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Body Goals

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My friend made fifty today and I sent her a birthday message. It was one line and all I wrote was “overdo it”. It took a while before she saw it; I was waiting on her to respond for I knew she would get all filled with consternation.
About an hour later she answered, “thank you but really? Overdo? What? The only over you should be talking about is an overhaul. This body tired. I cannot imagine 60.”

Okay,” I responded, a smile on my lips, “overdo, then overhaul.

She did not continue the conversation. She left me on read.

I did not expect a different response from her, though I wish she had replied differently.

This body is amazing. It works with you and for you. You just have to ask it what it needs and it answers.

Treat it right. Listen to it.

One morning you might hear the whisper, “We can overdo today. Let’s have some fun. The overhaul is done.

© Ilis Trudie Palmer
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Ilis Trudie Palmer

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