Sunday, January 29, 2012

Quality, not Quantity

Sometimes I read about couples married 30, 40, 50 years or more. The odds of Teri and I celebrating our 50th anniversary are about 1 in 100,000. We'd both be 104 years old, with more wrinkles than a shar pei.

That's fine. Our marriage is about quality, not quantity. Yet we want to make good choices with exercise, diet and social life most of the time. We can add 10 years to our life just by limiting the times we get angry and not bingeing on food or sugar drinks. We can add 10 years of quality living by lifting weights and doing aerobics, even if that is something as simple as going for the occasional after-dinner walk.

I want to share a lot of years with Teri, see where this adventure takes us. Life is either a daring adventure of nothing, Helen Keller said. We want to make it adventure today, this week, this month, this year and for the rest of our lives.

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