Did you ever notice how some people just have "it"? They are smart, interesting and have a great sense of humor. They're the ones who are attractive, accomplished AND humble. I have a friend like that and he just celebrated his 99th birthday. Yep, NINETY-NINE big ones! But, if you didn't know better, you'd swear he was only 79.
We're great friends and have been for years. We talk at least once a week and have lunch every other week. It's hard to get on his busy schedule so I plan ahead and always make a date, on our date, for our next date.
When we're together, I secretly study him to try and figure out what his secret to "it" is and in doing so, wonder how the heck I can get "it" too.
His memory is better then mine ever was. He swims every day and travels extensively. And yes, he dates, a lot-- some pretty hot ladies who fall into the "80 is the new 70" category I might add.
I think his secret to aging is to always keep his mind busy. We've all heard that before. But how many of you know a 99 year old who's a whiz on the computer, attends 4-5 evening music concerts a week, sits on the Board of Directors to multiple major organizations, attends a variety of lectures each month AND has a great family life? I'm telling you, this guy is way beyond Suduko! He is serious about staying active, alert and loving life.
Today I discovered a new wrinkle and started to feel sorry for myself. But I thought of my cool, older gentleman friend and turned off the magnifying mirror, turned on some classical music (his fave) and danced around the room. Then, I attempted the New York Times Crossword Puzzle-- in ink!
What's your secret to staying young?
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