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Visualize 10 years from now? This scares me...

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Spark Coach asked me to blog about visualizing myself ten years from now, and I have done this before, but for some reason today it is scaring me... I think it is because my knees hurt. It could also be because of my breast cancer scares and the mastectomy I had last February, and the process of breast reconstruction I am doing... The unknown can be scary. In ten years I will be 76 years old. I certainly hope I will be successful with losing some of this extra weight by then, and that I can still walk and enjoy my life with my husband who will be 87 years old! The ages are getting to be big numbers! In 10 years our youngest grandchild will be 14, and the oldest will be 24. I could be a great grandmother by then... Oh that would be fun if I can still play and sing with a baby the way I did when our kids and grands were little like they now are. Mostly I guess I am having a hard time wondering if the next 10 years will bring me good health without much pain. I will work on developing some positive images and talk myself through these negative thoughts the next few days. Today is a good day. It's our grandson's 5th birthday and we are going to celebrate with him! Tomorrow I will be seeing three granddaughters at their house, and bringing one of them home with me for the last week before she starts the 6th grade. We will be doing some fun things. Instead of thinking about what lies ahead 10 years from now I think I will concentrate on what might happen today and tomorrow and keep myself on the sunny side of the street!
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    I think breast cancer makes 10 years look like a much longer time. At least it does for me right now. Actually, next spring seems like a really long time for me, but that's another matter.

    It's great you have such a good connection with your grandchildren. I bet they love you dearly. All those connections make a great deal of difference. What a great incentive to be alive and healthy ten years from now.
    2892 days ago
    I for today!!!
    2895 days ago
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    I am in the same age *range* as you ............. and I often look at people coming in t the large medical clinic I work in ........... and I see so many hurting and in very poor health. I too think, "Where will I be in 5 yrs. and 10 and it affirms for me to do all I can daily to take care of my body, eat right, exercise, rest, and think the *good thoughts* .......... and only allow for optimistic thoughts in my thinking. I agree ............ stay on the sunny side! ............ emoticon
    2895 days ago
    I hope the next 10 years bring you loads of health, wealth and happiness. The future is full of possibilities. I knit prosthetic breasts for women who had mastectomies. Let me know if you would like some and I will send them to you. Good luck and be healthy.
    2895 days ago
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