"Mom, what are you doing now, aside from crocheting?", my son asked while we were having brunch during the Christmas season. At first, I couldn't answer, I was at a loss because I wanted to tell him I'm doing something big, interesting and productive but there was none, at least that's what I thought then.
I can understand why my son asked because he knows that his Dad and I always have "things to do". Just like our two daughters, he is encouraging and supportive of our interest because they want us to enjoy our lives. My son always read my blogs and gives positive feedback in spite the of hundreds of emails he reads and responds to everyday at work.
Since we sold the convenience store, I have been soul searching for something to do but it only gave me blank boards.
However, after talking to my younger daughter the last time she was in town, she said that I don't need to do something big for a start. "For instance, start to focus more on your health and do related activities. There are many little things you can do, it need not be big and spectacular".
You see, my idea of something-to-do should be financially productive. Since I got married, I always pulled my weight in that department that's why I've always geared my activities towards an earning venture, something I always enjoyed doing. But my daughter enlightened me that it doesn't always be so.
Therefore, as I start this year on my 8th decade, I'll keep an open mind, ready for my next big thing. In the meantime, I aim to celebrate my life in good health, joy, love and peace.