I am fortunate to live in a community where neighbors actually know HOW to be good neighbors. We do not all attend the same church, but we all believe in the same God. My neighbors share the fruits of the harvest… and another shares his garage and tools, enabling my sweetheart to repair the brakes on another’s car out of the hot Florida sun and the afternoon rain storms. Our neighbors “have our backs”.
While we have been away from home during this past month (for the Parkinson’s clinical trial)… we felt comfortable knowing our neighbors and friends would provide care for our pets, and having been given access to our home, in our absence, some even opted to paint some of our walls, in a very professional manner… (asking permission first, of course.) 🙂
We have the absolute best HOA in the world. They ask for (an optional yearly fee of $35.) Some of the things I am aware of: They hold fund raisers, collect recyclables, loan tables, award scholarships to High school Seniors and have a monthly newsletter. We have not attended their meetings, because they are at the same time as our commitment for Temple service in Orlando. Despite our lack of participation, we continue to feel accepted and included.
When an outside evil crept in, breaking into cars, neighbors called to check on each other. And for the safety of all, they worked to have broken street lights repaired.
This week, I was invited to join with other women in our community for their Tuesday swim. They rotate, gathering at various pools each Tuesday. I needed to decline, 😦 because Tuesday happens to be the other day of the week John & I are regularly gone between 10 am and 6:30 pm.
BUT.. yesterday… I thought … perhaps we could find some of our neighbors who might be interested in meeting regularly on another day of the week to attend a Qigong class if I volunteered to lead it.
I tried Yoga, but I found the poses were to harsh for me. But this works for me. Take a look. AND try it.
Tai Chi Qigong Shibashi Set 1 – This qigong is one of the most popular in the world and is designed to balance qi flow. It is an effective and easy-to-learn routine which synchronizes gentle movements with deep breathing.
Do you think I will get any takers? The link below is a 24 minute routine I enjoy doing. The recommendation is to only learn three motions on the first time… and adding on three more in your next session. At that rate, it would require 6 sessions to learn the entire routine.