I don’t take for granted all the wisdom and inspiration I get from some of the people I meet in life. While others call you names and talk ill of you, others are there to encourage you and urge you on.
With permission from one of my elderly friends, lemmi talk about why we should not sit and whine…
She is turning 75 very soon and she is as active as a 30 year old. She does what many people won’t do even in their 20’s.
She drives very long distances, she has a beautiful garden with all these wonderful herbs and vegetables (she waters her garden). She does field work as well as office work.
In all the years I have known her, she has broken her back thrice, her ankle, her wrist, shoulder and knee surgeries. (How can one body take all that?). I ask her how she does it. We laugh about it so much. Then recently she was told she had cancer of the stomach, it broke my heart but then after tests and a major surgery to remove part of her stomach, she was told it would not spread….whoop whoop!!!!
All this time, she was doing volunteer canceling at the hospital and also some beautiful embroidery.
When she was discharged she was up and about and back to what she does best….HELPING PEOPLE….CHEERFULLY!!
When she speaks, I listen and listen….
…So I told her she needs to encourage all the young people who give up after they face challenges….She does it (encouragement) so easily. One thing she encouraged me to always do is to PRAY. To Do what I can with the time that I have been given. 🙆
Honestly, she oozes wisdom and just by looking at her you can be challenged to up your game. She always walks fast and when she is walking slowly, she is in quiet mode in prayer.
1. draw my inspiration from people who take time to also value others and themselves.
2: Age is not a limit. You are your own limit.
3: Enjoy what you do!!
4: Friendship is not about age. It’s about those people who tag your heart in a good way.
5: Laughter is indeed medicine. Trust me!!
6: Exercise by reaching out to help those around you.
I am rich in my heart. I look forward to draw wisdom from the experiences I encounter and people I meet and places I go to and from the days as they come.