on my bookshelf waiting for me to get to it since 2009. I think you read inspirational type books as you need them so as I've been trying to focus on Gratitude it was appropriate. Please remember that I am always willing to share my library if you are interested, just let me know. What are you reading? Any recommendations?
Although my mom does not read my blog, I want to shout out a HUGE HAPPY BIRTHDAY. She will be 82 on the 23rd and we are blessed every day that she is with us.
I am going to end it here today. I have laundry to get to and perhaps a nap waiting for me. I hope you have a wonderful week. Take care. Chat soon. Marie
"IN ORDINARY LIFE WE HARDLY REALIZE THAT WE RECEIVE A GREAT DEAL MORE THAN WE GIVE, AND THAT IT IS ONLY WITH GRATITUDE THAT LIFE BECOMES RICH." Dietrich Bonhoeffer
"WE CAN THANK OUR LUCKY STARS WHEN ONCE IN A BLUE MOON WE FIND RARE AND KINDRED SOULS ALONG THE PATHWAY OF OUR LIVES." Laurel Burch
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