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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

'Measuring the Marigolds...seems to me you'd stop and see how beautiful they are'.

The song came back to me when I was fussing around with a tape measure this morning; breathing in; hoping I'd shaved a fraction off my waist, maybe hips, thighs??? I hadn't lost any weight on the scales this week so I'd reached for the tape measure, optimistic that the daily toning had paid off at least.

My lovely Dad would sing virtually every song recorded by Danny Kaye to me.. (I needed a lot of entertaining as a child!)... and the lyrics to the 'Inchworm' song, simple and meaningful, stuck in my head and re-emerged as I squinted at the tape.

My dear Dad didn't make it past 44 years of age. We have a genetic disposition to killer cholesterol and I don't mean 'killer' in a complimentary fashion. He battled with his weight and health most of the short time I knew him, but he had the knack of seeing the beauty in most every situation.

So, rather than put myself down for not achieving my goals this week (and I tried!), I shall 'stop and see how beautiful' I can be in other ways; giving others a helping hand and 'inch' forward again through the next week with a smile.

Wishing all a positive week. emoticon
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    Putting things into perspective is always a good idea. You are so right, there is more to life than "measuring" our accomplishments and fairlures. For one thing, we might be forgetting something important that we didn't even think about, like helping others, being kind and enjoyment of a beautiful Autumn day.
    298 days ago
    What a great way to look at life! emoticon emoticon It's nice you had such a wonderful Dad. I'm sorry he didn't live to be an old man. Wishing you lots of success with the tape measure over the next several weeks! emoticon emoticon emoticon
    299 days ago
  • CANDOK1260
    emoticon blog/ I lost my dad in his 46 years.
    299 days ago
  • no profile photo CD26135775
    Love your message
    299 days ago
    Great message!
    299 days ago
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    299 days ago
    Lovely thoughts! You were lucky to have such a great Dad even though his time was short. I was lucky in the Dad department, too, but had mine until this past July, two months short of 90yo. I wish you luck with the tape measure in coming weeks.
    299 days ago
  • 20KAREN
    Thanks for sharing your beautiful message and memories of your loved dear dad🎶❤️
    299 days ago
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