When I start thanking God for blessings every day, I don’t begin with my two favorites, because they’re material things.

But I should, because my happy life revolves around two household items I appreciate and prize.

Cathy Gillentine is a Daily News columnist. She may be reached at cathy.gillentine@comcast.net.

(6) comments

Don Schlessinger

They have electric recliners these days. Takes all the sweat out of getting out of one.

Michael Jozwiak

If your 'exercise program' solely involves the lever on a recliner and buttons on a TV remote, your column is a disservice to seniors. Experts across the medical community specifically recommend the benefits of activity for us older folks; I'm 70 now. Aside from instructions for healthy eating, activity promotes bone health, balance issues, skin and muscle tone, mild weight control, and circulation. Last year I purchased a 'fit bit' -- one of those wristwatch things that monitors heart beat, steps walked, stairs climbed, and some things I still don't understand. Walking for me is my prime activity, and I glory when I hit 4,000 to 6,000 steps each day. Plus, that motivation enables me to get out and stroll parts of this beautiful island, the interior parks, great neighborhoods, the tourist attractions I've not done in years, and, of course the beaches and historic shopping areas. Well, if you're content being a dent in the cushion of your recliner, flipping a footrest, and punching buttons on the remote, fine, but don't praise that for everyone.

George Croix

Cathy didn't say that was her only exercise....

Bailey Jones

I won't own a recliner because I know it's the one chair I won't be getting out of. And there's no room for my two french bulldogs.

Jarvis Buckley

Cathy loved your article . Hit close to home. I have an electric recliner. My two miniature schnauzers & I love it .
I have curl bars I work with daily & my sweet wife & I walk our Pups for about 30 minutes every day. I must say it sure makes that recliner feel good after a brisk walk. Please check on a electric recliner. You will love it.
I know as a past news reporter you have put Ina many mile chasing a story. I look so forward to reading your down life's highway story's .
I'm glad your doing well keep up the
good storys.

Jarvis Buckley

Michael you must be new to the Island. Ms. Cathy is a Jewel. Has great storys. Beautiful lady lived a full life with loving family.
If she has a fault & im not at all saying she does. She may leans little to far left on politics at times😀.
But she is a great lady & im sure you will learn to love her down home articles.

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