A friend of mine emailed me that she and her health are in a “constant mess.” She said she reads my articles on the Patch and tries to be encouraged and have faith that she can overcome these feelings. She started to go out more for some senior activities at senior centers in her hometown, not Baltimore and to go out to eat dinner in restaurants whereas she had started to stay home because it was easier.
She said it is easier to stay home; but she is trying real hard to get out each day even though it is hard to walk. She now is starting to use a cane that the doctors and physical therapists have wanted her to do for some time now.
There is a radio commercial here from a dental office. It advertises the benefits of using this office because it has lots of new equipment that it says other dental facilities do not use yet. The radio announcer who speaks the commercial calls this dentist the “commander of smiles.” This is a cute ad and when you hear it, rather than read it as you do when you see ads in the newspaper or in magazines, it becomes more powerful. Sometimes, hearing something gets to your being more than reading it or seeing in on TV. Many times, the radio commercials can get on your nerves, because they repeat the phone number in the ad about five times. You want to scream at the radio to shut him or her up. However, you do somehow; remember the name of the client they are speaking about.
To be a commander is to be the chief, the boss and the head honcho. Many of us think we are the boss of our homes and our lives. We are the commander of our life and there are lots we can do to make that job successful. If we are feeling down about things, it is not always easy to transform ourselves into feeling real up. However, we can try and my friend is deciding not to think of herself as a constant mess. She will try to think about her being a constant success. She has been one since she is a mom, wife, daughter, sister and grandmother. She had a job where she had to be very smart, savvy and kind. She is now retired and the senior ailments are visiting her and she will start to try to send them away.
I told her about my friend Steven Behr in Washington State who is a senior himself and he always signs his emails to me with “have an unbelievable day.” In the Thesaurus, unbelievable means incredible. Incredible means extraordinary, awesome, wonderful, astonishing and fabulous. I shall call it IEAWAF. You can pronounce it I-E-A-WAF.
So here is a new word I coined. It will never be in the dictionary or Thesaurus, but I will try myself and have my friend too try to live by this goofy new word. They say that dreams are what we want them to be. I do not agree with that because I sure do some nights have some that are so way out from my daytime thoughts, I wonder where they came from. True I do dream sometimes about Dad and Mom and my brother and we are all young then. When we are young, we often dream about the other sex and how he or she will be. Now that we are older and perhaps are seniors, our dreams are more about us now and our family’s success and hopefully continued good health.
I think that my new dreams will be about IEAWAF, my new buddy word. It will be my buddy, because this a nice way to think that every day is awesome because we are here, wonderful for being able to share it with family and friends, fabulous for a nice thing that could happen to us and an incredible event on the horizon waiting for us and our family, and most of all an astonishing and extraordinary fun time, may come soon and all this is unbelievable.
So if you are in the mood not to be a constant mess; try to use my newly coined word IEAWAF. Perhaps it will work for you and me and today and every day will be unbelievable.
We are the commander of our life, let us take charge at once and practice IEAWAF right now.