I am sure many of you have heard the phrase – Take the step the bridge will be there.
It was an inspirational phrase used to help people accomplish things they thought they never could or would.
Well to me that phrase has two purposes, the first was to write about aging, and the seconded was to encourage others to live their lives to the fullest no matter what their age.
So that is why I am encouraging you to TAKE THE STEP no matter how unclear it appears.
No matter where we are on life’s journey, we need to do things that we consider beyond our capability. If we do not continue to push ourselves, we could soon find ourselves being pushed by others.
That is the reason for my first book about Staying Home written to help us acknowledge what and how we need to prepare ourselves and homes to fit our needs as we age. For many people, the concept of having to do so is something they do not want to accept.
This is where the phrase becomes helpful. By taking the step, you are walking across a bridge that will support you as you age.
By not taking the step you are ignoring the future and what it holds. Make no mistake there is a future, what your future will be is for the most part up to you.
That is why I encourage my readers and my friends to take whatever steps they can to secure the future they want, not the one others will impose upon them when they refuse to take the step.
So if you haven’t read the book let me give you a few of the key steps the book will help you take.
- How to stay mobile
- Managing Your Memory
- Taking Care of Your Hearing
- Recognize the importance of Attitude
- Taking Stock of your Living Environment
These are just a few of the areas covered in the book.
One of the things that I want to say and that I often tell friends who didn’t consider the above to be some they need to review;
IF YOU CAN”T BE SAFE – YOU CAN’T BE HOME!
So why do I say that? Well, the truth of the matter is if anyone in your family, community or health support system feels that you are not are safe living in the manner you do, they will be the first to insist that you need to live in an “assisted living facility” for you own safety.
That is something I and I am sure many of the people I know do not want to have happen.
So READ THE BOOK, it will help you take the step to walking on the bridge of your choosing, not someone else.