Shalom. Did you know shalom simply means peace? Used like aloha, it is appropriate for hellos and goodbye, but actually translates to mean peace. ANYTHING that promotes peace is great in my book. Anyone that knows me well, knows somewhere on me there is usually a peace sign. Even if you can’t see it, it’s there, somewhere. Much like my hero, John Lennon, I, too, IMAGINE!
I acquired a few new peace signs just recently via holiday gifts and cards. Thanks to everyone for those and for ALL the other gifts , goodies and sentiments you have bestowed upon me this season. I am grateful and appreciative and truly love each and every gift and word!
In the midst of all the seasonal holidays, I celebrate my birthday, today. Mitch and I took the day off and have a fun-filled agenda planned. Before I can shower and get started, I do want to do the Tuesday p90x workout, which is cardio. After 29 years of starting my day with cardio, if i don’t, I don’t feel normal! Even on my birthday, I still want to feel somewhat normal!?!?! Thanks, also, for all the wonderful birthday gifts, cards, ecards and calls, which all make me smile and feel special. How sentimental to hear from childhood friends and far away family members. Kyle and Nicole gave me THE most appropriate card. I LOVE IT!
My classes at Tamarac Fitness Center are cancelled until January 2, when we will return fresh and ready to start a new year. SilverSneakers classes will be starting there sometime during the month of January, so I will keep you posted. My current SilverSneakers classes at Bally, will run on schedule. Tomorrow we will save plenty of time for peaceful stretching, deep breathing and meditation at the close of each class. This time of year, we really need to focus, even more than ever, on stress reduction.
As I make my birthday wish, I will wish for peace. Peace in my heart and the hearts of those I love. Peace in your hearts and in the hearts of those you love and of course, peace on earth.