Weak and Strong

Have you ever written a letter of complaint to a company ?

I was growing frustrated trying to remove the lid of my favourite bottle of healthy grape juice.

It was difficult ! I decided that the fault must lie with the grape juice manufacturer ; they must be putting the lids on too tight now…

And so, I started mentally composing my letter of complaint.

However, as a researcher, my training tells me to consider all possibilities.

I thought that perhaps my hand grip strength was getting weaker, and when I tested this hypothesis using a small dynamometer I purchased, I found that my grip strength was now ‘below average’. ( grip strength tables are available online).

Luckily, also available online, are dozens of strategies and devices available, all designed to maintain and strengthen grip strength.

As we age, over-all body strength tends to decline, but, as we become aware of this, healthy exercise can help us maintain fitness.

As we grow older, the Lord seems to stay closer to us, as we seek continued fellowship with Him. When we are vulnerable, He proves to us that we can rely on his comfort, assistance and strength.

Fortunately, technology today is greatly helpful with the challenges that time can bring.

I started a training program to strengthen my hands and arms.

I am happy that my current grip strength is now ‘above average’

I have also ordered an electric jar opener on line.

‘For when I am weak, then I am strong’

(2 Corinthians 12:10)

Photo of dynamometer by Sally

35 thoughts on “Weak and Strong

  1. I like your research minded thinking, Sally! Whenever a possible complaint arises, make sure you look into all the details BEFORE you take action. This is such good advice! It’s also comforting to know there are almost always strategies to restore most (if not all) of what we have lost. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, David ! This is also a good strategy for administrators, like you, for as we know, there are usually two sides ( or maybe even more) to every story. βš˜πŸ€—

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      1. I like that ! ‘Urgency does not always mean emergency’.
        This is why I am slow moving, and laid-back. πŸ€—
        Most situations, thankfully, are not emergencies. ⚘🌼

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  2. Had to smile Sally, because I think of my mother in law who needs things opened before my husband leaves from a visit.I think the manufacturers are making things harder to open as my niece is young and she struggles with this. Loved to see you think first before moving forward in a situation, something I lack at times. Be Blessed Always.

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      1. Not a bad idea to write them Sally, as I too thought to do the same. I said to my husband when we are struggling to open something I’m thankful we can open things for your Mom or she would go without some of her favorite things and said there has to be others who think things are opening harder these days and here you are. Stay strong.

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  3. I also want to write to WP and every other publisher to stop shrinking the typeset. They even do it on MY computer! And there must be a plot afoot to make us wait longer in lines, like at the DMV or for voting; used to be no problem at all, but now I get tired standing there! And the only thing I seem to be able to hear is the thump/thump of the kid’s bass in his car because speakers are being made softer and quieter! It’s a conspiracy I tell you, to keep us old folks uninformed and with unopened jars of jam! πŸ˜‚

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  4. Opening jars of any kind has become the bane of my existence. I love your attitude and this post. I think I will now go online to purchase the electric jar opener. The rubber grippy thingy is no longer enough and I have carpral tunnel in my wrist. Thanks for this, Sally. πŸ™‚ Wishing you strength and blessings.

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    1. Thanks, Carol.
      I noticed lots of different kinds of openers offered online , and hopefully the one I ordered will be helpful.
      I appreciate your kind wishes very much. πŸ€—βš˜

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      1. You’re most welcome! and for the follower who mentioned the small font size there is an easy fix – press down the ctrl key on the keyboard while holding the + symbol at the same time, this will enlarge the font size and make for easier reading….my tip for the day. πŸ™‚

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  5. For a couple years I’ve humbled myself to have “opener helpers” handy. This male didn’t like to acknowledge the reality of 2 Cor 4:16 on aging. :-O

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  6. Ok…if you have a jar, try putting a rubber and around it. My doctor said it’s not the hand strength sometimes, it’s not being able to grip properly. Putting a rubber band gives you extra leverage

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    1. Hi Marla. My dad had a hand gripping invention too !
      The dynamometer, pictured in my post, is a gadget I got that measures grip strength.
      πŸŒ·πŸŒΌπŸ€— God looks after us at every stage of life.
      He is so good, all the time, and He asks us to abide in His love.

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