Irregular Habits

Aug 8th, 2008 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Regularity is the sought after condition of the aging. Whether it has to do with the body or simply a routine, regularity offers solace, comfort and satisfaction. So we gear our diets, bedtime, day to day activities accordingly.

Some see this as routine, others as boring. For the aging it is the very predictability of a day that one wishes to achieve in most things.

On the other hand, there is good reason for irregular habits. There is something to be said for serendipity, for the spontaneous, for the unpredictable.Getting too caught up in routine begins to build walls around one’s life experience. Opening up to new adventures, people, experiences may allow for unexpected growth. Curiosities, yet to blossom, can add dimensions to one’s life beyond the ordinary and safe.

Risk, take a chance, do the leap of faith. Decide to scale a new wall, look under those rocks, take a road never before traveled. This is, after all, part of the trip too. It ain’t over yet. So keep informed, look up a new word, rise to the morning, greet a new friend. Irregular habits may drive us to lands previously unexplored, to vistas never seen, to heights we didn’t even know were there. Reach for the stars, and if you catch a comet on the way, grab it and take the ride of your life!



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