You Are A Perishable Item!

“You are a perishable item, live accordingly!” Isn’t it wonderful what you can learn from one line found on FAB?  I spend way too much time on my computer but…there are so many interesting things on my computer! And we find our inspiration where we can!

I really like this one because a couple of things have happened that make me think of aging and it’s effect on me. I went to hockey game last night on a “Senior” ticket! I wasn’t even questioned whether or not I was a senior. Sigh! and my car turned over the 100,000 km mark. Even my car is aging.

We are not born with a “best before” date stamped on our bottoms. But, I know some of my parts have been replaced because they expired! Could it have been different if I was conscious of the long-term effect of how I live would have on my body? I don’t drink hard, I don’t do really dangerous activities and didn’t really have the risky behaviours you hear about taking people before their time. But…

There is always a but, right? I coulda, woulda, shoulda done things right from the time I could make up my own mind. You can only use your parents as an excuse until you want to be treated as an adult. I guess It’s time I was an adult. I eat the way I do because I do. It’s hard to change decades of habits but I can. I am bionic. I have a lens implant and two artificial hips. The old ones wore out, taking a whole lot of me with them. But the whole of me isn’t done yet!

To preserve perishables we take precautions and have specific handling for each and every item. It’s really difficult to hold a snowflake in your hand. To preserve it you must be very careful in a below zero place. Even the air will eventually absorb it. To preserve fish you must can, smoke, freeze or cook it. Even then it is still perishable but the length of time it will survive and be edible varies. Milk, meat, fruit, bread, almost everything will eventually turn bad and be inedible – except Twinkies – I think they have a half-life not a best before date. It’s the same with people. There are things I can do to extend my best before date. I will treat myself like fine wine. That way I will last for a very long time and get better as I age. it is called maturing or ripening. I so want to be mature! So how can we do this?

Diet, exercise, dental and mental health care (I like putting these two together because they rhyme), forgive, love, sleep, staying positive, following my instincts and Doctors’ orders. I don’t need long grey hair like mouldy strawberries. My date is not stamped on my bottom so it isn’t here yet. I can set it and re-set it as I go. I want to extend my shelf-life, except I don’t expect to be sitting on a shelf. I like whole idea. Nice metaphor, eh?

Thanks for listening. ;D Diane

~ by 1fatgirlshrinking - Diane Kirby on November 18, 2012.

2 Responses to “You Are A Perishable Item!”

  1. Hmm is anyone else encountering problems with the pictures on this blog loading?
    I’m trying to figure out if its a problem on my end or
    if it’s the blog. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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