Earlier this year, my youngest daughter urged everyone in the family to enter The President’s Challenge program, in which points are earned for various kinds of physical activities. Since I’ll be 78 later this month, my activities were limited to light gardening, housework and walking, but I was the first one in the group to get 20,000 points. Just hitting the goal would have been satisfying enough, but my daughter had been keeping track of my progress and had ordered the official certificate, pin and bronze medal for me.
I told my daughter it was appropriate that I was wearing my apron when I received the award because an awful lot of the points were earned while I had one on. This was fun and now I’m aiming toward the silver medal.