My book club has started reading and discussing a book called The Practicing Stoic by Ward Farnsworth. It is a long drink of water, and it will likely result in a lot of study and discussion. I love my book club because we challenge ourselves with different subjects and expose each other to books we wouldn’t normally pull off the shelves.
My knee surgery has given me the time to think about life’s upcoming challenges, and not just about physical therapy and healing. At my age, it is very easy to start shutting down by eliminating challenges and new discoveries. Routines can become inflexible, habits can become written in stone, and the first reaction to something new and different can become, “No way!.”
I see in the next few years my challenge being open to challenge. I have replaced a knee that didn’t work anymore with a new one that hopefully will be able to accept any challenge I give it. Now it is time to replace worn out routines with new and more flexible attitudes. My list is quite long, but nothing is impossible. How about you?