My grandmother will blow out 107 candles on her next birthday, and she is an inspiration to many. She is always looking forward, always giving, always sharing, and always planning for tomorrow. She lives as if she is forever young, turning life's stumbling blocks into stepping stones along the way. Read about her at korashouse on the web.
She exemplifies so many virtues - honesty, confidence, belief her in herself, determination. She once told me, when she was 104 years young, that she knew even then that if she competed in the Olympics, she could do just as well as, if not better than, the athletes of today.
She has told me two key ingredients to a long life: being honest with yourself and with others and to exercise every day. Above all, just have fun! Don't sweat the small stuff and learn something new every day. Laugh. Cry. Plan dinner right after lunch. Keep your winter clothes separate from your summer clothes. Never interrupt an intense bridge game. Don't be so particular. Always keep your word. Keep in touch with your family. Work hard and always give more than is expected of you. Keep God in your heart. Travel the world. Kill 'em with kindness. Get an education. Stay with your spouse. Be strict but loving with your kids. Never, ever say, "I'm too old for that." Do what you want to do, not what others expect you to do. On some days, it's okay to eat dessert first. Always take the stairs - you get more exercise that way. Don't slow down - that just ages you. Speak your mind and enjoy the results.
Some folks may think that living over 100 years is a long time. For folks like my grandma, it's merely a good start!
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