Blog 953 – 04.03.2018
Putting One Foot In Front Of The Other
Following today’s title can sometimes trip us up a bit but more often it is the best way to walk, to get around. I, like many of you, often have enjoyed poking fun at thoughts and beliefs that no longer serve me. One of those that I long thought true but came to realize that it was just an idea like so many that was planted in our minds to make me us more “productive.” It does not really for “multitasking” is really impossible. One just cannot do more that one thing right or correct at a time. Tasks and people, to be handled correctly require focus and single minded attention. Doing one thing right at a time actually saves a lot of time correcting half completed tasks and mistakes.
I told a friend that I was going to try to say this next line in the least offensive way possible. I am not an angel, nor a saint, never claim to be but I do not mean on purpose to offend anyone. If and when I do, I offer my apologies to each and all. The “greedy, money grubbing, always higher profit margin seeking owners and overseers of us wage slaves” (And I mean those terms in the highest most respectful and affectionate sense – yeah.) are ever trying to figure out a way to get more work out of us for less pay and less benefits to us. Here goes, the I hope politically and religiously correct line – I believe when they have us doing all we can possibly do they would still like us to place a broom stick “up our pant leg” so we can also sweep while we are doing it. How’s that for a slick way of saying they want us to take it up the…well I did say I was no angel.
But back to this walking thing. It is the best, most economical, and indeed healthiest way for us way to get around. I marvel when I see someone walk a great distance from the parking lot to sit down in a motorized cart to shop in a Walmart or other store that has those motorized devices to assist the walking disabled. If you were pushed or wheel-chaired into the store or came in on a walker, I am not talking about you. The principle here is “use it or lose it” your mobility. When I see an older guy with that six inches a time step or shuffle, I do not pity or feel sorry for him. I want to shout, “You go, Dad, you are still moving under your own steam.”
Instead of hitting Social Security up for a scooter that you do not really need and may never unless you keep sitting more than you stand, and riding more than you walk, just keep putting that one foot in front of the other for as long as you can. You go dad or mom, keep moving under your own steam as long as you can. My plan is to walk right of this life into the next, no death bed scene in the play I written for myself unless there is some last minute Directorial change to which I am not now privy. A little traveling music, please.
Your friend and fellow traveler,