The Tampa River Walk

Gary and I are getting out a little to explore the surroundings of our new location.

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When my body allows, we go out and find new areas to discover.

Several weeks ago, we drove not far from the MacDill Airforce Base and parked to take a walk.

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Our destination was ‘The Tampa Riverwalk’.

Gary was having some fun!

I wanted to share some pictures with you of our walk that day.

listening to my 70’s

The MacDill Air Force Base has an excellent gym that includes 2 outdoor tracks.  When I am feeling up to it and my body allows, I make a trip to the gym to walk the track.  My usual length to walk is 1 ½ miles.  And if my back allows, I will sometimes push it to 2 miles.  Even though I am walking around a track and seeing the same views, I do enjoy the outside.  With the warmth of the sunshine and the breeze of the wind, I feel good.  What makes the walking even better is listening to my music.  The earplugs are in and you know I am listening to my 70’s music.

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The beats of the music back in that decade took me through puberty, from a 10-year-old kid to a 20-year-old young man. That decade many things were taking place good and bad; but the music helped me get through it all.

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Thank you to artist such as Blonde, John Denver, The Bee Gees, Elton John, ABBA, Queen, Donna Summer, Roberta Flack, The Jackson 5, Diana Ross, Olivia Newton-John and so many, many more.

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Those artists I still listen to today and are they are still here for me today, helping me to keep moving; lifting my spirits and taking me to a different time when life seemed so effortless and easy, fun, crazy with no worries.

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This current decade many things have taken place good and bad: and this music continued to help me get through it all.

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So, there I am walking my 1 ½ miles and sometimes pushing 2 miles, listening and being taken away for a little while to another time.

Year End Boogie

Hello everyone, this post is a Video Log post related to Boogie Blogging.

What is Boogie Blogging – dancing, moving to music, making a fool of myself, creating laugher within you.

I like to dance and I like to move; movement is good for all of us.  Why not have fun while we are moving?

It you like the music with my videos, you are welcome to get up and move or dance with me!

Let loose, let’s have fun, let’s do some Boogie Blogging.

NOTE: I have not made a Boogie Blogging video in many months and for a good reason.  Remember I have a urethral stent from my right kidney to my bladder.  With lots of movement, this stent causes irritation and results in blood and clots in my urine.  I decided with the end of the year, I would do one more Boogie Blogging because very soon, the stent will be removed as well as my bladder.  I want to have one more dance to celebrate ending the year with a bladder.

A Year End Boogie Blogging while on a cruise – (accompanied by someone very special)

Trees are Groovy

Many walks are taking place these autumn days

At times under the world’s clouds and other times the sun’s rays

Walks near the water and walks by the shore

But now I see differently as I once did before

For the walks among nature and walks between the trees

The movement of the earth due to a breeze

At times the trees are moving – trees are groovy

Walk Boogie

Hello everyone, this post is a Video Log post related to Boogie Blogging.

What is Boogie Blogging – dancing, moving to music, making a fool of myself, creating laugher within you.

I like to dance and I like to move; movement is good for all of us.  Why not have fun while we are moving?

It you like the music with my videos, you are welcome to get up and move or dance with me!

Let loose, let’s have fun, let’s do some Boogie Blogging.

 

Boogie Blogging while taking a walk –

Dumbbells Boogie

Hello everyone, this post is a Video Log post related to Boogie Blogging.

What is Boogie Blogging – dancing, moving to music, making a fool of myself, creating laugher within you.

I like to dance and I like to move; movement is good for all of us.  Why not have fun while we are moving?

It you like the music with my videos, you are welcome to get up and move or dance with me!

Let loose, let’s have fun, let’s do some Boogie Blogging.

 

Boogie Blogging with dumbbells –

Treadmill Boogie

Hello everyone, this post is the first of my Video Log posts that will be related to Boogie Blogging.

What is Boogie Blogging – dancing, moving to music, making a fool of myself, creating laugher within you.

I like to dance and I like to move; movement is good for all of us.  Why not have fun while we are moving?

It you like the music with my videos, you are welcome to get up and move or dance with me!

Let loose, let’s have fun, let’s do some Boogie Blogging.

 

Boogie Blogging on the treadmill –

Opposite

Opposite

merriam-webster.com has this definition –

Simple Definition of opposite

1:  located at the other end, side, or corner of something: located across from something

2:  completely different

enchantedlearning.com has the following information –

Opposites are also called antonyms. Some common opposites are:

absent – present,            alive – dead,      backward – forward,      begin – end,      

create – destroy,             dark – light

dead – alive,      end – begin, start,            fail – succeed,  

float – sink,         fresh – stale,      full – empty,      hard – easy

limited – boundless,       loss – win,           mad – happy, sane,         maximum – minimum, new – old,           no – yes

optimist – pessimist,      past – present,                

patient – impatient,       

possible – impossible,    stop – go,

strong – weak,  success – failure,              victory – defeat      

They say opposites attract – is this true?

psychologytoday.com article ‘The Real Reason That Opposites Attract’ begins with the following –

Did you ever think that it was a cruel joke of nature that most of us find ourselves attracted to people very much unlike us? I mean, wouldn’t it be an awful lot simpler and a lot less messy if we tended to be drawn to those whose personalities are more like our own rather than those who seem like they are polar opposites of us.

The article continues with the following –

We are drawn to others out of needs and desires that are unfulfilled in our lives, such as a desire to experience greater connection, security, love, support, and comfort. On the other hand some of those unfulfilled longings have to do with their polar opposites, such as adventure, freedom, risk, challenge, and intensity. While these needs and desires may appear to be mutually exclusive, they not only can co-exist with each other, but in the process, generate a “tension of the opposites” that produces the passion that sustains, deepens and enlivens relationships.

It continues with the following –

Opposites, or perhaps more accurately, “complements” do attract. Introverts and extroverts, morning people and night people, impulsives and planners, steady plodders and adrenaline junkies, adventure-grabbers and security-seekers…there’s no denying the idea that something in us is drawn to people who counter some of our dominant inclinations with complementary tendencies.

Gary and I are not total opposites, we certainly have our differences and we have our similarities.  If I had to pick and choose a few words from the above list, this is where the words would fall.

Terry                     Gary

Absent                 Present

Forward               Backward (he would disagree)

Destroy                Create

Dark                       Light

Fresh                     Stale (he would again disagree)

Limited                 Boundless

Mad                       Sane

Pessimist             Optimist (more so than me)

Impatient            Patient

Impossible          Possible

No                          Yes

Okay, upon viewing this list do you see who is the positive person in this relationship; the nice and pleasant person?  Do we have conflict?  Absolutely, but ultimately we balance each other out.

We balance each other out when it comes to other areas of our relationship as well.  He is a numbers guy – me not so much so.  I am the tech guy – him definitely not.

We have our differences and we have our similarities – ultimately we have each other.

Get Over It

I really want to be happy!

I know happiness is a state of mind, that only ourselves can we become.  Other people can bring happiness in our lives, but it is ourselves that makes us happy.  Material possessions can bring happiness in our lives, but it is ourselves that makes us happy.  Food, alcohol, sweets, sex, pets, sunshine, snow, movies, pictures; these can bring happiness in our lives, but it is ourselves that makes us happy.

In my post ‘Aches, Pains, Life’, I write about the aches and pains I experience on a daily basis.  I wake every morning with these aches and pains and I try to be in a good mood, but at times this is difficult.  You see, I am that person who when feeling sick or in pain – I am not a nice person.  So every morning I wake up and experience the daily aches and pains and I try to be a nice person, a happy person.  But the not so nice person translates into not being happy.  I want to be happy, but I am not always happy.  What do I need to do to be happy, to be truly happy?

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I need to get over it!

My aches and pains result in thoughts and feelings that prevent me from being happy.  Why is this?  Again I ask; what do I need to do to be truly happy all the time?  It seems most days I struggle to be happy.  I have people in my life, I have material possessions; I have food, alcohol, sweets, sex, a pet, sunshine, not much snow (thank you – I am not really into snow), movies and pictures.   These bring me happiness, but it is me that needs to bring happiness to my life and myself?

I need to get over it!

What do I need to get over?  I need to get over letting the aches and pains I feel everyday dictate the way I feel and the type of mood I will be in.

Update –

Sometimes I will write a post several weeks in advance when I think of a subject I want to write about.  When I wrote this post, I went through a week where my body was feeling really lousy and that is where this post came from.  Those aches and pains were reminding me of limitations I now have with activities I use to do and no longer can do and activities I would like to do and cannot do.  This makes me unhappy.

In the past several weeks, events have occurred and my thinking has changed.  I no longer am feeling the unhappiness I felt and have put into place a reminder to myself how to be happy even when those aches and pains are present.  Future posts will  reveal these events and that reminder to myself each and every day to be happy.

In the meantime, I need to get over it – and this is what I am doing!