January 11, 2015

Unbroken

If you can believe it, the computer that I normally blog on in my office is a Windows 2000.

Yep.

I like this computer partly because it has a huge screen and it's especially great for viewing things such as Pinterest.

I've also liked that, until now, I haven't succumb to moving on to better, hipper technology. For so long an antique computer was working for me, abet, a bit more slowly. When my 23 year-old nephew saw it this past summer he said "Wow, I guess we don't always have to be updating our computers."

Yes and throwing all the outdated ones, along with our cell phones, into a landfill.

Where I am writing to you from now, however, is on a much newer computer in part of the house that I don't heat in the winter, unless everyone is home. So it's freaking freezing in here!

Bet ya didn't know how frugal I am until now.

Clearly it's time to move this computer down to my office.

I'm just fearful that I won't get it all hooked up successfully...


Last night I went to see the movie Unbroken. I loved the story of Louis Zamperini's life, who traveled all over the map in terms of personal successes and incredible hardship and adversity. He died in July, at the age of ninety-seven, but luckily was able to see rough footage of the movie, with director Angelina Jolie, before he passed away.

One of my favorite quotes of his at age 93 was, "I have a cheerful countenance at all times. When you have a good attitude your immune system is fortified."

I think this is so true. Struggles in our hearts, and in our heads, can create upheaval in our bodies.

Last week there was an interesting article on CNN on aging. Researchers, not surprisingly, have found that the way we perceive aging influences how we age. Especially interesting to me were the findings that expecting memory decline can actually contribute to memory loss. It makes sense actually.

I am fearful of losing my memory, as it runs in my family, and I'm already experiencing it some. Especially in terms of word recall and forgetting if I've already told someone something. It's so annoying.

Something tells me that you can relate.

It's reassuring to hear from a neuro-psychologist, however, of the research on how unrefined, non-GMO, coconut oil is benefiting people with memory issues.

I haven't started taking it yet but I will keep you posted.

If I can remember. :-)

Have a good week everyone,
XO

3 comments:

  1. Hi Louise. I can't wait to see Unbroken as I read the book and found it so inspiring. I agree that we live in an age of disposable technology. Some of my kids "need" to have the latest phone, etc. But we try to teach the difference between needs and wants. We had that battle a loooong time ago regarding cell phones. The first time my daughter "needed" one, she blew through 2 months worth of prepaid minutes. So we said if you "want" it as a social tool, you are paying for it. And all the kids do. I think it helps, a bit, to teach them the value of the toys they want. My husband and I....we cling to the old stuff. He repairs what he can. I worry about my memory, too. Word recall - ugh!

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    1. As always I love hearing from you Jane. I can see from your website that you are keeping up with creating all your wonderful things. Happy New Year, Louise

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  2. I'm glad I remember to read your posts!! It's the small things that matter ;-)
    xo

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