Day four of the #Septemberchallange at the Everyday Gyaan blog, and one of her themes is "Let Our Choices Reflect our Hopes". She quotes the late Nelson Mandala, who said "May your choices reflect your hopes, not your fears."
One of the greatest fears seniors face is the fear of falling. I've tried to be proactive by taking a falls prevention class this past May and June (I've fallen several times in the past four years) and, with the exercises I've blogged about from time to time, my balance is improving. Hope has reentered my life, but only time will tell how much an improvement in my strength and balance I've made.
Today, I will allow another blogger to do the heavy lifting - or, shall I say, the heavy balance work?
I am linking today to a blog post called Artichokes, Red Rocks, and Risk.
I invite you to read it and ask yourself: Would you have done what this man, who did something special to overcome his fears, did?
His experience was fascinating.
I'm not sure if I would have taken the risk of falling in what could have been a deadly situation for someone with balance issues. I think it took a special kind of courage to face your fears in a most physical and dangerous way. Even with my recent falls prevention training, I'm just not sure I would have taken the risk.
In your choices, do you choose hope and not fear?
I am planning some changes to my blog. Would you like me to continue the Falling Friday feature in
September? If you would like to see future falling posts, let me know.