Motivational Monday...Staying Young

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Motivational Monday...Staying Young

 

When I moved back to Houston, I finally had the pleasure of meeting my friend’s mother who had just turned 100 years young. 

 

Cretora could run circles around most of us. After having lunch with her and my friend/her daughter, she told us her schedule for the remainder of the day.

 

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Whew! She had a board meeting for the facility she lives in, another meeting for the entertainment panel that she chairs, bingo, and her book club meeting...all before dinner!

 

Before her birthday she was in a fashion show that her home had!  Everyone at Chico’s knows her! She is always reading or painting when she is not out and about running errands with her daughter. 

 

Her son-in-law is no slouch either. Ron is 75ish and drives about 2 hours each way twice a week to volunteer at the prison there as a chaplain.  

 

One of our members here continues to work for her team handling all of the marketing for them. She continues to work out and mentors others so that they can enjoy the healthy lifestyle she now has. (You know who I’m talking about!!! BT)

 

I’ll be hitting a certain number this year that hardly seems possible for me because I feel at least 25-30 years younger. Most of us here by virtue of the fact that we’re here doing what we do are, in my mind, way ahead of the staying young game. 

 

Find a reason to get up...get out and do...exercise your muscles and that includes the one in your head...smile and laugh every day...have people in your life. 

 

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There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. Sophia Loren

 

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Hi Kathy... I firmly believe, age is just a number and that you are as young as you believe you are... in my head I'm only 35.

Aug 12, 2019 04:24 AM #4
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Donald Urschalitz
One World Realty Inc. - Jupiter, FL
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so well put, everday should be a day to make sure your body and mind are in the best possible condition as soon as you wake up.

Aug 12, 2019 04:34 AM #5
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Kathy. The move back to Chicago helped me stay young. My son thinks I am his older brother and I can’t really keep up but I keep trying. We are on the same timeline I think! Enjoy your day 

Aug 12, 2019 04:52 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
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Good morning Kathy. I think age is just something that helps us mark moments.

Aug 12, 2019 05:19 AM #7
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Roy Kelley
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Good Monday morning, Kathy. Have a great day and an outstanding week.

I could use a dip in the fountain of youth.

Aug 12, 2019 05:42 AM #8
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Lottie Kendall
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My knees might argue with me, but I refuse to accept that I'm not staying young. 

Aug 12, 2019 07:31 AM #9
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Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
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You are only as old as you feel and staying active keeps things working, I am definitely on the BT plan for a long and active life!

Aug 12, 2019 07:35 AM #10
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
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Hi Kathy Streib,

Now that was very motivational.  Every older person I know stays active and your post demonstrates that. 

Aug 12, 2019 08:31 AM #11
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Will Hamm
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Happy Monday Kathy,  She knows the key  and that is to keep busy and enjoy life.  Good for her.

 

Aug 12, 2019 08:51 AM #12
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Kathy,

I love the Sophia Loren quote, it has always been a favorite of mine.  Wishing you a wonderful birth month...A

Aug 12, 2019 08:55 AM #13
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Kathy staying busing keeps us young!!!  100 does not seem that old any more ..... LOL

Aug 12, 2019 09:18 AM #14
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Gwen Banta
Sotheby's International Realty - Los Angeles, CA

Kathy, thank you for the reminder that we all need to “get out and do.” I’ve spent a lifetime feeling guilty when not working, but I need to change my attitude. Relaxation is a gif!

Aug 12, 2019 10:43 AM #15
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Love this one Kathy!  Some of our retired clients are busier now than then ever before! Just trying to book a lunch with them isn't easy when it's booked around all the stuff they are involved in.  And that is fantastic!!!  For once I seem like the slouch (ok not really as I'm still the energizer banana)!!!

Aug 12, 2019 11:10 AM #16
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Michael Jacobs We are definitely not our parents when it comes to our ages. And the birthday countdown is something I'm hoping will just pass by quietly like a large ship on the ocean. 

Barbara Todaro I love seeing people my age and older engaged in today's technology and outdoors exercising every day. 

Aug 12, 2019 12:47 PM #17
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Kathy Streib
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Hi Robin Wells you're so right, it's so important to keep moving and to not blame our age for not doing things. 

Nina Hollander that's about what my head says as well!!!

Donald Urschalitz it's one of the reasons why I loved seeing people of all ages out at the beach jogging or walking and enjoying life. 

Aug 12, 2019 12:50 PM #18
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Kathy Streib - Whatever your friend's mother has, I wish it could be bottled. I think her energy could change the world. You were lucky to meet her and I enjoyed reading about her. 

You're having a birthday! Always remember to your family and friends you will always be young. Continue to be the wonderful you, you are!

Aug 12, 2019 02:23 PM #19
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Joan Cox
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Kathy, that woman knows staying busy and keeping her mind busy WILL keep her young.  It's working! 

Aug 12, 2019 03:50 PM #20
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
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It's wonderful to observe centenarians who are still active and experiencing relatively good health.  A couple years ago, I attended a function, where I witnessed a 100 year old lady, who was helping in the kitchen, and then actually danced after dinner.  She would have made most 70 year old envious!

Aug 12, 2019 07:00 PM #21
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James Dray
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Morning Kathy.

Our middle aged son stayed with me after the game Sunday to see what his old dad did.  Well, I can say he was one worn out puppy by the time he got home.  The old man still has it.  

Aug 13, 2019 02:16 AM #22
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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She is truly a shining example of "age is just a number" !

Aug 13, 2019 05:00 AM #23
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