Here you will find my daily journal of small stones and inspiration!
|30D Blogging Challenge
OK. Time to get serious. Tell us your opinion and how you escape age's affect on you - physical, mental, perception. By the latter I mean how others expect you to act because of your age. Can the fun-loving kid in you still get out or can you control your inner child. Or talk about staying healthy in hopes of living longer, better - Blue Zone
I have seen too many people act their age and die as old withered men and women. I have seen young vibrant people stricken with disease die fighting. You need to live your life as you can. Stay young as long as you can, chase butterflies and climb trees, because one day you will look back and not be able to. Play in the leaves with the younger generation, they will remember it for years to come. Don't hang out with the old folks, hang with the generation younger, it will keep you young and the younger folks won;t mind you hanging with them as long as you are 'cool'.
My mother-in-law is 71 and can barely walk and gets winded at the sight of exercise. She sits in the house and moans about the weather, too hot in the summer, too cold in the winter. She rarely goes outside and stays in her temperature controlled house. Why should she care if it is hot or cold outside? She just complains and makes it tough for the rest of us. I TRY to ignore her! My cousin's husband is 72, he raises turkeys and drives the seniors around in a bus. He LIVES life and enjoys every minute of it! I enjoy hanging with him because his happiness is contagious! My brother is in his sixties, he is a fireman who just so happens to have Multiple Myeloma cancer. This past year he received his second stem cell transplant. I went to visit him shortly after he came home from the hospital. We sat on his front porch and he heard the fire whistle blow, grabbed the scanned and listened to the call. It took a while for the department to respond and I could tell he was itching to go to the call. He couldn't then, he can now! HE LIVES life!
Can you see the difference? I can! I want to live each day like it is my last. Smelling the flowers, playing in the leaves, taking the time to enjoy! Don't you?