As I was vacuuming yesterday, and again today as I was mopping the floors I couldn’t help but remember how tiresome those two chores were some years past.
Today, at seventy, I should be surprised by the relative ease with which I perform these, and other household tasks. But, I’m not. These days I would be surprised if I found them hard, as once I did.
My mop is one that can swivel to fit those nasty little curves and corners that we all find in and around furniture, etc. Before placing it back into the bucket to swirl it in its adorable little centrifugal type water remover, I bend down to physically push it back into the vertical position. What a chore this act would have been. Not now! And this I thought upon as I, for the umpteenth time, bent down.
A simple act and yet one of many that a decade past was showing me how aging had affected my everyday actions.
Backwards aging today has been such a boon. Not only do I feel absolutely wonderful in my skin; my skin looks absolutely wonderful too! Oh, now I’m just boasting. And yet, why not? I’ve earned it.
Leaving with a smile
© 2020 Carolyn Page
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