Although the topic is 'Benefits and finances', this post is a different kind of benefit. Not much in the ways of being payed money but more in the way that a natural source is a benefit for me :).
Yesterday I was on a sandy beach. I hadn't been on a sandy beach in yonks and it is testing on the old balance.
I took my shoes and socks off and let the sand get in between my toes as well :).
I didn't make any sand castles though.... Forgot the bucket and spade :).
Anyway, I found a piece of driftwood and I was, for my time on the beach, going to use the wood as a cane.
I was talking to Angela not long ago about using a stick and I said that I had tried one out years ago but I found it didn't really offer help.
I think I used to put some of my weight on the stick and therefore from me holding the stick, it could sway side to side kind of like my actual walking balance :).
But Angela mentioned about maybe using a stick just to hold or to graze gently over the ground could help.
This time around, I felt the driftwood was helping. Over the years, I think my left leg gets a bit worn out because of my balance issues but I think the new cane could help relieve a bit of stress.
I did feel like I was Skeletor from the film 'Masters of the universe' with the stick and I also felt rather debonaire too :).
Another thought, I also felt like Gandalf from the'Lord of the rings' and 'The Hobbit' films.
"YOU, SHALL NOT, PASS!!"
So, I have now adopted this piece of driftwood.
The best things in life are free :).