I walk with my dog Sophie three times a day since she was diagnosed as diabetic last December. Her condition is now “well managed.” Our walking has been a major factor benefiting her health as well as my own.
This morning on our walk through a light rain in Ithaca—our new home—I was thinking about Dick Van Dyke. He wrote a book out recently called Keep Moving (2015). Here is a Youtube clip of Dick Van Dyke in motion:
At over 90, Dick Van Dyke lives his credo to always keep moving; that is, not to slow down or become sedentary; not to settle.
What a great credo for our “better endings” theme with this blog:
Always Keep Moving.
While reflecting on this theme I also have opened to a quote from the Dalai Lama:
“Once a year,
Go somewhere you’ve never
So I have relocated across country with my cat and dog and within a month life here is already in a state of perpetual motion. People to visit with, some new friends, a new job and continuing work from an earlier teaching post; a new and very rich, expansive locale with endless opportunities for adventure…certainly by no means slowing down after my so-called retirement!
Nor would I wish to slow down. I love this life and am eternally grateful for the richness of every phase, of every Life Chapter. Living Your Dream, Now! (which is the focus I offer to YOU with my new book, Your Life Path/ see sidebar) does not mean reaching a static goal. Rather, it propels you ever further to Always Keep Moving!