Monday, July 31, 2017
Recently I enjoyed watching a video of a 102-year-old gentleman go skydiving, he did not walk well and had to have help. He could have said "I'm to old" and "I can't...I can't..." but he went and DID AND BROKE A RECORD!
I'm 92 so I have a few years to beat that :-) but if I am given those years...Watch out here I come!
It's so easy to stay in our comfort zone, just sitting. Not only not exercising the body but not stretching the mind, not bothering to learn anything new. Not sharpening nor increasing whatever skills we may have.
It has been said that "it is not the years in our lives that matter, but the life in our years"...How true that is.
We should find our passion; always keep it growing, keep it moving forward...
Keep stretching into life.
There is so much to see, so much to experience, so much to enjoy, it is a wonderful world we live in. This photo was taken when I was visiting my daughter in Arizona last year, a cool place I did my stretches one day. There is an underground river that flows for over 100 miles under the Arizona desert. Just outside Phoenix, it comes above ground and all these wonderful trees and grass grow up around it, making a beautiful green oasis in the middle of the desert. If you don't know where it is, you will drive right by. But .. stop.. take a look and you will be awed.
Be awed! Be amazed! And always keep growing and learning. This also got me thinking about what I'd read: People only use 11% of their brain...Really? Hmm...
Photo: Hassayampa River Preserve
Ieda Jónasdóttir Herman is an author and motivational speaker based out of Illinois. At the age of 88, she wrote and published her first book, a memoir of growing up in Iceland. She has since published two fiction works for children. Following a stroke in 2016, she had dedicated her time to education of stroke awareness and encouraging seniors to become more active in life.