A favorite quote from Albert Einstein:
“I never made one of my discoveries through the process of rational thinking.”
Thanks for reading and stay vigilant for opportunities to stretch your thinking.
Reminder: This blog is just as much a one-way conversation…with myself.
So, take a look at these glasses.
I wore these babies at least an hour and wondered why everything was blurry.
Yeahhh, those ‘Remove Before Use’ labels…they do tend to detract from optimal reading glass performance.
Note: This was one of a set of three I bought. I’m blanketing the house with these since I can never seem to find them.
So, while I’m encouraging you to accept your own brand of ‘crazy’, here are some ideas to perhaps fend it off a little bit…How To Stay Sharp As You Age.
One of the suggestions: Stimulate your brain. I’m doing that by cutting down considerably on listening to sports talk. I already feel downright Einstein-ish.
I was walking the dog this morning.
On familiar streets.
The routine was in full swing, until…
I was lucky enough to note, for me, a new phenomenon.
These frosted ivy leaves almost look Photoshopped. Nope, it’s the real thing.
And I thought…what else–during these days of retirement–have I missed when I fall into routines?
I Googled ‘noticing nature’ and came upon this article–an exercise, really–entitled none other than Noticing Nature from an interesting site called Greater Good in Action: Science-based Practices for a Meaningful Life.
Uncanny…in sharing this photo with you fellow retirees, I had unwittingly approximated the first two of the exercise’s four steps.
Give this site a try.
I was cruising through my phone’s photo library for a certain shot from a while back and I realized I had captured so many moments that I really had not appreciated.
Lesson to self: Don’t just take photos. Relive them. See what emotions and richer details are recaptured. Make your past as enjoyable as the present. And it might even lead to a fuller, more deeply appreciated future.