Remembering To Be Grateful

6 May

This week Lisa did our taxes and we had some overdue conversations about finances. We are blessed in so many ways. We have very similar sensibilities about money. Spending has never been a source of contention since we are both quite frugal. Our conscious spending and wise investing means we don’t have to worry about our retirement income. We are very blessed and grateful.

Such lovely mornings in Bacalar.

It’s always a challenge to figure out how long we’re going to live. Illness and disability can eat up savings and death can cut off pensions and diminish social security. Living in Mexico has been a blessing for us. Our house is paid for and expenses are low.

The view that reduces stress.

We have been working on improving our health through eating plant-based and cutting out salt, sugar and oil. My blood pressure is such that I’ve halved my medication and am close to being able to cut it out all together. My cholesterol is lower than it’s ever been.

In my second year of weight training.

I am so grateful to Lisa. For years we have eaten very differently. Her recent willingness to explore a plant-based diet has been a huge help. From what I’ve read eating predominantly fruits and vegetables reduces inflammation and is the way to go. At this rate, we could all live vibrantly to 100 and beyond.


5 Responses to “Remembering To Be Grateful”

  1. Jack Scott May 8, 2023 at 4:28 am #

    Wishing us all long and healthy lives 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ellen May 9, 2023 at 7:50 pm #

    Such a great post. ❤️❤️ you and Lisa.


  3. Emilie May 14, 2023 at 3:58 am #

    I’d like to do more of a plant-based diet but my willpower is terrible. I live alone so don’t have someone there to cheer me on or do it with me.
    Plus, now I’m on this road trip. So many new tastes out there!
    When I eat out, I try to make myself have a big salad at least. And mostly I’m successful with that.

    Liked by 1 person

    • afish25 May 14, 2023 at 8:35 am #

      It’s a process. I’d recommend reading The Pleasure Trap for information and inspiration. Most people aren’t motivated until there’s a health crisis. Don’t wait. ❤️

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