Senior Life

Every Minute Will Be Joyful

The desire is within me to take a walk in this beautiful spring weather. Full sunshine, light breezes, clear sky. It beacons me. There was a time when I could walk around the condo area for thirty minutes without an issue. Now it is difficult to make it for 10 minutes. Arthritis is taking a toll on my back, hips and knees.

When I was younger, walking was the bright spot of my day. I’d walk 4 to 5 miles on park trails every day. I know as we age, we look back and wish and sometimes think we can still do the things of our younger days.

I’m able to do non-impact walking on my elliptical trainer for 30 minutes, but it isn’t as satisfying as walking outdoors. I wonder if the voice telling me I can’t do it because of the pain involved is Satan. I don’t want to give him victory.

Today I’m going to pray for strength, take my meds before walking, and just go for it. It doesn’t matter if I only make it for 10 minutes. Every minute will be joyful.