Motivational Monday-You’re Still Here!
When I turned 50 many years ago, I thought “That’s it. My life is over.” Why bother with pedicures anymore? Who cares about grey hair?
Some people have this feeling when they turn 40 or other milestones. For me, it was at 50.
But then I read a book by Joan Rivers that came out that same year...Don’t Count the Candles: Just Keep the Fire Lit. It was exactly what I needed. That very funny lady kept going until her death and I wish she were still alive so I could give her a big hug.
You and I have met people who seem to give up when they reach a certain age...they have no desire to learn anything about technology or try anything new. They turn themselves into “old” long before the expiration date.
I don’t want to be that person.
We have a good friend I’ve written about many times. Vic is maybe 75 now (I’ve lost count) and if you met him you might guess that he was a lot younger. Vic was shot in the back in the jungles of Vietnam and had to play "dead" while the Viet Cong had their lunch only a few feet away.
He stays active and could run circles around many men half his age.
Vic recently sold his condo on the beach and bought a home and just finished renovating it! And knowing him, he had his hands and input in everything!
The other day he texted that he’d written an article about his M60 that he carried in Vietnam and submitted it to Vietnam magazine. It was accepted!
As he said “You never know where life will take you. Just keep going”
And isn’t that the truth? It’s been just over 20 years since I thought “Well that’s it” and yes, I’m still here. Still getting pedicures and making sure those greys stay hidden.
Whatever your age is, God willing, you will continue to grow older with each passing day. Just don’t let yourself get old. Get out there this week and do something the 30-year-old you would never have done!
You can't help getting older, but you don't have to get old. George Burns
Age is not important unless you're a cheese. Helen Hayes
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young. Henry Ford
No one can avoid aging, but aging productively is something else. Katharine Graham